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Grilling on the Big Green Egg

You have probably heard of the Big Green Egg, a ceramic, “kamado” style grill that is known for its impressive qualities, including precise temperature control, long lifetime, and most importantly, delicious results! You also may wonder if it lives up to the hype and reputation that it garners. While the verdict may depend on who you ask, at Furniture of Dalton, we believe the Big Green Egg’s impressive results speak for themselves. To help you make your own informed decision, here are a few of the reasons why we love the BGE and a few staff favorite recipes for you to try out this grilling season.


Excellent Heat Control - The Big Green Egg is known for its ability to maintain a consistent temperature for a long period. The ceramic composition allows the BGE to reach impressive temperatures safely and sustain them, making it perfect for cooking a variety of food- not just grilling meat. It can also be used to make pizza, desserts, and side dishes. 


Long Lifetime - Unlike other charcoal grills and electric grills that last 5-10 years at best, the Big Green Egg can last a lifetime when well maintained. Again, thanks to the ceramic composition, the BGE is extremely durable and requires minimal maintenance. Simply cleaning out the charcoal dust and using a protective cover will ensure that your BGE is in good condition for many years to come. 


Better Flavor - Simply put, the food you create on the BGE just tastes better than food cooked on a traditional charcoal or electric grill. Whether you are making burgers or ribs, the smoky flavor infuses the meat for a delicious end product. The ability to regulate the temperature also seals in moisture, ensuring mouth-watering results no matter what you are cooking. 


Here are a few of our staff’s favorite BGE recipes for you to try yourself! Furniture of Dalton has one of the largest Big Green Egg selections in the area, so visit us today to learn more and purchase your BGE or any eggcessories. 



From Rhett:
Beer Can Chicken




You can’t go wrong with a delicious beer can chicken on the Big Green Egg! This recipe is super simple to make with a delicious rub, 5 additional ingredients, and a cook time of around an hour and a half. Simply prep your chicken with the rub, pour half of the beer into a spray bottle along with the apple juice, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. Then place the chicken on top of the beer can on a preheated 350 degree Big Green Egg. Spray the chicken with the mixture and check in occasionally while watching your favorite baseball game, continuing to spray every 15 minutes or so. Once the chicken is done after about 45 minutes to an hour, carefully remove the chicken from the beer can, let it rest for 10 minutes, then enjoy! Pro tip: get a BGE Looflighter to light your grill quickly and with ease! These make great gifts for the griller in your life. 



From Ken:

Baby Back Ribs


Ribs are a classic that is perfect to make on the Big Green Egg. Ken loves this recipe from The BBQ Buddha that has just 7 ingredients and makes for the perfect ribs every single time! Start by lighting your Big Green Egg and using 3-4 chucks of smoking wood which you can get along with all of your other eggcessories at Furniture of Dalton. Next, make sure you have high-quality baby back ribs. Prepare them by trimming away any excess fat and then add a little yellow mustard to help your rub stick. Place the ribs in the Big Green Egg for an hour then check them every hour, spraying them with a mixture of apple sauce, apple cider vinegar, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Bump the temperature up to 250 after 3 hours and check again after 4.5 hours. Once the meat passes the “bend test”, glaze with BBQ sauce and let the ribs sit in the grill for 10 minutes. Then enjoy the most delicious ribs you have ever had! 


A few other notable recipes include grilled pizza, chocolate Kahlua pound cake, and pulled pork baked beans. Visit Furniture of Dalton for more great recipes and to get your own Big Green Egg today!
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Leather Furniture Buying Guide

Leather is a fantastic material choice for furniture for many reasons! Whether you are drawn to the look and feel of natural leather, or you are interested in the durability and cleanability, leather furniture is suitable for all types of households and styles. There are several factors to consider when deciding which leather furniture is best for you. Furniture of Dalton has the largest selection of leather in the South, and we are excited to walk you through all you need to know when purchasing leather furniture.


First, consider the quality and type of leather that you desire. It is important to determine whether your leather furniture needs to stand up to a household of pets and kids, or if you are looking for a living room showpiece that you want to patina and age well over time. This will help influence the particular leather finish that would work best. The highest quality leather, “pure aniline” or “full aniline”, is considered natural, showing the scars, folds, and imprints which makes each piece of furniture unique. This type of leather also comes with a higher cost and isn’t particularly suitable for an active family as it is difficult to wipe off spills and messes. Semi-Aniline and finished leather allows for color pigments to be added as well as a protective topcoat that helps liquid puddle instead of soaking into the leather. This is great for families with children and pets and the price is less than that of pure leather. 


It is also important to consider the style of your home. Leather furniture comes in many different colors and options to suit your unique style and needs. You can go bold with a red or blue sofa which is becoming increasingly more popular. These colors allow you to mix with fun patterns and prints and coordinate your room with your unique style. The traditional tan or brown color is also perfect for those seeking a more authentic leather aesthetic. This option can also compliment colored fabrics and fun accent pieces. Furniture of Dalton has lots of color options in stock or you can choose from a variety of color samples and create your own piece. 


Motional leather furniture is another great choice that is becoming increasingly popular as it allows you to have the beautiful look and durability of leather while also being extremely comfortable and versatile. Motion leather couches and sectionals are perfect for a family to gather around for the big game. A motion recliner is also perfect to set up in a theatre room to enjoy movies and shows.



With all of its wonderful qualities, leather is a great choice for furniture. Furniture of Dalton has an expansive selection of sofas, sectionals, recliners, and more available to meet the needs of your family, lifestyle, and budget. Our knowledgeable staff can listen to your particular needs and help you choose the best piece for you. Visit us in the store today or make an appointment on Facebook.
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Looking Ahead to Spring

With spring on the horizon, we can’t contain our excitement for warmer weather, longer days, and all of the fun activities that the new season ushers in! As we pack up our winter coats and look forward to the delicious food, sunshine, and fresh air ahead, we have rounded up a few great ways you can take advantage of this wonderful time of year. 



Turn your backyard into a peaceful oasis where you can enjoy the fresh air and warm sunshine while sipping a refreshing drink and reading a great book. String lights for a fun ambiance and incorporate accessories like pillows, lanterns, and candles to compliment your outdoor furniture style. Plants add a vibrant and calming touch to your outdoor area, and they are a great way to bring a pop of color and natural beauty. 


Get the whole family outside with fun yard games! Make your own DIY Giant Jenga, Tic Tac Toe, or enjoy a little friendly competition with a family cornhole tournament. You can also take board games outdoors to have a family game night complete with a sweet and salty snack board. Another great way to get the whole family outside is a movie on the back porch. Grab a few blankets, snacks, and you are all set! 


Take advantage of longer days and cooler nights by enjoying dinner al fresco on an outdoor dining set. Fire up your Big Green Egg and have a simple spread of hamburgers and hot dogs or try something new like these delicious steak fajitas paired with the ultimate margaritas. For dessert, gather around your fire pit and roast marshmallows for s’mores. 



Now is the perfect time to start preparing for all of the fun spring days ahead! If you are in need of new outdoor furniture, Furniture of Dalton has you covered! We have an amazing selection of outdoor dining sets, seating, fire pits, grills, and more to help you welcome in spring. With so many great pieces in-stock, you can take your picks home the same day so you can start enjoying your space as soon as possible.



Schedule an appointment today on Facebook or stop by the store to see our expansive selection. We are happy to assist you in creating your outdoor oasis. We hope these fun springtime activities have you as excited as we are for the months ahead!
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Tips for Personalizing Your Space with Custom Furniture

Custom furniture is a great way to make your home to be an extension of your personality! The pieces that you create will be unique to you and cannot be found anywhere else. Custom furniture is also the perfect fit for your space because it is made to your exact measurements. While the thought of creating custom furniture can seem overwhelming, we have several great tips for designing the perfect sofa, dining room set, kitchen cabinets, bedroom set, and more for your home. 

  1. Get Inspired: There are so many options when choosing custom furniture that it can feel daunting to make every decision on your own. A great way to narrow down your options, is to find pieces that you like and pick elements from the design that you can incorporate into your custom piece. Pinterest and magazines are great places to get inspiration and ideas! Simply pin the photos that you like or clip them from a magazine and reference back to them when making decisions. You can also look at in-stock pieces for inspiration. Seeing a pattern or wood stain in person is very different from seeing it on a screen or in a magazine. Visiting a furniture store allows you to pull ideas from inspiration photos while also seeing the true color and design in person. 

 
  1. Get Creative: Do you have an heirloom piece that was passed down that you love, but it doesn’t seem to match the rest of your decor or aesthetic? Maybe you found an amazing bench that you would love to incorporate into your dining room seating, but you need the right table and chairs to match. Customizing furniture allows you to complement items that you already have in a way that gives them new life. 

  2. Get Help: Custom furniture doesn’t have to be something that you create alone. Leaning on the knowledge and expertise of someone who lives and breathes furniture is a wise way to make sure you get the best design and style for your life. Furniture of Dalton has a friendly team who is more than happy to help you design the perfect sofa, chair, dining room table, bed, and kitchen cabinets! We work with brands like Norwalk, Durham, and Canadel that specialize in custom furniture to help you bring your vision to life. Bring in photos of your house and we can assist you in creating furniture that will be uniquely you and a perfect fit for your home.




We hope these tips give you confidence to pursue creating your own custom furniture. Whether you want something simple like an accent chair or you have plans for a complete kitchen remodel, we are here to help! Make an appointment with our Design Experts today or just come on in. We would love to help bring your vision to life! You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Houzz for all of the latest ideas and inspiration. 
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Game Time Furniture: Top Picks


Super Bowl LV is coming up and while this year’s festivities may look a little different with COVID-19, you can still have a great celebration with family and close friends. Whether you are cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, or you are just looking forward to the halftime show and commercials, we have some great tips and our top furniture picks to help you enjoy the game!


Creating the perfect spread: Super Bowl parties are the perfect occasion to whip up some scrumptious gametime treats! Pizza and chips with dip are two great options on their own or you can combine the two and make this delicious pizza dip! Your guests are sure to enjoy the ease of spooning a serving onto their plate and savoring it throughout the game. Another winning combination, wings and football just go together! These delicious grilled chicken wings would make the perfect finger food for your game day spread and are super simple to make. 


(photo courtesy of Good Housekeeping: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/a31914016/grilled-chicken-wings-recipe/)


Epic Commercials: In addition to watching the game, Super Bowl commercials are a show within themselves. Companies go all out in creating commercials that evoke laughter, tears, or just stick in your mind for years to come. Make a fun game out of enjoying the advertising with these awesome commercial BINGO cards. This is a great way to up the ante with your super bowl gathering and add in a little friendly competition whether you care about the outcome of the game or not!


The Halftime Show: This year’s halftime show is sure to be entertaining with The Weeknd performing! Whether you are a diehard football fan or you are more excited for the performance, we won’t judge! If you don’t know who The Weeknd is, you are also not alone. It is perfectly acceptable to get together simply for the good food and company. 


Best Seat in the House: Enjoying the game from the comfort of your own home is even better when you have the perfect seating to kick back and relax on. We have a great selection of recliners, sofas, loveseats, sectionals, and more that you can take home today in time for the big game. There truly is nothing better than having a comfy spot to sit back and watch the game from!

Whether your team wins or loses, we can help you score big with the perfect new furniture for your game time celebration! Schedule an appointment on Facebook, see our latest furniture finds on Instagram, or stop by our 120,000 sq. ft. showroom today to check out our expansive selection and get exactly what you need. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team would love to help you find the perfect pieces that allow you to enjoy your home more. We hope you and your crew have a fun and festive Super Bowl celebration!
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Trending Home Accessories


Have you been wanting to update and refresh a room in your home, but you aren’t looking to do a complete remodel? Adding in new accessories is a fun way to transform a space and make it more inviting! Furniture of Dalton has a huge selection of accessories that will help you add your personal touch to the spaces you spend so much of your time in. We have rounded up a few of our favorite trending home accessories.


Pillows: You can instantly transform a room with throw pillows. They are the perfect option to add in a pop of color or swap out with the seasons to create a unique vibe all year round! Consider incorporating the new Pantone Colors of the Year, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating, for a bright and refreshing mood. If your existing furniture is more neutral, adding in bolder colors and patterns with pillows is a great way to create visual interest and make a room stand out.



Lighting: Lighting is a fantastic option to add a bit of glam, rustic charm, or any style that you like! We love gorgeous lamps for a touch of elegance in the bedroom or a stunning chandelier in the dining room to pair perfectly with your dining set.


Artwork: You can completely change the look of a room with your artwork selection. From on-trend paintings of animals to abstract pieces with fun pops of color, adding in a new piece of artwork is a great way to bring on-trend style to your walls without having to grab a paintbrush!


(Photo courtesy of Gold Decor Designs: https://www.decorgolddesigns.com/winter-home-cozy-inviting/?epik=dj0yJnU9dnBTeUpGdlR5QnlPbTlOMjFzcmZXR0N6R0RmeTFhOTImcD0wJm49dGpURWNkaTdycllBOTU1N2xhcHpBQSZ0PUFBQUFBR0FYM1h3)


Candles, Vases, Books, and more: Adding in small accents is another easy and simple way to change up a space. Candlesticks can add height and dimension to a foyer table or buffet. Vases filled with moss balls and seasonal items can be visually interesting and fill empty space. You can also incorporate small pieces in a bookcase or open shelving to showcase your personal style.


As we continue to spend more time in our homes, filling the spaces we are in most with items that bring us joy is even more important! Whether you want to completely redesign a room’s accessories or make a simple swap of 1 or 2 items, using trending home accessories will instantly transform a space and make it stand out. We would love to help you choose the right accessories for you, and we have a fabulous selection in-store including our new gift boutique! Schedule an appointment on Facebook or come by the store today. Bring a photo of your space and we would be happy to help you find the perfect new piece! Check out our Pinterest board for inspiration and more.
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Love Your Mattress - Tips for Selecting the Perfect Mattress

When it comes to the importance of getting a great night’s rest, we completely believe that everyone should love the mattress they sleep on every night. In fact, we’ve added a brand-new Mattress Gallery inside our store full of fantastic options from the top mattress-makers including Tempur-Pedic, Sealy, and Stearns and Foster, with a Grand Opening Event taking place on February 13th, 2020 to help you complete your rejuvenating bedrooms with the ultimate in sleeping comfort!

For 2021, we want to help you get the best rest and recovery possible and our President’s Day Mattress Sale will help you do just that: Starting January 31st through February 22nd, 2021, you can save up to $500 on select premium Tempur-Pedic mattresses, save up to $800 on select adjustable Stearns and Foster mattress sets and save up to $400 on select adjustable mattress sets from Sealy

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TEMPUR-PRO ADAPT MATTRESS BY TEMPUR-PEDIC

With so many incredible styles to choose from, how do you know which model is right for you? To help your mattress shopping journey, here are some of our best tips for selecting the perfect mattress: 

Review Your Sleeping Position – As you begin your mattress search, consider the position that you typically sleep in: back sleeper, side sleeper, stomach sleeper, or combo sleeper. Your sleeping position will help you determine the type of support you need, as well as the ideal firmness level of your mattress with level 1 being the softest and level 10 being the firmest. Matching your sleep position to your mattress will make a big difference in how you feel in the morning!

If you sleep mostly on your back, you want a mattress to help keep the spine in a neutral, even alignment and to alleviate tension across your back. For a side sleeper, the perfect mattress will be gentle enough to provide deep pressure relief at the shoulders and hips. A stomach sleeper should look for an ultra-supportive mattress that helps lift the hips to prevent dealignment with the rest of the spine. Combo sleepers need a balance of support and pressure relief to provide comfort for different positions. 

Review Your Body Type & Weight – It’s extremely prudent to factor in the weight and body type of the person you are mattress shopping for. A lighter sleeper or 150 lbs. or less will generally prefer a softer mattress since sinking is less of an issue. Average-sized sleepers between 150 lbs. and 200 lbs. will look for a balance of comfort and support layers from a mattress, in ratio to the preferred feel. Heavier sleepers from 200 lbs. and up should prioritize thicker comfort and support layers within the mattress to provide ideal comfort and firmness. By matching the proper weight and body type to your mattress, you can better ensure the perfect sinkage, hug, feel, cooling, and support for your sleep needs. 

Consider the Ideal Mattress Material – Now it’s time to put your info to use! If you need high-pressure relief at your shoulders, hips, and lower back, a dense memory foam mattress will provide a deep hug. This material will be excellent for side sleepers while probably not firm enough for stomach sleepers. An eco-friendly latex foam mattress is a great fit for combo sleepers since it provides bounce that will cushion a variety of positions, but it won’t provide deep pressure relief. 

The tall steel coils of a traditional innerspring mattress will provide bounce, firmness, and major support for back, stomach, and heavier sleepers. Hybrid mattresses are making waves for their stellar combination of foam top-layers with coils or springs for an all-round balance of support and pressure relief, especially for back and combo sleepers. The key to a great hybrid mattress is the ideal top-layer for the sleeper, as well as the right balance of performance function. 

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KELBURN II FIRM QUEEN BY SEALY

Determine the Right Firmness – As we touched on earlier, firmness is an especially important quality in a mattress. The average back sleeper should shop for a medium firmness from level 4 to level 7, a side sleeper can shop for softer options between level 3 and level 5, and stomach sleepers will look for firmness in at least the level 6 and level 7 range to avoid sinking. Level 6.5 is widely considered the industry standard for medium firmness. An ultra-firm mattress of level 7.9 to level 10 will typically match best for stomach and heavier sleepers. Combo sleepers will find the medium-firm mattresses to hit all the right marks for many nights of blissful rest. Lighter sleepers can opt for a mattress that is 1 to 2 firmness levels lower for an ideal slumber. 

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We can’t wait to help you love your mattress during the Furniture of Dalton President’s Day Mattress Sale and hope that you can stop by our Mattress Gallery Grand Opening Event on February 13th, 2020! Did we mention that you will receive a free pillow with your mattress purchase? It’s your chance to save big on the Tempur-Pedic, Sealy, and Stearns and Foster mattresses that will help your family have sweet dreams throughout 2021 and beyond- Ultimate comfort and fantastic savings are just one stop away!

 
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NEW YEAR HOME TRENDS 2021

FURNITURE OF DALTON HAS ALL YOUR FAVORITE TRENDS!

Every new calendar year provides a great opportunity to re-focus our goals and outline the months ahead. In addition to our personal and professional resolutions, we also think of ways to refresh our favorite rooms and give our homes new life! Did we mention that each year also brings incredible new furnishings, thriving trends, and exciting color choices? If you and your family stayed safe at home throughout 2020, maybe your wheels are already turning on how to spruce up the household with new pieces and incorporate new shades and tones into your interior.  For added inspiration, here are a few of the 2021 New Year home trends that we can’t wait to see come to life: 

Pantone Colors of 2021 – Sighting moods of contemplation, familiarity, and hope as a reflection of the state of real-world affairs, Pantone announced two 2021 colors of the year: Ultimate Gray (17-5104) and Illuminating (13-0647). These comforting shades in monochrome blankets, bed linens, pillows, drapes, and other furnishings help us maintain a measured optimism no matter what’s happening outside the home. Light gray tones help increase the visual space of smaller rooms and all grays are easy-to-match for frequent design refreshes. The Illuminating yellow tone reminds us of sunshine and gold, adding confidence, brightness and originality when used in appropriate amounts. You can try introducing this color in bold statement pieces like vases, ottomans, or another décor standout. 

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Layered Design - Whereas minimalistic design has thrived in the past, staying at home has put an emphasis on coziness and functionality over picture-perfect room scenes. Besides, shopping from home is safe, fun, and we want to showcase all our newest pieces! These useful layers mean more seating options for movies and relaxing, more rugs to handle foot traffic and rotate for visual interest, more blankets and pillows for snuggling, and more tables to showcase our newest purchases from Amazon. Furniture with built-in storage solutions will also be hot items in 2021 as a way to stylishly tidy up the household quickly. Overall, a mix of older pieces and new additions will provide chic comfort and visual appeal. 

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Mixing Metal & Wood – Following the rising trend of industrial styling, we will see more interiors use a sleek mix of wood and metal furnishings in 2021. Since industrial décor emphasizes on high ceilings, wood, metal, exposed stonework and beams, as well as neutral colors, it’s a great design style to embrace layers and incorporate Pantone’s 2021 choices. These interiors utilize a mix of modern and traditional design elements and visually represent a place to both work and live in. Along with the increase of working-at-home in 2020, this mix might be the perfect scheme to inspire productivity and contentment all year long!


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Natural Fabrics & Furniture – If you love the look of wicker and rattan furniture, you will appreciate the return of woven, natural-looking furniture styles in 2021. The warmth of woven palm stems and willow twigs add warmth to indoors, outdoors, and any areas that receive ample sunlight. Whether full pieces or as details, rattan and wicker will see increased demand this year.  For our fabrics, this means a shift from synthetic options like polyester, nylon, and rayon, in favor of natural, sustainable, and recycled choices like organic cotton, recycled polyester, and low-impact linen. In addition to acknowledging the growing awareness of environmental issues, these materials bring in an organic feel that’s reassuring and stylish. 

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Moraya Bay Rect Cocktail Table

Whatever home trends you’re leaning towards, let’s embrace the year ahead as a chance to enjoy our homes and craft our interiors with style, purpose, and rejuvenation. We’ve learned the importance of maximizing the space that we have and focusing on what matters the most to us. Let your home be an extension of your goals this year and we are excited to assist your design journey in any way we can: Take advantage of our Winter Refresh Sale through January 30th to jumpstart your inspired home in 2021! 

 
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GOODBYE 2020 SALE: DECEMBER 15-DECEMBER 31

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s time to cherish this special time with our loved ones and bring an unforgettable year to a close! For all of the surprises that 2020 had in store for your plans this year, cherish the comfort of celebrating our favorite traditions safely at home. Why not give your inspired household the gift of style from Furniture of Dalton this Christmas? Shop our Good Bye 2020 Sale December 15th – December 31st and receive 0% financing for 60 months (equal payments required) with a minimum purchase of $1,999. You can even get pre-approval online! There is no better time to bring home your favorite pieces than during the holidays to spend quality time with family! 

As you deck the halls and trim the tree for Christmas, take advantage of no interest for 60 months to give your interior a design refresh! Since we’ve all been spending extra time in our homes this year and for most, won’t be traveling over the holidays to reduce exposure to germs, now is a key moment to give new life to your favorite rooms. Furniture of Dalton can help you get the entire home primed for special memories and unforgettable get-togethers- all while saving in the process!

  • Dazzle your guests and unwind completely with your family by adding a new sofa, sectional, or recliner for your living or family rooms. There’s nothing like sitting around a fire watching a holiday movie to ring in the season! 

  • Maybe you are opting to host your holiday meal outdoors for a safe, appropriate celebration. We have plenty of outdoor table and chair options that can help you transform your deck, patio, or backyard into a beautiful outdoor table setting. You never know, you may just embark upon a new favorite holiday tradition!

  • Why should your indoor fireplace enjoy all of the holiday fun? We have all of the outdoor furniture you need to either match your outdoor fireplace or create an outdoor fire pit and seating area. Whether you want to sing your favorite carols around a roaring flame or drink hot cocoa under the stars, now is the time to make your outdoor spaces reach their full potential.  

Celebrate the holidays this year with tremendous savings! Take a moment to visit our Promotion Section for all the Furniture of Dalton specials going on during December, including our Goodbye 2020 Sale with 0% financing for 60 months*. We are ready to schedule an in-person or virtual appointment with you today or you can visit our 120,000 square foot showroom Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM to shop hundreds of in-stock items you can take home TODAY!

It has been our honor at Furniture of Dalton to help you and your family enjoy your home and revitalize your favorite spaces during a year when our homes mattered the most. We wish you a blessed Happy Holidays! From our family to yours, we hope that you have a Merry Christmas with loved ones!

*$1,999 minimum purchase. 60-month equal payments required. Visit our financing page for details and pre-approval.
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Home for the Holidays!

FURNITURE OF DALTON IS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!


As the holiday season approaches, the excitement of holiday gatherings is hard to contain! It's a wonderful time to celebrate with friends and family. As you prepare to host your small gatherings, we realize home is more important now than ever! While there's a lot that goes into hosting loved ones during this festive season, it is possible to host an easy holiday party—one that doesn't make you feel overwhelmed and out of the control. With thoughtful planning and preparation, you can avoid last-minute stress and truly enjoy time with loved ones. Here are a few of our tips for pulling off an easy and enjoyable celebration. 


Pick a Theme: Whether it's a color scheme, a seasonal fruit, or even a holiday song, choose one design element to help create the atmosphere you desire for your gathering. Whether that is a Classic Christmas with reds and greens, or a woodland theme with natural elements like pine cones and logs, creating a cohesive vibe for your get-together will make decorating much more enjoyable. 

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Use What You Have in Your Home: Before you spend hundreds on groceries and party supplies, take inventory of our home and see what you already have on hand. Utilizing the dinner plates and serving glasses that have been collecting dust in your cabinets is a great way to incorporate sentimental items and will save you time and money. Once you make a list of everything you do have, you can focus on the items that you need to buy. 


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Don’t Stress in the Kitchen: Even the best of cooks can feel overwhelmed preparing an entire holiday meal. Make things easier on yourself by sticking to a few items that you really enjoy cooking and source out the rest. Place an order at a local restaurant for a few sides or the main course to support your community and give yourself breathing room. Keep cocktails simple by preparing a single drink or punch and arranging other options on the bar for guests to serve themselves. 


Make the Most of Your Space: When hosting a small gathering at your home, making the most of your space is crucial. People tend to congregate around food, so arrange your food stations where you want your guests to socialize. For the best flow, place appetizers in different locations, encouraging people to move around and mingle. Having several sitting areas will ensure guests have several spots to stop and enjoy the great food and company. Utilize multi-functional pieces like this gorgeous sofa table which serves as a great landing spot for food and decor whether you use it behind a sofa or in your entryway! 



Or arrange cocktails and appetizers on a desk to create a quaint nook. These gorgeous animal print chairs make the perfect intimate sitting area that will catch the eye of your guests. 



The holidays are a magical time of the year filled with joy and love. We hope your holiday season is memorable, even with the current circumstances. This year has definitely taught us the importance of valuing family and friends! Visit us today to stock up on beautiful and functional furniture pieces that will make your holiday hosting less stressful and will bring you joy well into the new year. From our family to yours, Merry Christmas!




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