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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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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Spring Garden Ideas in Black and White

We recently purchased a new shed for our garden. I know this is not the most exciting news but I have to say, I’m thrilled. We replaced a previously tiny shed with something much more appropriate for the space and so much more room for storage and now I’m suddenly considering how I want to tackle the rest of the design out there.

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Tips for a Great Dressing Table

I’m working on a new project at home, renovating our attic to create a new master bedroom and en-suite. Now that sounds grander than it actually is, but at least it will be a space for us, away from the hub-bub of the rest of the house, and free from family clutter. Well that’s my hope anyway. Our style is probably quite minimal and contemporary so with that in mind, I’ve been researching a new dressing table area, planning what it will look like and what I need. We’ve not had the space for one before so this is all new to me, so I thought it must be new to others too, and why not share some of my ideas with you.

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10 Ways to Add a Little Sparkle with Brass and Copper

There’s no doubt that adding reflective surfaces and shiny metals will bring a touch of interest and glamour to your abode, bouncing light around and creating an elegant space. Metals are hot at the moment and there’s nothing that brings a little warmth into your interiors than using brass, gold or copper in our interiors. I am a big fan of brass and gold and it seems to be getting ever more popular so today I thought I’d share a few ideas of how you can use the hottest new metals to create warmth and luxury in your own space.

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How to Use Colour in the Home

If the thought of using colour to any great extent in your home frightens you, fear no more. It really is time to embrace colour and brighten your home with a few lively hues. Decorating your home is all about injecting your personality into your decor. There are no right and wrong ways to go about this, bring together pieces that you love and organise them in the way that you want. Let your home be a reflection of who you are, and let it suit the way you and your family live. If it goes wrong, or if you find you can’t live with it, then try again.

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Inspired reading – blogs

I don’t know about you, but I love reading blogs for inspiration, ideas and also for their entertainment value. The fact that you’re here, reading this, might indicate that you’re the same. There are of course gazillions of blogs on the internet and it can get pretty overwhelming when you get drawn from one to the next and – whoosh – suddenly a few hours have passed and the laundry is still in the washing machine waiting to be hung up. It happens to me on a regular basis!

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