Living Rooms for Kids

England Furniture Kid Friendly Living Room Baby

Kids are a true blessing in life, but they can also introduce a bit of chaos in your home – especially your living rooms.  We recently posted an article exploring how to create a child-friendly living room on our England Furniture What’s Inside website.

Kid-friendly upholstered furniture is a good step in the right direction.  As a rule, darker fabrics tend to hold up better than lighter fabrics, and leather sofas are good choices for homes with kids.

Read more about some kid-friendly tips and tricks in our England Furniture post

The Dimension Charcoal Rug from England Furniture

England Furniture Dimension Charcoal rug

 

The Dimension Collection of rugs from England Furniture features various patterns placed on top of a solid color background. By blending contemporary designs and shearing into the patterns, the Dimension Collection makes the ornate designs shine. All Dimension Collection rugs draw the eye to the intricate display and the England Furniture Dimension Charcoal Rug provides you with a neutral, versatile option that works great in any room.

DIMENSIONS
Length 8′
Width 5′

CONSTRUCTION AND ERGONOMICS
Construction Hand Tufted

OTHER DETAILS
Brand England
Category Floor Coverings
Collection Dimension
Description Dimension V-1001 Charcoal 5 x 8 Rectangle
SKU Dimension V-1001 Charcoal
Type Rugs

England Furniture Company Palace 1739 Ivory Rug

England Furniture 1739 Palace Ivory rug

This gorgeous England Furniture carpet is hand-tufted in India using dense 100% plush wool. The fashionable color-ways, along with subtle abrash styling, make this England Furniture carpet collection quite intriguing. Agra rugs present elegant allover designs along with centralized or medallion patterns. This rug utilizes draws on a rich palette of classical Indian and Persian carpets – along with soft, earthy tones. The traditional all-over Agra patterns create a look that is both casual and fashionable and perfect for many rooms in your home.

DIMENSIONS
Length 8′ 9″
Width 5′ 9″

CONSTRUCTION & ERGONOMICS
Construction Hand Tufted

OTHER DETAILS
Brand England
Category Floor Coverings
Collection Palace
Description Palace 1739 Ivory – Ivory 5 x 8 Rectangle
SKU Palace 1739 Ivory – Ivory
Type Rugs

England Furniture Explores 5 of Our Favorite Iconic Chairs

We love creating quality, stylish chairs for all of our England Furniture customers, but we realize that some of the most famous chairs did not come out of the England Furniture plants nestled in the hills of Tennessee.  In this article we’re naming some our most favorite iconic chairs.

 

TEngland Furniture Iconic Chairs - Lincoln Memorialhe Lincoln Memorial

An American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, the Lincoln Memorial has Lincoln sitting on a chair that is 19 feet tall, 19 feet wide and made of 28 separate blocks of white Georgia marble.

 

 

 

 

England Furniture Iconic Chairs Whistlers Mothers ChairWhistler’s Mother’s Chair

Whistler’s Mother, is an oil painting by the American-born painter James McNeill Whistler who painted it in 1871.  The painting of Whistler’s mother in her chair is one of the most famous works by an American artist outside the United States.

 

 

 

 

 

England Furniture Iconic Chairs - Captain Kirks ChairCaptain Kirk’s Chair

As captain of the starship Enterprise, Captain Kirk needed a place to make all of those tough decisions and his Starfleet-issued captain’s chair was the perfect place. It was a bold, confident, sci-fi, man-cave-ready kind of chair and replicas of it can still be found among Trekkies and Trek conventions everywhere.  Kirk’s chair sold for a cool $304,000 in 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

England Furniture Iconic Chairs - Thomas Jefferson Swivel ChairJefferson’s Swivel Chair

He may be standing in his memorial, but this author of the Declaration of Independence was also the creator of the swivel chair.  The swivel chair a chair with a single central leg that allows the seat to rotate 360 degrees to the right or left.  Jefferson’s swivel chair is now in the possession of the American Philosophical Society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

England Furniture Iconic Chairs - Coronation ChairCoronation Chair

Any chair can be a place for a special moment in our lives, but England’s coronation chair is for extremely special occasions!  The high-backed, Gothic-style armchair was carved from oak between 1297 and 1300 by carpenter Walter of Durham.  With the exception of Queen Mary II, all crowned English and British monarchs have been seated in this chair at the moment of their coronation since the 14th century.

 

The Right TV for Your Living Room

Watching television is a great source of entertainment and is often relaxing. Choosing the right TV size to go with your living room can be, however, anything but entertaining and relaxing!  There are at least four factors you should consider before making a purchase:  room size, the primary intended use of the room, TV resolution, and price.

Room size

While some people always take the “bigger is better” approach, it’s ideal to first consider the size of your living room.   Ultimately, the size of your new television should be is directly proportional to your room size. Small livings rooms should have a smaller TV, and bigger rooms can have a larger TV.  Related to this point is a formula that can help you determine the correct TV size for your space.   The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers recommends the following:

Distance to Viewer (inches) ÷ 1.6 = Diagonal Length of Screen (inches)

Measure the distance between where most people will sit when watching the TV up to the TV itself (don’t include the stand or wall mount, only the TV).  Take that number and divide it by 1.6   The number provided will indicate the diagonal length of the TV you should consider.  Many suggest it’s okay to go a bit bigger, but don’t go to much smaller.

Viewing angles are another important consideration when considering room size.  Ideally, the television should be placed parallel to your eyes, with no more than a 15-degree angle up or down and no more than a 40-degree angle to the left or right.  Consider where your TV will go in relations to the various chairs and seats in your room and plan accordingly.

England Furniture Living Room TV Size

Room use

Not everyone uses their living room the same way.  Some people live in their living rooms and have the TV on constantly.  Others tend to use it primarily for reading or entertaining with the television typically being off.  Still other people lie somewhere in between.  Before making a new television purchase be honest with yourself regarding how often you intend to use it.  Also make sure your intended television size complements all the other furnishings in your living room.

 

TV Resolution

Not all HDTVs are the same, but the screen resolution becomes more important as the screen becomes larger.  For an HDTV that is 40 inches or smaller, a 720p resolution may be sufficient.  Once you get to a 50-inch screen or larger, you will start to see a definite difference between 720p and 1080p.  Make sure the television you choose is not only the correct size, but the correct resolution as well.

 

Price

Finally, the price is an important factor for most people.  Again, the television is only ONE piece in your living room and families need to have a budget for other living room furnishings such as chairs, sofas, end tables, coffee tables, etc.  Rule #1:  Don’t spend your entire budget on a big TV!

 

 

England Furniture Company Bel Air 5080A-9 Blue Rug

England Furniture Company Bel Air 5080A-9 Blue rug

 

Blue is a color associated with trust, honesty, and loyalty.  It’s also a color that calms the psyche and reminds us of the sky and ocean.  This blue England Furniture Company rug is a wonderful choice when you’re seeking to create a peaceful atmosphere in your room.

DIMENSIONS
Length 8′
Width 5′

CONSTRUCTION & ERGONOMICS
Construction Hand Tufted

OTHER DETAILS
Brand England
Category Floor Coverings
Collection Bel Air
Description Bel Air 5080A-9 Blue 5 x 7.8 Rectangle
SKU Bel Air 5080A-9 Blue
Type Rugs

Modern Living Room Ideas

England Furniture Modern Living Room IdeasLiving rooms are the center of many households. They represent places for entertaining, entertainment, and relaxation. It’s no wonder that many people focus their attention on decorating their living rooms and living rooms with a modern design remains a popular choice. Modern living rooms are typically defined as sleek and smooth designs, but can be customized across a wide range of individual tastes. Here are some ideas you can consider if you’re developing a modern look in your living room.

  • Modern designs are  often simple, spacious, elegant, and calm.
  • Modern designs are often “airy.”  Lucite dining chairs, an open-weave coffee table, and an unobstructed wall of windows are a few ways to keep the room from feeling too cramped.
  • The use of accent walls is one way of created a modern living room.
  • Create a living room with neutral colors.  This can become an easy canvas that allows for pops of color that can be changed with the seasons.
  • Cool touches of metal can give your living room a sophisticated air.
  • A room filled with white and light is a common way to create a modern look.
  • Create a dynamic seating arrangement by placing two sofas back-to-back in the center of the living room.
  • There’s also the question “Where should I put the TV?”  Try placing it in a corner so the flow of the room is uninterrupted and the room remains an “airy” feel.
  • A mix of polished and unfinished wood pieces, along with a neutral shade on the wall, can make a living room feel modern and chic.
  • Create a modern space by throwing caution to the wind.  Mix in a bunch of different patterns together for a lively look. Be sure to pick complimentary colors,

England Furniture Company Bel Air 5080A-5 Green Rug

England Furniture Company Bel Air 5080-A Green rug

 

The color of Nature, this green England Furniture Company rug is a great choice for anyone who is seeking to introduce balance, rebirth, tranquility, or prosperity into their environment.

DIMENSIONS
Length 8′
Width 5′

CONSTRUCTION & ERGONOMICS
Construction Hand Tufted

OTHER DETAILS
Brand England
Category Floor Coverings
Collection Bel Air
Description Bel Air 5080A-5 Green 5 x 7.8 Rectangle
SKU Bel Air 5080A-5 Green
Type Rugs

Living Room Staging Tip and Tricks

If you are planning to put your house on the market it’s important to understand the basics of staging.  When it comes to staging rooms, and arranging furniture, there are often personalized and subjective choices to be made.  Generally speaking, however, the goal is to highlight your home’s strengths and to downplay its weaknesses.  Doing so will help to appeal to the greatest possible number of prospective buyers.  Consider some of these general guidelines from England Furniture as you begin to stage your living room.

Light it up!
Make sure you have light sources all around the room and that every corner gets attention. Keep light balanced. If, for example, you have end tables on either side of your sofa, have matching lamps on either side.

Pack it up!
Pack up unnecessary furniture (and personal items) before you show the house to prospective buyers. An overpacked living room is a warning sign to buyers that your home lacks storage space. Move furniture to your garage or a storage facility. Many professional stagers prepped for market by taking away almost half of the owner’s furnishings, and the house looks much bigger as a result. You don’t necessarily need to cut that much, but be sure to take some pieces out of the room.

England Furniture Living Room Staging Tips

Bring it in!
There’s a common belief that living rooms will appear larger if all of the furniture is up against the walls. This isn’t true! If necessary, furnish your living room by keeping furniture away from walls. Create a cozy, conversational area with your sofa and chairs in the center. Place pieces so that the traffic flow in a room is obvious. Symmetrical arrangements usually work well in a living room.

Use Your Rugs Too!
It’s important to show your living room flooring, but you also want to use large area rugs in the living room. A smaller rug will make a small room seem even smaller. Place the rug underneath at least the first set of legs of your couch or chairs to create a cohesive look. Generally speaking, furniture looks better when all the furniture is on them. Need a new area rug? Check out our selection of beautiful England Furniture rugs.

England Furniture Company Bel Air 5059Q-9 Red Rug

England Furniture Company Bel Air 5059Q-9 Red rug

 

Red is the color of energy, heat, activity, passion, love, and joy.   The England Furniture Company Bel Air 5059Q-9 is the perfect choice for anyone who loves the color red!

DIMENSIONS
Length 8′
Width 5′

CONSTRUCTION & ERGONOMICS
Construction Hand Tufted

OTHER DETAILS
Brand England
Category Floor Coverings
Collection Bel Air
Description Bel Air 5059Q-9 Red 5 x 7.8 Rectangle
SKU Bel Air 5059Q-9 Red
Type Rugs