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Baer's Furniture – 78 Years of Greatness
It's rare that a business maintains its brand, mission, and values for the better part of a century, so when one does, it's noteworthy.
Baer's Furniture is marking our 78th Anniversary this year, and as a family-owned, community-oriented business, we want to invite our neighbors and loyal customers to join us in celebration.
Furniture Considerations for Seniors
At Baer’s Furniture, our design experts recognize that there are no one-size-fits-all furniture options for our customers.
Whether you are an older person living the best part of your life in sunny Florida or you have an older family member residing in your home, these tips can help you make senior-friendly decisions for your home.
5 Design Trends to Help You Bring Nature Indoors
As a Florida-based furniture chain, Baer’s Furniture is fortunate to be surrounded by lush tropical greenery, beautiful blue waters, and white sandy beaches.
Florida architecture is often designed to let in the sun, but the rest is up to you.
How to Avoid Buying Disposable Furniture
Considering that flashy sofa you saw on a well-known .com? Hold that thought.
You want to avoid buying poor-quality furniture, right? Before you know it, that furniture could end up being... disposable.
Ways to Display Your Television – The Best Display Options for Your Set
Over the past decade, televisions have become larger, lighter, thinner, and more affordable — all good things.
But the new size and dimensions of modern television sets have created challenges and opportunities for interior decorators, which is why the Baer’s Furniture design team has assembled these tips for decorating around your television set
3 Free Tools To Help You Create Your Vision Board
Have you ever wondered how professional interior designers assemble those amazing spaces without having to go through a long series of purchases and returns? They plan them.
It’s not like their years of experience aren’t also a huge asset, but even the most seasoned interior decorator uses one or more design programs to plan out their spaces.
September is Tommy Bahama Month
Here at Baer's, September is Tommy Bahama Month, and we are here for it.
Many of our loyal customers don't realize that Baer's Furniture is the number one retailer of Tommy Bahama Home furniture — in the world. This would have never happened if we didn't absolutely love the furniture.
A Guide for Decorating Your Space from Scratch
Few things get an interior decorator's blood flowing quite like an empty room. An empty room allows you to create a truly personalized, unique space.
Whether you’ve just moved into a new home and want to start from scratch or you’ve decided to just start over, the Baer’s Furniture Design Team has several tips and ideas to help you get started.
The Return of Large Dining Room Tables
Few furniture pieces are as connected to family and celebration as the dining room table. It’s where we spend time with family, friends, and loved ones.
Whether you have a multiple-course dinner or have prepared an intimate dinner for two at one of the table ends, a larger dining room table will always work.
Condo Interior Design Tricks of the Trade
Condominiums are as much a part of life in Florida as the beach, sun, and key lime pie. If you moved from a single-family residence to a condo, however, you may not have as much space as you’ve become accustomed to.
Or maybe you have large rooms in your condo but not as many as in your old space. If you’ve chosen condo life, there are a few tricks you can use to maximize your space, celebrate the view, and enjoy the Florida condo experience.
4 Pieces of Furniture that Will Make You Want to Redecorate
Have you ever walked into a furniture showroom, flipped over the page of a magazine, or even saw a piece of furniture in the home of a friend and thought, “If I owned that, I’d redecorate my entire home!”
It’s rare when that happens. After all, not every piece is designed to strike a nerve. If that were the case, accent pieces wouldn’t exist — and interior design would be even more difficult
What Do You Do After You Tear Down The Wall? The Art of Open Concept Decorating
Over the past twenty years, open-concept floor plans have been the popular choice in new home construction in Florida.
In fact, decorators have found this structural layout so appealing that many homeowners purchasing older Florida homes have begun tearing down walls to create an open space where one hadn’t previously existed.
Sustainable Mattress Options from Beautyrest Harmony & Harmony Lux
At Baer’s Furniture, we recognize the importance of sustainability, which is one of the reasons we specialize in high-quality furniture built to last.
As an eco-friendly company, we’re excited to offer Beautyrest’s Harmony and Harmony Lux.
How Mid-Century Modern Came Roaring Back
There was a period in American history when if you walked into someone’s Mid-Century Modern home, it meant that they hadn’t decorated in over twenty years.
But then, near the beginning of this century, it all came roaring back — only better.
The Summer is Here! Go Coastal!
Whether you live by the beach or have fond memories of oceanside vacations, the sea holds a special place in your heart.
There’s nothing like lounging in the sun, sinking your feet into the hot sand, and breathing in wafts of salt water. Some find it relaxing, some even find it healing.
5 Answers to the Most Commonly Asked Decorating Questions
Styling a space can be stressful, but we’re here to break down the answers and solutions to questions that gnaw at both seasoned and novice homeowners and decorators.
After all, there are many ways to approach your design; you want to show off your own personal style, maybe even mix and match some trends, but also include some elements to maintain an everlasting classic look.
Accent Items – How a Single Piece of Furniture Can Change Your Space
Accent furniture is primarily used for aesthetics, but it must be functional as well. Its primary role is to add color, texture, and drama to the interior décor.
Accent pieces stand out and are designed to complement the other furniture, as well as transform the room and personalize the space.
Designers to Keep an Eye On
One of the most gratifying aspects of being Florida’s top furniture retailer is that it gives our Design Team a chance to discover new furniture designers and connect with established designers who have continually reinvented themselves.
There have been exciting new designs in 2023, and we want to introduce them to our valued customers.
Is Custom Upholstery the Safest Bet in Town?
Customization tools allow you to try out different features on a furniture piece and change them around until you find the optimal look and decide to place your order.
The Baer’s Furniture customization tool allows you to combine dozens of styles with hundreds of upholstery colors and features.
Trending: Modern Farmhouse Design!
One of the hot new 2023 trends we’ve spotted is modern farmhouse. But what does modern farmhouse mean, and how do you incorporate this popular decorating theme into your space?
This article will answer these questions and more.
Matching Color Palettes with Decorative Styles
Do you have a favorite color and a favorite décor style, but you can’t seem to make them work together?
Few elements will have as big an impact on your space as color, but some colors and tones do not work with certain decorative styles.
Tying a Room together with Interior Design
We all know the struggles of making a room match. We've all asked ourselves, "How do I make this sofa work with this table?" or "How do I decorate my living room to show off all my different styles?"
It's certainly not an easy feat, especially when we finally unpack the dream furniture just to find it might not go together as well as we'd hoped. Or when we've finished decorating and realize it looks like it has multiple personalities.
Trends in Luxury Interior Décor and High-End Furniture
If there’s one thing that the Baer’s Furniture Design Team knows, it’s luxury interior design.
But even our design experts must dedicate an excessive amount of time to researching emerging designers, examining pieces at tradeshows, and creating design concepts with different pieces to determine which products truly have staying power.
The Impact of Color in Furniture: Bold vs. Neutral
Have you ever been asked, “Do you like bold, bright colors, or do you prefer neutrals”? You’re not alone if you weren’t sure how to answer.
The question implies that there are only two camps, and as the person answering, you have to declare a position.
Using Pinterest to Create Your Own Furniture Vision Board
All great projects start with a vision. This especially applies to interior design.
You think the greatest designers and decorators can simply pull ideas out of nowhere and create a great look?
Trend Alert: Sophisticated Designs in Minimalist Furniture
Minimalism is by no means a new décor discipline. Throughout the 20th century, various designers adopted minimalist design tenets as they looked toward a future where people would require fewer trappings to achieve the same levels of comfort and tranquility.
In more recent years, many decorators and home décor enthusiasts have opted for minimalism for its guarantee of a simpler, decluttered, and often sustainable space.
Preparing Your Home For Hurricane Season
We want all of our customers and neighbors to prepare so that if disaster strikes, we can all weather the storm together.
These five tips will help are intended to help you safeguard your property.
Mastering the Art of Space Planning – Getting the Most Out of Your Space
An empty space has many possibilities, but when it comes to interior decorating, it also has constraints.
Determining what you can and can’t do with a space is one of the fundamental rules of successful design.
White Washed Wood – The Cottage Craze
Recently, Cottagecore design truly came into its own as a style of warmth and comfort that makes you feel as though you've escaped to a pleasant cottage somewhere in the woods.
While Cottagecore's initial emergence may have been a reaction to more people staying at home, people have started venturing outside again, and the Cottagecore craze is here to stay.
How To Properly Care for Leather Furniture
Leather furniture is a beautiful addition to a home, contributing to an atmosphere of quiet elegance and refinement. However, it is necessary to maintain leather furniture for it to keep its sumptuous texture — nothing looks worse than worn or faded furniture.
Be sure to take proper care of your leather furniture to ensure that it maintains its pristine appearance and doesn't sink into disrepair, ruining your room's aesthetic.
How to Refresh Your Living Room Space in 3 Simple Steps
Getting bored with your living room area? Feeling that it’s getting a little stale? These are common concerns for the homeowner or long-term renter who hasn’t redecorated in a while. Maybe you just moved in or are looking for the most breathtaking living room possible.
Either way, you’ve come to the right place!
Designer Spotlight: Michael Weiss
The Baer’s Design Team has a reputation in the furniture industry for finding new and exciting designers that produce high-end pieces that are compatible with our esthetic.
Today we are spotlighting Mr. Michael Weiss and some stunning pieces from his Bowers Collection. Learn more about this celebrated New York designer.