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Light Up Your Life – Venetian Mirrored Furniture

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Light Up Your Life – Venetian Mirrored Furniture

Is your house currently not getting much light? or perhaps it could do with a brighter fresher look?
Well at homesdirect365 we specialise in mirrored furniture, perfect for brightening up any room
in your wonderful home.

Originally attributed to the Venetians who were among, if not the first, to successfully combine glass
work into furniture, Venetian mirrored furniture was highly popular thanks to it effortless ability to
promote affluence and grandeur where ever it was used. Venetian creativity and ingenuity would produce
fantastic pieces encompassing floral etching and unique patterns all heavily influenced by the art-deco
movement the basis of which would continue to be worked on and with into modern times, giving us
today the lovely furniture that we have on offer.

The impact of those first advances into designing and experimenting with glass in furniture has lasted
centuries, and this durability and longevity in popularity is the key to what still makes it one of our most
sought after ranges. Be sure to treat yourself to at least taking a closer look at some mirrored furniture,
even one piece is enough to transform a room enhancing the feeling of more space and elegance

There are plenty of ways to bring more light into your home and make the most of the light you do have –
one of the best ways is by using mirrors and Venetian furniture.

The bedroom, predominantly, is a place to relax, a safe haven from the world where you can unwind and get
a good night’s sleep. This is why it’s important to get enough dark when sleeping, however, plenty of light for the early
mornings and day. Perhaps consider investing in some mirrored bedroom furniture to add a little extra light. Mirrored
furniture adds a contemporary feel to any room, and it can also help to create a feeling of extra space in
small rooms or apartments.

Giving the appearance of a much brighter and lighter room, our range of Venetian furniture can transform any room in an instant,
with an array of items such as sideboards, console tables, mirrors and much more, homesdirect365 is the perfect place to
brighten up any room in your home!

For more information on our full range of mirrored furniture, please give our expert sales team a call on 01642 455589 and will will
be more than happy to help!

 

 



Mirrored Furniture

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Mirrored Furniture

Rooms which face north are always a challenge to refurbish, as they get very little or sometimes no
sunlight whatsoever. Any natural light which does enter is often cold too. To alleviate this as best
you can, it’s best to avoid decorating with cold colours such as grey, and stick to warmer tones such
as yellow shades, or neutral creams. If you are pursuing more colour, then try darker and warmer
tones like purple for example.

 

The room or window size can affect the temperature too. Whites, off-whites and creamy neutrals
are available in many shades, so there is one for every example of room.

Any room can be completed to feel brighter just by painting the ceiling white so it mirrors light
instead of absorbing it. The tricky thing with some pure brilliant white emulsions is that they’re really
creamy off-white, which is not what you imagine, or need, from a product called “pure brilliant
white”. Make sure you invest in a reliable brand which can produce proper whites.

Colouring the walls and ceiling white can go a lengthy way to making a room feel lighter, but paint is
just a small part of it. One of the best ways to brighten up a kitchen is with pale, preferably white,
high-gloss unit doors, as these rebound light around the area. Glossed entrances are a decent way to
update the room and doesn’t have to be lavish.

You should also capitalise on some mirrored furniture and mirrors for the walls – mount one
opposite the window to take full advantage of the light and make the room seem larger. Mirrored
furniture will also echo light back into the room better than anything else so keep it in mind, and add
mirrors anywhere you can, especially in dimmer rooms which may have less significant windows.

Don’t forget the floor either. White painted floorings, or shiny white floor tiles in kitchens and
bathrooms, will help to jump light around.

Switching, expanding or adding windows can make a vast change but it’s a costly and disrupting
answer to the problem, and planning permission can restrict what you do. It’s more realistic an idea
to swap curtains for efficient roller blinds which also let more light in.

A drastic answer is to take away a wall. Colliding two rooms into one gives the subsequent room
additional windows and it may then profit from sunlight for most of the day if it’s now both east and
west facing.



French Bedroom Furniture: Fresh and Stylish for 2015

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

French Bedroom Furniture: Fresh and Stylish for 2015

What’s the best way to beat the January blues? Well, how about updating your house and creating the elegant
and stylish bedroom you have always dreamed of.

When the weathers cold outside, there’s no greater indulgence than relaxing in a beautiful and comfortable
bedroom. A room that reflects your personality. A room that you can get ready in and enjoy. A room that will
withstand design whims and fads. A room filled with high quality, stunning furniture. And a room that’s as
practical as it is beautiful. So how do you achieve all of this with just one style?

Well 2015 is all about keeping it feminine and stylish in the bedroom. So you will never go wrong by choosing
French bedroom furniture to inspire your new look. With the addition of gorgeous French bedroom furniture
pieces, such as a bed, armoire or chest of drawers, you will be creating a timeless and sumptuous boudoir that is
not only at the height of fashion now, but will continue to be stylish for many years to come.

In fact, the wonderfully versatile thing about French bedroom furniture is just how many looks it can give you.
From shabby chic to antique to opulent, the stylish finish, elegant lines and timeless beauty of French bedroom
furniture can be kept simple with the addition of just one or two key pieces, such as a mirror or bedside table, or
the look can be added to with further design features such as French lighting, mirrors, heavy drapes and beautiful
flocked wallpaper.

This means that you can start your collection of beautiful French bedroom furniture today to update your existing
bedroom instantly, or you may choose to completely redesign your space from scratch. We suggest keeping it
simple, with light colour themes, continuity of shapes and patterns and co-ordinated pieces of furniture in order
to maximise space and create your unique design statement.

When you think of French bedroom furniture, you usually imagine a large bed with embellished headboard and a
feminine, curved dressing table. But contemporary French bedroom furniture is much more than those classic
staples. Our range includes wardrobes, console tables, blanket boxes, bedside tables, screens, mirrors,
mannequins and everything else you could possible dream of to create a highly coordinated and practical range of
storage and living solutions. In fact, one of the most important ways to keep your design fresh is to keep your
room uncluttered, and this is easy to achieve with so many French bedroom furniture options.

So French bedroom furniture is as practical as it is stylish. The elegant and timeless designs will shine through in
high quality, finely crafted pieces of furniture, so you never have to worry about your beautiful bedroom looking
tired or out of date.

Looking for the perfect new bedroom to kick start the New Year? Well choose French bedroom furniture to
inspire your new room, now and for many years to come.



Light up your home with mirrored furniture

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Light up your home with mirrored furniture

Living in a basement flat or a home which doesn’t get much natural light may mean that your house seems
quite dark and dreary at times, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are plenty of ways to bring more
light into your home and make the most of the light you do have – one of the best ways is by using mirrors
and mirrored furniture.

Light up the bedroom

The bedroom is a place to relax – a safe haven from the world where you can unwind and get a good night’s
sleep. It’s important that it is dark at night but gets plenty of light in the mornings, so if your room is always
a bit dark, consider investing in some mirrored bedroom furniture to add a little extra light. Mirrored
furniture adds a contemporary feel to any room, and it can also help to create a feeling of extra space in
small rooms or apartments.

Brighten up the lounge

Mirrored furniture such as a sideboard or table, is also a great way to inject a little extra light into your
lounge – after all, it’s the room where you spend most of your time when you’re at home. A mirrored table
can look stylish in any lounge, but particularly appealing in contemporary-styled, minimalist lounges, set
against a wooden floor and sleek leather sofa. Mirrored tables probably aren’t the best option if you have
younger children, as you don’t want sticky fingerprints everywhere.

Mirrored bathroom furniture

Mirrors have always had a place in bathrooms – you probably already have a mirrored wall cabinet or
mirror hanging above your sink. But why not take things one step further and install a mirrored cabinet at
floor level, great for storing all those bits n’ bob that don’t have anywhere else to go!

Mirrored storage

Storage cubes with a mirrored finish or ottomans with hidden storage are a great way to inject some light
into darker areas of your home such as the hallway, and they have the added benefit of keeping things
safely stored away.

It’s a good idea to start with just one or two small pieces of mirrored furniture and add to it from there,
rather than filling your whole home with mirrored pieces, which could be overwhelming! A mirrored
dresser in the bedroom and mirrored coffee table in the lounge add style and brightness without being too
much.



Lovely Selection of Brand New Mirrors at HomesDirect365!

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Mirrors

We have been very busy this week here at HomesDirect365 adding many new lovely mirror variations and we will continue to be adding more and more in the coming weeks. One of our most popular sections, our decorative mirrors make for the perfect companion to our antique French bedroom sets, and with today’s newsletter we are excited to bring some attention to the latest designs and styles we have available.

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 pin point the existence of an actual mirror we go back around 2,400 years where it is believed the first mirror-makers lived near the city of Sidon in Syria.

Observing and acknowledging change can be a beautiful process; from still pools of water to the first broken shards of glass to the eventual immense mirrored furniture, structures, microscopes etc. that we have today, gradual but staggering evolution over time. This vast and storied history of the mirror elevates the reverence and importance of what is today considered a basic item, but with our mirror design we try to capture some of this.

Utilising elaborate ornate detailing and hand carved framing transforms the basic into magnificent pieces that give a glimpse into the beauty of all that has come before over the course of many centuries. Why settle for a simple reflective mirror surface when you could elevate an entire room with the right mirror… A wonderful overmantle mirror perhaps that brings a living room alive, or a gorgeous cheval mirror that makes getting ready in the morning a delight, there’s so many choices available there is bound to be something that catches your intrigue! Be sure to give our new mirrors a good browse!