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Bench Warmer

Bench Warmer

Cornbread, sweet tea, and rocking chairs–all Southern staples. The best memories come from sitting down with new and old friends and family in the comfort of your own home.


If there is one item in which you should invest for your decor, it should be whatever seating will receive the most volume of people (i.e. sofa, two recliners, futons, etc.). There are plenty of free, online style guides that will advise you by plugging the measurements of your room into the search engine and spitting out potential floor plans. Some of these can be difficult to navigate, especially when it dives into the three-dimensional replicas and recommendations of flooring, but these helpful guides can give you the tools to figure out your options and limitations. However, when it comes down to how much to spend, where to buy, and what fabric/color would work best, it can become a bit more overwhelming in person. So take a seat! Here at Penàge, we know how to work a room that will make those memories last forever.


The first step is to do research; Leafing through home design magazines helps narrow down your taste and generates interest in certain arrangements of pieces you’ll love. You can group furniture together in combinations that allow for the focus to be on the people, on the entertainment center, on the art displayed, or on the surrounding views. Grouping threes is often a trick used in arranging furniture and art. And a tip mentioned in one of our previous blogs is to choose a mixture of seating that does and doesn’t have exposed legs, to change the tone of the room to be more casual and warm, or more formal.


Does the idea of packing everything in a room to redecorate stress you out? Are you worried about not having enough time in your busy life to stop and fix you home the way you want it? We’re here to help! Redecorating doesn’t have to be an ordeal. Consider it a long-term investment; If the space you’re using right now isn’t what you want it to be, you’re not going to enjoy your time in it, and might not use it as much.  At Penàge, we’re three generations of women from the same family. This means three things right off the bat:


  1. We know three generations of styles to incorporate, from classic to modern and everything in between.
  2. We know as people, wives, mothers, and daughters how to design a room to maximize its potential and ability to make your home life run smoothly.
  3. We are extremely conscious of your time, patience, and money. As Benjamin Franklin once said: “Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.” Now, we can’t guarantee we’ll be out of your hair after three days, but we will do our best to complete the project in the most efficient way possible.


Why not have it all? Take a few days to have us find the right furniture/accessories to attract you to the comfort, style, and function you want. We’re experts in the world of visual design, so you’ll never be in the hot seat with us. Hit the bench, let Penàge be up to bat with your seating accommodations today.

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