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Your Guide to Sectionals and Sofas

Are you ready to make an investment in your home and family with a new sofa or sectional? Here’s everything you need to know to create the perfect living room seating arrangement that the whole family will love.

Sofa vs. Sectional: Which One is Right for You?

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How to Choose Colors: Design Tips

Choosing the perfect color scheme for your home can feel a bit daunting. Our tips and tricks will demystify the process and help you create a well-balanced reflection of your personal style.

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Now Under One Roof: Hafers and Spaces

Hafers Home Furnishings, Inc. and Spaces Design Group are both family-owned businesses. Hafers has been furnishing the Valley since 1956 and is adding more services for their customers.

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Common Design Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them!)

Interior design can be a creative and inspiring process (think bringing your Pinterest dreams to life!), and it can also be filled with frustration and headaches. Before you start your next project, here’s how to avoid the most common design mistakes and create the home of your dreams.

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How to Care for Wood Furniture

Quality wood furniture is an investment in your home. Our tips on caring for wood furniture will help you tackle dust, fingerprints, water spots, and light scratches to ensure that your wood furnishings remain beautiful for years to come.

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Upholstery Cleaning: How to Care for Fabric and Leather Furniture

If you’ve ever dealt with dust, dirt, or stains on your fabric and leather furniture, you know cleaning furniture and fighting stains can be a chore. Our tips on caring for fabric and leather furniture will help you tackle those tough cleaning jobs and keep your home furnishings looking great for years to come.

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Design Tips: How to Choose a Sofa

Your sofa is one of the most important investments you’ll make for your home and your family. Our tips on how to choose the right sofa for your space will help you shop smart as you make an investment in your comfort and home.

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Flexsteel: America’s Seating Specialist

Growing from a small factory in Minneapolis to a leading operation throughout the U.S., Flexsteel carries forward a tradition of quality started over 100 years ago. Founded in 1983 as Rolph & Ball Furniture Company, Flexsteel has specialized in upholstered furniture for more than a century.

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Design Tips: Arranging Your Dining Room Furniture

Whether you’re redecorating your existing dining room, starting from scratch, or simply want to rearrange your furniture for a fresh new look, planning the right furniture layout is the first step. No matter the size or configuration of your space, create a warm and inviting dining room for your family and guests with our design tips.

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Design Tips: Arranging Your Living Room Furniture

For many families, the living room is the heart of the home, the place where the whole family gathers to relax, and the space to entertain friends and guests. Create a welcoming and comfortable space that everyone can enjoy with a few basic design principles.

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Hi Laurie, Yes, the sectional is from our Flexsteel line. We can't quote pricing online but if you come into the store (or call us... Read More
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Design Tips: Arranging Your Bedroom Furniture

Planning a bedroom layout is the first step to creating your ideal room. No matter the size or shape of your bedroom, a few basic design principles will help you create a bedroom you love.

Full-Size Master Bedroom
In a full-size master bedroom with high ceilings and plenty of space, select a tall and substantial headboard. For a classic bedroom layout, center your bed on the wall, flanked with bedside tables or nightstands and lamps.

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Feng Shui: Bring Harmony to Your Home

Feng shui is the art of designing with intention to create a harmonious home filled with positive energy. The energy of your space can influence your mental, emotional, and physical well-being. By implementing a few simple changes, you can shift the energy of your space to make every room feel balanced and calm.

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How to Shop for Furniture

Choosing the right furniture is an investment in your lifestyle, comfort, and home. Shop smart, save time, and find pieces that will work in your space with our furniture shopping tips.

Know your dimensions
Before you start shopping, measure your available space, including the height of the items already in the room (if you plan to shop for a new sofa, measure the height of your coffee table and side tables). Once you know your dimensions, bring a measuring tape with you to ensure that the piece you fall in love with will fit comfortably in your space (design tip: mark off the dimensions of the piece with painter’s tape to see how the size will work in the room).

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How to Arrange Your Furniture: Design Tips

Your furniture layout can instantly change the feel of your home and maximize your space. Transform your house into a place you love with our home furniture layout ideas for your living room, dining room, and bedroom.

Living Room Layouts
Arrange furniture in your living room to take advantage of a central focal point. Whether it’s a bank of windows, a large piece of artwork, or a beautiful fireplace, orient your sofa and chairs to face the view.

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Celebrating America’s Furniture Heritage

At Hafers Home Furnishings, we’re committed to the finest quality furniture. We’re proud to support the American companies designing furniture built to last for your home and your family.

La-Z-Boy
Based in Monroe, Michigan for over 85 years, La-Z-Boy has a rich history of providing American-made furniture, beginning with the world’s first recliner in 1928. From luxury lift power recliners to reclining sofas and couches, La-Z-Boy offers high quality comfort for every room in your home.

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Sleek and Stylish Power Motion Furniture

Today’s power motion furniture designs are the perfect blend of function and luxury. With styles ranging from traditional and classic to contemporary and modern, the new wave of power motion recliners, loveseats, sofas, and sectionals are comfortable and functional, making motion furniture a perfect choice for any room in your home.

Design details
With stylish design elements such as square button tufting, nailhead trim, sleek top-grain leathers, and premium fabrics, many motion pieces offer a high end look paired with the latest in comfort technology. Whether you’re relaxing with a good book or watching the big game, supportive and plush cushions provide exceptional comfort as you glide from upright to fully reclined with the touch of a button.

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Make the Most of Your Home

Your home is a haven and creating an inviting, welcoming space begins with your lifestyle. To establish a well-thought-out design that reflects your values and accommodates your needs, focus on how each room functions for the way you live.

Start with purpose
Give each area of your home a purpose. Planning a specific function and feel for every room simplifies the design process and helps you make furnishing decisions based on the setting you want to create: a formal dining room for entertaining, a casual entertainment space for teens, a relaxed living room for the entire family to gather, or anything in between.

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Space Planning for Your Home

Whether you’re ready to move into a new home or refreshing your current home, space planning is an important part of the design process. Your home is more than just a place you live. Your home reflects your lifestyle and a well-designed area begins with defining how you use each space.

Do you host a weekly book club or is your home the gathering space for the neighborhood teens? Do you have a haven for holiday celebrations or a place to host out-of-town guests? Thinking through how you use your home from day-to-day and throughout the year will help you identify any design challenges in your current space and create solutions to best use the area you have.

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Furnish Your Home for Fall

The kids are back to school, football season is here, and holiday gatherings are just a few weeks away. Our furnishing ideas will guide you as you reset your home with a fresh new look for the season.

Living Room Lounging
Ease into cooler autumn days with a cozy sofa where your family can lounge and relax. A high-quality leather or upholstered sofa with strong seat support and comfortable cushions becomes the focal point of your living room. Quality fabrics come in unlimited colors and patterns, offering your furniture a soft and warm finish. For a rich appearance, durable top-grain leathers come in a variety of colors to complement your decor.

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Back to School: Create a Study Space for Your Child

Back to school means it’s time to rethink the study area. If you want to encourage your children to enjoy reading and their studies, give them a desk and chair of their very own in the bedroom. A study space that’s just their size offers them a comfortable and functional space to thrive.

Think Space
Before you select a desk for their bedroom or designated study area, consider the space available to be sure the desk and accessories are the right size. Replacing an existing desk for something more functional? Measure its dimensions first to help you narrow your search to a new desk that will closely match its size.

If you’re transforming a bedroom into a combined sleep and study area, measure the space you have available, and take into account additional space for a bookcase or desk hutch for extra storage. To free up floor space, bunk beds with a built-in study area and shelving can help your kids stay organized and clutter-free.

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How to Choose Quality Furniture

If you’re in the process of choosing new furniture for your home, you’ll want to go beyond appearance. Quality goes much deeper than external characteristics—what lies inside determines the real quality of your new sofa or hardwood dresser. Our tips on choosing quality furniture will help you find pieces built to last.

Wood Furniture
When it comes to solid hardwood furniture like an entertainment center or dining set, pay attention to the construction. Joint construction is the main characteristic of quality wood furniture, so check for dovetail joints, reinforcing corner blocks, and wooden dowels or screws.

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How to Choose the Perfect Recliner for Him

There’s nothing Dad loves more than kicking back in a comfortable chair on a Sunday afternoon or at the end of a long day. Finding a recliner that’s a good fit for him and his lounging needs is simple with our tips.

Think Comfort
When it comes to recliners, comfort is key. You’ll want to select a recliner that offers total body and lumbar support, with a headrest that will cushion his head and neck. Look for a chair with a deep comfortable seat and plush cushioned back, and test the footrest to make sure that it’s comfortable and easy to adjust when he puts his feet up.

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4 Tips for Choosing Youth Furniture

A room without proper furniture is not complete. Whether it is a living room, drawing room, or any other, the perfect and suitable furniture is essential, and that furniture will be decided upon depending on the usage, activities, available space, and location (ground floor or upstairs) of the room. The personal room or bedroom is of absolute importance as the best place of private sanctuary, especially in the case of a child’s or teenager’s room. A proper environment, availability, and provision of resources and facilities not only helps them keeping their dreams but it also helps in their grooming, better mental development, and training for how to live a good life independently. The furniture for a child’s room is the important portion of this approach and as such, it is necessary to decide the furniture for their rooms with serious attention and care.

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