Wednesday, 25 July 2018

What is so good about a French themed home

If you are one of the many people moving into or have moved home recently, then you are in luck! Why not try something new and exciting from Homes Direct 365 that can really make a house a home? Depending on your previous experiences with furniture, the realm of French design can seem a somewhat daunting place to begin.

However, when informed of the beauty and finesse that comes with French furniture you will never look back! The possibilities are endless when it comes to furnishing your home in a French style, whether it is the bedroom or living room both will look wonderful when furnished with beautiful French furniture. There are so many reasons why you should choose the French furniture, some of them are:

1. French country living room furniture

The living room should be a place where you kick back, relax, entertain and spend lots of time with the family. Creating a space that feels inviting and warm can be a challenge, but by combining different elements of French style a lounge can be transformed into something stunning! Take bookcases, for instance, these particular pieces are a quick and easy way to inject some French glamour into your home. The range of bookcases available varies all the way from straight lined, quaint pieces to boldly carved and ornately designed ones.

 

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2. French chic paint colours

Popular colors include antique whites, natural oaks, and creams with distressed finishes being commonplace on most pieces. Side tables are also a great starting point for introducing some French charm into your interior. Familiar features include intricately shaped legs with delicately etched carvings. Look for pieces made from mahogany, these guarantee good quality and will stand the test of time.

 

 

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3. French bedroom ideas

Bedroom furniture is one of the most sought-after aspects of French design, with beds being very popular. Whether it is a sleigh, rattan or rococo bed that suits your taste all are widely available in French bedroom design. Wonderfully drawn carvings are frequently present on beds such as these with some being more elaborate than others. Upholstery in this sector is very important and can really transform the feel of any French bed. Try combining sumptuous silks or crushed velvet's with beds that have wonderful deep button detailing; these truly are a match made in heaven!

For pieces with a more minimal design, linen upholstery makes a great companion. Chests of drawers are the perfect friend for a charming French bed. Pieces with lovely silver leaf detailing and beautifully shaped feet are ideal for transforming any relaxation space. Equally Venetian pieces with smoked glass finishes make a great alternative to typical French chests and still retain a distinctive character.

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The French style has seen constant changes and modifications to it in though time and space. French furnishings style can be broadly classified as:

Provincial furnishings. This kind of furniture was made in provinces like Blois and Lyon. The peculiar features of this style can be mentioned as cabriole legs and simple scalloped carving. Another prominent feature generally found is wheat pattern carving.

Parisian furnishings. Prevalent in the metropolitan cities of France the Parisian furniture was greatly influenced by fine arts and emphasized on the luxury Component.

French royal furnishings. This style received a boost in the reign of Louis XIV who set up the Manufacture Royale des Gobelins controlled by his minister of finances. The artists were patronized and encouraged by giving them spaces in the galleries. This style was rich in taste included practices like the use of silver Furnishings in the furniture.

 

Recent times have seen the French style furniture evolve still with the use of new materials and a blend of old and new design practices. But the underlying basic design remains the same still. Today HomesDirect365 customers have a wide variety of choice to buy from amongst the contemporary French furniture range. The options available include beds, tables, chairs, dressing tables, cabinets, chest of drawers and a host of other items for all types of requirements ranging from kitchen furniture to kids.

This style has braved time and is still as popular amongst the art lovers and common masses alike, as was five hundred years ago, supported by the fact that it still makes up a considerable volume of the total furniture sales at HomesDirect365 and throughout the world. It is expected that the trend will only look up in the coming times.

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Friday, 29 June 2018

Never mind interior, revamp your exterior and garage

Your home is your proud possession as you may have spent your lifelong savings on it. So, enhancing its beauty with the right furniture and accessories is significant to make it more stunning. But, many homeowners spend their time, money, and effort to decorate the interior of the house. What they forget is that the exterior holds more appeal to the guests and other people. Therefore at Homes Direct 365 we say you need to augment the beauty of the exterior of your home to make the overall visual appeal enticing. Focusing on the exterior design of the areas like the gardens, garage, and the outhouse is important to make your home look elegant and stunning. So, what can you do about it? The best method is to decorate your exterior space with the exquisite range of antique French style furniture and decorating accessories to create a unique yet stylish look. The antique French style furniture has a romantic appeal as it reminds you of the golden sunlight, mesmerizing fields, and rustic charm.

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Outhouse

Decorating your outhouse may seem like an extravagant cost, but the stylish design can achieve a seamless harmony to your home. The relaxed vibe coming from the French design will make our home look warm and inviting. Get creative with the following factors to make our outhouse exude the rustic, old world charm.

  • Colors: Using the mustard gold, lemony yellow, gentle greens, soft purples, red to rust with the black and grey can offer the wall simplicity. It creates a cheery environment that compliments the appeal of your home.

  • Furniture: Ditch the ordinary furniture and opt for the French style furniture that is also known as the peasant furniture. The simple yet intricate design can improve the look of the outhouse as the highly ornate style can make a powerful visual impact. The cane panel inserts and rustic carvings along with the lightly stained wood tones of the furniture. The outdoor furniture and table bases using distressed metal or wrought iron also adds a mystical beauty to your outhouse.

  • Lighting Accessories: Imbibing the charm of the French countryside with the metal chandeliers of unpolished metal or bronze adorned with crystal droplets, wall sconces, and lanterns, using accents of damask in the shades of the outhouse, etc. can create a romantic ambiance. You will feel happy and loved by the beautiful accessories.

 

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Garage

For many people, the garage is just a space to park the car, but it has more functions than you can imagine. It can function as an automotive shop, storage center, a tool shed, or your entertainment area to invite friends and family members. You can enhance the style of the garage according to your needs, if the antique style does not feel like the right style for a garage or you fear the dirt, dust and grime might ruin the furniture then perhaps opt for a more modern durable type of garage decor. You can find everything from units, shelves, flooring and cabinets at places like Garage Solutions . You can add style and character to your garage by revamping it with the antique French style designs but there is no reason why you cant have a modern garage and a French style exterior. A stunning garage can change the appeal of the exterior design by making it more beautiful and elegant. The French style garage doors can become a great addition to your exterior appeal. The rustic garage features can enhance the overall external appeal of your home and make it stand apart from the others. Though it has an old world look, it makes your home look more welcoming and warm to your guest and family members who will feel comfortable in the space and if you opt for the modern garage interior then you get the best of both worlds.

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Gardens

The garden is the extra room that you need to furnish with care as it contributes to the overall visual appeal of your home. The garden needs your special thought and care to transform its regular appearance into a stunning space. Add glamour and glitz to the patio or deck with the French garden tables. Add a charming hideaway in your garden with the French antique bistro tables and chairs. A creative idea can make your usual garden space different from others, so include stone ornaments that will reflect the character.

  • French Garden Tables: Place the French antique Charcuterie table in your garden to enjoy the breakfast with serenity. The weathered yet robust furniture can add character to our garden space.

  • French Trellis Frames: The garden equipment with the countryside charm can ass superior touch to your garden irrespective of its size.

  • Antique Garden Ornaments: You can think out-of-the-box and add a French sundial as an accessory in your garden to create a stunning atmosphere. You can hold the visual interest of others on your garden with the sundials that can also tell you the time in an ancient way without checking your mobile phones.

Adding the garden French style furniture and accessories can have a positive impact on the exterior design of your home as it will make it elegant, comfortable, and humble. It will create a good impression in the minds of our guests as they can feel the warmth and love exude from your home.

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  • Natural Stone Effect Fountain
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  • Wooden Boat Big Rack
  • Garden Urn
  • Square Garden Planter
  • Large and Small Erotion Balls
  • Lamp Ranting
  • Solar Bird Light
  • Solar Garden Light
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How to create a French themed home

The French are known for their elegance and style especially when it comes to fashion. And it isn’t only in fashion that the French excel. They have the natural gift for making beautiful homes. Most of us desire such homes but we cannot all move to France. However, there are ways that you can use to bring France into your home.

Have you ever asked yourself how the French make such beautiful homes?

 

The French Furniture Secrets

Homes Direct 365 have some tips from the French that you can adopt when styling your home.

 

 

  • History

French homes are steeped in history. The French achieve this through such ways as hanging antiques on the walls. Furthermore, you should try to blend history with more contemporary designs. This will contribute greatly to the style.

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  • “Effortlessness”

Simply put, do not try too hard. Try to keep things as simple as you can. You should try not to stick to a particular style. Be imaginative instead of sticking with one theme and you will be impressed.

Simplisitic French style theme

 

 

  • Colors

Colors are the best way to liven up your design and also the best way to mix historical designs with more contemporary ones. Neutral colors can also achieve the French theme but you cannot really have fun with them.

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  • Reuse and Recycle

There are a lot of ways in which you can add some style to your French home by reusing and recycling. The benefit of this is that you can add a unique touch to your home while benefiting the environment.

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French Design in Different Rooms

Here are some of the ways you can incorporate French design in the different rooms of your home.

 

  • Kitchen

The kitchen is one place where you can easily combine historical design and more modern designs. For instance, you can have the cabinet doors and the furniture given an old rustic feel. Reusable wood can serve this purpose very well. Then, to add a bit of color, you can give the walls a coat of yellow paint. This will add the modern feel to the kitchen you can browse our full range on Homes Direct 365.

You can experiment with the curtains but anything with a floral pattern will work. When it comes to the accessories, you can let your imagination run wild. A visit to the thrift shop will get you stuff like old tin cans for utensils or some display items to put on the shelves. Overhead lighting will give your kitchen some extra style and you can even go big with a chandelier.

 

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  • Dining Room

The table and chairs can be the of dark colored or white-painted wood. You can also have mismatched vintage chairs for a cheap and unique setting. You can also spruce up the walls with some antiques for a more traditional feel. For a more modern feel, you can have a color like yellow or green on the walls. In the dining room, you can experiment with the lighting but you have to make sure that it keeps on with the decor. You can have a chandelier or for more style, you can go for standing lamps.

 

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  • Living room

The living room is where most people at home relax and gather. It is, therefore, important that it gets a special touch. The furniture can be made from recycled wood and you can even create replicas of French furniture. You can even get authentic French furniture even though that might be a bit expensive.

For the walls, you can be adventurous you can combine blue or beige paint and wallpaper to create color patterns that will give the room a unique feel. Furthermore, you can add some paintings to the walls for an extra personal touch. You can drape the windows with heavy curtains if you wish to capture an ancient French theme. You can go big with the lighting and get a crystal chandelier or you can keep it simple and have some lampstands.

 

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  • Bedroom

Paris is sometimes referred to as the city of love and romance and there is no reason why should add that to your bedroom. You can do something unique like getting a metal bed if you wish to capture classic French culture. The bed can also be made off carved out wood for a more stylish design which we have a large number of here at Homes Direct 365.

Your bedroom walls can match your personality and you can give them the color of your choice. In addition, experiment with the lighting for a unique feel.

 

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Conclusion

As you can see from the above, the French style has a wide room for modification for you to add a personal touch. Be free and imaginative and you will be amazed at the results.

The amount of time required to your switch your home to a French design will depend on what exactly you want to do. If you desire a short modification period, you can first source all the accessories needed before modification can begin.

 

 

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Thursday, 28 June 2018

9 garden ideas to inspire. Brickwork, paving, landscaping and more!

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Red paved bricks

There is nothing quite like the vintage looks of red paved bricks. image source

The classic looks can easily fit and compliment any exterior. If you want to bring in the sense of gravel and nature, you could place paves slightly away from each other and fill up the grout with soil, rubble, or any other type of filling that matches your palette.

If you’re after the classic contemporary look - red paved bricks are well-known and recognised feature that can be incorporate into any backyard or patio.

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Textured bricks

Texture brings a natural and aesthetic touch to any design.

Contrary to red bricks, textured ones come in a wide range of colours which means you can experiment or blend in with a wide range of palettes. You could match texture with concrete, gravel, tiles, masonry and even use them for decoration.

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Grass lined paving

If you want to bring the extra dash of nature to your home, how about filling the gaps between block paving with grass?

It will not only save you the cost on gravel but it with please you all the way from Spring to Fall. Use grass as if it is grout and you won’t have to do much maintenance at all. Contrary to cement, gravel or pebbles, there is far less care, effort and expenses required in the long term.

And of course, having natural grass merging with your block paving is absolutely beautiful.

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Paving pathways throughout the garden

To build a pathway requires careful planning but the result is well worth it.

You could furnish it with seating, tables, french garden ornaments, garden figures, such as antique columns, stone fountains, bird feeders, planters, stands, garden containers, tins and more, as long block paving is properly leveled and acts as a sturdy foundation.

One way of achieving solid grounds is by laying a cement base. On its turn, cement will save you the effort of tackling grass and weeds over time.

 

Build a dedicated dining and seating area

Although England isn’t famous for its great summer weather, a cosy and well-furnished seating area is an invaluable asset for any backyard or patio. You can both have friends over or simply sit back and take your mind away from chores and responsibilities.

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Consider a set of gorgeous french tables and chairs to accomplish a cosy shabby look and atmosphere.

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If you are a passionate landscaper fond of decorating, you can fill the area with well-chosen plant life that could energise, repel bugs or even herbs to use at home.

But of course, if you do not want to invest too much effort nor funds into hefty landscaping and gardening, you could stick to scattered benches throughout the area, alongside a sturdy fireplace or BBQ.

 

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The cookers’ corner

A well-built and functional outdoor kitchen will not only bring in comfort but will also considerably raise the price of your property.

You can organise family meetings, gathering of friends or simply have a night for dining in the fresh air. The options for appliance range from gas-driven, electric-powered and the classic fireplace pit. A popular solution for electric appliances that are difficult to power is the use of external units such as the predator generator, which can be easily relocated to serve as backup power for your house, too.

 

 

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Brick and stone-fitted inglenook fireplace

A well-built stone fireplace will not only ensure the safety of your yard but can last you for years to come. According to the masonry professional James Allan, stone bricklaying is the perfect solution for any type of cooking appliance, regardless if gas, electric or wood driven. A sturdy masonry job will give you not only great insulation but great retention of temperatures. During the chilly winter months you can enjoy the warm of a fireplace that heats top to bottom you will enjoy the refreshing atmosphere of fire.

 

 

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Garden decor and ornaments

As you take a deeper dive in exterior design and decor, creativity and passion will only grow. Here are just a few gorgeous french-themed bird bath and feeders:

You can blend ornaments with your plant-life, hang it on the wall, place throughout the garden to form geometrical art or as part of your patio decor. Here are a few ideas for you to consider:

 

  • Metal Garden Trellis Archway
  • Cherub Garden Figure
  • Cherub Garden Figure
  • James The Gnome Bird Feeder
  • Mo The Gnome
  • Natural Stone Effect Fountain
  • Natural Stone Effect Fountain
  • Wooden Boat Big Rack
  • Garden Urn
  • Square Garden Planter
  • Large and Small Erotion Balls
  • Lamp Ranting
  • Solar Bird Light
  • Solar Garden Light
  • Antique French Style Planter Stands (Set of 2)

 

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Bring more flowers to your patio and front yard

Nothing pleases the eye as a porch adorned in flowers. Utilise areas rich on shade where the hot summer sun. The best advice is to consider plants that grow large leaves and bloom big. It is the simplest and fastest way to cover a fence or trellis. Websites like Coupon Mosk will offer a wide range of discounts and vouchers so you can cut the cost.

Consider using Home Direct 365s Garden Flower Bed Dividers to add a unique touch to your front, backyard or patio.

 

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Conclusion and final remarks

Your garden doesn’t have to be neglected and left to nature to conquer. Although slightly hefty at first, to furnish and decorate will always come with a great sense of accomplishment and pride, not to mention the comfort and pleasant moments that follow.

 

 

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