Movin’ on Out: Dorm Essentials under $100

Dorm essentials under $100 from Homemakers Furniture

The time has come! You’ve graduated high school, you’ve had the party and now it’s time to start preparing for the next step: moving into a dorm. Most dorm rooms come furnished but you may be missing extra pieces necessary for storage or studying.

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Eco-Friendly Furniture: Style You Can Feel Good About

Eco-Friendly Furniture from Homemakers

At Homemakers, we care about the environment. Between recycling our own materials and offering free mattress recycling services, we’re working hard to reduce our eco footprint. We’re also empowering furniture shoppers, just like you, to create a sustainable home with our collection of eco-friendly furniture. Keep reading to discover sustainable and environmentally friendly furniture that you can feel good about bringing home!

Summer Color Scheme Ideas From Around Des Moines

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Whether you’re painting your walls or updating your home décor, picking a color scheme is the place to start. It’s also a great way to avoid clashing colors in any room.

Right now, summer’s vibrant hues are in season, and we’re finding color inspiration all over our locale. Below, you’ll find color combinations based on a few of our favorite Des Moines sights. Give your home some pick-me-up with these fun palettes!

Looking for more color ideas? Explore our 2016 Pantone color series and check back soon to find home décor ideas from Pantone’s fall color palette.

Outdoor Activities for Kids of All Ages

outdoor activities for kids

It’s ice cream melting, swimsuit wearing, kid entertaining season! As school days fade into distant memories and the choruses of “I’m booored” begin, make sure your young ones aren’t lazing into excessive screen time indoors. Get unplugged and into the wild outdoors for endless entertainment. Even a tame backyard or cozy & compact patio will do the trick for refreshing summer crafts, stimulating activities and fun outdoor games for kids.

We’ve collected some lively activities that your kids can enjoy in the fresh breeze with warm sun rays kissing their skin. Inspire excitement to enjoy summer outside with this fun outdoor summer bucket list!

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6 Outdoor Party Ideas to get Excited About

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The heat is on! Time to take the party outdoors. Whether you’re ready or not, swimsuit season is coming. Soon you’ll be lounging under shady palms, turquoise waves and white sand caressing your toes. Or, more accurately for our area, you’ll find yourself kicking up pebbly Midwest sand, carrying folding chairs to the charming, less-turquoise waters of Raccoon River.

Warm weather also brings the glorious return of sticky popsicle fingers and aroma of juicy grilled meat wafting on the breeze. Your calendar may already resemble a Jackson Pollock with scribbled reminders of Father’s Day grill outs, birthday get-togethers and graduation parties.

When the party comes to your backyard, be prepared with the perfect outdoor furniture, party themes and décor. Even if you have a cozy & compact patio, we have the goods to simplify your planning.

Here are six party themes along with the perfect furniture for any event that comes your way.