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How to pick the right color for your furniture

Furniture is central to every room. They are first thing guests notice and often the topic of conversation. Having furniture that harmonizes with the color scheme of your room is key. This is why it can be difficult for furniture shoppers to find the perfect pieces for the home. However, it doesn’t have to be hard.

  1. Consider Color

It helps to know the colors of the existing furniture in the room, and the color of the walls or flooring. People have been known to bring paint swatches to a furniture store to make sure the furniture will look good in the room. Throw rugs have also been used to pull furniture together, and help the colors harmonize with each other. Pictures of existing furniture, floors, walls, or whole rooms also help when trying to buy new furniture that matches in color and style.  Also, be sure to explore the wide range of colored fabrics options available from England Furniture.

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  1. Accent

Consider accenting the room with chairs, cushions, pillows and blankets. People find that these options are inexpensive and easy to change as tastes or needs change. These items also add a personal touch to more permanent furniture, such as beds, couches, or dressers. Toss a blanket or throw pillow across the furniture, and the style changes to suit current needs. Remember to match the patterns of these items to the whole room.

  1. Consider Material

A leather couch matches better with darker colors, where micro-suede may work better with patterned prints. Consider the material of the furniture when purchasing accent pieces or new permanent furniture for the room. Remember to avoid too many loud pieces on the same piece of furniture, because this overwhelms the brain, and may make guests uncomfortable.

  1. Look Up, Look Down

Bring the room together by considering the floor and the walls when color-matching furniture. Use rugs to centralize the color scheme, and use wall hangings to enhance it. Adding a picture gives the room a pop of color, and adding a rug pulls the room together, creating a warmer, more comforting environment.

  1. Express Yourself

Remember to express your style when choosing a color scheme. Consider the family’s personality overall, and choose colors that show it off. The available color schemes are vast, giving individual families the opportunity to make a home their own, so it’s important to consider wants as well as needs. Bring beauty and personality to a room with a properly matched color scheme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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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England Furniture Landry Sectional

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.