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Best Furniture Stores Atlanta 2022

Horizon Home Furniture has recently been name to multiple lists of  "Best Furniture Stores in Atlanta in 2022".

We have again been Rank in Yelp's most recent updated "Best Furniture Outlets in Atlanta".

Best Furniture Stores Atlanta 2022
Best Furniture Stores Atlanta 2022

In March 2022, Horizon was again selected to by Expertise.com as one of the Top Furniture stores in Atlanta after reviewing over 140 stores.   This is the second time we have been selected for this award. Their goal of Expertise.com is to connect people with the best local experts. They scored furniture stores on more than 25 variables across five categories, reputation, credibility, experience, availabality, and professionalism. The results were then analysed the results to create a hand-picked list of the best furniture stores in Atlanta, GA.

And recently were selected by Curbed Atlanta as one of the 11 Best Design and furniture Stores in Atlanta.

We are proud to also be ranked highly in almost all of Google's search for Top Furniture Stores in Atanta. such as  "Designer Furniture Atlanta", "Unique Furniture Atlanta", "Luxury Funiture Atlanta", "Sofas Atlanta",  "Furniture Stores in Atlanta", "Dining Tables Atlanta", "Industrial Furniture Atlanta", "Furniture Atlanta", "Best Furniture Stores in Atlanta".

The owners of Horizon focus on finding and offering unique pieces with inspirational designs as well as luxury brands at outlet prices. They are a favorite of designers throughout the southeast.  In recent years, in addition to the public, television and movie set designers have come to rely on Horizon's huge warehouse and incrediblely diverse/eclectic offerings. When an Atlanta set designer was recently asked why she regularly shopped Horizon she said, "Horizon has the best variety of any furniture store in Atlanta". Another decade long customer said, " I shop here to find pieces that are like art for my home... they are good quality and they are priced right."

Best Furniture Stores Atlanta 2022
Best Furniture Stores Atlanta 2022

Horizon also offers various lines of custom handcrafted furniture. They are the number the number 1 Furniture Store for live edge furniture. Live Edge Furniture is a type of furniture that incorporates the natural edges of the wood into the finished design of the furniture. Live edge has come a long way from its early rustic cabin look to now moving into modern, contemporary and urban designs. While Live edge tables usually sell for prices ranging from $3000 up to $30,000, Horizon has  developed a line of custom made dining tables beginning at $1400. as well as higher end offerings.   Horizon also offers a lines of beautiful custom made beds in multiple colors and fabrics. They are generally more contemporary in their offerings.

Horizon Home Furniture has been in in the same location at 1611 Ellsworth Boulvard, Atlanta, Ga accross from Top Golf for over 20 years. They can be reached at 404-351-8090.

What is Live Edge Furniture?

Live edge furniture has become a household name around the home design world! Contemporary, Rustic, to Mid-Modern designs Live Edge Furniture can be appealing in anyones home. Want to know more about the history of this beautiful style? Read on for what exactly live edge furniture is, some of the history, and how to incorporate this style into your home.

What is Live Edge?

Most wood is cut and smoothed into squared-off corners and clean lines for tables, benches, counters, and more. Live edge furniture is cut to the desired thickness, and then the rough edge is left natural and not made smooth or symmetrical. Wood that might be unsuitable for traditional projects is embraced when making pieces with a live edge; and burls, knots, and other imperfections are incorporated into the overall design of the piece. Only the bark is removed, but the shape and movement of the tree is preserved. The result is a beautiful piece that adds an organic design element into your home.The live edge furniture mentality circles around three main elements: nature, craftsmanship and simplicity. The beauty of the wood is preserved, and the flow of the grain is exposed to provide a great contrast to any sleeker, modern elements in the home. Because live edge furniture preserves the natural beauty of the wood, no two pieces are alike. Incorporating live edge furniture into your home allows you to have a one-of-a-kind piece that you won’t see at your friend’s house, or anywhere else. If you are drawn to natural elements in your home, live edge furniture is a great way to bring the outdoors inside, and to showcase the beauty of natural wood.

History

The tradition of live edge furniture was made popular the 20th century by furniture maker George Nakashima. Influenced by Modernism, the Arts and Crafts movement, Shaker design, and Japanese design, Nakashima had a deep respect for natural beauty that shone through his furniture pieces. He was trained as an architect, but while imprisoned in a internment camp in World War II he was mentored by a Japanese woodworker. This time influenced the rest of his career, and his relationship to the woods he used. His philosophy guided his furniture making, embodying the belief that: “Trees have a yearning to live again, perhaps to provide the beauty, strength and utility to serve man, even to become an object of great artistic worth.” This appreciation for each tree led him to showcase the natural beauty, imperfections and all, that is inside each tree. Instead of looking for uniformity, he celebrated each individual tree: There is drama in the opening of a log: to uncover for the first time the beauty in the bole of a tree hidden for centuries, waiting to be given this second life. Cutting logs entails a great responsibility, for we are dealing with a fallen majesty. There are no formulas, no guidelines, but only experience, instinct and a contact with the divine. Nakashima paired his natural, untamed wood tops with clean-lined bases, combining the natural and modern aesthetics into unique, beautiful furniture. While other furniture makers were getting caught up in mass-produced, uniform furniture, Nakashima went against the current trends and really embraced the natural beauty each tree contained. Even though Nakashima passed away in 1990, his legacy lives on in Horizon Home Furniture’s live-edge collection.

Horizon Home’s Live Edge Furniture

At Horizon Home Furniture we continue the beautiful tradition of natural wood that showcases the original beauty of each tree. We are proud to carry these amazing pieces alongside our other great finds for living room furniture, dining room furniture, and more in Atlanta! While live edge furniture can use any wood, Horizon Home Furniture usually designs pieces made with planks found in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. The most common types of wood tend to be maple, walnut, and pine, with cedar, oak, poplar, and pecan also used frequently. These unique planks, and salvaged wood are not suitable for traditional furniture pieces, but are perfect for live edge furniture. We employ local craftsmen, who make our live edge pieces in-house, and this has made us the leaders in Atlanta for live edge pieces. Some artists choose to expose the cracks and gaps in the wood, leaving unique openings. Others fill these voids with resins, which can be colored to add to the overall design of the piece. You can come and browse our selection, and even talk to our designers to create a piece that fits your home exactly. If you want something unique, that guests will always comment on, you need a unique live edge piece from Horizon Home Furniture!

Ideas

Are you wondering where you could use a live edge furniture piece in your home? There are so many options! Every room could benefit with the beauty of natural wood, check out some of these ideas:

Dining Table

A dining room is dominated by the dining table, and having a showstopping piece really makes a difference.The beauty of the grain patterns and other naturally-occurring characteristics that are particularly noticeable in our custom live edge dining tables will add unique beauty to your dining room. We have many styles available, or you can design your perfect table with one of our craftsmen! You and your guests will love eating at a live edge table, where every seat places you by different elements of the beautiful wood. A great conversation piece is a live edge dining table!

Console Table

console table can be used anywhere, but in the living room it is especially popular. Consider pairing a dark, burled, live edge console table with a crisp, white or cream sofa for a great dramatic contrast. A console table is also great in an entryway, and can make the place you put your mail or keys a great design element in the home.

Coffee Table

The center of many living rooms is the coffee table, and these tables can see a lot of use! A live edge table gives you a unique focal point in your living room, and brings the natural beauty of the outdoors into your home. Consider a unique coffee table to add drama to your living room.

Bench

A bench offers another long edge that is perfect left raw and organic. Smoothed to a beautiful finish, a live edge bench doesn’t need to be rough to showcase the natural beauty of the wood. Great for a bedroom, a living room, or paired with a dining table, a bench is a great piece to consider in a live edge style.

Desk

One way to get your work done, and love spending time in your home office, is to have a beautiful desk. Choosing a live edge desk will give you a unique place that you will love to return to, and all of your daily tasks become more special when you have the dramatic backdrop of natural wood.

Bar

Another unique idea is to craft a one-of-a-kind bar with a stunning live edge. Spruce up your drink making station with the beauty of wood, and provide a serving space that really adds interest to your home. A live edge bar gives you the space to really highlight the natural beauty and interest of your chosen wood. What are you waiting for? You need to head over to Horizon Home Furniture and check out our amazing selection of live edge furniture! If you don’t see exactly what you want, one of our skilled craftsmen can make you the piece of your dreams! The history of live edge furniture is steeped in a respect for each individual tree, and honors the tree even after it has ceased to stand: “And, finally, when time and weather bring it down, its body offers timber for our houses and boards for our furniture. The tree lives on.”
2019 Best Furniture Stores in Atlanta Awards

Best Furniture Stores in Atlanta

Horizon Home Furniture has recently been name to multiple lists of  "Best Furniture Stores in Atlanta in 2018". We have again been Rank in Yelp's most recent updated "Best Ten Furniture Stores in Atlanta", and Ranked number 3 in Yelp's Top Furniture Outlets in Atlanta. In March 2018, Horizon was selected to by Expertise.com as one of the Top 14 Furniture stores in Atlanta after reviewing over 140 stores.   This is the second time we have been seleceted for this award. Their goal of Expertise.com is to connect people with the best local experts. They scored furniture stores on more than 25 variables across five categories, reputation, credibility, experience, availabality, and professionalism. The results were then analysed the results to create a hand-picked list of the best furniture stores in Atlanta, GA.Furniture Stores in Atlanta Lazzaro And in April we were selected by Curbed Atlanta as one of  the 11 Best Design and furniture Stores in Atlanta. We are proud to also be ranked highly in almost all of Google's search for Top Furniture Stores in Atanta. such as  "Designer Furniture Atlanta", "Unique Furniture Atlanta", "Luxury Funiture Atlanta", "Sofas Atlanta",  "Furniture Stores in Atlanta", "Dining Tables Atlanta", "Industrial Furniture Atlanta", "Furniture Atlanta", "Best Furniture Stores in Atlanta". The owners of Horizon focus on finding and offering unique pieces with inspirational designs as well as luxury brands at outlet prices. They are a favorite of designers throughout the southeast.  In recent years, in addition to the public, television and movie set designers have come to rely on Horizon's huge warehouse and incrediblely diverse/eclectic offerings. When an Atlanta set designer was recently asked why she regularly shopped Horizon she said, "Horizon has the best variety of any furniture store in Atlanta". Another decade long customer said, " I shop here to find pieces that are like art for my home... they are good quality and they are priced right." Horizon a2018 Best Furniture Stores in Atlanta Awardslso offers various lines of custom handcrafted furniture. They are the number the number 1 Furniture Store for live edge furniture. Live Edge Furniture is a type of furniture that incorporates the natural edges of the wood into the finished design of the furniture. Live edge has come a long way from its early rustic cabin look to now moving into modern, contemporary and urban designs. While Live edge tables usually sell for prices ranging from $3000 up to $30,000, Horizon has  developed a line of custom made dining tables beginning at $1400. as well as higher end offerings.   Horizon also offers a lines of beautiful custom made beds in multiple colors and fabrics. They are generally more contemporary in their offerings. Horizon Home Furniture has been in in the same location at 1611 Ellsworth Boulvard, Atlanta, Ga accross from Top Golf for over 15 years. They can be reached at 404-351-8090.

Finish Your Space With Accessories

So you have your perfectly painted room, the best furniture (you must have been shopping at Horizon Home Furniture!), and a great arrangement. Is your room is still feeling boring, bland, and uninspiring? To complete your room you need to finish it with the right accessories that will bring interest, balance, and unique flair to your home. If you are feeling lost with how to add those perfect finishing touches, read on for some great ideas!

Artwork 

When you have spent time decorating the base of your room but have neglected the walls, your room can be lackluster. Artwork and wall decor fill in the blank wall spaces in your room, add in color, and can really put your personality into your home. Do you love bold, black and white photographs? Get one printed and framed in a large size to make a dramatic impact on a whole room. Or group together smaller prints to form a wall of visual interest. Artwork can really make a room, and a dramatic painting can transform a just OK room into something that really wows your guests. Horizon Home Furniture is always getting in new, amazing art and wall decor, so come back often to fill your walls! 

Rugs

Your room needs to be anchored, and a rug is the perfect vehicle for grounding any furniture pieces and adding in color and pattern. Choose a larger rug than your furniture arrangement to give your furniture the base it needs to really shine. If your room is filled with neutral furniture, consider a brightly colored rug to add in great color and give your room a little more punch. Using a patterned rug can also help add in design interest, and you can choose from a wide range of geometric patterns, traditional designs, and whimsical abstract colors. A rug can make a large visual impact in any room, so choose something that you love to complement your style and your home.

Pillows

Almost any room can be enhanced with the softness and color that pillows can add. If you have a large, light-colored sofa, an array of boldly patterned pillows can completely change the look, add in depth, and make your room seem more finished. Add in some small patterned pillows to your bed to spruce up plain bedding, and add in pillows to a bench to provide welcoming, comfortable seating. Pillows are a great way to change up the look of your room as well, and a more traditional, classic style can be modernized with a bold, graphic collection of black and white pillows. Think of where you could add in some great new pillows around your home to accessorize and make your rooms anything but boring.

Collections

Do you have a beautiful collection that is gathering dust in a closet or basement? Display it! Many collections create visual interest that is unique and adds character to your home. Do you have unique glassware, pottery, or shells you have collected? Or do you have an amazing collection of vintage items that you love to look at but never use? Display them, either on shelves, a table, or in frames to really get to enjoy them and fill in some blank space. A colorful collection of canisters, old watches, vintage cameras, postcards, really anything that you love can look beautiful grouped intentionally in a beautiful display. Plus, no one else will have the same decor as you if you choose to use a carefully curated collection!

Plants

Do you want to infuse a stark room with a dose of natural beauty? Plants offer a great way to do this, and add in great color and texture to any room. A huge tree can draw the eye upward in a room with high ceilings, and fill in open space. Smaller plants can be sprinkled throughout a room to add in pops of lush green, and make your space come alive. If your room has a lot of hard lines, and sharp corners, plants can add in natural softness that contrasts great with a lot of new modern styles. Plants make a room come alive, and can be a welcome addition on a cold or gray day. They also pair wonderfully with a bright white interior, and mixing them with natural woods creates a beautiful palette for the modern home. Do you have a corner that could come alive with the addition of a plant? Or a blank wall where you could use a hanging planter system to create a living piece of great natural art? Bathrooms are another great place where plants can thrive in the humidity, and add in some design interest. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, succulents and cacti are widely available and require little more than sunshine and the occasional watering. Along with plants, fresh flowers always add in a punch of color and vibrancy. Tiny bud vases that hold just one or two stems allow you to spread out a bouquet, and add in color all around a room.

Lighting

Yes, you need lighting to brighten up your space, but even when they are turned off, lamps and lights can make a big design impact. A huge chandelier or pendant light will look just as spectacular during the day, and can create a focal point in an otherwise boring room. Lamps can fill in side tables, buffets, or bookshelves that need some height and interest. Think outside the box, and consider using string lights indoors, or small decorative lights around a plain room. Sconces that are affixed to the wall can serve double duty as lighting and art, and there are many new, interesting designs to choose from.

Books

Yes, books should be read, but they can also make great decor pieces. If you are storing away a huge library in boxes, you are missing out on not only seeing your favorite titles, but a design opportunity. Bookshelves make a room feel warm, lived-in, and comfortable, and the rows of book spines add in color and texture. Bookshelves can line a whole wall, surround a doorway, or lay low beneath a row of windows. Even if you don’t have a massive book collection, a few books stacked on a shelf or a coffee table can look great—especially when a small vase or sculpture is placed on top. Books in the bedroom can not only encourage a great reading habit, but they can fill in blank spaces. Larger books can be displayed or stacked, and might encourage guests to start browsing!

Curtains

A rectangular room with rectangular windows can start to look a little boring and repetitive. Soften the lines of your windows with curtains or drapes that can add in texture, color, or pattern. Match the existing color scheme in your room or go for something completely different and unexpected. A bold pattern can look great around a window, or an unexpected color can define a room. Hang your drapes or curtains high, near the ceiling, even if your windows are not that big. This will draw the eye up and make your room appear larger. Also hang curtains wider than the window, so they don’t cover the view while they are open and make the window appear larger and more impressive. Thick, heavy curtains can be dramatic, while a sheer, lightweight fabric can add a breezy, airy look to a room. If your windows could use some design, add in curtains to help the look of your whole room.

Mirrors

Mirrors are a great decor item that can add interest and increase the light in a room. A mirror can bounce the light from a window across the room to lighten up a dark corner. A mirror can also fill a blank or awkward space on the wall to pull a room together. Another great way to use mirrors is to choose an oversized one and lean it up against a wall in a boring corner or blank space. Think of mirrors as more than just a way to check your hair in the morning—use them as a great way to add in design to a boring room. Horizon Home Furniture has a great selection of mirrors that are always changing!   So banish boring rooms by layering in accessories! When you want the best selection of designer pieces at outlet prices, you have to check out Horizon Home Furniture! In addition to all of our accessories, we have the best furniture for your living room, dining room, or bedroom—shop our store in Atlanta today!

Check Out Award-Winning Horizon Home Furniture!

If you have never checked out Horizon Home Furniture, you are in for a treat! Our expansive showroom is filled with unique treasures that aren’t found at your normal, big-box stores. But don’t just take our word for it! Horizon Home Furniture has won many awards over the years that show how much our customers love our store! We are proud that so many people are taking note of how amazing our furniture store is! Read on to see some of our recent awards, and what it is that makes Horizon Home Furniture so special.

YELP

We have been ranked on Yelp in the Top 10 Best Furniture Stores in Atlanta, and in the Top 10 Best Furniture Outlets in Atlanta. Out of all the furniture stores in the Atlanta area, what is it that people find so great about us? Here are some of the recent quotes from satisfied customers on Yelp:
  • “Love the eclectic selection...funky, casual, modern, retro, antique, artsy…”
Our selection is so amazing and unique because of the way we acquire our furniture. We don’t have stock items that we reorder again and again, rather, we are able to buy lots of furniture through some of the best manufacturers in the world. Because we are constantly searching for new furniture finds, and buying out showroom samples and returns (that are in perfect condition!). Our selection is much more vast than your typical furniture store, and we are constantly receiving new products to fill our warehouse with amazing finds.
  • “Pure quality that is reasonably priced”
Our amazing furniture and home decor pieces are offered to you at incredibly low prices. Because we have access to buying huge lots of furniture from various special situations that manufacturers encounter, we can buy at an incredibly low price. We pass these amazing deals on to our customers, and we often can beat prices online by 15 to 30 percent or more! Come see for yourself our amazing prices and selection!
  • “This place is a hidden gem”
If you have driven by us and thought we were just another furniture store, think again! We love when our customers get excited after finding us for the first time. Horizon Home Furniture is the only place you can find such amazing deals on quality designer furniture! If you have never visited us, get directions and get ready to fall in love with your new favorite furniture store!

CURBED

Curbed has been around since 2004, helping inspire and inform people all across the country. Curbed seeks to cover all aspects of creating a home and is “where practical advice meets design inspiration”. To this end, they want to connect people with the best stores that can help to add style and design to their homes. Out of all of the furniture stores in Atlanta, Horizon Home ranks in their Top 10 Best Design and Furniture Stores. Curbed strives to offer unique alternatives to traditional furniture options —they call us one of their “anti-IKEA favorites”. They note our expansive showroom and our discounted furnishings as some of the great features that helped us jump on their exclusive list. Come and visit us yourself to see our great selection of living room furniture, dining room furniture, bedroom furniture and more! We also offer amazing live-edge furniture made by craftsmen onsite! Trust the experts at Curbed when they say that our store is where to go for amazing furniture and home inspiration.

EXPERTISE

You might have already noticed, but we were also ranked one of the Best Furniture Stores in Atlanta 2017 by Expertise. This prestigious award is given only to the best of the best, and Horizon Home Furniture fits that bill! Here are some of the criteria to be named one of the best by Expertise (from their website):
  • Reputation: A history of delighted customers as a signal of outstanding service.
  • Credibility: Building customer confidence with licensing, industry accreditations, and awards.
  • Experience: Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.
  • Availability: Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.
  • Professionalism: Providing customers a seamless experience both online and off.
We are so honored to meet all of these criteria, and continually strive to offer the best furniture and experience to our customers. They also note our more than 15 years of industry experience, which has allowed us to seek out the best sources for our furniture offerings. Expertise hand-picked us out of 143 furniture stores in the Atlanta area! They note that our extensive collection can accommodate everyone: “Busy homemakers, business owners, office managers, interior designers, building contractors, architects, and filmmakers.” The reason we can reach such a broad range of people is through our amazing selection that we bring to you through our unique and widespread connections. Let  us help you find the perfect items for your home today! If you are still reading this, and not on your way to Horizon Home Furniture already, you can see that we provide amazing quality and prices, and that our customers have noticed! To stand out in the Atlanta area takes a special store, and Horizon Home Furniture is proud to be included in so many prestigious lists and awards. We take furnishing your home seriously, and we continually strive to bring you new items for your home at amazing prices. Horizon Home Furniture is truly a unique gem in the Atlanta area that you have to check out for your next home living room furniture, bedroom furniture, or decor purchase!

The Importance of Lighting in Your Home

Lighting is an often overlooked design element in the home. You can have amazing furniture, rugs, and artwork, but if your lighting is not good it can ruin the entire mood of your home. Lighting can also help a small room look cozy instead of cramped, and can help a large room feel less cavern-like. Combined with the windows in your home, lighting can help your home look great all day long, through the day and into the evening. Every room in your home can benefit from great lighting, so let’s explore how the right lighting can impact every room in your house. If you are looking for some new lamps to illuminate your home, or any other new furniture, Horizon Home Furniture in Atlanta has what you need!

Bedroom

If you have ever had a bedroom with only an overhead light, you know the impracticality of that configuration. Lying in bed and reading is not peaceful with a bright overhead light, and when it is time to turn off the lights, it is not fun to have to get up and flip the switch. Lamps are incredibly useful in the bedroom, especially on a bedside table. Lights flanking your bed can make the room seem incredibly cozy, and are so easy to turn off once you are ready to sleep. They also create a peaceful, relaxing mood that is perfect before bed. Lights in the closet are also very important in a bedroom. If you have a walk-in closet, they are essential, but even in a regular-sized closet, lighting can really make a difference. Finding the clothes you need is made easier with good lighting. Even with specific lights for the closet and by your bed, a good overhead light is also important. Consider a beautiful fixture that will really complement the style of your bedroom. A small chandelier, or other unique ceiling light, can add drama to any bedroom. If your bedroom is lacking in the lighting department, stop by Horizon Home Furniture to find the perfect lamp to illuminate your space. While you’re there you might just find the perfect bed or dresser as well!

Living Room

The living room can be host to a whole range of activities, from family game night, to watching a great movie, to relaxing with your book club. Your lighting should be able to handle all of these situations, and you need a variety of lighting options to accomplish that. While watching TV, a darkened room is great, but other activities will require better lighting. Just like the bedroom, one measly overhead light in the living room is not going to be enough. Using lamps around the living room add in warm light, and can illuminate areas where you might want to curl up with a book or magazine. Lighting can also be incorporated above bookcases, to illuminate the ceiling and make the room appear taller, or on individual pieces of artwork to really make them stand out. Most living rooms are large enough that it is convenient if there are light switches on multiple walls; so you always can turn the lights on or off regardless of where in the house you are coming from. An arc lamp provides great overhead lighting while adding unique style to your living room, and can help define a conversational area. Check out Horizon Home Furniture for your living room lighting solutions, and don’t be surprised if you find a new sofa you need as well.  

Dining Room

Dining rooms can quickly become shadowy and uninviting, so use lighting to help illuminate evenly and cast a warm glow that diners will be glad to bask in. Buffets can be used to hold lamps, and corners could be illuminated by small lights that project upward. A dining room is a great place for a dimmable ceiling light, to allow you to change the mood with the flick of a switch. You may want a brighter light for a kid’s birthday party, or a more intimate glow for a small dinner party. A dining room is another great place to use a really unique and showstopping ceiling fixture. Because the dining room table usually takes up the majority of the middle of the room, a larger, low-hanging pendant or chandelier can be used without the fear of someone bumping into it. If you also are in need of a dining room table, Horizon Home Furniture has you covered! Your dining room should be a place to gather, eat, and relax!

Office

You office is a place where you may need good lighting for reading, writing, or working at a computer. If you are working on a screen during a large part of the day, you don’t want there to be a glare from lighting. Any task lighting used on your computer desk should not be pointed directly at your screen, but having another light source besides your screen will make the room seem more cheerful and inviting. Having a good overhead light is great for any detailed work you may be doing, but a cozy lamp by a comfy chair is also great if you are often making phone calls. Consider what you use your office for, and plan the lighting in the room accordingly.

Entryway

When you first enter a home, you want enough lighting to be able to remove shoes, jackets, and bags, but not so bright that it seems cold or sterile. An overhead light is usually the best option in an entryway, as there may not be many places for a lamp. If you do have a console table in your entryway, a lamp can provide a warm glow that welcomes people into your home. An entryway can also showcase a great piece of art, and lighting can illuminate it and draw in the eye. This is also a great choice for a hallway! If you need a new lamp, or a great console table for your entryway, head to Horizon Home Furniture!

Kitchens

Kitchens need a wide variety of lighting, from overhead, to task lighting, and accent lighting. The kitchen is where you spend a large amount of time, and cooking and baking both require adequate illumination. A kitchen is an often overlooked spot for a small lamp, but one placed in a corner, or on an island peninsula, can add in a great glow that makes your kitchen look even better. Under counter lighting, over counter lighting, and even lighting at the base of your cabinets, can all create a warm and welcoming glow in your kitchen. If you have an island, you have a great chance to use a dramatic pendant light overhead!

Bathroom

The bathroom is an often overlooked room for lighting, but it is very important! Not only do you need lighting that will make showering and bathing easy, you also need lighting around a mirror that will help illuminate the face. Bathrooms have a tendency to be stark and sterile feeling, so use a warm bulb to help add in some coziness to your bathroom. A bathroom can be a great place to add in a pendant over the sink, or even a lamp on a side table. If you have a large enough bathroom, you will need to consider light sources that can illuminate every corner of the room. As you can see, lighting plays a huge role in the design and beauty of a home. If you are thinking of adding in some lamps to your home decor, Horizon Home Furniture in Atlanta is the place to go! Our huge warehouse has discounted prices on everything from sectional sofas to live edge furniture, with new items coming in daily. If you want to find truly unique items that will make your house a home, come see why Horizon Home Furniture has been rated one of Atlanta’s top furniture stores!

Creating a Bedroom Sanctuary

Your bedroom should be a place of tranquility, relaxation, and, of course, sleep. If your bedroom doesn’t feel like a restful zone, it may be time to reimagine your layout, colors, and your furniture. If you need some great ideas for bedroom furniture in Atlanta, come wander Horizon Home’s expansive showroom to find your perfect pieces. We are constantly getting new inventory, and our furniture is unique, affordable, and perfect for your bedroom renovation. Stop in to see why we were rated Atlanta’s Best Furniture Store 2017! Read on for some great tips on how to get your bedroom feeling more like a sanctuary.

Declutter

If there is too much stuff in a room it can be hard to reach a place of relaxation. If you are always worried about the stuff everywhere, you can’t fully enjoy your bedroom. Clear out the clutter, and create a blank canvas that you can work with to create a tranquil bedroom space. This includes any broken items, items that belong in different rooms, and items that you don’t really love. Clear out the clutter, and get ready to enjoy your bedroom more!

Remove Digital Devices

To fully relax, most people need to be fully unplugged. TVs, computers, and even mobile devices have been shown to keep the brain stimulated and awake. If you are wanting to create a zone that is restful, eliminating digital devices is a great start. Reading an old-fashioned book before bed is a great way to unwind and drift away into sleep.

Use a Calm Color Palette

Paint can make a huge difference in any room, and the bedroom is no exception. If your bedroom is painted a loud, bright color you may want to tone it down a bit with a calmer color. Neutrals, like a warm white or a soft gray, are a great bet when painting your bedroom walls. Stark white is usually a little too harsh in the bedroom. Going a bit darker will also create a cozy feel, and envelop the room. Darker colors will usually make a room seem smaller, and lighter colors will make it seem more expansive. Choose a color palette you love and one that you will enjoy waking up to every morning.

Warm Lighting

If the only light in the bedroom is one ceiling bulb, you are not achieving the best atmosphere. To really make your bedroom cozy and inviting, various light sources should be used, and especially lamps. Lamps create a warm glow that encourages unwinding, unlike a brighter, harsher light on the ceiling. Lamps near the bed also make it more convenient to turn off the lights when you are ready to sleep, and you won’t have to get up and interrupt whatever sense of calm you have achieved. The perfect lamps need the perfect side tables, and Horizon Home furniture has a great selection of nightstands that can make your bedside even better.

Incorporate Natural Items

Plants are a great way to bring natural beauty into your bedroom, and they have the added bonus of purifying the air! Plants bring the outdoors inside, and can create a serene and inviting space. Other natural items, such as rich woods, shells from a great trip, or even photographs of amazing natural wonders, can all contribute to making your bedroom a sanctuary. Many people find images of the sea or the clouds especially calming.

A Comfortable Bed

The focal point of your bedroom should be the bed, and you want to have the most comfortable bed you can find. Horizon Home Furniture has an amazing selection of beds to choose from, and you are sure to find one that gives you a feeling of tranquility. If you have a smaller bed, consider upgrading to a queen or a king size, and you will find that the added space makes for a more luxurious sleeping environment. After you have chosen a great bed you want to find the softest bedding you can, and an assortment of textures and soft colors always makes a bed more inviting. Finally, don’t neglect the place you lay your head—your pillow. The perfect pillow can really make a difference in your sleep quality, and will make your bedroom seem even more inviting.

Room Darkening

Keeping your bedroom dark can really help it feel more like a sanctuary, especially if it gets bright first thing in the morning. If you can sleep in a bit, take advantage of room darkening shades to help keep the light out and encourage more restful sleep.

Create Atmosphere

Surround yourself with items you love, and especially focus on any spaces that are visible while lying in bed. Candles can create a tranquil mood in the room, and help you unwind after a long day. Essential oils can bring natural scents into the room, and certain oils, like lavender, can help to bring relaxation and have a calming effect. If you have wood floors, consider layering soft rugs beneath your bed so you can step onto a soft surface every morning. Every detail you add can help turn your bedroom into a sanctuary. Hopefully you have some great ideas on how to turn your bedroom into the sanctuary you have always wanted. Horizon Home Furniture in Atlanta is here to help, with a large selection of bedroom furniture for you to choose from. Shop our beds, dressers, nightstands, and mattresses to find the pieces that will complete your bedroom. Turning your bedroom into a sanctuary can give you the relaxation and rest you deserve.

Choosing the Perfect Dining Table

A dining table is a large piece of furniture that will dictate the look and feel of your dining space. Of course you want your table to be functional, but you also want something beautiful that you will be happy to sit down at day after day. Horizon Home Furniture in Atlanta has an amazing selection of unique dining tables at great prices! Read on for some tips on picking the perfect table, and stop in to our Atlanta store to browse our inventory!

Size

First things first, you have to decide on the size of dining table you need. For most people, their dining space will be the determining factor for how big of a table they can fit. Measure your space and allow for 42”-48” between the table edge and the wall. This will leave enough room to comfortably push out your chair and maneuver around the table. Allow for this same amount of clearance between the table and any other furniture in the room, such as a buffet. Even if a table will physically fit in a space, does it seem to work visually? A great way to visualize the table in your space is to use a sheet or blanket folded to the same size as your prospective table. Lay it in your room and see how it looks with the other furniture and features of the room. Once you know what size table will fit, and look best, in your dining area, you can move on to other (more fun!) considerations.

Number of Seats

So you have a dining room that can accommodate a large table—great! You should also evaluate how many chairs you will need on a regular basis around your table. If you have a large family, or if you are frequently entertaining, you will need space for a lot of chairs. Some dining tables have a large top, but the way the legs are configured leaves very little space for chairs. Each diner will need about two feet of eating space to feel comfortable and not cramped. Make sure that the table you choose will be adequate for the number of chairs, and the size of chairs, you plan to pair it with. Some tables are expandable, and can be extended from a small circle into an oval shape that can seat 12 or more guests. If you need the flexibility of sometimes hosting a larger group, an expandable table is a great choice for you. You will also want to consider where you will store any extra, unused chairs.

Shape

So you know what size table you are looking for, and how many seats you need, now you should consider the shape. Rectangular is the most common table shape, with square, round, and oval following in popularity. A rectangular table works well in a long, narrow room and leaves space for traffic flow. Many tables get wider as they get longer, so look for something that will fill, but not crowd, your dining space. Typical rectangular dining tables will accommodate 4 diners at 4 feet long, around 8 diners at 7 feet long, and up to 12 diners around 10 to 11 feet long. A rectangular table can be ornate and traditional, or have very clean lines and work great with a modern aesthetic. A round table works great for a smaller space, and eliminates having sharp corners to bump into. Because there are no corners, more people can fit around a smaller round table than a rectangular one. Some rooms are perfect for a round table, and if you choose a pedestal base you add in even more legroom. While round tables are great for small spaces, a really large round table makes a great statement piece. If you go large with a round table you may want to consider adding in a lazy susan to the middle so that it is easier to pass and reach food. Square tables, like round tables, put all of the diners at equal distances from each other and can make for a more intimate dining experience. Square tables in a square room can look great and really complement the space. There are other shapes as well, such as hexagonal or octagonal, or even triangular! While some of these look unique and interesting, you ultimately need to consider how functional they will be for sitting at and dining.

Live Edge

If you really want to step out of the box and have a truly original dining table, a live edge piece is the way to go. Horizon Home Furniture is Atlanta’s number one source for live edge furniture, and each piece is truly unique and unlike any other. Our live edge tables can have burls, knots, and wavy edges that are special and beautiful. A live edge table can be made to your specifications, and you can create the perfect size table for your needs. Check out our amazing selection of live edge furniture today!

Material

Choosing a material for your dining room table will depend on the style you are going for in your dining area. A deep, dark wood conveys a classic, traditional feel, while a slick glass topped table may be more at home in a modern dwelling. A zinc-topped table is great in an industrial space, while a table with rich woodgrain can add interest and warmth to a dining space. If you are eating three meals a day at your table, make sure it has a durable surface that can be easily cleaned. Different table materials can really change the look of your room, and if you are going for a light, airy feel make sure to stick to whites and light woods. If your dining space can handle something dark and dramatic you can choose a darker wood, or a metal or concrete look.

Height

Most dining tables come at pretty standard heights, but there can be some variations, and an inch lower or higher can make for an uncomfortable dining experience. Try out your table and preferred chairs in person to see if they are comfortable, and at the right height for dining. Some dining tables come in a counter-height that can be great for delineating a dining space from the surrounding room. These tables are usually difficult for small children to navigate, so think of how different height tables will work for your lifestyle. Now that you are armed with some guidelines, you are ready to pick out a great table! Horizon Home Furniture in Atlanta has an amazing selection of great dining room tables, and dining room sets, and our inventory is constantly changing! Come visit our showroom to find a table that is the perfect size, height, color, and material!  

Making the Most of Your Space

How to Make Your Small Living Room Feel Larger

If your living room feels cramped, dark or crowded, you may not need to knock out a wall just yet. Hold the sledgehammer, and try some of these tricks that can make your room seem larger, and give you more usable space. The right furniture pieces can transform a crowded living room into an airy, open space. And Horizon Home Furniture in Atlanta can help. As a top provider of intermediate to high end furniture at outlet prices, Horizon has remained one of Atlanta’s top furniture sources for designers and home-owners for over 16 years. Visit our 40,000 square foot showroom/warehouse in Atlanta’s Design District and let us become your source for designer furniture brands at unbeatable prices (we are often below wholesale, and typically 15-35% lower than the lowest internet prices). See for yourself why we were named one of the “Best Furniture Stores in Atlanta 2017”.

How to Easily Identify the Right Size Furniture

If your gigantic sofa is dwarfing the rest of your living room, it may be time to reconsider the scale of your furniture. There are plenty of other options for living room furniture, such as a smaller scale sofa, a loveseat, or several comfortable, coordinating chairs. Don’t feel you must have a large sofa in your living room to provide seating and style. Conversely, having too many small furniture pieces can make a space feel cluttered and messy. It’s always best to optimize space by first starting with a floor plan. Horizon Home Furniture can help you with that very easily and has a great selection of attractive and comfortable sofas and chairs, so you are sure to find something perfect for your small living room. Ask about some of our favorite picks for the Tiny Homes community we are furnishing in Tallahassee.

Consider a Neutral Palette

If your walls are dark, consider painting them a light, neutral color to open up your living room and make it visually larger. Coordinating your furniture with the walls, and keeping everything in a light, neutral palette, can help keep the eye moving around your living room and give the illusion of more space. When you use neutral furniture pieces, you can go more daring with the accessories and art!

Use Mirrors

Mirrors really can make a big difference in a small living room. Many designers adhere to the mantra that every room needs a mirror. This especially rings true in a small space. A mirror across from a window can bounce the natural light around the room and brighten up everything. A large mirror also gives the illusion of more space, visually opening up your living room and making it appear larger. Mirrors are easy to install, inexpensive, and have a great visual impact.

Visually Light Furniture

No matter the size of your furniture, avoiding skirted, low to the ground pieces can open up a small living room. Sofas and tables that sit on thin legs (midcentury styles are great for this!) make a small crowded room seem bigger. At Horizon Home Furniture, we have a huge selection of sofas, tables, benches and chairs that can visually lighten up your living room.

Versatile Furniture

If your living room is really small, you will want each of your furniture pieces to be extremely hardworking. Hidden storage in a bench or coffee table gives access to blankets or TV remotes. A pouf can double as seating or a small side table. A console table is a great option for a surface to put mail, and can also serve as a small desk. Use your imagination to get the most out of each living room furniture piece you choose. Visit our Facebook page to keep updated on our Tiny House reveals.

Draw the Eye Upward

Hanging your curtains near the ceiling, painting trim the same color as walls, and painting the ceiling a contrasting color, or installing floor to ceiling bookshelves, can all help draw the eye upward and open up the space. If a living room is small, utilizing the full ceiling height can help make the space seem larger.

“Float” Your Furniture

Pulling your furniture away from the walls, and floating it somewhere in the center can open up a small living room. Instead of crowding all of the furniture along the edges, and leaving space in the middle, floating your furniture gives more space at the edges of your room, and can create more visual and usable space. Try out different furniture arrangements (again, doing this on paper or letting our in-house designers help you with this - all at no charge) will help you see what configuration gives the most space. In any case, don’t despair! There is no need to completely remodel, when choosing the right furniture and arrangement can have such a big impact. Visit Horizon Home Furniture in Atlanta to shop our amazing selection of living room furniture, and furniture for your entire home. With our designer brands, huge selection, and outlet prices, you are sure to find the perfect pieces to open your living room up today!  

A Bench For Every Room

Benches serve the utilitarian purpose of seating, obviously, but they are quickly becoming a sought after design element for almost every room in the house. If you are looking to fill an awkward space, provide seating or room for display, or add visual weight and depth to another furniture piece, benches are a great solution. At Horizon Home Furniture we stock a large variety of benches, ottomans and poufs, and we are getting in new truckloads of furniture all the time! We serve the Atlanta area, and love to help people find amazing living room, bedroom and dining room designer furniture at outlet prices. Read on to see if your home could use a bench!

Dining Room

The dining room can be a great place for a bench! A bench can provide more seating, and you can use beautiful upholstered benches in place of chairs at your dining room table. Using a bench instead of chairs gives a clean, streamlined look; the benches can be pushed completely under the table and disappear. This allows whatever decor you have on your table to really shine, and highlights a great table centerpiece. Benches are also great as extra seating, and if you have an expandable dining room table you know that extra seating is nice, but lugging chairs to and from the dining room isn’t. A bench, or a few benches, placed strategically at the edges of a dining room can make extra seating within arm’s reach. Using benches at the edges of the room can also fill in empty spaces, and make a boring dining room space more interesting. Whether you need seating at your dining room table, are always needing extra seats for guests, or have an empty space in your dining room, consider using a bench!

Bedroom

A bedroom might seem like it has no use for a bench, but think again! A great trend in bedroom design utilizes a bench at the foot of the bed. When you choose an upholstered bench, this makes your bed appear larger, and more of a grounded focal point in the room. Of course, a bench in the bedroom also can provide seating, and can be a great place to take a quick break. A bench on a wall of the bedroom can be a place to store extra blankets or throw pillows, and using a boldly patterned blanket or pillow can add design into your room. A low bench can also be a great base for an assortment of plants, to bring some green into your bedroom! Use your imagination, and see where a bench could fit in your bedroom!

Bathroom

A bench in the bathroom? Yes! A bench can get a lot of use in a bathroom: as a place to stack towels, or as an extra seat. If you have a large bathroom, you may have space for an upholstered bench, but if you are worried about moisture, wood is the way to go. Horizon Home Furniture has a great selection of both upholstered and wood benches, and a live edge bench can really make a statement in your bathroom! We are Atlanta’s source for live edge furniture, and we employ local craftsman to make truly special pieces.

Coffee Table

A bench can serve as a coffee table in your living room! Especially if you are limited on space, a bench is a great substitution for a bulky table. Consider a wood bench if you are often needing a place to put food or drinks; this will provide stability and an easy to clean surface. If you love to put your feet up after a long day, an upholstered bench or ottoman gives you a comfortable place. Another great benefit of using a longer, rectangular bench, is the scale it provides to balance a long sofa. A short, square coffee table can oftentimes look too small next to a large sofa, and using a long bench can give your living room great design.

Behind the Sofa

A bench can also be placed behind the back of a sofa to give a spot to incorporate some decorative items into your living room. Using a bench like a console table, you can place plants, lamps, and more behind your sofa to spruce up an empty space. A bench behind a sofa can also provide additional seating, and can define a separate seating area. In addition to going behind a sofa, you can also use benches in place of a sofa, paired with chairs or other seating. Especially if you have a small space, a bench can give seating options without crowding an already small room. Look around your living room to see if a bench is the perfect design element that is missing.

Window Seat

A bench under a window, paired with a cushion or some pillows, can instantly transform the space into a window seat. If you have a window that needs nearby seating, a bench can provide low seating without obstructing the view. If you have a long row of windows, placing several benches next to each other can make one long bench that packs some serious visual punch. Any room can use a window seat, if you have a blank space near a window, consider turning a bench into a window seat.

Entryway

A more common use of a bench is in an entryway or mudroom. A bench provides the perfect place to take off or put on shoes, and can spruce up a bland entryway. Benches are great for sliding baskets under, to store shoes, hats, sports equipment, or anything else that needs corralling in your entryway. Whether you choose a sleek, modern bench, or a comfortable upholstered bench, bring storage, seating and design into your home with a bench in the entry.

Outdoors

Do you have a party or other gathering coming up that you plan to host outdoors? Benches can provide great, easily portable, outdoor seating and surfaces for food and drinks! If you choose a durable wood bench, such as teak, your bench can stay outdoors and handle some of the elements. An upholstered bench will need to be pulled in after your event, but most benches are lightweight and easy to move. Your backyard will look suddenly elegant and pulled together with the addition of benches, and your next party will have all of the seating and tabletops it needs! So what are you waiting for? You have surely thought of numerous places in your home that could use a fabulous new bench, now head to Horizon Home Furniture in Atlanta to find great benches for your living room, dining room, bathroom, bedroom, or any other place you can think of! Benches are one of the most versatile pieces of furniture, and we have many options for you to choose from—shop today!
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