Posts Tagged ‘Antique French’

Italian Mirror Bedroom Furniture

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Italian Mirror Bedroom Furniture

At Homes Direct we have an extensive range of mirrored bedroom furniture to suit your every
bedroom need.

All of your mirrored furniture will really brighten up your morning when you open the curtains to
find the amount of light within the room has doubled, and it looks almost twice as large as before.
For once, you may prefer the view inside the house than outside it.

As standard, mirrored furniture is Italian in its roots. However, in the 17th century, many of its
citizens left the country and migrated to France where the style began to gain popularity. Therefore
in keeping with this tradition we have out two distinct styles: Italian, and French.

Our Italian range is also broken down further into Rimini, Florence, and Romano due to the sheer
amount of styles coming from all these parts of Italy. This mirrored bedroom furniture range is the
ultimate choice for anybody who’s even the slightest bit interested in the light designs, and for
people who want to bring out, and accentuate the features their bedroom may already have.

Mirrored bedroom furniture is a very efficient, and cheaper way of adding more light to an existing
room. This is of course when compared to adding lights to the room which can take up more space,
which may be sorely needed by some rooms. Here you could simply replace your existing furniture
with this range, and give the perception of a deeper room, solving both problems at once.

The French style is very distinctive in design. It looks simple, clean, and is only going to literally
reflect whatever you have in your bedroom. Within the collection of our bedroom furniture, you’ll
find both classic and antique designs, alongside our modern and contemporary designs. This range
gives anyone the ability to create their own style and find something which suits their requirements.



Four furniture styles your home needs, now!

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Four furniture styles your home needs, now!

Choosing the right style of furniture for your home can be a challenge for many people. Do you
stick to what’s in fashion, opt for classic style, keep things contemporary or simply choose
something that suits your personal tastes? It’s a good idea to keep on top of the trends for interior
décor, as this can help to inspire you. With that in mind, here are four furniture styles that your
home needs!

French furniture

Shabby chic or French furniture is really popular right now – it’s so feminine and pretty. From pale
pastel bedframes to velvet padded headboards and ornate French dressers, this style of furniture
is the ultimate way to pretty-up your home (although you might want to check what the man in
your life thinks first!) Investing in antique French furniture can be expensive, but luckily there are
companies selling stunning high-quality French-style furniture which looks the part and costs a
fraction of the price. Start slowly and add just a couple of pieces to your home before going all out,
to avoid looking like you’ve overdone it!

Minimalist chic

When we think of minimalist, we think of dark wood, cool metal, contemporary materials such as
chrome, plastic and glass. This ultra-modern style of furniture definitely isn’t at home in your
average Victorian semi; save it for urban studio apartments or sprawling converted warehouses
looking for a clean, sleek style. A word of warning though; if you have a lot of belongings,
minimalist chic style furniture won’t work for you!

Regency glamour

Regency style furniture has always been popular amongst the wealthy, but it’s starting to make a
comeback in the average home too this year. If you own a period property with traditional
features such as high ceilings and cornices, regency furniture can add a touch of glamour. Again,
don’t overdo it here. Nobody wants to come into a room piled high with furniture – a simple
Regency0-style chair or sofa can make a real style statement.

Reclaimed and recycled

Reclaimed furniture is hot right now! This doesn’t mean that every single item in your local salvage
yard has a future as a piece of furniture in your front room, but reclaimed pieces can be found in
all sorts of surprising locations! From coffee tables made out of recycled wooden pallets to vintage
typsetter drawers, you’ll always ensure your furniture is unique if you buy reclaimed and recycled
pieces and give them a new lease of life.



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.



Chinese New Year

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Chinese New Year


Chinese New Year is the most important traditional Chinese holiday, celebrated on the first fifteen days of the year of the Chinese calendar. Traditionally featuring eccentric displays and incredible fireworks, it is a huge event for China with celebrations starting on Chinese new year’s even and typically lasting until the end of the month.

According to tales and legends, the beginning of Chinese New Year started with the fight against a mythical beast called the Nian. Nian would come on the first day of New Year and cause havoc to all the locals. To protect themselves, the villagers would put food in front of their doors at the beginning of every year. It was believed that after the Nian ate the food they prepared, it wouldn’t attack any more people. One day people saw that the Nian was scared away by a little child wearing red. The villagers then understood that the Nian was afraid of the colour red. When the New Year was about to come, the villagers would hang red lanterns and red spring scrolls on windows and doors. People also used firecrackers to frighten away the Nian. From then on, Nian never came to the village again.

Chinese Furniture

What is now considered the Chinese aesthetic had its origins in China as far back as 1500-1000 BC. Some of the styles now widely regarded as Chinese began appearing more prominently in the Tang Dynasty.

As time progressed more and more creative aspects where added to give a more modern feel and look, it was from this basis that Asian furniture gradually developed its distinguishing characteristics. Use of thick lacquer finish, detailed engravings and paintings as well as pragmatic design elements that would continue to flourish, giving it a truly modern and wonderful appearance.

At Homesdirect365 we have a wide selection of stunning Chinese furniture, from elegant chest of drawers to beautiful jewelry boxes, you are sure to find that perfect item to add some exquisite Asian style in your wonderful home today.

Chinese furniture also has a lot of versatility, Chinese and other Asian furniture styles often provide a feeling of tranquility and relaxation so as a statement piece Chinese furniture would be suitable in any room; or working just as well displayed alongside our Antique French or Shabby Chic Furniture ranges.

Be sure to check out our range of Chinese furniture found right Here, and celebrate Chinese new year in style!