A Look Ahead To See What the Future Has in Store for Our Home Furniture

I find it is always quite enjoyable to take a peek ahead and check what is around the corner when it comes to home gadgets, transport and also home furniture. Actually it is just fun to take a look into what the future holds for us in any measure. Anyway, as this is a home furniture themed website I think it is best to keep this post focused on what we can be looking forward to in relation to home furnishings and fittings. So we did a bit of research to find out what kind of lighting could soon become the next trend across UK homes, what might be the popular for comfortable lounging, what new designs we look forward to for our dining rooms and what will be the next best home workstation designs that take off.

We certainly can say with total confidence that we were very much impressed by the wide variety and range in new innovative designs and concepts that we came across during our research. There were some really fancy looking new types of lightbulbs that actually are not bulbs at all, instead they were hollow lamp with the edging being the lighting fixtures, so they appeared to look like some kind of glowing vortex. We also came across new designs for sofas that came with reading lamps already built in to them, which as you can imagine would be very efficient. There was actually quite a lot of options when it came to seating that also provided some kind of lighting – so this looks like it could for sure be something that becomes more popular in the near future.

Into the dining room furnishings and we were all totally at awe when we came across a dining table and set of chairs that were all suspended by wires that came fitted into the ceiling of the showroom where the table and chairs were on display. The dining table and chairs set had a very edgy, contemporary look to them and the metallic finish offered an eye catching shine that captured our attention for a good amount of time. It is of course not something that would be suitable for most homes, but perhaps for those of you with a bit more to spend and with some solid, sturdy walls and ceilings might consider investing in something of the like when it becomes available if it is not already?

Taking a look back at the sofas, I think it is worthwhile mentioning a type of chair that was made up from 100 rectangular blocks mounted onto gas-filled shock absorbers and suspending above a metal base. The block of rectangles would then conform to the sitter’s posture and change as the sitter’s body would move to put pressure on different parts of the block chair. The designer of the chair – Alessandro Beda could not come up with a name for the fantastic design, so he just went with the name ‘Untitled Chair’. Staying with seating and being comfortable and to end this post on a high, and the high-light of our research had to be the new designs of workstations that are hopefully soon coming to our well known high street stores and online furniture shops. There were numerous designs that took us by surprise, and got us excited. We just hope that the price points for the fantastic designs will be fitting with what the majority of us can realistically spend on our workstation. One of the designs that we especially liked was called the Scorpion Workstation, which of course takes its name from the way is resembles the tricky little arachnids. The favourite new workstation design though had to be the ‘Sonic Chair’, the futuristic looking workstation/pod offers a superbly relaxing place to sit and work, while at the same time it has its own built in sound-system. So allowing the user to sit and listen to their own music in their own enclosed work-space. The Sonic Chair will be available in 35 different colours too, so  you should certainly be able to find one that matches your taste.

The Importance of Owning a Decent Dining Room Table

Dining Room Table

Owning a good quality, solid dining room table is something that should not be overlooked and it is sad to see that in today’s society it actually seems to have been neglected somewhat. The reason why I am making this statement is because of the slowly fading away tradition of enjoying a meal with others in your home, sitting around the dining room table. Instead in today’s household, the norm will be to grab your meal from the kitchen and then find a spot to sit yourself in the living room, to get comfy and gobble down your food at the same time as watching the latest episode of Eastenders or whatever the popular show may be at the time of you reading this. Some people actually don’t even sit down in any given place while munching down their cooked meal and instead they eat on their feet while multitasking, walking from room to room and probably dropping a fair few crumbs along the way.

So, it is about time that we start making an effort to bring back this forgotten pastime and come back to enjoying our meals in the company of others, and taking some time away from the digital noise of the TV and instead share some personal thoughts or events of the day with the other people you live with, perhaps your family or friends, or just some roommates that you happen to be sharing the expensive rent with. However for this to become a thing and for people to start coming back to eating while sitting at the household’s dining room table, you first need to ensure that you have purchased a decent dining room table and have complemented it with some comfortable, decent dining room chairs. You should also take a moment to check on the cutlery and plates/bowls/glasses that you have available in your home and make sure that there will be enough to go around before coming up with the idea to all get together to enjoy some home cooked goodness.

I am sure if you can make it a routine and keep it going for a week or a few, then it should become a habit within your home and you will be very grateful that you made the effort in the first place – and your house-mates will likely also thank you for it. This is of course providing there are no flare-ups around the table, during some of the more heated discussions that can take place (not sure if it is just in my home that these occur or is it common place?).

Most Weird Furniture

Extravagance is something we all like to see and admire but only few take action and adopt this style as their own. This can be also applied to our homes in the form of furniture. In this article we want to show you some of the weirdest furniture we have found while investigating various households across the UK and more.

The 3 Headed Sheep Armchair

If you are an animal lover and fearlessly oppose any use of any part of an animal for a humans fashion or comfort, then I suggest that you don’t look at the picture below. It´s an armchair covered in wool and two sheep heads fitted at the end of each of the arms and another one at the centre of the backrest. Creepy is a word that does not quite to it justice when trying to describe this chair, but everyone has their own taste I guess.

The 3 Headed Sheep Armchair

The Table Rubik Cube

Now, this is an original idea and not creepy at all. It´s a table with a rubik cube shape and the same colors… even the small cubes! Perfect to surprise your friends and family with and winning the prize for being the person with the most creative table. I must say I´m sorry for the rubik cube fans, this one is solved. The table has each side of one colour.

The Table Rubik Cube

Rome Coliseum Sofa

Rome history fans, it’s your lucky day. This sofa has the shape of the coliseum of Rome, and it even correctly lacks the half of it that is in ruins. The pillows are a Roman Empire style red silk with touches of gold. A real piece of art, although it doesn´t look very comfortable.

Rome Coliseum Sofa

Hamburger Bed

This bed is literally a hamburger that you can sleep in, but of course without the real meat & veg. The low part is the bottom part of the bun, the mattress is the meat, the cheese is the sheet or can be used also as a blanket and the duvet is the upper part of the bun. The perfect bed for burger lovers. It looks cozy and all! But be careful, it can make you hungry when you go to bed.

Hamburger Bed

Table with Swinger Chairs

This is my favorite. Why not have some fun while you are seated at the dining table? With this one you can swing around while you eat, drink something with friends, or just hang out – pun certainly intended. Add a little amusement to your life with this wonderful table with swingers, it also offers a very modern, contemporary look and feel for those of you who are looking to the future when it comes to designing your homes.

Table with Swinger Chairs

Having A Solid, Quality Desk At Home Can Make A Big Difference To Your Output

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If you are someone who tends to take their work home with them, either because you want to or because you need to, then you should give some careful/serious thought toward investing in a good quality desk or home office/hidden office unit. You will be surprised by how much of a difference it will make and how much more efficient you will become when you are seated at your impressive, smart and stylish desk that has been carefully hand crafted to meet the needs of the most demanding of workers. Believe it or not, it has been proven that one’s concentration span improves when they are working at a serious office desk compared to someone that makes do with whatever is in the room or in front of them at the moment of them wanting or needing to get down to some unfinished task that they had been set earlier on while taking on some demanding responsibilities at work. The office desk needs to be of a certain quality and made with ergonomics in mind for you to get this kind of benefit from it though, so you need to ensure that you do not get distracted by some discounted, stylish on the outside, but cheap on the inside home office desk that has just been made in a factory, as fast as possible and with the cheapest of materials, so that the seller can maximise their profits. You should be willing to spend a healthy amount on the desk for your home office and take time to check the quality of the build, how solid is the desk, what is it made out of, does it have a good track record? If you are buying online then you can usually find some reviews on the company website you are buying from, and even sometimes, the specific products, so you can see and get a good idea about the quality of the office desk unit before you spend your hard earned savings.

If you are going to invest in a Home Office Desk, or a Quality Hidden Home Office Unit, then you should also spend wisely on your chosen home office chair, as this is certainly going to be another important feature of your home office/study room and it is going to have a big impact on the efficiency of the person working in that office. So make sure you also look for an ergonomic, high-end, quality home office chair, or executive office chair. The chair and the desk will complement each other well and combined you will have the starting’s of an impressive study room, fit for even the top CEO’s of the large Multi-National Companies.  After all, if you are going to be spending so much of your life working, you should at least treat yourself and make sure that the environment you are working in is as pleasant and comfortable as possible, while at the same time being a setting where you can perform at your optimum efficiency and get your work done and dusted before it gets too late.

Finding A Good Home Furniture Online Store

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With so many different websites selling home furniture online, how to you separate the good from the bad, and avoid making some very costly mistakes. As you are really buying from pictures when shopping online, it can be very difficult to tell if the furniture items you are browsing and considering to purchase are well made pieces of furniture that have been expertly crafted by skilled professionals, or alternatively, if they are actually cheap and tacky copies that have been assembled by unskilled workmen or poorly put together in a factory. Unfortunately there are many websites online that are selling bad quality furniture and are being run by owners who have just one interest in mind, and that is making as much profit from each item they sell as possible. These online shops stock, display and sell the cheapest, flimsy furniture units that they have sourced from factories that have been designed to cut corners and to pump out furniture quickly with no attention to detail. The only focus is cutting costs wherever possible and getting the items to market with as little effort as they can. On the other side of the market there are many top quality online shops that stock, display and sell furniture that is of the highest quality, well made and made to last. Some of these good quality online shops also bring the added benefit to their customers of being able to sell their furniture items at unusually low prices, due to the fact that they do not have to spend a vast amount of money on the large overheads that come with having a physical, high street store. So, if you find the right website selling home furniture, then you can be in for a really good deal on all your home furniture units.

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So, how can you tell which are the good home furniture website that you should be spending your money with? You can do some checks of your own to cut down the chances of having a bad experience by looking into certain things like:

  • Who owns the website/business? You should read the about us section and see who they say they are, and then call them for a chat – you will be able to get a feeling if they are being honest and sound like the people they are describing within the about us section.
  • You can look for reviews of the website, either within the actual website or just by searching online, within Google and checking out what other previous customers have to say about them.
  • You can do some market research and compare the furniture you see on their website with the furniture displayed on other well-known furniture sites – see if what they are stocking and selling is found anywhere else online that has a good reputation and at the same time you can compare the prices, so see if they are being fair.
  • You should spend some time navigating around the website to see how good it is, how much do they care about the user experience within the website. How good is the shopping experience and how safe does the buying process feel? If the online furniture store is of a good quality, they will usually have a good quality website, with a safe and secure shopping experience.
  • You should check them out on social media – A good quality, well regarded online furniture business will usually have a good social profile. If they are only online then they will need to make an effort to grow their brand through many online platforms, and social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest are perfect for that purpose. You can usually find links to the businesses social pages from the footer of their websites. You will be able to get a good feeling of the respective furniture website when checking out their social profiles.

A good example of an online furniture store that is of a high quality and selling top quality home furniture units throughout is The Bathrooms and More Store. You can check out their website and see for yourself – they have multiple social pages set up that are all very active, they have a good following. They have many good reviews and their price points are fantastic. Actually, if you are thinking about shopping for your furniture online, then you should certainly check them out – The Bathrooms and More Store in the UK – They offer great product and have a very friendly, helpful team.

The Modern Gadgets and Fittings To Add to Your Home

If you are someone that likes staying up to date and enjoys that benefits that come with some of the new gadgets and fittings in today’s market then you might be interested in taking advantage of some of the below new technologies that we have come across. We selected the items we thought were best and would add the most value to a person’s lifestyle.

The Nest Hello Doorbel

  • The Nest Hello Doorbell – This handy device is one that can be controlled from your smartphone and it is for seeing, listening and speaking to whoever is at your door. The device comes with an HD video camera and speaker which offers a crystal clear image and a sound quality that is impressive, even in busy & loud environments.

The Amazon Echo

  • The Amazon Echo – This device from Amazon is a voice controlled speaker that can also connect to other digital devices to make life at home very easy and convenient. The device can make calls, send texts, play music and if you have multiple Amazon Echo’s at home then you can easily communicate with someone in another room if you need to. The device can also control lighting and entertainment systems at home, providing they are also modern and using the same type of technology.

The Lutron Light Dimmer

  • The Lutron Light Dimmer – This is a device that comes with a remote control and will allow you to dim lights from anywhere in your home. The device will also integrate with the Amazon Echo to allow voice control light dimming

The Petcube from Amazon

  • The Petcube from Amazon – This is a device that has motion sensors and a camera and speaker included that will connect with your mobile device (smart phone or tablet) and it is made for communicating with your pet/pets while not at home. It does seem to work well as long as your pet does not try and hide from it.

The Drift Light

  • The Drift Light – Self Dimming Light bulb – This clever light bulb will function as a normal light bulb unless you flip its switch twice; it then will slowly fade over a 37 minute window, which is the same time it takes from the sun to set. It will help you fade into a nice and comfortable sleep.

The last item that we found to be very impressive was the Acher Vibracoutstic Bath Tub which acts as a blue-tooth speaker when empty and then when filled with water the music waves will ripple through it to make for an extremely soothing and relaxing bath time, unless you are playing some heavy metal through your device.

I am sure you will find many other great new products if you go out and look for yourself, there are many new items coming to market all the time.

Buying Furniture For Your New Home

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Moving into a new property is one of those things in life that everyone has to experience and as it tends to be quite a stressful process, not many people look forward to it. If you are moving into your first home, then you will also be faced with the challenging and expensive task of furnishing that home. It is not an easy thing to do, and it is something that needs careful planning and attention so as to ensure that you get the right furniture for each room, ultimately resulting in a nice homely home that will look great and feel great too.

First of all you will need to get out your measuring tape and pen and paper and go from room to room, planning and measuring what furniture will go where. This part requires a focused mind and an acute attention to detail. Make sure you make clear notes and plans and prepare a list of all the items required to fit each room with the necessities – you can then always add more to your home as the months pass by and you have more budget to allocate to additional units and appliances. Also you need to plan out how much you will spend on this complicated task – be careful not to spend too much and leave yourself empty for any extra expenses you might face when moving into the new home. Prepare and budget what you will spend in each room and give yourself a target for the maximum you are willing to spend on any specific items.

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So, now that you have got your completed list of the various units and items of furniture that you will be purchasing for each room, you can start your home furniture search – but where do you start? It will take much time to be going all around time, from shop to shop, to outlet to warehouse, and it can be tricky to make a mental note of each unit of furniture you are considering, as you don’t want to just buy the first item you come across that kind of matches what you are looking for, you want to shop around and get the best unit at the best price. As time is so precious these days, this thought of journeying around town for who knows how many days can be quite daunting, but you needn’t go through all this hassle as you can find everything you need online, order online and you can also enjoy a free delivery service from many online furniture stores. So rather than getting in the car or jumping on the bus, you can sit at your computer, and start your search from Google, typing into Google search each type of furniture you are looking for, even specifying the materials, style, sizes and furniture range (if you have a favourite range of home furniture) and Google will find what you are looking for. This will save you a great deal of time and also enable you to find the best deals available.

Furniture That Is Environmentally Friendly

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If you are someone who really cares about and pays a lot of attention to the environment that we live in today, often also thinking about what kind of environment will we be leaving for those who will walk the earth long after we are departed, then you will likely be interested in buying home furniture that is environmentally friendly. Everyone is aware of recycling and understands that it is now pretty much an essential part of living, if we don’t want to exhaust the globe of its resources in the not too distant future. However most of us, when thinking about and talking about recycling will be referring to water, paper, plastics and metals and imagining the recycling factories that take our used and broken products, stripping them down to their bare elements before churning them back out as raw materials, ready to be used again. You may not be aware of the growing volume of furnishings that are also being rebuilt using materials that have already been used sometime in the past. There is also a growing demand for these furniture items being made from reclaimed and previously used metals and woods, from the rapidly increasing number of environmentally aware human beings.

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You do not need to worry about the quality and durability of furniture that is made from reclaimed woods or metals (or whatever else they may consist of) as the manufacturers that are responsible for designing and crafting the products will be taking great care in selecting only the materials that still maintain the right, raw qualities to achieve end products/furniture items that will last their new owners a lifetime. They also, for the most part, will be employing highly skilled craftsmen that take the time and care required to develop the highest quality finishes. So, why stop with just recycling your bottles, cans and papers and start paying attention to the furniture that you purchase too – only buying the products that have been crafted together using pieced of reclaimed wood &, or metals (or other recycled materials you might find in these unique types of furniture.