• 4 Quick & Easy Storage Tips For Your Space

    Whether you’re living in a tiny apartment with limited space or in a sprawled-out home, storage is something we never seem to have enough of. Lately there has been a shift in focus towards smaller spaced living further reinforcing the importance of maximizing your space while tapping into smart and creative ways to achieve this. One of the most efficient ways is through proper storage and we’re pleased to offer a few tips.

    Tip 1: Don’t Underestimate Your Bed

    The bedroom is where you spend most of your time sleeping however, it’s also a great place for storage. Why not maximize your space by purchasing a storage bed?

    Although it may not be Feng Shui and some experts may cringe at the idea of storing items under your bed, if you are lacking space, a storage bed is an efficient way to save space and take control of your inventory. Ideal for small starter apartments, modern storage beds come in a range of designs from very basic with clean lines to more luxe, upholstered options. Enter Surplus Furniture & Mattress:

    This is a contemporary style luxurious chocolate finished three-drawers chest bed made with wooden frame. The lavish bookcase headboard combines modest with contemporary design and solid wooden detailing. The elegantly designed storage drawers give your bedroom additional space along with a simplified design. Striking and cozy this twin storage bed will enhance the beauty of your bedroom and it is a perfect choice for youth.

    Tip 2: Choose a bedroom set that has enough storage

    Aside from the style of your home and your personal style, functionality is key when choosing a bedroom set. Look for adequate storage so that you can declutter; Your bedroom is a sanctuary and having clutter will only affect the romance and feel of a room. This Harlinton 6-piece grey bedroom set from the Signature Design by Ashley, is urban chic and equipped with ample storage space for your clothing and accessories. The nightstand has quick-access drawers to store your bedtime essentials. To top it off, it is also equipped with a power cord and two USB charging stations for easy access to power.

    Tip 3: Make use of your Coffee Table

    Coffee tables are not just a pretty accessory! They’re perfect for storing and displaying your favorite magazines, household ornaments and small items. Opt for our Hatsuko Dark Brown Lift Top coffee table; With its clean lines and chic style, this coffee table is contemporary style at its finest. Dark finish pairs nicely with brushed-nickel-tone hardware, while roomy lower shelf offers ample space and keeps tabletop free of clutter. The Additional storage under lift-top surface makes this an exceptional space saver.

    Tip 4: The Only Way is Up
    When space is limited, look for tall and narrow dressers or armories and corner cabinets so that your space will look less cluttered and you can move around more. Add the perfect corner piece to any room with this versatile cappuccino accent etagere complete with five tray style shelves. This contemporary piece adds additional display space as well as compliments any décor in your home.

    Space does not have to be a luxury, with these simple tips you can enjoy your living quarters without having to compromise too much on your precious belongings.

  • Is it time to replace your mattress?

    Mattresses, like anything else in your house, wears out over time. The problem is, there are no solid signs for replacing your mattress. For instance, it’s easy to tell if you need a new roof, or new running shoes. If your roof starts to leak, or your running shoes develop a tear, then it’s time to replace them. Easy. But your mattress could look fine, yet still need to be replaced.

    We use our mattresses every day, approximately 1/3 of our lifetime. And year after year, your mattress is collecting dust mites, bacteria, mold and fungus. Multiplying. This accumulation can cause asthma, allergies, rashes, and respiratory issues. So it’s important to protect and keep your mattress clean with sheets, covers and protectors. Especially, since we can’t toss the mattress in a washing machine.

    Did you know: the average person replaces their mattress every 9 years, some even keep their mattress for 20 years. Would your running shoes last 9 years?

    It’s important to point out that all mattresses are different, so they wear out on their own time frame. No different than their owners. Overtime our bodies change, our needs change, and mattress technology improves.

    Listen to your body.

    If you struggle to get out of bed each morning, then your mattress may be the cause. For instance, if you are tossing and turning throughout the night, or waking up stiff and sore, then these are calling signs that your mattress has thrown in the towel. Take a moment and ask yourself these questions:

    1. Are you sleeping better (or worse) than one year ago?
    2. Are you waking up stiff and sore?
    3. Does your mattress show signs of wear and tear? (ie: sags, lumps, valleys, creakiness)
    4. Would a new mattress improve your sleep?

    If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then it’s time for a new mattress. Take a look at your mattress tag, it’s recommended that if your mattress is more than 8 years old, then it’s time to replace. Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse has tons of Serta and Signature mattresses in stock ready for Same Day Delivery! So stop resisting-a-rest and hurry into our warehouse today and let one of our sleep experts help you find the perfect mattress set!

  • Bedroom Space

    screen-shot-2017-01-04-at-12-15-58-pmscreen-shot-2017-01-04-at-12-16-17-pmYour bedroom is perhaps the most important room in your home. It's the place where you sleep, so it's important for it to be a relaxing environment. You also want it to be arranged in a practical manner so you can move around the space as you go through your daily routine. It's easy to create a beautiful room without sacrificing your personal style. Here are a few tips you can follow to arrange your bedroom furniture in an appealing and functional way.

    screen-shot-2017-01-04-at-12-14-49-pmTraditionally, folks tend to place a double, queen-sized, or king-sized bed against the centre of the wall opposite the main door to the room. With this arrangement, the headboard is the centre of attention as you enter the room. If the dimensions of your room prevent you from positioning your bed on the wall across from the door, other possible choices depend on which walls are long enough to accommodate the bed. Diagonal placement works well when you have the space. Do not place a bed under a window, if the window will frequently be open. Open windows can create uncomfortable drafts. Positioning a bed between two windows, however, works well. Consider nontraditional furniture arrangements if doing so will free up space or use space in a more interesting way.


    A master bedroom doesn’t have to be huge, but it does need to offer the amenities you need. If your space is less masterful than you’d like, look at some of the following suggestions for decorating your bedroom:

    ● Make the bedroom look larger by eliminating clutter.
    ● Use only necessary furniture. If you can, push a chest of drawers into a walk-in closet to free up floor space.
    ● Keep the bed visually low. Use a headboard, but don’t use a footboard, and opt for something other than a four-poster bed, all of which tend to take up space visually, making the room seem smaller.
    ● Keep all your furniture — like the rest of your colour scheme — light.
    ● Light coloured furniture, walls, floors, window treatments, and bedding make a room seem bigger.

    screen-shot-2017-01-04-at-12-15-11-pmTEEN BEDROOMS

    Teenagers usually know what they want in a bedroom and aren’t slow to tell you that they need storage for books and music and space for their collections of just about anything you can name. They have firm ideas about style and colours, so ask! And when your son or daughter requests a wild colour, do your best to persuade him or her tscreen-shot-2017-01-04-at-12-17-08-pmo use it as an accent.

    More and more activities from surfing the Net to entertaining take place in a teen’s room. Extra seating and small tables provide space for visitors. Keep furnishings practical and easy to care for.


  • Headboards

    Screen Shot 2016-07-21 at 3.31.41 PMA headboard offers a visual focal point for the room, just as the bed itself does. A headboard also helps set the mood of the room, whether that mood is traditional, modern, comfortable, or funky. A bed with a headboard also looks more formal than one without. A headboard makes it obvious that some effort has gone into the design of the room instead of various pieces of furniture haphazardly thrown together.

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    To work well as a visual focus, a headboard must not only look good, it must also fit within the context of the room. An ultra-modern headboard would clash with otherwise antique and romantic decor. Most broad design schemes include a choice of colours. The colour of a headboard can either match the colour scheme of the rest of the room, or it can offer a contrast. The key is for the relationship between the headboard and the rest of the room to look deliberate.

    Screen Shot 2016-07-21 at 3.31.13 PMThere have never been as many varieties of upholstered headboards available as there are today. Upholstered headboards vary so much in style - some give a tailored masculine look, some are stark and modern, some add Regency glamour, and others are completely over the top. Some factors to consider when designing an upholstered headboard: shape, size, will it attach to your bed frame or be mounted on your wall, colour selection, shape and size selection and etc.

    Screen Shot 2016-07-21 at 3.31.56 PMAlso, if the thought of making all of these decisions is overwhelming and you just want to get on with it already, there are plenty of beautiful, ready-to-deliver upholstered headboards just waiting to be set up in your house! Make sure you check out our entire line-up at one of our warehouses across Canada!

  • Bedroom Makeover

    Screen Shot 2016-05-16 at 3.25.12 PMWith busy lives full of family, friends and work, our bedroom is oftentimes the place we go to relax and escape everyday life. When done right, bedrooms should be stress-free private sanctuaries full of soothing colours, comfortable bedding and plush pillows. 

    Screen Shot 2016-05-16 at 3.23.00 PMSetting that tone is often a challenge, especially when kids often take precedence, but a quick makeover can easily transition even the most in-need space. Bedroom designs are extremely personal, making them among the most difficult spaces to decorate. Figuring out your ideal furniture layout is the first (and biggest) decision you need to make. By the time you add dressers, nightstands, armoires and a bed, your space can easily get cramped. This is why figuring out the proper layout is essential to the perfect bedroom design. The key is to create a room that provides enough storage yet still leaves open space to move around. Measure the furniture and visualize or tape out where it will go so you can judge what will actually fit. Be sure to leave plenty of walking space, and double check that drawers and cabinets have enough room to open properly. When picking your bed spot, think about windows and doors.

    Screen Shot 2016-05-16 at 3.24.15 PMOnce you've settled on a layout, take time to find a colour scheme and decorations that reflect your personality. Although your colour scheme is often a personal opinion, there are some paint colours that are more relaxing and therefore better suited for your sleeping spot. Brighter colours may lead to a better mood, but it also might keep you up longer at night. If you have a significant other, you should also consider using neutral colours so everyone stays happy. Purple and pink might be too feminine, so try variations of green, grey or brown instead.

  • How to Set Up Your Perfect Bedroom


    The way you arrange furniture is extremely critical and it can make a big difference if done properly. Everyone can design their own perfect space with just a little bit of thought and a lot of experimentation. Thinking of different ways to set up new furniture is the most fun part about setting up your house.

    At Surplus furniture we have a wide variety of bedroom furniture that will fit any of your specific needs you have when moving into a new house or apartment. When it comes to arranging furniture in your apartment, it’s sometimes necessary to get a little creative. Sometimes, the most difficult room to design is the bedroom. We have everything you need to make your dream bedroom.

    Before you start deciding where to put what, think about the furniture you’re using and try to use only the pieces that are necessary for the room to function. This is especially important in small apartments when there isn’t a lot of extra space– using fewer pieces will make the room look and feel a lot more spacious. If your room is extra tiny, use taller dressers and shelves to get more storage while taking up less room.

    (7400DE) Dark Espresso Complete Bed by Crown Mark

    It’s a good idea to experiment with different arrangements on paper before you start pushing furniture around the room. That way, you can eliminate some of the options that won’t work and potentially save your floor or walls from scratches or marks while moving your dresser for the zillionth time (believe me, it happens). Measure at least your biggest items (bed, dresser, shelves, etc.), as well as the dimensions of your room, then sketch out a couple of different options.

    rightmattressOnce you’re ready to put the pencil and paper down, and start actually arranging, begin with your bed. Traditionally, beds are placed on the wall opposite the door or the largest one with no windows. In a small bedroom, you may have to break these guidelines, though. Find a spot for your bed that makes the most sense to you, just make sure you can open and close your bedroom and closet doors. Also, while placing your bed under windows is totally OK from a design perspective, you may find yourself feeling uncomfortable drafts over the winter.

    So, when moving into a new place, and you won't settle for anything but the best for your bedroom, come on down to Surplus Furniture; you'll be glad you did!

  • Tips on Choosing a Bed

    After a long tiring day, there is no place you would rather be but your bedroom. This is the why most of us really take time in choosing the best for bedroom furniture. If it's time for you to get a new bed, don't hit the shops without following our tips for bed shopping.

    1. Measure

    First thing to consider is the space where the bed will be placed. You should have enough space on both sides to accommodate any furniture you plan to place. In addition, think about what the bed height will be once the mattress is in place.

    Check this previous blog for tips on Measuring for Furniture

    2. Style

    As you shop look for a frame style that suits your taste, whether it's modern or classic. Modern decor features a neutral colour palette ranging from whites through creams, beiges, greys, and rich browns and black.

    (0484GR) Carrara Grey Bedroom Set by Dynamic Furniture (0484GR) Carrara Grey Bedroom Set by Dynamic Furniture

    Classic designs are also dominated by browns but it usually has upholstery and can never go out of style.

    (7400DE) Dark Espresso Complete Bed by Crown Mark (7400DE) Dark Espresso Complete Bed by Crown Mark

    3. Getting The Right Price

    Where else can you get the best pieces worth your penny but in the nearest Surplus Furniture Store. Not only do we have awesome furniture, we also have the best deals for you.


    beds Check out our bedroom packages which could include a dresser, a mirror, and a bedside table or a nightstand.


    Now you have the basics with you. As you head to our store, you may still have some questions. This you need not worry as our sales persons would definitely be able to assist you.

  • Shopping for a Dresser

    When shopping for a dresser, there are a few factors to consider:

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    Budget: Choose what material you want, whether it is laminate, solid wood or wood with veneers. Choose whether you want a fully-assembled dresser or don’t mind purchasing a flat-pack dresser you assemble yourself. Choose the style and colour after you have all of the more practical considerations nailed down. As your dresser will be an important focal point to your room, it is important that the design and colour reflect your personal taste.

    Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 11.25.45 AMTo find the perfect dresser with the features that are right for you, measure your space and assess your storage and organization needs.

    Take measurements and decide where you'd like your dresser to go. Think about the scale of the dresser. You don't want one that is too big or too small, and you want to make sure it fits the style of the other pieces of furniture in the room.

    Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 11.26.00 AMMeasure the width, height, and depth that your space can accommodate. If you're thinking of putting your dresser below a window, pay extra attention to the height. Make sure you have room to open and close the drawers easily, 10-12 inches should be sufficient. If you're thinking of tucking the dresser behind a door or in a corner, check the swing of your closet and bedroom doors to make sure you have enough clearance

    Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 11.27.51 AMIf you have young children, you might want to look for safety features such as tip-proof dressers. This important safety feature is offered on all our Simmonds Bedroom sets.

    To protect your clothing, our Simmons Sets offer felt lined drawers and dust proof bottom drawers.

    Jewelry and other small accessories are a good fit for smaller drawers, while bulkier items like sweaters will be best in deeper, larger drawers. If you're looking to store a combination of items, consider a dresser with different sized drawers.

    Now you are ready to start shopping! Stop by Surplus Furniture and let us help you find your Dream Dresser!

  • 4 Exclusive Simmons Bedroom Packages

    Recently, Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse introduced four new Simmons bedroom sets exclusive to Surplus Furniture stores across Canada. The four styles introduced have been selected to appeal to anyone and everyone and can be viewed on our website at

    What sets these bedrooms apart from most is the attention to the finishing details. All four have premium multi step finishes, constructed with select veneers and hardwood, snag free finished drawer interiors, felt lined top drawers, dovetail drawer construction, centre metal drawer glides, dust proof bottom drawers, centre leg bed support system, deluxe bevelled glass mirrors and custom handles and hardware.


    NANTUCKET Casual cottage styling this bedroom features a stately oversized framed panel bed, transitional antique black finish, beautiful full return crown mouldings, oversized cup pull hardware and graceful turned bun feet.

    Nantucket Bedroom Set by Simmons Furniture! Nantucket Bedroom Set by Simmons Furniture!

    RALEIGH Casual country cottage styling featuring a stately oversized framed panel bed, warm aged maple finish, beautiful full return crown mouldings, graceful turned bun feet and wood knob pull drawers.

    Raleight Bedroom Set by Simmons Furniture! Raleight Bedroom Set by Simmons Furniture!

    METROPOLITAN Clean contemporary styling featuring a stunning two toned framed panel bed, rich two tone inside out cherry and toast finish, classic wood framed case design, oversized full cast bar hardware and clean tapered high leg styling.

    Metropolitan Bedroom Set by Simmons Furniture! Metropolitan Bedroom Set by Simmons Furniture!

    SEDONA Sophisticated styling featuring stunning two tone framed panel bed, rich two tone inside out cherry and toast finish, classic wood framed case design, oversized full cast bar hardware and clean tapered high leg styling.

    (1004SE) Sedona Bedroom Set by Simmons Furniture! (1004SE) Sedona Bedroom Set by Simmons Furniture!

    If you are in the market for a premium bedroom set at a great price visit one of our showrooms to see firsthand the quality and styling of a brand you can trust Simmons.

  • Bunk Beds

    Bunk beds have come a long way in terms of style and the varied designs can appeal to any child. Allow yourself to be creative when decorating a bedroom so you can coordinate with any themed room; princess, military or even a space ship. There are many benefits to selecting bunk beds:

    They help you make the most of your space

    The most obvious benefit of bunk beds is that they allow two people to sleep in the same space that one person would normally fit in. This frees up enough room to give your children space to play and use their imagination.. Surplus Furniture has units that even include storage space, something you can never get enough of when you have small children.

    You can save money buying a bunk bed

    It is usually more budget friendly to buy a bunk bed rather than buying two single beds. You won’t need to buy headboards, as these are included with the beds. Some models convert into other pieces of furniture allowing you to save money on household furniture too!

    (3000MH) Mission Hills Twin/Twin Complete Bunk Bed! (3000MH) Mission Hills Twin/Twin Complete Bunk Bed!

    It can create a strong sibling bond between your children. Many experts agree that siblings close to the same age sharing a room will develop a greater bond. Even if you have plenty of room in the house, many experts would still recommend having children of similar ages sharing a bedroom. Bunk This is invaluable for forging lifelong relationships sibling relationships.

    Bunk beds are very practical

    If you are caring for someone throughout the night a Bunk beds will make this a lot easier, ensuring that you are there every single minute of the night.

    How to Reduce the Risk of Bunk Bed Accidents

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    You've got the bunk bed and your kids are excited about it. What can you do to make it safer for them and give yourself some peace of mind?

    Pick the Right Spot

    • Put the bed in a corner. That will provide at least two walls for support and to prevent falls.
    • Don't put the bed near a ceiling fan. This also goes for hanging light fixtures.
    • Set up a night light near the ladder. It will make climbing down and up in the dark much safer.
    • Clear the floor area. Make sure the floor around the bed is always free of sharp or hard objects like toys, chests, or furniture. That way, if there is a fall, there are fewer dangerous things to strike.

    Check the Equipment

    • Follow the assembly instructions carefully. Don't leave parts out and don't use substitute or “jury-rigged” replacement parts.
    • Check the structure for any cracks, loose screws, or weak points. This applies to both wooden and metal bed supports. Test the bed's sturdiness, watching for wobble or loose joints. On metal frames, periodically check all the welds and look for any thin cracks in the paint near the joints. Never let kids sleep in a bed —new or used — that is broken or damaged. That goes for the lower bunk as well as the upper one.
    • Make sure the upper bed's foundation is strong. Check the mattress support slats and use all the cross ties correctly.
    • Make sure the ladder isn't loose or broken. It should be firmly secured to the bed frame.
    • Put guardrails on both sides the top bunk. Even if one side is against the wall, a guardrail can prevent a child from sliding down between the beds and the wall. Here's the tricky part: You want to make sure the rails are at least 5 inches above the mattress (or children could tumble over them in their sleep), but also that the rails and any part of the bed do not have gaps more than 3.5 by 6 inches (so a child cannot get his or her head through the gap).
    • In fact, check the entire bed for “head spaces.” Look around the structure, the rails, the headboard and footboards, even between the ladder and the bed for any places where your child's head might accidentally get stuck, putting him or her at risk of strangulation.
    • Use the correct size mattresses. A mattress that's too small leaves gaps on the sides or between the mattress and headboard or footboard, leaving the potential for suffocation.
      (3003MH) Mission Hills Captains Bed with Storage Trundel (3003MH) Mission Hills Captains Bed with Storage Trundel

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