Icey & Cool Winter Colors

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As the cold weather is here to stay for a while, adding cool, subtle colors to a room can help make the winter months a little more bearable. Colors like icy blues and cool grays are trending among the interior design industry, and they make a room feel inviting. That being said, adding pops of color is a must to help soften the cool look.

England Furniture has many pieces that fit the cool, calm and collected vibe you might be going for.

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Valerie Chair (left) and Loren Chair (right)

Swivel chairs are the perfect fit for those with an open floor concept. They are also highly recommended for those with hardwood floors since traditional chairs can easily scratch the wood. Swivel chairs provide friends and family with the convenience of moving around without having to get up and change positions.

For more design inspiration, we are always sharing fun ideas on the England Furniture Facebook page!

Questions to Ask When Buying Furniture

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The furniture buying process can be dizzying considering the array of options, vast numbers of brands to choose from, and salespeople who may not always have your best interests at heart. Before you purchase a piece of furniture, be sure you know answers to the following questions:

What is the frame made of?

A high-quality furniture frame that will last for years to come should be made of hardwood. At England, we use three quarter or seven eighths inch frame grade plywood reinforced with hardwood. Manufacturers that cut corners will use just plywood, which can easily fall apart after some wear and tear.

What spring type is in this piece?

Furniture that uses wide-loop springs exerts significantly less pressure on the frame. They also cover more surface area, so fewer springs can be used in the seat. All this means less pressure on the frame. Less pressure means you don’t have to use as much or the same quality of material in your frame. Look for furniture that has narrow loop springs to give the cushion more support, which results in a longer lasting seating surface.

What type of cardboard is used throughout the arm?

Many manufacturers use 0.054 thick cardboard. This thickness is unlikely to hold up to years of leaning and sitting on sofa arms. Ensure that the cardboard is at least 0.090 throughout.

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Is there spring back support?

The answer to this should be yes. Springs reinforce the cushions, which keep them uniform for the lifetime of the sofa. Many manufacturers cut costs by eliminating springs and replacing with sheeted material. Without any give, cushions easily flatten over time.

Are cushion casings upholstered on both sides?

In order to maintain sofa cushions for years, it’s important to rotate cushions every so often. Rotating ensures both sides of the cushion distribute the force more evenly. Many manufacturers only upholster one side of the cushion to cut costs, which can speed up the rate at which your sofa ages.

England Furniture goes above and beyond to offer high quality furniture without cutting corners. Each of their pieces fulfills all of the above qualifications, so you know you can rely on the piece to stand the test of time. Read more about what’s inside England Furniture.

What’s Underneath the Fabric Matters

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All too often, shoppers base their furniture choices off of 3 different things: price, comfort and fabric. When really, what is underneath the fabric is the factor that will decide what is the best bang for your buck. Not only that, but furniture that is cheaply made will last only a few years, if you’re lucky.

Quality

England Furniture is committed to crafting quality, durable furniture that is built to last for years to come. Over 350,000 pieces of furniture are manufactured by England Furniture each year and we take pride and responsibility for every single one of those pieces not only being expertly crafted, but also being on time, every time to customers.

Material

To build the furniture, England Furniture uses three quarter and seven eighths inch frame-grade plywood. The frame is the most important part to building furniture that lasts a lifetime in terms of strength and durability. Since the frame acts as the rock to the entire piece, there are fourteen computerized routers to ensure each frame is cut to perfection.

Strength

Along with the frame, the arms to sofas and chairs are also built with the same type of plywood unlike many furniture manufacturers looking to cut corners. The plywood is reinforced with hardwood to ensure strength.

This is just the beginning of the manufacturing process, and to learn more, visit the England Furniture Factory Tour site!

The Design Twins Incorporate a Bold Pattern

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Balancing an accent wall and bold chairs is no easy feat. The Design Twins, tell us on their blog why they chose England Furniture. For them it came down to quality and style choice. Twins Julie and Jodie mention how England Furniture offers one of the best furniture warranties and how important it was for them that England Furniture is made in America. On their blog, they show how to make the hot new décor trends work by using the Tara Sofa and the Singleton Arm chairs from England Furniture.

The Tara Sofa gives a casual style while its tall tapered wood leg give it a more modern look. They paired this modern and casual sofa with two Singleton Arm chairs with the Mara Blue pattern, which they thought was a bold design move. As the saying goes, “the greater the risk the greater the potential is for reward!” The petite scale of the Singleton Arm chair is the perfect choice if you don’t want the chair to impact your personal space.

Why “Our Vintage Nest” blogger chose Rosalie by England Furniture

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A favorite among many interior decorators is the Rosalie sofa. With its elegant rolled arms and wooden legs, this sofa has a lot of character. It comes with cushions that are upholstered on both sides, which gives you the ability to flip cushions. Something Alicia from Our Vintage Nest really appreciated with her Rosalie sofas were the details. She wrote on her blog how her sofas from the Rosalie Collection from England Furniture has a classic look, with just the right curves. She also mentioned how happy she was with the choice of fabric.

For Alicia’s home, she chose the fabric called Benavento Linen, which is not only a pretty color, but she also describes how she requested her fabric to be scotch guarded and how it really worked to protect from stains. Alicia had already experienced a few accidents, as a mom of two, and spills came up with ease. This sofa comes with the opportunity to choose from over 400 fabrics, so you can find just the color that suits your needs the best.

Benefits of Buying American-Made Furniture

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If you aim to buy American and support local business, you might be thinking about finding a furniture manufacturer right in the United States. There is no shortage of talented craftsmen in America, and England Furniture has taken advantage of that by setting up shop right in Tennessee. Here are just some benefits of buying American-made furniture.

American Jobs
Helping out fellow Americans is as easy as buying American-made products. In fact, England Furniture recently announced an expansion to their factory in Tennessee where 200 new jobs are being created.

Environmentally Friendly
The amount of gas and diesel burned to ship furniture from overseas is staggering–and it will take more gasoline yet to get that furniture into your home. Less smog in the air is a win for everyone!

Fast Manufacturing
England Furniture has been known for their expedient manufacturing processes since the 1960’s. In three weeks or less, England Furniture gets orders out the door, so you can have your customized piece quick!

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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″

England Furniture Creates 200 Jobs in Tennessee

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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. Learn more about this announcement at England Furniture: Creating 200 Jobs & Expanding.

Three Easy Ways to Welcome Springtime Indoors

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Letting that warm springtime feeling inside after a cold winter is one of the best parts of the seasons changing. Welcome the sunshine indoors by refreshing your space. Spring cleaning is more than just dusting—think about starting the new season with a better living room furniture set!

1. Clean
Spring cleaning can become a fun family tradition. Get some music playing, assign tasks, and get the whole family in a cleaning competition!

2. Use Your Green Thumb
Add some plants into your space. Humans are naturally drawn to nature, and adding a vivacious green plant—real or fake—can help bring the budding branches indoors.

3. Furniture Update
Store away heavy blankets and transition into the light, airy feeling of spring. Swap out those dark, heavy curtains with light, sheer ones! If you are considering a new piece of furniture, you will want one that can easily transition through all seasons. The light gray upholstery on this England Furniture Monroe Sectional (pictured) can look chic in any season.

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Sectional Dimensions:
Width 124″
Depth 125″
Height 35″
Seat Depth 22″

Creating Balance in Interior Design

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Redecorating your space can be fun and refreshing–especially with Spring approaching. With so many ideas online, it can be easy to become overwhelmed by pieces that look like they go together, but don’t quite look right in your space. One trick interior designers turn to when laying out a space is a principle of design: balance.

Balance can help you determine where something “goes”. Whether you’ve purchased a new piece of furniture, or you’re just adding in a new lamp, balance can guide your design decisions.

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.

Pictured here is a great example of asymmetrical balance. You can see how the weight of the room is balanced out by a small side table and a tall, skinny lamp. The Malibu sectional’s chaise balances with the other side of the sofa.

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Pictured here is a great example of asymmetrical balance. You can see how the weight of the room is balanced out by a small side table and a skinny tall lamp. The Malibu sectional’s chaise balances with the other side of the sofa.

Check out the Malibu Sectional by England Furniture.

Dimensions:
Width 148″
Depth 106″
Height 38″

A Unique Sectional

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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

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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

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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

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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″

Gray Tufted Sofa

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The gray tufted sofa is a trendy, sophisticated style to incorporate into a contemporary space. However, since many people are looking for this type of sofa, cut-rate manufacturers are producing gray tufted sofas that won’t last. England Furniture believes that furniture should be high quality with fair prices—and each peace is made in America.

The Brody Sofa in this gray color might just be the gray tufted sofa of your dreams. Its dark tapered legs contrast with the soft tufted back and rounded tops. England Furniture is comfortable, stylish and will last your family for years to come. While there are so many reasons to love this gray tufted sofa, this sofa comes in a wide variety of colors and textures.

Dimensions:

Width 81″

Depth 38″

Height 36″

Seat Width 72″

Seat Depth 22″

Seat Height 21″

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Twin Sleeper Sofa

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The twin sleeper sofa is just what you need if you’re short on space but need a comfortable place to offer a guest. Perfect for the living room, a child’s room or if you don’t need the bulk of having a queen or full sleeper sofa, a twin sleeper sofa might be the perfect fit. Here are other ways you could use a twin sleeper sofa:

Chair and a Half

The twin sleeper sofa is wide enough to be a chair and a half so you’ll have enough space for you and a pet to hang out and watch tv. Otherwise, it’s a comfortable place to cuddle up in a blanket and watch your favorite shows.

Kid’s Room

A twin sleeper sofa is great for a kid’s room because it can double as a place for your child’s friend to sleep, as well as a chair you both can share to read stories together. Fold it out when hosting a sleepover, and tuck it back for story time.

The Seabury Twin Sleeper (pictured) by England Furniture provides all the comfort and convenience you could ever want in a twin sleeper sofa. With hundreds of fabrics to choose from, you can have the twin sleeper sofa of your dreams.

Dimensions:
Width 54″
Depth 37″
Height 35″
Seat Width 38″
Seat Depth 21″
Seat Height 21″

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Black Leather Sectional

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When the Little Black Dress was popularized by Coco Chanel, she intended for it to be classic and sophisticated. One could describe the black leather sectional in the same way. The Miller Sectional by England Furniture has this same type of elegance; although it has a more contemporary feel.

High quality leather will stand the test of time—which is why England Furniture is built to last. Each piece is manufactured in Tennessee and can be in your home thirty days after ordering. Getting this stunning piece of furniture in your house can happen quicker than you may think.

From the solid pyramid legs to the high arms and low back, this black leather sectional is truly unique. The tufted back adds another level of sophistication that can fit beautifully in a mod space.

Dimensions:

Width 80″

Depth 108″

Height 31″

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Modern Leather Recliner

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When searching for the modern leather recliner of your dreams, you’ll see a dizzying array of furniture. It might be easy to get sucked into purchasing cheap furniture that won’t last, but if you’re looking for value, England Furniture’s Murray Arm Chair in this black leather does just that.

This piece has high, lightly colored wood legs that serve as the support of comfortable box seat and back cushions. This modern leather recliner also can be purchased with power reclining capabilities. With over forty leathers to choose from, you can find the perfect color.

England Furniture is made in America and uses high quality materials in every piece. Best of all, England Furniture is delivered to your home in 30 days or less. That means you’ll be relaxing into this modern leather recliner sooner than you think!

Check out this piece or another modern leather recliner by England Furniture.

Dimensions:
Width 32″

Depth 36″

Height 38″

Seat Width 20″

Seat Depth 22″

Seat Height 20″

Designing A Room Around a White Leather Sofa

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Integrating leather furniture into your living room doesn’t have to be a challenge. When putting together a room, it can always be helpful to establish the feel that you’re hoping to evoke in the room—is the tone light and airy or more industrial?

If you’re going for a more industrial look like the space the Lyons Sofa 2Y05ALN is positioned in, consider surrounding it with pieces that will help it pop. The furniture and details around the sofa are lighter grays. A white leather sofa would also look great on gray wood paneled flooring.

To see more hues of white and cream-colored leather sofas, visit the England Furniture website.

Dimensions

Width 89″

Depth 38″

Height 36″

Seat Depth 21″

Seat Height 20″

American Leather Furniture

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If the term “Made in America” is important to you, then the England Furniture Company is who you can trust for quality furniture that will stand the test of time. England Furniture produces each piece in the foothills of Tennessee, and was created in 1964 with the goal in mind of employing hardworking Americans.

Classic American leather furniture is embodied by the River West Chair in leather. This piece is timeless with straight, refined features like the track arm. This chair is finished off with a beautiful light brown leather. In the River West Collection, you can also find a loveseat, sofa, ottoman, sectional and queen sleeper.

Dimensions

Width 37″

Depth 38″

Height 36″

Seat Depth 21″

Seat Height 20″

Arranging A Small Living Room

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If you have a small living room, here are several ways to utilize your space so that you don’t feel cramped, yet you can fit everything in one spot. Here are some tips on arranging a small living room:

Go with a Loveseat

A loveseat is typically shorter than a sofa is, so that can be a huge space saver. Loveseats can also be paired with a great ottoman like this England Furniture Betty Storage Ottoman (pictured). It is compact, and you can store away anything from blankets to board games. Furniture with storage built in is another way to utilize your space effectively.

Mirrors

Mirrors positioned opposite to windows or hallways can make a space feel bigger than it actually is. It brings more light in to a room and has the effect of creating more space.

Before you start arranging, use painter’s tape to outline where you want furniture to go—this will save you a considerable amount of effort as you start rearranging.

Ottoman Dimensions:

Width 42″

Depth 28″

Height 19”