Five Autumn Interior Design Tips

England Furniture Autumn Design Tips

Autumn interior design conjures images of wooden twigs, colorful leaves, pumpkins and gourds, and endless hues of yellows, browns, greens, oranges and reds. All these natural colors and elements can create a warm autumn interior.  While autumn is a wonderful time to consider some new furniture offerings for your home, England Furniture knows you don’t need to buy all new furniture to celebrate the autumnal season.   Consider these autumn interior design tips from England Furniture.

England Furniture Autumn Inspired Vera Chair

The England Furniture Vera Chair in Roman Cinnamon with pillows in our Adileh Russet fabric

 

Welcome Autumn!

Let everyone know that you welcome the season of Fall with a beautiful, autumn-inspired wreath on your front door.  Simple grapevine wreaths are a simple way to go.  If you desire something more ornate, add leaves, pine cones, corn husks, or berries on your wreath.  Use white pumpkins if you want to add a touch of elegance.

 

Use your Fireplace

Simply using your fireplace during autumn is a wonderful way to add warmth to your room, figuratively and literally! Help to bring in that autumnal feel by adding leaves, pine cones, pumpkins, gourds, or fall-inspired colored candles on your fireplace mantle.  Before lighting your first fire, be sure the chimney has been cleaned and inspected.  Safety first!

 

Blankets Galore

Another great way to add some warmth to your room is to add throw blankets into the area.  Place fall colored throw blankets on couches, sofas, loveseats, and chairs.  Compliment your blankets with throw pillows to create a cozy, autumn environment.

 

Off to the Woods

Wood isn’t only good for a fire, it’s decorative!  Bring in wooden elements to give your room a true, organic, natural feel.  Remove any leaves or small twigs and brush-off the wood to make sure you’re not bringing in any unwanted guests (bugs or spiders…yikes!)

 

Pumpkins, Gourds, and Mums…Oh My!

It wouldn’t be autumn without the use of pumpkins, gourds, and mums.   There are countless DIY crafts available (we love votive candles in small carved out pumpkins and mums planted inside large pumpkins on the front porch).  If you don’t have much time to be creative, simply pick up some of these items and strategically place them on your front porch, the fireplace mantel, your coffee table, and your dining room table.  Add some vines, pine cones, and/or leaves to bring all the elements together.

 

 

Creating a Kid-Friendly Living Room

Having children in your home is true blessing, but it can also be a challenge.  While your interior design choices used to be about aesthetics, when kids are involved, you also need to think about practicality and safety. Kids move around fast and can cause a room to quickly feel cluttered (toys, crafts, more toys, etc!).  Consider these tips from England Furniture on how you can start to create a kid-friendly living room.

 

Avoid Sharp Edges!

Almost every parent or guardian has had the experience of watching their toddler fall, just nearly missing the corner of that coffee table, end table or TV stand. These items are typically the perfect height for your children to bang their head on so, to create a safer environment, purchase tables with rounded edges.  England Furniture has a wide range of England Furniture tables that you can choose from.

England Furniture Mercantile Table

England Furniture Mercantile Table H050

 

 

Kid-Friendly Sofas and Couches

Leather couches and sunbrella fabrics are fantastic options when creating a kid-friendly living room.  Leather is great because it wipes clean, it is a tough material, and often looks best once broken in. Darker colored fabrics, as a rule, also tend to wear better than lighter fabrics.  Many professional interior designers also recommend that parents invest in their upholstered furniture by purchasing stain-resistant fabrics.  England Furniture has a wide range of fabrics and leathers to choose from when purchasing living room furniture.

England Furniture Lynette Sectional

England Furniture Lynette Sofa in Salvador Café leather and with throw pillows in our Warbler Moccasin fabric

 

 

The Perfect Choices for Walls

When considering your wall paint, choose a washable paint sheen.  A paint color in semi-gloss, stain, or eggshell, can be easily cleaned up with some mild soap and a damp rag. If you prefer a matte finish, flat paints have the benefit of touch-up painting, and without the presence of brush marks.

 

Don’t Forget the Floors

Floors that are easy to clean can be your best friend in a busy kid-filled household! Dirt, spills, and crumbs are going to happen!  Think wood, laminate, tiles, or vinyl.  If you prefer carpet, consider laying down carpet tiles so you can easily replace as needed.

 

Storage, Storage, and Some More Storage

You can’t have enough places for storage when creating kid-friendly living room so make sure you purchase entertainment centers, bookcases, and tables that provide some places to store all those toys, games, and craft items.  Then think outside of the box by purchasing one of our England Furniture ottomans that open up for more storage.

England Furniture Benwood Cocktail Ottoman

England Furniture Benwood Cocktail Ottoman

 

The Artisan Cabrio 2883 Brown Rug from England Furniture

 

England Furniture Artisan Cabrio 2883 Brown rug

The England Furniture Artisan Cabrio 2883 Brown Rug is a stunning masterpiece that will bring an air of sophistication into your favorite room. Its colorful, floral designs sparkle against a dark brown background and make you feel like your surrounded by nature.

DIMENSIONS
Length 8′
Width 5′

CONSTRUCTION AND ERGONOMICS
Construction Hand Tufted

OTHER DETAILS
Brand England
Category Floor Coverings
Collection Artisan
Description Artisan-Cabrio-2883-Brown
SKU Artisan-Cabrio-2883-Brown
Type Rugs

England Furniture Company Pico Ivory

England Furniture Pico Ivory rug

This stunning England Furniture carpet is inspired by today’s post-modern art.  Award-winning designers from HRI have infused all the Englan Furniture Pico carpets with hip, abstract motifs; and bright, vibrant, or contrasting colors.  This ivory rug blends beautifully with neutral greys and blacks. This carpet was hand-tufted in India with finely spun wool.

DIMENSIONS
Length 8′
Width 5′

CONSTRUCTION & ERGONOMICS
Construction Hand Tufted

OTHER DETAILS
Brand England
Category Floor Coverings
Collection Pico
Description Pico TC-709 Ivory – Grey 5 x 8 Rectangle
SKU Pico TC-709 Ivory – Grey
Type Rugs

Three Good Reasons to Buy a Sectional

At the England Furniture Company, we know that not everyone instantly loves a sectional.  Many of our customers prefer our England Furniture sofas and England Furniture loveseats, and they prefer them over England Furniture sectionals for a variety of reasons.  Some people feel sectionals are too big, others are concerned about costs, and still others find them “too casual.”  There are, however, at least three good reasons why you may want to consider a sectional sofa for your living room or family room.

England Furniture Thomas Sectional

England Furniture Thomas Sectional (in our Cornell Platinum fabric with throw pillows using Luna Expresso and Alton Midnight fabrics)

 

They’re Space Savers!

Despite their large size, many sectionals can actually help you to obtain extra space in your room.  Many sectionals can be arranged to fit perfectly in those tight corners.  A sectional purchase also means you typically don’t need to purchase additional seating. Having one sectional in your living room will help you to create a simple and streamlined design.

 

They’re Great for Naps and Bedtime!

While many of our England Furniture sofas and England Furniture loveseats are a great place to take a nap, England Furniture sectionals are particularly worthy for naps and overnight guests.  They made for relaxing your entire body, you can often have more than one person spread out during movie night, and they’re a perfect place for your overnight guests.

 

Sectionals are Versatile!

Perhaps the reason for their initial creation, sectionals tend to be extremely versatile pieces of furniture.  Sectionals can be left-facing, right-facing or both. Some sectionals include convertible sofas or have reclining capabilities.  Other sectionals may include built-in tables or even drink holders.  All sectionals have the ability to be versatile. If you ever get sick the arrangement in your family room or living room, – or you move – you can easily break apart the pieces of many sectionals and use them in a different layout – or use the pieces separately.

England Furniture Reviews Artisan Pelopan Area Rug

England Furniture artisan pelopan 66 beige rug
 

The England Furniture Artisan Pelopan 66 Beige rug has a modern feel and soothing beige and brown colors.  Its neutral pallet would look perfect in almost any room!

 

DIMENSIONS

Length 8′

Width 5′

 

CONSTRUCTION & ERGONOMICS

Construction Hand Tufted

 

OTHER DETAILS

Brand: England Furniture

Category: Floor Coverings

Collection: Artisan

Description: Artisan Pelopan 66 Beige 5′ x 8′ Rectangle

SKU: Artisan Pelopan 66 Beige

Type: Rugs

England Furniture Reviews Artisan Lovebirds Area Rug

England Furniture artisan lovebirds rug
 

Love is in the air!  Our England Furniture Artisan Lovebirds area rug will be sure to attract attention to anyone who visits your home.  It has pleasing geometric shapes that contain shades of brown, orange, and yellow.

 

DIMENSIONS

Length 8′

Width 5′

 

CONSTRUCTION & ERGONOMICS

Construction Hand Tufted

 

OTHER DETAILS

Brand: England Furniture

Category: Floor Coverings

Collection: Artisan

Description: Artisan Lovebirds 5′ x 8′ Rectangle

SKU: Artisan Lovebirds

Type: Rugs

England Furniture Reviews Artisan Moonglow Area Rug

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Our England Furniture Artisan Moonglow 2701 Cream would be a wonderful addition in many homes.  Its cream background blends perfectly with the orange and brown floral print.

DIMENSIONS

Length 8′

Width 5′

 

CONSTRUCTION & ERGONOMICS

Construction Hand Tufted

 

OTHER DETAILS

Brand: England Furniture

Category: Floor Coverings

Collection: Artisan

Description: Artisan Moonglow 2701 Cream 5′ x 8′ Rectangle

SKU: Artisan Moonglow 2701 Cream

Type: Rugs

England Furniture Area Rugs!

england furniture area rugs
When you think of England Furniture your mind likely conjures images of comfortable sectionals, beautiful sofas, and durable chairs; but did you know England Furniture also has a fine selection of area rugs?

We teamed up with HRI to create an exclusive collection of area rugs just for YOU!  These rugs are hand crafted rugs in 100% wool and they coordinate with some of our top selling accent fabrics.

Stay tuned for various posts about England Furniture area rugs!

 

England Furniture Fulfills Expectation at International Furniture Market

The recently concluded International Furniture Market held in High Point, NC, fulfilled our expectations of optimistic opportunity! England Furniture went armed with two merchandising programs to offer our dealers realistic, affordable avenues for profitable sales.

The first is MetroMix. This is a collection of contemporary styles with a retro feel in size and design. Our theme at market was “The Next Generation” and this assortment of groups clearly fits with the needs and desires of a segment of our population that is now overtaking baby boomers in number. Clean lines, skirtless, plenty of button detail, all atop a simplistic leg treatment is the future of style in metro areas. Did I say affordable?

England Furniture Metro Mix 5A00

England Furniture Metro Mix 5A00

 

England Furniture Metro Mix 5E00

England Furniture Metro Mix 5E00


The second collection is EZ Motion. While not an entirely new concept, it is now being offered throughout our dealer base. It contains some styles in the former program and several styles new to the England Furniture line-up. EZ Motion will include combinations of stand-alone and sectional pieces to bring comfort to the living areas of many first time motion consumers.

England Furniture EZ Motion EZ170

England Furniture EZ Motion EZ170

 

England Furniture EZ Motion EZ4W00

England Furniture EZ Motion EZ4W00

Based on orders written at market, our 5 top selling stationary groups were the 4X00 (new), 2Y00N (Oct. market intro), 4630 (Special), 4T00 sectional (new) and 5K00 (new). Three of our top 5 were new offerings. 78% of motion product ordered at market was EZ Motion with the most popular being the EZ170, followed closely by the EZ160. Leather sales were headed up by the 2010L in both a double reclining sofa group and a sectional treatment. The 300 sleepers were tops in their category with an old favorite, the 1304D chair, leading the accents.

The top five fabrics overall were Grande Linen, Wagga Wagga Otter, Paradigm Silt, Sawyer Cocoa and Jive Granite. The top five leathers were Galveston Vintage, Salvador Black Oak, Galveston Firebrand, Ryder Cognac and Salvador Asphalt.

Thank you to all who visited our Plaza Suites showroom and thanks for your continued support of England Furniture products. We take our commitment to our customers seriously. We honor that commitment by consistently introducing product relevant to the current marketplace. See you in High Point next October, if not before in Vegas!

England Furniture Showcases New Offerings at High Point Market

It’s another exciting Spring season for England Furniture at the High Point Market:  the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world!

Explore some of the new offerings from England Furniture being shown at High Point Market this week:

England Furniture 2S00 Series with 810 motion chair

England Furniture 2S00 Series with 810 motion chair

England Furniture 4J00N Series with 1237 chair

England Furniture 4J00N Series with 1237 chair

England Furniture 4N00 Sectional with 2400-81 storage ottoman

England Furniture 4N00 Sectional with 2400-81 storage ottoman

England Furniture 4R00 Series

England Furniture 4R00 Series

England Furniture 4T00 Sectional with 760 motion chair and 3570 storage ottoman

England Furniture 4T00 Sectional with 760 motion chair and 3570 storage ottoman

England Furniture 4X00 Series

England Furniture 4X00 Series

England Furniture 5K00N Series with 4K04N Chair and a half with a 4544 twin sleeper

England Furniture 5K00N Series with 4K04N Chair and a half with a 4544 twin sleeper

Versatility of Sectional Sofas

From an interior design perspective, few pieces of furniture are as versatile as sectional sofas. People who have lots of different setups in mind for their living rooms – or sitting rooms – will find England Furniture sectional sofas are a great, flexible choice. These are sofas that people can easily reshape according to their own needs and the look that they’re going for, because sectional sofas are made from multiple pieces that can be rearranged.

England Furniture Leah Sectional

England Furniture Leah Sectional

The sections of these sofas are often going to form ninety-degree angles. As such, it is going to be that much easier to wedge them into relatively small spaces. People often have unused corners in their rooms. Filling these corners is sometimes tricky, because a lot of furniture just is not shaped for that purpose. Sectional sofas really are. People can arrange their sectional sofas so they fill the corners of their rooms, giving them more space than they would have been able to enjoy if the sofas had been placed closer to the middle of the room. Since sectional sofas can be rearranged so much more easily, people are going to have an even simpler time making them work in almost any room.

People can also use sectional sofas to fill out empty space in very large rooms. The right angles that sectional sofas can form will sometimes make it look like people are creating little islands in their rooms, especially if those sectional sofas are paired with coffee tables and end tables. People who have this setup can create very comfortable and efficient sitting areas.

Since sectional sofas manage to look good in rooms of any size for different reasons, they’re automatically going to be much more versatile than many of the other sofas that people will choose today. Sectional sofas are very much in style in an age where people are favoring furniture that is going to be practical and versatile. If people have to move for any reason, their sectional sofas will look just as good in their new homes. If people need to remodel or redecorate, they’re not going to have to buy new sofas if they have their sectional sofas. People’s lives change, and they need to have furniture that is going to make those changes relatively easy.

 

England Furniture Reviews Xavier Collection

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When a distinguished silhouette is mixed with a little fun, the result is a little something for everyone. Our England Furniture Xavier silhouette boasts a tight back, shapely arm, block leg, and simple welted front rail. Choose your covers and have it at home in 30 days or less. Available as a sofa, loveseat, chair, ottoman, and queen sleeper.

England Furniture Reviews Thomas Sectional

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The inviting aura of our England Furniture Thomas sectional has the ability to make a vast space feel intimate and cozy. From its crescent arm and generous scale to its extremely comfortable seat and wooden block leg, this sectional does no wrong! Make it truly reflect your style when you check out an England Furniture swatch rack and make your fabric selections. Multiple sectional pieces are available including a chaise and cuddler.

England Furniture Readies for Spring High Point Market

England Furniture Spring High Point Market

The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world. Twice a year it brings over 75,000 people to High Point, NC. England Furniture will be attending the Spring Market again this year from April 16th – 20th.

Stay tuned for future posts exploring some of our High Point Market previews.

Get ready for “Next Generation England!”

Meet La-Z-Boy Logistics

La-Z-Boy Logistics, Inc. and La-Z-Boy Transportation have pooled their resources to deliver the best freight delivery services and the best driver opportunities available.

You can contact La-Z-Boy Logistics, Inc.to inquire about their tremendous employment opportunities for drivers.

  • Our delivery performance is top-rate
  • Our drivers are uniformed professionals
  • Our equipment is state-of-the-art

England Furniture truck - LaZBoy Logistics

La-Z-Boy Logistics, Inc. was formed several years ago from England Transportation to service the transportation needs of England Furniture and to provide general freight backhaul services.  Until LADD Transporation merged with La-Z-Boy Incorporated in 1999, La-Z-Boy Transportation (LZBT) was a private fleet owned by LADD Transportation.

In 2005, both fleets were combined under one, single management structure. This allowed for better efficiency and the ability to respond quickly to logistical needs for La-Z-Boy as well as for freight customers.

The combined fleet utilizes state-of-the-art equipment with 100% air-ride, reefer and soft-side trailer availability, location-based (GPS) routing and messaging, new or nearly new trucks, and the very best delivery performance in the furniture industry.

Flooring Ideas for the Perfect Living Room

england furniture reviews flooringYour living room flooring doesn’t exist to merely keep people from falling into your basement. Rather flooring is as an important piece of your living room. Here are some short-cut ideas for making your living room flooring spectacular:

On a Budget

Marazzi is just one example of a hard floor that presents itself more beautifully than its price suggests. Their Travisiano collection, for example, is a perfect representation of a travertine tile floor, but made with materials much more affordable for such a look. Strong, durable, and able to be cleaned back to brand-new condition for years. The timeless travertine look is perfect for any room as the color selection is always fresh, clean, and neutral.

Carpeting or Area Rugs?

As a compliment to any kind of hard floor, area rugs can change the look of a floor, even if they are just a few smaller rugs of the same pattern or style. With hard flooring such as tile, stone, or hardwood, a light colored area rug to go in front of the sofa and/or under coffee tables brings a bright fresh accent to darker colored floors. Children in the home might call for a darker rug to better hide crumbs and spills.

Wall-to-wall carpeting is always the most comfortable on the feet. Remember to have padding installed beneath your wall-to-wall carpet. Your arches will thank you. Depending on your style, shaggy or tight weave is available, as are many different patterns and textures. Choose what feels right for you.

Hello Porcelain!

According to some top architects in Scandinavia, traditional porcelain flooring is now being hailed as an option for living spaces. Porcelain has the slick-sheened beauty as marble, and reacts beautifully to a good waxing. Its reflective nature re-presents all of the beauty of your room décor and is perfect in style and cost to a room intending on featuring area rugs.

Your flooring will finish off the presentation of your living room, and the price of these options leaves much more in the budget for other furniture and floor coverings. Only you can decide what’s just right, but we hope that these tips will help you get there.

Living Room Design Ideas for 2016

england furniture 2016 living room design
The term “living room” can mean a number of different things to different people. For some, a living room is an informal and social space for everyday living – the room with the comfiest sofas, biggest television. The room where everyone relaxes day-to-day.

Other living rooms are formal and only meant to be used for entertaining guests and may take on a more “hands-off!” standing in the house.

Here are some ideas which can be used in both types of living room:

Adorn Your Walls With Your Own Style

Choose the style that’s right for the room which will serve as your social space. If modern is more your style, then white or off-white walls, clean lines and curves, a small number of meaningful minimalist art, and photographs in sleek lacquered frames might be more to your liking. If traditional is more your style, then art and photographs in classic wood frames against a more darkly colored wall or darkly hued wooden panels may be more suitable to your comfort level.

Everything Must Compliment Everything

If you are going with a particular style on the walls, make sure that your furniture colors are mutually complimentary. The style, of course, is important. But not as important as keeping the color scheme correct. An older style of sofa can look modern in a modern styled room if the colors go together properly. Pillows, throws, and carpets should all go with the theme of the room, as set by the wall coverings.

Create a Focal Point

To help anchor the room, there should be some sort of a focal point. If television is a large part of your use of your living room, consider a large piece of art, a sculpture, or large dry flower arrangements on either side.

With these pointers, your living room will be a comfortable, relaxing sanctuary from the rest of the world where you, your loved ones, and your comforts reside.

England Furniture Reviews Las Vegas Market (Jan 2016)

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The recent Las Vegas Furniture Market proved to be a huge success for England, Inc. Attendance was up 97% over January 2015 and orders written were up 76% over the same time period last year. While several factors, including a much larger showroom, may have contributed to the increases, England Furniture has made the commitment to a greater presence in the western part of the US. That effort, by all measures, seems to be working.

While many things may be done to attract buyers to our show space, ultimately it’s the product, service, and delivery that keeps customers happy. In these three arenas, England Furniture does not fall short. Most of our new products received double-digit placements and commitments.

From our current lineup, the England Furniture 2880 Sectional was the top seller in stationary. In motion, it was England Furniture 3A00. The leather best seller was the 2R00AL. The favorite sleepers were the 300 and 900 styles. In accent pieces, multiple sku versions of the 2910 style took 4 of the top 15 places. The most popular fabric at the market was Desire Mushroom followed closely by Grande Leather. Stallone Branch was the top leather.

As our graphic proclaims, we are grateful to you for visiting our space and letting us show you the product that we are proud to display. We look forward to seeing you again in July/August.

 

England Furniture Reviews the Norbit Collection

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Our England Furniture Norbit collection is a plush and practical casual silhouette that will look great in any home. This large scaled sectional features a generous rolled arm outlined by a simple welt, an unattached back, and a deep seat cushion. Not only does it look great, but it’s super comfortable too and will instantly become the highlight of your home!