England Furniture Tips & Tricks

Arranging A Small Living Room

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If you have a small living room, here are several ways to utilize your space so that you don’t feel cramped, yet you can fit everything in one spot. Here are some tips on arranging a small living room:

Go with a Loveseat

A loveseat is typically shorter than a sofa is, so that can be a huge space saver. Loveseats can also be paired with a great ottoman like this England Furniture Hollie Storage Ottoman 2F081LH (pictured). It is compact, and you can store away anything from blankets to board games. Furniture with storage built in is another way to utilize your space effectively.

Mirrors

Mirrors positioned opposite to windows or hallways can make a space feel bigger than it actually is. It brings more light in to a room and has the effect of creating more space.

Before you start arranging, use painter’s tape to outline where you want furniture to go—this will save you a considerable amount of effort as you start rearranging.

Ottoman Dimensions:
Width 21″
Depth 20″
Height 21″

 

 

The Nail Head Trim Furniture Trend

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Interior design is constantly changing, but often refers back to design elements of the past. Nail head trim is one such trend that evokes elements from antique furniture. Nail head trim is hardware that is added to the edge of a piece of furniture, often across the front, back or arm panels. This detail is added for aesthetic reasons, rather than technical. England Furniture often comes with the option to add this detail, and it can look spectacular in many homes.

Pictured is the Renea Sofa as well as the Anne Ottoman with Nails. Both of these pieces include a nail head trim that give them a bit of an edge. The turned legs mimic each other, and would look great in a space with other antique details.

Sofa Dimensions:
Width 85″
Depth 38″
Height 38″
Seat Width 66″
Seat Depth 21″
Seat Height 22″

Ottoman Dimensions:
Width 45″
Depth 31″
Height 18″

Storing Clutter Away

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Keeping a living space tidy is no small task! Organization skills are a sort of art form that can take years to master. Unless you’re a professional organizer, there are simple tricks to help keep clutter at bay. Work with the space that you do have, and stay on top of purging things from the house that you no longer need. Here are some other ways to store clutter away:

England Furniture has a variety of pieces that can help you control clutter around your house with built-in storage. The England Sectional EZ6G00 (pictured) has storage built right into the arm rest. You can fit magazines, remotes, and other smaller objects in this multifunctional sectional. Ottomans are also great storage containers, and the England Furniture Company offers a wide variety of ottomans that can fit blankets, board games and more.

If it doesn’t “go” anywhere, odds are you do not need it and can toss it. This standard rule can help you stay organized if you make sure every item has its own place. If you can’t point out where an item belongs in your house, odds are it is clutter.

Sectional Dimensions:

Width 142″
Depth 142″
Height 42″
Seat Depth 22″
Seat Height 19″

 

Remodeling Trends Continued

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Trying to design the perfect space from the bottom up requires a lot of patience and great attention to detail. Below are England Furniture reviews of some of the hottest remodeling trends right now.

Arched Windows

Not only do arching windows allow for the natural sunlight to fill your space and create a warm, welcoming feeling, but they also bring a level of sophistication and uniqueness to the room.

Statement Curtains

Adding elegant curtains to pair with your arched windows can really make a difference in a space. The sleek and elegant lines can make a huge statement, while also making the window appear larger.

Distressed Wood Floors

Carpet has been out of style for some time now and wood is where it’s at! The average wood floor faces a lot of wear and tear and can get costly to repair. If you go for distressed wood flooring, not only do you add an extra level of uniqueness to your room, but you can also save on expenses. Little nicks and scratches will hardly be noticeable, or fit right in with the design.

Tying it Together

The last element to complete the perfect remodel is decorating it with furniture. All the pieces you see here come from England Furniture’s Reed Collection. The comfortable, yet stylish sofa can be accompanied by a matching ottoman, love seat, or sectional.

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.