England Furniture Tips & Tricks

Farmhouse Home Décor

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The popularity of farmhouse decor is incredible nowadays, but making it look tasteful is the tricky part. When finding decorations, you should be careful about what you get and where you get it. Picking up the wrong things could age your space and make it look inauthentic. Here’s the England Furniture review on how to get your perfect farmhouse vision.

Rustic Knickknacks
When adding to your space, have an idea of a place you would like to emulate. Try keeping the knickknacks to a specific theme as if they all came from the same place. Some examples of themed places you could try is the Wild West or a Dairy Farm.

Distressed Wood
If you don’t have wood in your home that is exposed, try adding some furniture that is distressed. You can easily find it in stores or create it yourself. You could find ways to create this look by searching online. Creating piecing with reclaimed wood can be a fun project as well as a learning experience.

Natural Elements
Natural Elements is an old trick that Interior Designers and house stagers use to tie a room together. This trick is still being used today. Why go to the store for decorations to tie a room together when what you may need is right outside your front door.

Sliding Barn House Doors
Have you ever thought about getting a sliding barn house door installed in your home? These doors have been very popular in recent years. There are many different colors and types of sliding barn house doors that you could purchase. They will freshen up a space and will add the final farmhouse flare that you desire. The chair that’s placed in front of these yellow barn doors is the England Furniture Lynette Chair 6204AL.

Remodeling Trends of 2017

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When you’re refreshing your home, try to pick up some trends to incorporate into the new look. Today’s home trends are less modern and more traditional, so you won’t be stuck with something you won’t like in a few years. Here are some great home trends:

Exposed Wood and Brick
This element can make a space look more true to its architectural roots. Exposed elements like wood and brick are reminiscent of a farmhouse vibe, but they can also look upscale when accessorized with other more modern elements.

Contrasting Crown Molding
This trick actually makes your room look bigger. Thick white crown molding contrasting with a darker color, like gray, are an interior designer’s go-to look. Furniture can pick up on the gray in the wall, as featured in this photo. This England Furniture piece, the EZ Motion Reclining Sofa with Nails EZ1C01N is perfect for a space that needs a little improvement.

Dimensions:
Width 81″
Depth 41″
Height 43″
Seat Width 65″
Seat Depth 22″
Seat Height 20″

Summer Design Tips to Brighten Up Your Home

England Furniture Bright Living Room Summer Tips

Now that you’ve done your spring cleaning and are ready to enjoy the summertime, here are some tips to brighten up your home and splash into a warmer season. While a complete England Furniture overhaul isn’t for everyone, these tips are for redecorating budgets both big and small.England Furniture Bright Living Room Summer Tips

Light curtains
Let sunlight dance around your home while maintaining privacy. Opt away from the blinds and heavy window treatments this season. Use a sheer curtain fabric in a light color and more solid colors on the sides to frame the window.

Store away the heavy blankets
In the summer it can be comfortable to wrap yourself in a lighter blanket. The look of heavy throw blankets on couches in the living room can give off the wrong feel, so try out a lighter blanket. There are many ottomans from the England Furniture Company that you can use to save those heavier blankets for the fall!

Add some flowers
Fresh cut flowers add life to any room! If you’re prone to allergies, there are ways to make faux flowers look alive. Adding a bit of water to the bottom of a vase can take ordinary fake flowers up a notch. Adding just a few real flowers can tie the look together to make it more believable. Flower arrangements almost always have some greenery in them, so don’t be afraid to add in a few small accents of real green leaves.

Bright pillows
Accent pillows are your couch’s favorite accessory. These pops of color can pick up on a hue in your new bright drapes or threads in your new blanket. This fun accent is an easy way to bring life to any color couch.

Beachy scented candles
Seasonal candles add another dimension of summer to a living space. While the rest of the room can look visibly bright, candles add an extra summery scent.

England Furniture Reviews Some Furniture Arrangement Tips

England Furniture Arrangement
England Furniture Arrangement

England Furniture Arrangement

When it comes to arranging furniture there are many ways one can precede. That does not mean, however, that one can’t make some mistakes. While experts agree that the surest way to create a flawless room is through trial and error, there are a few rules you should keep in mind. England Furniture Reviews how to arrange furniture:

1. Hang Paintings or Mirrors in Relation to the Rest of the Furniture
Paintings or mirrors should ground everything around it. Don’t hang them too high. Typically place them around 24 to 36 inches above a piece of furniture, although that rule vary a bit depending on the height of the artwork or mirror itself.

2. Light Your Room Entirely
Lighting is one of the most essential elements in any space. Spread your light sources around a space and make sure every part of the room gets lit. If, for example, you have a lamp next to your bed, place two more strategically in the room to create a triangle of light.

3. The Coffee Table Should Be Big
Large coffee table, as with rugs, can help to expand and connect a room and an big coffee table contributes more to a room in terms of both aesthetics and function and aesthetics. The coffee table should be placed around 12 to 24 inches away from your sofa.

4. Go Big and Under with Area Rugs
Small rugs make a small room even smaller and they make a large room look disconnected. Your rugs look better when they’re bigger and all the furniture is on them. Place your rug underneath at least the first set of legs of your bed – or under your couch and chairs – to create a cohesive look.

5. The Higher the Curtains, the Better
Go high with your curtains! In many cases it’s best to hang them from the ceilings to the floors. This will make your ceilings appear a lot higher and it expands the room.” Curtains that are too small come off like an afterthought.

Get Ready for Autumn!

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On England Furniture What’s Inside, we’ve posted an article on how to engage in some interior design for autumn.

A great place to begin is with your fireplace.  It provides your room with a strong sense of warmth and can be decorated with you favorite fall-inspired decorations including pumpkins, gourds, vines, pinecones, and fall-colored candles.

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How to Buy the Best Loveseat for Your Home

Loveseats have been part of American-made furniture since the 1800s and, despite their name, they weren’t created to encourage love and romance.  Rather, the motivation for their creation were the large dresses worn by women in the early 19th century.

Today, loveseats remain an intimate piece of furniture that is perfect for two people.  They are also versatile enough to be used in a variety of rooms and settings.  In this article England Furniture provides you with some tips on how you can choose the best loveseat for any room in your home.

 

Dimensions and Space

Loveseats are typically available anywhere from 50 – 70 inches wide.  Before deciding on a loveseat it’s extremely important that you have measured the room where you intend to place, that you’ve considered and measured other pieces of furniture you’ll be using in that room, and that you’ve determine whether there is sufficient open space for traffic flow and even aesthetic reasons.

 

Budget Considerations

Price is a factor for the majority of people who are shopping for a loveseat and prices can range from the low hundreds to over a thousand dollars.  As you consider all the tips in this article, it’s also good to have a clear understand of what you can afford (and not afford).  The good news is the England Furniture Company has a wide variety of England Furniture loveseats and there’s a great, quality loveseat that is available in – and can work with – anyone’s budget.

England Furniture Eliza Loveseat

England Furniture Eliza Loveseat

 

Designs and Styles

Everyone wants a loveseat that will be perfect for the design and color choices they’ve made for their living room, their family room, or their bedroom.  Some loveseats are sleepers, some are armless, and others have reclining capabilities.  Loveseats are available in various styles including traditional, camelback, English, Victorian, mid-century, tuxedo, modern, and Bridgewater.  Discern which style (or styles) are the right choice for you.  Today’s loveseats are also available in a variety of fabrics and leathers.  At England Furniture we have hundreds of options to choose from so you can be sure to have the best quality fabric in the pattern or color you desire.

England Furniture Oakland Double Reclining Loveseat

England Furniture Oakland Double Reclining Loveseat

Quality Matters!

You want to ensure that the quality of the materials that are used to create your loveseat are not sub-standard. After all, you likely want a loveseat that you can use for years to come.  You also need a loveseat that can handle the regular wear and tear that will be put upon it.  The England Furniture Company is proud to build American-made quality loveseats.  Visit our England Furniture What’s Inside and England Furniture Quality websites to learn more about the extra attention we put into our furniture lines.

 

 

 

 

Versatile Furniture for Your Home

When selecting furniture for your home it’s just practical to consider items that could go into any room. Consider the tips below to help you choose furniture – and accessory pieces – that work in a variety of room sizes, can be moved from room to room, and can even offer some storage options.

 

  • When furnishing a living room consider two loveseats over one large sofa. They’re easier to move and can be place in a variety of ways.
  • Be creative with your tables. Choose interesting bases and use plate glass for the top. Use these in a living room or as nightstands by a bed.
  • Unless you have a large home, select furniture and accessories that are on a small scale. They’ll fit into most spaces as you move them around in your home.
  • When you’re arranging furniture, try to think ‘outside the box’ and use things in unexpected ways. Place a loveseat at the end of a bed or use a dresser to hold DVDs and entertainment equipment.
  • Choose a color scheme and stick to it. If you carry the colors throughout your home, you’ll be able to move furniture and accessories from room to room.
  • Storage is in short supply in most homes. Select furniture pieces that offer drawers or hanging space, such as a chest of drawers or an armoire. They can be used in a bedroom, living room, mudroom, foyer, and more.
  • Gather together a collection of pillows, fabrics, and accessories that harmonize with your primary color choices. You’ll be able to change the look with the seasons, giving your furniture a new, fresh look throughout the year.
  • Buy side chair, pillows, lamps, and vases in pairs. They’ll add symmetry to a room and, you’ll also have the option of using each piece in a separate room if desires.

 

 

 

England Furniture Reviews the Versatile Chest of Drawers

If there ever was a versatile piece of furniture it is a chest of drawers. A chest of drawers can fit into almost any room. Some are tall and narrow and have abundant drawers. Some are small and can be a nightstand in your bedroom while others are large enough to hold a whole season of clothes.

Is there anything a chest of drawers can’t do?

The storage options are endless with your chest of drawers. The top of a large and tall chest is a great place to display photos, baskets, and plants. The top of a short chest of drawers is a great place for things like candles, flowers, a television, a lamp, and/or books.

Whether the chest has 2 drawers or 12 drawers, whether your chest of drawers looks decorative or is simply a utilitarian piece, the drawers can hide all sort of items: photos, dining items, clothes, hobby supplies, knick-knack, and more!

Here are some ways you can use your chest of drawers to store things all around the home.

 

 

In a Mudroom, Entryway, or Foyer

If your foyer or entryway is large enough, a chest of drawers can be the perfect small piece of furniture. Use the drawers of the chest to hold scarves, keys, gloves, umbrellas, and mail. A small chest of drawers at the entry is perfect for holding mittens, hats, shopping lists, and coupons.

Any low chest of drawers looks great with a beautiful plant or decorative vase on top of it. You can also hang a mirror over the chest and place a lamp on top.

 

 

In the Dining Room

Any long, low chest can take the place of a sideboard. Use the top of your chest of drawers for serving dinners and use the drawers themselves to store things like napkins, trays, placemats, tablecloths, serving dishes, and candles.

A smaller chest offers you a place to hold a beautiful plant or floral arrangement, a tea set, and/or seasonal decorations.

 

 

In a Bathroom

Use a chest of drawers in your bathroom to help break up the space. A tall chest can hold things such as bathrobes, beauty and medical supplies, towels, and washcloths. A small chest placed on a wall near the bath or shower is perfect for bath supplies and towels.

 

 

In a Guest Room

House guests are glad when they have a place to store their personal belongings during their visits. You can also use some drawers to store holiday items such as gift wrap, tags, ribbons, pens, scissors, pens, and scotch tape. Or you can use them to hold craft and hobby supplies including scrapbooking items, sewing items, or fabrics.

England Furniture Reviews Some Wood Furniture Care Tips

England Furniture offers a wide selection of wooden offerings and the proper care and maintenance of these England Furniture items can help you maintain your investment for years to come. Consider the following tips when taking care of your wooden furniture.

1. Wood isn’t hungry!
You cannot feed furniture with polishes and oils. No matter what some may suggest, wood cannot be fed or nourished or enriched with oils and polishes. Once wooden furniture has a protective finish placed over it the wood is sealed. Oils and polishes will not penetrate through this finish.

2. Keep wood furniture away from dry heat!
Dry heat causes wood to dry and shrink which leads to cracking so keep wooden furniture away from any source of dry head including heating units and vents. In the drier months consider using a humidifier and bring the moisture up to the 40 to 45 percent level.

3. Keep your furniture out of the sun!
The temperature of a summer sun coming through your window can go well beyond 140 degrees. This heat can cook fine finishes on the wood. This results in fading and it can dry out and shrink the wood, thus leading to cracks.

4. Say goodbye to rings and spots!
There are several ways to remove the white hazy ring or spot that hot coffee mugs or hot food containers leave behind. The least invasive way is to rub it with a mild abrasive, such as non-gel toothpaste mixed with baking soda or try cooking oil mixed with ashes. Rub it in a small spot with your finger or then use a soft cloth on larger areas.

5. Grab some shoe polish!
For a quick-fix touch up, use the appropriate color shoe polish on scratches and chips. Many people use this trick especially on the feet of furniture.

England Furniture Reviews Some Living Room Furniture Arrangement Tips

How your furniture is situated in the living room should be flexible enough to handle various activities. Start your furniture arrangement plan by listing all the activities you expect to take place then list the furniture and equipment you’ll need to make sure each function is possible.

Furniture arrangement is the art of establishing working relationships between individual pieces of furniture, all within a given room’s context. There are some general guidelines that exist to help you narrow down the endless possibilities. Keep the following suggestions in mind:

  • Group chairs a three to four feet apart. A classic, and comfortable, seating arrangement is a sofa flanked by two comfortable, upholstered chairs. Place a table near each chair for holding refreshments, glasses, your iPad, etc.
  • Make the most of unusual living room space by building furniture (shelves, consoles, etc.) into the room. You can’t take them with when you move, of course, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
  • Experiment by leaving one wall completely free of furniture. This is especially important when the wall flanks a walkway.
  • Arrange traffic in such a way that it does not pass between people and the television.
  • Place furniture so its lines are parallel to the wall. This creates a greater sense of unity. Furniture that is placed on the diagonal creates excitement and contrast.
  • Large living rooms can feel alienating. Treat it as though it were different small spaces. Create more than one intimate seating – or activity area – within the large room.
  • If the front door to your house opens directly into your living room consider shielding your living room by placing a standing, folding screen at right angles to the wall.