England Furniture Tips & Tricks

Farmhouse Home Décor

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The popularity of farmhouse decor is incredible nowadays, but making it look tasteful is the tricky part. When finding decorations, you should be careful about what you get and where you get it. Picking up the wrong things could age your space and make it look inauthentic. Here’s the England Furniture review on how to get your perfect farmhouse vision.

Rustic Knickknacks
When adding to your space, have an idea of a place you would like to emulate. Try keeping the knickknacks to a specific theme as if they all came from the same place. Some examples of themed places you could try is the Wild West or a Dairy Farm.

Distressed Wood
If you don’t have wood in your home that is exposed, try adding some furniture that is distressed. You can easily find it in stores or create it yourself. You could find ways to create this look by searching online. Creating piecing with reclaimed wood can be a fun project as well as a learning experience.

Natural Elements
Natural Elements is an old trick that Interior Designers and house stagers use to tie a room together. This trick is still being used today. Why go to the store for decorations to tie a room together when what you may need is right outside your front door.

Sliding Barn House Doors
Have you ever thought about getting a sliding barn house door installed in your home? These doors have been very popular in recent years. There are many different colors and types of sliding barn house doors that you could purchase. They will freshen up a space and will add the final farmhouse flare that you desire. The chair that’s placed in front of these yellow barn doors is the England Furniture Lynette Chair 6204AL.

Remodeling Trends of 2017

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When you’re refreshing your home, try to pick up some trends to incorporate into the new look. Today’s home trends are less modern and more traditional, so you won’t be stuck with something you won’t like in a few years. Here are some great home trends:

Exposed Wood and Brick
This element can make a space look more true to its architectural roots. Exposed elements like wood and brick are reminiscent of a farmhouse vibe, but they can also look upscale when accessorized with other more modern elements.

Contrasting Crown Molding
This trick actually makes your room look bigger. Thick white crown molding contrasting with a darker color, like gray, are an interior designer’s go-to look. Furniture can pick up on the gray in the wall, as featured in this photo. This England Furniture piece, the EZ Motion Reclining Sofa with Nails EZ1C01N is perfect for a space that needs a little improvement.

Dimensions:
Width 81″
Depth 41″
Height 43″
Seat Width 65″
Seat Depth 22″
Seat Height 20″

Summer Design Tips to Brighten Up Your Home

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Now that you’ve done your spring cleaning and are ready to enjoy the summertime, here are some tips to brighten up your home and splash into a warmer season. While a complete England Furniture overhaul isn’t for everyone, these tips are for redecorating budgets both big and small.England Furniture Bright Living Room Summer Tips

Light curtains
Let sunlight dance around your home while maintaining privacy. Opt away from the blinds and heavy window treatments this season. Use a sheer curtain fabric in a light color and more solid colors on the sides to frame the window.

Store away the heavy blankets
In the summer it can be comfortable to wrap yourself in a lighter blanket. The look of heavy throw blankets on couches in the living room can give off the wrong feel, so try out a lighter blanket. There are many ottomans from the England Furniture Company that you can use to save those heavier blankets for the fall!

Add some flowers
Fresh cut flowers add life to any room! If you’re prone to allergies, there are ways to make faux flowers look alive. Adding a bit of water to the bottom of a vase can take ordinary fake flowers up a notch. Adding just a few real flowers can tie the look together to make it more believable. Flower arrangements almost always have some greenery in them, so don’t be afraid to add in a few small accents of real green leaves.

Bright pillows
Accent pillows are your couch’s favorite accessory. These pops of color can pick up on a hue in your new bright drapes or threads in your new blanket. This fun accent is an easy way to bring life to any color couch.

Beachy scented candles
Seasonal candles add another dimension of summer to a living space. While the rest of the room can look visibly bright, candles add an extra summery scent.

Children-Friendly Living Rooms

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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!

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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 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.

England Furniture Reviews Some Furniture Arrangement Tips

england-furniture-arrangement-01BWhen it comes to arranging furniture there are many ways one can precede. That does not mean, however, that one can’t make some mistakes. While experts agree that the surest way to create a flawless room is through trial and error, there are a few rules you should keep in mind. Consider the following:

1. Hang Paintings or Mirrors in Relation to the Rest of the Furniture
Paintings or mirrors should ground everything around it. Don’t hang them too high. Typically place them around 24 to 36 inches above a piece of furniture, although that rule vary a bit depending on the height of the artwork or mirror itself.

2. Light Your Room Entirely
Lighting is one of the most essential elements in any space. Spread your light sources around a space and make sure every part of the room gets lit. If, for example, you have a lamp next to your bed, place two more strategically in the room to create a triangle of light.

3. The Coffee Table Should Be Big
Large coffee table, as with rugs, can help to expand and connect a room and an big coffee table contributes more to a room in terms of both aesthetics and function and aesthetics. The coffee table should be placed around 12 to 24 inches away from your sofa.

4. Go Big and Under with Area Rugs
Small rugs make a small room even smaller and they make a large room look disconnected. Your rugs look better when they’re bigger and all the furniture is on them. Place your rug underneath at least the first set of legs of your bed – or under your couch and chairs – to create a cohesive look.

5. The Higher the Curtains, the Better
Go high with your curtains! In many cases it’s best to hang them from the ceilings to the floors. This will make your ceilings appear a lot higher and it expands the room.” Curtains that are too small come off like an afterthought.

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