Under the leadership of owner JoAnn England—a longtime Halls resident, mother of two, and booster for locally owned businesses—Sofas & More’s independent mom-and-pop operation has enlivened the homes of its customers since 1995. As customers peruse the fleet of La-Z-Boy recliners or sofas from Klaussner, friendly staff members guide them through home-decor decisions with a friendly, low-pressure demeanor, unhindered by the need to disassemble their towering couch forts. In addition to equipping living rooms with comfortable sitting spaces and high-end entertainment centers, the spacious showroom fills in dining rooms with designer table sets of solid hardwood and bedrooms with mattresses from Serta and Tempur-Pedic.
The Bed Store keeps human forms intact and relaxed by promoting quality shut-eye time with a variety of plush, firm, memory-foam, and pillow-top mattresses. Take a running start toward a pampered bedtime and belly flop onto a queen SleepQuest Latitude firm mattress set bolstered by tempered bonnell coils and easy-to-count sheep ($298). The twin SleepQuest Canyon European pillow-top set is ideal for guest rooms ($368), and the queen Serta Natural Start Dahlia Plush set turns ordinary bedrooms into master bedrooms ($1,048). Customers may also placate tired backs with a selection of Vivon, Sterling and Thomas, and Better Homes and Gardens mattress sets such as the king Zalia memory foam ($1,148), which contours to bodies like a sleeping bag filled with Jello. Included with all sets are two premium pillows and a mattress protector.
With a wide assortment of closeout mattresses by trusted brands such as Sealy, Serta, and Simmons, Mr. Mattress is a go-to destination for shoppers. There's a design to suit every preference from firm and pillow-top to latex and many more. Patrons can also find memory-foam mattresses built with bamboo fibers to dissipate heat and keep bodies comfortable throughout the night.
Mattress Firm's large selection of beds from such brand names as Sealy, Simmons Beauty Rest, and TempurPedic ranges from the soft, cushy Direct Milan pillow top (starting at $398) to the firm-and-supportive Direct Havana (starting at $178). Browse the full selection on Mattress Firm's website using an Internet connection and Internet-ready navigation device.
Calloway's Lamps & Shades has been a trusted purveyor of home lighting and accessories for 65 years, and it continues to illuminate customers' abodes with a stock of more than 4,000 lampshades ($10–$400) in styles that range from ultrabasic to bulb-dimming bombshell. Luminescence-loving staffers can answer shoppers' common lighting queries, such as how to determine optimal light-bulb wattage or how often lampshades get soused enough to wear other lampshades at holiday parties. Must-have pieces of home miscellany also lure customers with utilitarian magnetism and include umbrellas ($15–$24), Seda France candles ($20), and Venetian-style goblets ($36). In addition to offering 150 hanging fixtures, including an elegant Moroccan fixture ($45), Calloway's also provides one-day expert lamp repair that can coax busted desk lamps into the light and sweet-talk genies into granting mulligans on unwisely spent third wishes.