When it comes to finding the right chair, it can often be a matter of balancing style with practicality. Before thinking about making an investment, think about your priorities. Are you looking for something comfortable, something that will give your back a treat, something that you can curl up on with a book? Could it be a design icon you are looking for, something that reflects your lifestyle or a chair that will complement an existing interior design?
Maybe your home is a live/work space, and you’d like a chair that is versatile enough to look the part whether you’re in “at home and relaxing” mode or in “at work and studying” mode.
Give yourself options that give you the best of both worlds. For example, a funky chair will always attract attention, especially if placed in the middle of a room with a selection of contemporary home accessories. If you want the chair to be as comfortable as it is funky, consider making use of soft furnishings, such as pillows or cushions. Not only will these add a sense of wellbeing to your home, the fact that you can add covers means they can also reflect your moods, preferred colours and materials.
If space is an issue, would you like your chairs to fulfil more than one role? Perhaps add a sense of brightness and modernity to your kitchen by day, and act as a place of comfort where you can rest, relax and enjoy your dinner by night?
Chairs come in all shapes, sizes and colours, and are the ideal way to inject style into all areas of your home. The next time you come across an awkwardly shaped corner, or an under-used space around a table or worktop, consider a chair as a solution.
There are so many excellent ideas and innovative options for transforming the interior of your home, but what about the exterior? First impressions count, so before you’ve stepped inside, let’s look at the options available for outside.
If you have a garden, would you like to attract birds? Leaving food out risks attracting foxes and cats, so to increase the chances of some feathered visitors, consider some contemporary birdhouses. Responsibly sourced and cut from UK trees, these can add a touch of style to your outdoor area, as well as increasing the chances of you hearing birdsong each morning.
How green are your fingers? Whether you’re an amateur or an Alan Titchmarsh, make gardening fun by planting some herbs in some elegant herb pots and containers. What’s great about these is the fact that they are light enough to be easily moved around. Their convenient size means they can be placed wherever the sun is shining, whether that’s on the ground or on a windowsill. If you prefer a more floral scheme, have a look at some of the vases on offer. They’re versatile and sturdy enough to be placed outside or inside your home — and they look great come rain or shine. If there is a lack of rain (unlikely if you’re a UK customer!), add a splash of water (and style) by using a funky, colourful watering can, ideal for outside use.