Ideas and Inspiration, Materials, Uncategorized
Danetti’s top 5 material trend picks for 2020
May 14, 2020 at 4:54 pm 0

This years interiors are seeing an influx of new and old materials leading the look in our homes. A key theme worth noting is the move to a fresh and clean feeling interior with materials such as glass, ceramic and leather. In contrast to this people are also adding more colour, texture and vibrance to their homes with lashings of velvet, bold colours and warm metallics such as brass.

With this in mind here are our top 5 picks for material trends in 2020.


First up we have VELVET.

Velvet has made a big come back in interiors over the last 18 months and it isn’t going anywhere soon. Velvet can be a great addition in any part of your home and works great in dining, living and bedroom. It’s a great way to add a pop of colour in a dining chair, jewel tone sofa or even a statement headboard.

Amalfi Luxe Peacock Velvet

Our Amalfi luxe velvet ottoman bed is a real statement and the perfect way to work in a trendy yet timeless colour like our peacock blue.


Secondly we have BRASS. This warm coloured metal has taken off recently in interiors and we can see why. It is a great way to add a subtle yet exciting detail to your home and pairs perfectly with both bold coloured velvets and reflective surfaces such as ceramic or glass.

Eclipse White Marble and Brass Side Table

Both polished and brushed brass are a great accent and add a focal point to any room whether set against a velvet bed or sofa. Our Eclipse side table is great example with its polished brass surface and white glass top, it works great in both bedroom, living or any corner or your home that needs that ‘touch of brass’.


Third up we have marble & ceramic. Both materials present a nice clean surface with great properties. Ceramic is super durable which makes it an excellent surface in dining tables. Marble adds an element of texture and interest to a room and its polished surface makes it an easy clean surface in living rooms when used in side tables for which to perch your drink.

Mia 6 Seater White Ceramic Dining Table

New to our range we have the Mia dining table which is available in both light and dark ceramic, its super durable, affordable and pairs perfectly with our velvet dining benches to create an all round trend tailored look.


Fourth on the list is Leather, which we have seen making a comeback this year. It makes a perfect pariing with both ceramic and glass dining tables for a super clean, fresh feeling dining look which is why we think its made such a stir on Pinterest recently. Its also easy clean and hard wearing which makes it a great choice for heavily used seating such as dining benches or sofas.

Leather Cool Grey Leather Bar Stool

Our lambert barstools are a super affordable way to add leather into your kitchen and look great set against the trending darker coloured kitchens of this season!

are a super affordable way to add leather into your kitchen and look great set against the trending darker coloured kitchens of this season!


Our fifth and final trend material pick for 2020 is GLASS.

The reflective properties of glass make it a great way to add depth to your space and achieve a clean and minimal look. Set against darker colours in the room setting such as wall colour, velvet seating or even the glass itself in a smoked finish, provide a really visually impacting space whilst maintaining a modern and minimalistic look.

Fraser Dark Extending Dining Table

Our new Fraser table comes in both dark and white glass and provides a great setting for entertaining friends with its extendable dining table feature.

If you would like to work any of the material trends into your home but you’re not sure where to start, let us know and we will be more then happy to help you work the trends and perfect your interior style!

Coffee Tables, Console Tables, Uncategorized
Spring Storage Ideas
May 6, 2020 at 2:35 pm 0

Being on lockdown is tough, we’re all missing our family and friends, but spending more time at home has given us the opportunity to start sorting out those jobs we’ve been putting off. Now’s the time for a spring tidy-up, give your home a little spruce up and bring in some clever storage solutions to your space.

Here are our top tips and suggestions for nifty, space-saving, storage solutions.

In the living room

Storage can mean different thing to different people and their needs. If you have a smaller space storing furniture away is as important as tidying your stuff away. This is why we love nesting tables! They are perfect for small spaces where you can keep them together on a day-to-day basis, but when you have guests or need an extra side table, simply pull one out and ta-dah! The Pebble and Dice range of gloss nesting tables are space-saving and perfect for adding a splash of colour to your living room, while the Denver dark oak coffee table has a spacious drawer and floating shelf offering double the space to tidy away your things!

Denver Dark Oak Storage Coffee Table

Consider a small sideboard as a TV stand. Sitting higher than a low TV unit means you utilise all that extra storage space! Take a look at the Elton Sideboard to add some storage and a touch of elegance to your living room.

In the hallway

Hallways and entrance spaces should feel welcoming, yet with high amounts of traffic a hallway needs to be clutter-free. Hallways can often end up being a neglected space, a dumping ground for bags, shoes, keys and post. If you have a narrow hallway, consider a slim console table, like the Acute Console Table to display your home ornaments and family photos, instantly creating a friendly feel as you walk in the door, and with a handy shelf you can also have extra storage space.  

Acute White Gloss & Brass Console Table

For even more storage the Denver console table has a long drawer to tidy away those things you don’t want on display all the time, as well as a floating shelf. To lighten up your hallway hang a large statement mirror or a collection of mismatched smaller mirrors to reflect light and give the illusion of an open space. For additional storage the Amalfi Ottoman Benches are a cosy perch to pop your shoes on, while also offering space to tidy away your hats, gloves, scarves etc.

In the kitchen-diner

No matter how much storage your kitchen has, you always need more, right? Sideboards are the ideal choice here. This versatile piece of furniture can be used to display your home accessories and family photos, to divide a space between kitchen and dining room, as well as somewhere to store your crockery, glasses and much more. Our sideboards come in large, generous sizes like the Eve white sideboard, and a more compact size like the Geo matt white and brass sideboard, perfect for popping in a little nook to really make the best use of a space.

Geo White Matt Textured Sideboard

The Fern Grey Gloss Console Table is great for displaying your cookbooks and crockery, or set up an ‘adult-only’ drinks station for those all-too-often date nights at home.

In the home office

What’s that old saying about a clean space, means a clear mind? Now, more than ever before, the home office has become one of the most-used rooms in the home, so it’s time to tidy away the mess and knuckle down on lockdown. Choose a desk with plenty of leg room (you’ll need to be comfortable in your WFH space), but also somewhere you can tidy away the paperwork or laptop when you’re done for the day. Our Trestle desks, available in a classic white or rich dark oak, are perfect, there’s a discreet drawer that runs the width of the desk to tuck away your things and loads of leg room too.

Trestle Dark Oak Desk

In the bedroom

Storage beds are the obvious choice for anyone a little strapped for space. Our Mellow beds have a whopping 27cm deep storage, we call this our “Super Storage” range and it’s perfect for storing away some of those bulkier items that you don’t want on show.

Mellow Ottoman Storage Bed

And for those smaller items? Opt for a bedside table with storage space, like the Benton bedside tables.  If you’re after a dressing table but don’t have the space, consider a slimline console table, chose a style with an extra shelf like the Acute, where you can pop your hairdryer, straighteners and make-up, simply hang a large statement mirror above and away you go.

Benton Double Drawer Bedside Table

We hope we’ve inspired you with some ideas, do let us know how your coping on lockdown and your home storage shots using the hashtag #mydanetti.

Luxury Beds
May 1, 2020 at 4:39 pm 0

Nothing says luxury more than a grand, luxury headboard. Creating a statement in your bedroom has never been easier than with our NEW range of ottoman beds, each with a designer look, without the designer price tag!

The Extended Headboard

An extended, luxury headboard will create a focal point within your bedroom. Opt for a subtle feather grey colour that will allow you to accessorise your space with colourful bedding and textiles, or go for a bold peacock green colour for a warm and inviting space. An extended headboard bed doesn’t take up more room, the bed size is still the same, but it creates a much more impactful look. Oh and did we mention, the Amalfi Luxe also has USB ports, so you can charge your devices during the night!

Amalfi Luxe Ottoman Bed in Peacock Velvet

 The Mid-Century Look

For a mid-century modern look, the Clover bed has clean, simple lines that marry perfectly with modern plush velvet upholstery and brass details. Style this bed with a muted palate, allowing the bed’s rich green colour to take centre stage, and add dried foliage to your room to complete the look.

Clover Bed in Fern Green Velvet

The Statement Headboard

Our range of luxury headboard beds will really make a statement in your room. The Leo bed, available in a dark teal/navy blue or light, feather grey, has a contemporary chevron design. The Amalfi, is one of our bestselling styles, with a panel, quilted design. Both beds have a tall headboard and ottoman storage space, so not only do they have a grand style to them, they’re really practical too!

Leo Feather Grey Velvet Bed with Storage

The Curved Headboard

A curved headboard creates a cosy, welcoming feel – just what you want when it’s time to snuggle up in bed. The Mellow ottoman bed not only creates impacts, it also has extra-deep ottoman storage so it’s super practical too! The Carina bed also has a lovely, smooth curved shape to it, making the space feel really cosy and inviting, just like @style.less.home bedroom makeover.

Mellow Teal Velvet Bed with Storage

The Colourful Headboard

It’s easy to inject a little colour into your room with our stylish range of velvet headboards. If you’re after a delicate, feminine look the Darcy blush pink bed is ideal, or for a storage bed take a look at the Amalfi blush pink. For a rich, jewel tone the Turin or Amalfi in peacock green, paired with colourful, wallpaper and textiles, like @eli_at_home did here with the Carina bed in Ocean blue.

Carina Ocean Velvet Bed

Complete the look

To complete the look in your bedroom, carefully consider your bedside tables. For a practical storage option the Benton bedsides are perfect, with drawer space and a cable holes so you can charge your devices during the night without having cables all over the floor! For an art-deco vibe to your room, the elegant Venus glass and brass side tables are perfect, or for slim-line option with shelf space take a look at the sleek Layla marble and chrome bedside table.

We’d love to see how your styling your luxury headboard beds. Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram with #mydanetti and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pintrest for more top tips and ideas.

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Product for the Space
April 8, 2020 at 3:52 pm 0
Before buying a product it is important to consider not only the style and colour of the product itself but the environment it is going into. Thinking about how the product will be used and where to put it in the space is fundamental when choosing the right product. We share our top 5 tips for making the most out of your space. Ensuring you have the right products for your home.  

Interhouse Design shows us how to use furniture to break up their space and create separate zones


1. Draw A Floor Plan

  Before you start arranging furniture, it's a good idea to draw yourself a little floor plan. If you cut out your furniture to scale on a separate piece of paper, you can easily move things around until you have a layout you're happy with. Remember to include key features in the room such as windows, doors and fireplaces.  

The Fern and Eames set looks great in Mihaela and Stephen's open plan apartment

  By creating a floor plan, you will be able to visualise the space and ensure you have enough space to walk around your furniture. If you have an open plan living space, you can see clear walkways and allow better flow throughout the room. For dedicated spaces, you'll be able to squeeze a little more in. By back your furniture against walls, you can make the most out of your space.  

All of our product pages have measurements, so you can effectively plan your new layout

  Always read the measurements box on our products pages to ensure that it can fit into the space selected. This is useful with a multifunctional room, you can easily see what can go where.    

2. Use Focal Points as a Guide

  Think next as to how the space is going to be used and who will use it. Identify the focal point in the room whether it be a fireplace, view, television, etc and orient the furniture facing this accordingly. If you plan to watch television in the room, the ideal distance between the set and the seating is three times the size of the screen.    

Centralise your Luxe Chaise to create a central focal point

  By framing a focal point with your furniture you can bring a real dramatic feel to your room. Place sofas facing each other either side of a fireplace for a cosy seating arrangement. Alternatively, if you want your sofa to be the focal point, position in the centre of your room, with enough room to walk the entire way around.    

3. Try to Create Space

  When you are arranging your furniture, always ensure the path between doorways is clear. This isn't just to make your space look bigger, but also ensure you have a clear route out of the building in case of emergency. Don't place any large pieces of furniture in that path if you can avoid it. We recommend you allow 30-48 inches of width for major traffic routes and a minimum of 24 inches of width for minor ones.  

Allow plenty of room between your sofa and dining table, but a lesser amount between your sofa and coffee table.

  In bedrooms, allow at least 24 inches between the side of the bed and a wall, and at least 36 inches between the bed and a swinging door. In a dining room, make sure there are at least 48 inches between each edge of the table and the nearest wall or piece of furniture. By sticking to these measurements, you will keep your rooms clear, which in turn makes them look and feel bigger. You should never feel like to need fill every corner of every room- remember, less is more!    

4. Use Contrast to Achieve a Casual Look

Combine straight and curved lines to create a casual look. If the furniture is modern and linear, contrast with a round table. If the furniture is curved, contrast with an angular piece. For example, pair the curves of the Mellow Bench, with the graphic lines of the Zen Glass dining table. The contrast of the faux leather and glass will help create a casual dining space, too.  

Zen and Mellow Bench Dining Set


5. Use Symmetry to Create a Formal Look

If you want to create a more formal atmosphere symmetrical pieces work best. Try to use products that are of a similar design and style. Our Sanza and Loop Bench Dining Set is perfect for creating symmetry in a room. It's also perfect for saving space as you can tuck it into a corner, keeping your dining room clear.  

Loop Corner Bench and Sanza Dining Set

Buying Guides, Dining Benches, Dining Sets
How To Choose Your Perfect Dining Bench
March 24, 2020 at 5:00 pm 0

Mellow Blush Velvet and Mia Ceramic Dining Bench Set

A dining bench set is a simple but really effective way to update your dining space. Comfortable, spacious and flexible, after reading this post you’ll wonder why you hadn’t considered a dining bench set sooner! Whether you have a formal dining area or a casual kitchen-diner, a dining bench is a smart choice. So, let us take you through the different shapes and styles of a kitchen bench, the measurements you really shouldn’t miss and the matching dining tables that will create a stunning dining bench set in your home.

We've also have compiled a handy pocket guide with all the information you will ever need when it comes to selecting the perfect Dining Bench.

Ophelia Dining Bench Set

Why Choose a Dining Bench Set?

A dining bench set may seem a big jump from having traditional dining chair seating in your home. But when chosen with the shape and size of your room in mind, a dining bench really can work wonders in a space. Here are a couple of reasons why we think dining benches are a smart choice for your home:

  • It’s more economical: this, of course, depends on how large your table is, but the cost of your dining chairs can really add up. A dining bench will allow you to seat just as many, if not more, all on one cosy seat.
  • It’s a more versatile seating arrangement: whether you opt for a backless bench, a bench with a back or a corner unit, a dining bench will allow you to really transform your dining area. You could also pair a dining bench alongside dining chairs for mix and match seating.
  • It saves space: you can often tuck a backless dining bench under the table and out of the way if you need more floor space, making a backless bench a great space saver. With a dining bench you can also seat a couple more when you have guests over for dinner, so you don’t need to pull up any extra dining chairs.

Ophelia and Mia Dining Bench Set

Measure Up!

Opt for one of our predefined bench sets and all the shapes and table sizes will be matched for you. However, it’s still good to know your key measurements and how much space you’ll need in your kitchen or dining room.

If you’re planning on positioning your bench against the wall, be sure to measure the backrest height to check that it fits with any panelling, radiators or windowsills.

The Mellow Velvet Benches are great when paired with a pedestal table, such as the Sanza, as you are able to tuck them neatly under allowing you extra space in your dining room.

When choosing the length, consider how many people you plan to seat, remember for parties and get-togethers you can always squeeze one or two extra on a corner bench.

You should aim for your bench to be roughly the table measurement from between the legs, or minus 5-10cm if you want to tuck the bench underneath the table.

When trying to work out if your bench set will fit into your space, calculate the total footprint based on the bench aligned with the edge of the table. This will give everyone enough room to get to their seat, and you can always move the bench in if you prefer a more tucked-in position.

Dining Bench Shapes and Sizes

There are a whole variety of benches available, so it’s key to pick one that’s right for you and your space. Dining benches are a great opportunity to really make the most of your dining area and transform its look. Here are our dining bench top picks and what features you should look out for.

Loop Dining Bench Without Backrest

Full-Length Dining Benches

Great For: maximizing the seats around the table.

A full-length kitchen bench does what it says on the tin – it needs to be the full length of your dining table. This style of bench works especially well with pedestal dining tables or where the table legs aren’t set at each of the four corners, as you can neatly tuck the bench in while still maximising your space. That’s not to say a full-length kitchen bench doesn’t look great alongside a table with legs, just consider how you will be able to sit on the bench and if the table legs are in the way. The Sanza and Mellow (https://www.danetti.com/dining-furniture/dining-sets/extending-sets/sanza-grey-gloss-and-mellow-blush-velvet-bench-dining-set) Bench set is the perfect example of this, and if you needed extra space, pop a couple of Form blush pink chairs at either end.

The Mellow Backless Bench is ideal for tucking under tables and keeping out of the way

Tucked in Dining Benches

Great For: space saving and a neat compact look.

To be able to tuck your bench underneath a table with legs, the bench will need to fit the ‘inside leg length’ measurement of the table rather than the length of the tabletop. You’ll also want to leave about 5-10cm for clearance to avoid bumping into the legs every time the bench is pulled in and out.

Alternatively, opt for a pedestal table so you don’t need to worry about the bench fitting in between the table legs. Check out the Mia and Ophelia (https://www.danetti.com/dining-furniture/dining-sets/bench-sets/mia-table-with-ophelia-velvet-dining-bench-set) bench set.

Corner Dining Benches

Great For: creating a cosy dining corner.

Corner dining benches are designed mainly to suit tables with pedestal legs, such as our Sanza, Mia and Camillo tables. That’s not to say that they can’t work with tables with legs though! In this case, you’ll really need to consider your sizing and check there’s enough space to fit around the table legs and be seated comfortably. The Mia and Mellow (https://www.danetti.com/dining-furniture/dining-sets/six-seater-sets/mia-ceramic-marble-table-with-mellow-left-hand-corner-bench-set) corner bench is ideal for a cosy family dining space, whilst the Sanza and Loop & seater Corner set is perfect for those who entertain a lot.  

Left Handed- Longer side is on the left

Right Handed- Longer side is on the right.    

Dining Bench with Backrest

Great For: comfortable and versatile dining.

Mellow Dining Bench with Backrest

Mellow 3 Seater Bench with Backrest

Clean-lined and simple, a straight back bench offers more support as you can lean back when you are seated. Benches with a back create more of a visual impact in a room, which is great if you’ve got the space and are really looking to add a style statement in your dining interior. A dining bench with a back also allows you to squeeze on a couple more, even if seating does become more snug!

Backless Benches

Great For: opening-up the look and feel in your dining area.

Backless dining benches are great for opening-up your dining space as, without a back, they have less of a visual impact in the room. They’re also great space savers too; if you select a bench size that’s smaller than the inside leg length of your table, you can neatly tuck the bench away when it’s not in use. Backless benches are also that bit lighter and easy to move.

Mellow 3 Seater Bench in Petrol Velvet

Mellow 3 Seater Backless Dining Bench

Pairing a backless bench with a bench with backrest is a great way to balance out your dining room while allowing maximum style points.

Perfect Pairings

One of the many great things about a dining bench is that it can be styled alongside a variety of dining tables and seating options. Whether you choose to tie your set together by shape, colour or size, you’ll be able to find a perfect pairing for your space. Here are our top picks when it comes to styling a dining bench set:

A Cosy Corner

A corner nook is a perfect opportunity to have a corner bench in your home. A corner bench will really make the most of an awkward space and turn it into a cosy and communal dining spot. Alternatively, you can use a corner bench to section off a dining area in an open plan kitchen-diner. Our range of Dover and Sanza sets in left and right-hand corner benches would work a treat!

The Right Finish For You

Our broad range of benches are available in luxe velvet upholstery or premium quality faux leather. Two very different looks, both contemporary and stylish. Velvet gives an opulent look and feel to your space and whilst it’s easier to clean than you may think, you may opt for faux leather if you’re concerned about maintaining the look. Our benches are available with black, brass, brushed stainless steel or chrome legs, so you’ll easily be able to find something to coordinate with your dining table.

Seamless Coordination

A great way to make your new dining bench set look right at home is to coordinate it with other furniture pieces in your space. The Mellow blush velvet benches coordinate with the Form Blush Cantilever chairs, if you want to mix and match your benches and chairs. The Bay Sapphire chairs shown here create a really impactful look with the Mellow benches, or take a look at the Ophelia benches teamed with the Form Silver Grey Dining chairs. For an extra seat or to carry the look through to your living room our Plaza footstools are available in coordinating silver grey, blush pink and sapphire blue.

So, have we convinced you that a dining bench set would be a great addition to your home?

We hope so! If you’d like more information on bench sizing and styling, we highly recommend taking a look at our all-you-need-to-know Dining Bench Sizing Blog Post. Or, just ask us a question in the comments!

Show Us Your Style!

Already have a Danetti bench, table (or both!) in your space? We’d love to see! Show us your style by posting a picture on our Facebook or Instagram pages. Don’t forget to #mydanetti.

General News, Uncategorized
Covid-19 – Our Plan
March 19, 2020 at 1:49 pm 0

Dear All,

As the current situation ripples into every aspect of our lives we wanted to talk to you about what we are doing as a business to protect our teams and customers. We’re taking every possible step to carry on as normal, so that you can carry on ordering the items you love and we can successfully and safely fulfil your deliveries.

Firstly, and most importantly, our priority is safeguarding our team, customers, suppliers, delivery partners and wider community. We’ve taken the decision, in line with government recommendations, to practice social distancing. This means that we’ve closed our office day. However, we are an adaptable and nimble business so have a full remote working set up for all teams already. You can still call us, send us emails and get in touch on social. We’re all here and we want to talk – in fact we hope that you do get in touch, encourage you to do so even. Rest assured that we’re a buoyant business and we want to make sure that with all this uncertainly one of the things that you don’t need to worry about is your order with us.

As of today our delivery partner is operational. They are implementing best practices for hygiene so that there is no risk for you when it comes to receiving your delivery. We have taken the following steps across out network to ensure safety, following government guidelines and giving you options:  

  • Hand sanitisers, gloves and alcohol wipes being utilised across the business including with drivers. 
  • We have implemented a new process allowing deliveries to be completed without you having to sign for your delivery if you don’t feel comfortable in doing so. 
  • Offering options to customer who are self-isolating and need to make a revised plan for their delivery.

We feel a responsibility to support our partners to again make sure that we are putting safety first for all. We are taking stock of the facts as they emerge and making sure that we act quickly where needed. 

We’re being responsive, taking the situation day by day and will keep you updated as to any changes we make. Key for us is protecting our people, and you are one of them, whilst remaining as positive as we can. You’ll see us posting on social and maybe sending you new product emails but please don’t think that is a reflection on how seriously we’re taking this. In these times, which none of us have experienced before, it feels right to put out positivity and allow people to look forward. 

We’ll keep in touch but make sure that you do too, we’re all here and in this together.


Daniel Smith CEO

If you have any concerns at all then give us call. Our teams are here, you can reach us on020 3588 1380. Or if you prefer you can pop us an email at sales@danetti.com. You can also message us on Facebook or instagram @danetti_com

The Colour That Everyone is Talking About…
January 21, 2020 at 5:52 pm 0
Classic Blue Moodboard
Pantone's Colour of the Year 2020: Classic Blue

‘Classic Blue’ has been named Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2020. Pantone have described it as ‘a timeless and enduring colour that’s simple in its elegance’, however some have said that Pantone's choice of colour for 2020 is a tad boring compared to recent years with last years bold ‘Living Coral’. Do you agree? If you dig a little bit deeper into the meaning behind the colour, it starts to make sense - the more we look, the more we love it! Inspired by the ever increasing stress in the modern world and the rise in people with anxiety, classic blue is a colour that evokes a sense of calm, wellbeing, and creates a restful sanctuary within your home. Blue has been popping up everywhere across interiors, fashion and textiles in various hues.

So how can you use Classic blue in your home?

This hue works particularly well in velvet, set against geometric prints and accents of brass and you’re well on your way to creating a ‘maximalist’ look for your living space, perfectly on trend for 2020 and beyond!

Classic Blue Velvet Sofa Moodboard interior ideas
Works perfectly with geo prints, bold shapes and brass accents.

Get the Look:

A similar palette for dining creates a moody yet elegant dining set up. Whichever way you look at it, this look is bang on trend and will definitely impress those future dinner guests! It shouts indulgence, with luxe finishes and fabrics and adds a sense of glamour to a seriously grown up dine setting, which makes me think of the Danish concept of ‘Umage’. Yes you heard me right, Danish! This look can be classed as Scandinavian, Let me explain...

The word ‘Umage’ actually means ‘to make a little bit more effort’, so recently we have seen the Scandinavian interiors move away from the overly white and minimalist look to a more elegant and indulgent feel. the darker moody colours create a cocooning and inviting feel which gives us that cozy ‘hygge’ feel of the more typical Scandinavian interiors.

So if you’re feeling like you need a little more “Umage’ in your life you can get the look here: Clover dining chair £169, mellow backless bench £309, Mellow bench with back £449 Zilo dining table £129, Alma floor lamp £39.

Classic Blue Dining Set in Dark Blue Velvet
Coordinating pieces in the same colour - Our Zilo, Mellow and Clover Set

Sometimes 'trend colours' can be hard to use - maybe too bold and not colours that we'd want to commit to seeing day in - day out. Pantone's Classic Blue marks the change; blue kitchens in various hues work on any scale, whether you have a space conscious new build or a larger open plan space. Cool-hued blue is ideal for mixing with grey - this blue kitchen is the perfect backdrop for our New grey velvet Clover Barstools and Harper Chairs.

Classic Blue Open Plan Kitchen
The Aria and Harper Set - Grey Velvet is the ideal coord for an on-trend dark blue kitchen

Moving upstairs into the bedroom....

A statement headboard in a statement blue, is well.. a statement! And why shouldn’t it be? Art deco is fast becoming a favourite in our homes and we are seeing more and more nods to this elegant yet statement trend.

Pantone Colour Harmonues: Desert Twighlight

For this look we worked with one of Pantones series of colour harmonies. ‘Desert twilight’ contrasts the statement classic blue colour with warm earthy tones of pink like muted clay and terracotta. The earthy tones of pink and touches of brass pair perfectly with classic blue to create a really soft, relaxing and harmonised look.

Classic Blue Velvet Art Deco Style Bed
Rene Bed in Midnight Classic Blue

Have a look at our Classic Blue Collection; easy ways to interpret the trend and updates from as little as £29. Shop the collection here

If you decide to recreate any of these looks then you can send in your images to our Instagram and not only will we share our favourites but you may be in with a chance to win a Danetti gift voucher!

Dining, Dining Benches, Dining Chairs, Dining Inspiration, Dining Seating, Dining Sets, Dining Tables, Extending dining tables
Christmas Dining Sets – Inspiration & all the Trimmings.
December 13, 2019 at 3:51 pm 0

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Danetti HQ, but are you all set for the big day? We’ve chosen our top 5 dining table and chair sets that will be ideal this Christmas. And the best bit… order before 10am time on the 17th December* and you can have your new dining set before you can say “ding dong merrily on high”! *if the items are in stock.

Whether you’re having a big family get-together, a quiet one with your loved ones or friends over for festive drinks, we’ve got the best dining sets for you this Christmas and our top tips to help your Christmas run smoothly. And don’t worry, there’s still time to get your order in before the big guy arrives on the 25th.

The Large Family Gathering

If you’ve got a large family over for Christmas, you’ll want everyone to be comfortable around the table, but you also need to have a large enough table to accommodate everyone. This is why the Fern Grey Gloss and Ida Extending Dining Set is perfect. The double extending table can seat four to ten people, so it’s great for everyday living and entertaining.

Grey gloss extending dining table that seats from 4 to eight.
Fern Grey Gloss and Ida Extending Dining Set - from £675

Top tip: Don’t be afraid to use place names. It may seem a little formal, but it means you have full control of where everyone sits, ensuring everyone’s happy. Put yourself somewhere near the door so you have easy access to the kitchen. Place names don’t have to be fussy, a simple gift tag on the napkin will look lovely, but if you have the time why not go all out, it is Christmas after all!

White Christmas Luxe

White, silver and ice blue tones are perfect for a stylish yet festive look to your home. Carry the colour palette of your ice white Christmas tree through to the table décor by clustering luxe baubles on a silver tray or in a hurricane jar, alternatively try spraying pinecones silver and dotting amongst a garland runner. The Bay Velvet Chairs and Mellow Dining Benches in petrol grey would be perfect for this look. Style with the Mia 6 Seater White Ceramic Dining Table to complete your luxurious white Christmas look, or the Tiva Glass and Chrome Table, like @our_montreux_home did:

Frosted Luxury - Mellow Velvet Benches with Bay Velvet Chairs

@thelittleterracehouse combined the Zen white gloss table with Loop benches for her cosy, white Christmas look. For a similar style check out the Zen White Gloss and Dover Bench Set for a crisp white and grey look.

Modern Nordic Vibes with White and Grey and a touch of Red.

Top tip: Lay the table the day before. Lets face it, Christmas morning is busy enough, the bucks fizz isn’t going to drink itself now is it? Laying the table on Christmas eve is just one less job to do on Christmas morning.

Colourful Christmas

For a contemporary festive feel add bold colours to your space with pompoms, baubles or colourful candles. Our Arc and Riva 4 Seater Glass and White Gloss Dining Set is the perfect choice for adding a bit of fun and colour to your home this festive period. The Riva chairs are available in a range of bright colours from lime green and ink blue to fuchsia pink and grape purple. The glass top Arc table allows light to pass through, so you can keep the look light and bright. Alternatively, style with moody lighting and deep, rich coloured table settings for a decadent look.

The Riva colours are perfect for a modern take on a Christmas colour scheme.

Top tip: If you’re going for a colourful Christmas, be bold, really go for it! Don’t shy away, this is a time when more is more.

Layer bright colours against a backdrop of crisp white gloss.

Christmas Games Table

The Curva Matt Grey Extending and Petra Dining Set is the perfect setting for gathering friends for leisurely dinners and a board game; who doesn’t love a board game at Christmas? A round or oval table is ideal for entertaining as there’s a common centre that everyone has access to and the Curva table seats up to six when extended. The Petra chairs are so comfy with their premium faux leather upholstery and thick padded seating - perfect for that never-ending game of Monopoly.

Perfect to take you from from Christmas lunch to an evening games tournament.

Top tip: Create a zoned drinks area where people can help themselves. Not only will it make guests feel relaxed yet involved, it’ll leave you free to get on with other things. Having a dedicated drinks space also leaves more room on the table, this works well for dinner and evening games time.  

Small Space Christmas Dining

If you’re having a small and intimate Christmas this year, check out the Valencia Clear Glass and Walnut and Form Blush Velvet 4 Seater Dining Set. A round table is such a convivial way of dining and the glass table top gives the space an open feel. The brushed brass detailing on the tables and chairs will coordinate beautifully with your gold Christmas decorations. And if an unexpected guest turns up, the matching Plaza Blush Pink Velvet Stool will make a handy extra seat.

Ideal for a Luxurious and Intimate Festive Soiree

Top tip: - If you’re concerned about space on the table for decorations once the bowls of cranberry sauce and sprouts are laid out, think about hanging your décor over the table. Different heights should always be considered when decorating the table, so take it to new levels and hang your décor instead. If you have an over-the-table light already, try weaving some festive foliage around the lights, alternatively arrange large, statement baubles over the table, or decorate your pendant lights with subtle yet cute bows and miniature wreaths. But remember, don’t light candles on the table if you have hanging decorations.

How are you styling your Danetti furniture this Christmas? Tag us on Instagram or comment below.

Black Friday Tips – A Buyers Guide
November 22, 2019 at 9:32 am 0

So the jig is up, we all know it’s coming. Black Friday 2019 is a week away and most of us have at least one thing in a tab on our phones or laptops – ready to hit ‘Buy’. With all the deals, emails and incentives it’s easy to get Black Friday fatigue. But more importantly, if you are going to buy something, how do you make sure that you navigate Black Friday like a pro; buy the thing you want, stress free, for the best price possible.

These are our top Black Friday buying, from the experts: Get prepared

1. Get prepared

If you are looking for anything like a sofa, or a bed, or a big piece of furniture order your swatches now. Most retailers have a swatch service (ours is Free, just saying). If you order now you will have them in a day or two so you will be ready to order when the time, or the deal, is right.

2. Ask yourself ‘What is it worth to ME’

Its competitive out there, some retailers are offering huge discounts to get your business. If it’s something you can buy anywhere then it obviously makes sense to go where the deals are. But for larger items and investment purchases you need to prioritise your buying criteria and most importantly buy what you love. If you are looking at a sofa for example – you will have that sofa for at least 5-10 years. If you buy the one that you love, in a year or two you will still love it - but if you buy something because it was £50 cheaper than ‘The One’ you won’t be sat there in a year’s time going ‘yes but think how happy we were when we saved £50’. The value of the item should outweigh the value of the discount.

Tip: look for sites offering finance options. This means that you can buy ‘The One’ at the Black Friday price and spread the cost over the year.

3. Avoid the Shops

It sounds obvious but buying online rather than going to store will save you money and preserve your sanity. If previous years are anything to go by, the Highstreet is not a fun place to be come Black Friday.

Take Black Friday online and:

  • Save even more money by avoiding parking charges and get away from unwanted impulse purchases. If you go to the shops the chances of your coming away with just what you went for are slim. Buy online and head straight to the sites you like, no distractions.
  • Don’t be beat by out of stocks. Buying online you will be buying from a central stock pool, not just the limited units allocated to one store.
  • Shopping online you can be calm and focused, making sure that you’re not panic buying.

4. Sign Up

An inbox full of offers can be bamboozling but if there are things you are looking at, at this time of year it’s crazy not to subscribe to mailing lists. Not only are there early offers and VIP access emails going out but with so much buying going on over Black Friday there is slight air of snooze you lose. The larger the discount the faster the items may sell so the quicker you see the deal, the less likely you are to miss it.

Tip; A sign up isn’t a life commitment. After Black Friday you can always have a little purge and go through your emails unsubscribing from brands that you’re no longer interested in. Since the GDPR changes last year brands have had to make it easy. Unsubscribing is as easy a click of a button, literally.

5. Do your research

With so many sites in perpetual sale and making bold discounting claims, it’s important to know that the deal and the company you are buying from is genuine. Read reviews, check prices and make sure you have done all your homework before the day itself.

Do your price research and make sure your Black Friday discounts are real deals and are not just repeated discount you see throughout the year’ – Amanda, Ecommerce Marketing Manager

If you wanted to compare smaller items or tech, Tom from Technical here at Danetti recommends a site called Camel Camel Camel, which will provide a price history for any product that is sold on Amazon.

6. Refresh

We’re all stalking down our favorite sites and checking out the offers, which sometimes change daily. Things are going in and out of stock, due to demand, and depending what you are looking at availability can change. To make sure that you are always looking at the most up to date information you need to keep refreshing your page and clear your cache and cookies.

The easiest way to make sure that your cache and cookies is always clear, and the page is up to date is to open up an incognito window in your browser’ – Tom, Technical Manager

And finally when it comes to a Black Friday mantra, and your choosing your dream bed or dining set, chanel Karl Lagerfeld, who surely knew a thing or two about shopping:

Buy what you don’t have yet or what you really want, which can be mixed with what you already own. Buy only because something excites you, not just for the simple act of shopping.’ - Karl Lagerfeld.

The Colour of the Moment: Grape – A Velvet Color Masterclass
November 21, 2019 at 2:46 pm 0

Grape is such a rich, deep shade that will instantly add a feel of modern cosiness to your home. In this trend edit, we’ve put together our expert advice on a number of creative ways you can incorporate this stylish shade into your living room, with your sofa as the wow-factor focus.

Firstly, what colour is 'Grape'?

Colour is subjective - what one might call ‘Claret’ another might call ‘Plum’. We've gone for Grape to describe what is a rich, warm colour that sits in the wine - claret - plum - grape spectrum of colour. Because it’s velvet the colour appears to have a tonal quality which makes the colour even more interesting.

Amber Velvet Sofa in Grape

Top tip when buying a sofa: Order a Free swatch! This is important because all computer screens and phone screens are calibrated differently. We match our images against true colour but still, there is nothing quite like a swatch in your hand. Our swatches are free and it will help you see the colour, in the room with whatever lighting you have.

The Looks

Our design team have used colour theory to put together these three schemes, all centered around Grape, to give you some inspiration around how to use the colour of the moment.

1. Earthy Contrast

In Colour theory, a contrasting scheme is when colours are opposite each other on the colour wheel and therefore complement one another. This is why Forest Green is the perfect contrasting colour to showcase Grape. Don’t think of opposite colours as clashing, they offset and therefore compliment each other - It’s the theory of opposites attract! A dark wall is a great go-to for a cosy lounge, it will bring out the depth in the velvet, adding to the plushness. With a dark wall and a deeply toned sofa, keep the surrounding elements light with brass and lighter greys.

This look works well with a full blend of finishes. Here we have used black, chrome and brass. The key here is to blend, not match.

Amber comes in a 2 or a 3 seater option.

Top Tip: Stick to one contrasting colour, Forest Green, and use complementary colours for your accessories and accents, such as warm tones like ochre

Grape and Forest Green - Opposite sides of the Colour Wheel

2. Retro Eclectic

This look is probably the easiest of all, the key to this scheme is balance. Although there are a quite a few colours, each colour is evenly positioned and in relation to each other on the colour wheel, so the scheme has both impact and harmony.

A mix of Grape, Teal and Brass Tones.
Evenly spaced tones, spaced evenly around the colour wheel

Warm, earthy tones alongside a contrasting blue a pop of grape creates a multi layered and tonal look. You can really have some fun with your finishes, for example, we’ve included the velvet Plaza stool and Amber sofa, the glass Ripple coffee table and a statement light with a tactile brass bass. 

Top Tip: This colour palette lends itself to a mid century modern feel, perfect if you have a modern style but also love an eclectic feel or vintage find . 

3. Neutral Blush 

This look uses a blend of complementary, warm tones that sit on the same side of the colour wheel to Grape. Layering colours and tones that are near each other on the colour wheel gives a soft cohesive look, as opposed to a striking or contrasting one. All of the colours are on hues from the warm side of the wheel in various complimentary tones. 

When choosing paint colours, for a complimentary neutral to Grape, opt for a grey with a warm base, something like Farrow and Ball ‘Elephant’s Breath’. Then, use warm tones in your accessories like ocre, rust, blush, and metallic accents like rose gold and copper.

Top Tip: to keep a modern feel use black as an accent. A monochrome gallery wall and black accessories has the same effect of punctuating the scheme as a pop of colour would have. 

Which look do you like the best? Thinking of introducing any of these colour schemes to your home? Let us know in the comments! And for more info and styling tips for sofas take a look at our Sofa blog.