Archive for October, 2015

Fall 2015 High Point Furniture Market Trends

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

bowen furnitureWell, the Bowen Town & Country team has returned from days of shopping at the High Point Furniture Market, and we are excited about the great things we saw. There were new trends in fabrics, colors, and even technology. We saw more color on display throughout the showrooms and less gray. Pinks, both soft and bright, Periwinkle, yellow, and denim blue, but not quite the denim you would think were popular in fabrics, paint and finish colors, accessories, and even leather.

The predominant pattern was plaid, used on pillows, ottomans, upholstered walls and upholstered headboards. Speaking of upholstery headboards, they were everywhere, with most of our vendors showing their own versions. Both Rowe and Wesley Allen featured a baffled style, one vertical, one horizontal, but both fabulous. Hooker had a beautiful tufted option with a metal frame. Century featured a stunning tufted shelter style bed that was available in both fabric and leather.

Color and fabrics weren’t the only trends. New technology in motion furniture was also introduced by Southern Motion. Power headrest options, which allow you to adjust your head position while reclining, is now available on more models.

Pre-set memory settings, similar to those found in luxury cars that allow you to adjust to your favorite seating position with just the touch of one button are now available in theater seating, and perhaps our favorite introduction, a power option was introduced for high leg recliners.

We were more than excited to see all the new offerings and can’t wait to share them with you. Although some of the latest and greatest will not be available until January, there are some, like upholstered headboards and power headrests available to view now at Bowen Town & Country. Plan to visit us this Saturday to see the latest options.

Questions? Give us a call, or email us for more information at 336-765-1360,

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The Original Man Cave

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

bowenfurnitureThe term “Man Cave” has been around for some time, with its first recorded use back in 1992 in a Canadian newspaper to describe a man’s space in the basement. It was not until 2007 that the term became popular with the launch of DIY Network series “Man Caves” that created manly spaces filled with sports themes, car parts and sometimes camouflage. Here at Bowen Town & Country, we’d like to believe that the man cave dates back much earlier when “the Study” was a common term used for a distinguished gentleman’s retreat; a place to enjoy a glass of scotch and a cigar over a friendly game of chess, or enjoy the morning paper in their favorite leather chair. Yes, we believe that “the Study” was the original man cave.

Today, what comes to mind is a big screen television, large scale furnishings and some type of activity like a pool table or a gaming console. In our store, we’ve created our own interpretation of the original man cave with all its classic appeal. A leather chesterfield sofa, a solid maple framed rocker with burnished leather, a traditional flip top game table and occasional furnishings that mix metal and wood echo the gentlemanly vibe that reminds us of a time when things were more leisurely. We invite you to visit us here at 1910 Mooney Street and experience this stately retreat for yourself. You may just be inspired to create your own “Man Cave” and we will be happy to help select the perfect furnishings, traditional or not.

Questions? Give us a call, or email us for more information at 336-765-1360,

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Good Sleep Matters: New Study Shows Sleep Boosts Immunity!

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

sealyWe all know we feel better after a good night’s sleep. When we’re well rested we’re more alert, more energetic and better able to concentrate and make decisions. Overall, we just feel happier. But did you know that getting good sleep can not only make you feel better emotionally, it can also keep you physically healthy? New research has shown that during deep sleep, or slow-wave sleep, our brain works to store information. It can be memories or facts we’ve learned that day, but it also stores information about pathogens, giving the immune system the ability to recognize a pathogen similar to one it has already faced, and then counter it with the effective immune response.

This is great news, because sleep is one thing that we all love! We already knew that eating less sugar and exercising regularly keep your body healthy. Now adding sleep to that list gives us one that’s pretty easy to check off.

Of course, the key is to get a good night of healthy sleep. Almost half of Americans (48%) report they don’t get enough sleep. Luckily, at Bowen Town & Country Furniture, we have one of the keys to a good night’s sleep: A great mattress.

Being comfortable in bed is one of the best ways to ensure a good night’s sleep. When you have a mattress that supports your body the way you like, you’re more likely to fall asleep and get the deep sleep that helps with building the brain’s immune functions.

Check out some of the new features in mattresses that help keep you comfortable:

Tempur-Pedic’s new Tempur-Breeze cooling technology is made up of a three part system that wicks away moisture and dissipates heat to keep you cooler as you sleep.

Sealy Posturpedic mattresses provide the right amount of support to keep you comfortable and avoid restless nights. The trademarked Sealy Embrace technology uses encased coils that respond to the natural curves and alignment of your spine for full body support. It also helps reduce motion transfer, so you don’t wake up every time your partner moves.

Therapedic’s BackSense mattresses provide hourglass support, with more firmness at the shoulders and hips and a little less in the lumbar region.

As you can see, there are a lot of different choices when it comes to buying a good mattress. Come into Bowen Town & Country furniture today to talk with our sleep specialists, and let them find the mattress that’s right for you.

Questions? Give us a call, or email us for more information at 336-765-1360,

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Downsizing Your Decorating

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

bowenRetiring is great for a lot of reasons. You finally have control of your own schedule, which means you have more time for traveling, spending time with the grandkids and doing all the activities you enjoy, whether it’s golf, bridge, shopping or whatever strikes your fancy. But one thing you don’t want to do is spend all of your time in retirement taking care of a big yard and cleaning a big house. That’s just one reason why many people look at downsizing in retirement. Having less upkeep means more time on your hands for fun!

The important thing to remember is just because you’re moving into a smaller home doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style and comfort. If you’re worried about how you’ll make the furniture in your current home fit into a smaller place, maybe the answer is to ditch that old furniture and find something new! Your kids probably need a little help filling up their own homes anyway, so they’ll gladly take that large dining room table and big, king-size bed off your hands.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when decorating and shopping for furniture for a new, smaller home, or maybe for that first-time apartment:

  • Go for quality over quantity. This is the time to invest in good-quality furniture, or something that really makes a statement. You won’t have room for a lot of chairs, or even a big sofa, so look for a loveseat-sized sofa and a chair that you really love.
  • Choose multi-purpose furniture. Ottomans that open up into storage for blankets or extra pillows and beds with built-in drawers in place of a trundle bed are great for storage-deprived small homes.
  • Look for durable fabric. When you have fewer places to sit, the furniture that you do sit on will get more wear and tear. There are plenty of great options in durable fabrics such as Krypton and Sunbrella, to help ensure your furniture investments look fresh and clean for years to come.

If you’re thinking about downsizing, or getting ready to help your kids move out on their own to a new apartment, come in to Bowen Town & Country Furniture to see first-hand some of the great options available. From versatile pieces in Universal’s smartstuff collection to great chairs that will provide comfort without clutter in the Stressless  and IMG lines, we have a lot to offer.

Questions? Give us a call, or email us for more information at 336-765-1360,

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