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Quality Lasts

Quality Lasts

Hello there readers, how was your weekend? Hopefully you’re refreshed and relaxed and ready for the week ahead (ready for the school run hopefully).

Over the weekend I decided that for the first time in a long while, I would just stay in and have a lazy weekend. That means planting myself on the couch and doing one of 3 things. Read more…

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Okay well this may be a couple of days late but, Happy New Year Readers!

Yes we are now officially into 2018 readers; in fact it’s hard to imagine that I have been writing these articles for the past 2 years. Read more…

Switching Around

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Some of us prefer to stay in a nice and stable environment where if something works why change it, from your favourite cooking recipes to your dress sense, if it works and you’re comfortable with it why should you go out of your way to disturb the status quo. Read more…

The Living Room Triangle

The Living Room Triangle

The living room is one of the most important features in any home design. Not only does this room represent the main recreational area of the home, but is also the showcase of what your own home design.

Frequently the living room design from décor to furniture choice extends through the household, setting the tone that you wish to achieve, be it modern and sleek or strictly traditional.

Yet the living room must also strike the perfect balance between style and practicality, after all unless you live in a home with a spare living space this room will be used more than any other in the home.
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Custom to You

Custom to You

Take a look at the picture you see above, this is from a website that sells custom t shirts and other items where you can chose either a pre-existing design or upload your own customised design which they will print and ship out to you.

So what exactly does this have to do with this week’s blog? Well from a certain perspective Solid Wood Furniture is custom to you as well.

Now we don’t mean that we offer custom designs or anything like that.

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Off The Shelf

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Let me ask you something readers, what is the most frequently used piece of furniture within the home? Is it the Dakota Coffee Table or perhaps your Mango TV Unit to catch the morning news (or to watch Piers Morgan start arguments with people, if that’s your cup of tea).

However both of those answers would be wrong, in fact the furniture you are most likely in need of in the morning is the humble shelf.

Surprised? Well when you sit down and think about it, how chaotic would your home life be without this simple yet effective piece. Read more…

4th Times The Charm

4th Times the Charm

So did anyone catch the Mexican Grand Prix last night? I know I was glued to my TV set placed upon my Dakota TV Unit, and let’s say I wasn’t disappointed as Lewis Hamilton fought his way into history by winning the 2017 F1 drivers title.

In doing this he has now won his 4th drivers title, becoming only the 5th driver in F1 history to win the title at least 4 times. Of course in the yearly season review book that I’m sure will be making it to many F1 nerds Mango Bookcase soon, the race itself was anything but to plan.
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Forward Motion, Positive Emotion

Forward Motion, Positive Emotion

Don’t you just hate waiting? Weather your stood in a long que at the supermarket, waiting for your new parcel to arrive or even if your just stuck in traffic, waiting around is not something that anyone particularly enjoys.

We recognise that this is also the case when someone is revamping their home furniture design, as after all you want things to move forward at something of a brisk pace. Read more…

Moving House Tips

Moving House Tips

Moving House Tips

It’s getting closer to that time where we are all dying to get ready and settled for Christmas, and well many of us like to find and settle into that prefect place to call home, with all the hustle and bustle of everyday life the added stress of moving house is just not something that you need!

Well fear no more, we have put together a nice little list of tips to, well give you one less thing to worry about, or at least make it a little bit easier.
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There’s Always Another Way

There's Always Another Way

Sometimes it’s a harsh reality that creative ambitions do not always pan out the way you expect them to. It could be you wish to become a budding artist, a writer or a musician, however sometimes be it skill, resources or time, sometimes you can never quite seem to fulfil your creative ambitions.

However even though your initial creative ambitions may be thwarted, there are always alternative available to you. Read more…

Hitting The Right Note

Hitting The Right Note

Yesterday I was sitting in my living room with my laptop checking to see if a game I am after is available on sale, after all I am a gamer on a budget.

Sadly it was not and although not overly expensive I still could not buy it at this very moment in time. So I decided rather than buy the game I would listen to its soundtrack for a while, so after a little searching I found the playlist on YouTube and sat it on top of my Cube Coffee Table. Before long I was sprawled on my couch, eyes closed in absolute bliss as the soundtrack gave me a taste of what awaited me once I finally got a hold of the game.
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The Finish Line

The Finish Line

When undergoing a task or challenge, reaching the finish line can sometimes seem like an impossible feat. Whether it be a school project, a work task or even a healthy eating plan we always set ourselves a point where we feel right this is where it ends.

Now I can testify that sometimes reaching these goals can feel impossible. I can recall many university study nights with my head in my hands while sat at my Mango Wood Desk thinking how I am going to finish this project.
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Save Yourself the Headache

Save Yourself The Headache

Purchasing new furniture for your home can sometimes feel like a real uphill struggle. After all most contemporary pieces of furniture are large, handmade pieces that will sometimes require more than one person to get into the home. Read more…

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

It can be quite the journey creating your dream home furniture design, from finding the right carpet or flooring to the right wallpaper and even those little features that complete the room’s look and feel.

However the biggest chunk of any room design is furniture. Read more…

All In Hand

All In Hand

Good morning Solid Wood blog readers, it’s a busy time here in the office thanks to a brand new range which we are going to be launching soon including many Natural Wood Coffee Tables and Bookcases. Read more…

Lock & Key

Lock & Key

Good morning Mango Wood blog readers, well todays article is an unusual one as I find myself locked outside of my office.

Yes this means I am sat among our excellent sales team. In fact I can hear them now explaining the difference between one of our Dakota Sideboards and our Mango Sideboards collection to one of our loyal customers. Read more…

Flawed Yet Flawless

Flawed Yet Flawless

Good Morning Solid Wood Furniture blog fans, it’s an early morning roll call for this week’s blog, after all after 2 weeks away from writing about the various adventures of Indian Wood Furniture. Read more…

Keeping your cool

Keeping Your Cool

Good Morning Solid Wood Furniture lovers and well this is probably going to be the most obvious statement ever put onto paper – but man is it hot today.

Now you’re probably sprawled out on your couch right now having many sarcastic and bitter thoughts in your head as you try to move in this heat. Read more…

Adapting is the only way to progress

Adapting is the only way to progress

 

Humans are stubborn creatures; we all want certain things out of life and when we do not achieve these objectives there is frequent cause for frustration and angst.

This is a frequent feature in designing a home, as if you’re in a party where there are multiple viewpoints and motivating factors. Read more…