Take a look at your favourite interior design magazines and the pages will be bursting with unique, eclectic, maximalist homes, contrasted against sleek, natural and minimal interiors.
Usually, trends are pretty black and white, but more recently we are seeing trends being intertwined, minimal furniture used in out-there interiors and bold and bright furniture used against very quiet homes.
This shift in decorating styles shows how we are no longer buying into a trend, but more buying things that we really love, regardless of if they go or not, to create truly personalised and individual homes.
So, how do create a minimal interior? How do you perfect a maximalist interior? And how do you create a harmonious balance between minimalist and maximalism?
Minimal interiors consist of 5 key elements. These are:
A simple, considered colour palettes
Clever storage solutions
By decorating your home with a simple, tonal colour palette you make it very easy to create a minimal look. Natural textures lend themselves to minimal spaces as they warm up white rooms, avoiding your home looking too clinical.
Furniture should be well considered with a simple silhouette and in a monochromatic colour palette, allowing you to move furniture seamlessly around your home.
You'll notice minimal homes are always very uncluttered and tend to feature clever built-in storage. Keep handles and hardware simple, and if you can avoid it altogether, do!
Choose push-pop openings or drawers with hidden handles to streamline your furniture and effortlessly hide away all that clutter.
Is a Minimal Interior the one for you?
If you love being organised, tidying and calming spaces, then a minimal interior is for you. However, keeping your space looking this clean and simple requires a lot of daily tidying up!
If you're more drawn to colour, print and texture, then look at creating a maximalist home.
Maximalist homes are not one for the faint hearted. With a crazy mix of print, colour, texture and materials, there are no rule to maximalist interiors except:
The bigger, the better.
Choose classic furniture styles in bold colours. The Luxe Velvet sofa in Midnight Blue is a twist on a classic chesterfield sofa. The vibrant blue velvet when paired with gold accessories, geometric prints and your favourite wall art will create a truly unique space, showcasing your personality.
Art Deco styling really lends itself to maximalist interiors due to the opulent textures and contrasting curves against geometric prints. Pair smooth, sweeping shapes with harsh prints, throw in some gold for a luxurious element and top it off with oversized house plants.
When it comes to maximalist interiors, the world is your oyster. Clash your favourite colours and be experimental with patterns. Just remember, as this is a very visually stimulating look, try to tone down the craziness for the bedroom.
Stick to softer shapes and muted colours to promote relaxation. Retain the clash of textures and patterns but in a more subtle way.
Is a Maximal Interior the one for you?
There are varying levels of maximalist interiors, so it's up to you how wild or restrained you like to go. If you love colour, pattern, texture, and are happy to maybe make a few decorating mistakes, then go for a maximal style.
As we mentioned earlier, trends are less black and white, and this year we see more and more Minimal Maximalism home emerging.
What is Minimal Maximalist?
A minimal maximalist style is a combination of considered furniture, luxe materials and pops of wile. This could be a minimal furniture paired with patterned wallpapers and pop of neon. Or it could be a sleek, white room with a statement, brightly coloured curved sofa.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to how you decorate. Just be true to your style, and don't feel so easily influenced by what you see in magazines- chances are a year or so down the line you'll be looking for the next trend.
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With summer well on its way, we're looking forward to those long, balmy summer evenings spent outside. However, once you've filled up on a tasty BBQ, you may be inclined to move inside to relax.
In this blog post we're going to show you just how to bring the comfort and style of your interior, to your exterior. Allowing you maximum time spent enjoying your garden and really making the most of every second of summer.
What's the one thing at the top of you list when it comes to any new furniture? Comfort. You wouldn't buy a sofa just because it looks good- you buy it to be comfortable and to have a place to relax at the end of a long day. The same goes for your garden furniture.
We tend to opt for garden furniture that is low cost, plastic and easy to clean, however with new finishes and materials always being developed, you can say goodbye to your uncomfortable plastics, and hello to sofa style garden comfort.
The Willow Range is perfect if you're looking for all the comfort of your sofa, but outside so you can enjoy the weather. The cushions are constructed in exactly the same way as your sofa cushions are, so you know you're in for a super sumptuous seat.
The foam and fibre construction used on the seat of the Willow Bench make it really comfortable while also retaining the cushion shape, meaning no sagging and allowing the cushions to bounce back when vacated. The back cushions on the bench are stuffed with fibres, rather than foam, this makes them lovely and soft creating the ideal spot to spend your summer relaxing in.
The cushions on our Palermo, Savannah and Bali Garden sofas are all constructed in the same way offering complete comfort.
As you know there are so many different interior styles to suit your personality. The same goes for your garden furniture. Whether you prefer a sleek, contemporary look, or a modern scandi vibe, you're sure to find the perfect match for your home.
We've selected a few different looks to help you seamlessly coordinate your exterior to your interior.
If you have the Aver and Finn Dining Set, think about coordinating it with the Palermo Corner Bench in Ocean.
The subtle pop of colour will show your fun side and suits family homes perfectly.
If you love the sleek feeling of the Loop and Sanza Dining Set, then the Savannah Modular Unit is the one for you.
Both the Loop and Sanza benches have simple U-shaped legs to create a minimal and stylish look. The neutral colour palette gives you the freedom to accessories your outdoor space to match your interior, be it with colour, texture or accessories.
If you've got a slightly smaller home, chances are your garden isn't going to be massive either. If that is the case, co-ordinate your compact Terni dining table with the Koko Garden table.
Whats more, we have a range of super comfortable garden dining chairs in a colourful summer colour palette to help you pick the right style, shape and colour to suit your space.
For added comfort and maximum style points, choose a chair like the Alma. With its considered silhouette and wrap around arms, you can add both style and comfort to your space.
For a more classic contemporary look, opt for the Edie or the Lola stackable garden chairs. Again, these are available in a variety of colours from the super on-trend mustard, to a fresh aqua to create the look you desire.
That's not to say that garden chairs should only be used for small gardens! Think about pairing your garden bench with colourful chairs to really complete your garden style.
To really bring the feel of the inside out, accessories your garden space the same way you would your interior.
Add cushions and throws to garden sofas. This not only adds an extra layer softness and comfort, but also gives you and your guests a handy cover if the temperature should dip after dark. What's more, this subtle styling touch will create a super cosy setting you'll never want to leave.
We all love a house plant, and there's no better spot to bring in the greenery than to your garden. Choose palms and exotic plants to bring that Ibizan vibe, or opt for pots of pretty flowers to soften your space and add an extra splash of colour.
Lighting is so important for getting that cosy atmosphere indoors, so use that knowledge to subtly light your garden too. Lanterns and candles work great dotted about the floor, while festoon lighting or string lights will bring a subtle twinkle to mirror the nights sky.
By thinking about comfort, style and accessories, just as you would when decorating your interiors, you can create a beautiful, inviting and cosy outdoor space. Our British summers are always that bit too short, so by bringing your interior style outside, you'll be outside enjoying the summer until it's gone.
Show us your garden style by tagging us on facebook and instagram by using #mydanetti. Take a look at the complete garden range here, and let us know what you would choose to match your interiors.
Summer is well on its way, so now is the time to get your garden summer ready!
If you have a smaller, more compact garden or patio, you may feel like there's not a great deal you can do with it. That's where you'd be wrong. Take a look at our top tips for creating your dream space no matter how small.
Say you have a small garden with a paved or decked area and a lawn. You may think that there is not enough space for an outdoor dining set, but there is a wide variety of different garden furniture to fit your space and create the spot to spend your summer!
Folding Dining Set's are great for small spaces, as you can easily pack down and store, making the most of your compact space.
Stackable Dining Chairs are another ideal choice for small spaces. This allows you to keep your area clear but easily unstack and place around your table when entertaining.
Round Dining Tables take up slightly less space than rectangular tables and give you that bit more flexibility with seating options.
If you have that little bit more space, you may want to keep your garden furniture out all summer long. By choosing a round table with stackable chairs, you can create many dining situations, depending on the time of day or event you're hosting.
If you're hosting a garden party, push your table into a corner and use this to display the food and drinks. Positions your chairs around your patio so your guests can socialise and have fun, without the formality of sitting around a table.
For a relaxed day time situation, pair your table and chairs together. Your guests can relax around the table with a glass of Pimms, while the husbands gather around the BBQ exclaiming "when it's black, it's done!".
With a round dining table, you have the flexibility of squeezing a few extra places if needed. Our Koko and Porto Dining Tables are 4 seaters, but you can easily squeeze up to 6 if needed.
If you've got a tiny garden, consisting of a small patio, you can still make the most of your space.
Have a look at a small 2-4 seater garden table, like our Palermo, as you can still create a lovely area to dine, without taking up all your usable space.
If you have a mini sun trap in your garden and favour relaxing over dining, think about a super chic day bed. The Willow 2 seater garden sofa is great for relaxing, and the contemporary coffee table comes with a handy cushion, allowing you to turn your casual seating into a garden day bed.
The aluminium powder-coated frame is inherently anti-rust, meaning you can store the frames outside all year long. Pop the cushions inside to protect them, and for extra protection, keep your outdoor furniture covered.
If you live in a flat or apartment with a small balcony, why not choose a couple of stackable armchairs. Dining armchairs are more comfortable due to their supporting nature. Treat yourself to a stylish seat cushion and soak up that vitamin D out on your balcony.
Small Garden Styling
Now you have your furniture sorted, have fun with your styling! With gardens, there are so many different styles to look at. From classic English country gardens to sleek, minimal and structured Ibizan inspired terraces, take a look at these styles.
Modest and Modern
Looking for the modern style with a bit more of a personal touch? Think about combining sleek shapes with free growing plants. Be clever with how you use the space and create wall potters to add interest and satisfy your green fingers.
White furniture looks great against dark painted garden walls or raw wooden fences. Stick to natural textures and elements to give your garden an organic and modern feel.
When the evening starts to draw in, hang festoon lights to create a cosy outdoor space.
Get The Look
Cool and Colourful
If you want to add colour to your garden the easiest way is to introduce colourful garden chairs. Our mustard and aqua stackable plastic garden chairs bring that much-needed pop to your space.
If you're feeling creative, why not paint rendered walls a bright colour! Yellows or Pinks will bring a really fun feel and balance modern white garden furniture.
Play with fun prints and textures and be sure to bring in the most colourful plants you can find! Eclectic gardens at their finest.
Get The Look
The most important element to small gardens is clever, multifunctional furniture with space-saving qualities. A coffee table that doubles as a footstool. Stackable dining chairs. Tables where you can increase numbers as required.
Show us your garden style by using #mydanetti on Facebook and Instagram, and if you have any tips for us on how you've styled your compact garden, let us know in the comments below!
When it comes to getting a good nights sleep, we're all guilting of not paying enough attention to the little things that make a huge difference.
In this blog, we're going to teach two things. The first will be how to declutter your bedroom and create a calming, serene environment. The second will be our top 10 tips, tried and tested, to getting a great nights sleep, ensuring you wake up refreshed and energised to be productive and live life to the fullest.
Decluttering Your Bedroom
The first thing to do when it comes to clearing out your bedroom is to look at the furniture you have in your space. If your room is a riot of mismatched furniture filling every available corner, it's going to look, and feel, cluttered.
Before we get into the detail of the general "clutter" we have in our bedrooms, we need to make the space as simple, clean-lined and efficient as possible. That bench at the end of your bed may look great, but if it's not serving a purpose it's taking up space and feeling messy.
In your bedroom, regardless of size, all you need is the following:
If you have the space, you may want to introduce a statement chair or a dressing table, but the less we have in our bedrooms the better.
It's key to keep your furniture unfussy and neutral. Although that pink painted dresser with gold inlay looks amazing, it's not going to do your head much good when you're trying to relax. Instead, stick to soft neutrals and natural textures. If you want to introduce a splash of colour, save this for your bed or bedding, and keep the rest simple.
As we tend to have a lot of stuff in our bedrooms, be sure to look for clever storage solutions in your furniture. Think about bedside tables with drawers, Fitted wardrobes or a bed with hidden storage.
We're going to focus on beds, as there is a wide array of different options you can choose which have maximum storage to suit any look you're after.
If you prefer a lighter look, choose a bed with enough clearance under to fit handy under-bed storage boxes. Just be sure to choose good quality storage boxes, as these will be seen.
Clear boxes seem like a great idea but you will be showing off the clutter. Instead, opt for a solid colour box or white drawer on wheels to keep your room looking simple and de-cluttered.
Our Hector Bed is a great option if you want to stick to a streamlined look but be able to store things under your bed. If you want to keep your space open you can explore other storage solutions, otherwise this bed is a great option for minimal storage.
The Mellow Bed is also great for under-bed storage, but makes a little more of a statement with its plush velvet curved headboard.
Bed with Drawers
If you want a bit more depth and easy access storage, think about a divan bed with drawers. Our Myla bed is fully velvet, so not only looks great, but also means you can quickly and easily access anything tucked away in the handy drawers.
Historically a divan bed means you need a slightly dated and tricky to use valance. The beauty of our Myla bed, and all of our beds, is that the base is wrapped in the same plush velvet, creating a really chic and simple look.
nce. The beauty of our Myla bed, and all of our beds, is that the base is wrapped in the same plush velvet, creating a really chic and simple look.
Built-in drawers are great for storing clothes, shoes or extra bedding as you can quickly and easily get whatever you need without crawling under the bed. whats more- your bits will be protected from dust keeping them clean and fresh.
Finally, most popular in our bed range is the storage bed. You maximise your storage space by having almsot the enture size of your matress as extra storage space.
Again, this type or storage is ideal for extra bedding and towels if your home doesn't have an airing cupboard, or to keep your summer wardrobe clean and fresh during those long winter months.
The Amalfi, Manolo and Turin beds are ideal options for maximum storage. Simple lift the slatted base to access your bits and bobs.
Our storage beds have been carefully and thoughtfully constructed using high quality hydraulic pistons, allowing for a smooth and sturdy opening. This means you can easily lift your bed up without taking the full weight, and that your bed will stay up without you having to hold it up.
Now you have your furniture and storage sorted, lets look at what we can clear out from our bedrooms.
What do you use your room for? I'd imagine it's for sleeping, relaxing and getting dressed. The only things we should keep in our rooms are:
Clothes- neatly tidied away in our wardrobe and drawers.
Beauty products- should be displayed nicely on a bedside surface or managed in drawers for easy access but minimal clutter. Only keep the essentials in your bedroom.
Books- keep a few of your recently reads close by. Don't keep your entire book collection in your bedroom- it will only collect dust and make your room feel messy.
Clocks and lamps- should be small and well coordinated to the rest of your decor.
Top Tip: Keep your bedside tables clear by choosing pendant lamps. This will free up your surface, making it feel less cluttered.
Photos- keep a couple of your favourite pictures of your loved ones nearby.
That should be all you need in your bedroom. Anything else, either clear it out or think logically and store in a more suitable room, like the kitchen, living room or study.
What To Look For When Buying a Bed
A high quality, comfy bed is a must for getting a good nights sleep. There are a few key features to look out for which will result in a comfortable bed, and therefore a great nights sleep.
All of our bed frames have sprung slats that have been designed to increase the overall comfort of the bed. This is because your bed frame is effectively helping your mattress be in the best, most supportive position. Sprung slats are a really premium and considered feature that will help you get the most out of your bed and mattress.
You also want to make sure you have a really high quality, comfortable mattress. A pocket sprung mattress offers optimal comfort and stability, and usually comes in a variety of different firmness's.
Where possible you should try to test a mattress before you buy, but if you're buying online, check the returns policy carefully!
For extra comfort or to update an older mattress, look at investing in a mattress topper. These are available in many different materials, from memory foam to feather. Whatever you choose you'll be adding an extra layer of comfort and support to your bed.
How To Get a Good Nights Sleep
A high quality bed, comfy mattress and clear and decluttered bedroom will do wonders for your sleep quality, however if we don't take note of our behaviours throughout the day, all that hard work can be easily undone.
Modern technology makes switching off very hard, with emails pinging up all evening, instagram and TV shows keeping us "entertained", our brains have little chance to wind down at the end of the day.
To ensure a great nights sleep, try these 8 simple tips:
Go to bed and get up the same time each day. That includes the weekend. If we get into a routine, our body clock will kick into gear and know when rest is coming. This, in turn, makes waking up much easier and leading to a more productive day.
Reduce screen time. We may think scrolling through Insta is a calming thing to do, but its the complete opposite. The images we're viewing are very visually impactful, and the blue light emitted from our phones is scientifically proven to stop us from switching off and sleeping better. Avoid using your phone 2 hours before bed, and try reading a book in a softly lit room instead.
Practice sleep hygiene. Experts say our bed should be used for sleeping and sex only. So if you're partial to watching TV in bed or reading a book, try going without for a few weeks and see how you feel. Remove the TV from your bedroom to remove temptation and give it a go.
Watch what you eat. Cutting back on caffeine and sugars before bed it a well-known method for a better nights sleep, however we really shouldn't eat anything at least 2 hours before we go to bed. We need to give our digestive systems a chance to work before our body goes into rest mode.
Wind down and try to reduce stress. By turning off our phones and avoiding highly stimulating activities such as watching tv will help relax the mind. If you struggle with stress and anxiety, try meditating or again, reading in the hours before bed. A hot bath and soothing music will also help relax you.
Fill your home with aromatherapy. The smell of lavender is proved to instantly make you feel calmer, so look to invest in a good room diffuser, or a nice pillow spray to help wind down.
Keep your bedroom cool. We all know our bodies need to cool before we sleep, so keep your bedroom a little bit cooler than the rest of your house. Not only will you sleep better, but it will make getting into bed that little bit cosier.
Practice Mindfulness. If like me, you find it really hard to switch off, practice mindfulness before bed. This could be a wide array of things, but if your laying in bed struggling to drop off due to a whirring mind, try to refocus your attention. Focus on what you can hear, be it people outside of a ticking clock. I think focusing on the clock ticking in my room helps calm me. As I count the ticks of the second hand I soon drift off with ease.
We've also asked some of you what helps you drift off at night. Although everyone is different, it's worth giving these a try also;
Get in some exercise during the day. You'll naturally tire yourself out helping to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Try meditation apps such as Headspace or Insight Timer. These guided meditation apps will help you refocus your attention and forget the worries of the day.
Listening to a podcast can help with stress levels throughout the day anyway, but listening to one at night will again help calm your mind and focus on something else.
There you have it. By decluttering your room and practising some self care in the evenings, we should all be sleeping much better and waking up brighter, more refreshed and kinder, ready to face the day ahead.
We would love to know how you guys declutter your rooms and your sleep tips, so leave us a comment below. Don't forget to check us out on Facebook and Instagram and tag us in your pictures using #mydanetti.
If you visited the 2019 Ideal Home Show at London Olympia, you would have seen a very eye-catching, bright and stylish kitchen room set from Good Homes Magazine and devised by Style Editor, Jess Taverner.
Full of bright colours, luxe materials and curvaceous shapes, this bold look plays on the Pantone 2019 Colour of the Year, Living Coral, while giving a nod to the current interior design trend of curved silhouettes.
Our stylist, Kitt, caught up with Jess to see how she thought up this incredible room set, and why she chose our Danetti products to feature to complete the look...
Kitt: How did you come up with the concept for this Royal Roomset, and what was the inspiration behind the look?
Jess: Each year the Good Homes’ roomsets are assigned a theme and with the overall concept of the Ideal Home Show being ‘Best of British’ we thought it would be fitting to design the roomsets for the Royal family.
The kitchen-diner features two top trends for 2019 - Pantone’s colour of the year, Living Coral, and curvaceous silhouettes. With a glamorous nod to Meghan’s Hollywood lifestyle, the kitchen-diner had to be designed for none other than Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
K: How do you take such a bold colour and incorporate it into a suitable style for our homes?
J: The key to conjuring up an all-pink colour scheme is to combine a variety of textures to help prevent the pink from overpowering the look. For example, we used natural elements such as herringbone flooring and marble-effect worktops and then introduced blush pink upholstered chairs and brass accents for a luxe finish.
Be daring and enhance crescent-shaped furniture or make a statement with shutters by painting them three or four shades darker than the wall colour.
K: What did you see in the Danetti product that made you choose these pieces for the roomsets?
J: We wanted to elevate this tonal look with plenty of decadent materials – such as brass and velvets. The Form bar stools with curved brass legs and Harper dining chairs featuring shell detailing on the back were perfect for achieving this Hollywood-glam scheme.
K: What’s your favourite element of the roomset?
J: Either the curved cabinets – we had these custom-made for this room. I learned that the carpenter put lots of tiny cuts in the wood to allow it to bend, which I found fascinating. Or, the lighting! I sourced these from a new company that instantly caught my eye.
K: What advice would you give our customers and readers when it comes to using colour?
J: Don’t shy away from using colour, although it can feel daunting, once you find the colours that work for you and instantly bring joy, it can be exciting and uplifting. Either introduce pops of colour with artwork and accessories or push boundaries with paint and furniture.
I’d suggest sourcing lots of paint charts and visual inspiration to help discover which colours excite you.
Love this Look? Here's how to recreate for yourself:
If you want to inject a bit of Living Coral into your home, but in a slightly more subtle way, as jess suggested, look at adding a pop of colour to your soft furnishings or wall art.
We love this wallpaper from Cole & Sons for its geometric print and combination of Coral and Pink. Look at wallpapering dresser drawers or framing a bold pattern for less commitment but max style!
Tone down a vibrant print with soft materials and luxe finishes for a soft overall look. To get the look as seen in the Ideal Home Show Royal room set, here's what you'll need:
Harper Velvet Dining Chair in Shell
Luca Extending Dining Table
Plaza Blush Pink Velvet Stool
Form Blush Pink Velvet Bar Stool
Love this look? Show us your Royal style and how you'll be using Living Coral in your home. Tag #mydanetti on Facebook and Instagram to be featured!
Big thanks to Jess for chatting with us and credit to Gemma Gear, we hope you love this Living Coral, Royals inspired Kitchen.
When it comes to shopping for furniture, you want to be sure you're buying for style and longevity and not just because something is "on trend". For most of us the furniture we buy is an investment, so you want to know what you're buying will last.
With that in mind, we would like to show you our new Aria Grey Oak range. Made from a grey oak laminate, this hardwearing and practical range is perfect for busy family homes, and for timeless interior style.
Historically laminate has been seen as a less desirable material. However, due to modern technological advances, it's really hard to tell the difference between laminate and real wood furniture. What's more, the easy cleaning and low maintenance of laminate furnitue make this the perferred option for busy family homes.
Why Choose Laminate?
Wood Laminate is made from synthetic materials layered on a solid base, such as MDF. To give the look of real wood, a grain is printed with clear, textural layers added on top to give a very realistic wooden look and feel.
Although not solid wood, a wood laminate is actually much stronger and harder wearing than real wood which requires regular maintenance.
Wood Laminate Pros
Lighter than real wood, making easier to manoeuvre around the home
Cheaper than real wood, making more affordable for families wanting the look of real wood, without splashing out and signing up to regular maintenance.
More colour options than real wood, due to the printing process. The Grey Oak colour is much easier to achieve through laminate becuase of the printing process. Laminate allow you more choice of colours to suit your interior style.
Guaranteed stability. Unlike real wood, laminate are not prone to splitting or warping when subjected to different heat sources. This makes it the perfect material to use in homes with central heating.
Low Maintenance and easy to clean. As laminates are much more durable, they require much less care and cleaning than real wood. You needn't worry about sanding back and re-sealing like you would with real wood, instead you can clean your surface regularly with warm soapy water without the fear of warping or damage, making laminates ideal for families.
Wood Laminate Cons
Less longevity than real wood. As with most raw, natural materials, they will last longer than man-made materials. That said, if cared for properly your laminate furniture will last a reall long time and look as good as new, where real wood can show more signs of wear and tear.
Prone to water damage if not properly protected. Overtime if water seeps under the surface of the veneer it can cause it to bubble and crack. Our wood veneers are protected with a sealant to stop this from happening.
Less refurbishing options. We are all partial to a bit of up-cycling from time to time, however, with laminate furniture, this is not possible due to its synthetic nature. That's why buying a piece which is neutral and unlikely to date is key!
Laminate Care and Cleaning Tips
Cleaning and caring for your wood laminate furniture couldn't be easier. As with all furniture, it's key to catch any spills as soon as they happen to keep your furniture looking its best.
For daily care and cleaning, we recommend dusting down the table top with a clean microfibre cloth. For any sticky marks, use mild soapy water and a clean cloth. Be sure not to get too much water on your tabletop, and dry any water with a clean (and dry) microfibre cloth.
For more stubborn marks, avoid using any aerosol or oil-based polish, as these can leave marks. Instead, stick to a solution of water and dish soap, adding a very small splash of vinegar... It really couldn't be easier to care for your wood laminate furniture.
Top Tip: Be sure to use coasters and table mats and catch any spillages as soon as they happen.
Aria Grey Oak Dining Table
The Aria Grey Oak Dining Table is super versatile and will happily sit within all manner of different interior styles. By pairing a thick, wood effect laminate table top with sleek glass legs, you create a light and fresh look to your home.
Velvet Dining Chairs vs. Faux Leather Dining Chairs
For a more relaxed, chic look, pair the grey oak laminate and glass dining table with a soft velvet dining chair. The Harper Velvet dining chair is perfect for this look due to its curved seat and chrome legs.
The curved back of the Harper chair balances out the angular table, softening the space and creating a relaxed, inviting setting.
Stylists Tip: Mix and match reflective finishes with matt textures, like the velvet and the grey oak. This will stop your home feeling too twee, and give a real designer edge.
Alternatively, for a more modern luxe feel, pair the Aria Grey Oak dining table with a faux leather dining chair.
The Theo Faux Leather Dining Chairs create a modern luxe look but balancing the hard glass and grey oak with soft shapes and matt finishes.
Stylist Tips: The Grey Oak laminate will feel different when paired with different colours. For a warmer look, pair with new warm neutrals and colours with a red or yellow undertone. To look cooler, choose more greys with blue undertones.
Aria Grey Oak Laminate Storage Furniture
Laminate furniture isn't just perfect for dining tables, but also storage furniture too! We've made it easy for you to create a well dressed and coordinated how by completing the Aria range with matching sideboards, shelving units and coffee tables too!
A favourite of ours in the Aria Grey Oak Sideboard. With sturdy glass sides, this modern sideboard looks light and airy in your home, while being a practical storage unit to hide away all those bits and bobs.
Showcase your favourite objects on the display shelf, while stylishly hiding away all those odds and sods in the handy drawers.
Stylist Tip: Create a sideboard/ barcart by using the display shelf to house your best glasses and Gin bottles!
Aria Display Unit
New for 2019, we have designed a super stylish and highly practical display unit as part of the Aria Grey Oak Range (but also available in white oak which can she shopped here).
One of the best features of the Aria Display Unit is that the cupboards open on both sides, making this stylish piece of furniture 360º. Position against the wall, or use to divide your room and still have access from all angles.
Stylists Tip: Be aware that you can see into the cupboards even with the doors closed, so maybe avoid piling in those letters and random bits and stick to showcasing your fine china while keeping dust at bay.
Aria Grey Oak Coffee Table
And finally, complete the look with the Aria Coffee Table. Like the rest of the range, this coffee table consists of a soft grey oak top paired with sleek and minimal glass legs.
The glass allows light to flow throughout your home and feel bright and airy all year round.
The grey oak laminate is super versatile and can be used with whatever sofa or statement chair you wish! Position in front of a real leather sofa for a soft, minimal and modern look, or pair with a rich green velvet sofa for a softer, richer look. The possibilities are endless!
What do you think?
Tell us what you think of the new Aria Range, and if you have any questions on Wood Laminate, leave us a comment below.
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Last year we launched our first ever collection of garden furniture for contemporary homes (you can see that right here). After such a phenomenal response, this year we're back and bigger than ever.
We've developed 2 new ranges of Modular Garden Sofas, some beautiful day beds and some of last years favourites in new colourways. So keep on scrolling to take a look at this year's modern garden furniture.
Modular Garden Benches
The new Savannah modular garden unit allows total garden flexibility. Modular units are available in a single, double, corner, double with side tables, so you can pick and mix the units to suit your garden, regardless of its size.
For extra versitility, we have shown you how to take your dining set and turn it into 2 smaller areas to make the most of your garden.
The Savannah modular units are made from a seamless lightweight powder coated aluminium frame. They require no assembly at all- simply unpack and position in your garden, ready to enjoy the summer sun.
Whats more, the Savannah Coffee Table comes with a removable cushion. This allows you to use it as a coffee table, or attach the cushion for a foot rest or, better yet, a luxurious day bed!
Bali Modular Unit
Also new for 2019 is the Bali Modular Garden Furniture. This set is super luxurious and is ideal for modern, minimal gardens. As with the Savannah range, the Bali comes in a variety of indivudual modular pieces so you can create a look perfect for your garden.
Unlike our previous corner garden sofas, the Bali range has a tempered frosted glass side table, whereas the Palermo and Savannah both had polywood side tables. The tempered glass brings a level of luxury unlike any other.
Garden Dining Benches
Palermo Outdoor Benches
Back due to popular demand is the Palermo Corner Benches, but this year they've had a bit of a makeover...
We've introduced not only a new Ocean Teal colour but also 3 seater garden benches with backrest. This gives you the freedom to use as outdoor dining furniture, or separate for the evening to create an intimate, comfortable setting.
Mix and match your outdoor dining bench with our stackable plastic garden chairs. We've brought back the same best selling styles from last year and introduced more colours and styles, giving you optimum options for your garden style.
Pair up 2 of the new 3 seater Palermo benches to take your garden dining set from day to night. These benches offer the comfort of a garden sofa with the practicality of dining chairs.
One small change we have also made this year is that we have removed any fittings to hold the corner units together, and replaced this with velcro straps, allowing you to keep as a corner sofa, or separate to create a more social, relaxed feel.
Willow Corner Bench and Day Bed
The Willow range has been designed in house and consists of a beautiful hand wrapped rope back. The simple grey colour palette brings depth and style to green gardens and offers the most appealing place to relax.
The corner sofa is perfect for parties, while the love seat / day bed is perfect for first time buyers.
The cushions on these and all of our garden furniture are showerproof, meaning you can leave them out in a light summer shower and they will be absolutely fine. For heavier downpours we recommend taking them inside, just to be on the safe side.
Verano Lounge Chairs
We did some digging last year and it seems that if you don't have a huge amount of space in your garden, you'll go for lounge furniture over dining furniture.
We don't blame you. Even if you have a BBQ on the go, you'll spend more time sitting around and lounging than eating, which is exaclty why we've designed the new Verano Lounge Chair.
With a perfectly positioned head rest and matching foot rest if you only have limited space in your garden, make sure you make room for these.
All of our garden furniture is UV protected and designed to be left outside, meaning the colour will not fade in the sun and you're fine to leave it out all year long.
We would recommend a garden furniture cover to keep off any grit and grime, but should you choose to leave out, they're easily cleaned with a spray from the home and a wipe down with a clean cloth.
We have also introduced 2 new dining tables and new colour options of last years favourites such as the Koko and Palermo. This year, we've listened to your feedback and included an ice bucket to our new Rio table- making those long summer evening even more enjoyable!
The Porto is a generous 4 seater outdoor dining table, but will easily seat 6-8 comfortably. We have new dining sets including our new Alma dining chairs, and the Ivy outdoor dining chairs (keep reading to check them out!) to suit all garden styles, from family orientated to sleek and modern.
The beauty of the Porto Table is that it's hand size means it's suitable for small townhouse gardens or your larger country gardens. Pair with a with a U-shaped bench for all-day comfort!
We love the Rio dining table. With it'shandy removable ice bucket you really can take the party from day to night while maintaining all the garden style you're after.
When not needed, you can remove the bucket and cover the hole for a classic garden dining table. However, when you want to get the party started, simply fill with ice and your favourite beverages and keep them cool all night!
Available in white or dark grey you're sure to find the perfect addition to your garden.
Garden Dining Tables
The Koko Dining table was first launched last year, however after so many of you were trying to get your hands on it once it sold out, we knew we had to bring it back for 2019. But this year it's had a bit of a makeover.
Still made from powder-coated aluminium and a frosted tempered glass top, it now also comes in white! Channel those Ibizan terrace vibes in the Surrey hills!
We have also updates the small 2-4 seater Palermo Garden Dining Table to white, making sure you have plenty of style options regardless of the size of your garden.
Garden Dining Chairs
I gave you a little preview earlier on, but we're super excited to share with your the new Ivy Garden Dining Chairs.
Made from a sleek powder-coated aluminium frame, the also boasts a beautifully handwrapped rope back and cushioned seat.
The modern styling brings all the style and detail from your interiors to your garden, proving that garden furniture is an extension of your home.
Have a look at the new Alma stackable garden dining chairs too. They are made from the same polypropylene as all of our garden chairs from the first collection, but with an updated armchair shape.
Alma has been designed with long summer evening in mind. The curvaceous back holds you for extra comfort while packing a style punch.
Tell us What You Think!
Now you've seen the new collection, let us know your favourite pieces and how you'll be spending the summer.
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Lighting is the most important part of interior design. There. I said it.
You may think this to be a bold and false statement but think about it. You can have the most beautifully decorated room with incredible furniture, but if the light is too dark, or too harsh, the feeling will be totally wrong.
Getting your lightning right should be top of your interior wish list, and we're here to show you just how to create that perfect ambience for every room in your home.
Before you start buying lamps and pendants willy nilly, you need to take a moment to ask yourself a few questions:
1. What will I use the room for?
Knowing how you are going to use a space is key to getting the atmosphere right. Kitchens generally need bright, overhead task lighting so you can see what you're doing, where as Bedrooms are generally dimmer to promote relaxation.
2. What atmosphere do I want to create?
Creating an atmosphere can be as simple as playing with levels of lighting. Think about it- romantic scenes are usually lit with candles and soft lamps. For rooms where you want to relax, unwind or just hang out require soft, warm lighting. Playrooms, on the other hand, are promoting learning, creativity and play, so would require slightly brighter light to see what's going on.
3. What space do I have?
Thinking about space is usually the most overlooked thing when it comes to lighting your home. We choose beautiful bedside table lamps which take up all the space on our side tables, or pendant lights which are so low you keep bumping your head! Making sure you have enough room for your chosen lighting should be taken into consideration.
4. What's my budget?
Finally- don't forget your budget! We could all fall in love with a Porta Romana lamp, but no one will be willing to remortgage to have one! Set yourself a budget for your lighting and stick to it. With so many options you're bound to find a designer knock-off or beautiful simple design within your price range.
What's Your Lighting Style?
Now you've worked out exactly what it is you require your light for, let's take a look at a few different styles of lighting. Depending on your personal interior style, there are many options and combinations of lighting styles to create very different looks.
Minimalist homes will always be a thing, regardless of what other trends are current. A minimal style is classic, timeless and considered. Everything purchased has more thought put into it and is bought for substance, over style.
Our Carmel Floor Lamp is the perfect, simple addition to minimalist homes. With a smooth arch and subtle brass details, it will sit in any room of your home. Double up and use as statement bedside lamps, or position next to your sofa for a dedicated reading nook.
For something smaller, the Teo Pendants and Table Lamps are the perfect pairing for clean kitchens and simple suites. The marble brings a touch of opulence while the brass highlight adds a touch of modern design.
For cool, Scandi inspired style, think about simple silhouettes and light colours. White is the go-to choice for Scandinavian interiors, promoting a light and airy atmosphere. Our Alma range is perfect for this due to the slim profile and clean matt white finish.
Pair the Alma lamp with the Fiesta pendant to bring a pop of colour. Exposed bulbs are also a key feature of Scandi cool style, so opt for a statement bulb to add your own twist.
Ever stayed in a luxe boutique hotel and fell in love with the statement lamps and luxurious textures? Creating this look yourself is super easy! Think marble bases, chrome stands and oversized shades and you're there!
The Casa range is ideal for creating a Boutique Luxe style. Position and pair of table lamps either end of a sideboard, or one your bedside tables for a symmetrical look. Alternatively, the stand alone floor lamp will add drama and an opulent feel to any living room or hallway.
Finally, with space at a premium, we are all trying to squeeze a little bit more into a little bit less. Be savvy with your lighting choices and opt for space saving solutions.
Play around with pendant lights instead of bedside lamps to keep surfaces clear and create a style statement. Or maybe choose a compact table lamp which is light and easy to move around if needs be. Compact styles such as the Felix and Pablo are perfect when perched on a stack of books or stand alone on your side tables.
Our Stylists Top Tip When Lighting Your Home
You are now fully clued up on your own interior style and how to use your new Danetti Lamps. Just incase, here's a run down from our in-house interior stylist on how lighting can affect your home.
Be sure to select the right style of lighting for your space. Task lamps work great in home offices, pendants in hallways and kitchens and table lamps as bedside lamps.
Consider your personal style before selecting your lighting. Modern homes call for clean, simple lines. Avoid overly fussy shades or vintage styles to maintain your signature style.
Bulbs should not be overlooked. Know the wattage of your bulbs and make sure you're using them correctly. 80W should be used for task lighting, whereas 30W is more than enough for relaxation zones.
Choose styles which will not date and are not too "trend" based. Tassle lamps may be big now, but in a couple years time, your simple marble lamp will be much more versatile than that hot pink velvet number.
You can never have too many lamps. I have 6 lamps alone in my living room, each a slightly different style and giving off a slightly different light. This helps to create enough light to see efficiently, but not so harsh as to stop us from relaxing.
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Have you ever wanted to add an extra layer to your interior, but couldn't work out what's missing? The most likely reason is that your home is lacking in texture. Texture is the simple element which brings warmth, style and personality to your home. Our Stylist shares the top 5 factors to consider when adding texture to your interior, and how to nail that mix and match trend.
The Texture Basics
When it comes to adding an extra layer of softness to our homes, there are a few basic textures which are a must-have. Regardless of the flooring you have or colours on the walls, no home show be without these 6 elements:
1. Animal Skins or Faux Fur
It's up to you if you buy a real sheepskin rug or a faux one, either works brilliantly to add a softness to your home. A cowhide rug can help soften wooden floors while a sheepskin placed over a plastic chair brings comfort and warmth.
The Matt Black Glass of our Cavour Desk contrasts the pattern and texture of the cowhide rug
2. Natural Materials
If you're lucky enough to have original floorboards, rustic brick walls or exposed beams, then you're already halfway there. However, if you are in a more modern home, you can create the same feel by introducing these natural elements through your furniture and floors. Wood, rattan, stone and concrete are great for mix and matching with modern finishes.
The Terni and Bella Dining Set sits perfectly against this slate wall. The soft sheen from the table top balance out the rough wall texture.
Top Tip: 2019 sees the start of a huge Rattan interior trend. From chairs and side tables to lampshades and headboards, there's nothing Rattan hasn't touched. Start by adding a subtle hint of rattan, such as a storage basket or plant stand to see how you feel about it. Contrast with smooth velvets and painted furniture for an ultra-chic look.
An unstoppable trend in modern interior design is the use of metallic materials in our homes. We have seen the rise of rose gold, brass and now more weathered metallic textures being introduced. From simple details in our furniture to statement gold kitchens, by using metallics in your home you instantly add a modern luxe edge.
The Brushed Brass base of the Plaza stool adds a harder element to the soft blush pink velvet. Mixing and matching in one simple step!
4. Knitted Textures
It's no secret that it's usually pretty chilly in the UK. Which is exactly why we all love a chunky knitted throw, or a heavy wool rug to make our homes feel extra cosy and snug. A soft knitted throw on the end of a velvet bed does wonders for clashing textures, while a wool rug on a flagstone tile floor adds warmth and stops you toes getting too chilly!
Clash chunky throws with metallic finished and velvets for a soothing textur combination as seen here on the Mellow Velvet Bed.
You may think glass is not so much of a textural element to use in our homes, but you'd be wrong! Adding glass its the best way to add texture to your home. A simple glass dining table on a wooden floor with leather dining chairs is a great way to show off the different finishes! Glass furniture allows light to float freely around the room while reflecting windows and textures placed on top.
Our Ripple Glass and Brass coffee table sits perfectly on this chunky wool rug the glass reflects the metallic on the surface while remaining light and airy.
Fresh plants breath life and colour into your home. What's more, there are so many varieties of houseplants, with all different colours, textures and shapes and sizes you're sure to find the perfect pot plant to suit your style. Simple palms work wonders in minimal homes, while textured cacti sit beautifully in scandi homes.
Greenery adds colour as well as texture to the Aria sideboard.
Modern colour trends are predicting green to be a huge interior colour for 2019. From deep emeralds to silvery eucalyptus shades, keep your eyes peeled for more greenery coming soon!
Styling and Decorating with Texture
As a stylist, I quite often get asked how to add texture to a white room. With such a large percentage of us living in rented accommodation, you're very limited to how much you can decorate. So, instead of seeing your white home as restrictive, see it as a blank canvas to make your own through adding texture!
The Effie sofa packs a punch with the bright Velvet texture and the sleek Brass detailing in the arm.
Choose Furniture Wisely
Although you're limited with decoration, you still have the freedom to furnish your home how you like. Choose furniture which really sparks joy and excitement, that will also bring much-needed texture to your blank canvas. Wooden Dining tables are an ideal option to bring interest to your home. The warmth and grain of the wood will inject colour and texture, while sitting effortlessly into a white interior.
Top Tip: Our new Valencia Dining Table does all sorts of good things when it comes to adding texture. The glass top allows you to see the detail of the wooden leg, with an extra brass detail for a real modern touch.
Rene Velvet Bed in Midnight Velvet with Acute Side Tables in Grey Gloss and Chrome
Or why not consider a velvet bed to bring a soft sheen to your bedroom. Team up with high gloss side tables to clash with each other and create an inviting, harmonious space to relax and unwind.
Layering and Clashing Texture
Don't be scared to get creative with textures. Layer a soft knitted throw over a smooth leather sofa, topped with a marabou feather cushion. This mix of different textures will bring an element of contrast to your home, which is vital when creating a personalised interior.
Depending on your own personal style, when it comes to clashing textures there really is no right or wrong. Just remember less is more, unless you're a maximalist, then more really is more! Have fun with it and create your own texture.
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Open up your favourite interior magazine and I'm sure you'll see pages and pages full of open plan kitchens. Beautiful kitchen islands separating the cooking space from the dining area. Huge, clean homes fill your head with ideas and inspiration for creating your own open plan living space. And although these images look incredible, it's likely they've been styled within an inch of their life by a professional interior designer.
If you want to create your dream open plan kitchen in your own home, all you need is a bit of willpower, planning and a head full of ideas. Here are a few tips on how to get started...
Interior Designer: Open Plan Kitchens
Place Furniture in the Middle of the Room
When it comes to creating an open plan area of your home, it's really important to think about the layout. We want to avoid any clear walkways from one end of the room to another. Although it may feel natural to place your furniture around the edges of your room, mix things up and place a table in the middle! This will make you walk around the furniture. By simply placing furniture in the middle of a walkway you tie the room together and make a larger space feel cosy and filled.
Our customer, Lizzy, Has renovated her 70's home to a modern and crisp family home. They created a huge open plan living/dining space, with the focal point being this stunning kitchen featuring the Verona Barstool. By sticking to a simple grey and chrome colour palette their home feels seamless and warm, despite being very open.
Kitchens work so well as open plan living spaces, due to the furniture naturally found in a kitchen. Kitchen islands, tables and dining benches are great pieces to use to separate the dining from the cooking.
Top Tip: Glass Dining Tables are a great option for open plan living space. The clear table will allow more light to fill your space, keeping your home light and airy.
Although you want the kitchen and dining areas to be in the one room, it's important to zone your home. Placing furniture in the middle of the room will help with the flow of the space, but by using subtle colour treatments and lighting, you can create clear zones to really separate the space.
Think about these tips when zoning your open plan kitchen:
A kitchen Island will help bring the cooking area to the dining area.
Choosing a different colour/wallpaper in each area will help create a feeling of different rooms. Be sure to choose a simple colour palette to keep things harmonious. Avoid painting the kitchen green and the dining space purple as this will be too much contrast and create an unharmonious feel.
Top Tip: Interhouse Design has created this amazing, light and open space by sticking to a clean colour palette and gloss finishes. A U-shaped kitchen featuring breakfast bar will help zone your open plan kitchen
Add pendant lights over a table or island to create a 'wall'. This height will help break up your space all the while marrying the two areas together.
Use the same style throughout the space. If you have Velvet Barstools, choose Velvet Dining Seating too. Sticking to a scheme will help make the room feel tied together.
Think about height. Floor lamps or tall shelving units will help add height and a point of difference in your home. Using furniture which is all one level will make your home feel flat and uninspiring. Adding height adds interest.
Open Plan Living Areas
It's not just kitchens which work well as open plan living areas. You can create an open plan kitchen/living area, or maybe a home office combined with a living room. No matter what you use your space for, by following the above tips you can easily create any open plan living space.
If you're feeling super adventurous, why not have a fully open plan kitchen, dining, living area? This may take a little more thought and planning, but by spacing your furniture well and sticking to a cohesive colour scheme, you can create a truly beautiful home and become your own interior designer.
If you'd like to go back to basics, take a look at how to become your own interior designer. Where we walk you step by step through the basics of decorating your home without forking out for a professional interior designer.
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