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.

 

England Furniture Reviews Home Design and the Changing of Seasons

Changing your room décor for the changing seasons is both fun and inspiration. Winter is a time for warm colors and soft, fluffy fabrics. In summer, a cool, airy look is appealing. Below are some tips for changing your look according to the seasons.

  • Have your draperies made so they are reversible allowing you to easily turn them from lively to neutral with the seasonal changes.
  • Changing with the seasons gives you an opportunity to get out some long-lost pieces and make them the center of attention for a while.
  • Floral arrangements of pine and holiday colors can be changed for light, colorful ones for the spring and summer. Put away dark brass or pottery containers and bring out clear glass or crystal vases.
  • Be sure to put garden magazines and flower books out on the coffee table in the spring and summer. That will help bring the outside in and add color to your interior.
  • Keep spring and summer colors and accessories light, both in feel and color.

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  • Remove the toasty down-filled duvet from your bed in the spring and substitute a light cotton matelassé bed cover or a simple cotton blanket.
  • If you have a collection of plates on display, put classic holiday designs away for the winter and replace with pretty floral china from grandma.
  • Change dark-patterned decorative pillows by covering them with fresh, floral prints or plaids for warmer weather. Either change out the pillows with a second set or alternate the decorative covers.
  • If winter seems especially long, forget the calendar and get your spring things out even if there’s snow on the ground. You may still need the warm blankets, but the look can be
  • When the cold weather arrives, have a collection of cozy, fluffy throws to place on your furniture for snuggling. Remove them or replace with soft cotton or silk throws for warmer months.

Summer Living Room Make Over

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Summer has arrived and it’s time for a change! What better way to embrace change than by redecorating your living room? Get your summer “main attraction” ready with a few subtle alterations.

Summer is a time for fun, the sun, and bright colors. Coming in from the warm weather to a deep-colored living room can sometimes be a drag. Don’t worry; there are some ways to spruce up your living space. One small thing you can do to bring some color into your home is to change your accent rugs. Get a beautiful new rug with some bright blues, yellow, and reds to give you home a summer vibe.

Another way to add a subtle change is a bright colored ottoman. The misconception is that the ottoman has to match the sofa, which is not always true. Ottomans can be used to add a hint of color to your living room. You can also add bright pillows to you sofa for some much-needed color.

 

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Table runners, flowers, candles, and centerpieces can also add brightness to a room. Visit England Furniture and let us help you to find the perfect pieces for that fun summer makeover.

England Furniture Reviews: The England Furniture Loyston Collection

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Streamlined, clean, and simple are all suitable adjectives to describe the England Furniture Loyston leather collection.  From its grand scale and super comfortable down wrapped cushions to its casual style elements including non-welted top-stitched cushions, large track arm, and wooden block leg, this style is sure to please.  We offer a sofa, loveseat, chair, and ottoman as well as multiple sectional pieces in this silhouette all covered in your choice of our vast leather selection.  Be sure to take a look at our England Furniture Treece group to check the fabric options.

England Furniture Reviews: The England Furniture Treece Collection

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Everyone can appreciate the laid back style of our England Furniture Treece collection.  This classic track arm silhouette boasts a block wooden leg, double top-stitched non-welted cushions, and a set of down blend throw pillows.  It’s down wrapped cushions will provide countess hours of comfort.  Make it exude a style that’s all your own by choosing from our myriad fabric options.  Available as a sofa, loveseat, chair, and ottoman as well as multiple sectional pieces.  This silhouette is also available in leather… take a look at our England Furniture Loyston if you’re interested.