Archive for May, 2015

It’s Time to Kick Off Summer!

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

memorialMemorial Day weekend is this weekend, the unofficial start to the summer season. Swimming pools will open, area lakes will be full of boats, tents will be pulled out of the garage and brought out for a weekend of fun, and grills on patios all over the Triad will be heating up with chicken, steak, hamburgers and hot dogs cooking for weekend picnics.

It’s a great time of year, with so many things to do. We love going camping at Hanging Rock, hiking at Pilot Mountain, swimming at High Point’s City Lake Park, playing golf at Greensboro’s Bryan Park, and spending a few hours at the ball park watching the Winston-Salem Dash and the Greensboro Grasshoppers play America’s sport. The summertime activity is great, but it sure does wear you out. Make sure you save some time to relax and enjoy the comfort of your own home this summer. We’ve got the perfect way to help you relax too, here at Bowen Town & Country Furniture — a new recliner.

Come in and take advantage of our Memorial Day Sale this weekend to make sure you’re fully prepared for the summer with a great recliner that not only looks beautiful in your home, but also provide support where you need it to make sure you’re feel renewed and refreshed when you’re ready to get out and take on more activities.

Some of our popular brands include:

Southern Motion. These chairs do the work for you, whether you want to recline or prop your feet up.

IMG. These recliners are ergonomically designed to recline at the right angle to promote proper back support and ensure a relaxed, comfortable fit.

Hanock and Moore. Rich leather and elegant designs are the hallmark of this manufacturer.

Make sure you add a trip to Bowen Town & Country Furniture to your Memorial Day Weekend plans. We’ve got great prices on recliners, mattresses and more. And the Gnam Gnam Gelato truck will be giving out gelato to customers Saturday and Monday afternoon. It’s sure to be a great time!

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Check out Crypton Fabrics

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

bowen fabricsThe days of a parlor kept spotless and used only when a special guest came to visit are long gone. These days, we use every single room in the house. And that means our furniture, as beautiful as it is and as much as we may love and care for it, gets a real beating sometimes. That couch that serves as the centerpiece of your living room isn’t just where you sit to watch TV. It’s also often where we eat a meal, where the dogs take naps and where kids play everything from card games to tickle fights. It sees spills from Kool-Aid and red wine, stains from muddy dog feet and the inevitable sweat and oils that come off our bodies whenever we sit down.

With all that living, couches, and all our other furniture, really need to be durable. Not only do we look for good-quality wood and strong joints to form the foundation of our furniture, but we also know the type of upholstery that finishes the products are important.

That’s why Bowen Town & Country Furniture is proud to carry Crypton Fabrics for Home. These fabrics seem almost miraculous when you learn the great qualities they carry, and it’s all come from a spark of inspiration a couple in Michigan had a little over 20 years ago. Craig and Randy Rubin wanted a fabric that could stand up to life’s messes and still be touchable and beautiful. They worked with textile engineers to develop the Crypton finishing technique, and now their materials can be found on everything from outdoor furniture and pet beds to lovely couches and chairs for the home.

Each fiber contains the patented “repel and release” technology that makes it resistant to stains, moisture and odors. The fabric also prohibits the growth of mold and bacteria, making it ideal for households with family member suffering from allergies.

Crypton for Home is not just durable, it is beautiful. Hundreds of colors and designs are available to choose from, making it easy to choose this fabric and have your furniture match your own personal style.

And something that makes us even more proud to carry this line of fabric is that not only is the company headquartered in Michigan, but the Crypton for Home line is manufactured right here in our home state of North Carolina, in Kings Mountain.

Come in to Bowen Town & Country Furniture today to see for yourself just how durable and beautiful this fabric is. It might just inspire you to redecorate your entire living room!

Give us a call, or email us for more information at 336-765-1360, info@bowenfurniture.com.

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Celebrate Better Sleep Month!

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

bowen mattressThere are a lot of big things to celebrate this month, from Mother’s Day at the beginning to Memorial Day at the end. But one thing we’re excited about is something that’s celebrated all month long — sleep! May is Better Sleep Month, a time set aside to raise awareness of the benefits of better sleep as well as how poor sleep can disrupt our lives.

According to a new survey by sleepmember.com, lack of sleep in the United States is reaching epidemic proportions, with 41 percent of adults nationwide reporting getting four hours or less of restful sleep each night. And the consequences of not getting enough sleep can be harmful to our health, and even dangerous. Poor sleep can cause mood swings, irritability, stress and a weakened immune system. On top of all that, being tired while driving is a leading cause of accidents.

Luckily, there are ways to help get a better night’s sleep. Here are a few tips from the Sleep Foundation:

Create a sleep routine. Bedtime routines aren’t just for babies. Doing things right before going to bed that help you relax and release the stress of the day can help you go to sleep. It might be dimming the lights and brushing your teeth, but whatever it is, you’re getting ready for bed.

Take the TV out of your room. Studies have shown that turning off electronics — the TV, our phones, even tablets — helps people get a better night’s sleep.

Keep to a sleep schedule. It’s tempting to want to sleep in late on the weekends, but it’s better if you try to go to bed and get up at about the same time every day.

Exercise daily. It’s not only good for your heart and lungs, but getting some cardio in, or any form of exercise, will help you sleep better.

And our favorite, invest in a comfortable mattress and pillow! You should change your pillow periodically anyway, because they collect dust mites and other allergens, but having a pillow and mattress of the correct firmness helps you relax and keeps you from tossing and turning in the night.

For many people, finding the right mattress can be a challenge. There are so many brands and styles to choose from, and sometimes just figuring out the firmness that’s right for you can be difficult. Luckily, our entire staff at Bowen Town & Country Furniture is knowledgeable about all of the mattresses we carry, including how and where they are made and all of their special features. Spend some time with one of them, and you’ll learn what you need to know not only to pick out a good-quality mattress, but to get one that’s right for you.

Give us a call, or email us for more information at 336-765-1360, info@bowenfurniture.com.

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The Perfect Pillow for Side Sleepers

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

bg-x_1Some may assume all pillows are created equal, that if you are a back sleeper or stomach sleeper, your pillow has little to do with a peaceful night’s sleep. The fact is this could not be any further from the truth. Ask any multi-position or side sleepers, and they will tell you that the right pillow makes all the difference.

Bedgear can appreciate the importance of a good night’s rest. This is why we specialize in a variety of positional sleeping pillows, including pillows for side sleepers.

Give us a call, or email us for more information at 336-765-1360, info@bowenfurniture.com.

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Highlights From Spring Furniture Market

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

bowen furnitureThere are so many things we love about living and working in Winston-Salem. A four-season climate, wonderfully nice people, and a rich arts community are just a few. But for us at Bowen Town & Country Furniture, one of the top items on our own list of reasons to love this area is the fact that we’re so close to the High Point Market, the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world. It’s like having front seat tickets to your favorite band in concert.

The furniture market took place just a couple of weeks ago, and we came back from our days at the show with lots of great ideas and new information on the latest trends and techniques in furniture. Here are a few of our favorites:

Color is Back! After years of neutrals, especially when it comes to sofas and chairs, we’re seeing color making a comeback. And it’s coming back with a vengeance. Not with pastels and muted colors, but bright, primary colors like green, purple and blue.

Embrace Casual. The days of formal dining rooms and living rooms where you’re scared to sit down are gone. Today’s homes are filled with functional furniture that is made to be enjoyed. Two of our favorite furniture makers, Daniel’s Amish and Palettes by Winesburg are ahead of the curve, with solid wood, sturdy tables and chairs that make family dinners as comfortable as they are healthy.

Durable and Beautiful Fabrics. You no longer have to sacrifice style for stain-resistant, tough fabrics that stand up to daily wear. Thanks to brands like Krypton and Sunbrella, you can get the colors and designs you want with upholstery that can take whatever your active family gives it.

Come in to Bowen Town & Country Furniture today to see for yourself some of the fun new styles and designs available to decorate your home. We were inspired by all of the great things we saw at High Point Market, and we can’t wait to share it with you.

Give us a call, or email us for more information at 336-765-1360, info@bowenfurniture.com.

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