Start Back-to-School Off Right by Making Relaxation a Priority
By the time summer comes to a close, most of us are ready for a reprieve from the heat and an opportunity to redirect bored kids. After school shopping is complete and new routines are established, there’s the promise of a little “me” time ahead. Whether it’s in the morning after the kids leave for school, or after work or dinner, seize the opportunity to truly relax.
Sit back and allow yourself a few stress-free minutes in a chair that’s so attractive its’ comfort is practically an after-thought.
When you’re ready to relax, you’re not limited to just recliners. Today’s reclining sofasare both cozy and stylish.
The new Markely Sectional offers refined styling and exquisite tailoring. Press the power-recline button and enjoy a few quiet moments to yourself.
Later on, when the family is gathered, the cup holders and USB plug-ins for electronics on the sectional will make Markley the perfect setting for homework, while you catch up with emails.
Once it’s cool enough to head outdoors in the evenings, you’ll find relaxation here too.
As another summer fades away, it’s time to get excited about new opportunities for everyone in the family. This season, make your health and wellness a priority with a renewed focus on getting some much-needed R & R.
Whether you’re dining al fresco, gathered around a chat table fire pit on a cool night or reading on the front porch in the rain, there’s something almost therapeutic about being outside.
And it has never been easier or more fun to create an outdoor living space that’s inviting, beautiful and personal.
Quality, stylish seating and dining furnishings go a long way toward creating comfortable open-air spaces. Today,outdoor furnitureincludes deep-seating sectionals and sofas and even deep-seating swivel rockers, reclining chairs and sofas. Yet, it’s really the accents –– pillows,rugs, accessories and lighting — that allow you to make exterior spaces your own.
It’s the accents and accessories that give your outdoor room an interior design flair.
Where to begin creating an inviting outdoor living room?
“I’m a firm believer in going with a color palette of neutrals, earth tones or navy for your seating, then layering in personality and pops of color with throw pillows and outdoor rugs,” said Nicole Harris, design director for Barcalounger Oudoor Living.
One of the most exciting things about thepillow programis that it is a quick-ship assortment. “Find a Barcalounger Outdoor Living retailer, pick out the fabric, trim and shape of pillows you want, and once your order them, they will be shipped to the retailer in 72 hours or less,” Harris explains.
After pillows, then layer in plants and flowers. “Cactuses and succulents are really hot today, in nice earthenware planters,” Harris said.
Just as string and solar lights add ambiance and warmth to your exterior space, fire pits and fire pit-chat tables are “a huge outdoor accessory right now, and the variety of looks and price points is exploding,” Harris said.
When putting together the furnishings and accessories for your space, the key is creating a layered and textured look. “Whether lakeside or seaside, the look today is to have tactile things you want to touch and feel,” Harris said. “Sometimes you may go for a rustic or deconstructed look, yet mix it in with something new. Do a lot of mixing…with shells, rope, candles, flowers and plants.
Go for a mix and match look, not a rigid theme.”
She continued, “Don’t feel you have to have the sofas, chairs, table and everything match. The key is to create a tactile, eclectic and inviting look,” she said.
The Westbrook Collection offers 3-position reclining sofas and reclining chairs. This classically transitional style woven PCV wicker design features exposed aluminum arms and front legs while the table top has an aluminum slat top with hand-applied antique finish. Photo: Barcalounger Outdoor Living.
The Art of Relaxing: This Father’s Day, give dad what he really wants—relaxation.
As the days get warmer and stretch into summer, it’s the time of year to let our dads know how much they mean to us. In your family, it might be your father, your father-in-law, a stepdad, or a man that’s been a father figure to you—but don’t let this Father Day or summertime go by without showing him how much you appreciate him.
We think rest and relaxation are the perfect gifts.
Not everyone can manage a dream vacation in Hawaii, but you can channel the vibe to create a relaxing “Stay-cation” feeling at home. Here are some of our favorite furnishings designed to make every day Father’s Day.
This Father’s Day, help the dad in your life relax and enjoy some time well spent with family. We know he’ll agree. It’s a much better gift than a tie!
Tips and Ideas for Bringing the Beauty of the Beach to Your Home
If you love the calm, laid-back feeling of sand, sunshine and island life, the launch of summer is the perfect time to incorporate that inspiration into your home décor.
Try these tips and ideas to create a space that feels like a vacation from the outside world, year-round.
Start with Color
Bringing the beauty of the beach home starts with surrounding yourself with ocean-inspired colors. Combine shades of blue and green with neutrals such as tan, white and gray for an island-inspired color palette. Start with a blue leather sofa, such as the Kelso, and accent it with natural materials and soft neutrals. Artwork is another great way to bring the spirit of the beach into a room, while tying the colors in a space together.
Focus on Relaxation
One of the most appealing parts of island living is the relaxed lifestyle. As you design your space, incorporate furniture and décor that helps create this atmosphere. Recliners and motion sofas make it easy to relax in comfort and style. The Cosmo’ssoft white leather cover provides a neutral backdrop ideal for a modern coastal aesthetic.
Capture the Spirit
Island living doesn’t have to mean over-stuffed and excessively casual—it’s more of a feeling than a specific style. If your taste runs more traditional, infuse your space with the island vibe by focusing on your color palette and relaxation theme. The WarrendaleSofa Group has more classic and refined styling, and is available in a stunning Shoreham Blue, the perfect shade for an upscale island design aesthetic.
Once you’ve brought the beauty of the outdoors to your interior, consider taking the comforts of indoor living to your outdoor spaces. The Westbrook Reclining Sofa Groupfrom the Barcalounger Outdoor Living line includes a 3-position recliner that’s perfect for beach vacation-inspired rest and relaxation.
Accent with Style
Sometimes all it takes is a touch of color from a few accent pillows to refresh a space. Check out our new Outdoor Living Pillow Programoffering decorative pillows designed for outdoor living.
Available in four sizes and with a variety of fabric, pattern and color options, these stylish outdoor accessories in the Outdoor Living Pillow Programmake it easy to elevate the look of an outdoor space.
Here’s to a summer where you bring the relaxation of island living into your everyday life, and the beauty of the beach to your home — inside and out!
The homepage of the new Barcalounger website features a slideshow of rolling photos, a menu to explore the product line of recliners, pedestal chairs and motion sofas and for finding a local retailer.
Relax and make yourself at home on the new Barcalounger furniture website. The website was designed with you in mind, as Barcalounger seeks to fulfill its mission to help you enjoy life’s moments at home.
Barcalounger Furniture has now taken its brand of comfort and style to the outdoor space with theBarcalounger Outdoor Livingline. When you click on Outdoor Living, you’ll be able to browse all 5 outdoor collections.
See something you like? You can find an authorized Barcalounger Retailer near you in seconds on our Find a Retailer Page, and be able to call ahead of your shopping trip.
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Barcalounger looks forward to connecting with you on our website and social media, and invites you to make yourself at home anytime!
The new Damon Modular has a refined casual style with a curved track arm, a chaise end and tailored cushions. Photo: Barcalounger
Casual, comfortable style takes many forms.
There are blue jeans and sweatshirts, there are jeans and a shirt, and then there’s what some call business or ‘dress casual.’ It’s a more refined look, often with layering and details, such as slacks with a button-down shirt and a jacket or vest…set off by just the right accessory.
That ‘dress casual’ look is the vibe for BarcaLounger’snew introductions set for the April High Point Furniture Market.
The looks are refined modern, or traditional with a twist. For instance, the new Radcliffe reclinerand the Ryder reclinerare casual, yet dressed up with rich wood trim and clean lines.