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Furniture is a major investment for any homeowner. Our convenient guide is designed to assist you in making one of the most important buying decisions a homeowner will face. Choosing the right piece is simple with tips and advice from us

Step One: Dust Regularly

Dust is something that can do much more harm than good. In addition to giving your home an unclean look and potentially aggravating allergies in susceptible individuals, dusting regularly can help you keep your wood conditioned.

Instead of using a thick polish, wax, or spray that may damage the finish of your wood furniture over time, consider using a natural element like lemon or orange oil. A dry, soft cloth can work wonders for any pieces and is the most used tool in proper wood furniture care by far.

In addition to removing the dust and dirt that accumulates on your wood furniture, you are also adding oil back into the wood to keep it from drying out and potentially splitting or cracking.


Step Two: Keep it Clean

If your wood furniture becomes particularly dirty, clean it up with a mixture of soap and water. Be sure to keep the rag or sponge slightly damp to avoid saturating the wood with water, which can cause the wood to warp or the finish to buckle.

Furthermore, the soap that you use should be a non-alkaline based soap and the entire piece should be immediately dried to prevent the wood from soaking up the solution.


Step Three: Make Repairs when Necessary

When you notice that your wood furniture is in need of repair, then you should do so immediately. This is especially true with pieces like tables and chairs, which usually see a good deal of wear and tear.

By leaving your wood pieces damaged and using them in that state, you can do more damage or potentially ruin the piece completely. If you are experienced in furniture repair, then consider taking on the task yourself.

However, if you are unsure of the proper steps needed in repairing your piece of furniture, then seek the help of a professional. To keep your furniture in top shape, you should regularly check your pieces to determine the stability of the joints and to see if any damage has occurred.

Step Four: Customise the Climate

Since wood is a natural element, humidity plays a huge part in its condition. For this reason, you should strive to create a natural environment that is appropriate for your furniture, especially in summer when the weather and humidity are higher.

Try to keep your furniture out of direct sunlight, as the sun can bleach and dry out your furnishings. Also, maintain the humidity between 25 and 35 percent. This will ensure that your wood does not dry out, but that is also does not become saturated and warp or bow.

 Wood Veneers You might have a predetermined notion that wood veneers represent cheap or shoddily constructed furniture. Think again! Read this interesting guide to learn how veneers are better for the environment, how to select a durable veneer piece and best of all – how you can enjoy stylish furniture without breaking the bank!

Fabric  Acrylic, Microfiber, wool, cotton… which upholstered piece will fit in best in your living space? See a selection of some of our fabrics available.


Today, decorating styles are popping up all over the place! Whether you live in Town, City or near the Sea we hope some of these ideas are of help to you.

Contemporary

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Contemporary styles are incredibly popular and allow homes to be comfortable without being cluttered. Neutral colours such as white, black, or beige are great bases for window treatments, wall covering, floor covering, and upholstered furniture.

Throw in punches of colour in your accessories to add a bit of drama and flair. Focus on simple shapes and styles of furniture and accessories that use clean lines and lack any fussy extras.

Traditional

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If you think traditional decorating styles are old and boring, you should think again! Traditional styles are often preferred by many individuals and feature wood grains, lovely patterns, and personalised touches.

Choose window draperies as your window treatments and look to styles of furniture like Queen Ann, with lovely, soft lines. 

Country

 
Country style is typically a comfortable, laid back design style. However, country design does not have to include lace curtains and farm animals around every corner.

Consider using simple fabrics with a handmade look. Natural wood tones are also popular, as are worn finishes that give a room its lived in look.

 French Country

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Take a trip to France with the inclusion of French Country design to your home. Blue, yellow, and cream are the most widely used colors in the French Country design style, as are patterns like toile.

Roosters tend to pop up in unexpected places and earthenware accents are perfect. Choose furniture with a rustic look and stick to simple wooden pieces.

Cottage

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The sweet cottage styles if purely feminine and whimsical. Unique touches, such as crystal chandeliers or sparkling decorative glass mirrors are likely to appear in the same space with plump upholstered chairs or worn tables.

Light, sun washed colors are another way to make the room feel comfortable. Keep fabrics on the light side and consider mixing in some pale floral patterns to the mix.