The Oak Furniture Land Blog

Bringing you the latest style advice, buying tips, how to guides, inspiration & ideas for your home. Whether you're looking for a complete change in décor or wanting to pick up few handy tips to give your home a refresh, sit back, relax and have a read of our blog posts below.

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Children’s Bedrooms in Small Spaces

In an ideal world all bedrooms would be created equal. Children wouldn’t argue over who had the larger room, and as parents we wouldn’t stress over how to create a working bedroom in a small space. In our Victorian home, the third bedroom really is a box room, and our 7 year old is struggling to enjoy the space she has. I have learned from experience about how to make the best of a smaller kid’s bedroom, so would like to share my top tips in the hope of helping you, if you have the same predicament.

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Autumn has the warmest colours

Which season is your favourite? Maybe there are parts of each of the four seasons you like? The freshness of Spring, the heat of summer, the falling leaves in Autumn and the crisp chill of Winter, each season has its very own appeal and admirers. With that come the seasonal changes to our wardrobes and of course our homes. So, what about bringing the seasons inside? Surely we all decorate for big events like Easter or Christmas, but I actually like to change my home according to the seasons whether festive or not.

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The 5 Items In Your Home Worth Investing In

Whether you are moving into your very first place or suddenly you find yourself in an ‘empty nest’, it may be difficult to decide what is worth splurging on and what will just do “for now”. But how do you prioritise where to spend your money? Very few of us have unlimited budgets to furnish our homes so where are the best places to splurge when it comes to good looks, practicality and longevity?

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Top Scandi Wallpaper for Tween Bedrooms

‘ve been spending a lot of time recently researching for a makeover at home. My eldest daughter is now 10 and would like a more grown up bedroom. Decorating a tween room is a challenge, and has to be done in conjunction with her likes and dislikes so seems to be taking quite some time. I’m proud to say, she is a fan of wallpaper and has been looking around for the perfect design. Thankfully she’s a fan of contemporary, sometimes retro prints so we have had quite a lot of fun sourcing our favourites. I thought it would be a great idea to share some of our best finds with you. Most of these are suitable for girls, but do come in alternative colourways that would be great for a boy’s room too.

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Dining room essential…

The other day I was doing some research into living rooms and their main components. Well, it is important for me to get these details right when styling a shoot as it could all go wrong if a component is missing. Anyway, I swiftly got sidetracked by the different styles and interpretations of the term dining room and thought it might be a nice idea to simply share some of the rooms I found. Surely, I can’t be the only person to get inspired and finds it interesting to snoop around some fabulous interiors?

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Smart Bedroom Storage Ideas

Does your main bedroom become a bit of a dumping ground? It should be a place of calm and peace; a haven to which you can escape after a long, hard day. Very often though, as in my case, it becomes the place where things get left, piled and abandoned. In a family home, it’s often a space that the whole family share, particularly when the children are younger, and so it fills up with laundry, paperwork, toys, shopping purchases, clutter and just ‘stuff’. Would you love to be able to clear the clutter, and find a home for all those bits that hang around for weeks? Well, what you need is some clever storage ideas, and it just so happens, we have exactly that.

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Get The Look: Eclectic Neutrals Living Room

I haven’t done a buying guide in a while so when I saw the beautifully eclectic living room of Lauren Buxbaum in a simple warm palette, I thought it might be fun to recreate the look using our stunning Hexham Carrie large sofa in ivory as the star of the show.

The beauty of this space is the mix of old and new, traditional and contemporary – a French Rococo style mirror sits comfortably with a modern abstract painting and the simple turned base of the side table doesn’t look out of place with the brass and glass coffee table. Keeping the palette to a mix of warm neutrals, the living room is glamorous but it remains inviting and welcoming.

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10 Top Ideas to Update the Entrance to your Home

It’s a part of our home that often gets forgotten and neglected, but the main entrance to your living space sets the tone for the rest of the house. Furthermore, it gives the first impressions to potential buyers, so if you’re putting your home on the market, it’s the first place you need to update in order to get your viewers through the front door. Neglect your kerb appeal and you’ll find it harder to get people through into your home, no matter how fabulous it looks inside.

So what you can you do to ensure your front door and more looks its best?

Here are my Top 10 Ideas to Update the Entrance to your Home:

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