Store Clutter Away!

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As much as you may try, clutter seems to find its way into all of our homes at one time or another. Magazines, junk mail, kid’s toys, and pet toys scatter around the house and can make even the most beautifully furnished home look messy. After putting effort into the interior design of your home, keep up with the clutter with a hidden storage spot. Here’s how to keep the clutter at bay:

Find a Sectional with Storage

Hiding storage in every nook you can find will keep your rooms looking tidy. Hidden compartments allow you to keep the look of the room that you want, while still having the things you want to keep around nearby. This England Furniture sectional, the EZ6G00, (pictured) has storage in the arm, where you can store the remote and some magazines. It even comes with a cup holder and USB charging station.

Have a “place” for everything

Knowing that there’s a spot where everything should go can help you purge clutter. If it doesn’t “go” anywhere, it doesn’t belong in the house! Teaching kids to put toys away in the spot they’re supposed to be can help them get into the habit of keeping their living space tidy later in life.

Find an Ottoman with Storage

Ottomans with storage are one of the best ways to store away board games, blankets and more. England Furniture offers a variety of ottomans that open to reveal storage space, like the Julia Storage ottoman. Once you’ve tidied up, take a minute to sit back and put your feet up!

Dimensions:
Width 142″
Depth 142″
Height 42″
Seat Depth 22″
Seat Height 19″

Hottest Trends in Remodeling – Part 2

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Tying a room together demands attention to detail. When you’re remodeling and starting from scratch, there can be so many overwhelming options to integrate into your home to get it looking great. Here, England Furniture reviews more interior decorating trends to include in your next remodel. Of course, no room is complete without some gorgeous new England Furniture.

Distressed Wood Floors
Out with wall to wall carpeting, in with rustic flooring! In years past, floors would sustain wear and tear that might drive you insane. Thus, wall to wall carpeting became commonly used in many homes. The time has come to reveal, once again, those beautiful wood floors. Often, contractors can restore original flooring and create a distressed look. What’s great about this look is that any scratches or stains that may occur over time look deliberate, so all you have to worry about is sweeping up the dust.

 

Arched Windows
Grand, arched windows bring a level of sophistication to any space. They let sunlight flood in when they mirror the size of a doorway. Arched windows are an unexpected unique twist that look classic and clean.

 

Statement Curtains
Accentuate your arched windows with straight, sleek lines of light curtains. Heavy curtains may overwhelm a smaller space, while light curtains, if hung correctly, still make a huge statement. The trick is to hang the curtains well above the top line of the window, and extend past their edges. This makes the window look larger, while also letting more sunlight in.

 

Finishing the Look
Complete your room with furniture that will last for years to come. The furniture featured in this room comes from the Reed collection. The Reed Sofa has rolled arms and turned bun legs. It can be accompanied by a matching loveseat, chair, ottoman or sectional.

 

Dimensions:
Width 86″
Depth 40″
Height 38″
Seat Width 67″
Seat Depth 22″
Seat Height 20″

 

Achieving a Farmhouse Vibe

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Farmhouse decor is incredibly popular today, but achieving the right vibe can be tricky. You have to be careful not to pick up something too dingy-looking at a flea market, as it can age your space. It can also be tough to find new items in stores that don’t look inauthentic. To achieve your vision for a perfect farmhouse vibe, here are some tips:

Rustic Knickknacks
When keeping your eye out for elements to add to your space, have an idea of a place you’d like to emulate. Is it the wild west? A dairy farm? Keep the knickknacks you accumulate on theme, looking like you’d actually find them all in the same place, rather than collected from different locations over time.

Distressed Wood
If you don’t have any exposed wood throughout your house, add a distressed wood side table, armoire, desk or bookshelf. You can find these pieces in stores or you can create your own effect if you prefer DIY. Creating pieces with reclaimed wood can also be a fun project and you’ll have something you can be proud of for years to come.

Natural Elements
Adding natural elements is an easy trick that many interior designers and house stagers always use to tie a space together. It can be as simple as collecting branches from a tree or bush and putting them into a mason jar. Other natural elements could also be animal hide or leathers. It’s a small detail, but it can do a lot to contribute to your overall look.

Sliding Barn House Doors
This feature can be more time consuming and costly to install, but sliding barn house doors have been hugely popular in recent years. They add the final farmhouse flair you desire, and they are an interesting way to freshen up a space. Instead of the traditional doors you’re used to, you can add a single barn house door to your bedroom or double doors to your closet. As long as you have enough wall space, consider getting one of these installed. The England Furniture piece featured in this photo is the Lynette Chair 6204AL.

Dimensions:
Width 33″
Depth 35″
Height 36″
Seat Width 22″
Seat Depth 22″
Seat Height 20″

Hottest Trends in Remodeling

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When remodeling your living space, it can be fun to draw from trends that you see on television and online. Tastefully incorporating trends into your design vision can be hard to master, which is why finding an interior designer can be a great help. If you’re planning your space solo, here are some trendy ideas that can spark your imagination to reach the room’s potential.

Exposed Wood Beams
They’re beautiful and can even help make your house architecturally safer. Exposed wood beams on your ceiling add an element reminiscent of farmhouse living. Often, you can find inexpensive reclaimed wood or opt for synthetic versions that look like the real thing. Both vaulted and cathedral ceilings look great with exposed beams, but you can integrate them into any room.

Exposed Brick
Today’s trends take homeowners back to basics. Older buildings often have exposed brick hidden away behind dry wall, so before demo day make sure to check for this hidden treasure. If you live in a newer space, you can always incorporate an accent wall or columns made of brick for a rustic feel.

Thick Crown and Base Molding
Creating contrast between the ceiling and floor can help to make the room look bigger. The easiest way to do that is with thick crown and base molding. It doesn’t have to be intricate, but it adds an extra layer of interest to the space. Make sure to keep the color white and have a contrasting color on the walls.

Gray Paint
This unexpected final touch came about recently, but gray tones can go modern or rustic. You can play around with the tone of the room, but ultimately it has a classic feel. Even gray furniture can help you complete your look–this gray sofa is the EZ Motion Reclining Sofa with Nails EZ1C01N. There are hundreds of fabric options offered by the England Furniture Company that can help you stay on trend and create a beautiful home.

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.

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.

England Furniture Reviews Some Furniture Arrangement Tips

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When 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. England Furniture Reviews how to arrange furniture:

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.

Stain Resistant Furniture For Your Lifestyle

England Furniture Stain Resistant Fabrics with Livesmart Technology

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.

Season’s Greetings

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With the holidays upon us, we may have to move some furniture to accommodate our holiday décor. Whether you’re pulling out a big holiday moose statue or a Christmas tree, sometimes it’s nice to mix things up a little.

Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean that you have to rearrange the entire house. A few fun and simple changes can quickly launch you into the holiday mood.

  • A door wreath is a lovely greeting for incoming guests.
  • New red or gold curtains and matching throw pillows can start the cold winter months with a fun flash of color indoors.
  • A new fuzzy throw rug is always fun to keep toes warm.
  • Twinkle lights around a fireplace mantle or large mirror can make a statement without going completely overboard, (although that’s fun too).
  • Candles can change a simply decorated room into a warm and inviting space.
  • A holiday candy bowl is hard to resist.
  • A festive centerpiece will make any table beautiful and welcoming.

 

There are plenty of simple and inexpensive ways to make our holidays filled with joy that won’t break the bank. No matter what, this holiday season we should all try to spend time with the people we love and take a moment to be grateful.

Happy Holidays from England Furniture!

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!

 

Fireplace Season

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The cool weather is here and if you are fortunate enough to be able to light a fire, you’ll want to do it right while cozying up in your England Furniture! There is an art to building a fire – and we don’t just mean camping. When setting up the fireplace at your home:

  1. Open the flue.
  2. Clean out any old ashes.
  3. Layer the bottom grate with three or four split logs (depending on the size of your fireplace).
  4. Layer twisted newspaper and kindling wood (twigs or a small firestarter log).
  5. Light kindling.
  6. As the kindling wood starts to catch and burn the logs, place two smaller logs on top. This should give you a nice slow burn with minimal smoke.
  7. Enjoy!

 

Tips and Tricks:

  • Be sure to use very dry wood.
  • Twist a knot at the end of the newspaper for a longer burn.
  • Push the bottom grate to the back of the fireplace wall so it’s directly under the flue.
  • Place the screen in front of the fireplace when it’s lit to avoid flying sparks.
  • Make sure someone is always present whenever a fire is burning or smoldering.
  • Keep all flammable items away from the fireplace.
  • If/when possible, take a nice walk through the woods or park and find twigs for kindling wood – just for the fun of it!