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″

The Nail Head Trim Furniture Trend

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Interior design is constantly changing, but often refers back to design elements of the past. Nail head trim is one such trend that evokes elements from antique furniture. Nail head trim is hardware that is added to the edge of a piece of furniture, often across the front, back or arm panels. This detail is added for aesthetic reasons, rather than technical. England Furniture often comes with the option to add this detail, and it can look spectacular in many homes.

Pictured is the Renea Sofa as well as the Anne Ottoman with Nails. Both of these pieces include a nail head trim that give them a bit of an edge. The turned legs mimic each other, and would look great in a space with other antique details.

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″

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.

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.