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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Choose a great Oak coffee table

Choose a great Oak coffee table

Finding the perfect oak coffee table can be tricky.  The balance between elegance and practicality as well as tasteful or robust can be difficult.  You should think about these points next time you are looking for a coffee table:

What are you using it for: if you like in a house with small children and pets, finding a sturdy and long lasting piece without sharp corners or drawers would be a good idea.  Nothing for little fingers to get stuck in! Will you need to move the table around?  If so you might want to look for casters on the feet to avoid floor damage.

NExt, think about the way it is going to look – will it 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!

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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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Why you should choose oak furniture

Why you should choose oak furniture

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!  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. Oak fits in well with different styles of decor
  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. Easy care – no fuss!

Furniture made from oak is a great investment – it is beautiful and timeless and can seamlessly merge in with any decor you currently have.  It is easy to look after and will give you many years of pleasure.  What a wise purchase!

 

 

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