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The Right Furniture Color for Your Lifestyle

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Ever watch a movie or TV show and fall in love with the furniture? You know, beautiful stark white down couches with a white shag throw rug and glass top coffee table? It can look picture perfect, but if you duplicate the style in a house full of kids and Rover the family pooch, that look might last about thirty seconds. Maybe.

We all want to live in spaces that make us happy and we can more readily do that when we are realistic about our lifestyles and what comes with it. People who enjoy entertaining will have a hard time with furniture that can’t be lived in because spills and accidents happen in life. If you have kids or children visit often, creating an atmosphere that is comfortable for them will end up making your life easier, especially if they wander a little too close to your collection of first editions while sucking on a juice box.

The colors and accessories we choose for our rooms should complement our personalities and accent the things we love. Sometimes it’s safe to have the main furniture be a neutral color and then use pillows and blankets as colorful accents. If you love leather or dark furniture, then you can brighten the room with lighter shades of paint and bright lighting. No matter what you decide, look at your lifestyle and try to match it to your home décor.

We can still fawn over that white furniture, but parents might want to hold off until the kids are a little bit older.

Did you know that England Furniture offers stain-resistant fabrics?

Whether it’s dirty little hands, muddy paws, or a spilled glass of wine, life’s everyday messes happen. LiveSmart fabrics resist the stains made by these everyday accidents. With their moisture repellency and stain resistance, LiveSmart fabrics keep your furniture looking and feeling as beautiful as the day you bought it.

LiveSmart is:

  • Moisture repellent
  • Stain resistant
  • Designed for heavy duty wear
  • Barrier protection to keep your fabric clean

 

Revolution Performance Fabrics® by STI and Brentwood Textiles are true performance fabrics.  Woven with Olefin yarn, the fabrics are virtually unstainable, easy to clean, and extremely durable; yet beautiful and soft while also resistant to fading from the sun. Revolution Performance Fabrics® are made with upcycled fibers and have no chemical treatments making them easy on the environment.

 

Accents and Accessories that Pop

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Over time, it’s easy to get bored with a room, but that doesn’t mean you need to toss everything out and start over. Sometimes a few changes can make the same furniture look completely different, fresh and new!

Where to start?

● Take a look at the room and decide what you love and what you can live without. This doesn’t mean it has to be gone forever, but simple swaps can create a whole new look.

● Look at your colors. If things have the same tone, it’s easy and fun to find a new color that you love to accent what you already have.

● Lastly, look at the arrangement. If the couch, chairs, and tables have been in the same place, just moving things around can open up space or make it a cozier set up. The options are limitless!

Now what?

● If you have dark colored furniture, brighten the room with throw pillows, small area rugs, a vase or even a new lampshade in a bright bold color like a vibrant red or gold.

● Make the changes subtle to make it all blend in while still making the room pop.

● Curtains are also a major focal point for each room. They accent the windows, which are kind of like the eyes of the room. Finding a color or pattern that gives the room a fresh look can make for a dramatic change.

● Don’t be afraid to move the furniture around and try different setups – you can always move it back if it doesn’t work, but you won’t know until you try.

● Mirrors can completely change the look of a room. It will not only make it appear larger, but it can often be the piece that pulls the whole look together.

Get more ideas from friends and magazines and have fun exploring with colors and patterns!

Warm Cozy Corners

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Having a nice quiet corner for curling up with a good book can easily become your favorite space in your home. It can be achieved with ease in practically any size home.

  • If you have a window seat, this can quickly serve your purpose with pillows, a floor lamp and a stack of your favorite books or magazines, some knitting or anything that you want close at hand during your quiet time.
  • If you don’t already have a lounge or wing chair, find one that fits your space well with enough room for a lamp and end table. A small end table allows you a surface for your materials and perhaps a drink.
  • Cozy corners for kid’s rooms are also great, especially when they encourage reading. They may prefer a big bean bag chair, kids’ mini sofa, or simply a stack of pillows in a corner of their room.
  • For colder climates, a soft warm blanket can complete the look and create a lovely place to relax.

 

How to Choose the Right Sofa

Shopping for a new sofa can be a frustrating process. For most people, when they narrow down price range, style and size decisions, the choice is actually not as simple as it seemed at the beginning of the process.

Making the whole ordeal as clear-cut as possible is key to a furniture buying process that is quick, easy and yields the dream sofa for the buyer.  England Furniture invites you to consider the information in this article and to explore our line of England Furniture sofas.

Consider the Dimensions of the Space

Of course, the first consideration has to be the space in the room where the sofa is meant to go. Sofa buyers have to consider space and orientation issues thoroughly to get an idea of the possible dimensions of the furniture, and how it fits into the layout of a room.

When it comes to buying all the furniture for one room at one time, the buyer should take the necessary time to consider possible combinations. If a sofa is meant to be purchased in addition to other furniture, it’s better to stay with smaller pieces. If the sofa is bought to be the main piece of furniture for a room, an England Furniture sectional may be the way to go.

For help with the dimensions, learn about the England Furniture Room Planner.

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Think About Utility

After getting a rough idea of the size and orientation of a potential new sofa, it’s time to think about how the piece will be primarily used. This can help further determine the shape of the sofa, as well as the upholstery, and dimensions.

For example, if a sofa is going to be used as a centerpiece for social gatherings, maybe the buyer would consider a larger sectional that frames the central area of the room. Maybe it’s being purchased simply for the owner’s relaxation, in which case the buyer should make sure the couch is large enough and comfortable enough for napping and reading.

Don’t Forget About Aesthetics

While size, comfort and intended utility are important considerations, a new sofa has to fit the decor of the home that it’s intended to occupy. A prospective sofa buyer should consider the style and era of their other furniture, as well as the paint colors of the room in question to figure out what colors and styles to look for. Fortunately, England Furniture has hundreds of fabrics options in a wide range of patterns and colors!

All in all, the process of buying a new sofa can be potentially complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. Take the hassle out of the process by taking time to think about the various considerations involved, and go into the process with a few pieces in mind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

England Furniture to Attend 2016 Las Vegas Market

We’re getting ready for 2016 Las Vegas Furniture Market!  This market is the most comprehensive furniture, home décor & gift market in the Western United States. It is held twice a year, and thousands of retailers and designers come to Las Vegas Market to see what’s new, what’s hot, and to get ahead of trends for the coming season.

Come visit with us between January 24th – 28th!

Learn more about the Las Vegas Market

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Seven Seals Award Presented to England Furniture

 

England Furniture has won the Seven Seals Award from the National Guard. The Seven Seals Award is in recognition of a significant individual or organizational achievement, initiative, or support that promotes and supports the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) mission, to include the efforts of the more than 4,700 volunteers who carry out ESGR’s mission across the Nation on a daily basis.

We are honored to receive this award and support our troops!

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England Furniture Introduces the Lanie Collection

After you admire the decorative top stitching and optional nail head trim of the all leather England Furniture Lanie collection, you can sit back and relax. Get lost in the beauty and comfort of its flared roll arm, plush back, and small tapered leg. This style is available as a motion sectional, double reclining sofa, double reclining loveseat and reclining chair to complete any room.  All of our motion pieces are available with an upgraded power mechanism.  See our England Furniture Manning collection for fabric cover options.

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What Does Your Furniture Say About You?

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Just like your fashion style or your taste in food, music, movies the furniture you choose says a lot about you. Do you prefer a traditional look or do you prefer a modern aesthetic?  What are you color choices?  Do you arrange this symmetrically or asymmetrically?  All the answers to these questions reveals a bit about your personality.

England Furniture loves to know who their customers are and what they love.  If we entered your living room what would we see and want to do you think your choices say about you?

England Furniture Reviews: 3B00 Paxton

The England Furniture Paxton collection is the ultimate basic in a high-fashion society. Its three-over-three design, flared arm, and exposed leg create a transitional silhouette welcome in any home. With two toss pillows available on the sofa and loveseat, you have the ability to add a pop of color to your home. Choose from a sofa, loveseat, chair, and ottoman.

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England Furniture Reviews: 5380 Weaver

The England Furniture Weaver collection is as stylish as it is comfortable. Sit back and relax for awhile in this perfectly styled transitional group. Its rolled arm, simple welt, and toss pillows make it perfect for your home. The England Furniture Weaver collection features a sofa, loveseat, chair and ottoman.

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