Archives

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

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.

england-furniture-reviews-changing-seasons

  • 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.