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Addressing the challenges on an open floor plan

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

bowen furnitureBy BreeAnn Cook:

Inspired by your favorite HGTV show, you grab the sledge hammer and take a swing. A short time later the wall is gone and now nothing stands between you and the view from your kitchen to your family room. Now what? We all love the idea of an open floor plan, but the reality is that it comes  with a few challenges. Let’s take a look at those issues and how to overcome them.

Without walls, placing your furniture can seem daunting. After all, they created boundaries and determined traffic patterns. Now you need to create these with furniture placement by floating it within the space. Start with your focal point and build around it, keeping in mind the function of the  space. If the focal point is the television, make sure that most of the seating has a good view. Then factor in the traffic patterns. Leave three feet for major traffic areas like exits routes or access to other rooms. Allow two feet for lesser used paths, like the entrance to a seating group. Complete the grouping by filling in the empty spaces with accent furnishings and additional seating. Perhaps a small accent chair near the fireplace that doesn’t face the tv, but does provide extra seating when entertaining. A console table behind the sofa makes a more attractive entrance to an open floor plan than the back of a sofa.

Another issue is determining where the living room ends and the dining room begins. With open floor plans the rooms are not clearly defined. Use  area rugs and traffic patterns to define the different spaces. Placing an area rug under the dining table and under the sofa grouping sends a visual cue that this is a different area. Use architectural features to guide you. Center the rug under a chandelier or in front of the fireplace, then place furnishing appropriately. Make sure that you leave some transition space between the areas. This will require thoughtful selection of adequately sized  furnishings. Over- scaled furniture can crowd the space and encroach on the adjacent area.

Lastly, without walls, where do you hang artwork? This is a common problem, especially if you remodeled and were hoping to reuse existing artwork. Think outside the box. Consider using smaller artwork in bookcases, or even hang it on the bookcase. This requires a little more finesse, but the effect is quite striking. Layer art when you do have wall space. Whether its on the mantle or collage styling on the wall with overlapping frames, layering  adds depth and interest. It allows you tell a story with your favorite collected pieces.

Whether you are remodeling or moving into a new home with an open floor plan these tips can be helpful with your space planning challenges. Also, visit our website and try our room planning tool, where you can experiment with the floor plan before ever swinging that hammer.

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New adjustable base options from Tempur-Pedic

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

By BreeAnn Cook: bowen

Tempur-Pedic recently introduced their newest lineup of adjustable bases with new technology to improve your sleep and enhance your lifestyle.

Just like the name suggests, the Ease base is easy to use. It is controlled by a wireless remote with only three controls, making it simple to navigate. The remote is also backlit, so you can adjust with ease even in the dark. Ergonomic positioning is unlimited. Use the up/down controls to raise and lower the head and foot to find your perfect comfort position for sleeping, reading or watching TV. The Zerogravity setting automatically adjusts the bed to a pre-set position simulating the feeling of weightlessness. The base also has three in one legs offering three different height options that can be adjusted without tools.

The Ergo base has all the essential features of the Ease base, but with a few premium upgrades. In addition to infinite ergonomic positions and  Zerogravity function, the Ergo base also features quiet mode that gently adjusts your mattress to an anti-snore position and two zone massage for soothing your aches and pains. It also has built in under bed lighting for easy midnight navigation and USB ports for charging your devices.

The Ergo Extend is the most elite power base by Tempur-pedic. It has all the great features of the Ergo base but with upgrades you will love. The perfect seat feature is new technology that optimizes the shape of your mattress allowing you to relax in a more natural position while elevated. The four zoned massage has two zones at your head and two at your feet, with three intensity levels allowing you to increase on days when your muscles are extra tired or decrease for more gentle relaxation. The unique pillow tilt feature is designed to enhance your sleep experience with a slight tilt around the neck area. Everyone can benefit from an adjustable power base. They can improve your sleep with added health benefits, and they can compliment your lifestyle by making it more comfortable to read, work or watch TV in bed. We are loving this new lineup and we know you will too. Give all three models a try today in our Winston-Salem Showroom.

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Tempur-Pedic introduces new Adapt series

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

tempur pedicBy: BreeAnn Cook

Tempur-Pedic was rated highest in customer satisfaction for mattresses by J.D.Power in 2017 and for good reason. They are constantly re-engineering and re-inventing their products to improve the overall sleep experience for consumers. Their latest introduction, the Adapt series, features their most advanced pressure relieving foam and it took five years to develop.

The new Adapt series includes two different categories- Pro Adapt and Adapt. Both categories have unique features and benefits. The Pro Adapt  category features the new APR (advanced pressure relief) foam material designed to give you deeper, more relaxing sleep while reducing motion interruption. The Smart Climate dual cover has a cool to the touch outer layer, with an athletically inspired inner panel that is lightweight, flexible,  and durable. The removable outer cover is made of a high-density cooling yarn that draws heat away from the body, and it can be zipped off for  cleaning. That’s right…the first cooling cover that can be removed and washed. The Pro Adapt series is available in four comfort feels – soft, medium,  firm and hybrid. Each has a varying amount of comfort layers to achieve the desired feel. The hybrid has one thousand plus coils in addition to the foam comfort layers.

The Adapt series is inspired by the Original Tempur-material that has been redesigned for today. The original formula was created by NASA to help  absorb G-force, then Tempur-Pedic perfected it for sleeping twenty-five years ago. The Adapt has Tempur-material for personalized comfort and  support. It also has an adaptive ES comfort layer, which adds softness. Both work together to relieve pressure and reduce motion, which relaxes you  as you sleep. The premium knit outer cover has a cool to the touch feel. Adapt is available in two different feels- medium and medium hybrid to help you find a comfort level just right for you.

We are excited to offer the new Adapt series at Bowen Town & Country Furniture. We are loving the way these new mattresses feel and know that you will too. Visit our showroom today to experience for yourself today. While you’re here, ask us how you can improve your overall sleep experience with an adjustable lifestyle base.

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3 Reasons to buy your next mattress at Bowen Town & Country Furniture

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

It’s hard to go anywhere in Winston-Salem and not see a mattress store on the corner. Once you decide on a store, and actually go, you’re bombarded with option after option and brand after brand. So, how do you know what to buy? Maybe the sales associate can shed some light; except, he has only been on the job a week or two and can’t really explain the difference between the higher priced model and the basic model. Well, we at Bowen Town & Country furniture understand the frustration that comes with mattress shopping. We’ve got three reasons why you should buy your mattress from us, and not a big box retailer.

First, we have a knowledgeable staff. Unlike typical retailers, our staff has been in the furniture and mattress industry for some time. Over the years, we’ve learned how to listen to our customers and understand their needs. We then educate our customers on the features of each mattress, and how it
can assist with those needs.

Second, we have a curated selection. We don’t believe you need fifty different options, only to confuse you. Instead, we strive to offer quality mattresses, with features that matter and provide the greatest value to our customers.

Lastly, we have the best delivery team in the business. Our warehouse and delivery team work directly for Bowen, and like the rest of our staff, they’ve been with the company for years. This gives you peace of mind. You know who is entering your home and you know they are experienced.

We hope that you will visit our showroom to check out our selection of Sealy Posturepedic and Tempur-Pedic mattresses or browse our selection online.

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

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What to consider when buying a guest room mattress?

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

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By: BreeAnn Cook

Let’s be honest…shopping for a mattress doesn’t rank highly on most people’s list of fun things to do. In fact, it is probably one of your the least favorite things. Considering that most of us are not planning to sleep on it, we probably do not put much time or effort into selecting a guest room mattress. However, if you’ve ever spent the night at a family member or friend’s house, and experienced a bad mattress, you may think twice before making that purchase. Here are a few things to consider when buying a mattress for a guest space.

1. Who will be using the mattress? If you host mostly couples, consider mattresses with encased coil technology. Encased coils reduce motion transfer, helping to eliminate partner interruption, which is one of the main causes of sleep loss. Memory foam mattresses also absorb motion transfer. Will you be hosting mostly younger guests, like grandchildren? Don’t assume that just because they are young the mattress isn’t important. Growing children require more sleep than adults, and a quality mattress will help them get a better night’s sleep.

2. How frequently will the mattress be used? If a guest room gets used once or twice a year, it can be tempting to go with the cheapest option possible. Unfortunately, this can be a bad move for both you and your occasional guests. What if your aging parent goes from a twice a year guest to a long-term guest, or you find yourself sleeping in the guest room while your spouse is sick? Suddenly, you regret buying that $299 mattress. Make sure to select a mattress that you would enjoy sleeping on for more than a night. That doesn’t mean it has to be the most expensive, but it should offer adequate support and be comfortable.

3. Memory foam versus Innerspring? Sealy really explains it best when describing their new Response and Conform line. The Response line is an innerspring style mattress offering support that “holds” you, while the Conform line is a memory foam style mattress offering support that “hugs” you. If you can’t decide, go with a Hybrid model that offers the best of both worlds.

Whether it’s for a few nights or a few months, you want your guests to be comfortable. You don’t have to spend a lot of time, or a small fortunate to get a good quality mattress, but you do have to be willing to educate yourself on the options and try a few models. Visit our showroom today to try our Sealy lineup, and find a mattress that will make you and your guest happy.

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

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Labor Day Savings Event

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

smith brothersBy BreeAnn Cook:

Do you ever wonder when is the best time to buy furniture? Manufacturers typically offer promotions throughout the year, and every furniture store will have their own sales as well, but, as a general rule, Labor Day is a great time to save. With kids heading back to school, and minds shifting to the approaching holiday season, people are preparing their homes for all those guests. Furniture manufacturers know this and strive to entice you with additional savings. Here’s a list of our upcoming Labor Day Savings to help you find exactly what you need:

Hancock & Moore– 5% off Upholstery. We love them for their top quality leather and exquisite detailing. Aug.1 st – Sept. 5th

Tempur-Pedic– Save up to $500 on select adjustable mattress sets. If your looking for a great night’s sleep, you owe it to yourself to try a Tempur-Pedic. Aug. 21 st –Sept. 17th

Stressless– Receive up to $1500 toward the purchase of Stressless seating or accessories, or Save $500 on any Stressless Signature Base recliner and
ottoman or LegComfort Recliner. Check out the latest and greatest from the innovators of comfort. You will love the gentle rocking motion of the
signature base.

IMG– 5% off all relaxers, wall savers, and home theater seating. They swivel, glide, recline, and best of all, they are compact, so they work well is
small spaces.

Smith Brothers– 10% off upholstery. Quality upholstery is made with quality components, and Smith Brothers prides themselves on using the best
materials. We’d love to show what sets them apart.

Bradington Young– 10% off all luxury motion products. Bradington Young has you covered when it comes to reclining sectionals, sofas, or
chairs. Available in fabric or leather, power or manual, they’ve got the options you need.

Universal – Back to School Savings 10% off Smartstuff (Aug. 25 th -Sept. 4th ). Labor Day sale on Paula Deen Home (Sept. 1st – 12th ) Smartstuff is our go to source for kid’s furniture, with “Smart” features.

C.R.Laine – Save an additional 10% off upholstery (does not include MatchMaker). If you’re looking for a well tailored sofa with designer
details, look no further than C.R.Laine. They offer several customizations options that allow you furniture to stand out from all the rest. (Aug. 30th
–Sept. 6th ).

Kincaid – 10% off

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Mattress shopping just got easier!!!!

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017


By: BreeAnn Cook

Could there be anything harder to shop for than a mattress? Much like shopping for a car, all the important stuff is hidden “under the hood.” All those layers of foam and springs are concealed inside the mattress. At least with a car, you can peek under the hood, even if you don’t know what you’re looking at. Well, Sealy understands your frustration and they have developed a new icon system that will help you not only identify the mattress contents, but also discover key features that address your sleep needs.

Key Features Include:

– Pressure Relieving Foam that adapts to your body, relieving pressure points for personalized comfort.

–  Zoned Support for reinforcement in the center of the mattress where the heaviest part of your body needs it the most.

– Reinforced edge provides a durable sitting surface and extended sleeping surface.

– Climate control features like moisture wicking fabric and cool to the touch technology helps keep you dry and comfortable.

– Clean technology protects the mattress from common allergens, such as mite dander.

– Adjustable base compatible means that its specifically designed to work with adjustable bases.

– Posturepedic Technology is exclusive to Sealy and provides reinforced support in the mattress quilt area with additional foam.

We are adding the new Sealy mattress Conform and Response line up to our bedding gallery, and we invite you to come give them a try. Be sure to check out the icon located on the end of each bed, highlighting the key features that will help you rest better, and make your mattress shopping experience easier.

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Cool new finds from the High Point Furniture Market

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

By BreeAnn Cook

The High Point Furniture Market is the showplace for manufacturers to debut their latest and greatest in new products. Since technology has become an integral part of our lives, manufacturers seek new ways to impress us with their tech tools. Let’s talk about some of the hot new features.

Southern Motion introduced us to the articulating headrest that provides perfect neck support while optimizing the television viewing angle. They also gave us full power recliners and a built in USB port for charging our devices while we relax. Now, they are offering an app that controls your recliner. What???? Well since you already have your cell phone handy, why not use it to recline your chair. The app also allows you to set your favorite chair position with memory settings.

If you own an IMG Comfort Relaxer, you already know that they are extremely comfortable. They swivel, glide, recline and have an adjustable headrest, all without taking up much space. They are also available in both power and manual models. Now, IMG has added a power headrest and power lumbar support option. So, instead of a single motor to recline the relaxer, there are now three motors, one for each function. This option is currently available on the Chelsea model only, but should be available on more models soon.

You may remember our blog post a few months ago on the health benefits of a standing desk. If you missed it, you can read it here.

Now, you can have a desk that adjusts to your desired height at the touch of a button. Gat Creek introduced the Sullivan lift desk that transitions from a seated height to standing height with ease. It can move from a minimum 28” height to a maximum 47” height, and can carry up to 165 pounds of office equipment. It also features programmable memory buttons allowing you to adjust to four different height preferences. It comes in two lengths, 48” and 60”, and is available in a variety of finishes on Ash, Cherry or Maple. Watch their video here.

These are just a few on the new introductions that you can expect to see on our showroom floor in a few months. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, so you can be one of the first to know when the new products arrive! Questions? Give us a call, or email us for more information at 336-765-1360,

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Can better sleep help you keep your New Year’s resolution?

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

By: BreeAnn Cook

mattressesThere’s something exhilarating about the start of a new year. If offers a fresh beginning; the opportunity to put bad habits behind us and create new, better habits. Unfortunately, we often find ourselves derailed for a multitude of reasons, bud did you know that lack of sleep could be the culprit? A good night’s rest is crucial to functioning optimally. If you resolved to lose weight, reduce stress, or learn something new in 2017, sleep loss prohibiting you from reaching your goals. Sleep rejuvenates the body, and refreshes the mind giving your more energy, better focus and less stress.

So, how can you get more shut eye? First diagnose the problem. Do you toss and turn at night? Is your partner keeping you awake with snoring or constantly changing positions? Do you get too hot or just struggle to get comfortable? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then your mattress may be causing you hours of vital rest.

Tossing and turning, whether by you or your partner, is typically caused by pressure points. When body your does not get proper support, circulation can be cut off causing discomfort. Your body signals the brain that it needs blood flow, and causes you to re-position, consequently waking you. A memory foam mattress can help reduce pressure points that cause you to re-position. As a bonus, it can also help with motion transfer, so you won’t feel your significant other moving either. A snoring partner can not only prevent you from falling asleep, it can wake you after you’ve fallen asleep.

Elevating the head using an adjustable base will help prevent snoring, while increasing blood flow, a win win. Lastly, if you struggle with overheating, try a Tempur-Pedic Breeze mattress that releases cooling comfort throughout the night, or add a Bedgear cooling mattress protector and pillow to your existing mattress.

Resolve to catch more Zs with a sleep solution from Bowen Town and Country. Better quality sleep will you keep you focused and energized so you can slay those New Year’s goals.

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Did you know an adjustable base bed could improve your health?

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

tempur-flex_elite_ergoplus_room_horiz_nov14_5x7-jpg_11_23_2016_10_44_22_amBy: BreeAnn Cook

We all know the crucial role a quality mattress plays in a good night’s rest, but did you know that your sleep and your health could be improved with an adjustable base bed? An adjustable base, also known as a lifestyle base, is a foundation system that can raise and lower the head and foot of your mattress to achieve a more ergonomic position.

This ability to customize your sleeping position has a myriad of health benefits. For starters, it allows you to adjust to the natural curvature of your spine, which can relieve back and neck pain. It also reduces tension on the muscles and joints that is caused from laying flat. Think of your body as a rubber band. When you are laying completely flat, your body is stretched tight creating tension. Just elevating your legs slightly will begin to relieve tension on your lower back that you may not even realize is there. Elevating your feet can also reduce swelling in the legs and ankles.

Elevating your head improves your breathing, and reduces the strain on your heart by promoting better blood circulation. With better breathing, comes less snoring, which means both you and your partner will sleep better. Head elevation can also help those who suffer from acid reflux.

In addition to all of the health benefits of an adjustable base, there are a few lifestyle benefits as well. If you read, work or watch television in bed you can elevate yourself to a sitting position, instead of propping with pillows. And, if you are looking to pamper yourself, some models offer heat and massage functions.

Whether you want to reap the health benefits, sleep better, or have a better view of your favorite show in bed, you owe it to yourself to test drive a lifestyle adjustable base. Visit our showroom today to learn about the options available and try one today.

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