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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Create a Stylish Bonfire Night

It’s that time of year again, and Bonfire Night is almost upon us. Are you celebrating with friends and family? If you’re entertaining in the garden this year, then maybe you’d like some inspiration on how to make this bonfire night your most stylish one yet. I’ve pulled together some ideas you might like to use to make your Bonfire Party go with a swing. Whether you need help with decorating the garden, on what to eat or how to keep your guests comfortable, read on to check out our guide on how to create a stylish Bonfire Night party.

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Cosy chalet style for your home

Finally! The temperatures have finally dropped to more appropriate levels for the season. Don’t get me wrong, I like summer as much as anybody else, but when it gets to October and November, I do actually look forward to getting out my woolly jumpers and socks. I look forward to lighting my scented candles and put on my strings of fairy lights. I also look forward to getting cosy on my sofa with a cup of hot chocolate.

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How to Make your Home Feel Warmer this Winter

The temperature has definitely dropped and Autumn really feels like it is upon us. If, like me, you really feel the cold, you may have put your central heating on by now, or lit your first fire. With the rising cost of heating bills, and the impact to the environment, many of us wish to be more careful when heating our homes, and want to find other ways to keep it warm. With that in mind, I thought it would be a great idea to explore some suggestions for helping our home to feel warmer, without actually turning up the heating.

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How to Create a Child’s Perfect Bedroom

Decorating a child’s bedroom can be great fun, and we are all filled with anticipation and excitement, when we first come to design our baby’s nursery. Many of us choose neutral colours to suit either gender, and create a space that is calming, welcoming and clutter free. Then the baby grows up, through the toddler years, young school years, into a tween and then a fully fledged teenager, and demands a much different bedroom at each stage. How do you deliver something both you and the child is happy with? It takes quite a lot of skill, and some hefty negotiation along the way but hopefully these tips will help.

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The best (and classiest) Halloween Pumpkins

It’s October, it’s Autumn and it’s pumpkin time! Pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins…and of course Halloween at the end of the month! Whether you “celebrate” Halloween or lock your doors and turn off the lights, the part of decorating and crafting a little for this time of the year is something that surely can’t fail to bring a smile to anybody’s face? If you have children, you’ll most probably be familiar with the whole pumpkin carving thing and trying to create scary faces with a knife. However, there are other ways to create some seasonal touches without having to deal with the whole carving mess. So, here are some ‘grown up’ examples of Halloween pumpkins.

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7 Ideas for Clever Shoe Storage

With the weather getting a bit brisker and the risk of tracking mud and leaves (and possibly snow soon!) into the house, we may see the entrances to our homes strewn with discarded shoes and boots. I thought today we could have a look at some creative storage solutions to organise and keep on top of that messy pile that seems to accumulate as the shifting weather means different shoes and boots depending upon what Mother Nature decides to get up to.

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Trend Spotting: Marble

I’ve started to notice a trend bubbling up in interiors for the past few months that I’m a little in love with so I thought today we could discuss how you can carry that trend into your own home.

Natural materials have long been a staple in interior design – it grounds a space, creates interesting texture, colour and pattern in a space and looks beautiful. From the natural oak furniture that we carry throughout our ranges to things like woven baskets, faux fur throws, oiled wood flooring, textural jute rugs and granite work surfaces, our love of all things au naturale continues to grow and these things are simply classics in their own right.

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Create a Stylish Student Pad for Under £100

So it’s that time of year when hoards of young adults head off to pastures new to begin their student adventures. Universities around the country have been filling up over the last few weeks with eager Freshers, ready to embrace all that student life can throw at them. Typically, student accommodation is practical, basic and often quite sparse but there are lots of easy, and inexpensive ways to jazz it up and put an individual stamp on a room.

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10 Tips to Make Your Home Look More Expensive

While most of us would like to live in a fancy expensive home, there are very few of us that actually have the budget to do so. Well, there are plenty of little tricks you can employ to make your home look more expensive – without blowing the budget! So if you are interested in getting a high-end look without the wallet-busting high price, read on…

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Update your Flooring with the New Trends

With the coming of each new season, we seem to see bolder and brighter flooring trends. It seems the days of putting down neutral coloured carpets or oak flooring, whilst still popular at the moment, might be coming to an end. These days, we are told to use brighter colours, vintage inspired patterns and even neon pops of colour on our floors when pulling together an interior design scheme. So, I thought it might be inspiring to look around and check out what’s big in the world of flooring at the moment.

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