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Add a touch of chic to your home with French furniture

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Add a touch of chic to your home with French furniture

Whether you’re a fan of the shabby chic look or prefer something a bit more polished, French furniture
can help you to achieve a feminine, stylish look. French antique furniture incorporates timeless designs
and elaborate decorative elements that can help to make your home unique. If you’re wondering how to
incorporate this style of furniture into your home, keep reading.

Keep it simple

If you’re new to French furniture, don’t be tempted to fill your entire home with elaborate pieces.

Depending on whether you’re looking for a more traditional or contemporary style, it’s best to keep things
simple. Add just one or two pieces to each room – a focal point such as a decorative French armoire or side
table can really bring a room to life. If you’re unsure whether this style is for you, you can even avoid larger
pieces of furniture and opt for mirrors and other home accessories to see whether the antique French style
is one you want to incorporate throughout your home.

Get comfortable


A great way to include this style of furniture in your home is to opt for a sofa, chaise longue or even
a pouffe – this creates a focal point in your living room, and it’s up to you whether you then want to
add more decorative French style pieces or keep things simple with sleek, traditional or contemporary
furniture. A French-style chaise longue is a great statement piece, but a hand carved French bench or rattan
sofa looks equally chic and may be more suitable for your home. Many modern pieces of French antique
style furniture are painted in light hues – white, mint green, pale blue or lilac; which means it’s easy to find
a piece of furniture which complements your existing décor and furnishings.

Stay co-ordinated


Matching ranges are designed to complement each other, making it easier than ever before for you to furnish
a whole room with French style furniture. Take the time to choose a range which complements the style of
your home – some more traditional pieces may look out of place in a 21st-century studio apartment, but could be
right at home in a quaint cottage or Victorian terraced house.French furniture can add a touch of chic to your home
and showcase your unique sense of style – it’s far more interesting and beautifully made than your average flat-pack
catalogue furniture. Start small and build your collection to ensure your home reflects your taste and personality.

build your collection to ensure your home reflects your taste and personality.



Looking to Create a Shabby Chic Look in Your Bedroom?

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Looking to Create a Shabby Chic Look in Your Bedroom?

If you are looking for something unique for your home, you may be interested in shabby
chic bedroom furniture. This is furniture that has been made to look distressed so that it
resembles collectible and desirable older or antique pieces without the insane price tag
that is attached to that type of furniture.

Your bedroom is a place that should be decorated in a way that brings you peace. After
all, this is your sanctuary where you unwind at the end of your busy day. It is a place
that should be peaceful and comfortable. One way to achieve that very desirable and
elusive aura is with unique furniture.

Plain furniture is something that you have probably had to live with for many years of
your life. Why not change that for furniture that has more style and personality? You will
change the feeling of the room by adding pieces that feel like they have a history.
Shabby chic bedroom furniture has character and adds interest, and it is something that
you really will enjoy for many years to come.

Another great thing about shabby chic is that it is elegant. The range of products
available is vast, and the units available are stunning and skilfully crafted. When you are
looking for something that is of high quality, you want to be able to find it without having
to scour antique shops far and wide. Most people just do not have that kind of time,
energy, or money.

Homes Direct 365 is an online boutique selling shabby chic bedroom furniture that you
will love for your bedroom and your home. This is a company that understands how
important it is for you to enhance the appearance and mood of your bedroom with high
quality, hand-crafted furniture. Every item that is produced by this company conveys a
sense of elegance that you want to bring to your home. When you see the selection that
is available, you will be astounded at the beauty of these pieces. When you browse their
selection, you’re certain to find something that will suit your taste.

This company really has a lovely selection of home furnishings along with many years of
experience as specialists who provide vintage furniture to satisfied customers. Any
environment can be enhanced, and a dull bedroom can be instantly transformed into a
stylish one. You will certainly become the envy of your family and friends once they see
the fabulous furniture that you have selected for your bedroom.

The beauty and durability of this furniture will delight you and last for generations. One
of the best features of this company is that if you cannot afford to purchase all of the
items that you absolutely love, then you can make the choice to pay for all of these
items over a course of 12 or 24 months. Why put up with your drab bedroom when you
can have a bedroom that will turn heads? Shabby chic bedroom furniture is a great
choice, and it is something that you should consider for your home.



It’s All About The Small Things!

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Accessorize your home today with all the small things…

As we look to exemplify style and elucidate all four corners of your wonderful home, what do we think of? We instantly think of the larger furnishings; beds, wardrobes, sofa… however… it’s all about the small things!

In the south of France located near the commune of Vallon-Pont-d’Arc, one of the most monumental human discoveries was made by accident. Air coming up from a small gap in the cliffs. This suggested that originally life previously existed, buried deeply beneath fallen rocks and debris.

When investigators went to check it out, they found to their amazement intricate and immensely detailed cave paintings and artwork. To their further astonishment the date of the paintings through carbon dating would be established as being roughly 32,000 years old… this Chauvet cave became one of the oldest discoveries by a long shot!

The point to this amazing find for us here at Homesdirect365 is what this speaks to us about the nature of how we decorate our home, how we put our stamp on the place that we settle down in, whether it be a cave or our modern houses. This sentiment is almost woven within us, that humans over 30,000 years ago had the same intentions to decorate, to be creative, to brighten up their home.

When establishing the ideal decor for your home, of course the larger items such as the bed and wardrobe and chest of drawers take precedent first, but one of the most intriguing aspects to an individual’s design choices are the personal items they add in to give it a unique touch. Those items are what make it your home, the photos, the heirlooms, the decorations…those are what we want to focus on this week here at Homesdirect365.

Our Home Accessories section is filled with over 1,000 various items for every room of the home, from antique French accessories to simple contemporary styled accessories. We add to this section every week so there is always going to be something new for you to browse in this section. Photo Frames in all styles to proudly display your family pictures, Wall Art And Paintings for beautiful wall features, clocks and ornaments for bedside table top additions…the possibilities and products are endless in this section so be sure to check in.

for further information, simply give our expert sales team a call on 01642 455589.



The Ultimate Rococo Style…

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The Ultimate Rococo Style…

There are few items that can truly transform your home, furniture than emanates style, class and ultimate beauty. As one of our most popular and sought after ranges, the Rococo range is the ultimate in antique French furniture… so why French…

Think of afternoons in the graceful streets of Paris. A leisurely stroll on the French Riviera as the sun gradually rises, or a hot cafe’ au lait in a Parisian cafe whilst observing the great beauty of a sunset. No one lives as well as the French…

Art, romance, fine foods and wine. The French know how to live in style. Their sensibility emanates  from their homes where they enjoy furnishings and decorative arts that span centuries of great art and style.

So for the ultimate in antique French and shabby chic furnishings, look no further than the Rococo collection.

If we look at history of Rococo styled furniture, the name ‘rococo’ is generally accepted as being a combination of the French word ‘rocaille’ (meaning stone) and ‘coquilles’ (meaning shell) due to the reliance on these items as decorative motifs. It may also be derived from the Italian word ‘barocco’ (meaning Baroque) as it is not dissimilar from the popular Baroque style antique French furniture which preceded it. Characterised by delicate, curved outlines, rock and scallop shell decorations and with asymmetrical details Rococo differs from Baroque which leaned more towards symmetrical details. Rococo furniture is often seen as being in harmony with the excesses seen during the reign of Louis XV. During this period furniture became more ornately decorated and extravagant with wood being painted, enamelled, gilded and carved.

Handcarved and finished in a luxurious antique white, our collection of antique French furniture is beautifully embellished with intricate carvings giving you truly irresistible pieces for your home.

From the Golden Age of French furniture or shabby chic furniture  to art-deco inspired Venetian mirrored furniture, we at Homesdirect365 feel there couldn’t be a better selection of items available that represents the beauty of antique furniture and what we love about it.

Whatever you’re historical preference, Homesdirect365 will have the perfect piece to suit everyone’s individual style.

For further information or advice simply give our highly trained sales team a call on 01642 455589



Who Is The Greatest Of Them All

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Mirrored Furniture…

Venetian, Romano, Rimano, Florence… Well before we delve deeply into the vast array of choices that are available to help adorn your home, lets take a quick look back at the origins of what is known today as mirrored furniture…

It’s conceivable that for thousands of years, long before the actual invention of a mirror our ancestors would have been gazing at their reflections in still pools of water. But to pinpoint the first actual mirror, we have to trace as far back as the 12th century.

The first mirrors in existence were often bronze, copper or any form of metal, made and designed concave to send a reflection back to the person looking at it. With a very distorted and unclear reflection, this then inspired the search for other materials. Perfectly flat and a creating an incredible  reflection, glass was from then on, the perfect material for mirrors.

Glass itself was invented in neighbouring Lebanon so it makes sense the mirror would be nearby. Through a process of blowing a thin sphere of glass into a bubble and pouring hot lead into the bulb of the glass, once cooled it would coat the inside of the glass which could then be broken into pieces. Creating a perfect reflection, the new technology would spread rapidly throughout the Roman Empire. Useful of course for their self-admiration, but also the beginning of mirrors appearing in design as they would start to utilize it to create magical amulets.

Once embraced by the Roman’s, the mirror would take its next step forward as they altered the making process slightly to give the mirror a thin metal backing,  allowing much more freedom to be further incorporated into objects and as furniture.

So… where did actual mirrored furniture originate from? Well as you have probably guessed, Italy. Venice would be one of the first locations where successfully experimenting with mirrored furniture pieces would take place, so much so that to this day Venetian furniture is still one of the most popular. Their creativity and ingenuity would produce fantastic pieces encompassing floral etching and unique patterns all heavily influenced by the art-deco movement. Venice at this time became the Mecca of mirrored furniture but gradually over the following centuries many highly trained and skilled craftsmen left, taking their ideas with them to France, England, Europe and eventually globally!

Perfect for brightening up any room and an ideal option for giving the appearance of a bigger and lighter room, I’ts no wonder mirrored furniture has rose to huge popularity in recent years. And.. It’s here to stay!

At Homesdirect365, we have a huge and vast variety of mirrored furniture. All featuring individual designs and styles to give you the ultimate choice in your wonderful home. From the simplistic design of our Romano furniture to the more decorative and stylishly curved exclusive collection of our Florence and Rimini ranges, we are sure to have the perfect piece/s of mirrored furniture to suit every individual taste and style.

For more information on our latest ranges or for help and advice simply give  our expert sales team a call on 01642 455589.