Design Tips

Animal Print Living Room Furniture

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One thing you can always count on is animal print being in style, but at the same time you should always keep it classy.  Before you go overboard with decorating your place with leopard patterns, you should give a little thought on how to incorporate it into your home. Animal print has a bad reputation, but that’s only when it’s overdone.  Try using a couple of pieces to your living space so that it doesn’t look tacky.

The Lorenzo Chair with Nails 4544HN is an England Furniture Company piece. The leather cow print chair is very fun without being overbearing on its surroundings. Because it’s black and white, it could fit in almost any room.

This chair comes in several different colors with the option to change the color of the cow pattern print to match your room.

DIMENSIONS:
Width 32″
Depth 34″
Height 42″
Seat Width 20″
Seat Depth 20″
Seat Height 21″

Remodeling Trends of 2017

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When you’re refreshing your home, try to pick up some trends to incorporate into the new look. Today’s home trends are less modern and more traditional, so you won’t be stuck with something you won’t like in a few years. Here are some great home trends:

Exposed Wood and Brick
This element can make a space look more true to its architectural roots. Exposed elements like wood and brick are reminiscent of a farmhouse vibe, but they can also look upscale when accessorized with other more modern elements.

Contrasting Crown Molding
This trick actually makes your room look bigger. Thick white crown molding contrasting with a darker color, like gray, are an interior designer’s go-to look. Furniture can pick up on the gray in the wall, as featured in this photo. This England Furniture piece, the EZ Motion Reclining Sofa with Nails EZ1C01N is perfect for a space that needs a little improvement.

Dimensions:
Width 81″
Depth 41″
Height 43″
Seat Width 65″
Seat Depth 22″
Seat Height 20″

Summer Design Tips to Brighten Up Your Home

England Furniture Bright Living Room Summer Tips

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.England Furniture Bright Living Room Summer Tips

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

England Furniture Arrangement
England Furniture Arrangement

England Furniture Arrangement

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.

Small Space, Quality Taste

England Furniture for Small Spaces
England Furniture for Small Spaces

England Furniture for Small Spaces

There are a number of reasons people live in small homes or have small rooms. For some it’s a matter of what they can afford, for others it’s easier to maintain, and for still others it’s simply an aesthetic choice. Regardless of the reason, people living in small space have to make compromises when it comes to furnishings, decorating, and organizing.

If you’re looking to make those small spaces look bigger, then consider the following tips!

  • Airy, Light Fabrics
    Sheer fabrics allow light to pass through window treatments, bed skirts, table covers, and furniture slipcovers. If you want something other than plain colors, find soft floral vines or simple stripes to keep the look simple.
  • Chooser Soft, Light Hues
    Whereas dark, warm colors make a space feel cozy and intimate, light, cool colors make a space feel open and airy. For optimum effect, select soft tones of blues and greens.
  • Clear Out the Clutter
    There’s nothing that makes a small space feel cramped more than having too much stuff. Work out ways to get collections out of view, organized behind doors, table skirts, or on shelves. With things neatly arranged and out of sight, the space that is in view will feel orderly and open.
  • Coordinate Wall and Furniture Colors
    Contrasting colors tend to break up a space. Pieces of furniture are less interrupting and tend to blend with the space if they’re colored to match the wall color.
  • Keep the Upholstery Plain
    Select plain colored upholstery for furniture instead of bold plaids, stripes, or prints. Use texture for interest and stick to neutral tones if you can. Visit our England Furniture Company catalog to see our wide selection of fabrics.
  • Use a Monochromatic Color Scheme
    Choose colors that are in the same color family and use tone-on-tone woven upholstery fabrics, textured wall finishes, delicate tonal drapery fabrics. Cool colors and delicate warm colors on most surfaces give the room a more open look.
  • Open the Way
    With furniture and accessories blocking the view into a room and out to open spaces, a room will look cramped. By moving furniture out and away from walkways, you’ll open up the space and make it feel larger. You can also choose short pieces of furniture like an ottoman, an armless, open chair, or a low table, and place large, tall pieces along a wall rather than out in the open space.
  • Believe It or Not, Bigger Is Better!
    Use a few large, simple pieces of furniture or accessories in place of several smaller pieces which would make a small space look cluttered. With open space and large blocks of color, the room will appear to be more calm and comfortable.
  • See-Through Space
    By using materials that you can see through, anything beyond will appear farther away. For a tiny bathroom, I got rid of an opaque glass shower enclosure and substituted a clear, frameless one. The room is the same size looks bigger. Now we can see all the way (an extra 3 feet) to the wall at the back of the shower.
  • Let in the Light
    Any room will look larger if it’s well-lit, either by natural light or artificial lighting. Get rid of heavy draperies and open up the windows to let the light of the outdoors into the space. Add more lamps or install track lighting or recessed lighting.
  • Reflective Surfaces
    You might not like the look of a mirrored wall, but you have to admit that it always makes a room look larger. Instead, use a large framed mirror on a wall or stand an over-sized framed mirror against a wall. You’ll get the same room-enlarging effect as a mirrored wall, but with more style.