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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: Bacarat Mocha

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Bacarat Mocha is one of hundreds of fabric options available from England Furniture. See it on one of our sectionals and combined with an ottoman covered in our Renwick Sahara? What pieces would you put our Bacarat Mocha fabric on?

Disclaimer: Due to characteristics of this fabric, natural variations including shading may occur. These variations should not be considered flaws.

Fiber Content: 100% Polyester

Details
SKU: BACARAT MOCHA
Fabric Width: Fabric Width
Cover Type: Bonded Leather
Grade: F
Durability: M/H
Cleaning Code: W
Direction: Railroad
Fabric Code: 12
Brand: England

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.