Barbeques and beach days may be almost over, but Labor Day doesn’t need to signal the end of vacation season.
Fall invites us to do more than just dream of next summer, or our next vacation. Heading indoors for fall and winter has its benefits – especially if our homes are equipped with hibernation furniture: pieces that compel us to kick off our shoes and lean back even as the weather cools or a stressful routine heats up.
A few well-selected hibernation pieces will outfit your home for needed day-cations and stay-cations during the fall and winter solstice… and these in-home destinations are guaranteed to help you get away from it all without leaving home!
Where better to put your feet up indoors than on a chaise lounge? This grand dame of relaxation adds an elegant, but laid-back atmosphere anywhere – in the corner of your bedroom for a tryst with your favorite novel, or in the living room for nibbling grapes (or potato chips) in Roman style. The wing-backed Cosette chaise lounge from Sam Moore Furniture cradles you in privacy (and lets you doze off with head support).
Just grab a blanket – the pillow comes with the chair – and disappear for hours. Inside that deep ocean blue fabric, you’ll be dreaming of the Tahitian tropics!
Speaking of the tropics, why not kick off your shoes in a Tahiti-inspired raffia bed? The natural woven texture of Hooker Furniture’s Raffia bed may just transport you to an exotic resort.
The natural weave of the Raffia bed adds a tropical texture… and takes stress levels down a notch!
If having to ‘lean in’ at work is making you want to ‘lean back’ at home, why not add a plush, upholstered bed to your bedroom set like this Santuary upholstered bed with wings? (Imagine reclining against a soft headboard every night to read or watch TV…)
And could there be a more comfy way to lean back during the day than on a simple rocking chair? Rocking chairs don’t belong only to country homes or to a lodge in the Adirondacks; the clean Shaker style of the Lancaster rocking chair from Sam Moore is streamlined enough to work in an urban home, too.
With a padded seat, back and arms, the Lancaster is made for comfort. Place it in the corner of any room and you’ll be transported to a cabin in the woods!
An over-sized decorative ottoman can double as a coffee table (just add a large tray to hold drinks), but it’s first and foremost one big footrest… removing any and all guilt over putting your feet on the furniture. And with the Juno Cocktail Ottoman from Bradington Young Furniture, you can escape to the great outdoors while you’re at. With rustic nail-head trim and real cowhide hair, it’s a piece of the country in a city home!
Creating a vacation vibe during the fall and winter doesn’t demand a week away. The right furniture helps us welcome the change of seasons and resume our routine… without surrendering our vacation spirit!