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″

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″

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

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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″

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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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.