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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How to Utilise a Redundant Attic Space

f you’re lucky enough to have a large attic space in your house, you may have considered converting it into a more usable space. Over the last few years many of us have preferred to stay put instead of moving due to the difficult economy, but as families grow we find we need more and more space. There are many large home improvement projects we can undertake to increase the size of our homes, but converting the loft tends to be the more popular. And often the easiest. In fact, I’m undertaking this project at the moment so I’ve been hunting for ideas and inspiration for a while now.

What would you do with your loft space if you had the chance?

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8 (More!) Ways to Refresh Your Bathroom for Summer

Last summer, I gave out some tips to refresh your bathroom and I felt it was time to update that list and give you even more ideas to create a relaxing haven, no matter what the size or style you may have in the smallest room in the house. It’s not a space we think a lot about but recently having some work done at the front of our home, I have had workman traipsing in and out of our own bathroom and it got me thinking about how important it is to have it look it’s best for both expected and unexpected visitors into our home!

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Spring Wallpaper Roundup

If the change in Seasons and warmer weather has ignited your love of doing up your home, then you might like today’s roundup of great Spring wallapers, ideal for any room in your home. Whilst you might be expecting bright colours and spring blooms on these prints, I’ve actually chosen a few more unusual designs, many with a retro feel that offer something a little different to the norm. Mostly contemporary, they embody muted shades, natural colours and something a little more out of the ordinary. I do hope you’ll be inspired.

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Hotel chic for your bedroom

A few weeks back I stayed at a swanky hotel for work. I’m usually more of a B&B or Airbnb type as I prefer quirky and homely interiors and homes with personality as opposed to ‘designed’ rooms. However, every once in a while it’s just lovely to indulge something a little more luxurious and have room service available, don’t you think? And that made me think.

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10 Style Lessons You Learn in Your 30’s

Ahh yes, can you remember your first ‘grown up’ place? Okay, so perhaps in your 20’s, you might have had your Auntie’s hand me down sofa and those plates your mum gave you and maybe the rest of the furniture was from a cheap Scandinavian superstore but it doesn’t mean it wasn’t great, right? Just having your own space was enough to make the place feel like home and not having to worry about answering to your parents was a novelty in and of itself.

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Decorating with Plants

I’m not good with indoor plants and haven’t had any in my home for many years. It’s not that I don’t love them, I’m just not great at caring for them, and they never look great after a few months, often ending up dead. It took me a few years to realise this, so now I don’t have any at all, which I think is a little sad. I do love outdoor plants and because of our inclement weather, they get a much better chance of survival!

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Spring clean and organise your desk

Ah yes, spring-time means cleaning and re-organising time. Well, at least for me. You might have already read my post on cleaning your home the natural way, so I won’t tell you any more about that. However, there’s one thing that is no doubt important to many people, whether you work from home or just take care of some of your essential paperwork on a regular basis: your desk area. Yes, I’m often struggling with a pile of paperwork sitting on the side of my desk waiting for my attention and I often wonder whether I will ever reach desk-nirvana and it will just look sleek and tidy.

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Creative Wall Displays and Collages

I love how the brighter, sunnier weather makes us look at our homes with fresh eyes. We have renewed energy, and if you’re like me, you start to plan all the projects to tackle around the house. There are lots of quick and easy ways to inject some life into your decor, and adding some new displays on the walls is one of the best. I love to use Pinterest to gather inspiration for smaller projects like this and my Wall Art board is one of my favourites, and one of the most popular on my profile. It’s where I pull together all of the ideas that inspire me to update my own home, and maybe some of these ideas can inspire you too.

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Low maintenance garden tips for reluctant gardeners

The sun is out, the temperatures are going up and winter is definitely over. I know I usually write about all things related to interiors, but like many people, whether in the countryside or in the city, when the sun comes out, I start dreaming about having a beautiful garden, so I thought I should make an exception. Besides, in a way or gardens are an extension of our homes – even if they’re (especially in my case) not half as well kept. Anyway, I know we are relatively spoilt with many parks and large green areas, but it would nonetheless be rather nice to have my own little oasis. There is, however, a major flaw in my thinking: as far as gardening is concerned, I’m totally inept. I don’t have a green thumb, having to pull out weeds in my parents’ vegetable garden as a child has scarred me for life and I have the attention span of a fruit fly. None of these things help when it comes to establishing a lovely garden over time. But there might be a way to achieve something that comes at least close to my ideal outdoor space.

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