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2015 Design Resolutions
With the celebrations over, we’re feeling motivated and inspired to get organised for 2015.
As well as sourcing healthy recipes and putting on our gym shoes with the rest of the population, we thought we’d also make resolutions based around one passion that all of us share – design! Whether you want to make a few small changes or completely reinvent your home, the new year – as cliché as it may sound – is the perfect time to put your ideas into action.
Declutter your home
They don’t say a messy home equals a messy mind for nothing! Any significant clutter that you have in your home can easily follow you beyond the front door and affect how organised you feel within other areas of your life.
It might seem more practical to hide things away in a cupboard to keep your home neat and tidy, but this is actually more likely to encourage the build-up of clutter. Open storage means everything is on display, so therefore you have no option but to pack away the unnecessary bits and pieces and only have what you need in your main living spaces.
The Kristalia SheLLf is both a piece of art and shelving solution in one and offers unique skewed perspectives from different angles for an interesting display of your items. For a more simple alternative, the Muuto Stacked Shelving System can be configured to the specifications that you require for your individual storage needs.
Buy that perfect sofa
A sofa is one of the most important pieces of furniture in the home, so it’s always worth investing in one that’ll provide maximum comfort and style for years to come. From two, three and four seater sofas to corner sofas and sofa beds, it’s important that you consider the style that’ll most suit your needs and the environment in your home.
Why not dare to go bold? We’ve opted for plenty of colour in our showroom, but you can always keep it more subtle with a neutral colour theme to compliment a vibrant sofa. The Wrong for Hay Hackney Sofa and Vitra XS Polder Sofa offer the perfect pops of rich colour and timeless durability.
If you’re looking for something that’ll bring in the ‘WOW’ factor, then the Onecollection Finn Juhl Poet Sofa is ideal. Designed in 1941 by Finn Juhl himself, the Poet Sofa is a classic and graceful representation of free art.
Looking for further inspiration and advice on buying the perfect sofa? Check out our Sofa Buying Guide.
Reshape your garden
It might still be a little chilly outside in the UK, but it’s never too early to start planning how you’re going to reshape your garden for the Spring and Summer months. Even something as simple as new outdoor lighting can help to transform your landscape and bring your garden to life.
Skagerak are the go-to brand for outdoor furniture, with high-quality wooden designs that are built to last for generations to come. The Nordic Armchair and Table are effortlessly stylish and inspired by traditional Scandinavian crafts and the work of anonymous joiners from years gone by.
We love when something can be put to more than one use and the Kristalia Degree Side Table/Stool definitely ticks off a variety of them! Take it outside in the warmer months for use as a chair, side table or storage unit, before bringing it back indoors during the Winter.
Inspired by Arne Jacobsen’s original design, Louis Poulsen developed an outdoor version of the classic AJ Lamp to bring iconic Scandinavian design to your garden – the Louis Poulsen AJ 50 Outdoor Wall Light. For something a little more quirky, the Foscarini Gregg Outdoor Lamps are designed to both tie in with nature and stand out at the same time.
Plan those gifts early!
It might be a little early to start thinking about Christmas just yet, but planning your gifts early for different occasions will help to ensure that you make those all-important careful and considered decisions for your loved ones. Each of our gifts are timelessly stylish and designed to be cherished for years to come, making them perfect for birthdays, wedding gifts, celebration gifts and more.
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