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Ideas and Inspiration
Spare Room? 4 Practical Spare Room Ideas To Update Your Space
May 3, 2019 at 3:26 pm 0
Luxe Chaise Lounge Chair Danetti

Many of us are lucky to have a spare room. But are we using it to its full potential? Using the space as a dumping ground for boxes, books and unused gym equipment may make it a handy storage solution, when in reality the room could be used for so much more. Stuck for ideas? Or not sure it’s worth the hassle? Let us inspire you with 4 Practical Spare Room ideas to Update Your Space!

Guest room

The most common use for a spare room, a guest room is ideal if your regularly have friends and family staying over. You’ll want to make your guest room feel as inviting as another room in your home.

As a guest room tends to be one of the smaller rooms in the house, try to declutter and be savvy with storage to make the most of the space. A cleverly sized bed like the Hector double bed is ideal for smaller spaces, or you could choose a bed with storage, like the Amalfi, so you have extra space to store items such as bedding and coats when not in use.

Amalfi Peacock Velvet Double Bed with Storage
Amalfi Peacock Velvet Double Bed with Storage

Keep the scheme neutral and add homely touches such as chunky pillows, throws and nightlights to make your guest feel fully accommodated. Have a well thought out and considered guest room will also be beneficial when it comes to selling your home, as it show potential buyers how they can maximise and use the extra space.

Home Office

If you work from home, then a separate workstation is essential. It’ll allow you to separate work and home life and keep things in order. Home offices are also great for sorting some life admin or simply as a quiet place to read and relax.

Rey White Marble Arc Floor Lamp
Rey White Marble Arc Floor Lamp

A desk and chair will provide a space for you to sit at your computer or take notes. As we spend long periods of time sat at our desks, comfort is key. So opt for supportive chair and a practical sized desk: enough surface space to work at but one that won’t take up too much room.

Cavour Black Glass Desk
Cavour Black Glass Desk

Top Tip: Add boxes under your desk as a stylish storage solution. It'll keep clutter to minimum while also making the most of your space.

Hobby Room

Are you into your fitness? How about arts and crafts? Or do you simply enjoy the company of a good book? Whatever your enjoy, see if you can utilise your spare room by making your own hobby area.  

A compact TV unit is ideal for creating a games or movie room. The compact size means there’s enough room for some storage without it being taking up too much of your space. Add an occasional chair and stackable size tble for maximum versatility and comfort.

Walk in Wardrobe

A walk in wardrobe may seem like a distant dream, designed only for mansions and Disney princesses. But in reality, it’s far easy to create than you may think. Using desks, sideboards and other clever storage solutions, you can quickly turn your room into the ultimate storage space.

Aria Glass and White Oak Sideboard

You could also use the space as your modern boudoir, adding a comfy chair, desk and mirror to help you get ready for the everyday and those big nights out.

Plaza Teal Velvet Stool
Penny Goldstone has used our Teal Velvet Plaza Stool to finish off her glam dressing area perfectly!

Spare Room Ideas

You can view all the items listed here and many, many more over on our website. Have we already helped you transform your spare room? We’d love to see! Post a picture on social with the #mydanetti for your chance to be featured on our page.

If you're looking for more ideas on how to update your space, take a look at our Don't Move- Improve! blog post.

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Guides, Ideas and Inspiration
Don’t Move – Improve! | 5 Simple Tips That’ll Revamp Your Home
April 12, 2019 at 6:06 pm 0
Zilo and Fia 4 to 6 Seater Dining Set

Moving house is expensive, time consuming and, let's be honest, incredibly stressful. So if you're happy with your house but what to make it more of a home, don't move but improve! When planned and styled right, you'll be able to transform your exsiting home far easier than you make think...

1. Keep It Cost Effective

Fiesta Dome Teal and Brass Pendant Light
Fiesta Dome Teal and Brass Pendant Light

One of the main benefits of improving your home rather than moving is that it is far cheaper. So utilise this by making the most of what’s already available. Take note of what you like in your existing space and consider how you could make it even better, for example:

  • High ceilings? Decorate them with statement pendant lighting.
  • An awkward corner? Consider swapping your table for a corner bench or round dining set so your can better use the space.
  • Updating your bedroom? Consider a bed with storage space so you don’t need as many drawers and cabinets.

You could even spend a bit of money doing that extension you've always dreamed of, or fitting a new kitchen. By spending a bit of time and money making your home work for you, you need't think about moving where you can create your dream home exactly where you are... Plus an extension or new kitchen is still must more cost effective than moving house!

2. Use Lighting & Mirrors To Add Space

Carmel White and Brass Floor Lamp
Luxe Modern Large 3 Seater Velvet Chesterfield Sofa &Carmel White and Brass Floor Lamp

Getting your lighting right can have a massive effect on your interior. Depending on your what room your renovating and its size, you’ll want to consider your task, ambient and statement lighting to ensure your space is well lit. You can read more on our lighting buying and styling tips here. Mirrors are also a great style feature that will also help to open up the look and improve the feel of your room, so consider your size and placement.

3. Maximise Your Room

Cavour Black Glass Desk
Cavour Black Glass Desk

Have lots to seat? Invest in an extending table with stackable chairs. Regularly work from home? Use a streamlined desk to turn an awkward spot into your new work station.

Planning like this is key when it comes to making your interior suit your needs. In many cases you'll find just by moving your furnuture around, changing the shape or downsizing when a larger piece isn't needed will maximise the space you already have.

4. Prioritise The Essentials

Rene Midnight Velvet King Size Bed
ene Midnight Velvet King Size Bed

Although cheaper than moving home, renovating or even just updating your space will come at a cost. So be smarter with your styling to make the most of your budget. Start with your essentials, like a new dining set or sofa, and then style your accent pieces around this. If you’re happy with your staple pieces but feel your space just needs freshening up, focus in on your accessories to update the look.

5. Add Colour Creatively

Plaza Blush Velvet Stool
Plaza Blush Velvet Stool

A fresh lick of paint is a simple and really effective way to improve any interior. But why not go further than a feature wall to brighten up your space. Introduce colour creatively through smaller items such as dining chairs, rugs or throws. Consider new material in your space such as velvet, brass or gloss to give your space both a new look and feel.

Home Improved... Now Get Styling!

Have we inspired you to give your interior a new lease of life? If so, head over to our website where you'll find a whole variety of stylish furniture pieces.

And as always, don't forget t tag your Danetti pictures with #mydanetti for your chance to be featured on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

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Living, Sofas
6 Sofa Buying Mistakes You’ll Want To Avoid!
March 15, 2019 at 5:15 pm 0
Sofa Buying Mistakes by Danetti

Buying a sofa is big investment for your home. With so much choice available, we wanted to help you get it right first time with our 6 Sofa Buying Mistakes You'll Want To Avoid!

1. Not Considering Your Sizing

First things first: will it fit through your door? Maneuvering a sofa into a space isn’t the easiest of tasks, but this can be made far easier on the day of delivery by checking your sizing and considering how it’ll fit through your door.

Top Tip: wait to attach the feet of your sofa before getting it through your door. Those couple extra inches of space will make all the difference!

2. Not Considering Your Placement

You’ll want to double check the measurements of your sofa in the space. No one wants to squeeze past the back or tuck in their feet every time someone walks past. Be careful of placing leathers close to radiators or fabric sofas in direct sunlight to avoid damage to the material.

Ellis Large 3 Seater Leather Sofa

To help with your placement, draw out a bird's eye view floor plan and block in your furniture. You could do this by drawing it on or cutting out to scale size drawing of each item in the space. This will allow you to play with the placement without the heavy lifting involved in actually moving the furniture!

3. Not Considering Your Existing Space

How do you use your current sofa? Do you like the position it’s currently in or are you wanting a new arrangement? How often and who uses the sofa? These are all incredibly important questions to ask yourself when choosing a sofa for your space, as they will help you narrow downsizing, style and materials. If you choose a sofa that’s not practical for your needs or fit for purpose, it’ll really disrupt your room.

Studio 3 Seater Right Hand Fabric Sofa with Chaise
Studio 3 Seater Right Hand Fabric Sofa with Chaise

Top Tip: A sofa will generally tell you how many it can seat. However, it’s always a good idea to still check your measurements. This way you’ll get a better feel for how many you personally think you could sit.

4. Prioritising Style Over Comfort

No one wants a good-looking sofa that’s not comfortable to sit on. Some people like to sit back, others want to stretch out and there are those that just simply want to sit.

Mona 3 Seater Leather Sofa
Mona 3 Seater Leather Sofa

A deeper seat will allow you to snuggle up, while a high back will offer more support when sat upright. Opt for lower armrest if you like to lounge on your sofa, as this will offer a place to rest your head. A sofa can be both stylish and comfortable, so make sure you consider both factors.

5. Not Doing Your Research

Many sofas look the part, but it's a good idea to consider what’s going on on the inside too. Factors such as the frame, seat padding and what support the seat has are all contributing factors to the comfort and longevity of sofa.

Studio 2 Seater Fabric Sofa
Studio 2 Seater Fabric Sofa

Central leg supports, high-density PU foam, Zigzag springs and elastic webbing are all additional features to look out for the give a sofa that stamp of quality engineering and design ingenuity.

6. Prioritising Price Over Longevity

That sofa selling for a fraction of the cost of others on the market may seem like a steal, but will it still be sitting pretty in your home in two, three, ten years to come? In many cases, you get what you pay for. So if you choose a sofa because it’s cheaper but lacking the points mentioned above, chances are you’ll end up unhappy with the lack of comfort and quality. Make sure you do your research and if the price seems to good to be true, you’ll know why!

Good To Know:

It’s widely suggested that your try a sofa out before you buy. However, when ordering online this isn’t an option. But don’t let that stop you...

  • When shopping online, check your measurements, read up on the construction of the sofa and order swatches.
  • Watch videos and read the product descriptions- the information is all there for you to take in and will give you a feel of the sofa that’s almost as good as sitting in it.
  • Read up on the warranty and returns so that you know if, for whatever reason, the sofa isn’t right, you can exchange or return it hassle-free.

To shop the Danetti range of sofas, head over to our website. You can also read our sofa cleaning and buying guides for even more information.


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Ideas and Inspiration
How To Add a Warm-Weather Feel to Your Home
February 22, 2019 at 6:00 pm 0
Aver Oak and White Extending and Finn Dining Set

As the days are starting to get longer and the evenings are getting lighter, we can’t help but yearn for some summer sun. Sadly, it’s still a way off yet! But what if we told you you could inject a warm-weather feel into your home all year round? Now we’re talking!

By being savvy with your choice of colour, lighting and textures, you can break-through the winter blues and lift the mood by giving your home some much-needed warmth.

Get Creative With Colour

A good place to start is with your colour scheme. Summery shades like orange, yellow and red are warmer hues that will create a bright, sunny atmosphere. You can introduce this by being bold and adding them to a feature wall, or in a more subtle way through your choice of dining chairs and accessories.

Luka Matt White Extending Dining Table
The Luka table and Finn chairs styled by Denise. We just love how she's coordinated her set with the wallpaper!

With these brighter shades, you can always mellow out the look by having a mix of bolder colours alongside cooler hues. This will keep the look summery yet not too overpowering.

Consider Your Lighting

When it comes to lighting your home, you’ll want to have a considered balance of natural and artificial light. Table and floor lamps will create low lighting with a cosier mood, while pendants will keep the whole room well lit. To choose where to put your lighting, look at where the light naturally falls in the day and work out where extra lighting is needed at night.

Top Tip: Some bulbs have a softer, warm-weather glow, while others are stronger and brighter. Check the lumens and the type of bulb so it matches what you want to use the light for! You can find out more in our Lighting Buying Guide.

As the evening starts draws in, create an even cosier mood with a mix of scented candles:

Photo Credit: @our_money_pit

Plan Your Plants

One way to bring a piece of the outdoors indoors is to do exactly that! Potted plants and vibrant flowers are an easy and instant way to lift the mood and brighten any space.

@hollyanna11 showing how to make a statement with decorative plants.
Flowers are a great centre piece for your dining table and instantly freshen up the space. Photo by: @newcraighallnewbuild

Get The Natural Look With Wood

Earthy tones like greens, grey and beige alongside wooden fishes offer a more rustic feel. This will give your space an outdoorsy vibe without the need for bold statement shades.

Alessio Walnut Round 4 Seater Dining Table
The wood veneer of the Alessio table has an inherent warmth and natural feel, perfec for adding an outdoorsy vibe to your dining area.
Alessio Walnut and Iris Fabric 4 Seater Dining Set
Combining wooden and fabric finishes is a great way to add a softer and inviting feel.

Create warm-weather with textures

Get creative and mix your materials. Adding a throw to your real leather armchair or a gloss coffee table alongside your velvet sofa will give your space a coordinated and considered look, but by slightly breaking up the scheme will stop it looking plain and uninspired.

Luxe Modern Large 3 Seater Velvet Chesterfield Sofa & Carmel White and Brass Floor Lamp
Luxe Modern Large 3 Seater Velvet Chesterfield Sofa & Carmel White and Brass Floor Lamp
Amalfi Peacock Velvet King Size Bed with Storage
@gvrow mixing fabric cushions with her velvet Amalfi bed alongside a rustic brick wall. Love it!

Show Us Your Style!

Have we inspired you to create some warm-weather looks in your home? or do you already have some stylish Danetti pieces in your home? Why not share a picture on social with the #mydanetti for your chance to be featured on our page.

You can view all of the products shown here (and more) over on our website.

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Ideas and Inspiration, Living
8 Living Room Buying Mistakes You’ll Want To Avoid!
February 15, 2019 at 3:16 pm 0
Living room buying mistakes

Living rooms are a staple part of our homes. Whether we’re sat reading, watching TV or just generally relaxing, we all want a space that we feel comfortable in. Varying in shape, size and style, there are lots of things to consider. And to make creating a perfect living space that bit easier, here are 8 Living Room Buying Mistakes You’ll Want To Avoid!

Not Being Practical

You’ve set your sights on your dream living room interior in that glossy magazine or on Pinterest. It’s clean, contemporary and effortlessly cool. But is it liveable? Many shoots are set up to look great but they just aren’t practical. Remember that you and your family will be using the space, so keep key factors like comfort and durability inline with your styling dreams!

Poorly Planning Your Layout

No one wants to squeeze past your coffee table or climb over your footstool to sit down. Plan out your spacing so there’s enough room for drawers and doors to be opened, tables to be walked around and legs to be stretched out and put up without getting in the way.

Ripple Glass and Black Chrome Coffee Table
Ripple Glass and Black Chrome Coffee Table

Not Enough Light

We talk a lot about how important lighting is for your home and lighting your living room is no exception. (You can read more here if you’re keen to find out how to do it well). Consider where the natural light will fall in the day and what areas you’d like to illuminate when it’s dark at night. Living rooms are generally more relaxed settings, so you’ll want ambient lighting to help to create a softer, calming glow.

Alma White and Brass Table Lamp
Alma White and Brass Table Lamp

Buying Everything At Once

It can be tempting when furnishing a new space or renovating an existing home to get everything in one go. But not everyone has the time or money to have that luxury! And that’s not always a bad thing. Start with your essentials like your sofa and seating. Then you can colour match and coordinate accessories to this. Trends and fads come and go, and you can always change your accent pieces over time. But matching to your staple furniture in the space means your living room will always feel up to date.

Ellis Leather Armchair
Ellis Leather Armchair

Not Checking Your Measurements

One obvious living room buying mistake but also one that can be easily missed. When ordering furniture online, it’s best to check, check and then check again that the furniture can fit through your door, that it’s the right size and shape for your space, and that you haven’t overfilled the setting. You can do this by drawing a floor plan on squared paper or marking out your furniture using making tape. Either way, you want to know it'll fit.

Luxe Modern Large 3 Seater Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Luxe Modern Large 3 Seater Leather Chesterfield Sofa

Leaving Out End Tables & Surface Space

The comfiest sofa isn’t half as accommodating when guests have to sit with their drink in hand and snacks on their lap. That’s why it’s always handy to have a surface near your seating, whether that’s a coffee table or smaller end table next to your sofa. If you’re short on space opt for a side table that can nest or be stacked when not in use.

Dice Dove Grey Gloss Side Tables

Making Everything Match

Although coordination can go a long way in creating a well thought out space, overly matchy-matchy interiors can look a bit static and uninspired. Start with your basics and have one central colour or theme, but don’t be afraid to introduce different patterns and textures through your soft furnishings and accent pieces. This will really help bring your room to life and give it some character.

Ellis Large 3 Seater Leather Sofa

Living Room Buying Mistakes -Avoided!

Have we inspired you to freshen up your living room? You can browse our collection of living room furniture over on our website.

Already have some stylish Danetti pieces? We’d love to see! Post a picture on social with the #mydanetti for your chance to be featured on our Facebook or Instagram pages.


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General News, Special Offers
Valentine’s Competition – Win £50 worth of Lighting or Resturant Vouchers!
February 14, 2019 at 5:02 pm 0

Staying in or dining out this Valentine’s? Either way, we’ve got you covered.

Tag your other half, friend or significant other on our competition post on either Facebook or Instagram to enter. You also need to both like the competition post and follow our page for your chance to win a £50 restaurant voucher if you’re going out OR a stylish light to set the mood if you’re staying in.

T&C’s: To Enter, You Must:

  • Like the competition post.
  • Tag a friend in the post comments.
  • Follow either @danetti_com or like the Danetti Facebook page.
  • A winner will be randomly selected and announced on Monday 18th February 2019.
  • Your prize will be a £50 restaurant voucher OR a £50 lighting voucher.
  • Cannot be exchanged for cash or in-store credit on another item.
  • No purchase necessary.

Wait, There's More?

That's right! We're also running Free Standard Delivery this Valentine's weekend. So you can bring back the love with stylish mood lighting, new beds, and sumptuous velvet pieces. Offer ends midnight Monday.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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Buying Guides, Dining
Dining Room Sizing Guide: Know Your Measurements
February 1, 2019 at 3:30 pm 0

Ddining room measuring guide Danetti You could order a beautiful dining table and chairs, a contemporary dining bench or a set of stylish bar stools, but it’s no good if they don’t fit in your space!

Ordering online, it’s especially important to check your measurements. Although our returns are free and easy, it’s always nice to get things right first time around. That’s why we’ve created our ultimate dining room sizing guide. In this post we'll cover:

  • Measuring your room
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Benches

 

First Things First: Measure your room

You can do this by either:

  • Drawing out a plan of the room to scale on squared paper and add your furniture measurements.

or

  • Mark out the dimensions of the piece of furniture you’d like to buy using a piece of cardboard or masking tape. Doing this is a great visual representation of how much space your furniture will take up and will also help you check that it’s the right proportions for your room.

 

Dining Seating

The optimum seat height for a dining chair is when there is 26cm to 30cm between the top of the seat and the top of the dining table.

Zilo and Fia 4 to 6 Seater Dining Set Zilo and Fia 4 to 6 Seater Dining Set

If your chair is 46cm to 51cm from the floor to the top of the seat, it will fit well under a standard height table while allowing plenty of legroom. If you are after a chair that has lumbar support, a back height between 30cm and 40cm is ideal.

Sizing Checklist

  1. Height
  2. Seat width
  3. Seat height
  4. Depth
  5. Back Height
  6. Footprint

 

Dining Chair Spacing

Allow 60-80cm per place setting, dependant on whether you want a cosier feel or a more spacious feel.

Fern White Gloss and Stylo Extending Dining Set Fern White Gloss and Stylo Extending Dining Set

 

Dining Armchairs

Don’t forget that if you go for dining armchairs you may need to double check the spacing. The thickness of the table top will eat into your space available for the arm of the chair

Marlow Swivel Dining Armchair Marlow Swivel Dining Armchair

Check the Footprint

Bear in mind that some dining chairs are wider at the bottom, for example, our Marlow or Ora dining chairs, so will need more space around the table. It’s always best to check the measurements and if they aren’t available, just ask! In this instance, the measurement you are looking for is called the ‘footprint’ .

 

Ora Dining Chair Ora Dining Chair

Dining Table Sizing

The length measurement of a table refers to the length of the table top, not from where you can fit your chairs tucked in underneath. Generally speaking, the description of the table will include how many it can seat, but if you are hoping to squeeze in a few more or use other chairs, make sure you check.

Louis Ceramic Marble and Deco Real Leather Extending Dining Set
Louis Ceramic Marble and Deco Real Leather Extending Dining Set

 

Plan to leave 70-90cm between the edge of your table and each wall or between other pieces of furniture in the room. This is so that chairs can be pulled out with ease, leaving enough room for people to pass through.

Profile and Ida 4 to 6 Seater Glass and Grey Dining Set Profile and Ida 4 to 6 Seater Glass and Grey Dining Set

 

If you’re looking at a dining table with an apron, make sure you check the height of the arms on the chairs so that they can slide under neatly.

As a final check, why not mark out the space to get a rough idea of how much room the table will occupy. It’s the easiest way to get a feel for how much physical space the table will take up.

 

Round Dining Tables

Round dining tables are great for giving a good amount of seating space in a small area. No corners mean the table allows for ease of movement in kitchen or dining areas where space might be a little tight. Sizing wise, you can be a bit more flexible with your seating, just depends on how snug or spread out you’d like to sit!

So here is our final run through of the vital checks...

  1. Measure your space
  2. Table height (this is especially important when it comes to choosing dining chairs)
  3. Table width - especially if you want to use the ends
  4. Table length
  5. Table length with extensions
  6. Where are the extension panels stored?
  7. Table measurement from in-between the legs (not just the table top)
  8. Will everyone fit?

Louis Ceramic Marble and Light Grey Extending Dining Table

 

Dining Benches

Full Length or Tucked in

Full length

Great For: maximizing the seats around the table. A full-length bench does what it says on the tin - it needs to be the full length of your table. This style works especially well with pedestal-style bases as you can neatly tuck the bench in while still maximising the space you have available. That’s not to say it 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.

Sanza Grey Gloss and Mellow Blush Velvet Bench Dining Set Sanza Grey Gloss and Mellow Blush Velvet Bench Dining Set

TOP TIP: If you decide not to tuck your bench in we suggest choosing a backless bench. A backless bench will be narrower than a bench with a backrest. You still have all the seat comfort without the extra depth of the back. Also, backless benches are lightweight and easy to move in and out.

 

Tucked in

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 rather than the length of the table top. You’ll also want to leave about 5cm for clearance to avoid bumping into the legs every time the bench is pulled in and out.

Fergus Fabric 3 Seater Bench with Backrest Fergus Fabric 3 Seater Bench with Backrest

TOP TIP: Whether you have your bench tucked in or at the full length of your table, we recommend that you allow enough space so that when you are sitting on the bench, the front of the bench is in line with the front of the table. This applies for corner benches as well as it will give you the optimum comfort while seated.

Bench Sizing Checklist

  1. Seat back height If your bench has a backrest and you plan to put it against a wall be sure to check that it fits with any panelling or window sills.
  2. Seat height (from floor to the seat) A comfortable seat height should be around 45cm, the same as a dining chair
  3. Bench depth
  4. Seat depth
  5. Bench length

 

So there you have it. Everything you need to know when it comes to dining room sizing. Make sure you take a look at our buying guides for even more information on styling and sizing for your home.

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Bedroom, Beds, Buying Guides
Contemporary Beds: Ultimate Bed Buying Guide
January 18, 2019 at 2:17 pm 0
Mellow Teal Velvet King Size BedBuying a bed is a big investment for your home. And it's where we spend most of our time too. With most of us spending between 7 to 9 hours a night curled up under the covers, you'll want to make sure the bed you choose is as comfortable, supportive and long-lasting as it can be. If you're a little overwhelmed by the number of contemporary beds available, take a look at our bed buying tips and you'll be choosing the perfect piece in no time!

Double, King or Super King?

TYPE Double King Super King
AVG. SIZE 4ft6 UK Double. 135cm x 190cm / 4'6 x 6'3" 5ft UK King size. 150cm x 200cm / 5' x 6'6" 6ft UK Super King size. 180cm x 200cm / 6' x 6'6"
WEIGHT BEARING 500kgs 500kgs 500kgs

Double Bed

A double bed is a great size for a spare room or as an upgrade from a single bed in a room where space is a little limited. A double can comfortably fit two people and is a popular choice.

King Size Bed

If you’ve got the space, consider a king size bed frame. A traditional king size bed may be too bulky for a small bedroom, however, they do offer that extra bit of sleeping and potential storage space.

Super Kingsize Bed

The extra inches of a super king size bed frame will not only keep you well supported, it also gives you and your sleeping partner that extra bit of room to move around and get comfortable without disturbing one another.

Top Tip: If you’re upgrading your bed size  - think about your bedding! A king size isn’t too much bigger than a double, so you might be able to pass. However, jumping from a double to a super king you’ll need some new sheets.

Consider Your Space:

    • It’s best to leave a minimum of 76cm at all sides of your bed so you can get around it comfortably. This will also allow enough room for bedside tables, wardrobe/cabinets, doors to open etc.
    • Could you downsize your current bedframe to make more use of your room? Or upsize if you have space? Consider what’s more important, extra flooring or extra room in bed.
  • If you don't yet have a bed in your room, get a feel for the sizing by using masking tape or a piece of cardboard to mark out where it’ll sit.

Questions to Ask Before You Buy:

    • Does the bed come with a headboard?
    • Are there storage options?
    • What’s my budget?
    • Do I have space to open the storage options?
    • How will the bed be delivered - fully assembled, or is assembly needed?
    • Is a mattress included?
    • What does the bed's guarantee cover, and for how long?
  • Will it fit through my door?

Choosing Your Bed Frame

Height: The height of the frame and the matress will affect how easy it is to get in and out of the bed. There’s not right or wrong, just what suits you and your space. Headboards: A tall headboard will add both impact and grandeur to any bedroom interior, whereas a shorter headboard will help to open up the space. Contemporary beds are available in a variety of designs so you can realy have some fun with your styling.  Structure: No one wants a bed that feels wobbly or creaky every time someone rolls over! That’s why it’s important to check the bedframe. Ask yourself:
    • How is it constructed?
    • What’s holding it in place?
  • What materials have been used?
A selection of our contemporary beds are constructed of bowed beech slats. These then slot into place onto aluminium base rails, using sturdy plastic fittings to support your mattress. This helps to keep it in the most supportive and comfortable position. It’s factors like this that ensure you’re choosing a supportive and quality bed, so they’re important to check. Flooring: beds are weighty pieces of furniture so you’ll want to protect the flooring underneath. Floor protectors on the feet, or having a rug or carpet are all simple solutions to keep your flooring looking its best.

Top Tip: When it comes to assembling a slat frame bed, pre-assemble your bed slats and then put the bed together, rather than attaching them one by one when the frame is in place. This will save both time and effort!

Contemporary Beds & Simple Storage

Everyday Access vs Longer Storage

What you want to store in your bed will help you choose the type of storage you need. If you’re looking to house clothes you regularly need, opt for a bed with drawers as this allows for easy access. Items you want to store for longer periods of time, like winter coats and bedding, would be better stored in an ottoman bed as this offers more support and space.
Amalfi Peacock Velvet King Size Bed with Storage

The internal storage for the Amalfi is a great space saver.

Top Tip: With a fixed frame bed, consider the height from the floor to the underside of the bed as this may allow for space for storage underneath.

Snooze in Style

Once you know your sizing, you can move onto the fun stuff- the styling! And with our Stylist’s bedroom cheatsheet, creating a cosy bedroom interior couldn't be easier….
  • Stick to a minimal colour palette - Choose colours within the same shade to create a complementary look and create a serene setting.
  • You can’t beat fresh white sheets - you can then add a couple of tonal cushions for an added element of colour- but simple is always best.
    • Clash your textures - for example, balance the smoothness of velvet with a chunky knit and cool metallics like brass and copper for an effortlessly trendy and designer look.
    • Less is always more - The more bits and bobs you have on display, the more cluttered your bedroom will feel. Invest in trendy boxes or side tables with drawers to hide all those unsightly necessities. Tidy room, tidy mind.
    • Play with proportions - Avoid an expanse of bed linen by breaking it up with throws and cushions.
    • Wooden floors need a rug - You can choose an area rug, to sit under and around the base of your bed, or a couple of runners either side, just to keep your toes toasty on cold mornings.
    • Warm things up with chunky knits and sheepskin rugs. You don't want your bedroom to feel cold and uninviting.
  • Style your bedside tables simply - a simple stack of your favourite books, a pretty vase and a relaxing candle should be more than enough.

Care & Cleaning

Velvet Bed Frame

Velvet upholstery is far easier to clean and maintain than you may think. Firstly, the 100% polyester short pile velvet we use for our range of furniture has been rub tested to 40,000 rubs, so you know it’s far from delicate. It’s best to act as soon as a spill occurs, as it’s far easier to clean velvet before the mark sinks through to penetrate the base cloth.
  1. To wipe away marks, use an absorbent cloth or paper towel to soak up the spillage. Dab the surface rather than rubbing as this will better soak up the liquid.
  2. To clean your velvet furniture, all you need to use is a soft cloth and some warm soapy water, wiping the fabric in a circular motion.
  3. Then, leave the material to air dry or use a hair dryer to speed up the process.
  4. You can also vacuum your velvet upholstery by using the handheld nozzle. This will better collect any dust or bits that have been caught up in the pile. Be sure to use the upholstery attachment on your vacuum as this will be much softer on your velvet and avoid any unwanted marks.
If you feel your velvet upholstery has lost a bit of its sheen, have no fear. You can use a steamer to restore its signature shine by keeping the nozzle moving across the velvet at a moderate pace. Move in the direction of the nap and hold the steamer about an inch away from the fabric for the best results. Once completely dry, brush the material in the direction of the nap using a soft-bristled hairbrush. We also suggest regularly brushing your velvet bed frame with a velvet brush or soft clothes brush, going in the direction of the nap. 

Fabric Bed Frame

Our melange fabric bed frames are upholstered in a fabric made from single or spun melange yarn. You can tell it apart from other multi-coloured or dyed fabrics as you can see varying colour flecks, rather than it being one solid colour.

Spot Cleaning

Spot cleaning your bed frame is probably your best option, as it's unlikely you'll need to go ahead and deep clean the whole frame. To do this:
  1. For any small little marks, you can usually clean them off with some warm soapy water- as long as you catch them quick enough! Put 1 tablespoon of dish soap (such as Fairy) into 2 cups of warm water.
  2. Take a clean white cloth and dab it into your soapy water. Pat over the stain (don't rub) and use a dry white cloth to absorb the water. Repeat this 3-4 times until stain has gone.
  3. If you have a slightly more stubborn stain, then try adding 1x tablespoon of white vinegar into your soapy solution. White vinegar is a great household cleaner and can be used in all sorts of cleaning solutions. Don’t worry about the vinegar smell, as this will disappear once dry

So There You Have It!

If you feel like you need a lie down after all that information, why not take a look at the Danetti Bedroom Range and see what your home is missing! If it's bedroom styling you're after, be sure to take a look at Bedroom Styling Tips with our Interior Stylist. 
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Sale
January Sale 2019 – Our Top Picks
December 21, 2018 at 11:46 am 0
  Start saving on some of your favourite pieces sooner thanks to our early January sale. Get 10% off sitewide, 20% off sofas and beds and up to 40% off on our January sale deeper discount page. With such great savings, there’s never been a better time to revitalise your home with some stunning new furniture pieces!

40% off

The biggest discount in our January sale, update your kitchen, dining room or living room with up to 40% off selected colours and sizes.

Cleo 4 Seater Matt White Pedestal Dining Table

Cleo 4 Seater Matt White Pedestal Dining Table  

Cleo 4 Seater Matt Grey Pedestal Dining Table

Cleo 4 Seater Matt Grey Pedestal Dining Table  

Duo Matt Grey Side Table and Lime Fabric Stool Set

Duo Matt Grey Side Table and Lime Fabric Stool Set  

Loop 7 Seater Right Hand Corner Bench in Black

Loop 7 Seater Right Hand Corner Bench in Black  

Monti Real Leather Armchair in Black

Monti Real Leather Armchair in Black

 

Monti Real Leather Dining Chair in Black

Monti Real Leather Dining Chair in Black  

Elise Bar Stool in Cream

Elise Bar Stool in Cream

 

Elise Chrome Gas Lift Bar Stool in Latte Beige

Elise Chrome Gas Lift Bar Stool in Latte Beige

 

30% Off

From stackable chairs to stylish storage pieces, save up to 30% on some of our top tables and dining room seating.

Senn Colourful Dining Chairs in Blue, Red and White

  Senn Colourful Dining Chair in Blue Senn Colourful Dining Chair in Red Senn Colourful Dining Chair in White  

Aria Espresso Dark Wood and Glass Square Dining Table

Aria Espresso Dark Wood and Glass Square Dining Table Danetti

 

Form Cantilever Dining Armchair in White

Form Cantilever Dining Armchair in White  

Assi White and Grey Gloss Sideboard

Assi White and Grey Gloss Sideboard  

Form Chrome Bar Stool in Cool Grey

Form Chrome Bar Stool in Cool Grey    

20% Off

Keep the look cool and contemporary with Calanna white oak console or Louis marble table. Then introduce dark luxe looks with the matt black legs of the Bella chair or the rich walnut of the Halo coffee table.

Bella Real Leather Dining Chair in Cool Grey

Bella Real Leather Dining Chair in cool grey Danetti  

Arc 4 Seater Grey Gloss and Oak Dining Table

Arc 4 Seater Grey Gloss and Oak Dining Table

 

Calanna White Oak and Glass Console Table

Calanna White Oak and Glass Console Table

 

Louis Ceramic Marble and Light Grey Extending Dining Table

Louis Ceramic Marble and Light Grey Extending Dining Table Danetti

 

Danni Real Leather Dining Chair in White

Danni Real Leather Dining Chair in White  

Halo Walnut Coffee Table

Halo Walnut Coffee Table  

And that's not all!

Don't forget, during our January sale you can get 10% off sitewide on orders over £200 and 20% off sofas and beds. Shop the range now at www.danetti.com
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Floor Lamps, Lighting, Pendant Lamps, Table Lamps
Lighting Buying Guide: Table, Floor and Pendant Lamps – Danetti Lifestyle 
December 7, 2018 at 4:27 pm 0
  Lighting should never be left as an afterthought when it comes to home styling. A well thought out lighting scheme can help pull together the overall look and feel of your room while also performing a variety of functions. In this post, we’ll talk you through what lamp styles and colours to choose so you can illuminate your home in style!  

What Type of Lighting?

Let’s start with the basics. There are essentially three ways you want to light your home: Ambient, Task and Statement or Accent lighting:  

Ambient Lighting

Acting as a replacement for natural light in our homes, ambient lights are an extremely important factor in any interior space. This style of lighting should promote a comfortable level of brightness rather than a high sheen or glare.    

Task Lighting

Unlike ambient lighting, task lighting works hard in a small area. It should be used in areas you need more directional lighting, and where overhead lighting won't reach. Table lamps and pendants will help light a previously unloved corner and help you get some work done!       

Statement and Accent Lighting

Statement lights work to highlight features and add character to a room by drawing the eye to your most cherished items such as pictures or ornaments. Because of their shape and size, accent lighting is usually restricted to one area. Top Tip: When choosing your lights, think about the room's natural light and how that changes throughout the day. Are there any dark corners that would benefit from some illumination? What about a space in your room that’s just out of the sun’s reach? Placement of your lighting is just as important as the lamp itself.  

Just The Right Light

Lumens, unlike watts, are a direct measure of light output. The larger the lumen count, the brighter bulb. You can multiply a traditional light bulb wattage by 10 to provide the lumens that you should expect. For example, a traditional 40W light bulb would give about 460 Lumens. Here's another breakdown to give you a better idea of lights and lumens:  
Type of Light Lumens
Floodlight 1,000
Reading Lamp 800
Living Room 450
 

What Type of Lamp?

Danetti lighting - table lamps and desk lamps When you introduce lighting into your home, remember that you’re adding purpose as well as a prettiness. Whether that’s providing a guiding glow or task illumination, the type of lamp you choose will have a big impact. Here are the three main types of lamps and their purposes:  

Floor Lamps

Floor lamps don't require any installation, beyond being plugged into the nearest socket, making them one of the easiest interior updates for your home. They’re incredibly versatile too, as being a free-standing light they can be positioned throughout your home. Overarching shapes like our Evey floor lamp will make a statement in your space while slimmer profiles like the Carmel floor lamp offer lighting versatility for smaller spaces.  

Table Lamps & Desk Lamps

Like floor lamps, table lamps offer ultimate lighting versatility and are an inexpensive makeover for your home. Being lightweight and portable means they can be placed anywhere, helping illuminate dark corners and provide accent lighting.   Top Tip: a lamp with a fabric lampshade is perfect for creating a softer glow, as the shade helps to softly diffuse light throughout the room.     Table lamps are ideal for producing targeted light to assist you as you work, read or apply makeup by focusing attention and reducing eye strain.
Alma Black and Brass Table Lamp

Alma Black and Brass Table Lamp

 

Pendant Lamps

Pendants require more installation as they need to be hardwired into your home. But once this is done, they will transform the look and feel of your room. If you want to style your pendant over a kitchen island, allow clearance of around 75-90cm above your work surface and the bottom of the pendant. If you're worried steam and grease may come into contact with your pendant lights, make sure to pick a material that's easy to wipe clean. When it comes to sizing, pick a pendant that's in proportion with the area you want to light. Too small and the light will look lost, too big and it'll look overpowering. Pendants with or without lampshades are a good way to suit the size of the lamp to your space.   Low hanging pendants are also a great alternative to bedside lamps, like the Teo styled alongside the Mellow bed, as they look super-modern while saving space. It's a good idea to position your light switch close to your bed for easy access when reading or lounging in bed.    Top Tip: When it comes to hardwired lights, try to arrange your light switches so it’s convenient to turn them off. For example, it's best to place switches at the top and bottom of stairs, at each end of a hallway and by the door to a room.  

Warm or Bright?

Having various types of lighting throughout your home is essential to set different moods during the day and evening. Each lighting style has its place: bright for reading, working and practical tasks, and dimmed for watching TV and relaxing. A softer light will ensure a relaxed, welcoming space, projecting warmth into the room.     Top Tip: Consider the main function of the room. If it’s a kitchen or dining area, add task lights to illuminate key areas. A bedroom or living room space calls for a softer, more ambient light, such as shaded lamps that diffuse the light softly around the room.  

Extra Features

Looking for a little bit more? Keep your eye out for these features as they’ll make your lighting even more versatile...  

Adjustable

An adjustable lamp means you can direct light to where it’s needed most. The Hugo lamp takes this one step further, with three-adjustable lights, so you can illuminate even more of your space.
Hugo Black and Brass Floor Lamp

Hugo Black and Brass Floor Lamp

 

Weighty Base

Our marble lamps don’t just look effortlessly luxe, they’re incredibly practical too. Rather than being a marble effect, our marble based lamps are solid marble. Having a lamp with a weighted base helps prevent it from topping over while still remaining easy enough to reposition and move in your space.  

Decorative Bulbs

As we’ve mentioned previously in this post, lamps add both prettiness and purpose to space. We have a variety of lamps designed for use with decorative and filament bulbs. Some are included, like the sleek frosted glass bulb of the Pablo lamp. So you can really have some fun with your styling.  

And Finally, Some Lighting Top Tips...

  • Always turn the lights out when you leave a room, even if you’re just leaving the room very briefly. This will save both electricity and it's better for the environment. 
  • Don’t wait to replace your bulbs if they’ve darkened. The light may still work but they use the same amount of power as a new bulb, just with less light.
  • Brighter bulbs can make your space feel bigger and more inviting, but try to avoid using a higher wattage bulb than necessary – this can make a massive difference to your electricity bill.
  • Clean your bulbs, shades and fixtures regularly to get rid of dust and dirt that accumulates and absorbs light.
  • Something to consider is line of sight. You want it so the light is guiding but not shining uncomfortably in your face!
 

So there you have it!

Have we inspired you to choose some new lighting pieces for your home? We hope so! Head over to our website to shop the collection of table, floor and pendant lamps.   Have You Heard? We now do beds! Find out how to style this range and more with tips from Danetti's interior stylist.
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