If you are disabled, or even suffer more minor mobility problems, storage beds could be the ideal solution, not only for your sleeping arrangements, but also for providing easy access to your stored items.
You’re no doubt familiar with conventional platform beds that have drawers underneath for storage. Even if you’re able bodied they [...]
The Milan Furniture Show can always be relied upon for throwing up some interesting variations on design themes, testing the mettle of furniture and tableware manufacturers around the world. This year’s trend appears to incorporate some novel ideas on colour combinations, intended to highlight the inherent beauty of the designers’ work.
Somewhat predictably, modern materials [...]
China is a country that the UK has increasingly relied upon for the import of competitively priced oak, pine and ash furniture over recent years. Last year though this industry took a bit of a knock in the country. The town of Shunde in South China’s Guangdong province is the epicentre of their furniture making [...]
Now here’s a piece of shock-horror research for you to get your head round. A medical journal in America has revealed that healthy neighbourhood trees lower the risk of heart and respiratory illness.
It has been known for a long time that trees and the natural environment around us can decrease levels of stress and [...]
How about this for a novel take on the concept of rustic furniture? The proliferation of charity shops has proved that we still have a thirst for restoring old furniture and reselling it for profit. In many respects, because items have that slightly lived-in appearance to them, even if they have been sanded down [...]
We use the term ‘rustic’ to describe differing styles when it comes to furniture design. In America though, they have their own take on the word. In fact, its developed its very own kind of mythology to the extent that they even have a museum exhibiting one of the earliest styles – known as the [...]
At Furniture Style, our mantra implores you to come to us because it’s ‘where style matters’. But, how do you define style when it comes to furniture? Some people may think it’s the sleek, elegant look. Others may regard style as the highly decorative furniture that used to adorn French Baroque palaces in the early-eighteenth [...]
We love our trees at UK Furniture Direct, after all, our livelihoods depend on all kinds of wood, and ash is one of our favourites. So we’re always on the lookout for nice furniture stories to gladden the heartstrings. And this one pleased us.
The village of Wilmette, about 14 miles north of Chicago Illinois, [...]
The ash tree is one of the most coveted of woods for the furniture maker. Whilst it is a hardwood – not quite as hard as oak and therefore easier to machine – it also has a degree of flexibility, which makes it useful for things like chair backs. It has traditionally been used for [...]
According to Wikipedia, that font of all knowledge, albeit somewhat USA-centric, rustic furniture is described as ‘furniture employing sticks, twigs or logs for a natural look’. In America that might be the case, where artists and craftspeople deploy the technique to make rustic furniture in a variety of styles and designs, but it’s probably [...]