Do you ever sit at a dinner table where the conversation is about furniture styles and people throw around words like contemporary, traditional, and modern, and you’re not quite sure what to say? If your answer is yes, you’re not the only one. Many of us know the furniture styles that appeal to our tastes, but we have no idea what to call them. Industry observers have identified more than three dozen styles of furniture. How does the casual buyer distinguish between them, and what are the basic characteristics of each? This is the question we will answer in this
If you want to decorate or redesign your bedroom, getting the right nightstand dimensions should be your top priority. Space, furniture, and function are all considerations to consider when determining the nightstand dimensions for your bedroom. Before turning down the lights, a nightstand should be ideal to set a glass of water or a favorite book. Continue reading to learn about nightstand measurements and how to choose the right one. Height of Nightstand A standard nightstand dimension should be level or almost level with the height of your bed as a general rule. The height of the nightstand should not
One of the things to consider when decorating your bedroom is the right bedside table dimensions. Bedside tables are an excellent method to improve the aesthetics of your bedroom. They’re ideal for storing books, electronics, chargers, and other goods that can be difficult to locate late at night. Bedside tables are also wonderful for keeping away clutter while giving your space a stylish vibe! These tables have been used in England since the 16th century. They were used as nightstand chests or boxes to store valuables before bed. Bedside tables nowadays sometimes include drawers that slide out from beneath them,
The dining room has long been considered one of the most important parts of the home. This is where we celebrate special occasions with family and friends. Birthday dinners, naming ceremonies, wedding anniversaries, graduation ceremonies, and more. It is essential to create an appealing dining room in your home. The oak wood dining table can improve the overall appearance of your home. A solid wood dining table is likely the most comfortable, functional, and stylish option for important occasions. Daily, it serves many homeowners as a casual workspace and a relaxed hangout with friends. However, with so many wood possibilities
A daybed is an extremely versatile piece of furniture. It makes a great spot to relax when topped with a lot of throw pillows. The best daybeds for adults provide extra comfort and support and can accommodate up to two adults. While daybeds exist in a variety of shapes and sizes, they are most commonly identified by twin-size mattresses with frames on all three sides of the bed, rather than just the headboard and footboard as in a regular bed. A daybed may feature a full frame along with one of its long edges and two armrest-style frames along its
Every parent expecting a baby goes through different emotions. From the joy of welcoming a newborn to anxiety or worry about caring for your baby. Today, there are several baby appliances to simplify the task of safely caring for your child. One of the many worries most parents face is the sleeping arrangement of their newborns. It is recommended for babies to sleep in their cribs. If you have an old crib you want to paint, it is safe and easy to do it. One good thing about a DIY painted baby crib is that you are sure the paint
For many families, the kitchen is the center of activities. It’s a place where stories are shared, bonding over food, drinks, and laughs happen. If you have a large or small family, you know the kitchen is the busiest part of the home. A functional kitchen should have an adequate sitting arrangement for comfort and entertainment. When choosing your sitting arrangement, consider some things, including your countertop and family size. If you like hosting friends and family or need to sit for early morning coffee are some other things to consider. Your kitchen island should be functional and convenient. It
Good night rest isn’t overrated. The human body requires enough sleep to function optimally. So, investing in a good mattress and nontoxic upholstered bed will enhance your sleeping experience. One of the most frequently asked questions is why you should choose a nontoxic upholstered bed frame? In this post, we will tell you why, but first, here are some of the factors that can make a bed frame toxic. Most of the bed frames you can find in the market contain chemicals like paints, varnishes, glues, resins, etc., with volatile organic compounds. Over time, these materials will secrete chemicals into
For many, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It is where the entire family gathers to try out a new recipe, enjoy a delicious meal or have heart-to-heart conversations. In a world that is constantly on a fast pace, family times are priceless and should be cherished. Setting up a functional and inviting kitchen with a bleached white oak kitchen cabinet will make your kitchen the envy of many. Today, most home designers chose oak cabinets due to their versatility and aesthetic value. This is because of its durability and timeless appeal. A bleached white oak kitchen cabinet
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected almost every aspect of our lives, including how we design the areas we live or work in. This is a reality acknowledged by several commentators, including Elise Taylor of the fashion and lifestyle magazine Vogue, who asks, “So is it any wonder that in 2022—our third consecutive year in a global pandemic—the top interior design trends are again focused on making us feel emotionally at ease?” Whether you are buying a new home, building one from scratch, or are simply in the mood for sprucing things up in your new rented one, there is no
Bar stools are essential for every family. Spending time over a nice meal in the comfort of your home is an excellent way to bond with friends and family. However, it is essential that you choose the right breakfast bar stool height for your kitchen counter or patio. The standard stool heights are for tables, counters, and bar tops, and they come in a standard height range. Besides choosing the right kitchen stool height, there are other things you also need to consider. Measuring your Stool Height The first thing you will need to do before buying a bar stool
Having a newborn can be an exciting feeling for many parents. If you are a first-time parent, feelings of happiness can be mixed with uncertainties. You may struggle with different options, from setting up your baby’s nursery, choosing safe spray paint for your baby crib, and shopping for your baby’s first wears. What’s important to keep in mind is that your baby’s safety is paramount. As a parent, it is your responsibility to ensure your choices are safe and healthy for your newborn. So, for instance, while choosing a spray paint for your child’s crib, you must ensure the paint
Think beyond just white… Short of knocking down walls, we are all limited in the space we can create in our homes. Did you know that paint colors you choose, however, can trick the eye to make your home appear larger? Sometimes we’re simply hemmed in by the architecture of our home and the way we live within its walls. Along with cutting the clutter to keep visual lines uninterrupted, choosing wall colors that are lighter in color however goes a long way towards expanding your room visually and making your spaces feel less cramped. “Light and bright colors make
Held every April and October, High Point Market is the premier event in home furnishings. More new products are launched at Market than at any other home furnishings show on earth. It is where the people of our industry connect from around the globe and build the business networks that build their careers. And it is where industry thought leaders present their latest and best ideas. We attend the April show regularly to meet and visit our important old customers and new customers. This year we have some new collections for our customers: The Linville Ridge Collection features a dining
We featured Interior Decorator Lynda Myles Till’s home in a recent edition of The English Home. Here she shares her know-how on ways to decorate a new home to add character and a more established mood. Lynda has moved six times in ten years and has worked with dozens of clients to create homes, which reflect their style and personality. Here she reveals the decorating ideas she employed when downsizing from her twenty-six bedroom house to a three-bedroom 1970’s bungalow which she has extended and transformed. How do you build on the shell of a newly built or renovated space?
She has worked on a large variety of projects, from listed country properties to a Belgravia Pied à Terre and even a former monastery in the South of France. Here she shares invaluable insights on how to use art in interiors to best affect our designer Q&A with our Editor-in-Chief Kerryn Harper-Cuss.
Whether for lazy days or dining with friends, make spending time at home deliciously decadent with stylish furniture and accessories. Our house, both large and small, has never been more important as somewhere to savor and delight in as well as to unwind, relax and spend time alone or as a family. Here’s how to make the most of this seasonal pleasure. Dining in style With just a few thoughtful touches, eating can be transformed from the humdrum into a memorable occasion – whether for a couple or an entire family. Make a lunchtime feast or impromptu supper feel more
A savvy interior enthusiast shares her top tips. Homeowner Melissa has been slowly making improvements to her “builders basic” home, which she bought 13 years ago. “This has been a slow and gradual process over many years,” she said. “I started with a more specific plan and vision at least five years ago. There’s still more to do, but it is beginning to feel more complete and the vision is coming to life.” “Even though decorating brings me great joy, for many years I put off making changes in our house thinking that I would wait until we moved into
Hoolnn Furniture was established in September 2009, specializes in designing and making a wide range of wooden furniture as well as upholstered products.