England Furniture Tips & Tricks

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.

Selecting Upholstered Furniture for your Home

 

England Furniture Paige Sofa

There can be a wide range of price, quality, and durability when you are selecting upholstered furniture for your home.

One thing to consider is the contents – what kind of wood is it made of? what kind of fill?  When you ask these kinds of questions you learn more about what is on the inside of the furniture, the area you can’t see.

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