Furnishing and accessorising is one of the most important parts in making a house feel like a home. In an ideal world, we all want to fill our homes with something special. The types of things you keep with you forever, but we all know it isn’t that easy. Whether you move to somewhere with a little more space, or downsize for a little less in the future, you should be able to pick up and move without the stress of refurnishing every time. You may ask, well what things are worth splurging a little more on? And to answer this question, we have put together a selection of products, all in which are timeless and practical additions to the home that you will keep for years, if not decades.
From bases to bulbs, and sockets to shades – lighting is one of the most important parts when decorating! It is extremely transformative and can turn a room from cold to cosy with the flick of a switch. If you want to make a room seem more spacious, opt for lighter colours but if you are seeking some cosiness, reach for darker, warmer lighting as the soft ambience creates snug and inviting spots. No matter your space, whether it’s a quiet country cottage, a fun-filled family home or a stylish urban hangout, lighting is of the up most importance and we suggest opting for the best you can afford! Perfect for all homes, the Nkuku Wicker Dome Pendant has a curved shape and the stunning shade proves the maxim that beauty is often found in simplicity. Its natural materials make the room appear warm and inviting – it is just that beautiful we can guarantee you will struggle not putting one in every room!
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If anything in your home should to be durable, its your outdoor furniture, so choosing materials that have proven their worth and lifespan is vital. Your furniture is tested with hot, balmy summers to ice cold winters (and all the rain in between) and so if not made correctly, they will quickly begin to ware. If, like us, you are a Scandi style lover, then we recommend rattan and bamboo pieces for your outdoor space. Or maybe you’re after something that boasts rustic industrial vibes? Well opt for an iron blocky piece that will make a statement in your garden. There will always be something perfect to match your design style and so once you have established that, get looking for the best quality furniture that you can use years from now!
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A console table may just be the piece your home is missing! They are the ideal storage solution and offer display space for lamps, decor books and candles. For centuries, console tables have been used in the home and so you do not have to worry about them going out of style. We recommend a timber console table as you can easily re fresh the piece with a coat of paint in your choice of colour. The beauty of this is that you do not have to stress about choosing your forever home interior style as they are extremely versatile and can change alongside your visions. A personal favourite of ours is brought to you from Chic Antique – it has a classic expression and is perfect for all homes. With it being all white, it acts as a blank canvas for your creativity to run wild! Complete the look with your favourite lamps and lanterns and add a basket underneath to store blankets and linens.
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Some people do not deem art as an essential in the home, but for us, it most definitely is. It sets the tone of the room and Is a way to express your personality. Although it sounds very strange to say, art speaks to people and including it in your home can be a beautiful thing and a way to transform your space and add a focal point. They look most effective placed in a dining room or hallway so that it immediately catches your guests’ eyes and demands their attention. As we stated earlier, one piece of art is not for all but if you are in need of some inspiration, then we love the textured wood painting titled ‘After the Storm’. This beautiful piece of ethereal wall art incorporates a mix of blue and grey hues, reminiscent of the tempestuous waters of a turbulent sea.
Each room of the house offers a different experience and the dining room provides one of the best yet. It is great for entertaining and engaging with guests, alongside bonding with the family after a long day at work. Your dining table needs to be the main feature when you walk in and so investing in a good quality, aesthetically pleasing piece is a must. After all , it is where you will be doing most of your entertaining! A rectangular wooden dining table will always be one of the best choices to opt for. They complement all interior design styles, whether that be scandi, rustic, modern or urban. We recommend the ‘Nkuku Fia Dining Table’ which is made using sustainably sourced mango wood and makes for the perfect addition to the home. When not in use, pair with a selection of lanterns and plants or have a large bowl filled with fresh fruits for you to grab as you pass.