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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.