Tapered vs Turned Couch Legs

When you’re on the lookout for a new sofa, you’ll notice that different styles have varying types of legs. This guide will help you articulate which kinds of furniture legs you’d like your new piece to have. Both Tapered legs and Turned legs can reflect your personal style.

Tapered Legs: Angie Sectional 4630 Sect

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This England Furniture piece has tapered legs, which are sleek and modern and convey a higher level of sophistication. They look great complimenting a space with clean, sleek lines. This sectional is suitable for both small and large spaces.

Dimensions:
Width 86″
Depth 85″
Height 36″
Seat Depth 22″
Seat Height 20″

Turned Legs: Layla Sofa 5M05

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This dramatic sofa features turned wood legs. It has a more classic feel for a traditional space. This particular sofa comes in over 400 covers, with other pieces in the set including a loveseat, chair and ottoman.

Dimensions:
Width 119″
Depth 118″
Height 38″

 

Why We Love Recliners

Recliners can pull a room together and shouldn’t be overlooked. Don’t sacrifice comfort for style or vice versa with so many types of recliners out there. For high quality, comfortable recliners, England Furniture has a tasteful collection to choose from. Every product is made in America, so you know each piece is crafted with care.

A standout recliner is the Helen Recliner 1K031P. It’s both classic and casual, with tapered wooden legs and a sophisticated brass nail trim.

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England Furniture Company has a variety of recliners that can come in sectionals, or loveseat with a center console.

Dimensions:
Width 34″
Depth 39″
Height 42″
Seat Width 23″
Seat Depth 21″
Seat Height 22″

Making Furniture and Creating American Jobs

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England Furniture was founded in 1964 with a mission to create manufacturing jobs where they were needed most, in America. Today, all our items are manufactured right in the foothills of East Tennessee. We’ve grown since then, with over 1,000 people as part of our team. We remain competitive with our high-quality products and a rapid delivery system. We’re proud to offer 400 fabrics and leathers for the best customer experience. Take a look at some of the photos from our factory that we post on #PlantTourTuesdays.

EnglandFurnitureMadeInUSA1We have over 400 textiles to choose from.

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EnglandFurnitureMadeInUSA3Tennessee craftsmen and women work hard for your perfect piece.

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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.

What’s not to love about sleeper sofas?

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They’re the living room transformer, giving you versatility and a chic look all in one. England Furniture offers a large variety of styles for your new favorite piece of furniture. It’s time to get rid of that futon and see all that sleeper sofas can add to your home!
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3 reasons to get a sleeper sofa
1. Maximize your space
When living in a smaller, condensed space, it’s important to take advantage of all your square footage. Sleeper sofas enable you to have a multifunctional space for whatever life throws at you. Check out the Philip Full Sleeper or the Seabury Twin Sleeper if a queen-sized mattress doesn’t suit your room.

2. Finally invite guests over
Offer your couch for your guests with pride! A beautiful sleeper sofa isn’t your college friend’s futon. With this piece, you’ll be able to offer a hospitable space without embarrassment. The impressive Leah Queen Sleeper is a functional statement piece.

3. Refresh your space with functionality
A new piece of furniture in your living room can mean you’re reinventing an area of your home or just refreshing it. Opt for a piece that’ll be both beautiful and functional. The Walters Queen Sleeper has a traditional feel that will breathe new life into your living room.

The England Furniture Reviews are in! It’s time to invest in a piece that’ll be a staple for close friends and family years to come.

Leather We Love

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With so many design options at the England Furniture Company, we wanted to showcase some of our luxurious leather pieces. Here are a few standouts:
1. Leight Sectional 7130AL-Sect
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This England Furniture sectional features a brass nail head trim and turned wood legs. It comes in over 40 colors to suit your vision.

Dimensions:
Width 119″
Depth 119″
Height 38″

2. Dorchester Abbey Lucy Chair 2R04AL
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England Furniture offers a wide variety of chairs including this showstopper. Not your ordinary chair, it’s trimmed with antique bronze nails with deep tufts. This style can also be found in loveseat, sofa, and ottoman pieces.

Dimensions:
Width 57″
Depth 41″
Height 33″
Seat Width 31″
Seat Depth 23″
Seat Height 30″

3. Hollie Storage Ottoman 2F081LH
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This England Furniture ottoman comes to you with a truly one of a kind look. It’s both functional and beautiful, and easy to move around the room. This style has a hair-on-hide lid with a leather base.
Dimensions:
Width 21″
Depth 20″
Height 21″
4. Lynette Sofa 6205AL
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The England Furniture Lynette collection will make a big statement in your home. The expressive color will give your living room an edge that’ll make your friends and family turquoise with envy.
Dimensions:
Width 79″
Depth 35″
Height 36″
Seat Width 68″
Seat Depth 22″
Seat Height 20″

If leather doesn’t suit your taste, these pieces each come in a variety of fabrics to fit perfectly into your living room.

England Furniture and Office Productivity!

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Countless studies discussing the relationship between office productivity and the office environment have been released over the past decade. These studies discuss the importance of lighting, color, acoustics, ergonomic, room temperature, and air quality. Another key factor is the office layout and the furniture used to design your office space.

The idea of creating an open-office, or a part of your office as an intentional open-space, remains a popular choice. It is also often viewed as a way to increase employee satisfaction and office productivity. Whether you’re considering the open-office or open-space, the England Furniture Company encourages you to consider these factors before you make your purchases.

Boring Furniture = Ineffective Employees

Boring office furniture typically creates situations where office materials begin to pile up and clutter the environment. As a result, people react in one of two extremes – irritation or laziness. Either way, they tend to increasingly lose interest in their work and their productivity goes down.

Color Matters

As in the case of many interior design situations, color choice matters. Various studies demonstrate how individuals are affected by one color or another. But it’s not only the color choice that you should consider. The intensity of the color (or colors) in your office also matter. Bright colors tend to stimulate the mind, while muted and soft colors tend to soothe us.

A Symbol of Your Culture

Your choice of office design and layout inherently creates a message to anyone who enters the space. It is a symbol of the company the company culture. An open-office, or an office with an open-space, informs employees that they work for an organization that is honest, transparent; and encourages communications, egalitarian relationships, brainstorming, and creativity. It can also suggest that managers care about the health and well-being of their employees and team members. Finally, it lets everyone know they are part of a team seeking to reach common visions and goals.

Cost Effective

If you’re seeking to create an open-office, you may be on track for saving money. Open offices are typically much more cost-effective in terms of initial set-up, but they are also effective for cleaning, heating, and cooling purposes. Open offices can also allow for the introduction of more employees, thus giving companies room to grow and expand without having to relocate.
Are you planning to take some steps towards creating an open-office or open-space? Everyone loves the coffee house look and many of our England Furniture sofas are a great way to create an open, creative, and collaborative space.

The Right Furniture Fabric for Your Lifestyle

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Ever watch a movie or TV show and fall in love with the furniture? You know, beautiful stark white down couches with a white shag throw rug and glass top coffee table? It can look picture perfect, but if you duplicate the style in a house full of kids and Rover the family pooch, that look might last about thirty seconds. Maybe.

We all want to live in spaces that make us happy and we can more readily do that when we are realistic about our lifestyles and what comes with it. People who enjoy entertaining will have a hard time with furniture that can’t be lived in because spills and accidents happen in life. If you have kids or children visit often, creating an atmosphere that is comfortable for them will end up making your life easier, especially if they wander a little too close to your collection of first editions while sucking on a juice box.

The colors and accessories we choose for our rooms should complement our personalities and accent the things we love. Sometimes it’s safe to have the main furniture be a neutral color and then use pillows and blankets as colorful accents. If you love leather or dark furniture, then you can brighten the room with lighter shades of paint and bright lighting. No matter what you decide, look at your lifestyle and try to match it to your home décor.

We can still fawn over that white furniture, but parents might want to hold off until the kids are a little bit older.

Did you know that England Furniture offers stain-resistant fabrics?

Whether it’s dirty little hands, muddy paws, or a spilled glass of wine, life’s everyday messes happen. LiveSmart fabrics resist the stains made by these everyday accidents. With their moisture repellency and stain resistance, LiveSmart fabrics keep your furniture looking and feeling as beautiful as the day you bought it.

LiveSmart is:

  • Moisture repellent
  • Stain resistant
  • Designed for heavy duty wear
  • Barrier protection to keep your fabric clean

Revolution Performance Fabrics® by STI and Brentwood Textiles are true performance fabrics.  Woven with Olefin yarn, the fabrics are virtually unstainable, easy to clean, and extremely durable; yet beautiful and soft while also resistant to fading from the sun. Revolution Performance Fabrics® are made with upcycled fibers and have no chemical treatments making them easy on the environment.

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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Our England Furniture Benwood Ottoman

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!