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.

Why Big Families NEED Sectional Sofas

Have you ever tried to watch a movie in your living room with your entire family?  Are some of your loved ones sitting on the floor? Many people struggle with the right amount of seating for their living rooms, especially if they have a larger family gathering at once. That’s why sectionals are the perfect sofas!  A sectional sofa can give you more space in your living room and make family nights a lot more comfortable. They even great for sleepovers!

A big sectional couch may scare parents because it can be a large space to clean. This is a huge misconception.  Sectional sofas are actually quite easy to clean. Instead of moving from sofa to sofa, you can do a huge sweep around clean and get it done all in one stop.

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A sectional can also give your living room a warm feeling. Now you have extra space and beauty all in one. Explore our England Furniture sectionals and visit your local England Furniture dealer to try out our beautiful and comfortable sectionals for yourself….and let the family fun begin!

England Furniture Reviews Some Furniture Arrangement Tips

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Decorating your home is an art and one that requires careful calculation of both the space’s needs and your individual tastes. When it comes to arranging your furniture there are, however, a few rules to keep in mind. Here are some tricks of their trade.

1. Newsflash: TVs Are Not the Main Attraction
Don’t ignore the fireplace – or some other item – that is naturally should be the main element in the room. It’s best to hang your TV on the wall to save space. If you do not have that option, use the focal point of your room as a reference point for choosing a spot.

2. Beds Are the Main Focus
The placement of the bed should acknowledge the focal point of your bedroom. If you have a small bedroom, place the side of the bed against the wall.

3. Dressers Are Not Stand-Alone Pieces
Dressers look best when they are placed up against a wall. Angling a dresser in the corner looks bad, and just as importantly, it wastes space. Center a dresser on a wall, or if placing it off-center, put another piece of furniture next to it to achieve a sense of balance..

4. Couches Should Be Surrounded with a Little Space
Place your couch a few inches away from the wall. This makes the space seem larger. If you’re working with a big living room, place the couch in the center facing a set of window, fireplace, etc. This makes the big room feel like two separate spaces.

5. Overhead Lights Go Over the Dining Room Table
The best placement for your dining room table is in the center of the room and under a light fixture. If your dining room lighting is slightly off-center get creative. For example, consider creating bench seating against the wall.

Sleeper Sofas and Multipurpose Rooms

Many renters and homeowners have that one room that serves multiple purposes and, when guests stay overnight, it often becomes the guest bedroom.  Many forward-thinking people purchase a sleeper for their multipurpose room and we have a great selections of England Furniture sleepers.  Here are some suggestions that you can use to choose the right sleeper that creates a comfortable sleeping space and still be an important part of your multi-functional room.

First, choose a monochromatic colored sleeper and overall theme.  These colors are soothing for both work and play.  Try to stay with solid, tone-on-tone, small scale patterns.   Large tossed floral patterns look great in the bedroom but they aren’t always conducive to a multipurpose room.  Select a sleeper sofa you believe will work equally well in both contexts, work and sleep.

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Add the right chair in your room.  Most guests don’t immediately fall asleep and they will appreciate a comfy chair to sit on.  Choose something that could act as a comfortable place to rest, read or watch TV.  Check out the expansive catalog of England Furniture chairs that could work great in a multipurpose room.

Finally, those little things can make a big difference.   Bedding, for example, is something that makes a sleeper sofa look fit for a king or queen.  Place sheets and blankets on top to create a lush, inviting, comfortable bed.  If the weather is on the colder side add a nice comforter and extra blanket.  Then place several pillows and throw pillows on top of you’ve created a luxurious sleeping environment that all of your guests will love.

 

Create Some Holiday Cheer with England Furniture

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The holidays are upon us and you may already be asking yourself how you can create rooms to reflect these special occasions.  Here are some tips from England Furniture to help you get started.

 

  • Use a Consistent Color Scheme – First consider all the holiday elements in a given room.  If, for example, you have a room with a Christmas tree consider the color scheme on the tree and how other elements in the room can complement those colors.
  • Consider the Room’s Natural Décor – Also consider how the room’s natural décor and color scheme works with your chosen color palette.  If you’re using a lot of blue on a holiday item, and your sofa is a green, consider items that can match well with those two colors.
  • Use Pretty Pillows and Rugs – Pillows and rugs are a quick, easy and creative ways to add some holiday cheer in almost every room.  Consider the wide selection of England Furniture rugs available to you as you add those holiday touches.
  • Encourage Conversations – The holidays are often a time for visiting with friends, family and loved ones.  You can, for example, place a round table in any square-shaped room for easier holiday entertaining. This circular shape encourages conversation flow between all guests and doesn’t restrict you in only talking to the people on either side of you.
  • Create Holiday Focal Points – The holidays are a great time to create new, festive focal points in many of your rooms.  Place a holiday themed item in the center of your dining room table and on your living room coffee table.

6 Secrets of Furniture Placement

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IVillage shares some tips on decorating your living room.

One of the 6 secrets to furniture placement is to consider your seating arrangements. If you have a long wall, you may want to put your seating along the wall.

For more information: http://www.ivillage.com/living-room-decorating-ideas-6-secrets-furniture-placement/7-a-220671

 

2 Rules for Organizing Your Living Room Furniture

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Realsimple shares their tips on arranging living room furniture.

In furniture arrangements, 18″ is the magic number. 18″ means that your guests can pass between furniture pieces with ease.

For more information, see: http://simplystated.realsimple.com/2013/02/12/arranging-living-room-furniture/

How to Arrange Living Room Furniture

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There are a few things to remember when you are arranging living room furniture.

When it comes to living room furniture, size matters.

Tips for Furniture Size and Placement: http://interiordec.about.com/od/decoratingroombyroom/a/ArrangeLivingRoomFurniture.htm

Arranging your Living Room Furniture

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You may think of your living room furniture as being permanently in its current arrangement. Sometimes, re-arranging your furniture can give a whole new look and feel to your room, for no cost at all!

For Tips & Tricks on arranging your living room furniture, take a look at http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/tips-for-arranging-living-room-furniture.html