Tips for Helping a Small Space Feel Bigger

Zane by England Furniture's SoHo Living line

In honor of our launch of SoHo Living, a line of England Furniture that caters to smaller spaces, we’re providing tips to make that tiny space feel bigger than it actually is. Whether you live in an apartment, condo, or you just have limited space in your living room, these tips can really help open up the room.

1. Fresh light paint

A new coat of paint does wonders for a room. Choose a light airy color to make your space feel more open.

2. Mirrors

Use mirrors to brighten a space! Adding a large mirror can completely change your room, injecting light and a sense of space where previously there was none.

3. Use décor items

Using pieces to highlight walls is a great way to add character without taking up too much space. Decorate with small items and neutral art for a less cluttered feel.

4. Ottomans

A storage ottoman can be the perfect way to hide things like magazines or extra throws, so you’ll feel like your space is messy less often.

5. Sleeper sofa

Do you frequently host guests? Turn your living room into a guest room with a sleeper sofa.

6. Storage pieces

Cocktail tables and dressers that are lifted off the floor create an illusion of more floor space.

7. Curtains

Hang your curtains to the ceiling! This helps elongate the room and makes it feel much taller than it really is.

8. Shelves

Use open shelving such as floating shelves or ladder shelves. These are great storage solutions when you don’t want to take up precious floor space!

9. Rugs

Layering rugs can add depth and texture to your small space. It takes up no space and will give a sense of style without taking up any valuable room.

10. Lighting

Wall mounted lighting can be your best friend. Instead of table and floor lamps, mounted lighting can free up your space.

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Falling into Autumn with England Furniture

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Along with apple picking, pumpkin carving, leaf raking and all of those other fun fall activities, a great way to celebrate autumn is by refreshing inside your home. Leather sofas and chairs can instantly warm up your space and make it feel cozier on those cool, fall nights.

Adding shades of red, yellow, orange and brown to the room can really get you caught up if saying goodbye to summer is difficult. Fall décor is in and the pool is officially closed until next season. Harvest wreaths and blooming mums are ready to take over the outside while you reconsider the inside. Additions as simple as soft blankets and throw pillows, to an entire fireplace redesign, are ways to revamp your space.

As always, new furniture can never hurt and can make a room feel like new, giving you a burst of energy and inspiration. New furniture doesn’t always have to mean purchasing an entire new collection, but adding an ottoman such as the England Furniture Hermosa Ottoman can do the trick. Other great ideas include adding an accent chair such as the England Furniture Ember Chair or the Leonard Arm Chair, if you are going for a more formal look.

No matter the choices you make, decorating for autumn should be a fun, family-friendly activity. With these simple tips from England Furniture, falling into autumn will be a breeze!

Benefits of Buying American-Made Furniture

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If you aim to buy American and support local business, you might be thinking about finding a furniture manufacturer right in the United States. There is no shortage of talented craftsmen in America, and England Furniture has taken advantage of that by setting up shop right in Tennessee. Here are just some benefits of buying American-made furniture.

American Jobs
Helping out fellow Americans is as easy as buying American-made products. In fact, England Furniture recently announced an expansion to their factory in Tennessee where 200 new jobs are being created.

Environmentally Friendly
The amount of gas and diesel burned to ship furniture from overseas is staggering–and it will take more gasoline yet to get that furniture into your home. Less smog in the air is a win for everyone!

Fast Manufacturing
England Furniture has been known for their expedient manufacturing processes since the 1960’s. In three weeks or less, England Furniture gets orders out the door, so you can have your customized piece quick!

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Dimensions:
Width 43″
Depth 38″
Height 37″
Seat Width 22″
Seat Depth 21″
Seat Height 21″

Three Easy Ways to Welcome Springtime Indoors

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Letting that warm springtime feeling inside after a cold winter is one of the best parts of the seasons changing. Welcome the sunshine indoors by refreshing your space. Spring cleaning is more than just dusting—think about starting the new season with a better living room furniture set!

1. Clean
Spring cleaning can become a fun family tradition. Get some music playing, assign tasks, and get the whole family in a cleaning competition!

2. Use Your Green Thumb
Add some plants into your space. Humans are naturally drawn to nature, and adding a vivacious green plant—real or fake—can help bring the budding branches indoors.

3. Furniture Update
Store away heavy blankets and transition into the light, airy feeling of spring. Swap out those dark, heavy curtains with light, sheer ones! If you are considering a new piece of furniture, you will want one that can easily transition through all seasons. The light gray upholstery on this England Furniture Monroe Sectional (pictured) can look chic in any season.

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Sectional Dimensions:
Width 124″
Depth 125″
Height 35″
Seat Depth 22″

A Sectional with Character

Gray Sectional with Character by England Furniture

Gray Sectional with Character by England FurnitureThe Rosalie Sectional by England Furniture is a unique piece created for the interior designer hidden inside us all. The features of this sectional give it an edge that sets it far and above many sectionals with more simplified traits. The loose pillow back cushions give this sectional extraordinary character, and they would be great for building pillow forts with the kids!

Rosalie’s elegant rolled arms compliment the turned wooden legs, which give it an added level of interest. The seat cushions are upholstered on both sides, so you can flip them for years of comfort. With over 400 fabrics to choose from, you can find the perfect color to suit your needs.

The Rosalie collection is complete with the chair and sofa. England Furniture takes pride in the work that goes into every piece. All the furniture is made in America in a factory in Tennessee. One of the perks of choosing England Furniture is the three-week guarantee—in one month, you’ll have the furniture you’ve been searching for.

DIMENSIONS
Width 107″
Depth 108″
Height 40″
Seat Depth 22″
Seat Height 21″

 

Creating Balance in Interior Design

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Redecorating your space can be fun and refreshing–especially with Spring approaching. With so many ideas online, it can be easy to become overwhelmed by pieces that look like they go together, but don’t quite look right in your space. One trick interior designers turn to when laying out a space is a principle of design: balance.

Balance can help you determine where something “goes”. Whether you’ve purchased a new piece of furniture, or you’re just adding in a new lamp, balance can guide your design decisions.

There are three primary types of balance: symmetrical, asymmetrical and radial. Symmetrical balance refers to mirroring over a central axis, while asymmetrical has more to do with weight. Radial balance means a room is arranged around a central point to evoke centrifugal motion.

Pictured here is a great example of asymmetrical balance. You can see how the weight of the room is balanced out by a small side table and a tall, skinny lamp. The Malibu sectional’s chaise balances with the other side of the sofa.

Check out the Malibu Sectional by England FurnitureMalibuEnglandFurniture
Dimensions:
Width 148″
Depth 106″
Height 38″

Creating Balance in Interior Design

MalibuEnglandFurniture

Redecorating your space can be fun and refreshing–especially with Spring approaching. With so many ideas online, it can be easy to become overwhelmed by pieces that look like they go together, but don’t quite look right in your space. One trick interior designers turn to when laying out a space is a principle of design: balance.

Balance can help you determine where something “goes”. Whether you’ve purchased a new piece of furniture, or you’re just adding in a new lamp, balance can guide your design decisions.

There are three primary types of balance: symmetrical, asymmetrical and radial. Symmetrical balance refers to mirroring over a central axis, while asymmetrical has more to do with weight. Radial balance means a room is arranged around a central point to evoke centrifugal motion.

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Pictured here is a great example of asymmetrical balance. You can see how the weight of the room is balanced out by a small side table and a skinny tall lamp. The Malibu sectional’s chaise balances with the other side of the sofa.

Check out the Malibu Sectional by England Furniture.

Dimensions:
Width 148″
Depth 106″
Height 38″

Reclining Loveseat with Console

Reclining Loveseat with Console in tan color with plush bucket seats for comfort

Reclining Loveseat with Console in tan color with plush bucket seats for comfortIt’s the ultimate spot to sit and watch a much-anticipated television show, movie or huge football game—the reclining loveseat with console. It’s the perfect place for you and one other person to sit, relax, and start the show. The combination of having a center console with storage, an arm rest and a cup holder has multi-faceted benefits.

The center console in the Hali Double Rocking Reclining Loveseat Console 2010-90 by England Furniture leaves you with enough space to store magazines, remotes and drinks, all within reach. Today, it’s more than likely that you have multiple remotes to control your television, surround sound and other gadgets. Keeping them stored in one place is a tremendous help for anyone who struggles to keep track of the remote in a sea of cushions and blankets.

Hali greets you after a long day with bucket seats and plush pillowtop arms. It comes in a wide variety of models, including a double reclining sofa, loveseat, loveseat console, rocking reclining console, minimum proximity recliner, rocker recliner, and swivel gliding recliner. The leather version of this piece can be found in the Litton collection.

DIMENSIONS
Width 73″
Depth 38″
Height 38″
Seat Width 44″
Seat Depth 21″
Seat Height 21″

5 Ways to Include a Pop of Color in Your Living Room

Chandler Sectional England Furniture with green pops of color throughout the living room

Chandler Sectional England Furniture with green pops of color throughout the living roomIf you need to breathe a bit of life into your home during these gray winter days, one of the easiest ways to do that is by incorporating a pop of color into the living room. Adding a bright, happy color to one of the most used rooms in the house can create a positive atmosphere in your home. Here are a few ways to include a pop of color in your living room.

Pillows

Brightly colored pillows, like the ones on this Chandler Sectional by England Furniture, are simple details that can make a huge difference. Pillows can be an inexpensive update to a room, and if you’re handy, you can even reupholster pillows by hand.

Accent Chair

Accent chairs, like England Furniture’s Kinnett Chair, can add an interesting dimension into a room by introducing a whole new vibe. To have an accent chair blend into a room, it’s important to integrate that color throughout other aspects of the room so that it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb.

Art

Adding striking art to the walls helps to make the room look more complete. Whether you opt for larger scale paintings or smaller framed water colors, pieces of art can add a splash of color to a wall without having to paint.

Vases and Light Fixtures

These elements help bring color into a room in a more discrete way. They can be tucked in a corner or prominently displayed on an end table or coffee table.

Ottoman

An ottoman, like this small Hollie Storage Ottoman by England Furniture, adds a fun hue that can be drawn from other elements in the space. Ottomans not only make a room more comfortable, but they often offer great storage.

Sectional Dimensions:
Width 80″
Depth 37″
Height 38″
Seat Width 66″
Seat Depth 23″
Seat Height 21″

Leather Wingback Chair

Leather Wingback Chair by England Furniture

Leather Wingback Chair by England FurnitureThough England Furniture is an American company through and through, this leather wingback chair is styled as if it could be plucked out of a British nobleman’s countryside cottage. The Colleen Chair has styling that would fit in to a cozy, classical room. Imagine leather-bound books, a rustic globe, and a stately chesterfield sofa. This chair is the type of piece you could build a whole living room around.

With rolled arms, s-curved legs, and a graceful silhouette, this leather wingback chair could be a gorgeous addition to your home. England Furniture offers a variety of high quality leathers in various colors so you can coordinate with the rest of your home. This leather wingback chair has a matching ottoman available, which features the same curved legs.

England Furniture is made in America, in the foothills of Tennessee. England Furniture is passionate about keeping their factory in America, and has been ever since the company was established in the 1960’s. From leather wingback chairs to luxurious sectionals, England Furniture creates pieces that are built to last, as opposed to other manufacturers who cut corners. From the sturdy interior to the quality upholstery, England Furniture aims to satisfy the needs of every customer.

DIMENSIONS:
Width 35″
Depth 38″
Height 43″
Seat Width 20″
Seat Depth 21″
Seat Height 22″