It’s a familiar sight in your home: an array of antique furniture, antique art, and decorative glassware.
It’s what you’ll be able to buy when the National Furniture Sales Association (NFSA) launches a new home decor guide next month.
But if you’re not sure what you’re buying, the NFSA is here to help.
“This is the first time the NFSC has created a guide that’s going to be available to consumers,” said NFSA executive director Robert Nitzsch.
“It’s the first comprehensive guide on the topic that will help consumers make an informed purchase.”
The NFSC, which is funded by the American Furniture and Home Furnishings Association, will provide the guide in three versions: one with the basics covered and one with additional information, such as recommendations for furniture, and recommendations for decor accessories.
The first edition of the guide is available to members of the public for free.
The second edition will be available in February for $39.95, with the third edition to follow in May.
The NFSA also has an “in-depth guide on home decor” that is expected to be launched in April.
This guide will include recommendations on how to design a room, furnishings, and decor accessories, according to NFSA spokesperson Amy Zilber.
It also includes tips on how not to make a bad decision.
“The guide will have specific information on what to look for in home decor and also what to avoid,” said Zilberg.
“The goal is to get consumers to buy more than just the basic elements of home decor.”
Nitzsch said that the guide should not be considered a guide on how best to decorate your home.
Instead, it’s aimed at consumers who want to learn more about what they should be doing.
“I think this is the best way to communicate with consumers on this topic,” Nitzch said.
“We hope that consumers will have a good understanding of what they need to know in order to make the right choices.”
The guide comes with an index of furniture and accessories, a shopping guide, a furniture list, and a decor tips section.
The guide also includes “excellent, curated information” for the NFSP and the NFAA.
Nitzsh said the NFSS was a major contributor to the guide’s creation.
“We know that we have a lot of great resources and information that consumers can use,” Nizsch said.
“What we know is that consumers need to be able access all of that information,” he said.
The NFSA will also work with the NFIA to develop the guide.
The new guide will be free for anyone with an online account.NFSA is a trade association representing more than 700,000 home decor professionals.
The group promotes home decor for all ages and income levels, and works to educate consumers on the benefits of home furnishings.
For more information, visit www.nfsa.org.
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