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How to Choose the Right Living Room Furniture

If you are moving into a new home, redecorating or just simply want a change of scenery, picking your living room furniture can be a bit of a nightmare if you have to choose a style that matches everyone’s taste.

Do you go with modern or antique reproduction furniture? Bright colours or more subdued? Well one of the easiest ways to narrow down your choice is by choosing the right materials that suits your room. As with many homes, each room has its own particular character that puts out a certain vibe or a mood. Depending on the colour scheme, the furniture layout and even the shape of the room, finding the living room furniture that will pair perfectly with your home is often a tricky task.
Spend some time looking through interior decorating magazines to get a good idea of the style you want to achieve, but don’t make the style look out of place in your room, especially if you have any period sconces or wall panelling.
Measure Your Room to Ensure A Complimentary Scale
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Tips On How To Organise Your Outdoor Furniture

Decorating and organising an interior can be a real challenge; you’ve got to think about colour, furniture and of course the overall atmosphere that you want to create. But when you think about your outdoor area, it poses some of same challenges. Usually there are rules and guidelines when it comes to decorating indoors, but often there’s no road-map when you’re doing so outside! If you’re looking at ways to arrange your outdoor furniture that will best suit your environment but you’re not sure where to start, some of these tips might just help you out.
Accessories Are the Key
One of things you’ll want to keep in mind that often makes your outdoor area work and binds the pieces together are the accessories and other decorative items you utilise. This can include a huge range of items! Some of our favourites are unique lighting options (lamps, lanterns can work really well), pot-plants, umbrellas, vases, ceramic tables and hammocks. These items can really bring it all together and add…

Five Of The Best Uses Of Mahogany Wood

Mahogany remains one of the most sought after kinds of hardwoods in the world, and can be used in a variety of different ways. Coming from various species native to the Americas, the wood is often recognisable for its beautiful reddish-brown colour. Interestingly, mahogany wood is also remarkably durable and some varieties are resistant to pests and rot compared to other hardwoods. This makes it a highly versatile wood that is used in many different ways. This article will go into a few of the best.
Furniture
Without a doubt, one of the most effective and rewarding uses of mahogany is in the production of furniture. It is particularly popular today in the construction of antique reproduction furniture, as it has a certain grand look to it that fits this requirement to a tree. In fact, a great deal of genuine antique furniture we see in homes today is made of mahogany. This is because traditional mahogany furniture are very beautiful to look at and takes the standard of your home into …

Three Important Furniture Styles In Use Today

It’s quite obvious that the furniture used in a house is very important, not only in helping the home feel comfortable but also creating the right atmosphere and mood. Furniture choices need to be made to fit the style of your home, the paint colours and other stylistic elements. There are a number of furniture styles to choose from, which can be used to convey different moods. This article will go through a few of the most widely used furniture styles and their defining characteristics.

Modern and Contemporary
Contemporary furniture refers to a rather broad style of furniture that became popular after the 1900‘s. Generally, it’s characterised by its combination of various materials, including leather, steel and vinyl, as well as chromatic and tubular metals. The overall appearance is sleek and smooth, often with sharp, fine edges. In fact, the style is quite simple compared to others.
There are countless examples of famous contemporary furniture. The Barcelona and Wassily chairs are …

Top 7 Desks for Office

If you are in the market for new office furniture, one of the first things you may want to change is the humble office desk. There are a multitude of styles out there with features to make your office work easier, but which is the right desk for you? Choosing the type of desk you need for the type of work that you do is the best way to find the perfect desk for your office. In this article we will present 7 different types of office desk that have proven the most popular in offices across the country.
1. The Computer Desk  As time changes, so do modern desks, the humble computer desk was created as personal computers moved into the home and out of the offices. The majority of people have some sort of computer desk or base unit in their home that provides them with a simple and elegant workstation to work on their computer. If your work has you periodically sitting at a computer, then a simple computer desk with an efficient layout may be your best bet.
2. The Executive Desk
These gra…

How to Clean Traditional Mahogany Furniture

If you have a collection of beautiful traditional mahogany furniture, you may be wary of how to clean and treat the wood without damaging the surface. Mahogany differs somewhat from other woods in its grain, structure and density, and when it comes to cleaning, this type of wood needs its own special treatment, especially as an antique piece.

Cleaning your antique mahogany furniture depends on why it needs to be cleaned and the types of stains that have been left on the surface. For simple dusting, a microfiber cloth is recommended for wooden surfaces as its super soft texture will not harm the wood in any way. When using any cleaning solution, ensure that it is intended specifically for wooden surfaces, and in this case mahogany.

Dust on a regular basis Dusting on a regular basis will help the build-up of dirt and grime, as the dust in the air will have nothing to cling to, and polishing the wood can even act as a dust repellent when antistatic surface sprays are involved.

One of the b…

Guide to Buying Wicker Outdoor Furniture

If you want to enjoy your garden at its best then investing in high quality outdoor furniture is the only way to create your very own outdoor living space the whole year around. With a huge range of furniture types to choose from, your best place to start is with the type of construction material used such as steel, teak or iron, or wicker. This article will explore the reasons why wicker garden furniture has taken the outdoor living lifestyle by storm. Wicker is a great material for outdoor furniture for a number of reasons, but most notably in recent years it is the classic look that makes the biggest impact on style. Wicker comes in a number of different shades to enjoy and whilst being available in synthetic and authentic wicker wood weaves, it has proven popular as one of the most varied designed types of garden furniture available.
Durable fiber structure

Wicker is a woven fibre that is highly stylised in the way it looks, but due to its woven technique is able to be crafted int…