Children-Friendly Living Rooms

England Furniture Children Friendly Living Rooms

There’s one (almost) certainty in life.  Children in your home mean more clutter in your living room.  It’s all those toys and craft items that begin to accumulate and pile up in every corner.  If you’re not careful, things can quickly get out of hand.  We’ve recently posted an article that explored how to create a kid-friendly living room on our England Furniture What’s Inside website and we discussed the issue of clutter.  The best way to be proactive is to create a living room with PLENTY of storage.  Bring in those bookcase, baskets, chests and drawers, and be sure to consider some of our England Furniture storage ottomans to help give you some extra storage space.

Read more of our England Furniture post exploring some kid-friendly living room tips!

England Furniture Benwood Cocktail Ottoman

Our England Furniture Benwood Ottoman

The Dimension Brown Rug by England Furniture

England Furniture Dimension Brown rug

 

The England Furniture Dimension Collection has a patterned design that makes an excellent choice for anyone looking for a contemporary rug that is subtle and solid. These fine rugs are created with fine wool and are available in a wide range of colors and designs. The England Furniture Dimension Brown Rug has a natural, organic feel that provides a sense of warmth and comfort to your room.

DIMENSIONS
Length 8′
Width 5′

CONSTRUCTION AND ERGONOMICS
Construction Hand Tufted

OTHER DETAILS
Brand England
Category Floor Coverings
Collection Dimension
Description Dimension V-1001 Brown 5 x 8 Rectangle
SKU Dimension V-1001 Brown
Type Rugs

England Furniture Company Palma Gold Rug

England Furniture Company Palma rug

 

The England Furniture Palma Collection offers 5 distinct patterns to bring together the designs found in your homes.  This England Furniture Palma Gold rug contains large, fashion-forward, geometric elements.   We call it Palma as a reference to the Palma River in central Brazil.  This river – and this carpet – is known for tranquility and simplicity, and it can bring the essence of the Brazilian countryside into any room you desire. 

DIMENSIONS
Length 8′
Width 5′

CONSTRUCTION & ERGONOMICS
Construction Hand Tufted

OTHER DETAILS
Brand England
Category Floor Coverings
Collection Palma
Description Palma TF-184SK Gold 5 x 8 Rectangle
SKU Palma TF-184SK Gold
Type Rugs

England Furniture Explores Top Fabrics and Leathers

England Furniture recently attended the Spring International Furniture Market held in High Point, NC, where dealers had the opportunity to discuss new England Furniture offerings and to place their orders.

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Among the orders placed, the top five fabrics were Wagga Wagga Otter, Grande Linen, Sawyer Cocoa, Paradigm Silt, and Jive Granite. The top five leathers were Salvador Asphalt, Ryder Cognac Galveston Vintage, Galveston Firebrand and Salvador Black Oak.

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Each of these fabrics and leathers are made with top, quality standards.  They are available on our England Furniture website and at our many England Furniture dealer locations.  Explore our Dealer Locator to find a store near you!

 

 

 

 

He’s Got a Man Cave, You Have a She Shed!

Are you looking for the perfect way to escape the day-to-day grind with a relaxing backyard hideout all to yourself? There is no better solution than a “she shed.” Today, now more than ever, more and more women are staking claim to she sheds as the perfect spot to call their own.

Here are some ideas that can help you set up your own she shed:

Step 1: Thoroughly clean out a shed – If one has been conveniently ‘forgetting’ to clean out the cluttered shed, then it is time to do it. Go through the old garden boxes and tools and donate everything that you do not need anymore. Organize the rest for storage. For those without old sheds, you can purchase an easy to build kit from your local home improvement stores.

Step 2: Paint, and then search antique shops and flea markets for unique finds – Paint the inside of your shed and then decorate it with unique and personalize items. Decorating does not mean that one must break the bank. Antique shops, thrift stores, and flea markets always have some affordable and unexpected finds.England Furniture She Shed

Step 3: Put comfortable furniture and any other fancy/ girlish things – Your she shed should be comfortable, feminine, and align with your own unique tastes. Start by ensuring your she shed has comfortable pieces from England Furniture.  The right furniture can be magical during those stressful times.

Must haves for she sheds

Every lady can personalize her she shed based on her tastes and preferences. However, here are some of things almost every she shed needs;

  • Lighting – Excellent lighting not only helps set the right tone and mood, but also ensures one is able to see.
  • Ventilation – Proper ventilation is imperative to guarantee comfort, inspiration, and success in one’s solace.
  • Electric accessibility – This comes in handy for your tools, music to get your creative juices flowing, and way to watch your favorite TV shows, and a place to plug in your mini frig.
  • Workspace – For large projects, a solid and big table or desk can be quite handy.
  • Scented candles or incense – A great way to help you wind down after a long day.

Every woman needs space where she can get away from the hustles and bustles of life. The she shed is the latest trend when it comes to female hideaways. With this space, a woman can pursue her hobbies, entertain friends, or simply relax.

England Furniture Introduces the Kemp Chair

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The Kemp accent chair from England Furniture makes a statement in both style and comfort. Designed with a blend of modern and transitional flair, this chair features clean lines, a tight back, tapered pyramid leg, and an optional antique brass nailhead trim. It is sure to bring elegance to any room in your home. Dress it up or down with your choice of over 400 fabrics and have it in your home in 30 days or less. We also offer a matching ottoman.

England Furniture Wins Award from National Guard

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England Furniture recently won the Seven Seals Award from the National Guard. The Seven Seals Award is in recognition of a significant individual or organizational achievement, initiative, or support that promotes and supports the ESGR mission, to include the efforts of the more than 4,700 volunteers who carry out ESGR’s mission across the Nation on a daily basis.

We are honored to support our troops!

England Furniture Introduces the Keck and Lorenza Collections

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Our England Furniture Keck series achieves sophistication with ease.  Its shelter arm, generous size, optional nailhead trim, and block leg create a transitional style that’s hard to resist.  You’ll have to experience it to believe the indulgent comfort of its plush down wrapped cushions and down blend pillows.  We manufacture a sofa, loveseat, chair, and ottoman in this collection.  To see the leather version, take a look at our England Furniture Lorenza below.


 

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Leather won’t ever lose its charm and neither will this handsome silhouette.  The England Furniture Lorenza collection packs quite a punch with its impeccable style elements.  From its generous size and shelter arm to its optional nailhead trim and block leg, it’s sure to please!  We also offer standard down wrapped cushions and down blend pillows on this particular style to create a comfort oasis.  The collection includes a sofa, loveseat, chair, and ottoman.

 

England Furniture Introduces 387AL Lanier Ottoman

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Our all-leather England Furniture Lanier ottoman is a great accent piece for the transitional home. Use it as an accent piece at the foot of a bed or as a cocktail table in your living room. It will make a statement either way! Appointed with a tall tapered wood leg, a matching welt, and a double row of covered buttons on top, this classic piece will be treasured for years to come. Take a look at Buddy and Jacob for fabric options.

Think Small, Look Big

There are a number of reasons people live in small homes or have small rooms. For some it’s a matter of what they can afford, for others it’s easier to maintain, and for still others it’s simply an aesthetic choice. Regardless of the reason, people living in small space have to make compromises when it comes to furnishings, decorating, and organizing.

If you’re looking to make those small spaces look bigger, then consider the following tips!

 

Airy, Light Fabrics

Sheer fabrics allow light to pass through window treatments, bed skirts, table covers, and furniture slipcovers. If you want something other than plain colors, find soft floral vines or simple stripes to keep the look simple.

 

Chooser Soft, Light Hues

Whereas dark, warm colors make a space feel cozy and intimate, light, cool colors make a space feel open and airy. For optimum effect, select soft tones of blues and greens.

 

Clear Out the Clutter

There’s nothing that makes a small space feel cramped more than having too much stuff. Work out ways to get collections out of view, organized behind doors, table skirts, or on shelves. With things neatly arranged and out of sight, the space that is in view will feel orderly and open.

 

Coordinate Wall and Furniture Colors

Contrasting colors tend to break up a space. Pieces of furniture are less interrupting and tend to blend with the space if they’re colored to match the wall color.

 

Keep the Upholstery Plain

Select plain colored upholstery for furniture instead of bold plaids, stripes, or prints. Use texture for interest and stick to neutral tones if you can. Visit our England Furniture catalog to see our wide selection of fabrics.

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Use a Monochromatic Color Scheme

Choose colors that are in the same color family and use tone-on-tone woven upholstery fabrics, textured wall finishes, delicate tonal drapery fabrics. Cool colors and delicate warm colors on most surfaces give the room a more open look.

 

Open the Way

With furniture and accessories blocking the view into a room and out to open spaces, a room will look cramped. By moving furniture out and away from walkways, you’ll open up the space and make it feel larger. You can also choose short pieces of furniture like an ottoman, an armless, open chair, or a low table, and place large, tall pieces along a wall rather than out in the open space.

 

Believe It or Not, Bigger Is Better!

Use a few large, simple pieces of furniture or accessories in place of several smaller pieces which would make a small space look cluttered. With open space and large blocks of color, the room will appear to be more calm and comfortable.

 

See-Through Space

By using materials that you can see through, anything beyond will appear farther away. For a tiny bathroom, I got rid of an opaque glass shower enclosure and substituted a clear, frameless one. The room is the same size looks bigger. Now we can see all the way (an extra 3 feet) to the wall at the back of the shower.

 

Let in the Light

Any room will look larger if it’s well-lit, either by natural light or artificial lighting. Get rid of heavy draperies and open up the windows to let the light of the outdoors into the space. Add more lamps or install track lighting or recessed lighting.

 

Reflective Surfaces

You might not like the look of a mirrored wall, but you have to admit that it always makes a room look larger. Instead, use a large framed mirror on a wall or stand an over-sized framed mirror against a wall. You’ll get the same room-enlarging effect as a mirrored wall, but with more style.