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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Advent Wreaths

If you’ve spent time in the nordic or germanic countries, you might be familiar with the traditional of having a Advent wreath with four candles. I remember moving to the UK a long time ago and nobody had heard of an Advent wreath – though that might have had something to do with the area I moved to… I went on to painstakingly explain to the florist what it was I was looking for and managed to eventually carry my wreath home. Things have changed since and Advent wreaths and displays have become more commonplace.

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7 Quick Tips to Update your Kitchen

There are things you can do in every room of your home to give it a bit of a fresh look and so today I’m going to look at a few ideas for giving your kitchen some extra energy without having to make a huge investment. These are all things that can be done in a few hours or over a single weekend and certainly don’t entail having to call in a builder!

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DIY Winter Scent for your Home

We all like our homes to smell good, right? Opening the windows to let some fresh air in, cleaning and changing linens, all these are things we can do to make our homes smell pleasant. Of course we can take it a step further by adding some fragrance. Making our homes smell seasonal is something that helps to create a homely atmosphere and has even been linked to quicker sales – if that’s what you’re after. Buying fragrances can be a bit of a minefield.

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5 Common Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

You’d be hard pressed to find a person, no matter how interior-design focussed, who will tell you they’ve never made a decorating faux pas. Blame it on oversight, ignorance or just trying (and failing) to make something work, but the best way to avoid making decorating mistakes is by educating yourself.

So I thought today, we can talk about a few mistakes that are incredibly common but so easily avoidable! Here are my tips on avoiding the 5 most common decorating mistakes that I see repeated over and over again and some beautiful inspiration to see how to do it right!

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Top Tips for Creating a Child’s Desk Area

It seems to me that homework for children seems to come at a younger and younger age. It does depend on your school, of course, but my own children do seem to get a fair bit of work to do outside of school hours. With that in mind, it’s always useful to have a study area for them; a clutter free, well organised desk space where they can sit and learn to concentrate whilst completing the tasks. As they get older, they’ll want a more sophisticated area, probably one that’s multi functional, so it needs to be adaptable too. I thought I’d put together some ideas and suggestions for creating a great desk or work area for children.

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Winter woollies for your home

Bring out the Winter woollies! The clocks have gone back, the days are getting shorter and the evenings longer. Not long now before the temperatures will drop to Arctic levels. Ok, so maybe not quite to Arctic levels, but at least cold enough to feel like Winter and call for some warm socks, jumpers and a woolly blanket. So why not extend the same idea to our homes? Bring those woollies into our living room and bedroom. I wouldn’t go as far as the bathroom or kitchen though…

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Autumn Skies Bedroom Buying Guide

As Autumn has arrived in it’s golden-leaf glory, I thought today’s buying guide might give you some ideas on creating a relaxing bedroom using the beautiful grey and white skies as inspiration.

While we may think of Autumnal colours as rusts and reds, I thought we’d look up instead – pale grey, white soft clouds and shorter days make us want to curl up and hibernate. And our bedrooms should be the perfect sanctuary to do exactly that. So why not embrace the season?

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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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