This years interiors are seeing an influx of new and old
materials leading the look in our homes. A key theme worth noting is the move
to a fresh and clean feeling interior with materials such as glass, ceramic and
leather. In contrast to this people are also adding more colour, texture and
vibrance to their homes with lashings of velvet, bold colours and warm
metallics such as brass.
With this in mind here are our top 5 picks for material trends in 2020.
First up we have VELVET.
Velvet has made a big come back in interiors over the last
18 months and it isn’t going anywhere soon. Velvet can be a great addition in
any part of your home and works great in dining, living and bedroom. It’s a
great way to add a pop of colour in a dining chair, jewel tone sofa or even a
Our Amalfi luxe velvet ottoman bed is a real statement and the perfect way to work in a trendy yet timeless colour like our peacock blue.
Secondly we have BRASS. This warm coloured metal has taken
off recently in interiors and we can see why. It is a great way to add a subtle
yet exciting detail to your home and pairs perfectly with both bold coloured
velvets and reflective surfaces such as ceramic or glass.
Both polished and brushed brass are a great accent and add a focal point to any room whether set against a velvet bed or sofa. Our Eclipse side table is great example with its polished brass surface and white glass top, it works great in both bedroom, living or any corner or your home that needs that ‘touch of brass’.
Third up we have marble & ceramic. Both materials
present a nice clean surface with great properties. Ceramic is super durable
which makes it an excellent surface in dining tables. Marble adds an element of
texture and interest to a room and its polished surface makes it an easy clean
surface in living rooms when used in side tables for which to perch your drink.
New to our range we have the Mia dining table which is
available in both light and dark ceramic, its super durable, affordable and
pairs perfectly with our velvet dining benches to create an all round trend
Fourth on the list is Leather, which we have seen making a
comeback this year. It makes a perfect pariing with both ceramic and glass
dining tables for a super clean, fresh feeling dining look which is why we
think its made such a stir on Pinterest recently. Its also easy clean and hard
wearing which makes it a great choice for heavily used seating such as dining
benches or sofas.
Our lambert barstools are a super affordable way to add leather into your kitchen and look great set against the trending darker coloured kitchens of this season!
are a super affordable way to add leather into your kitchen and look great set against the trending darker coloured kitchens of this season!
Our fifth and final trend material pick for 2020 is GLASS.
The reflective properties of glass make it a great way to add
depth to your space and achieve a clean and minimal look. Set against darker
colours in the room setting such as wall colour, velvet seating or even the
glass itself in a smoked finish, provide a really visually impacting space
whilst maintaining a modern and minimalistic look.
Our new Fraser table comes in both dark and white glass and provides a great setting for entertaining friends with its extendable dining table feature.
If you would like to work any of the material trends into
your home but you’re not sure where to start, let us know and we will be more
then happy to help you work the trends and perfect your interior style!
Being on lockdown is tough, we’re all missing our family and friends, but spending more time at home has given us the opportunity to start sorting out those jobs we’ve been putting off. Now’s the time for a spring tidy-up, give your home a little spruce up and bring in some clever storage solutions to your space.
Here are our top tips and suggestions for nifty, space-saving, storage solutions.
In the living room
Storage can mean different thing to different people and their needs. If you have a smaller space storing furniture away is as important as tidying your stuff away. This is why we love nesting tables! They are perfect for small spaces where you can keep them together on a day-to-day basis, but when you have guests or need an extra side table, simply pull one out and ta-dah! The Pebble and Dicerange of gloss nesting tables are space-saving and perfect for adding a splash of colour to your living room, while the Denver dark oak coffee table has a spacious drawer and floating shelf offering double the space to tidy away your things!
Consider a small sideboard as a TV stand. Sitting higher than a low TV unit means you utilise all that extra storage space! Take a look at the Elton Sideboard to add some storage and a touch of elegance to your living room.
In the hallway
Hallways and entrance spaces should feel welcoming, yet with high amounts of traffic a hallway needs to be clutter-free. Hallways can often end up being a neglected space, a dumping ground for bags, shoes, keys and post. If you have a narrow hallway, consider a slim console table, like the Acute Console Table to display your home ornaments and family photos, instantly creating a friendly feel as you walk in the door, and with a handy shelf you can also have extra storage space.
For even more storage the Denver console table has a long drawer to tidy away those things you don’t want on display all the time, as well as a floating shelf. To lighten up your hallway hang a large statement mirror or a collection of mismatched smaller mirrors to reflect light and give the illusion of an open space. For additional storage the Amalfi Ottoman Benches are a cosy perch to pop your shoes on, while also offering space to tidy away your hats, gloves, scarves etc.
In the kitchen-diner
No matter how much storage your kitchen has, you always need more, right? Sideboards are the ideal choice here. This versatile piece of furniture can be used to display your home accessories and family photos, to divide a space between kitchen and dining room, as well as somewhere to store your crockery, glasses and much more. Our sideboards come in large, generous sizes like the Eve white sideboard, and a more compact size like the Geo matt white and brass sideboard, perfect for popping in a little nook to really make the best use of a space.
The Fern Grey Gloss Console Table is great for displaying your cookbooks and crockery, or set up an ‘adult-only’ drinks station for those all-too-often date nights at home.
In the home office
What’s that old saying about a clean space, means a clear mind? Now, more than ever before, the home office has become one of the most-used rooms in the home, so it’s time to tidy away the mess and knuckle down on lockdown. Choose a desk with plenty of leg room (you’ll need to be comfortable in your WFH space), but also somewhere you can tidy away the paperwork or laptop when you’re done for the day. Our Trestle desks, available in a classic white or rich dark oak, are perfect, there’s a discreet drawer that runs the width of the desk to tuck away your things and loads of leg room too.
In the bedroom
Storage beds are the obvious choice for anyone a little strapped for space. Our Mellow beds have a whopping 27cm deep storage, we call this our “Super Storage” range and it’s perfect for storing away some of those bulkier items that you don’t want on show.
And for those smaller items? Opt for a bedside table with storage space, like the Benton bedside tables. If you’re after a dressing table but don’t have the space, consider a slimline console table, chose a style with an extra shelf like the Acute, where you can pop your hairdryer, straighteners and make-up, simply hang a large statement mirror above and away you go.
we’ve inspired you with some ideas, do let us know how your coping on lockdown
and your home storage shots using the hashtag #mydanetti.
Nothing says luxury more than a grand, luxury headboard. Creating a statement in your bedroom has never been easier than with our NEW range of ottoman beds, each with a designer look, without the designer price tag!
The Extended Headboard
An extended, luxury headboard will create a focal point within your bedroom. Opt for a subtle feather grey colour that will allow you to accessorise your space with colourful bedding and textiles, or go for a bold peacock green colour for a warm and inviting space. An extended headboard bed doesn’t take up more room, the bed size is still the same, but it creates a much more impactful look. Oh and did we mention, the Amalfi Luxealso has USB ports, so you can charge your devices during the night!
The Mid-Century Look
For a mid-century modern look, theClover bed has clean, simple lines that marry perfectly with modern plush velvet upholstery and brass details. Style this bed with a muted palate, allowing the bed’s rich green colour to take centre stage, and add dried foliage to your room to complete the look.
The Statement Headboard
Our range of luxury headboard beds will really make a statement in your room. The Leo bed, available in a dark teal/navy blue or light, feather grey, has a contemporary chevron design. The Amalfi, is one of our bestselling styles, with a panel, quilted design. Both beds have a tall headboard and ottoman storage space, so not only do they have a grand style to them, they’re really practical too!
The Curved Headboard
A curved headboard creates a cosy, welcoming feel – just what you want when it’s time to snuggle up in bed. The Mellow ottoman bednot only creates impacts, it also has extra-deep ottoman storage so it’s super practical too! The Carina bedalso has a lovely, smooth curved shape to it, making the space feel really cosy and inviting, just like @style.less.homebedroom makeover.
The Colourful Headboard
It’s easy to inject a little colour into your room with our stylish range of velvet headboards. If you’re after a delicate, feminine look the Darcy blush pink bed is ideal, or for a storage bed take a look at the Amalfi blush pink. For a rich, jewel tone the Turin or Amalfi in peacock green, paired with colourful, wallpaper and textiles, like @eli_at_homedid here with the Carina bed in Ocean blue.
Complete the look
To complete the look in your bedroom, carefully consider your bedside tables. For a practical storage option the Benton bedsides are perfect, with drawer space and a cable holes so you can charge your devices during the night without having cables all over the floor! For an art-deco vibe to your room, the elegant Venus glass and brass side tables are perfect, or for slim-line option with shelf space take a look at the sleek Layla marble and chrome bedside table.
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for more top tips and ideas.
As the current situation ripples into every aspect of our lives we wanted to talk to you about what we are doing as a business to protect our teams and customers. We’re taking every possible step to carry on as normal, so that you can carry on ordering the items you love and we can successfully and safely fulfil your deliveries.
Firstly, and most importantly, our priority is safeguarding our team, customers, suppliers, delivery partners and wider community. We’ve taken the decision, in line with government recommendations, to practice social distancing. This means that we’ve closed our office day. However, we are an adaptable and nimble business so have a full remote working set up for all teams already. You can still call us, send us emails and get in touch on social. We’re all here and we want to talk – in fact we hope that you do get in touch, encourage you to do so even. Rest assured that we’re a buoyant business and we want to make sure that with all this uncertainly one of the things that you don’t need to worry about is your order with us.
As of today our delivery partner is operational. They are implementing best practices for hygiene so that there is no risk for you when it comes to receiving your delivery. We have taken the following steps across out network to ensure safety, following government guidelines and giving you options:
Hand sanitisers, gloves and alcohol wipes being utilised across the business including with drivers.
We have implemented a new process allowing deliveries to be completed without you having to sign for your delivery if you don’t feel comfortable in doing so.
Offering options to customer who are self-isolating and need to make a revised plan for their delivery.
We feel a responsibility to support our partners to again make sure that we are putting safety first for all. We are taking stock of the facts as they emerge and making sure that we act quickly where needed.
We’re being responsive, taking the situation day by day and will keep you updated as to any changes we make. Key for us is protecting our people, and you are one of them, whilst remaining as positive as we can. You’ll see us posting on social and maybe sending you new product emails but please don’t think that is a reflection on how seriously we’re taking this. In these times, which none of us have experienced before, it feels right to put out positivity and allow people to look forward.
We’ll keep in touch but make sure that you do too, we’re all here and in this together.
Daniel Smith CEO
If you have any concerns at all then give us call. Our teams are here, you can reach us on020 3588 1380. Or if you prefer you can pop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also message us on Facebook or instagram @danetti_com
‘Classic Blue’ has been named Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2020. Pantone have described it as ‘a timeless and enduring colour that’s simple in its elegance’, however some have said that Pantone's choice of colour for 2020 is a tad boring compared to recent years with last years bold ‘Living Coral’. Do you agree? If you dig a little bit deeper into the meaning behind the colour, it starts to make sense - the more we look, the more we love it! Inspired by the ever increasing stress in the modern world and the rise in people with anxiety, classic blue is a colour that evokes a sense of calm, wellbeing, and creates a restful sanctuary within your home. Blue has been popping up everywhere across interiors, fashion and textiles in various hues.
So how can you use Classic blue in your home?
This hue works particularly well in velvet, set against geometric prints and accents of brass and you’re well on your way to creating a ‘maximalist’ look for your living space, perfectly on trend for 2020 and beyond!
Get the Look:
A similar palette for dining creates a moody yet elegant dining set up. Whichever way you look at it, this look is bang on trend and will definitely impress those future dinner guests! It shouts indulgence, with luxe finishes and fabrics and adds a sense of glamour to a seriously grown up dine setting, which makes me think of the Danish concept of ‘Umage’. Yes you heard me right, Danish! This look can be classed as Scandinavian, Let me explain...
word ‘Umage’ actually means ‘to make a little bit more effort’, so recently we
have seen the Scandinavian interiors move away from the overly white and
minimalist look to a more elegant and indulgent feel. the darker moody colours
create a cocooning and inviting feel which gives us that cozy ‘hygge’ feel of
the more typical Scandinavian interiors.
you’re feeling like you need a little more “Umage’ in your life you can get the
look here: Clover dining chair £169, mellow backless bench £309, Mellow bench
with back £449 Zilo dining table £129, Alma floor lamp £39.
Sometimes 'trend colours' can be hard to use - maybe too bold and not colours that we'd want to commit to seeing day in - day out. Pantone's Classic Blue marks the change; blue kitchens in various hues work on any scale, whether you have a space conscious new build or a larger open plan space. Cool-hued blue is ideal for mixing with grey - this blue kitchen is the perfect backdrop for our New grey velvet Clover Barstools and Harper Chairs.
Moving upstairs into the bedroom....
statement headboard in a statement blue, is well.. a statement! And why
shouldn’t it be? Art deco is fast becoming a favourite in our homes and we are
seeing more and more nods to this elegant yet statement trend.
this look we worked with one of Pantones series of colour harmonies. ‘Desert
twilight’ contrasts the statement classic blue colour with warm earthy tones of
pink like muted clay and terracotta. The earthy tones of pink and touches of
brass pair perfectly with classic blue to create a really soft, relaxing and
Have a look at our Classic Blue Collection; easy ways to interpret the trend and updates from as little as £29. Shop the collection here
If you decide to recreate any of these looks then
you can send in your images to our Instagram and not only will we share our
favourites but you may be in with a chance to win a Danetti gift voucher!
So the jig is up, we all know it’s coming. Black Friday 2019 is a week away and most of us have at least one thing in a tab on our phones or laptops – ready to hit ‘Buy’. With all the deals, emails and incentives it’s easy to get Black Friday fatigue. But more importantly, if you are going to buy something, how do you make sure that you navigate Black Friday like a pro; buy the thing you want, stress free, for the best price possible.
These are our top Black Friday buying, from the experts: Get prepared
1. Get prepared
If you are looking for anything like a sofa, or a bed, or a big piece of furniture order your swatches now. Most retailers have a swatch service (ours is Free, just saying). If you order now you will have them in a day or two so you will be ready to order when the time, or the deal, is right.
2. Ask yourself ‘What is it worth to ME’
Its competitive out there, some retailers are offering huge discounts to get your business. If it’s something you can buy anywhere then it obviously makes sense to go where the deals are. But for larger items and investment purchases you need to prioritise your buying criteria and most importantly buy what you love. If you are looking at a sofa for example – you will have that sofa for at least 5-10 years. If you buy the one that you love, in a year or two you will still love it - but if you buy something because it was £50 cheaper than ‘The One’ you won’t be sat there in a year’s time going ‘yes but think how happy we were when we saved £50’. The value of the item should outweigh the value of the discount.
Tip: look for sites offering finance options. This means that you can buy ‘The One’ at the Black Friday price and spread the cost over the year.
3. Avoid the Shops
It sounds obvious but buying online rather than going to store
will save you money and preserve your sanity. If previous years are anything to
go by, the Highstreet is not a fun place to be come Black Friday.
Take Black Friday online and:
Save even more money by avoiding parking charges and get away from unwanted impulse purchases. If you go to the shops the chances of your coming away with just what you went for are slim. Buy online and head straight to the sites you like, no distractions.
Don’t be beat by out of stocks. Buying online you will be buying from a central stock pool, not just the limited units allocated to one store.
Shopping online you can be calm and focused, making sure that you’re not panic buying.
4. Sign Up
An inbox full of offers can be bamboozling but if there are things you are looking at, at this time of year it’s crazy not to subscribe to mailing lists. Not only are there early offers and VIP access emails going out but with so much buying going on over Black Friday there is slight air of snooze you lose. The larger the discount the faster the items may sell so the quicker you see the deal, the less likely you are to miss it.
Tip; A sign up isn’t a life commitment. After Black Friday you can always have a little purge and go through your emails unsubscribing from brands that you’re no longer interested in. Since the GDPR changes last year brands have had to make it easy. Unsubscribing is as easy a click of a button, literally.
5. Do your research
With so many sites in perpetual sale and making bold discounting
claims, it’s important to know that the deal and the company you are buying
from is genuine. Read reviews, check prices and make sure you have done all
your homework before the day itself.
‘Do your price research and make sure your Black Friday discounts are real deals and are not just repeated discount you see throughout the year’ – Amanda, Ecommerce Marketing Manager
If you wanted to compare smaller items or tech, Tom from Technical here at Danetti recommends a site called Camel Camel Camel, which will provide a price history for any product that is sold on Amazon.
We’re all stalking down our favorite sites and checking out the
offers, which sometimes change daily. Things are going in and out of stock, due
to demand, and depending what you are looking at availability can change. To
make sure that you are always looking at the most up to date information you
need to keep refreshing your page and clear your cache and cookies.
‘The easiest way to make sure that your cache and cookies is always clear, and the page is up to date is to open up an incognito window in your browser’ – Tom, Technical Manager
And finally when it comes to a Black Friday mantra, and your choosing your dream bed or dining set, chanel Karl Lagerfeld, who surely knew a thing or two about shopping:
‘Buy what you don’t have yet or what you really want, which can be mixed with what you already own. Buy only because something excites you, not just for the simple act of shopping.’ - Karl Lagerfeld.
Grape is such a rich, deep shade that will instantly add a feel of modern cosiness to your home. In this trend edit, we’ve put together our expert advice on a number of creative ways you can incorporate this stylish shade into your living room, with your sofa as the wow-factor focus.
Firstly, what colour is 'Grape'?
Colour is subjective - what one might call ‘Claret’ another might call ‘Plum’. We've gone for Grape to describe what is a rich, warm colour that sits in the wine - claret - plum - grape spectrum of colour. Because it’s velvet the colour appears to have a tonal quality which makes the colour even more interesting.
Top tip when buying a sofa: Order a Free swatch! This is important because all computer screens and phone screens are calibrated differently. We match our images against true colour but still, there is nothing quite like a swatch in your hand. Our swatches are free and it will help you see the colour, in the room with whatever lighting you have.
Our design team have used colour theory to put together these three schemes, all centered around Grape, to give you some inspiration around how to use the colour of the moment.
1. Earthy Contrast
In Colour theory, a contrasting scheme is when colours are opposite each other on the colour wheel and therefore complement one another. This is why Forest Green is the perfect contrasting colour to showcase Grape. Don’t think of opposite colours as clashing, they offset and therefore compliment each other - It’s the theory of opposites attract! A dark wall is a great go-to for a cosy lounge, it will bring out the depth in the velvet, adding to the plushness. With a dark wall and a deeply toned sofa, keep the surrounding elements light with brass and lighter greys.
This look works well with a full blend of finishes. Here we have used black, chrome and brass. The key here is to blend, not match.
Top Tip:Stick to one contrasting colour, Forest Green, and use complementary colours for your accessories and accents, such as warm tones like ochre
2. Retro Eclectic
This look is probably the easiest of all, the key to this scheme is balance. Although there are a quite a few colours, each colour is evenly positioned and in relation to each other on the colour wheel, so the scheme has both impact and harmony.
Warm, earthy tones alongside a contrasting blue a pop of grape creates a multi layered and tonal look. You can really have some fun with your finishes, for example, we’ve included the velvet Plaza stool and Amber sofa, the glass Ripple coffee table and a statement light with a tactile brass bass.
Top Tip: This colour palette lends itself to a mid century modern feel, perfect if you have a modern style but also love an eclectic feel or vintage find .
3. Neutral Blush
This look uses a blend of complementary, warm tones that sit on the same side of the colour wheel to Grape. Layering colours and tones that are near each other on the colour wheel gives a soft cohesive look, as opposed to a striking or contrasting one. All of the colours are on hues from the warm side of the wheel in various complimentary tones.
When choosing paint colours, for a complimentary neutral to Grape, opt for a grey with a warm base, something like Farrow and Ball ‘Elephant’s Breath’. Then, use warm tones in your accessories like ocre, rust, blush, and metallic accents like rose gold and copper.
Top Tip: to keep a modern feel use black as an accent. A monochrome gallery wall and black accessories has the same effect of punctuating the scheme as a pop of colour would have.
Which look do you like the best? Thinking of introducing any of these colour schemes to your home? Let us know in the comments! And for more info and styling tips for sofas take a look at our Sofa blog.
With its sumptuous feel and regal good looks, a velvet sofa really does look and feel the part. Velvet has a suppleness unlike any other fabric, making it a real style staple for your home. But we understand opting for a velvet couch, at first, might seem a little daunting. It’s a big step but one we believe is well worth taking. Let us tell you 5 Reasons You NEED a Velvet Sofa in Your Home!
1. It Feels Great First things first when it comes to velvet- it’s just so wonderfully tactile! Who can resist running their hand up and down this rich fabric. Because of this, luxury velvet sofas and furniture alike inherently have a very cosy and inviting feel, making them a great choice for creating a cosy living room setting. Velvet also comes in a variety of colours, making it even easier to style alongside your existing interior, or create one you’ve always dreamt of!
2. It’s Practical One question you’re sure to ask yourself is: are velvet sofas practical? Sure they look great, but can they stand the test of time and everyday use? Once only a fabric for the richest and finest of settings, we often think of velvet as being delicate and therefore hard to care for. Well, we’re here to tell you that’s just not true! A synthetic velvet, such as ones made from a high-quality polyester, are less susceptible to marking, fading or crushing. So you get the real look and feel of velvet but with added protection.
A velvet sofa is much easier to clean and maintain than you may think too. For the best results when cleaning, try to act as soon as the spill or mark occurs. This is because it’s far easier to clean velvet before the mark sinks through to the base cloth. All you need to use is a soft cloth and some warm soapy water, rubbing in a circular motion. Then, leave the material to air dry or use a hair dryer to speed up the process.
TOP VELVET SOFA CLEANING TIPS: - Use an absorbent cloth or kitchen towel to soak up the spill before it sinks past the top layer of fabric. You will find that most liquids will sit in droplets on the pile for a moment before they sink though. - Dampen a clean, cloth in a solution of warm water and a drop of washing up liquid. - Dab the affected area gently to remove any marks. If necessary, rub gently in the direction of the velvet. - Avoid getting your velvet furniture too wet. It's a good idea to take a hair dryer and very gently, on a cool setting, dry the velvet. Stroke gently with your hand to ensure the velvet does not dry in the wrong direction.
3. It’s Durable Practicality and durability go hand in hand when considering what sofa to choose for your home. That’s why the 100% polyester short pile velvet we use for our range of sofas and furniture has been rub tested to 40,000 rubs, so you know it’s far from delicate. Velvet is also difficult to snag, as it has no loose threads or raised weaves to get caught on buttons or zips. Many polyester velvets are stain resistant so light marks caused by food or dirt can be brushed off with ease.
Or, what about our Florence sofa? Filled with loose fibres, the plump back cushions add an extra element of comfort. This makes the back cushions are supportive yet cosy, ideal for relaxing with the family.
4. It’s Effortlessly Stylish If you want to update the look and feel of your living area, a velvet sofa is the way to go. Velvet instantly gives a room a more luxe look due to the qualities of the fabric. The colour of a velvet sofa also has far more depth than a flat cotton or linen fabric. This is because velvet has a nap (which is the direction in which the pile of fibers lies), that catches and reflects light across shapes and folds, making the colour look wonderfully rich and enticing.
Because velvet upholstery gently reflects light instead of absorbing it, this makes a velvet settee a great pairing against a dark wall or small corner of your room. Velvet also looks great alongside a mix of finishes, from sleek brass and matt black to shiny gloss and chrome, like we’ve styled here with the Amber Grape 2 Seater Velvet Sofa.
5. It’s Wonderfully Comfortable
As we mentioned in point 1, velvet is soft to the touch. But when you pair this with sumptuous sofa cushions and supportive arm and backrests, you have yourself a seat that’s irresistibly comfy! Overly slouchy sofas can create a messier look, that’s why our range of velvet sofas have a medium sit. This means the seat has a blend of foam and fibre, making the sofas comfortable and supportive while also being able to recover when the seat is vacated. This also helps to avoid excessive pooling over time.
Take our new Archie sofa: We’ve engineered this seat so that the arms gently slope down the side, making them perfect for curling up against and watching a movie. They also offer a supportive seated position, ideal for reading or working on your laptop.
So, have we convinced you a velvet sofa is the way to go? We have plenty more tips and tricks when it comes to introducing this stylish fabric to your home, just take a look at our Ultimate Velvet Furniture Buying guide. You can view the new sofas and more over on our website.
With so many options out there, buying a mattress can be a daunting task for many people. If you’re buying for your master bedroom then you’re going to be using it everyday so you really need to make sure it’s perfect; if it’s for the guest bedroom, you’ll want your guests to go home feeling refreshed, right? With our comfort mattress range, we’re here to make life a little easier for you and clear up some common misconceptions about mattresses, helping you to improve sleep and buy the mattress thats perfect for you.
1. A Firm Mattress Is Better For Your Back: FALSE
A mattress that is good for your back is one that supports your spine. When you are lying down, your spine should be straight - the springs need weight to engage them and support the contours of the body.
Spring engagement is when weight causes the springs to contract and release, pushing back against the sleeper and therefore giving the best support. A medium tension mattress is better suited to someone of an average weight and build, as the springs on a firm mattress won’t push back enough to give the right level of support. A good night’s sleep also depends on the position you sleep; if you’re a side sleeper, a medium tension mattress is more suitable to give an extra bit of squidge, putting less pressure on your joints and making you feel a lot more refreshed in the morning.
The firmness or ‘tension’ rating of your mattress is all dependant on the preference. Often when people say 'i like a firm mattress' what they are actually mean is that they like a mattress that is supportive, possibly because their current mattress isn't. No one likes to feel like they sink right into their mattress. You want the comfort but with a level of support and it's the support that is good for your back.
A great option for if you like a firmer comfort level is our Forever Wellness mattress. With a nested spring construction and multiple foam comfort layers, with varying densities, it's designed to have a more supportive firmer feel.
2: A Tufted Top Mattress is More Comfortable: FALSE
This really is down to personal preference. A tufted top gives high ‘lofts’ of comfort, this is the most traditional mattress style top and what most people are probably used to.
A Tufted Mattress: The spring core and comfort layers are laced front to back, creating a pillowy surface.
The more luxurious the tufted mattress, the more pronounced the lofts. Ours go from the Comfort Bliss right up to the Boutique Opulence, depending what level of Luxury you are looking for.
Our most indulgent mattress with a deeply indulgent hand tufted top:
Boutique Opulence: Hand tufted through luxurious silk and wool comfort layers.
The alternatives to a tufted mattress are:
Quilted Top Mattress:
This type of mattress offers a flatter feel compared to a tufted option; it would appeal to someone looking for an alternative to a memory foam mattress, moulding closely to the shape of your body with the extra comfort layers inside.
A Quilted Mattress: The comfort layers are quilted together and joined to the side of the mattress resulting in a soft, level surface.
A Pillow Top Mattress is almost like a mini mattress on top of your mattress. Our Ultimate Pillow Top Mattress has all the deep comfort and support of the most premium mattress but with shallower lofts. The Pillow top is made up of mini-springs resulting in a shallower tufted top, so you will feel peaks of comfort while still getting that extra support from the mini-springs.
A Pillow Top Mattress gives you double comfort but with shallower surface lofts.
3. More Springs Are Better: TRUE...ALMOST.
The more pocket springs your mattress has, the more support, resilience and weight distribution you will get. More springs means your mattress will retain its shape for longer, so you won’t find yourself unintentionally rolling into the centre. More springs also means that the weight will be distributed evenly. So if your partner moves in the night, you won't be disturbed. Our new mattress range only uses pocket springs which are kept in place by their own individual ‘sock’ so every spring moves independently, ranging from the 1000 pocket spring Comfort Bliss to 2400 on our Boutique Opulence mattress, you know you’ll be getting a supportive night’s sleep with our mattresses.
TIP: Don't be blinded by bold claims of high spring counts! The reason we don't have a 5000 spring count mattress in our range is that over a certain level you cannot feel the benefit. That's a fact! If you are thinking of choosing a high spring count mattress make sure you ask about construction - stacked spring layers can result in a high spring count (seems good, right?) but unless there is variation in tensions there is zero benefit to your comfort.
4. A Pillow-Top Mattress Will Be Too Hot: FALSE
Everyone is different, we all regulate heat different levels. With a mattress, heat is generated through direct contact to the surface of the mattress and with some foam topped synthetic mattresses this heat increases further. However, our Ultimate Pillow-top mattress from our comfort mattress range has individual mini-springs and a wool layer. Don't think of Wool as hot. Being natural, the wool is able to breathe and allows air to flow through the pillow-top meaning it won’t get too hot and will improve sleep for you.
5. A New Mattress Will Take Time To Get Used To: TRUE
As with a new pair of shoes, a new mattress will take some time to bed in (excuse the pun!). Remember, you’ve been sleeping on your old mattresses every day for years, it has moulded and contoured to your body shape. Your new mattress will settle too, this is perfectly normal and is a sign that your mattress is working properly. Similar to wearing in a new pair of shoes, it could take a couple of days or a couple of weeks, but we’re confident you’ll love our new support mattress range which are all handmade with love and care in the UK.
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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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