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What Retailers Can Learn From IKEA's New Small Space Strategy

Many jokes and sitcom plots have been written about navigating the big-box maze that is an IKEA store. Couples fight and get lost, but the stories usually end with meatballs — and occasionally…

The Importance of Lighting for the Ceiling

When people are designing the lighting for their homes, they're thinking about lighting the art and the table tops or illumination for the bathrooms and in closets, but what they may not be…

Why You May Not Have To Pay For Augmented Reality

Free augmented reality (AR) services. Let that sink in. It may sound too good to be true, but right now, developers at Mozilla, creator of the Firefox browser, are working on developing an AR tool…

2017 Year in Review

We asked, “How was business in 2017?” Here’s what they’re saying. “2017 was a year of growth and introspection for Terracotta. We completed the expansion of our office, broke ground on some very…

A Disturbance in the Design: New Study Finds Disrupting Trends in Interior Design

Dramatic disruptive trends have reared their heads in the luxury interior design industry, according to a new study from Unity Marketing and The Home Trust International.  To-The-Trade Interior…

Amazon's New Furniture Brands and What They Mean for Your Showroom

After months of speculation and a few trade market appearances, Amazon officially entered the furniture game this month with the launch of two new private label brands, Rivet and Stone & Beam.…

Decorate the Lighting & Decor Atrium with IKEA Place

In some ways, augmented and virtuality reality tools are old news when it comes to furniture. Wayfair's app lets buyers preview furniture in their homes before buying, and Lowe's and Pottery Barn…

5 Blog Topics to Teach Millennials About Buying Furniture

The comments sections of news articles can be some of the most enlightening places on the internet (provided you stay off hard news comment sections). A comment from the article "Why Does This Couch…

How Smart Should Furniture Be: Ikea's Furniture Survey

C by GE now sells a lamp that can order pizza. If a lamp can do it, why can't your couch? But if you build it, will consumers buy it? That's what furniture maker IKEA wants to know. The company…

How Augmented and Virtual Reality Technology is Changing Retail

A recent study from U.K. mixed reality company DigitalBridge concluded that consumers are less likely to buy the right items for their home – and less likely to shop in general – because they can’t…
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