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The History of French Furniture is as Rich as a French King

Throughout your life, your taste in furniture has probably changed and evolved in as many extremes as your tastes in your romantic partners or a great bottle of fine wine. With French furniture as your new passion in furniture and home décor, you are no doubt interested in learning some of the histories of this unique and classic style. We consider French furniture to be the finest of the “fine wines” in furniture styles, and its rich history definitely backs up that claim.

Let’s take a look at the evolution of French furniture from the middle ages to present-day. It’s quite a fascinating little ride!

French Furniture in Medieval Times – 10th – 15th Centuries

The French furniture of this time directly addressed people’s core needs. In order to shoe away from the cold weather, the people of this time would hang robust and warm draperies on their walls. Most of the French furniture was big and simple. The furniture was mostly made of Oak because of the woods heavyweight – thieves were very common in this time, and the weight of the furniture made it difficult to steal. Another important aspect of this era was the deep and intricate hand carving in much of the furniture.

The Renaissance Period – 1515 – 1560

During this period of history, the skilled French craftsman produced furniture with beautifully carved designs that echoed the Roman stylings of the time. Many of the hand-crafted cabinets would make to look like buildings, with ornate columns and panels.

Louis XIII – 1560 – 1643

This is when the French country furniture era started. The pieces from this era reflect a “city life”, but were crafted for county living.

Louis XIV – 1643 – 1715

The styles of this era reflect luxury. Very heavy carving was popular at this time, including lions, shells, golden leaves, and the sun.

The Time of Regence – 1715 – 1723

Mythological themes from the Orient were the style of this time. Regence French furniture is a still at the top of the list for many collectors.

Louis XV – 1723 – 1774

This was the time that the Martin brothers emerged as innovators. The ornamentation of the Regence time was taken to the next extreme through the use of many extravagancies.

Louis XVI – 1774 – 1792

In this period, eagles, ram’s heads, and dolphins were commonly integrated into the furniture. Also, this was when chairs started to be produced for decorative functions.

Directoire Style – 1793 – 1804

This was the time that Egyptian motifs first emerged in French furniture. It became common to include detailed carvings of sphinxes on beautiful bronze hardware.

French Empire – 1804 – 1814

During the time of Napoleon, French furniture was crafted from heavy very woods (mostly ebony and mahogany) and finished with deep and rich dark finishes. Marble tops started to become very popular, and the Egyptian motifs continued from the previous era.

Restoration Period – 1814 – 1830

After the fall of Napoleon began the “softer” version of the previously mentioned Empire stylings. French furniture makers of the time starting using whimsical and fantasy-based stylings, although they continued to incorporate robust geometry into the furniture.

Louis Phillipe – 1830 -1848

This era sparked the creation of furniture that was in line with the Industrial Revolution. Through more “mass-production” practices, the stylings of the furniture were a bit simpler than previous eras – but it was also very attractive and functional.

As you can see, the history of French furniture is as rich as the beautiful French mahogany end table sitting in your living room. When you continue to dive deeper into the hundreds of years of styles and craftsmanship, we’re sure your collection of fine French furniture will keep growing.

 

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Unique Garden Ornaments to Brighten Up Your Summer

Spring is here, and soon we’ll be knee-deep in another beautiful summer. Thinking of those beautiful days and nights with the family in the backyard garden probably has you longing for those warm days with the sprinkler running and the barbecue firing up.

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This year, why not spend some time making your  garden the most beautiful one on the block by strategically utilizing affordable and unique garden ornaments? For only a couple of hundred pounds, you can adorn your garden in a way that will make your neighbors jealous and your family look forward to hours in the garden.

Here are some garden ornament ideas for you to incorporate into your outdoor décor that you are sure to love.

1. A chiminea. There are few things more enjoyable than a long summer fire. But a fire pit can be an eye-sore, and some communities don’t allow them at all. Whether metal or clay, the right chiminea incorporated into your garden can bring hours of family bonding time, while also providing a beautiful showpiece for your garden.

2. Antiqued garden tools. Antique-looking shovels, hoes, and other hand tools can be hung on fences or strategically placed throughout your garden. These are beautiful accent pieces that will really tie your garden together.

3. Bird baths. Smaller ones can be hung from trees or larger ones placed on the ground throughout your garden. Not only are they attractive and homey, but they are great when the little birds start utilizing them. Just make sure to always try to keep the baths filled with fresh water!

 

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Complete that look that you desire with our fantastic accessories, and brighten up your home with this stunning Distressed Cream Bird Feeder.

 

 

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Complete that look that you desire with our fantastic award winning furniture, and brighten up your home with this stunning Marble Cherub with Bird.

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A great addition to your garden or patio, featuring 3 birds and crafted from cast iron. This bird feeder is sure to impress and will become an instant favorite for both you and the birds that visit

4.Painted stones. This is especially fun if you have some vegetables in your garden. Go to a river or lakeshore and find some smooth stones that are three-to-five inches in length. Then paint some simple designs on each representing peas, tomatoes, carrots, radishes etc. Use the stones on the ground to mark the location of each vegetable row you have planted. This is a great way to decorate your garden without spending a dime (well, unless you need to go buy some paints).

5. Decorative wheelbarrow. Placing a wheelbarrow in your garden will provide a rustic and attractive accent piece that, when strategically placed, will really help bring your garden together. It’s an absolute staple in the world of garden ornaments that you’ll want to incorporate this year.

6. Citronella tiki torches. Filling your garden with citronella tiki torches is a fun way to decorate and light up the yard for those late summer nights outside. And of course, they do wonders to help shoe away pesky biting insects that can quickly ruin a night and send the family back indoors. They are quite inexpensive and come in many styles. Put one in each corner of your garden and enjoy the night like never before.

Here are some of our more unique products:

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Complete that look that you desire with our fantastic award winning furniture, and brighten up your home with this stunning Erotion Ball. Hand crafted and carefully built to the highest quality, Erotion Ball will be sure to amaze. Erotion Ball is a beautiful piece.

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A unique and quirky addition to our range of French garden furniture comes this delightful boat big rack. Crafted from natural wood and metal, this piece is a delightful accessory brightening up your garden or patio alike.

 

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Complete that look that you desire with our fantastic award winning furniture, and brighten up your home with this stunning Lamp Ranting. Hand crafted and carefully built to the highest quality, Lamp Ranting will be sure to amaze. Lamp Ranting is a beautiful piece.

With these few ideas, you can start to turn your garden into a unique and beautiful experience for you and your family. Start thinking outside of the box and come up with even more ways you can use garden ornaments to spice up your yard. It’s a great way to brighten up the summer!

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Bird Baths & Bird Feeders

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The Trend in Crushed Velvet Beds Can Change Your Nights

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Do you remember Seinfeld’s George Costanza and his biggest life goal? While he may have been career-challenged and romantically inept – and stuck living with his parents on too many occasions – his one true love was velvet. In fact, in the ever-popular series he was often quoted as saying that he would, “drape himself in velvet if it were socially acceptable.” That seemed pretty ridiculous until the episode entitled “The Doodle” where he covered himself in velvet from head to toe and carried on in public!

While your love for velvet might not reach the epic proportions of George Constanza’s (or maybe it does!), you have probably been considering getting on board with the newest trends in crushed velvet beds. A crushed velvet bed brings an element of lushness and glamour into your bedroom décor while also surrounding you – whether as an upholstered headboard/footboard or the entire frame – in one of the softest fabrics produced. Sleeping (or even just watching television) in a crushed velvet bed will make you feel like royalty – with all of the lavishness of the fabric cascading around you.

There are about sixteen types of velvet used in tapestries and upholsteries throughout the world – both natural and synthetic in nature. Some of these include such velvets as:

· Mirror velvet

· Embossed velvet

· Chiffon (sometimes known as “transparent”) velvet

· Cisele velvet

· Lyons velvet

· Hammered velvet

 

Crushed velvet, however – at least in our opinion – is one of the most decadent velvets produced. Crushed velvet is painstakingly fashioned by pushing its fabric in several varying directions – often done mechanically while the fabric is still wet. The unique production technique of crushed velvet gives its appearance and texture a very lustrous and inviting feel – which, when incorporated into your bedroom set, is a velvet lover’s dream come true.

 

Expertly hand carved from natural mahogany comes this delightful antique French style bed. Finished in a silver and featuring distinguished ornate detailing with a decorated Crushed velvet fabric buttoned headboard and footboard, this bed is ideal to add a touch of elegance and style in your bedroom today.

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With a stunning Crushed Velvet fabric on the front and back of the headboard, this bed is ideal as a focal point in a variety of bedroom settings. Handcrafted from natural materials, this bed will impress across generations.

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Another benefit of crushed velvet is that it is a very heavy and durable fabric. It’s quite simple to clean. Most of the time you’ll just want to lightly dust the fabric off, however, heavier stains do require some warm water and a touch of soap or detergent.

But beyond the functionality of crushed velvet is the way it will make you feel. Your first time lying down in your new crushed velvet bed will make you feel like you are floating on air, surrounded by a beautiful piece of furniture that is uniquely yours. When your friends come to visit and you’re giving them the updated tour of your house, you won’t want to wait to wait to show off your new crushed velvet bed. Your best friend’s look of envy will quickly remind you that you made the right purchase.

While you may have spent the majority of your life in a more traditional type of bed, an investment in a crushed velvet bed will bring you luxury and decadence for decades to come. It is an investment that will pay you back with lavishness every single night you head to bed.

Homes Direct 365 are not going to claim that getting on board with the trend of crushed velvet beds is going to completely change your life. But we are quite sure it is going to change your nights.

 

Add a touch of modern style in your wonderful home with this exceptional piano bed. Upholstered in a plush silver Crushed Velvet fabric with two large drawers for ample storage space. This delightful bed is sure to astound and impress across generations.

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Add a touch of modern style in your wonderful home with this exceptional piano bed. Upholstered in a plush black Crushed Velvet fabric with two large drawers for ample storage space. This delightful bed is sure to astound and impress across generations.

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Add a touch of modern style in your wonderful home with this exceptional piano bed. Upholstered in a Crushed Velvet pearl fabric with two large drawers for ample storage space. This delightful bed is sure to astound and impress across generations.

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The Ultimate Style and Class Of French Furniture

French furniture is perfect for your home if you are interested in history and have an artistic bend of mind. After all, what can be a more appropriate when reading the history of Versailles or the Chateaus of France, while you are sitting cosily by a fireplace in an armchair reminiscent of the Dukes of Frances.

Designing your residence with French a style can literally transport you to a completely different era. For this reason, alone, some of the best, most luxurious and expensive hotels on the planet kit out their Penthouse Suites in French design from our company that offer great varieties of furniture. They are both suitable for the wealthy and the elite and for those who are interested in a luxurious theme.

We have great French designers who specialise in crafting and designing both classic and contemporary French furniture. The cost of buying such furniture can start from up to a few thousand pounds, and if you want something customised or personalised, then it can go up higher.

 

Styles of French Furniture that Homes Direct 365 offer

The French Furniture at Homes Direct 365 comes in several different styles. The Rococo style is elegantly carved and features intricate designs and patterns. The other styles feature very simpler and subtle designs. The Provincial ones are the preferred choice for the bedroom. They incorporate elements from the various genera of French style. The most important feature is to focus on balancing between beauty and practicality. This style is quite elaborate and expensive. They can add beauty and ultimate comfort making your room unique.

The colour is another important factor in the products. Most of the bedroom collections use wood of different types and colours. So you can find white French furniture as well as black ones in this company. It does not matter what kind of decor you are looking for you can have a full room set or add a little elegance and sophistication with one, two or more pieces.

 

The French Beds and Headboards 

The French bed is a great piece of furniture that is readily available in our company. It has an elaborate and intricate headboard and foot board that captures the attention. The headboard in the Rococo style is usually the most stunning and beautiful part of the bed. Such a headboard can usually be bought separately and added to your existing bed. This way you can even save a few pennies and yet have a look that is almost equal.

 

Expertly hand carved from natural mahogany comes this delightful antique French style bed. Finished in an antique white and featuring distinguished ornate detailing, this bed is ideal to add a touch of elegance and style in your bedroom today.

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Expertly hand carved from natural mahogany comes this delightful antique French style bed. Finished in an antique white and featuring distinguished ornate detailing, this bed is ideal to add a touch of elegance and style in your bedroom today.

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A fantastic antique French headboard, Hand carved in real mahogany and finished in gold. Working exceptional co-ordinated with our marvellous shabby chic furniture. A really good alternative to buying a complete bed frame where an existing divan bed needs to be retained. Please note that this item is supplied without fixings.

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Absolutely stunning antique French headboard in an antique white finish. The rattan is double layered, for strength and durability. The real mahogany frame is handcarved and finished, making every one of these headboards that little bit unique. So add some beauty and style in your wonderful shabby chic bedroom today.

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The French Bedside Stand 

They are usually the small pieces and are not as decorated as the headboards. The bedside stands have slender legs and fewer drawers. They add that French feel yet keep it subtle. This is very important since this will not make your room appear much complex.

 

As one of our most popular ranges the La Rochelle collection ensures elegance and the utmost quality, and as seen here this Bedside displays smooth curves with intricate ornate design allowing you to achieve that perfect shabby chic or boudoir feel.

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Occasionally referred to as ‘late Baroque’ Rococo is an 18th Century style of design which developed as artists began to place less focus on symmetry and became much more ornate, florid and playful.

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As one of our most popular ranges the La Rochelle collection ensures elegance and the utmost quality, and as seen here this Bedside displays smooth curves with intricate ornate design allowing you to achieve that perfect boudoir or shabby chic feel

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French Wardrobes 

The French wardrobe is often subtle. They are fully functional and have elegance and beauty to your room. They usually have mirrors and a carved top.

 

As one of our most popular ranges the La Rochelle collection ensures elegance and the utmost quality, and as seen here this Wardrobe displays smooth curves with intricate ornate design allowing you to achieve that perfect French boudoir or shabby chic feel.

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The Estelle collection handcrafted and carefully built by experts, this delightful wardrobe finished in a stunning antique white with a unique and stylish curved design on the drawers is sure to impress across generations.

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French Mirrors 

The French mirrors are the most elaborate pieces. They are available in full-length sizes and have are equally elegant as the other French furniture. They add functionality to beauty to your empty wall.

Expertly hand-crafted from the finest of natural material comes this stunning silver antique French style mirror, a fantastic must have addition for your home. Beautiful and full of character, this Buckingham mirror is a fine example of why our personal human craft over machine made is the high quality you deserve.

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This highly desirable antique French mirror outclasses many of its counterparts simply because it is crafted from the highest quality materials and looks rich and opulent. The marvellous ornate detailing on the corners and side of this mirror add additional style and beauty.

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French Desks and Chairs 

The French desks are quite slender and elegant in appearance. They make your room and workspace sophisticated and add the old-world feel. The chairs are slim and have cushions in the patterned material. Based on your preference, it can be floral or patterns.

 

Featuring 4 fabric detailed chairs and a contrasting mindi wood table top, this dining set will astound. Hand crafted and carefully built by experts using only the finest materials, this dining table set will become an instant favourite in your home lasting generations.

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A welcomed new addition to our range of antique French dining furniture comes this exquisite dining table set. Featuring 6 detailed chairs and a contrasting mindi wood table top, this dining set will astound.

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Decorating your bedroom with the French furniture from HomesDirect365 gives your room a fantastic look. So whether you choose furniture or just a few pieces, the furniture should add a French accent to your room. You can never go wrong with the beautiful products from our company.

 

French Furniture Range

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Its the summer alfresco french garden furniture time

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Summer is the best time to enjoy an alfresco meal in the garden with your family members and friends. Or you may prefer to while away an afternoon relaxing and basking in the warm sunlight. Whatever you plan to do come summertime, it is essential that you have the right furniture and decor to make your time in the garden more pleasant and memorable. If you want to be transported to another world, why not create a French-themed garden? Here is a look at some of the types of French garden furniture that you can incorporate into your garden.

French-Style Bistro Set 

There is perhaps no furniture piece or set that defines French garden furniture more than a French bistro set. A typical French bistro set consists of a table and a few chairs that are made of wrought iron, and they feature charming curly patterns that give them a vintage look. Other than being aesthetically-pleasing, a wrought iron French bistro set is also very sturdy and durable. A high-quality one provides high resistance against the elements. If you prefer to get something else, you may be interested in a French country-style bistro set. A country-style bistro set can be made of metal or wood, and it usually has a simpler design than the typical French bistro set.

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French-Style Garden Bench 

No garden is complete without a bench. French-style garden benches come in many different designs and materials. There are elegant wrought iron benches that feature intricate patterns on their frames, as well as benches with metal legs and wooden seat. You can also settle for a bench that is completely made of wood so far. If you want to have a specific French theme throughout your garden, it is a good idea to select a bench that matches your bistro set.

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Decorative Items 

After selecting your French garden furniture pieces, you should consider getting some decorative items to reinforce the French theme. There are many decorative items that you can buy for your garden, including arbor, garden stands, plant pots, and others. An arbor can be a wonderful addition to your garden. It allows you to do vertical gardening to maximise garden space, create a garden room, increase accessibility to plants, and provides great visual appeal. A French-style arbor is usually made of metal, and it can come in a wide range of designs and sizes.

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The main function of garden stands and plant pots is to hold plants, but they can also contribute significantly to the appearance of your garden. French-style garden stands and plant pots typically feature detailed designs, but you can also opt for simpler designs, depending on the overall theme of your garden.

As you sit at your beautiful wrought iron bistro set, sipping on a glass of wine and mesmerised by the sight of trees swaying in the summer wind, a sudden clarity of mind comes upon you. And all you can hear is Louis Armstrong’s comforting voice in the background. C’est si bon.

 

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French Garden Tables & Chairs

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French Garden Accessories

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French Style Bird Feeders & Baths

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Check These French Chaise Longues & French Style Benches

We would like you to browse through our range of stunning and unique chaise longues and french style benches, take your time and see which one would best suit your rooms. These can be used as lounge chairs or simply placed strategically placed around the home as an elegant focal point.

Here is the link for the whole range of Chaise Longues and Benches
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Antique French Style Telephone Bench Grey Fabric

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Featuring a chocolate upholstered fabric seat and single drawer with a crystal handle, this ivory French style bench is sure to astound.

Antique French Style Telephone Bench Black Fabric

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Featuring a black upholstered fabric seat and single drawer with a crystal handle, this French style bench is sure to astound.

The following products are known as a french style day bed. It is a hand carved piece made from mahogany and finished in a way that gives it an antiqued/aged look. With smooth curves and ornate designs, it is an ideal piece for a french style boudoir or a shabby chic designed theme. We can change the types of fabric used on these pieces which would need to be discussed with the sales team upon ordering.

La Rochelle Antique French Style Day Bed

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La Rochelle Antique French Style Day Bed With Brown Fabric

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Expertly hand crafted from the finest of natural material comes this wonderful antique French style chaise. Featuring a patterned fabric seat with marvelous studded detailing, this French style piece is sure to astound.

  • Antique White In Colour
  • Patterned Fabric
  • Studded Detailing

Antique French Style Chaise

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Maison Antique French Style Bench

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With centuries of ornate design and craft inspiring this stunning Rattan Antique French Sofa, the stories and history enriched within the piece will be sure to uplift the ambiance and class of any room. The Rattan Antique French Sofa is eye catching yet subtle, ready to easily fit alongside existing decor or as part of a new set.

Rattan Antique French Style Sofa

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Rattan Antique French Style Sofa Ivory & Gold

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Here is the link for the whole range of Chaise Longues and Benches
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We supply a wide range of french style furniture that includes mirrors, lighting, beds, tables, stools, a wide range of seating and a large selection of french bedroom furniture sets which can be seen on the link below.

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French Lounge Furniture: https://www.homesdirect365.co.uk/french-furniture-c487/lounge-c1899

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Do you like contemporary or classic furniture

Furnishing a house is probably the dream of every women. Decorating the house which accents to the style and taste is a daunting task, the one in which furniture plays a crucial role, what type of furniture you like and what suits with the architecture of your house are important questions to ask. Here, let us guide you into a quick glance over the famous type of furniture styles available in the market today.

Contemporary Furniture

A family room, is the place you invest a great deal of energy unwinding with companions, family, and visitors. You’ll need your parlour to coordinate your own style, so that your home says something in regards to your tastes and inclinations. Whether you like regular wood surfaces or metallic completions, modern and contemporary furniture is an awesome approach to flaunt your internal modernist. Embellishing your contemporary lounge with a present day couch or sectional, chair, complement table, or shelf can help you pull together an up-to-date, cutting edge home. Contemporary modern furniture looks best when your house is well-kept and moderate. Extensive open spaces with clean lines and a strong shading palette improves the look of advanced furniture in any room. You’ll discover an assortment of present day shapes and plans consolidated with top notch material to make a portion of the best current furniture.

Some articles of contemporary furnishing worth looking at in the HomesDirect365 contemporary range
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Chesterfield White Leather Wing Chair

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White Leather Sofa with Black Diamontes

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A couch or sectional is a key component in any family room. A modern day couch or sectional gives you a place to rest in the wake of a prolonged day, and a space to unwind with your family, companions, and visitors. Homes Direct 365 contemporary lounge room furniture, similar to couches, sectionals, love-seats, futons, and parlour sets, are made in a wide range of plans with brilliant upholstery. You can look over an assortment of upholstery materials that facilitate well with alternate things in your home. On the off chance that you favour delicate textures, then a characteristic cotton or chenille may be the best choice for your home. For the individuals who need to put forth a more emotional expression in their living area, cloth, artificial cowhide, and twill are additionally materials that will add a present day contort to your home. These materials are wrapped into current couch plans that element clean lines, normal materials, and tufted pads.

Contemporary seats can include extra seating in any contemporary lounge room. The best current drawing rooms have an assortment of seating alternatives, from couches and sectionals to arm and parlour seats. The absolute most contemporary modern furniture incorporates parson’s seats, papasan seats, side seats, shoe seats, and additionally parlour and wingback seats. These seats are made with an assortment of materials to facilitate with whatever remains of your stylistic layout. Present day highlight seat upholstery incorporates polyester mixes that are stain safe, twill, softened cowhide, velvet, calfskin, and chenille. In the event that you need to fuse a fun and present day highlight seat into your home, then velvet is the ideal material. You’ll discover these materials incorporate various examples that can be layered with other monochromatic hues or other one of a kind shapes and outlines.

 

Some items of contemporary furnishing worth looking at in the HomesDirect365 contemporary matching ranges

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For the present day book beau, showing books in your front room doesn’t need to resemble the cellar of a library. There are a variety of contemporary bookshelves that arrange well with whatever is left of your contemporary furniture. You’ll even discover special 3D square cabinets with various size racks, so you can coordinate your most loved earthenware craftsmanship close by your book accumulation. You’ll discover cutting edge bookshelves made with wood, cover, metal, and glass including rich hues and surfaces like coffee, chestnut, and mahogany.

 

Classical furniture

Considering what furniture to purchase for your business can be an intense procedure. Do you run with classics or something more contemporary? You might be enticed to run with current contemporary patterns since, let’s be honest, “collectable” doesn’t generally have the best notoriety. If you somehow managed to counsel a word reference, for example, you most likely wouldn’t get an extraordinary early introduction of “collectable”, especially when you see different equivalent words, for example, “out of date”, “antiquated” and “out-dated”. Yet, with regards to classical furniture, this couldn’t possibly be more off-base.

Some of the advantages of classical furnishing are”

 

  1. There’s dependably a story to tell

Yes, that antique seat has been around for some time, yet simply envision the stories it would tell in the event that it could. Outfitting your premises with delightful collectables will convey a little history to your business picture and may even start up a point of discussion between clients.

Here is a few from the HomesDirect365 french furniture range

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https://www.homesdirect365.co.uk/rattan-antique-french-style-sofa-p28291

 

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  1. Naturally agreeable

By putting resources into antique furniture rather than new items, you’re decreasing the requirement for assembling organisations to utilise new materials in making things without any preparation and rather, you’re having your influence in battling the proceeding with battle with ecological contamination.

 

  1. Incredible quality items

For the most part, antique furniture is greatly well made. Quite a long time ago, that household item was affectionately made by somebody, made by their own hands and given a flawless wrap up. As its as yet standing decades later, you can make certain of its solidness.

 

 

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French Style Crushed Velvet Beds Look Better

Style

It is well known that velvet fabrics sport a unique and unusual softness in both appearance and feel. Historically, velvet has often been associated with nobility due to its high cost of production and its luxurious properties. However, in recent trends, velvet is on its way back from plush designer clothing to our homes, giving traditional furnishings a colourful new spin.

In recent months, velvet with its richness of colour and texture made a bold statement among the fashion conscious people. As a result, the new fad of crushed velvet furniture and upholstery is sweeping the scene with its uniqueness and personality. Consequently, velvet has been embraced as part of an eclectic contemporary look, which is seen from the sudden spike in demand for crushed velvet beds.

Here is the Homesdirect365 current range of crushed velvet beds with more to be added shortly
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With a stunning Crushed Velvet fabric on the front and back of the headboard, this bed is ideal as a focal point in a variety of bedroom settings. Handcrafted from natural materials, this bed will impress across generations.

 

Design

The velvet is a woven tufted fabric, with cut threads that are evenly distributed and with a short dense pile, thereby creating a distinctive feel of smoothness. Velvet can also be made from synthetic and natural fibres, but a combination of silk & rayon is the most popular choice. A crushed velvet fabric is treated with heat and pressure to produce a surface that is uneven and crinkled. It is also be produced by way of mechanically twisting the fabric while it is wet. This results in a patterned look that is highly lustrous with the full body.

Crushed velvet is mostly used for making upholstery like drapes, curtains, pillows, seat covers, apparels etc. It is often coated with a backing to provide stability to the fabric to withstand regular wear and tear. Recently, crushed velvet fashion garments and beds are getting very popular. They have a remarkable lustre effect that appeals to the masses and gives a unique look.

 

Here is the Homes direct 365 current range of crushed velvet beds with more to be added shortly
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Handcrafted and carefully built by experts, this delightful ornate bed finished in a stunning antique white with a stylish crushed velvet fabric detailed headboard is sure to impress across generations.

Trend

The crushed velvet fabric is an ultra-high end material that sports a very glossy and soft touch. There are stunning ranges of trendy crushed velvet upholstered beds available in the market with luscious colours. Undoubtedly, it has become a fashion trend and a must have addition to your bedroom.

The vibrant shades of these crushed velvet beds coupled with an oversized button back or a curved headboard can instantly impart a feeling of luxury and drama into a room.

 

Here is the Homes Direct365 current range of crushed velvet beds with more to be added shortly
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Finished in a silver and featuring distinguished ornate detailing with a decorated Crushed velvet fabric buttoned headboard and foot-board, this bed is ideal to add a touch of elegance and style in your bedroom today.

Reasons

The velvet has been used since long in history and will never go out of fashion, as it is timeless. Velvet is perfect for rooms that are predominantly used in evenings such as living rooms and bedrooms, the reason being it reflects light beautifully. Soft lighting can make it look even more magical. It is said that velvet does a lot of talking and it often combines with other materials for a cosy, comfortable look.

Here is our current range of crushed velvet beds with more to be added shortly
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Add a touch of modern style in your wonderful home with this exceptional piano bed. Upholstered in a plush black Crushed Velvet fabric with to large drawers for ample storage space.

Conclusion

We have a phrase “as soft as velvet”, because there is really nothing quite as soft as velvet. Adding velvet to an interior design plan creates a voluptuous sense of opulence and it is part of modern living. Crushed velvet looks majestic in a vivid colour or in neutral palette, as it catches light like no other fabric. Crushed velvet beds bring luxury and comfort to any home. With its plush sensual feel and its rich shimmering texture, it is bound to turn heads and there is nothing like a warm crushed velvet bed to cosy up on.

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The New Trend of Crushed Velvet Beds

One of the softest fabrics in the world is velvet. It is a soft pile material that has been part of clothing and upholstery ever since the Middle Ages. The world velvet actually refers to the weave of the fabric. Traditionally, velvet was made from silk. It was made using a special loom that generated fabric which has two layers of thickness at the same time. The process was done by hand and thus very tedious. Due to this, velvet commanded a very high price. As a result, only royalty or the upper class could afford it. Today, cotton, linen, mohair, wool and synthetic material are used to make this fabric. Industrial methods of producing velvet have lowered its price such that it is within reach of the general public. However, its still associated with wealth due to its gorgeous texture. There are many types of velvet. Examples of these are devore, velveteen, hammered, embossed, plain and crushed velvet. One of the most trendy types today is crushed velvet. Read on to learn more about it and how it is used to make crushed velvet beds.

 

Silver Antique French Style Crushed Velvet Bed

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Finished in silver and featuring distinguished ornate detailing with a decorated Crushed velvet fabric buttoned headboard and foot board, this bed is ideal to add a touch of elegance and style in your bedroom today.  You can find more styles on the site at www.homesdirect365.co.uk.

What is crushed velvet?

Crushed velvet is made by conducting special actions on the fabric. To create this variant, the fabric is twisted while it is wet. Moreover, it is pressed down all over so as to give it a unique texture. After that, it is brushed while moist and left to dry. The effects on the fibres of the velvet set and become permanent when it dries. This results in the appealing look of the crushed velvet. To make it more interesting, crushed velvet can have unique, attractive designs. This is done by weaving in threads of various colours in the fabric as it is made. Once these are weaved in, the special procedure is performed to result in multicoloured crushed velvet. This type of velvet is popularly used as upholstery for the house. Today, it is popularly used to cover furniture such as beds. As a matter of fact, some of the most trendy items to buy today are crushed velvet beds.

 

Estelle Silver Four Poster Antique French Style Bed With A Crushed Velvet Padding

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With a stunning crushed velvet fabric on the front and back of the headboard with crystal detailing, this bed is ideal as a focal point in a variety of bedroom settings. Handcrafted from natural materials, this bed will impress across generations. You can find more styles on the site at www.homesdirect365.co.uk.

This fabric is currently being used to create beds which are luxurious and supple. The fabric is used to cover the headboard and the foot of the bed. It is also used to line the sides and underside of the bed too. Various colours of crushed velvet are used for this purpose. Moreover, a combination of sponge and decorative rivets are used to create a diamond quilt design on these beds. This is done mostly on the headboard. There are some exceptional examples of these beds. Examples of these are the crushed velvet Chesterfield sleigh bed, the Cube crushed velvet Super King bed and the Eton crushed velvet bed. These beds look luxurious, have soft surfaces and are more comfortable all thanks to the crushed velvet.

 

Estelle Silver Antique French Style Wing Back Bed With Crushed Velvet Padding

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With a stunning Crushed Velvet fabric on the front and back of the headboard, this bed is ideal as a focal point in a variety of bedroom settings. Handcrafted from natural materials, this bed will impress across generations. You can find more styles on the site at www.homesdirect365.co.uk.

Crushed velvet is a durable fabric that is heavy and has a bold sheen. It is important to conduct the right procedures when cleaning velvet. The general way of cleaning crushed velvet is simply to brush off any dust using a hair brush which has soft bristles. If there is a stain on the crushed velvet, it requires a more thorough cleaning process. Firstly, you need to get some warm water and mix it up with detergent. After that, cover the container and shake it up until you have suds forming. Using a soft cloth, pick up the suds and dab them on the stain. Do this until the stain is completely lifted off. This is a straightforward way of cleaning crushed velvet. This material is well known for being luxurious and soft. Thus, one of the most comfortable and beautiful beds which you can get today is the crushed velvet bed.

Come and check out the  Homesdirect 365 Crushed Velvet Beds Range and see which one you like the most

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What do you know about Chinese furniture design

Homes Direct 365 have a large range of different furniture styles for the home and today we introduce you to our Chinese furniture range. Its not everyday you walk into a home and see Chinese furniture and you certainly don`t have to be Chinese to enjoy this kind of beautifully crafted furniture

Chinese furniture designs have evolved over the years. The styles and features of the furniture is adapted from the Qing dynasty. It is categorised into four: the Beijing category, the Guangzhou category, the Shanghai category and the Suzhou category. Furniture from the Beijing category have a simple design and their development is based on the furniture from the Ming dynasty. The Guangzhou category furniture features include the integration of marbles and shellfish shells and were made in the 19th century. They as well integrated western influence. The Shanghai category had decorative sculptures on their design. The Suzhou category were more complex in design which differs from the Beijing category.

With centuries of ornate design and craft inspiring comes this stunning Chinese Chest, the stories and history enriched within the piece will be sure to uplift the ambiance and class of any room. This Chest is eye catching yet subtle, ready to easily fit alongside existing decor or as part of a new set such as our antique French furniture. This marvelous Chest is an engaging and enchanting hand crafted piece you won’t regret.

Mother of Pearl Chinese Chest

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With centuries of ornate design and craft inspiring comes this stunning Chinese Chest of Drawers, the stories and history enriched within the piece will be sure to uplift the ambience and class of any room. This Chest is eye catching yet subtle, ready to easily fit alongside existing decor or as part of a new set. This Mother of Pearl Chest is an engaging and enchanting hand crafted piece you won’t regret.

Mother of Pearl Chinese Chest of Drawers

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The Qing furniture date back to the beginning of the Qing Dynasty while the Ming furniture date back from the end of the Ming Dynasty. Qing furniture was known for its engraved decorations. Painting was also incorporated into the design as decoration. Engravings made were of geometric shapes and nature scenes. The Ming furniture used durable hardwoods like the red sandalwood which release a beautiful scent.

The type of hardwood used in making Chinese furniture was generally known as Rosewood, or as most people call it, red wood. This wood is characterised by higher density to water due to the oils and resins in the wood. These features make it rot resistant, insect resistant, hard to wear out and when new, they have a lovely sweet scent. When making furniture with this type of wood, nails and glue are not necessary because the joinery and dowelling technique creates stronger furniture joints.

From our stunning collection of Chinese furniture comes these exceptional mother of pear table. This table includes 6 stools, all featuring delicate designs are a welcomed addition to our ever expanding range of furniture collections. Handcrafted and carefully built to the highest quality, this table and set of stools are sure to astound and brighten up any room in your wonderful home.

 

Mother Of Pearl Oval Table With Stools

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With centuries of ornate design and craft inspiring this stunning Mother of Pearl Cabinet with Lighting, the stories and history enriched within the piece will be sure to uplift the ambience and class of any room. The Mother of Pearl Cabinet with Lighting is eye catching yet subtle, ready to easily fit alongside existing decor or as part of a new set. The Mother of Pearl Cabinet with Lighting is an engaging and enchanting hand crafted piece you won’t regret.

Mother of Pearl Cabinet with Lighting

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There are eight classes of wood standards according to the Chinese industry: the Huali wood, the Zitan wood, the Jichi wood, the Xiangzhi wood, the Tiaowen wu wood, the Yinchen wood, the Hong Suanzhi wood and the Hei Suanzhi wood. Most of the species that fall into these classes are however endangered due to over logging. The most common was the Zlatan wood and was mainly reserved for prominent people and rulers. It had a dark purple colour similar to the Qing dynasty colour and was very rare.

As stated earlier, Chinese furniture does not need glue or nails. Designers, however, join the wood pieces using a sophisticated joint network. The reason for this is these oily woods do not join well with glue or nails due to the climatic conditions of most of central and Eastern Asia. Early design shapes were of a box-like form. This design was constantly improved over time.

Most of the designs considered as Chinese designs were first noticed during the Tang dynasty. It is from this point that other Chinese furniture type usage was common with most of the Chinese. These types include the cabinet, bookshelves, stools, desks, beds, chairs, trunks, screens and tables. Hanging of clothes was a trait not recognised by the Chinese and as such, they would fold their clothes and put them in trunks and cabinets.

Currently, most Chinese furniture designers use old furniture design techniques with new ones. Similarly, they implement western design styles into their traditional designs creating beautiful contemporary Chinese furniture.

Come over to to our Homes Direct 365 Chinese Furniture Range and check out our full selection and make a Chinese room in your home. Once again Homes Direct 365 Limited turn out the best deals and most elegant styles of furniture around.

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