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Creating a love nest at home
February 4, 2011 at 5:36 pm 0
Green modular sofa

The Soho sofa from Danetti is perfect for cosy nights in

As the working week draws to a close, everybody at Danetti is thinking about heading home for the weekend. The weather's so cold and windy, most of us are just planning to hibernate for the next 60-something hours until Monday morning comes calling. This set us thinking about how important it is that our homes are comfortable, cosy places where we can snuggle up. It's even more relevant because Valentine's Day is approaching. Great furniture can really transform your property into a home, give you a sense of belonging and of permanence. If you keep buying basic, flimsy flat-pack furniture then you're unlikely to create a particularly welcoming home. At Danetti, we're passionate about the quality of our furniture (you can tell by the fact that we advertise many of our products as suitable even for commercial use that we are very confident of our quality). So what do you need to create a love nest at home that's so welcoming you'll never want to go out? First off, you'll need an amazing sofa. Don't opt for one that's too small or too structured, go for something that you and your partner can sink into while watching a film, and one that's good for lounging about on. Next, make sure your home feels ordered by investing in great storage. If you're looking around thinking you need to clean up then it'll make you unsettled. Large multi-purpose cabinets and sideboards are best, as they can house different types of things, from books to bed linen.
Lamore wooden table for two

A table made for two - the Lamore from Danetti

You'll also need a dining table. Too many of us have become fans of TV dinners so a formal table starts to seem unnecessary, but it's essential if you and your partner or family are going to have proper conversations without interruptions from Eastenders! Buy comfortable dining chairs to match the table so you won't quickly be dashing off to wash up - instead you'll want to stay around the table chatting. For your home to seem extra cosy, it's great if you can create informal relaxing areas where you can chill out, maybe read magazines or listen to music. If your home is lacking an area like this, then clear a corner of a room, or the spare bedroom and fill it with soft, comfortable, low cube seating. We have lots of choice at Danetti. So there you go, your home will become a place to chill out as a couple away from the rat race. If you've created a relaxing environment at home with the use of Danetti products, we'd love to hear from you. Email us at customerservices@danetti.com.
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Buying Guides, Dining Chairs
Choosing a dining room chair: the Danetti guide
March 15, 2010 at 2:22 pm 0
Choosing dining room chairs can be a tricky business. Here at Danetti, we want to help you find something that is both stylish and functional. You need dining chairs which are comfortable, hard-wearing, attractive, and that co-ordinate with the rest of your furniture and your interior style. If you have a small home then you may also want your dining chairs to be stackable. To make sure you don't make a purchasing faux pas, follow our 10 point guide to choosing the best chairs for your dining space: 1. Think about the style. If you have a contemporary home interior then you need chairs that are going to fit in. Plain, minimalist designs, perhaps with chrome and leather, will work well in a contemporary setting. Cutting edge design will make your home seem more expensive.
Coloured dining chairs

Hard-wearing dining chairs

2. Think about the material. Just in case the red wine bottle spills, it is best to have dining chairs that are serviceable. Wooden or plastic dining chairs are great because they can simply be wiped clean and will not mark. Leather or faux leather dining chairs are also very hard-wearing, and can be cleaned with special products. 3. How many chairs do you need? If you have a small dining room table then you may just want two or four dining chairs to go around it. In this case, you can afford to make a bit of a statement with bold design and striking colour. However, if you have a very large dining room table then you will need to buy perhaps 10 or 12 dining room chairs, and you may want to keep the look simple and uncluttered by choosing a minimalist style of chair. 4. Who will be using them? If you are a young couple and you want dining chairs for your friends when they come for dinner parties, then the dining chairs can be very design-led and your decision mainly based on how the chairs look. If you expect to have older guests who need a comfortable seat, then you may want to buy chairs with arm rests and high back, which are great for support.
Match dining chairs with dining table

Match dining chairs with your dining table

5. What dining table do you have? Mis-matching tables and chairs can really ruin the look of your dining area. You need to make sure that the seats are a good height for sitting at the table, and that the materials are matching or complimentary. A glass and chrome table, for example, can look very harmonious with a leather and chrome dining chair. Ask Danetti if you want advice and suggestions about which chairs go well with which tables. We'll be happy to help. 6. Are you planning on open-plan living? If you're creating a kitchen-dining or a living-room-dining space, then you will need to take into account the furniture you have in the other parts of the room. What colour and style is your kitchen? What material is your sofa made from, what is the flooring like? At Danetti we have such a huge range of dining chairs that you're sure to find something that will fit in. 7. Plan your budget. Quality dining chairs can be a good investment - the last thing you want is for the chairs to become wobbly or unstable for people to sit on. We normally recommend that you spend at least £50 per chair, and often the more you pay, the more you get, in terms of design and quality. Remember at Danetti there is a 2-year guarantee on all products so  you know you are buying furniture that will last, whatever your budget. 8. Do you need more space? Stackable dining chairs are a great option for people living in small homes, because the chairs can be neatly stacked in the dining room, or in another room, until you have guests to stay. For many people only 2, 3 or 4 chairs are needed regularly and the others only now and then.
Dining chairs in bright colours

Danetti's dining chairs come in many colours

9. What colour do you fancy? Danetti's dining chairs come in a huge variety of colours - many styles are available in red, green, blue, purple, orange, and tens of other colours, plus the popular black, white and brown. You can pick your dining chair colour to co-ordinate with your soft furnishings, or even to provide a 'pop' of accent colour in a very plain and minimalist scheme. 10. Do you need the chairs to be multi-purpose? If you buy dining chairs in neutral colours, or colours that tone in with the rest of your home, then you can easily use them in hallways, bedrooms, even studies, when you're not using them at the table. This can both save you money and mean that you don't have an excess of furniture clogging up your home.

We hope this guide has been helpful. Now you have your checklist, take a look at Danetti's full range of dining chairs ...

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