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Back-to-School Family Comfort with Barcalounger

When it’s time to relax, nothing’s more stylishly comfortable than the Brynn 360-degree swivel pedestal chair with matching angled ottoman. Photo: Barcalounger.

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.

Relax? But there’s so much to do, right? If relaxing sounds too indulgent, consider the importance of stress reduction in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In fact, in a recent Harvard Health article“Six Relaxation Techniques to Help You Reduce Stress,” relaxation is defined as the opposite of stress.

And when it comes to stress reduction, there’s nothing better than relaxing in a sumptuous recliner, pedestal chair and ottoman or reclining sofa, especially those with power headrest or lumbar support.

A modern swivel glider recliner, the Orion has an adjustable headrest to help you relax after work and the kids relax after school. Photo: Barcalounger

Sit back and allow yourself a few stress-free minutes in a chair that’s so attractive its’ comfort is practically an after-thought.

The Lavon dual-power swivel glider recliner features a power headrest and one-touch memory buttons. Its pub-back design encases a pocketed coil pad-over-chaise seating, while its radius arms are accented with a flat welt trim. Just be warned: it’s destined to become the favorite seat in the house.

When you’re ready to relax, you’re not limited to just recliners. Today’s reclining sofas are both cozy and stylish. 

The Jefferson Sofa Group has a sophisticated menswear look mixing supple top-grain leather and luxurious fabrics. Its power reclining features are complemented by heavily padded arms, wings and footrests accented with nailhead trim.
Love a sectional? Why not choose one like the Markley Sectional that offers all the style and seating of a sectional sofa combined with the deep relaxation of a recliner. Photo: Barcalounger.

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. 

The Woodland Fire Pit, coming soon from Barcalounger Outdoor Living, encourages leisurely conversations and limitless entertaining. It’s like getting the benefits for being on vacation without having to leave home. Photo: Barcalounger Outdoor Living

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.

 

How to Give Your Outdoor Living Room a Decorator Touch

This inviting outdoor living room space was designed by Courtney of the French Country Cottage Blog.

Have you caught the passion for outdoor living?

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.

Outdoor table settings like these make outdoor dining a beautiful experience. Photo: Maison de Cinq blog.

Quality, stylish seating and dining furnishings go a long way toward creating comfortable open-air spaces. Today, outdoor furniture includes 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.

String lights and solar lights help you create an enchanting outdoor cafe or garden party look.
The Pacific Shoreline Collection, shown here in an outdoor table-and-swivel-rocker chat group, features a traditional rolled arm design with bun styled feet. The group is constructed from Woven PVC wicker with an aluminum frame and porcelain table top with aluminum rim. 

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.

Barcalounger Outdoor’s Pacific Shoreline Collection is shown here with 3 different sizes of accent pillows, in both solids and patterns.
The Barcalounger Outdoor Quick-Ship Pillow Program lets you get creative and add interior design flair to the great outdoors. 16 fabrics and 4 sizes of toss pillows and lumbar pillows are offered. Patterns include stripes, lattice, quatrefoil and solids.
The pillow program is in three distinct color schemes: Shown here is the blue color scheme with neutral stripes and florals. Also offered is an orange color scheme  including salmon and dusty rose and a palette of earth tones. Photo: Barcalounger Outdoor Living.

One of the most exciting things about the pillow program is that it is a quick-ship assortment. “Find a Barcalounger Outdoor Living retailerpick 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.

The Woodland aluminum gas fire pit chat table from Barcalounger Outdoor Living is perfect for gathering around on cool nights, and is offered in a multi-step faux wood finish in a warm shade of French Gray.

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.

How to Master the Art of Relaxation

Spending time outside is more comfortable than ever with the Pacific Shoreline Swivel Rocking Chair Chat Set that brings the comfort of the indoors to outdoor living. Photo: Barcalounger

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.

The crystal waters and sandy beaches of Oahu are the perfect reminder that there’s no better present than the gift of relaxation. Photo: Trisha M. Ferguson.

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.

Every father deserves his own chair–and the Brynn Pedestal Recliner is the epitome of comfort. It’s generously scaled, offers 360 degrees of swivel and features endless positions for back and leg support. Photo: Barcalounger.
For reclining motion with traditional styling, it’s hard to beat the Jefferson Collection. Distinguished by a sophisticated palette of menswear-inspired fabric and supple top grain leather, it adds character to any space. Barcalounger.
If Dad loves contemporary styling and clean lines, he’ll be drawn to the beauty and functionality of Nico and Rico. These dual power swivel glider recliners area as comfortable as they are stylish.
If the man on your shopping list is young at heart, he might enjoy the modern Orion Swivel Glider Recliner featuring a power headrest.
The beauty of today’s recliners is that they no longer have the over-stuffed, outdated look of 1970s sitcoms. Instead, there’s a wide array of silhouettes from which to choose, multiple options and configurations, and a nearly endless selection of fabric and leather choices.

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!

Inspiration: Island Living

Tips and Ideas for Bringing the Beauty of the Beach to Your Home

Turquoise waters, golden sand, salty waves and blue skies. Want to recreate the same island vibe in your home? Here’s how!

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.

Accent a blue leather sofa like the Kelso Sofa Group with natural materials and soft neutrals for an island-inspired palette. Photo: Barcalounger

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 Kelsoand 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.

The soft white leather cover on the Cosmo Group provides a neutral backdrop ideal for a modern coastal aesthetic. Photo: Barcalounger

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’s soft 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 Warrendale Sofa Group has more classic and refined styling, and is available in a stunning Shoreham Blue, the perfect shade for an upscale island design aesthetic.

The 3-position recliners in the Westbrook Sofa and chairs offer the beach vacation-inspired R & R. Photo: Barcalounger

Inside Out

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 Group  from the Barcalounger Outdoor Living line includes a 3-position recliner that’s perfect for beach vacation-inspired rest and relaxation.

Sometimes, all it takes is a touch of color from a few accent pillows to refresh a space. Accord Jade is a stylish open pattern featuring beach-inspired shades of teal and sand. Photo: Barcalounger

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 Program  offering 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 Program make 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!

Make Yourself at Home on the New Barcalounger Furniture Website

FullHmpgScreenShotRecliners (1) 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.

Come along for guided tour of the website, a place where you can get informed about Barcalounger’s extensive line of recliners, pedestal chairs and ottomans and motion sofas, view all of them from different angles and zoom in, view chairs and sofas in alternate colors and covers,  order swatches, contact us with your questions and sign up for our newsletter. 

On our new website, every chair and sofa is described in detail and can be viewed from different angles, zoomed in and seen in different color/cover options. Click on this screenshot photo or magenta text to visit the Roscoe Pedestal Chair page.
Also on every product detail page, you can share the photo and description on social media, email it to a friend/spouse/family member, print out a tear sheet by clicking the printer icon, and even “Find it Now.” Click on Find it Now to be directed to a local retailer in seconds, where you can see the product in person or order it. Visit the Kelso Sofa page by clicking on this photo or the magenta text.
The ‘Artist’s Lounge is an assortment of some 70 recliner and sofa styles and nearly 90 cover choices that allow you to get creative while personalizing your comfort zone. On this page, use the sorter at the top to pick the style, cover type and mechanism type of your preference so you can streamline your selection process!

Barcalounger Furniture has now taken its brand of comfort and style to the outdoor space with the Barcalounger Outdoor Living line. When you click on Outdoor Living, you’ll be able to browse all 5 outdoor collections.

The Tacoma Collection is just one of five full collections of seating, dining, accent pillow, umbrellas and table collections you can browse on the Barcalounger Outdoor section of the website.

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.

The Find it Now Page on the Barcalounger Website.

And don’t forget to connect with us on Instagram and Facebook! Click on the screen shots below or the magenta text to visit our pages. 

Barcalounger’s new Instagram Page.

Barcalounger looks forward to connecting with you on our website and social media, and invites you to make yourself at home anytime!

Barcalounger’s Facebook page.
 

‘Dress Casual’ Looks for Your Family Room

Damon modular room 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’s new introductions set for the April High Point Furniture Market.

The new Seymour leather sofa group has casual and inviting, yet sleek and refined lines. Photo: Barcalounger
 

The looks are refined modern, or traditional with a twist. For instance, the new Radcliffe recliner and the Ryder recliner are casual, yet dressed up with rich wood trim and clean lines.

Wood trim in a sleek black or warm wood adds a sophisticated touch to the Radcliffe and Ryder recliners. Photos: Barcalounger
 

In all, Barcalounger is introducing 24 recliners and pedestal chairs, 8 motion sofa groups, and has a new emphasis on leather sectionals and modulars at the international furniture market

The looks are inviting and comfortable, yet sophisticated. Kind of like the slacks, shirt and jacket wardrobe you’d wear for a fun but special occasion on the weekend.

The Beasley Pedestal Chair and Ottoman blend a Mid-Century-Modern Vibe with a classic button-tufted back and a sleek silhouette. The pillow-top feature on the ottoman and seat adds plushness. Photo: Barcalounger
 
Stylish tailoring stands out on this recliner that offers a tall back and additional leg extension. Nailhead trim accentuates the arms, sides and modified wings on the chair, and top-stitching detail is featured on the leather seat.