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.

What’s not to love about sleeper sofas?

England Furniture Jeremie Queen Sleeper with Nails

They’re the living room transformer, giving you versatility and a chic look all in one. England Furniture offers a large variety of styles for your new favorite piece of furniture. It’s time to get rid of that futon and see all that sleeper sofas can add to your home!
England Furniture Jeremie Queen Sleeper with Nails
3 reasons to get a sleeper sofa
1. Maximize your space
When living in a smaller, condensed space, it’s important to take advantage of all your square footage. Sleeper sofas enable you to have a multifunctional space for whatever life throws at you. Check out the Philip Full Sleeper or the Seabury Twin Sleeper if a queen-sized mattress doesn’t suit your room.

2. Finally invite guests over
Offer your couch for your guests with pride! A beautiful sleeper sofa isn’t your college friend’s futon. With this piece, you’ll be able to offer a hospitable space without embarrassment. The impressive Leah Queen Sleeper is a functional statement piece.

3. Refresh your space with functionality
A new piece of furniture in your living room can mean you’re reinventing an area of your home or just refreshing it. Opt for a piece that’ll be both beautiful and functional. The Walters Queen Sleeper has a traditional feel that will breathe new life into your living room.

The England Furniture Reviews are in! It’s time to invest in a piece that’ll be a staple for close friends and family years to come.

Leather We Love

England Furniture Lynette Sofa

With so many design options at the England Furniture Company, we wanted to showcase some of our luxurious leather pieces. Here are a few standouts:
1. Leight Sectional 7130AL-Sect
England Furniture Leather Sectional
This England Furniture sectional features a brass nail head trim and turned wood legs. It comes in over 40 colors to suit your vision.

Dimensions:
Width 119″
Depth 119″
Height 38″

2. Dorchester Abbey Lucy Chair 2R04AL
England Furniture Dorchester Abbey Lucy Chair
England Furniture offers a wide variety of chairs including this showstopper. Not your ordinary chair, it’s trimmed with antique bronze nails with deep tufts. This style can also be found in loveseat, sofa, and ottoman pieces.

Dimensions:
Width 57″
Depth 41″
Height 33″
Seat Width 31″
Seat Depth 23″
Seat Height 30″

3. Hollie Storage Ottoman 2F081LH
England Furniture Hollie Storage Ottoman
This England Furniture ottoman comes to you with a truly one of a kind look. It’s both functional and beautiful, and easy to move around the room. This style has a hair-on-hide lid with a leather base.
Dimensions:
Width 21″
Depth 20″
Height 21″
4. Lynette Sofa 6205AL
England Furniture Lynette Sofa
The England Furniture Lynette collection will make a big statement in your home. The expressive color will give your living room an edge that’ll make your friends and family turquoise with envy.
Dimensions:
Width 79″
Depth 35″
Height 36″
Seat Width 68″
Seat Depth 22″
Seat Height 20″

If leather doesn’t suit your taste, these pieces each come in a variety of fabrics to fit perfectly into your living room.

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.

Stain Resistant Furniture For Your Lifestyle

England Furniture Stain Resistant Fabrics with Livesmart Technology
England Furniture Stain Resistant Fabrics with Livesmart Technology

England Furniture Stain Resistant Fabrics with Livesmart Technology

Ever watch a movie or TV show and fall in love with the furniture? You know, beautiful stark white down couches with a white shag throw rug and glass top coffee table? It can look picture perfect, but if you duplicate the style in a house full of kids and Rover the family pooch, that look might last about thirty seconds. Maybe.

We all want to live in spaces that make us happy and we can more readily do that when we are realistic about our lifestyles and what comes with it. People who enjoy entertaining will have a hard time with furniture that can’t be lived in because spills and accidents happen in life. If you have kids or children visit often, creating an atmosphere that is comfortable for them will end up making your life easier, especially if they wander a little too close to your collection of first editions while sucking on a juice box.

The colors and accessories we choose for our rooms should complement our personalities and accent the things we love. Sometimes it’s safe to have the main furniture be a neutral color and then use pillows and blankets as colorful accents. If you love leather or dark furniture, then you can brighten the room with lighter shades of paint and bright lighting. No matter what you decide, look at your lifestyle and try to match it to your home décor.

We can still fawn over that white furniture, but parents might want to hold off until the kids are a little bit older.

Did you know that England Furniture offers stain-resistant fabrics?

Whether it’s dirty little hands, muddy paws, or a spilled glass of wine, life’s everyday messes happen. LiveSmart fabrics resist the stains made by these everyday accidents. With their moisture repellency and stain resistance, LiveSmart fabrics keep your furniture looking and feeling as beautiful as the day you bought it.

LiveSmart is:

  • Moisture repellent
  • Stain resistant
  • Designed for heavy duty wear
  • Barrier protection to keep your fabric clean

Revolution Performance Fabrics® by STI and Brentwood Textiles are true performance fabrics.  Woven with Olefin yarn, the fabrics are virtually unstainable, easy to clean, and extremely durable; yet beautiful and soft while also resistant to fading from the sun. Revolution Performance Fabrics® are made with upcycled fibers and have no chemical treatments making them easy on the environment.

England Furniture Company Metro CC-3004 Red Rug

England Furniture Company Metro CC-3004 rug

This red rug from the England Furniture Metro Collection is bold and exciting.  It has a clean and bright design that can be used in any room. The geometric patterns found in this carpet include dazzling diamonds, circles, and kissing clovers.  This red England Furniture rug is both modern and sophisticated.

The England Furniture Metro Collection are meticulously hand-crafted in India: the capital of creative carpet design!

DIMENSIONS
Length 8′
Width 5′

CONSTRUCTION & ERGONOMICS
Construction Hand Tufted

OTHER DETAILS
Brand England
Category Floor Coverings
Collection Metro
Description Metro CC-3004 Red 5 x 8 Rectangle
SKU Metro CC-3004 Red
Type Rugs

Diamond Light Blue Rug from England Furniture

England Furniture Diamond Light Blue rug

 

Diamonds are EVERYONE’s best friend!  This England Furniture Diamond Light Blue Rug is filled with diamonds within diamonds within more diamonds.  The diamond shape will introduce a sense of order, stability, reliability, efficiency, and familiarity into any environment and the light blue color provides you with a sense of tranquility and calmness.

DIMENSIONS
Length 8′ 3″
Width 5′ 3″

CONSTRUCTIONS AND ERGONOMICS
Construction Hand Tufted

OTHER DETAILS
Brand England
Category Floor Coverings
Collection Diamond
Description Diamond Light Blue 5 x 8 Rectangle
SKU Diamond Light Blue
Type Rugs

Get Ready for Autumn!

Autumn Design Tips England Furniture co

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.

Read more about this England Furniture post.

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.

 

 

 

 

The benefits of a sleeper sofa/loveseat

England Furniture Smyrna Twin Sleeper

England Furniture Smyrna Twin Sleeper

Is it time to buy a new sofa? If so, your head may be spinning with all the different types available to you. One of the best options is to consider a sleeper sofa. It can help save you money, optimize your space, and increase your comfort.

Save Money

When you consider the average cost of sofa and the average cost of queen size bed, purchasing a sleeper sofa – 2 pieces of furniture in one – can really save you some money.

A sleeper sofa also means you won’t have to pay to decorate and furnish a guest room. The sofa creates both a comfortable living room and an inviting guest bedroom.

Save Space

Sleeper loveseats and sofas are ideal for smaller homes and apartments where full size furniture would cramp the space.

A twin size sofa bed might be perfect for your room if it is quite small. A twin size loveseat is less than 5 feet wide and when opened will sleep one person comfortably. The mattress is about 39 inches wide and 80 inches long – big enough to sleep a 6 foot man

With a guest bedroom, you can create a dual purpose space – home office, craft room or den and private guest space.

Comfortable Yet Sturdy

Some sofa beds are known for being quite uncomfortable, but England Furniture sleepers are the epitome of comfort. Just check out our air mattresses, our Visco sleeper mattress, and our Custom Comfort innerspring mattresses.

A sleeper can help you to (literally!) stay close to your friends, family and loved ones.  A sleeper sofa comes in handy for out-of-town guest who are feeling unwell and need a place to stay.  The great to have when you hold movie nights and someone wants to stay over. If you’re holding an event and the weather gets too bad for driving, a sleeper sofa can save the day.

Start making your memories today with your new England Furniture sleeper sofa.