Posts Tagged ‘Chinese Furniture’

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!



Contemporary Lighting @ Homes Direct 365

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

At Homes Direct 365 we are proud that we have a reputation as one of the UK’s leading suppliers of French furniture online. But,  it is often lost in translation that not only do we stock fabulous ranges of traditional French furniture, French lighting, French mirrors etc. we also carry other ranges such as Chinese furniture, contemporary furniture and much more!

Little Alien Table Lamp

Little Alien Table Lamp

One collection that we have a stunning range of is our contemporary lighting. From floor lamps, to table lamps, ceiling lights to wall lights, we have a stunning piece of lighting for your contemporary home!

We even have a glamorous range of contemporary chandeliers, such as the caterpillar chandeliers or silhouette curl acrylic chandeliers! Check out the website today to find the right style of lighting for your home, or even have a look for a gift for a loved one!

What do you think?

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

At Homes Direct 365 we’re big fans of the collections of furniture we stock, and we want you to be to!

French Bedroom Furniture

French Bedroom Furniture

We’d like to hear what you think about our collections and ranges, from French dining furniture, to Chinese furniture, to contemporary lighting! Let us know what you think, what are your favourites, what do you have in your homes?

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Is the iPad the future of surfing the web?

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Here at Homes Direct, we’re all for new technology…. people not only can check out our great range of French furniture or contemporary furniture online, they can now browse on their phones!

New iPad by Apple

New iPad by Apple

From desktop computers to laptop computers, from a Blackberry, to an iPhone, the Internet is evolving and we want to be on your list of favourite sites no matter how you get there!

In the Homes Direct office we’re all for the new Apple iPad! We love the great features that will make browsing our collections such as French mirrors, Chinese furniture, or even children’s furniture, so much easier! And let be honest, this will make the likes of Facebook and Twitter even more addictive… so why not follow us on there too! Become a fan or a follower today!