Posts Tagged ‘Mirrored Furniture’

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.



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.



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.

French Furniture – Homesdirect365

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Elegance, beauty, sophistication and charm are but a few of the words that are associated when we talk about French furniture.

French furniture includes some of the most sophisticated furniture that has ever been produced, from exquisite Baroque furniture to the elegant Rococo furniture. Every piece features strong history within the design and some of the most prominent and luxurious hand carved detailing’s around.

The reign of the French king Louis XIV was characterised by the Baroque style. The Versailles Palace and the Louvre were decorated in a strong, dramatic and exuberant style echoing the king’s strong leadership in a period of war and colonial empire building. The French classical Baroque style was grand and impressive, a symbol of power.

french furniture

If we look at Rococo 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 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.

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Another one of the more prominent French furniture collections is the luxurious La Rochelle range, every aspect hand carved from long lasting high quality mahogany, and completed in a stunning antique white finish. As one of the most popular and sought after ranges, the La Rochelle collection ensures elegance and the utmost quality, displaying smooth curves with intricate ornate design allowing you to achieve that perfect French boudoir feel.

french furniture

The nineteenth century in England was the Victorian era, represented by heavily ornamented carved mahogany or oak furniture with brass details. Bedroom furniture in ornate and simplistic designs filled many of the Victorian homes, favouring a more formal style of furniture than the previous collections above.

french furniture

All of the above furniture ranges are available online at Homesdirect365, with a wide selection of antique French and shabby chic furniture, we are sure to have that perfect item to accentuate fantastic style and elegance in your wonderful home.

At Homesdirect365 we understand the importance of your home; the foundation from which a fulfilled life can take place. With this understanding we want to enhance the appearance of your home with nothing but the highest quality hand carved pieces. The history behind many of the items you will see on our website stretch back centuries, they take inspiration from love, art and nature and come from the heart of some of the most romantic and creative places on Earth.

From the Golden Age of French furniture to art-deco inspired Venetian mirrored furniture we 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 preference.



Mirrored Furniture…Making Your Room Seem Bigger

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

No matter how much you love your home, if there’s something about it that bothers you, it can be hard to ignore. And if that something happens to be a structural issue – such as having rooms that are too small – it can be frustrating as you feel there’s nothing you can do. Well, that’s not necessarily the case – there’s actually plenty you can do! And it doesn’t even involve knocking down any walls… well, unless you really want to!

Mirrored Furniture

Mirrored Furniture

If your home has a room or several rooms that seem to be too small, there are plenty of tricks that can make them appear larger. One idea is to get more light into the room. Light and brightness have the ability to make rooms appear larger, so if you have a window in the room make the most of it – keep thin veils or blinds on the window so the most natural light gets in. You can also use dynamic, eye-catching curtains to draw the attention to the window and the outside world, which is another trick that gives the illusion of space. Additionally, when it comes to paint and decoration, keep the colouring light and airy, and the furniture minimal. If the floor space is cluttered or minimised thanks to too much bulky furniture, the effect is that the room will appear smaller once more. Another tip which follows on from this is to keep the room clean! As indicated above, too much clutter will make the room look small – and this goes for ‘wall clutter’ too: keep paintings, pictures and wall ornamentation to a minimum.

One thing you can add to your walls, however, is mirrors. Mirrors are a fantastic piece of furniture that have many uses. They can reflect the light from outside and make rooms look brighter, they can be used for personal grooming purposes, and they can even make rooms look bigger! Just as looking out of the window at the world outside makes a person feel as if they are in more spacious an area, so mirrors give off the illusion of space. Just seeing a room reflected in the surface of a mirror tricks the mind into thinking there’s a lot more space than there actually is.

There is a solution to tiny rooms! If you want your small rooms to appear more spacious, simply try out a few of the ideas above, such as painting with light colours or getting some Mirrored Furniture, and see just how much of a difference it makes for you.