Thursday, November 29, 2018

Plan Effectively for the Right Entertainment Furniture – For You

When you’ve selected the perfect giant plasma TV, stereo sound, and the coolest game system, don’t let it all be for naught because you didn’t map out your floor space to fit the right kind of entertainment furniture. Here at Jerusalem Furniture we have many years of satisfying shoppers just like you with the TV stands, fireplace inserts, and more to make their entertainment rooms the showplaces they’ve always wanted. Basically, all you need is a tape measure, a pencil, and a little time and patience, and you too can enjoy the home of your dreams. Let’s get started!

 entertainment center with fireplace

Will It All Fit?

You might be dreaming of a grand wall entertainment center with shelves galore. But if your living space only allots you a few square feet with which to enjoy your TV, you may have to put that particular fantasy on hold. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t get the biggest screen you can imagine AND enjoy it with shelves and a beautiful artificial fireplace giving off light AND heat! Maybe a corner unit is your answer. First, using your tape measure and pencil, find out just how much square footage along the wall you have to play with. Write those numbers down for when you come to us, so you can check them against the dimensions of our items in stock.

Next, check the size of your TV screen, if you already have it, against the space allotted for it in our TV stands and wall units. The dimension quoted on your TV’s cardboard box measures diagonally across the screen so be sure to do likewise when scoping out your new entertainment furniture.

 Simple TV stand

Save Your Vision: Position Your Entertainment Furniture Right

It turns out some folk wisdom is correct: you’d best not sit too close to the TV. Make sure you have at least 3 feet between you and the screen, more if your set is bigger, up to 7 feet for home-theater setups.

Also, your best placement of your TV has the screen’s bottom aligned with your line of sight when seated. So have a friend sit in your TV room chair or sofa and hold the tape at eye level while you walk to the wall. Gently mark the wall where your line of sight will be, then take the tape and record the distance from that spot to the floor. The shelf on which you will place your TV should be no more than 1 foot below that mark.

When you’ve mapped out your space and have a good idea what you want, our Greater Philadelphia stores including our Pennsauken, NJ location are ready for you. Happy viewing on your new entertainment furniture.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Why Choosing the Perfect Living Room Sofa Should Be Atop Your Priority List

It may not seem like such a pressing issue at first, but finding the right living room sofa to complement your home can completely change your day-to-day life. From aesthetics to functionality, there are multiple reasons why this decision can drastically improve your home.  We here at Jerusalem Furniture pride ourselves on finding the right fit for our customers by identifying each of their individual needs and making suggestions based on our years of experience in the business.

 beige sectional sofa

Practical Questions

You may be asking yourself: “Where do I start?” With so many options to choose from, identifying your needs is the most important when deciding on which living room sofa to select. Here are some important questions to ask yourself:

1. How much space am I working with?
2. Who will primarily be using the sofa?
3. What kind of statement do I want to make?

Once you know where you are putting your new living room sofa, it is crucial to make sure you have sufficient room. For people with a large open area, a bigger sectional sofa is a great addition to any living room. For people with smaller living spaces, a standard-sized sofa or loveseat could be just what the doctor ordered.

Will guests be staying overnight? Maybe a pull-out bed would be best.  Do you frequently return home from a stressful day of work feeling sore? Maybe some recliner therapy is in order!

 vinyl sleeper sofa

Artistic Freedom

Once you know who the primary living room sofa-sitters will be, you can then address the visual aspect of the sofa and determine what kind of vibe you are looking to create. Many families prefer a traditional approach, while many single socialites prefer making a bold statement when choosing the color, shape, and material.

Regardless of your personal situation, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is more than happy to assist. You should feel comfortable knowing that Jerusalem is one of the top furniture stores in Pennsauken,NJ.   

It may seem overwhelming at first, but don’t worry. At Jerusalem Furniture, we have your back… literally!