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Guide to Nesting Tables

Guide to Nesting Tables 0

A collection of nesting tables is the perfect space saving device, particularly if your room size is inadequate. You can effortlessly move them about the room depending on your wants, and not have to worry about cluttering up your space. There are so many various styles on offer, and infinite opportunities to decorate them according to your taste.

For a while, the humble nesting table was believed to have gone out of fashion, but we agree to disagree – look no further for our thoughts on how to organize and decorate your own. Once you’ve noticed how versatile they are, they’ll quickly become a staple in your home!

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How to arrange nesting tables
When you imagine an assortment of nesting of tables, it’s possible that you’ll first visualize them in a living room position. Nevertheless, there are numerous different places you can use them!

Why not try using them to:
Substitute nightstands in the bedroom
As kid-size surfaces for playrooms
Showcase makeup and your personal products in the bathroom
Provide additional side tables or spare seats in the living room

Picture this right, you’ve got comfy on the sofa for a relaxing Sunday evening read. Favourite book in your hand, freshly prepared hot chocolate steaming beside you. Exactly when you’re getting cosy, your hot chocolate finishes all over your book. While you don’t have plenty of room to place all your items away safely, it’s a disaster waiting to happen (we’ve all been there, haven't we!). Why not try adjusting your nesting tables in a stepped format, therefore, you’re not taking up heaps of space but you’ve still got lots of separate surfaces to work with.

One of the numerous things concerning space-saving furniture; you can arrange for them to accommodate any occasion. Got some friends coming round? There is no need to agonize about where they can put the many hot drinks you serve them as you’re setting the world to rights – just distribute out your nest of tables and position everyone around the room for easy-access drinks and bites. When you’re done relaxing, simply pop them back in the nest to go back to an insignificant, clean look.

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How to decorate with nesting tables
Frequently the purpose for utilizing a set of nesting tables is to conserve space, yet how can you secure your part of the design without simply making the room appear cluttered? When it comes to decorating your items, the solution is in the details - but attaining a convenient corner where the tables can be used whilst not standing in the way is the biggest difficulty. Then, it’s time to get imaginative with beautiful statement lamps, coffee table books, or other ornaments that you’ve accumulated. This way, you’ll guarantee that they will enhance a feature in itself, and not just a practicality.

As much as we do desire (and need!) the everyday functionality, decorating with nesting tables is an exceptional opportunity to consolidate style and substance, both together. A shortage of space and furniture can so frequently be a cause of distress when it comes to interior design. Limited space = fewer opportunities to get inventive, right? Not so! All you’ve got to do is discover how to decorate them. By experimenting a little with your nest of tables, you’ll be shocked at how many diverse ways you can bring a little embellishment to your favourite functional furniture. Something as easy as arranging them in ascending order in conjunction with having them all piled when not in use will add intriguing levels to your room, and from there it’s up to you with how you beautify them!

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  • Lindsey Brown Burden
Finding The Perfect Storage Solution With Oak Furniture

Finding The Perfect Storage Solution With Oak Furniture 0

Usually, the need for more storage means a significant donation of unearthed and undesired bits and pieces to the charity shop, but there are always bits to hold on to; still in need of a home.

You might need to splash out on some new storage to sneak away some of that confusion that you just can’t bare to part with.

CD and DVD Storage

For the enthusiastic CD or DVD collector, the question of where to store your prized collections is often a difficult one. It’s astonishing how fast they stack up, ending up with several multi-coloured skyscrapers in the corner of the room.

Investing in storage furniture can help you keep your collection neat and tidy. If you like to see your entire collection at all times, perhaps the best option would be to buy a bookcase. We stock traditional cabinets in many different heights and widths to fill any space.

Display Storage Furniture

Some items in the house may not serve a particular purpose, but deserve to be stored and displayed correctly to make the most of their appeal. We all have knick knacks, ornaments, family heirlooms and various odd pieces. If a collection is cluttering up a windowsill, why not have a safer and more appropriate storage solution. Our glazed dressers give you the chance to save your display items from dust and damage by putting them behind glass. Many of our buffets and cabinets also include solid oak cupboard spaces and shelves, to store away items that don’t necessarily need displaying.

Storage Blanket Boxes

Some clutter simply needs to be stored away! In these cases, a storage trunk or chest can be perfect. In many of our ranges, we stock a storage chest or blanket box type unit to supplement the style and finish of the range.

These blanket boxes can be utilised for nearly anything. I've seen them in use as shoe storage or for sports equipment in the hallway, for sheets and bedding at the foot of the bed.

Sideboard Storage

Choosing the right buffet for your home is the best way to create storage space and also helpful surface space in the dining room. Sideboards come in all various shapes and sizes, mostly rising to around the waist level, which is the ideal height for setting food and refreshments.
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Creating A Focal Point In Your Home

Creating A Focal Point In Your Home 0

Creating or making the best use of a focal point is crucial when you’re designing your room scheme. A central point is one particular feature of conception; that draws the eye towards it. It stands out and says, ‘look at me’ and you can’t help but look. Often it’s an existing point within the room, such as a fireplace or bay window, but often we need to create our focal points from key furniture pieces, soft furnishings or accessories. Once you've got the hang of it, it’s simple, and you’ll find yourself instinctively doing it as part of your interior design.

The Importance of Having a Focal Point:

Developing a point within a room, that attracts attention, is a good way of bringing the ‘wow’ factor into your scheme. A space that lacks a focal point can be forgettable, common and lack a cohesive theme. A focal point doesn’t require to be expensive or huge in its essence either; the smallest trinket can be just as appealing and memorable. The focal point of the room will often help hold the scheme together. It can explain the story of that scheme instantly, giving it structure and meaning, and helping us identify what the scheme says. Designing a point like this is well worth investing in, and will give your room extra appeal.

How to Create a Focal Point:

So how exactly do you start creating a focal point? Well, it’s not that complex. Quite often there might be a feature in the room that is, of course, going to be the focal point of the plan. It might be a fireplace, or your dining room table or maybe even the headboard in your bedroom. If nothing jumps out at you as being the central point, don’t despair, it’s simple to create one too.

If you’re looking for inspiration on what to do, or how to plan your focal point, hopefully, the following examples below will give you some ideas.

Fireplace Focal Point

Dining Room Focal Point

Artwork Focal Point

Bedroom Focal Point

  • Lindsey Brown Burden
Adding A Touch Of Luxury To Your Home

Adding A Touch Of Luxury To Your Home 0

While most of us would love to live in an expensive fancy home, there are very few of us that have the funds to do so. Well, there are plenty of little tips you can apply to make your house look more expensive – without emptying your pockets!

Swap out light fixtures

Replace that dull light Luxury Dining Roomfitting with something a bit more dramatic and immediately raise the characterization of the entire room. Consider auctions, eBay and thrift shops for a vintage fitting (make sure to have an electrician check the wiring) to save some money.

Neutrals For Your Large Pieces

Ever notice that houses decorated by designers use lots and lots of neutrals? While you can add colour with your accessories, keep the larger pieces like sofas in a neutral colours maximise it’s longevity, allowing it to fit comfortably into your design, no matter what your style is.

Line Your Curtains

While breezy, light curtains are excellent for summer, once the cooler weather sets in, having your curtains lined adds substance and luxury to inexpensive curtains. If you are handy with a sewing, you could easily do this yourself but if not, a friend may be able to help you out. There are also lots of ready made lined curtains on the market that can do the job just as perfectly!

High And Wide Curtains

Keeping on the subject of curtains, hanging them right up to the ceiling and slightly wider than the edges of the windows gives the illusion of larger windows, a higher ceiling and a loftier and a general feel of grandness. It’s a smart trick that’s easily done – just make sure your curtains reach all the way to the floor. Never buy curtains that don’t touch the floor – it will immediately cheapen your decor and destroy the illusion of height.

Re-tiling

Changing out old, worn tile from your bathroom and kitchen doesn't need to be expensive. By using affordable metro tiles, you can instantly refresh the entire look and feel of a room.

Add Moulding to Walls

This works especially well in older properties, but you can also add height and interest to your walls even in newer properties by using wood trim to create a rich look.

Add Coving or Cornice to Your Ceilings

Adding those all important architectural features make a room stand out. Adding coving to the gap between walls and ceiling instantly trims out space and elevates the look of the room. Whether you choose the more expensive decorative cornice in plaster or simple and inexpensive polystyrene coving, there’s no doubting the feeling of luxury can be accomplished on any budget.

Display Fresh Flowers

There's no need to spend huge amounts of cash to add luxury to your home. A simple, inexpensive bouquet from the supermarket can be all you need to add sophistication. just split up the bouquet by stem type and create various small arrangements to dot around your home.

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Making A House A Home

Making A House A Home 0

Whether you have lived in your home for a couple of months or a few decades, certain things just make a house feel cosier – more like it’s YOURS, you know? And it’s these little touches that create a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere for yourself, your family or your guests. And while the home is always created by the people who live there, I thought I’d share a few more things that bring in personality and warmth and ones which, in my opinion.

Photographs

Whether it’s a picture from a Cosy Oak Furnitureholiday with your best friend or a photo of your child taking its first steps, photos of those we love and things we’ve achieved creates a monologue of our lives. It can be a vast collection on a feature wall or a few printed off and put on your fridge but no matter how you decide to arrange them, they’ll always deliver a smile to your face.

Souveniers

I always try to get a little something to stick in my bag whenever I’ve been abroad, these small tokens act as stories of my travels and keep those memories vivid. It also produces a bit more of an eclectic feel to my home with a blend of styles. But certainly, you should only choose to present those items you like – don’t trouble too much about whether they ‘match’. They are all layers of your life and produce a much more personal quality to your home.

Plants

Greenery will always add life to a room and arranging plants and flowers is a great way to show off your personal style. So whether you are going for a more laidback boho look with hanging pots or want a more Scandinavian style with structured plants, choose plants you love and bring the outdoors in!

Spice-Rack

It may seem an unusual choice but as someone who loves to cook from scratch, I am forever interested to see what sorts of spices people use in their kitchen! A spice rack will show off your culinary prowess.

Books

The saying goes you can learn a lot about a person solely by the books he or she reads, recognising their interests, desires and what they enjoy for work or play. So for me, there are interior design books all over the place but there are also things like the off autobiography, marketing books, dramatic fiction and lots more. What do your books tell you?

A Throw/Blanket

There’s nothing like relaxing in front of the T.V on a cold evening and wrapping up warm. Build a cosy, comforting environment with throws the whole family can gather under and infuse some warmth into your home.

Wear and Tear

Life isn't perfect, so why pretend our home is? The home we live in should be loved and there should, and will evidence of this. So a rug that’s been worn in from lots of comings and goings or that sticky lock that we have to wiggle just right to make it unlock may seem annoying but these are the things that show us our home is lived in and memories are being created. Embrace the imperfections in your home because they are is a symbol of life being lived!

Room Scent

A scent is such an intimate thing and what we decide to put on our bodies by way of perfumes and body sprays creates an impression on people around us. Choosing a scent you love for your home creates an atmosphere and accordingly appeals to one of our senses that is often overlooked when we create our style. You could use a room diffuser, candles you love or even boiling orange peels and cinnamon on a stove or making a welcoming pot of coffee.

Pets

Whether they damage your furniture, leave ‘deposits’ on your favourite rug or shed everywhere, pets are still and always will be an excellent addition to any family. They introduce a warm and cosy vibe to our home which means we forgive them for their downfalls. As a nation of pet lovers, bringing a furry companion home is another way to bring life and character to our homes.

What makes your house a home?

  • Lindsey Brown Burden
Tricks To Add Value To Your Home

Tricks To Add Value To Your Home 0

When selling a home, there are always a few things you can do that will mean for a quick sale. However, if you are contemplating putting your house on the market, your funds could be limited – buying and selling can be a pricey undertaking, and everyone’s pockets are a bit strained. However there are a couple of things you can do that will add value to your house without needing to remodel completely or spend a tremendous amount of money. For less than a couple of hundred pounds at the most, these additions will make your home look far more appealing, and appear more valuable so whether you are planning to sell or you’re even staying put, why not try some ideas and see what you think?

Paint

A tin of paint Adding value to your homeis very affordable and with a few hours of work, you can totally transform the look and feel of a room. Consider repainting your kitchen cupboards into something more trendy such as white, black or any shades of grey and replace the handles for a refreshed look.

Taps

Consider swapping out the taps in your kitchen or bathroom for a fresh look that will give your room an instant update. Be sure to find a new tap that will use any existing holes so you don’t need to create new ones but look for enhanced models with pull-out sprayers or hot-water taps for a chic style that will also increase the functionality of your bath or kitchen.

Hardware

Replacing doorknobs or replacing the device on your front door with high-quality hardware gives a home a feeling of safety and adds that extra detail that buyers will not look for but will notice when inspecting a property. Higher quality hardware feels great in your hand and will feel more satisfactorily weighty, and substantial – a little detail like this can reassure a buyer that they are buying a quality house.

Wall Panels and Trimwork

If you live in a period property, with the original characteristics removed or if you live in a slightly newer property where they were never introduced, consider adding coving, skirting boards and architrave to rooms that lack these details. For period features, consider adding simplistic wall panels to make the walls a feature. Lengths of wood trim aren't expensive but can go a long way in creating a beautiful and aspirational look in your home.

Swap Out Your Curtains

If you have thick dark curtains by your windows, consider swapping them for airy fabrics or a thinner lighter material. This will take advantage of any light you may get in the space, and we all know that light, welcoming and airy rooms are on every buyer’s wish list.

The Illusion Of A Larger Room

While we all love the thought of knocking down walls and adding extensions, that’s not always the most practical idea nor is it something that’s often within budget. However, there is the often used trick of doubling the depth of space with mirrors. Consider upgrading a small room with a mirror to make it look bigger and brighter.

  • Lindsey Brown Burden