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How to Choose Cheap Memory Foam Beds doralpuertoricofacts

So, you are interested in buying a memory foam mattress or bed, but are unsure about where to start shopping. Chances are that you have already sampled a few different memory foam mattresses and maybe even had a nap on one, but the price tag you see in the local furniture store makes you cringe. Memory foam can be an expensive material, and there are plenty of mattress manufacturers that will sell you one at a price up in the four digits. Nonetheless, if you know where to look and what to look for, you can still find some cheap memory foam beds and mattresses that will feel great when you sleep on them and still last you for a very long time.

Be aware that cheap memory foam mattresses and beds are very appealing due to the benefits that memory foam possesses. However, cheap will often mean that less of the memory foam material is actually used in the product, limiting the effects and the benefits that you’d expect. Here are some shopping tips to help you weed out the poor memory foam beds on sale.

Pay Attention to the Manufacturer

There are many different companies and manufacturers retailing memory foam products, and each of them are likely marketing themselves to you as the best thing out there. Tempurpedic might be the first option to look into, especially as they are considered to be one of the founders of elastic foam mattresses. However, there are plenty of other manufacturers that offer similar mattresses without the hefty price tag you tend to see associated with a Tempurpedic product.

A good way to find a reliable manufacturer is to read customer reviews, ratings and comparisons built around furniture products. You can find a wealth of information from several places online that will help to give you a clear idea about the mattress brand that would offer you the most for the lowest price available. At the same time, although you might not want to spend a fortune on a brand new mattress, chances are that you do not want to sacrifice quality. This is why you should know a thing or two about memory foam and how it works.

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HOME / BRIGHT IDEAS: HOLIDAY DECORATING TIPS FROM ATLANTA PROS

Whether you’re throwing a fancy holiday party or having a casual celebration with family and friends, chances are your home could use a festive face-lift. Target spaces where visitors tend to congregate: the living room, kitchen, dining room and family room. Don’t forget the powder room — a common stop for most guests. Since shopping, baking and gift wrapping top most people’s “to do” lists, four metro Atlanta interior designers offer spruce-up-the-house tips that don’t require a lot of time or money.

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Cynthia Florence, owner, Cynthia Florence Interiors (e-mail: cflorenc@bellsouth.net)

“The mantel and the living room are usually the first thing people see when they come in. They set the tone for the whole ambience in the house,” Florence says. “Stay with one scheme to create harmony. If there’s too much going on, your eyes go from one thing to another, and it’s too busy. It just causes chaos.”

 

Pick a theme and color scheme that complements furnishings. Don’t be afraid to incorporate nontraditional holiday colors, such as bronze and copper. Lime green, orange, purple and pink are also hot.

Choose a focal point, such as the mantel, and decorate around it. Framed art above a mantel doesn’t have to be removed; drape garland around the top of the frame.

The sight, smell and feel of the holidays can be created by using candles, fresh greenery and a cozy throw. Accent pillows also warm up a room and add to the decor. Adorn coffee and sofa tables with floral arrangements and potpourri.

Less is more. Use a few striking festive items, and pare down the knickknacks. “People are going toward more elegant decorations than the cutesy stuff,” Florence says.

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