Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Welcome Home Fall

Fall will be here in less than a month! As always, autumn is an exciting time as we see nature’s beauty change colors, the weather becomes cooler and seasonal foods are enjoyed like butternut squash, pumpkin pie and apple cider. Fall is also a wonderful time to invite the season’s radiant beauty into our home and entertain guests in comfort and style. Below are some simple suggestions from Connell’s Furniture & Mattresses to help you welcome fall into your home with style.

  • Use decorative centerpieces: One simple idea to add pops of color and fall inspired decoration into your home is through centerpieces. Place some small gourds in a glass bowl and set them on the center of your dining room table, and spread out some colorful plastic leaves on a sofa table for fall inspiration.
  • Spread fall’s aroma through your home: Few things are more welcoming than the inviting scents of fall, like warm apples, pumpkin pie, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. The easiest way to spread fall’s aroma through your home – as well as small bursts of color – is through scented candles placed around your living room, bedroom, dining room and kitchen. Nonetheless, if you enjoy to use your culinary skills, nothing smells – and tastes – better than freshly baked apple pie, warm apple cider, etc …
  • Adorn your front door with a wreath: If you enjoy a do-it-yourself project, making your own wreath can be a fun activity for you and the kids. Simply buy a grapevine wreath, and add your own decorations, such as plastic leaves, pinecones, corn husks, etc … And if you’re not much for DIY projects, you can easily purchase an inexpensive fall wreath.
  • Carve a pumpkin! Pumpkin carving is an activity the whole family can enjoy! Plus, it makes a great decoration. Once carved, place your pumpkin in a windowsill, on the front porch or even set it somewhere in the house it can be enjoyed. Oh, and don’t forget to roast your pumpkin seeds!
  • Change up your fall furniture fashions! Whether it’s time to give your whole home a makeover with new furniture, or time to change a few colors, now’s the time during the Big Trade in Sale at Connell’s Furniture & Mattresses in Mt. Vernon and Newark. Redo an entire room in fall colors, or update several select pieces with gorgeous throws, blankets, rugs and slipcovers to help bring fall’s colors home.

Stop by either of Connell’s two showrooms today and let one of our friendly and professional sales representatives help you find the latest fall furniture fashions at prices you’re sure to love.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Get Ready For Labor Day!


469608815Labor Day is almost upon us as we celebrate it on September 1 this year. It marks the final 3-day weekend before autumn. For some, Labor Day is a bittersweet holiday weekend since it informally indicates the end of summer. And for others, it’s a joyous holiday weekend that welcomes in all things autumn – cooler weather, the changing colors of leaves, fall foods, football, haunted houses, etc … Regardless if you’re sad to see summer coming to an end, or you welcome fall with open arms, Connell’s Furniture & Mattress has some terrific Labor Day inspired ideas to help you enjoy your 3-day weekend.

  • Festivals, Food, Music, Parades and More! No matter what your interest is, there are plenty of activities going on in Central Ohio you and your family are sure to love. Pack up the family and head to a bluegrass festival in Newark during Bluegrass, Barbecue and Boom, or checkout the Sweet Corn Festival in Millersport or a parade in Pickerington. For more ideas visit the Columbus Dispatch.
  • Go Camping. Make the most of summer’s final 3-day weekend with a camping adventure. Take fishing poles, a tent, hiking gear or whatever you prefer, and head to a lake or a scenic campsite and enjoy the weekend with family and friends!
  • Picnic. Enjoy a family picnic at a park or even in the back yard. Pack some fun foods, and take a Frisbee or kite for a day of easy-going fun with the family.
  • Relax! Labor Day is a day off work, so make the most of it by relaxing! Stay home and enjoy the peace and quiet with a good book, a lawn chair and your favorite beverage.
  • Get ready for fall with the latest home furnishings. Connell’s in Mt. Vernon & Newark is ready to help you take home the latest fall fashions and colors for any room in your home! Bring fall colors indoors with accents, chairs, throws, pillows, bedding ensembles and more in fall’s best colors; reds, yellows, oranges and browns.

From all of us at Connell’s, we’re wishing you and your family a happy and safe Labor Day weekend!