Bringing The Sense Of History Alive With Oak Furniture

Bringing The Sense Of History Alive With Oak Furniture

There can be fewer things in life that will guarantee a nostalgic train of thought than gorgeous old oak furniture and furnishings.  This is particularly true in a beautiful old cottage – it is impossible not to get that soft and slightly soppy romantic notion that life must have been so gloriously uncomplicated in days of yore.  The very mention of antique chests and blanket boxes conjurs up life in a thrifty household with all the furniture made to suit the size of the cottage.

One way to really enjoy the idea of living in a country cottage with beautiful old oak furnishings is to hire a suitably aged cottage for a few days – the restfulness will be most rewarding and it will also help to foster an appreciation of what a marvellous material oak is.  To obtain the furniture itself is best done through a site that dedicates itself to the business of early oak furniture.

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Oak Is The True Master For Funiture

Oak Is The True Master For Funiture

It’s true to say that Oak has been used for centuries as a furniture wood because it is very strong (even stronger than mahogany!)and has a beautiful grain.  It is a timeless style statement in any home!  Oak not only does oak look wonderful in any setting, it is surprisingly easy to care for – it only needs a light dusting and an occasional oil or wax.  There’s a reason why oak has been chosen by craftsmen the world over as their wood of choice! We love oak, but don’t take our word for it, here are some reasons why you should definitely choose oak every time:

  1. Easy care – no fuss!
  2. Lasts for a long, long time!
  3. Durable and versatile
  4. Investment – never out of style
  5. Contemporary, rustic, traditional to complement any room
  6. Oak fits in well with different styles of decor

There’s nothing to beat it for style.

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Lovely Old Oak Brings Homely Joy

Lovely Old Oak Brings Homely Joy

What do we mean when we think about the way our home is going to look.  what do we want in the way of funishings.  The older oak will take pride of place in the middle of the room, or be sat to one side out of the way? If it will be the focal point, you might want to look for an elegant and sophisticaed design.

How much care do you want to put in? Oak is hardy and resiliant so the table should last even in a packed out house! You will need to spend a little time weekly to wax and polish the table though.  Worth investing in some coasters too to protect the surface from drinks and spills!  Ther can never be a better time to get that old antique look organised for a home.  so much choice and so many ways to source.

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Use Heirloom Trends In Bedroom Themes

Use Heirloom Trends In Bedroom Themes

Floral patterns, mixed fabrics and textrues as well as quirky, vintage inspired pieces all come together to form a gorgeous heirloom interior trend.  With vintage style pieces in mind, you should look for traditional furniture styles which look as if they have been passed down through the generations.  Dark oak looks great for this look.

Any ditsy floral prints will be at home here, as well as knitted throws and cushions which add texture as well as colour.  Remember how your grannies and great grannies would knit or crochet?  That’s the look to go for!

Quirky decorative accessories such as animal based ornaments, statues and bookends can all lend themselves to the heirloom trend.  Stag heads and rabbits are particularly good!

Oak furniture lends itself very well to the heirloom trend, mainly because so much furniture from long ago was made in oak!  We recommend styling your oak with floral patterns, contrasting textures and animals to make it look well worn and loved.

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Glam Up Your Bedroom With Baeutiful Oak

Glam Up Your Bedroom With Baeutiful Oak

Pretty patterns, mixed fabrics and textrues as well as quirky, vintage inspired pieces all come together to form a gorgeous heirloom interior trend.  With vintage style pieces in mind, you should look for traditional furniture styles which look as if they have been passed down through the generations.  Dark oak looks great for this look.

All sorts of  floral prints will be at home here, as well as knitted throws and cushions which add texture as well as colour.  Remember how your grannies and great grannies would knit or crochet?  That’s the look to go for!

Decorative accessories such as animal based ornaments, statues and bookends can all lend themselves to the heirloom trend.  Stag heads and rabbits are particularly good!

Furniture made of oak lends itself very well to the heirloom trend, mainly because so much furniture from long ago was made in oak!  We recommend styling your oak with floral patterns, contrasting textures and animals to make it look well worn and loved.

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Using Country Themes For Furnishing Scheme

Using Country Themes For Furnishing Scheme

It is absolutely amazing how many patterns, mixed fabrics and textrues as well as vintage inspired pieces all come together for gorgeous heirloom furnishing trends.  With vintage style pieces in mind, you should look for traditional furniture styles which look as if they have been passed down through the generations.  Dark oak looks great for this look.    A variety of prints will be at home here, as well as knitted throws and cushions which add texture as well as colour.  Remember how your grannies and great grannies would knit or crochet.

Distinctively different decorative accessories such as animal based ornaments, statues and bookends can all lend themselves to the heirloom trend.  Country animal themes are good.  Wood, especially oak, lends itself very well to the heirloom trend, mainly because so much furniture from long ago was made in oak!  We recommend styling your oak with floral patterns, contrasting textures and animals to make it look well worn and loved.

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