Valuable Advice from England Furniture Craftspeople

Sharing the England Furniture story is important to the company, and part of that is done by giving our customers an England Furniture Factory Tour. Inside of an England Furniture Factory, there are talented craftsmen and craftswomen hard at work, customizing your new piece of furniture and making sure every detail is perfect.

Achieving Quality & Comfort

Often, when a person is in the market to buy new furniture, their main concerns are style and price. When really, maybe we should shift the focus to exactly how and where the furniture is being created. Quality and comfort are important factors when purchasing a new piece of furniture, and our craftspeople are the ones in charge of making sure your furniture is designed, built and customized the right way.

Underneath the Stylish Fabric

Though our frames are built with solid wood that exceeds the industry standard, all pieces come with a lifetime frame warranty. In our main plant, 14 computers are in charge of cutting each frame with extreme precision and perfection. One of the most notable differences between England Furniture pieces and other units is that our frames are built with ¾ and 7/8-inch plywood, and then we take it one step even further by reinforcing it with hardwood. Most other brands simply use oriented strand board that is neither durable nor strong.

Step Inside

The commitment and pride England Furniture takes in producing comfortable, built-to-last furniture can be seen inside and out, when our customers see the finished product.  Learning about the the wood used to craft the piece of furniture, to the fabric that adds the finishing touch, are important steps when choosing with furniture brand to go with. At England Furniture we have nothing to hide, so take a step inside of our England Furniture Factory and enjoy the tour!

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England Furniture Expands Manufacturing to Virginia

England Furniture Expands to Virginia

Following the England Furniture job expansion announcement that the company was creating 200 jobs in Tennessee, England Furniture is proud to announce that the company is furthering its dedication to creating American manufacturing jobs by bringing 79 jobs to Lee County in Virginia. The expansion includes an operation plant, known as the Lee County Industrial Building, and a 32,000-square-foot factory that England will use to produce and ship furniture.

England Furniture was founded on the principle of creating jobs for the talented workforce of Appalachia. Expanding to the Commonwealth of Virginia further solidifies this dedication as the company aims to continue creating high quality, lasting furniture with the shortest build cycle in the industry.

Governor Ralph Northam was the first to announce this expansion, saying, “I am pleased to welcome England Furniture to Lee County and to Virginia, and thank the company for bringing quality 21st-century jobs to this region. Manufacturing continues to be a pillar in communities across the Commonwealth because companies recognize the benefits of our strategic location, cost-competitive business climate, and sustainable talent pipeline. This is an important win for Lee County and Southwest Virginia as the region rebounds economically, and we look forward to building a long-lasting corporate partnership with England Furniture.”

Find out more about this recent expansion here.

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Benefits of Buying American-Made Furniture

In recent decades, American manufacturing has fallen behind, as inexpensive products can be shipped across the world rapidly. Factory jobs in America are not as plentiful as they once were, and mass produced lower-quality items line shelves. Over fifty years ago, the brothers who founded England Furniture decided they would not sacrifice quality and ship jobs overseas. That legacy is still a driving force behind England Furniture. Here are a few benefits of buying American-made furniture.

American Job Creation

As demand for American-made furniture remains strong, companies can continue expanding and hiring skilled craftsmen and women, as well as corporate staff. Participating in a movement to invest in a piece of furniture made in America is a statement that helps American companies keep their operations in the States. Recently, England Furniture announced that 200 jobs would be added to their company in the coming year as a result of strong growth.

Low Carbon Emissions

All of England Furniture’s pieces are created in Tennessee, and don’t have to cross an ocean to get to you. This means that there is less fuel needed to transport furniture from the warehouse to your house. With less exhaust smoke is in the atmosphere, air quality improves for everyone around the globe.

Fast Turnaround

England Furniture innovated their operations to be able to deliver customizable pieces of furniture in three weeks or less. This fast delivery does not come at the cost of quality, which is incredibly important when purchasing a piece that will be in your home for years to come. Additionally, being made in America, furniture orders don’t run the risk of being held up at customs, which can cause furniture to arrive weeks later than intended.

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Pictured is the Brett chair.

Dimensions:

Width 43″

Depth 38″

Height 37″

Seat Width 22″

Seat Depth 21″

Seat Height 21″

 

Three Ways to Ease Your Home into Springtime

As you anxiously await the weather to warm so you can open the windows and breathe the fragrant springtime air, start planning how to brighten up your living space in the coming months. Whether you’re looking for a complete redesign of items in your home or you just want to illuminate a space for sunnier days, here are three ways to welcome springtime into your home.

1. Spring Cleaning

Springtime evokes feelings of a rebirth and a clean start. What better way to give yourself a new start than to do a deep clean of each room in the house. Get the whole family involved! Play upbeat music, or even make a game out of it! Vacuum out those nooks and crannies, scrub the tile and flip your sofa cushions. Think back to how grandma cleaned her house—when’s the last time you washed your walls? Now is the time!

2. Add Greenery

As green begins to bud on the branches through the windows, this bright color reflects indoors. Invite this happy hue inside by finding a great plant or two, or by trimming some shrubbery and adding to a vase as decoration. The eye is drawn to natural elements, and after a winter of seeing only darker evergreens outdoors, these bright colors are going to be just what you crave.

3. Update Upholstery, Blankets and Curtains

Heavy, cozy blankets are a great touch in a space during the wintertime. As the weather transitions to spring, consider storing those chunky blankets away (in a storage ottoman, of course!) and switch dark curtains with sheer ones. There is no better way to maintain a sense of privacy while also letting sunlight in than with sheer curtains! If you are considering a new piece of furniture, you will want one that can easily transition through all seasons. This light gray upholstery on the England Furniture Monroe Sectional (pictured) can look chic in any season.

Sectional Dimensions:

Width 124″

Depth 125″

Height 35″

Seat Depth 22″

Seat Height 21″

England Furniture: Creating 200 Jobs & Expanding

To further our commitment to creating jobs in the United States and investing in talent right in Tennessee, we are proud to announce an expansion to our manufacturing plant and corporate offices, which were destroyed by a fire less than one year ago. Along with the expansion, we will be able to create about 200 jobs right in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

England Furniture Factory

The 87,000-square foot expansion to the already 400,000 square-foot England Furniture factory gives us the space we need to provide more great pieces for families all over America. To kick off construction, we were proud to have Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner Bob Rolfe attend Plant 8’s expansion ceremony on February 21st. Keeping in line with our corporate philosophy, we are wasting no time getting to work so the plant expansion happens as quickly and smoothly as possible. We are proud be part of a movement to revive American manufacturing!

England Furniture creates 200 American jobs in Tennessee factory expansion.
England Furniture executives break ground together with Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner Bob Rolfe

Corporate Office

The fire in May 2017 completely devastated our corporate office, but in the following months, we were able to continue to deliver the same level of service to customers, delivering furniture in three weeks or less. In place of what once was, the new corporate office building will cover 22,500 square feet—best of all, the building will be LEED certified in order to ensure it follows high environmental standards.

About the England Furniture Company

England Furniture has been operational in Tennessee for over 50 years, and is committed to creating high quality furniture and dependable jobs in the state. Co-founded by Charles, Eugene and Dwight England, these brothers decided to invest in the hardworking spirit of Appalachia where the business evolved to what it is today. The company’s competitive advantage lies in the short build cycle in crafting high-quality furniture. There are hundreds of fabrics and styles to choose from, so you can customize each piece to perfection. England Furniture has operated as an independent division of La-Z-Boy Co. since 1995.

Creating Balance: Interior Design Spring Cleaning

Decorating a room can seem like a daunting experience: you know which pieces you like, but you can’t seem to decide which pieces fit in a room. Often, people find themselves picking up items from a variety of stores and find themselves in a hodgepodge of rugs, chairs and knick-knacks that don’t follow a cohesive theme. If you’re looking forward to spring cleaning as a time where you purge old items you no longer need to cut down on clutter, springtime is also the perfect time to breathe some new life into a living space. It is possible to throw on a new coat of paint and find some great new furniture this spring, without the stress of wondering if your vision will look right once you can see it in front of you. You can achieve your look by creating spatial balance.

Types of Balance

Balance is a tenant of design and it is essential to the way a piece of art, an article of clothing, or a room is conceived. In interior design, there are three primary types of balance: symmetrical, asymmetrical and radial. Symmetrical balance refers to mirroring over a central axis, while asymmetrical has more to do with weight. Radial balance means a room is arranged around a central point to evoke centrifugal motion.

Do It Yourself

Pictured, you can see an example of asymmetrical balance. This type of balance is great to try out if you already have lamps, coffee tables and other pieces you would like showcased in the room. To accomplish asymmetrical balance, you would arrange the room so that the perceived weight of objects is equal on both sides. For example, the lamp to the right is tall and skinny, while the side table is shorter. To create balance, decorations were added to the side table. You can also see how the paintings on the wall are different sizes, though they are arranged in a way that evokes symmetry. Using balance as a guiding principle, you can more easily decide which pieces you want to keep, and which pieces don’t pass the spring cleaning purge.

Check out the Malibu Sectional by England Furniture.

Dimensions:

Width 148″

Depth 106″

Height 38″

A Unique Sectional

The Rosalie Sectional by England Furniture is an extraordinary piece created for the interior decorator hidden inside us all. The features of this sectional give it an edge that sets it far and above many sectionals with more simplified traits.

Rosalie’s elegant rolled arms compliment the turned wooden legs, which give this sectional character. The seat cushions are upholstered on both sides, which is great for those who flip cushions to enhance their longevity. With over 400 fabrics to choose from, you can find the perfect color to suit your needs.

One of the perks of choosing England Furniture is the three-week guarantee—in one month, you’ll have the furniture you’ve been searching for.

DIMENSIONS
Width 107″
Depth 108″
Height 40″
Seat Depth 22″
Seat Height 21″

Reclining Loveseat with Console

Reclining loveseat with center console by England Furniture

It’s the ultimate spot to sit and watch a much-anticipated televised event—the reclining loveseat with console. It’s the perfect place for you and one other person to sit, relax, and start the show. The combination of having a center console with storage, an arm rest and a cup holder has endless benefits.

The center console in the Hali Double Rocking Reclining Loveseat Console 2010-90 by England Furniture leaves you with enough space to store everything reach. With so many remotes to control your television, surround sound and other gadgets.

Hali comes in a variety of models, including a double reclining sofa, loveseat, loveseat console, rocking reclining console, minimum proximity recliner, rocker recliner, and swivel gliding recliner. The leather version of this piece can be found in the Litton collection.

DIMENSIONS
Width 73″
Depth 38″
Height 38″
Seat Width 44″
Seat Depth 21″
Seat Height 21″

Adding a Pop of Color to Your Living Room

How to add a pop of color to your living room, living room with green accents

Adding a bright, happy color to the living room can create a positive atmosphere in your home. Breathing a bit of life into your home during these gray winter days is as simple as incorporating a pop of color into the living room. Here are a few ways to do this:

Pillows

Brightly colored pillows, like the ones on this Chandler Sectional by England Furniture, are simple details that can make a huge difference. Pillows can be an inexpensive update to a room, and if you’re handy, you can even reupholster pillows by hand.

Accent Furniture

Accent chairs and ottomans, like England Furniture’s Kinnett Chair or the small Hollie Storage Ottoman, can add an interesting dimension into a room by introducing a whole new vibe. To have an accent piece blend into a room, it’s important to integrate that color throughout other parts of the room so that it doesn’t stick out.

Art

Adding striking art to the walls helps to make the room look more complete. Whether you opt for larger scale paintings or smaller framed water colors, pieces of art can add a splash of color to a wall without having to paint. You can also add vases tucked in a corner or prominently displayed on an end table or coffee table.

Sectional Dimensions:
Width 80″
Depth 37″
Height 38″
Seat Width 66″
Seat Depth 23″
Seat Height 21″

Leather Wingback Chair

The leather wingback chair is styled to reflect the feel of a British nobleman’s countryside cottage. The Colleen Chair by England Furniture has styling that would fit in to a classy and cozy room. It would pair well with a stately chesterfield sofa and leather-bound books lining the walls.

With rolled arms, s-curved legs, and a graceful silhouette, this leather wingback chair could be a gorgeous addition to a house. England Furniture offers a wide variety of luxurious leathers in various shades so you can coordinate with the rest of your home. Get comfortable by adding the matching ottoman which features the same curved legs.

England Furniture is made in America, in the foothills of Tennessee since the company was established in the 1960’s. From the sturdy interior to the quality upholstery, England Furniture aims to satisfy the needs of every customer.

DIMENSIONS:
Width 35″
Depth 38″
Height 43″
Seat Width 20″
Seat Depth 21″
Seat Height 22″