How to Arrange a Small Living Room

If you have a small living room, you may be struggling with how to arrange it. Before you buy furniture for this space, make sure to take measurements so you can get an idea of what kind of space you’ll be dealing with. If you’re short on space, here are a few ways to make the most out of your room.


How to Arrange a Small Living Room:


Pick Smaller Pieces

Larger sofas and sectionals may take up your entire room if they’re not selected properly. Instead of a sofa, opt for a loveseat. You can still have an ottoman, but make sure it’s smaller, like the England Furniture

Hollie Storage Ottoman 2F081LH (pictured). This small square ottoman is perfect for small rooms and apartments, yet it still completes the look.


Find Built-In Storage

Shelving in smaller spaces may make a room look smaller, so try using appealing storage bins or baskets to make the look neater. Furniture with built-in storage can help decrease how overwhelmed a space may become with clutter. The Hollie Storage Ottoman also has storage, making it the perfect place to hide blankets away.


Add Mirrors

Adding mirrors opposite to windows or doorways into other rooms can help make the room appear more spacious. Mirrors that reflect an open area can be really effective in creating the illusion that there’s more space than there actually is.

Before placing furniture, try mapping out the room with blue tape–imagine what it’ll feel like with those places filled in. This can save you some time and energy when redecorating.

Ottoman Dimensions:
Width 21″
Depth 20″
Height 21″

Furniture Trends: Nailhead Trim

Details transform nice furniture into beautiful furniture. While some people prefer furniture with a more classic look, others like to incorporate trendy details into the pieces they choose. England Furniture has countless styles which include this trendy detail, the nailhead trim.

This sofa, the Renea Sofa, features a nailhead trim across the bottom and on the arm panels. Though the brass nails have an antique feel, this style has made a comeback in recent years. This sofa has simple features, which lets the details shine. Modest rolled arms with perfectly tailored cushions are accented by the nailhead trim and turned wood legs.

The other piece pictured is the Anne Ottoman with Nails. It pairs well with the Renea sofa because of the corresponding features–namely the turned wood legs and the brass nailhead trim. This ottoman has a tufted top that contrasts with the smooth cushions of the Renea sofa.

Though the nailhead trim might seem like an edgy detail made out of hardware, it has become a detail featured on furniture in homes all across America.

Sofa Dimensions:
Width 85″
Depth 38″
Height 38″
Seat Width 66″
Seat Depth 21″
Seat Height 22″

Ottoman Dimensions:
Width 45″
Depth 31″
Height 18″


England Furniture Reviews the Boone Collection

When you want rustic, statement furniture that looks great and will stand the test of time, look no further than the Boone collection. Here, England Furniture reviews this collection. This set features a sofa and loveseat, pictured in a chocolatey brown leather, but it can also come with a chair and ottoman. There’s no substitute for authenticity, and these bold pieces of furniture are no exception. The sofa and loveseat feature broad rolled arms, comfortable back cushions, and high tapered wooden legs.

These pieces look great when paired with the Literal Cocktail Ottoman, featured here, as well as the Langley chair with or without nails. The cowhide on the back of the Lorenzo Chair picks up on the deep browns in the surrounding furniture and the white walls.

This furniture is made with quality craftsmanship in the foothills of Tennessee where the factory has been employing locals for decades. American made furniture means you can trust you’re getting a quality piece that will last for years. Not only is the leather strong enough to stand the test of time, but the structure and the cushions are also built to last.

Boone Sofa Dimensions:
Width 87″
Depth 41″
Height 37″
Seat Width 67″
Seat Depth 22″
Seat Height 21″


England Furniture Reviews the Tara Collection

England Furniture Tara Collection

There are so many furniture options out there, so it’s important to ensure you are investing in quality when making your purchase. Contemporary furniture, like the sleek pieces in the new Tara Collection is often mimicked by manufacturers who use cheap materials and mass produce identical products. England Furniture takes pride in their made-in-America furniture, using high quality wood, springs and fabrics. Here, England Furniture reviews what’s inside their high-quality sofas, chairs, loveseats and ottomans.

The frame is made from frame-grade plywood, which has few voids between its layered panels. It’s a stronger material that’ll last decades longer than bargain options. Under the cushions hide narrow sinuous springs, instead of the wide loop springs other manufacturers use. These springs offer more support and a longer lasting seat.

The arms are coated in a thin layer of sheeted fiber, in addition to two inches of foam. Other furniture companies use only fiber to cover their arms. The foam core of our cushions is much larger than many other brands, and is wrapped in a fiber wrap. Often, other manufacturers cut corners and wrap in a higher pile of fiber to give the appearance of a comfortable cushion. Theirs last only a year, while ours are warrantied for ten years.

All these elements come together in the Tara collection, which includes a sofa, loveseat, chair, and ottoman. These pieces can come in styles with a nailhead trim for added detail. The high legs are a hallmark of contemporary design.

Tara Sofa Dimensions:
Width 85″
Depth 40″
Height 36″
Seat Width 74″
Seat Depth 22″
Seat Height 20″


The Crocodile Ottoman

Norah Ottoman England Furniture

If you like taking risks with your personal style and don’t conform to the status quo, you likely keep your eye out for pieces of furniture that make you feel unique. Expressing an edgy vibe through an ottoman is actually attainable with this feisty piece.

The crocodile embossed leather featured in the new Norah Ottoman 3V07H is a showstopping piece that will catch the eye of all your visitors. The ottoman sits atop turned legs with lots of character. A nailhead trim is available in the 3V07HN style.

Don’t overlook opportunities in your everyday life to be uniquely you. This grand piece of England Furniture can be an interesting addition to a living room with edgy, darker colors and other leather pieces. This ottoman is also available in cowhide.

Width 48″
Depth 23″
Height 18″


How to Identify Different Leather Types

Larae Cocktail Ottoman EnglandFurniture

When you’re looking for a quality leather product, don’t be fooled by fake fabrics. Plastic-based materials attempt to emulate leather, but they don’t last nearly as long. Especially when it comes to furniture, you want to make sure you’re purchasing a piece that will last for years. The England Furniture Company has a variety of leathers to choose from, in different colors and textures.

This specific piece is the Larae Cocktail Ottoman with Nails 3N07ALN, a piece that comes only in leather, in the color of your choice. It’s lined with a simple, yet sophisticated nailhead trim and features tall turned wooden legs. Many pieces in various collections can be chosen in either fabric or leather, depending on the style. Here, England Furniture reviews the four main types of leather.

Full Grain
The highest quality leather, this type includes all parts of the natural grain. Because of this, it’s more expensive to treat, and thus, it costs more. It’s the most durable type of leather because it contains the strongest part of the hide. This type of leather typically looks more beautiful with age, as it develops a unique look specific to your item.

Top Grain
Being the second highest quality, the outer layer of the hide is removed. It’s thinner than full grain and since it’s easier to work with, it’s less expensive. This type of leather has a more uniform surface than full grain, so some people enjoy it more.

Split Leather
This type of leather is made by splitting the bottom part from the grain. This type of leather includes suede, which is textured to have a napped finish with a small pile.

Bonded Leather
This type of leather is actually only 17% real leather–it’s a processed leather product. Bonded leather is manufactured by taking scraps of real leather, grounding them up, and adhering them to a layer of polyurethane. It is lower quality, and thus, less costly.

Ottoman dimensions:
Width 42″
Depth 29″
Height 18″

7 Fantastic Ways to Use Ottomans!

The ottoman has its roots in 18th century Turkey, at a time when the country was part of the Ottoman Empire.  These versatile pieces of furniture eventually made their way into European parlors and eventually to America.  The word “ottoman” can different images depending on the time and place, but it generally conveys a picture of a footstool or padded bench that is often used with a chair.


Today’s ottomans can be used for a wide variety of purposes and England Furniture invites you to consider our line of England Furniture ottomans, as well as some creative ways you can use ottomans in your favorite rooms.


England Furniture Ottomans - Midtown Parson and Jacob
England Furniture Ottomans – Midtown, Parson, and Jacob


Rest Your Weary Feet

Beginning with the obvious, ottomans are a great way to sit back and relax.  You can pair an ottoman with a comfy chair and use it as a place to rest your feet.  Be certain the ottoman your purchase not only matches the style and design of your chair, but is the right dimensions to be used by various people in the house for relaxation.


Extra Seating

Ottomans can be used as extra seating when the sofa and loveseats are filled up, and the rest of the chairs are already occupied.  Because ottomans are often quite small, they’re easy to tuck them away when you don’t need extra seats.


Extra Storage

Almost every living room or family room needs extra places to store items such as remote controls, toys, reading glasses and books, notepads, movies or games, etc.  Today’s ottomans include beautiful ottomans with a hinged top that provides a handy way to store items while also being able to disguise its storage abilities.


Coffee Table or End Table

Many people use ottomans as a primary or secondary table in the living room or family room.  Flat-topped ottomans are best suited for this purpose, but you can utilize most ottomans by placing a serving tray (or even a beautiful piece of wood) on the top of your ottoman.


Children’s Area

In relation with the “ottoman as table” idea above, some people use ottomans as a kind of kid’s table or deck.  This allows your child to have their own special area to play or study.  Storage ottomans can allow them to keep their favorite toys nearby.  If you plan to use your ottoman for this purpose, make sure you consider kid-friendly fabrics that can be easily cleaned.


Pet Beds

Some individuals, particularly those who may live in a small space, place a blanket on their ottoman and use it as a resting place for their cats or dogs.  Spot and Mrs. Kitty Boo-Boo need a place to rest too!


Show off Your Style

Finally, ottomans are increasingly becoming the centerpieces of some living room designs.  They’re a great way to add a clear indicator of the design, style, or colors you’re seeking to use in your living room or family room.  Ottomans can look casual in a rustic room, playful in a modern family room, or extravagant in a formal sitting room. The choice is yours!



England Furniture Leala Ottoman

Add effortless style to your home with our Leala ottoman. Covered in your choice of our over 20 leather colors, this square accent piece complements any transitional or contemporary area of your home. Its tapered leg and top stitching accentuate its impeccable tailoring. If you prefer fabric over leather, you might want to take a look at England‘s Steele.

England Furniture Leala Ottoman

  • Width: 33″
  • Height: 18″
  • Depth: 33″

England Furniture Colleen Ottoman

At first glance, the England Furniture Colleen collection looks about like any other classic collection. However, if you take a closer look, you will notice the shapely curved frame and beautiful dark brown leg available with or without carving. However, the best part is the hundreds of fabrics you have to choose from to cover it in and make it all yours!

England Furniture Colleen ottoman

  • Width: 25″
  • Height: 20″
  • Depth: 20″

England Furniture Jean Ottoman

Just one look at the tufted cushion and turned wooden leg of England Furniture’s Jean ottoman and you can tell it’s all about the details. Pair it with the matching chair for a winning combination great for any traditional home. We also offer a chaise if that’s more your style!

England Furniture Jean Ottoman

  • Width: 29″
  • Height: 17″
  • Depth: 22″