Showing posts with label home furnishing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label home furnishing. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Tips for Spicing Up Your Rooms with Area Rugs

When you want to spice up your living room, adding an area rug is one of the best things you can do. Area rugs are on trend these days since many people are opting for wood floors instead of wall to wall carpet. They come in all kinds of shapes and sizes and are a practical way to change the look of a room. If you are wondering how you can spice up your room with an area rug, here are some handy tips.


Soften It Up a Little

There’s nothing like stepping out of bed in the morning and setting your feet down on a soft, fluffy rug such as one from the Zen collection by Nourison. Not only does this make getting out of bed easier, a soft, fluffy rug makes a nice contrast against wooden or laminate floors.

Add Some Stripes to the Room

Choosing a striped rug will make the room look bigger. Stripes will also give your room a contemporary modern feel. However, if you are adding a rug to your bedroom, and your walls are already striped, a plain area rug will work better.


Mix It Up with Minimalism

If your style is minimalist, you can still add an area rug as a finishing touch to the space. Keep surfaces clear of clutter and stick to neutral colors. Plain walls with a plain, solid color on the area rug anchors the space. Or go bolder with this geometric pattern from the Décor 1 collection by Nourison. It’s minimalist and effective.

Break Up the Color

On the other hand, if you have too much of the same color in a space, an area rug can break it up. Choose one in a complementary color to liven up the palette.

Wall to Wall Area Rug

Even though wall-to-wall carpet is no longer in style, nearly wall-to-wall area rugs are all the rage. Make sure all the furniture sits on the rug to anchor and balance the space.


Blend in the Grays

A gray area rug may seem like an old-fashioned choice, but that’s not the case. Gray is making a comeback. Gray on gray is a popular and beautiful choice. Gray on the walls paired with this gray plush area rug from the Zen collection by Nourison, makes for a clean, classic look.

Create the Right Vibe

Keep in mind that the rug you choose will affect the mood in your space, so consider more than color when choosing an area rug. If your style is traditional, choose classic patterns or solid colors. On the other hand, if you like something more bold or eclectic, choosing dots and stripes will make the room feel more upbeat.

Careful Positioning

The furniture in your bedroom should be placed over one-third of the rug. This is called offsetting the rug. In the living room, all the furniture, or at least the front legs of the couch should be on the rug. This works exceptionally well with heavily patterned rugs.

These days, we like our rooms comfortable and cozy. The right area rugs will not only cozy-up your rooms, but it will also add style and a unique vibe to your home.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Interior Home Décor Trends Inspired by Nature

Nature-inspired home décor trends are a great way to bring warmth and texture into your home. Bringing a touch of the outdoors in gives your home a living, breathing natural element of je ne sais quoi that keeps people talking about your style and elegance. Earthy browns and sandy beiges with a touch of deep greens come together in an intentional layering of fabrics and prints that highlight beautiful wood and stone.

Here are a few examples of how to incorporate nature-inspired home décor trends into every room in your home.



Home Décor Trends Inspired by Nature: Living Room

Your living room is a place for relaxing and enjoying your leisure time, whether watching TV, reading a book, or chatting with friends and family. Its style should reflect this. Using nature-inspired décor, you can achieve a bright and welcoming space, and it all starts with the palette. Keep your base colors neutral, think white, cream, or beige. Then add color and interest with texture and materials inspired by nature.

The Bali Hai Quickship Shoreline Sofa with Fern Leaf Carvings by Tommy Bahama Home is perfect for this aesthetic. The sofa features rolled arms with elegantly curled fern wood accents, traditionally turned legs, and wooden base rail. It creates casual appeal with tropical accents. Add a plush rug with a botanical theme and pops of fresh green botanical print pillows and real plants.


Home Décor Trends Inspired by Nature: Bedroom

Warmer tones work well in a bedroom, but don't stray too far from neutrals. Choose a warm beige or brown-gray as a base shade. Use natural materials whenever possible, whether that be wood paneling, walnut flooring, or refreshing shell white finish on braided banana leaf, as seen on the Ocean Breeze Queen Siesta Key Woven Bed with Rattan and Banana Leaf by Tommy Bahama Home. The leather-wrapped bedposts and low-profile footboard add extra charm to the look.

Keep decorative accessories low-key in this space, since eliminating clutter will create a calming space to get a good night's sleep. Where possible, add fresh flowers or a real plant or two as the perfect accent accessory for your nature interior. A textured, natural rug is the perfect finishing touch in a bedroom.


Home Décor Trends Inspired by Nature: Dining

A great way to add nature-inspired style to your dining room is to freshen up your dining and tableware accessories. Textures are often forgotten on the dining room table. Choose table linen with tactile surfaces such as woven placemats that bring a natural feel to the setting.

The simple, elegant Sandcastle Dining Room Group from Hooker Furniture features clean lines and relaxed styling for a classic, timeless look. Hang a chandelier made of natural materials over the table. Add fresh, green foliage to the space, but not necessarily as a centerpiece. Rather, place a plant in the corner or use greenery in your place settings to bring in more natural elements.

When adding nature-inspired elements to your interior décor, keep it simple and clean. Layer in natural materials and textures and keep the color palettes simple.

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Bedroom Makeover Ideas You'll Love

As one of the rooms in your home that you spend a lot of time in, your bedroom is your place to relax and unwind. It needs to be comfortable and calming enough to sleep in, but also functional and stylish. Since it’s a space that is primarily for you, it has to be a space that you love. Whether that means bringing in new furniture, changing or adding color, or adjusting the lighting to be more soothing, you can turn your bedroom into your sanctuary.

If you’re not sure where to start, try these bedroom makeover ideas to turn your bedroom into one of your favorite spaces in the house.


Use Soothing and Calming Colors

Your bedroom should be a retreat where you can feel at ease after a long and tiring day. Or just relax and sleep in on the weekends, if anyone does that anymore. Choosing soothing colors is a great way to turn your bedroom into a sea of tranquility. And since the bed is the centerpiece of your bedroom, this is a great place to start.

The Newport Transitional Queen Upholstered Pane Bed with Metal Ferrules from Hooker Furniture brings simple luxury into the space with its sophisticated and modern look. The simple, clean silhouette goes well with the ornate, channeled headboard and cabriole legs, giving you a look that you’ll love waking up to every day. And even more importantly, it’s a look so soothing, it will be a pleasure to fall asleep.

Keep the bedding colors simple and avoid bright colors or patterns that might be too energetic for sleep. Instead, add tactile elements, like a fringed or furred throw and sumptuous pillows.

Choose a Theme That Expresses Your Style

Need some inspiration? Choosing a theme might be just the thing for getting your bedroom just the way you like it. For bedrooms, one great theme is decorating it like a spa that will make the hustle and bustle outside your bedroom door fade away. A gentle gray or cream on the walls will keep the mood just right. Use some vintage touches, like a pretty chandelier and wooden furniture that melds traditional elements with modern, clean silhouettes.

Kick It Up with Bold Patterns

Neutrals aren’t for everyone, that’s what makes the world interesting. Take inspiration from the Victorian age, when bold patterns were used with wild abandon in every room in the house. If you want something more dramatic in your bedroom, try a wallpaper featuring a bold, botanical print in vibrant greens, blues, reds, yellows, and oranges. Find a duvet cover with a pattern in the same colors to complement the look. This will give your bedroom a look that is as distinctive as you are.


Be Inspired by the Sea

It’s easy to see why people connect the sea with tranquility and relaxation. The pale blue, barely there gray, and sandy beiges are naturally calming to your body and soul. It’s easier to relax when you feel like you are in a room that reflects the essence of the ocean.

Paint your walls a soft gray and layer in natural textures on your bed to recreate the look and feel of the shore. The Ivory Key Queen Bed from Tommy Bahama Home features woven raffia panels on the headboard, footboard, and sides, capturing interest and building character. Keep the floors simple and use classic pieces of furniture to give your bedroom a timeless feel.

If you are looking to spice up your bedroom’s interior décor, try one of these bedroom makeover ideas. You’ll quickly find that your bedroom is your favorite place to be.

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Boring Beige Is Back and We're Loving It

There’s nothing wrong with drenching your walls with color if that’s your thing, but a neutral color palette can create the perfect backdrop for your life. It’s ability to not stand out is what makes it stand out. This palette highlights the beauty of natural wood grains and lets pops of color stand out.

Beige Is Having a Moment (Again)

This is isn’t the first time beige has been popular, so you may find you already have this color in your home. In fact, for some, this colorway never went out of style. Once this warm hue joined barely-there pinks and mossy greens on the runway, it was only a matter of time before it began to show up in interior décor.


Explore the Many Shades of Beige

Most people think of beige as a boring shade of light brown or tan. From cosmic latte to desert sand to khaki and ecru, there are so many shades of beige to choose from. The subtle differences in these shades of beige can change the feeling they give off, especially when they are combined with other colors. If you walk into a paint store, you’ll find shades of beige that are too numerous to list.
One thing that these shades of beige have in common is the sentimental and comforting vibe they bring to a space. Beige’s big moment comes from using it in exciting ways. The room above featuring the Nantucket Casual Style Sofa by Rowe demonstrates how many beiges can work together to create a harmonious space that is far from boring.

beige bedroom set seagrass bedframe

Beige and Transitional Style Furniture

Beige and transitional style furniture go together like peanut butter and jelly. Transitional style mixes modern and traditional elements in a way that is fresh and new. This mix creates spaces that encourage rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation.
Part of what makes transitional style so restful is its focus on neutral colors. Beige fits in with this aesthetic perfectly. Textured materials such as leather, sisal, burlap, and chenille add interest to transitional furniture and make up for the lack of color as well.
For example, the Los Altos Ivory Coast Bed from Tommy Bahama wrapped in woven banana leaf on the headboard, footboard, and sideboards. It creates a subtle pattern that allows the strategic use of bold pops of color and gives your bedroom a high-end feel.

beige reclining sofa and chair in living room

Add Warmth with Beige

A beige leather sectional and wood floors bring warmth to your living room, making it the perfect hang-out space. The McGuire leather Power Reclining Sofa and Power Reclining Chair from Bernhardt are great examples of the comfort and style beige brings. The luxurious driftwood beige leather and nailhead studs make it cozy enough for the rec room but also stylish enough for the living room.
With homeowners craving warmth, this once considered dated neutral is back in a big way. It’s easy to see why. We’re looking for spaces that feel cozy and inviting, and beige is up to the task. The color is breaking out of its reputation as being safe and blah. Mix it with olive green and yellow for a playful vibe, vibrant rust colors for a homey feel, black for a modern look, or amber and golds for a polished aesthetic. There’s almost nothing these new beiges can’t do.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Baer's Furniture Reviews: Top-Notch Furniture Buying Experience

Baer’s Furniture Reviews:

Baer’s Furniture is more than just a furniture store. They are design and décor partners for their customers. With 70 years of experience in the designer furniture industry, Baer’s can help make your house the home of your dreams. Read the Baer’s Furniture reviews to get a clear picture of the Baer’s experience.


Baer’s Design Service Goes the Extra Mile

“Amazing experience! From my saleswoman Paulette at the Boca location to the delivery guys. Truly a white glove experience. … Even though this table wasn't available to view in the showroom, I took a chance by ordering from a catalog, but it worked out perfectly. I'm so in love with the color of table and chairs. … Thank you!”
-Amy Mendez
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“It was wonderful working with Jean Wemyss. She went out of her way … Her patience through our many changes was remarkable. … Thank you, Jean, thank you, Baer’s."
-Frances Student
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“We're very satisfied with the Natuzzi sofa and loveseat … We were particularly impressed with the way our contact at Baer's … Thank you, Jim!”
-Benjamin Franco
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“… went back many times before making up our minds … Jean, our sales associate, was always understanding and never pressured us for the sale.”
-Bob Toplas
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“Love, love, love my new sectional. Tori, my sales rep is amazing! … I can’t wait to furnish the rest of my home. I’m definitely a Baer’s Furniture fan for life.”
-Tona Coley
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“… sales team at Baer's was very helpful, especially Todd Schlanger. … Todd came out to our home to help with purchase decisions at no extra cost.”
-Nancy Demarco
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“I came into Baer’s having almost no clue what I wanted or needed … Elena was a tremendous help in finding something wonderful that also fit my budget. Highly recommend!”
-Lawrence Dernulc
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“… service I received from Baer's was fantastic. … the delivery men were professional and polite. I will go to Baer's again when I need something new!”
-Becky Chesek
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Prompt and Professional Delivery That Goes Above and Beyond

“… delivery personnel were extremely courteous, helpful, and kind. They went above and beyond … Baer’s is very fortunate to have such exceptional employees. I appreciate the experience I had with buying from Baer’s Furniture.”
-Gabriel Aguero
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“… The best part was that I could completely trust the Baer’s team to deliver quality … Highly recommended."
-Diego Perez
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“Scott is an excellent salesman—very customer service oriented and extremely knowledgeable and patient with our many decision changes. He made our experience buying all new furniture for our condo enjoyable and fun. … Baer’s is the best!”
-Roz Borders
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“… Sales people were very helpful and friendly. Especially enjoyed Jeff. He was super friendly. Furniture delivery was timely. … we are happy with Baer’s."
-Cindy Fowler
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When you shop at Baer’s Furniture, you get the best in selection, service, and delivery. Baer’s takes pride in serving the community, and it shows in their dedication to creating the best furniture shopping experience possible.

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

How to Match Your Mattress to Your Sleep Style

“Sleep” can be different from person to person. You might fall asleep on your side, or toss and turn all night. Maybe you sleep on your back and never move. Why does it matter? Finding the right mattress for your sleep style will affect the quality of sleep you get. And getting quality sleep each night can change your life.

When shopping for a new mattress, the first question you’ll probably be asked: “What’s your sleep style?” Have you ever considered your sleep style and how it may affect the type of mattress you should choose? If not, and even if you have, here’s a quick look at sleep styles and how to choose the mattress that matches yours.
tommy bahama mattress

If You Sleep on Your Back

Sleeping on your back keeps your neck in a comfortable, neutral position, and your spine aligned. It also gives you more flexibility when looking at mattress styles. In general, a somewhat firmer mattress keeps your entre spin in a neutral position and aligned. Look for one with enough cushion on top to support the arch in the lumbar spine. Try the Tommy Bahama Shake the Sand Firm mattress.

If You Sleep on Your Side

Most people are side-sleepers, so don’t be surprised if you are in this category. If your sleep style is on your side, you will need to be a little picky about your mattress. Look for one that is slightly softer, made from latex or foam. If you choose a spring mattress, look for one with a pillow top.
Why do you need to be so choosey?

When you are a side-sleeper, your shoulders and hips need to sink down slightly into the mattress. If there is too much weight on your lower hip, it can create an uncomfortable tingling sensation. If you’ve ever woken up with pins and needles, that’s why. A mattress with a little bit of give will also help your spine stay in its natural curve while you sleep.
serta memory foam mattress

If You Sleep on Your Stomach

Choosing a mattress for this sleep style is more about what to avoid. Avoid a mattress that is too soft. When you sleep on a mattress that's too soft, it can put too much stress on your back. Medium-firm, such as the Serta iComfort Hybrid Blue Fusion 100 Firm, is the best for your sleep style. This gives you the room you need to support your body and lessen the pressure on your ribs and hipbones.

If Your Sleep Style Is a Combination

Do you constantly shift from your back to your side while sleeping? Since your style is to sleep in a range of positions, a mattress with medium-firm support will be the best for you. Choose your mattress based on your most common sleep position. But avoid going too soft, this can make it difficult to change positions.

If You Sleep with a Partner

If you sleep with someone whose sleep style is to shift positions frequently, you know what “motion transfer” means. This is what happens when your partner regularly tosses and turns or gets up a lot in the middle of the night. You may be better off with an innerspring mattress since the coils are individually wrapped, which lowers motion transfer. Memory foam mattresses are also a good option.
The easiest way to find the perfect mattress is to visit a store, such as Baer’s Furniture, and try out the bedMatch technology.

This is a patented diagnostics system that matches you with the perfect mattress for your sleep style. It uses 18 statistical measurements and more than 1,000 scientific calculations along with the information you provide about how you sleep and if you have any issues such as back problems or neck problems. When your sleep style and your mattress are aligned, you get the quality sleep you need.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

How to Choose the Best Upholstery for Your Sofa

When it comes to choosing a new sofa, the endless amount of upholstery choices can make choosing the right material seem like quite the challenge. Patterns or solid colors? Leather upholstery or fabric? Neutral color or bold? There are an infinite number of possibilities to choose from, and the one you choose in the end will express your personality and set the tone in your family room.

beautiful leather sofa

Assess Your Need for Functionality and Durability

Functionality is an essential element when choosing the upholstery for your new sofa. Assess the level of activity the sofa will endure over its lifetime. This is a critical step toward deciding what kind of upholstery will be best on your sofa and can narrow down your choices.

Consider how you will use the piece and how it will fit into your life. If you have pets or kids, you will want to make sure you use something durable and easy to care for, like the leather upholstery on the Couture Leather Braxton sofa by Lexington available in 65 colors. It is completely customizable, so not only can you choose the perfect color, you can choose the arm style, back cushion type, base or leg style, and more. It’s a great way to get the perfect piece for your home.

Once you’ve determined the functionality and durability you need, it’s time for the fun stuff: color, patterns, and texture. What you choose will depend on your design concept.

Bold Color or Calming Neutrals?

Do you want to make a statement, or are you looking for something more subtle? It depends on the look you are going for. Statement furniture can be fun, and no one loves red leather upholstery on a sofa more than I do. However, neutrals can be easier to work with, especially if you want to change up your look in the future. One way to go is to choose solids on the bigger pieces, such as the sofa, and bring in patterns and prints on the smaller accent pieces such as ottomans and chairs.

With a neutral color, you can easily change up the colors in your family room with pillows, throw blankets, and other accessories. If you like to decorate for the seasons, a neutral sofa is probably your best option. By carefully considering your upholstery choice, you will end up with a piece of furniture you will use and love for years.

Determine What Your Room Needs

When choosing upholstery, whether leather or fabric, determine what your room needs in terms of pattern and color. Don’t be afraid to go against the norm and choose a bold color and pattern if that is your heart’s desire. This is your chance to play. After considering the function, pay close attention to tone and texture.

If you want an airy feel, stick to light textures such as cotton or linen. For a more curated look, mix different textures together in one space. Mix up the upholstery styles to create depth and interest. Don’t forget to take into consideration comfort, quality, and the style that reflects your personality.

Getting your upholstery choice right is always a balance between function and form. Upholstery pieces tend to be used a lot, so understanding the benefits of leather upholstery vs. fabric upholstery is important. Add pieces that fit well in your space and don’t overpower you, and choose silhouettes that will stand the test of time.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

What to Look for in a Leather Reclining Sofa

There’s nothing like kicking back and relaxing in a comfortable sofa at the end of the day. But finding the perfect recliner isn’t always relaxing. If you’re looking for a recliner that is "just right," as Goldilocks would say, then read on. Here are some tips on what to look for in a leather reclining sofa.




What to Consider When Shopping for a Leather Reclining Sofa

The first thing to think about when shopping for a leather reclining sofa is:

  • Who will be using it
  • Your floor space
  • Your personal taste 

Give It the Sit Test

Since a reclining leather sofa is destined to become the focal point of your family room, you’ll want to take time to compare your favorite models by lounging in them as you would as if you were at home. Try it out for five minutes or more, this will give your body a chance to relax and sit more naturally.

When looking for leather, beware of vinyl chairs. Sure, new, improved vinyl materials may look and feel like leather, and cost less, but they are not leather. Vinyl is less pliable and can crack. Check the label on the recliner and buy from a reputable furniture store to be sure you are getting real leather.

For example, the Astuzia Five Piece Reclining Sectional Sofa from Natuzzi Editions upholstered in top grain leather is the perfect centerpiece for your family room. The three boxed-edge cushions provide comfortable seating while padded headrests on the back add contemporary style, and the power reclining mechanism allows you to relax at any position you desire.

Choose the Size and Placement of Your Leather Reclining Sofa

Reclining sofas tend to be large, bulky, and a challenge to maneuver. Be sure to measure the doorway of your home and of the room where you want to put the sofa before you set out on your shopping trip. This will save the frustration of falling in love with the perfect reclining sofa, only to find out that you can’t get it inside your home. Follow the old adage and measure twice, just to be sure.

Allow at least 4 inches between the wall and the recliner, unless you’ve chosen a wall-hugger or zero-clearance model. As the name suggests, a wall-hugger model doesn’t need an empty space behind it. An oversized recliner may need more than the average 4-inch clearance, so keep this in mind when shopping for your leather reclining sofa. Also, remember to leave enough space in front of your sofa so that the footrest can pop out without bumping into the coffee table.

This recliner buying guide gives you an understanding of the different types of recliners and the features you have to choose from. It also gives you additional guidance on how to shop for this vital piece of family room furniture. Keep in mind that your comfort is paramount. Once you have your leather reclining sofa in your family room, you should be able to relax and sink into your new recliner, never wanting to leave it.

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Baer's Furniture Reviews: Find Quality Furniture, Customer Service, and More



I recently ran across an article filled with tips on buying furniture. While there were several great tips (look for sales), the one I found most useful was the caveat to go for quality. That means shopping at a furniture store known for offering the best prices on name brand furniture. Never mind that your brother’s girlfriend found the perfect sofa and recovered it herself.

When looking for the best furniture store in your area, check out the online reviews before you step a foot outside your house. These will save you time and effort by letting you know which stores you should visit and which ones you should avoid like the plague.

Check out the reviews below to see what I mean.

When Quality and Price Align

“Baer's gets it! They match my eclectic aesthetic perfectly! … always of high quality and priced right. … The staff is all great!”
-Tania Murray
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“The whole experience was great. … The delivery was on time and also done very professionally. We couldn’t ask for a better furniture shopping experience.
-Murl Casey
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“We went to buy a pair of lamps. Found them and a bedroom set to use them with. Selection is good with some things that are just drop dead georgeous. … Salesman was helpful and took his time working with us. …”
-Stan Luber
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“… I’ve purchased from Baer’s Furniture a few times now and regret the other few times I tried saving at the discount stores, especially on everyday heavily used items. I’m a fan of Baer’s and will be back to see Stacey in sales. She is so helpful, especially coordinating items and keeping budget in mind.”
-Brian Verble
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When Customer Service Goes the Extra Mile

“The customer service was excellent!! … I’m a satisfied customer...”
-David Devore
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“Our salesman Rick Story was one of the best salesmen that I have ever encountered. He gave my wife and I very valuable decorating advise in helping us buy the right furniture for our space. …”
-Alan Wein
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“… Our consultant Javier Pardo was courteous, professional, and very informative. He was instrumental in making our dream come true. The next time we are looking for furniture, Baer's will be the first place we look.”
-Mike Boykin
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“Love our new furniture. It's even more beautiful than I remembered in the store. … An overall great experience starting with our salesman, Frank Waller …”
-Kathy Krichilsky
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Prompt, Professional Delivery Seals the Deal

“… This is our 3rd delivery from Baer’s and I would not buy furniture anywhere else. Great company and great associates.”
-Paula Bedy
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“Spectacular service! Team Leader Norman and his crew exceeded our delivery expectations. Great delivery time notifications, on time!, and very friendly. All delivery company’s should learn from this team. Thank you for completing a great furniture buying experience. We will be back!”
-Andy Keck
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“Communication for delivery was the best I’ve seen in all the years of having things delivered. … They were fantastic. … Will recommend Baer’s to everyone I can.”
-Thomasina Odette
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Once you’ve done your research, grab your measurements and inspiration board and get out there. There’s a whole world of furniture shopping waiting for you.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Are Leather Sectional Sofas Out of Style?

The living room is probably one of the most important rooms in a home. This is the place where you gather for cocktails when entertaining, or put your feet up while drinking coffee on a lazy Sunday morning as it slips into afternoon.

It’s essential to have seating that does it all – effortlessly allowing for extra guests and offering cozy comfort to family members. A sofa with a few chairs is a classic choice, both stylish and symmetrical, but sometimes you need a little bit more.

Every once in a while you hear that leather sectional sofas are out of style. I am not here for that. A leather sectional is the perfect place for lounging, watching TV, reading the paper, and did I say lounging? Although past choices in sectional sofas have ranged from dowdy to downright unwieldy, today’s versions are much more chic and sophisticated, ranging from sleek and streamlined to versions upholstered in leather.

beautiful leather sectional sofa

Leather Sectionals Are Space-Saving Sanctuaries

A casual alternative to a sofa, a leather sectional instantly creates a laid-back vibe. It gives you plenty of seating, depending on its size, you can seat many more people than you could with a conventional sofa. A leather sectional sofa such as the Grandview Four Piece Traditional Sectional by Bernhardt gives you the ultimate in comfort and support as you settle in and watch the big game or a favorite movie.

Arranging furniture in an open floor plan can be tricky. The solution? A leather sectional sofa. Placed correctly, it can break up an open floor plan. It’s structural shape and broad size helps create distinct “rooms” in the larger space. The shape perfectly fits into a long multipurpose space, delineating the living room, dining room, and kitchen.

And if you’re thinking, I can’t have a leather sectional, I don’t have enough space, think again. Its symmetry lets you tuck it into a corner, making it a great option for a room where wall space is scarce. It provides both form and function to small living rooms. These days, a leather sectional can go anywhere. It can help maximize seating options in smaller spaces.

How to Style Your Leather Sectional Sofa

Styling a leather sectional isn’t very different than styling a regular sofa, but there are some nuances. These tips below will help you style your leather sectional to perfection.

Mind Your Rug Size

When pairing a rug with a large piece of furniture, bigger is usually better. Look for a rug that extends beyond the boundaries of the sectional. This will make the space seem bigger. If you have a smaller rug that you’d like to use in the room, layer it on top of a large rug made of sisal, jute, or some other natural fiber.

Pick Your Coffee Table Wisely

If your rug extends beyond the sectional, your coffee table shouldn’t be so big that it extends beyond the rug. However, you should make sure the coffee table is big enough so that everyone who is sitting on the sofa can easily reach it.

Choose Your Throw Pillow Formation

Some say to place decorative throw pillows at the right, left, and center of your leather sectional. There’s nothing inherently wrong with that. I like to throw caution to the wind and pack the thing with pillows. Whichever route you take, be sure your pillows are large enough to handle the sofa’s extra bulk.

Add a Console Table, or Not

If your leather sectional is free-floating, think about placing a console table behind it for a decorative flourish. It will also help visually anchor the leather sectional to its place.

Keep in mind that leather sectional sofas can be more versatile than they seem at first glance. They work as well in large spaces as they do in smaller ones. Far from being out of style, choosing a leather sectional sofa can make a glorious statement in your home.

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Create a Casual, Comfortable Beach-Style Living Room

Love spending a day at the beach? Why not bring the beach home with easy, breezy, beach-style décor? You’ll get the feel of spending the day at the beach without having to worry about all that sand in your home. And the best part? This style is so versatile, it can be modified to suit any home.

sandy hues create a soothing feel

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

It's Time to Revisit Sectional Sofas

Make way for sectional sofas. Yes, this once tacky throwback to ‘70s/’80s design is making a huge comeback. And why not? If you entertain, a sectional offers a multitude of ways to seat a group of people. Even if you are planning relaxing evenings in with the family, a sectional sofa has your back. Not to mention that sectionals are modular, which means you can arrange them in any way you like, depending on your needs at the moment.

Whether your taste is contemporary or traditional, casual or formal, sometimes the most daunting part of adding a sectional to your family room is choosing which style you want.

Contemporary Clean-Lined Sectionals

As a foundational piece in the space, many opt for a more contemporary design in their sectional sofa. The clean, crisp lines of contemporary furniture take up less visual space while giving you plenty of seating. The Casual Contemporary Four-Piece Sectional Sofa from Huntington House celebrates cool contemporary style with its lean silhouette and plush back cushions. It easily accommodates everyday use while blending with contemporary or transitional décor.

Traditional Sectional Seating

If you like a traditional look, of course, there’s a sectional sofa that fits the bill. The Island Traditions Westbury Sectional Sofa from Tommy Bahama invokes a bygone era of sumptuous luxury while giving you the flexibility of a modern sectional. It adds a casual, relaxing feel to traditional décor with its rolled arms, nailhead studs, and turned wooden feet. The woven rattan frame adds tropical fun and panache.

Customizable Sectional Pieces to Fit Your Space

If space is a concern, and you don’t want a sectional that is too big or too small, choose a customizable option such as the Plush 3-Piece Sectional Sofa with Flare Arms from Huntington House. Shown with flare arms, it is also available with rolled panel arms or modern track arms. You can combine different pieces to build a sectional that fits your space and style perfectly. And with modular pieces, you can rearrange your seating whenever you wish.

Leather Reclining Sectional for Comfort and Ease

When relaxation is paramount, nothing beats a recliner. But how can you fit both a sectional and a recliner in your space? This Four-Piece Power Reclining Sectional Sofa from Natuzzi Editions provides the solution. Sleek pillow top arms, solid wood block feet, and sharp welt cord trim make this reclining sectional a pleasing and comfortable entertainment hub. Plus, it’s a recliner. The padded headrests offer additional support as you relax and recline back. You can choose from a variety of pieces to customize a sofa that fits your space, and choose either manual or power recline option.

Sectional sofas are just too practical to stay in the past, and these modern versions are just too pretty to ignore. It’s not surprising that this style is surging. Even the most minimal design gives your home an updated, chic vibe. And the best thing about a sectional sofa? Everyone can have a seat.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Redecorating Your Home after the Kids Are Grown and Flown

While the kids are in college, we tend to leave their rooms as is, not just as shrines to their childhood, but for when they come home to visit during school holidays. But once they get their own apartment, it’s time to take a look at that vacant space and redecorate it for your own use.

beautiful peaceful adult bedroom

Choose a New Color Scheme

Our children’s rooms see numerous transformations over the years, from princess beds and Star Wars sheets to black from floor to ceiling. So, you are probably no stranger to choosing new colors for your children’s spaces. Refresh the paint with one of the new neutrals for interior design and invest in new linens and bedcovers to go with it.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Pumpkin-Spice Up Your Home for Fall

The signs of Fall’s arrival in Florida are clear: temperatures reach a balmy 80-ish degrees, until the first, and possibly only, cold front rolls through. However, there’s one universal sign that Fall has arrived across the country, and that’s the arrival of pumpkin spice everything.

With the arrival of August (technically not even Fall) the sweet, spicy blend shows up everywhere. And while you may not see the need for pumpkin spice doggy lattes, a little pumpkin spice in your décor can make sipping your own latte extra special.