Making Your House Your Home

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It’s one thing to look at a magazine and fall in love with a look. But sometimes when it all comes together, it’s just not us.

Finding the looks that we love can be fun and also stressful, especially if we have just moved. Here are a few thoughts on how to making your house feel like your home:

  • Choose colors that make you smile. Whether it’s the colors of the walls or the furniture, it should feel like you.
  • With everything being electronic, we only see pictures on our phones these days. Print and frame some of your favorites so that you have great memories all around you.
  • Consider your lighting. If you like things bright, you’ll want lighter colored curtains to let in natural light, if you like it dark, the reverse. Lamps and overhead lighting can give you the look you love.
  • Set your personality loose. If you have a fun hobby or quiet obsession, express it here in your safe space.
  • Keeping things tidy can be tough for anyone, so make life easier with cool baskets to store extra pillows, blankets toys or games.
  • Take your time finding those special pieces. You don’t have to fill every area right away. It’s nice to search for treasures to add your home over time.
  • Art doesn’t have to be expensive to be the highlight of your room. All that matters is that you love it. Frame a print or tapestry or kids art that you cherish and hang it with pride.

No matter your style, make your home an expression of who you are and what you love! Explore more England Furniture pieces today!

 

Celebrate Autumn with England Furniture

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We’ve recently posted an article on England Furniture What’s Inside that explores how you can create an autumnal feel in your living room.

A great way to begin is with blankets.  Blankets add an instant sense of warmth in your living and you can place autumn colored blankets anywhere, on your couches, loveseats, chairs, and in store-away totes.

Read more about our England Furniture autumn-design post.

England Furniture Introduces Lanie and Manning Collections

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After you admire the decorative top stitching and nail head trim of the all leather Lanie collection, you can sit back and relax. Get lost in this beauty and comfort of the rolled arm, plush back, and tapered wood leg. This style is available as a sectional, reclining sofa, reclining loveseat and reclining chair to complete any room. See our Manning collection for fabric cover options.

England Furniture Introduces 3F00 Finneran

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Our England Furniture Finneran group is just the right mix of sass and class. From its round shape to its button tufted back and its tapered wooden leg to its gently sloping track arm, this is a true winner. Make a true statement of your style by selecting from a vast array of available fabric combinations. Available as a sofa, chair, and round sectional.

England Furniture Reviews Living Room Accessories

There are often a lot of items that can go into a living room and it’s important that they are arranged in a well-proportioned way. After you’ve arranged your living room furniture, you’ll need to begin the process of adding accessories in a balanced fashion. Here are a few tips to consider as you accessorize your living room.

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Television

  • If possible, multiply the diagonal width of the screen by three to determine the optimal viewing distance.
  • When trying to decide where to put your television remember that the bottom of the screen should be at chest level when you’re seated. While hanging a television above a mantel or on a wall is a bit popular, it’s not the best place and can cause you to strain your neck.

Window Treatments

  • When hanging a drapery rod it should be installed at least 2″ above the window frame and anywhere between 6″ and 16″ beyond each side.
  • Drapes and curtains should always kiss the floor. A very common decorating mistake is to hang curtains that are too short and don’t reach the floor.

Artwork

  • The most common places to hang artwork is above your sofa. If you’re going this route make sure to get a piece that isn’t too large or too small. The piece of art should be about two-thirds the width of the sofa.
  • To prevent the art from being too low, hang the bottom of the frame about 8″ to 10″ from the top of the sofa back.
  • If you want to use a few smaller pieces in a group the same rule more or less applies. Just be sure that the space between each frame is the same (around 2″ to 3″ is preferable).
  • Whenever you’re hanging art remember that it should be at eye-level. Many people make the mistake of hanging art too high.

Sconces

  • If you’re hanging sconces on either side of a mirror or artwork be sure to leave enough space for the piece in the center to breathe. The amount will depend on the size of the space, but be sure not to overcrowd.
  • The rules for hanging sconces are fairly similar to those for hanging art. The placement will always depend on the size of the wall, but you want to be careful not to hang them too high. Just above eye-level is ideal.

Living Rooms: A Reflection of the Home’s Soul!

You’re living room says a lot about you! It often sets the mood for the entire home and it should be a reflection of your personal tastes. If our eyes are the doorways to our soul, the living room is the doorway to the home’s soul and it deserves some extra attention.

Some people consider their living room in in formal terms, perfect at all times, to be entered and used only when guests come to call. For others the living room is a comfortable family gathering place.

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A formal living room, historically referred to as a drawing room or parlor, often showcases the homeowner’s finest possessions. The décor is often symmetrical—a sofa with painting above, flanked by two end tables topped by lamps. Formal window treatments of luxurious fabrics trimmed with braid and fringe, and perfectly set pairs of occasional chairs and tables follow traditional rules of decorating. Few homes these days have space for such a perfect (and often useless) room that is more to be looked at than used.

While retaining certain elements such as beautiful millwork or lush fabrics, the more casual living room has lighter window treatments and more comfortable furniture. Studied symmetry has given way to softer lines, fewer rules, and more color.

A more casual family room style of living room has a character of nonchalance. While furniture and fabrics should be coordinated, there are few rules. Choices are governed by practicality. Furniture selection and placement is less structured. Seating around a TV is often necessary, with a table for casual eating. In today’s home, the living room may even have a computer center, so a desk may have a place of prominence.

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If you’re looking to give your living room a “psychological makeover” that transforms the space without spending a fortune consider these tips:

It doesn’t have to look perfect. Don’t strive for “magazine perfection” but rather a deep, gut-level feeling of identification and comfort.

Try a new color of paint. Certain shades have universal associations. Explore the psychology of colors and choose the color choices that reflect the mood you’re trying to create.

Place beloved objects in the room. Place items in the living room that remind you of happy experiences and remove objects with bad associations. Only keep things that trigger happy memories.

Let the living-room space suit your family. Perhaps your idea of the ideal living room isn’t the same as your spouse or partner. Try to work something out: Communication and compromise is key.

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Decide which personality type you have and lay out your living room accordingly. Extroverts need stimuli like a television in their living rooms; introverts need more of a sense of refuge and quiet.

Get as much sunlight into your living room as possible. Sunlight is a proven antidepressant.

Make sure your furniture is the right size. If you’re not tall, don’t get a couch that’s very high off the ground and makes you feel short.

England Furniture Introduces New All-Leather Offerings

As a recap to the Vegas Winter market – and a preview to the upcoming April High Point International Furniture Market- England Furniture is pleased to introduce the following all-leather collections and the associated leathers that will make them fabulous.

2T00AL: LOYSTON
Streamlined, clean, and simple are all suitable adjectives to describe our contemporary 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 in this silhouette all covered in your choice of our vast leather selection.


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2R00AL: LUCY
Simply stunning. Similar to the Chesterfield styles of centuries ago, Lucy boasts a large rolled shelter arm trimmed with antique bronze nails, a deeply tufted back and inside arm, an intricately turned wooden leg, and a front rail with simple button detail. Not only is this style of generous scale, it also features a plush feather wrapped cushion for utmost comfort. Cover it in your choice of our premium leathers to suit your taste. Available as a sofa, loveseat, chair, and ottoman.


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2S00AL: LONESTAR
England’s Lonestar collection is as comfortable as it is versatile. This leather style boasts a classic shape and simple style elements that make it the perfect addition to just about any home. It rolled panel arm, welted seat and back cushions, turned wood leg, and luxe proportions create a look that’s undeniably beautiful. Not only does it look great, but its down wrapped cushion and generously padded arm create an extremely comfortable seat. We offer a sofa, loveseat, chair, and ottoman to furnish your home to your heart’s content.


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THE NEW ENGLAND FURNITURE LEATHERS INCLUDE:

Stallone:
Stallone is a South American leather finished in Italy. These hides are drum dyed, hand sanded, and topped with a coat of silicon for a unique vintage character. Each hide has its own personality based on visible healed scars, fat wrinkles, and range marks. Our Stallone hides create a truly distinct look wherever they are applied. We offer three colors of this beautiful hide.


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Galveston:
Galveston is a classic traditional leather finished in Italy for a perfectly distressed look. This aniline dyed hide features a crackled effect with wax applied over top that adds character to each color. Each hide has a unique look based on natural markings. Our Galveston leather will become even more beautiful with age. Available in five distinct colors.


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Hair on Hide:
Make a true statement with a hair on hide cowhide. This is a South American hide finished in Brazil. No two hides will ever be the same due to natural colors, spotting, and range marks. These hides create a one of a kind masterpiece. These also make beautiful rugs to accent your unique style. Available in four color ranges.


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Come by our England Furniture showroom located in Plaza Suites, Suite 100, during the High Point Market on April 17 – 23, 2015.  Experience firsthand these exquisite leather designs, along with the remainder of our diverse line-up. We promise you won’t be disappointed!

England Furniture Reviews their Time at the Las Vegas Winter Market


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England Furniture doubled their showroom space for this year’s Las Vegas Winter Market. The new showroom made its’ debut at Winter Market on Sunday, January 18 and it ran through Thursday, January 22, 2015. The increase brought England Furniture up to 15,000 square feet in Building B.

The Market is one of “the most diverse and unique industry sales and marketing platform in the United States.” It is located in one of the world’s most accessible and exciting cities and it connects showrooms and exhibitors with an unprecedented cross-section of buyers throughout three distinct but overlapping industries: furniture, home décor and gift.

England Furniture President Otis Sawyer said traffic was “great” during the Winter Market. The Las Vegas Market reported that the Winter Market registered the highest attendance numbers in the Market’s england-furniture-reviews-2015-las-vegas-market-02nearly 10-year history, with overall growth of 11% over Winter 2014.

Sawyer also felt that the dealers were in a good mood and looking for domestic sources. “The port strike makes dealers appreciate domestic sources even more,” Sawyer said. “We doubled our showroom space and came out with more frames for the West Coast.”

“We’re delighted that England has committed to a larger space with us in Las Vegas,” said Craig Staack, vice president of home furnishings leasing for International Market Centers. “With the kind of product they have and the sheer variety of styles and designs, doubling their space was warranted. They have a great product and now they have the proper backdrop to showcase it.”

Read more about England Furniture at the Las Vegas Winter at:
http://www.furnituretoday.com/article/515734-las-vegas-exhibitors-say-market-rocked
http://www.hfnmag.com/furniture/bigger-vegas-showroom-england-furniture/