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Interior Colour Guide – Matching Moods with Rooms

Interior Colour Guide – Matching Moods with Rooms

Believe it or not, colour can really impact how we perceive things and can actually alter our moods and emotions. Colour psychology is an intriguing study into how colour affects mood in this way and what we can do to utilise them in making ourselves feel different about a particular space. 

This is why it’s important to consider the colours of rooms and furniture when outfitting them. Just the right shade on the walls, and tone of the furniture’s finish can make you feel warmer, happier or less anxious. Here we look at how you can tailor a room to an ideal mood for its purpose.

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Why We Love the Scandi Style!

Why We Love the Scandi Style!

Hygge, fika, Ibrahimovic: All great things to come from Scandinavia that have helped enhance the culture and bring a little bit of joy to the world, and Scandinavian furniture is no different. But what is it and why do we love it so much? 
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What You Need to Know When Outfitting a Living Room

What You Need to Know When Outfitting a Living Room

The living room is an immensely personal space where you set out to create an environment of maximum comfort. It’s primarily an area for relaxation and socialising, although the past few months have forced us to re-evaluate our living spaces and just how much time we spend in them. Whether you use your living room for work, rest, or play, we offer up some inspiration for decoration.
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What Furniture Goes with Oak Flooring?

What Furniture Goes with Oak Flooring?

Oak flooring, or wooden flooring in general, can give a really beautiful and classy hardwood effect in the home and become the centrepiece of a room itself. However, when considering furniture to go with it, it can be tricky to coordinate a design aesthetic that doesn’t detract from the flooring.

Here we take a look at how to coordinate your furniture to your floor and the best ways to go about it.

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What Colours Go With Oak Furniture?

What Colours Go With Oak Furniture?

If you’re planning an interior design project to complement existing items of oak furniture – or are buying new oak furniture for the featured room – there’s one key question you should bear in mind throughout the process. 

What colours go with oak furniture?

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How To Get Happy Cosy with Danish Hygge?

How To Get Happy Cosy with Danish Hygge?

The Danes have always had some great ideas; Lego, Google Maps, dry-cell batteries and of course, hygge. While most of us will be pretty familiar with the first three concepts (especially just after Christmas), that final one might stump you a little bit if you’re not from a Scandinavian household.

Hygge, pronounced hyoo-guh, doesn’t directly translate into English but it’s, in essence, a word, used in Norway and Denmark, to convey a mood of comfort and cosiness that has associated practices that involve wellness and being contented. Given the long, dark winters of Northern Europe, it’s perhaps not too surprising then, that this idea is central to Danish culture.

With the festive season now out of the way and the UK still stranded in the midst of bleak mid-winter, perhaps it’s time for us to be a little more Danish in our thinking but how do we get that cosy hygge feeling? Well, there are several key aspects to the notion that will help you achieve a little bit of Scandi snugness.

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How To Decorate Your Home On A Budget

How To Decorate Your Home On A Budget

Decorating can be a difficult process. There’s a lot of planning involved, in terms of deciding what type of decor you want to introduce to a room, the expense of buying all the products you need, and, of course, plenty of hard work in actually getting the job done.

While we can’t help with the hard work – we’ve got those skirting boards to repaint this weekend – we can chip in with some decor ideas for some of the key rooms in your home, and suggest some hints and tips on how to decorate on a budget.

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How Much? Budget Decor Ideas that are Guaranteed to Impress

How Much? Budget Decor Ideas that are Guaranteed to Impress

Coming up with home décor ideas with limited funds can always be tricky, especially when looking for high-quality furniture. Fortunately, here at Chiltern Oak have a range of home decorating ideas on a budget thanks to our selection of beautifully crafted pieces at affordable prices.

With sales throughout the year too, it’s always worth checking back on the website to see if you can pick up a seasonal bargain on a variety of pieces.

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Get The Look: Bringing Retro Vibes to the Bedroom

Get The Look: Bringing Retro Vibes to the Bedroom

The retro vibe is back with aplomb and taking interior décor by storm up and down the country, mixing classic and contemporary styles. 

Now a burgeoning style across fashion, interior design, and accessories, it seems like vintage style is here to stay. If you want to get in on the act, it may be tricky to know where to start and how to maintain a cohesiveness. Fortunately, we’re here to help with how you can stay up to date with furnishings that go back in time.

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Chiltern Oak Furniture Launches the Suffolk Midnight Grey Collection

Chiltern Oak Furniture Launches the Suffolk Midnight Grey Collection

Chiltern Oak are proud to announce the launch of their latest furniture range, the Suffolk Midnight Grey Painted Oak Collection.

An exquisite selection of farmhouse-style furniture, this range brings a mixture of classic and contemporary chic together with chunky oak tops that really pop against the painted grey oak finish. With smooth chrome cup handles, the juxtaposition of traditional, sturdy wooden furniture and modern stylistic flair creates statement pieces for any room.

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Chiltern Oak Furniture Launches the Florence Sage Green Painted Collection

Chiltern Oak Furniture Launches the Florence Sage Green Painted Collection

Here at Chiltern Oak, we’re proud to announce the launch of our new Florence Sage Green Painted collection. A glorious range of painted green furniture, it brings light, earthy tones to a room yet remains neutral enough to fit any sort of styling.

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Can You Upcycle Oak Furniture?

Can You Upcycle Oak Furniture?

Oak furniture has been eternally popular due to its sturdiness and quality but being a natural product, it’s also liable to damage and suffer age-related wear and tear. Many people are understandably reluctant to throw out their worn furniture because of the quality of the grain but don’t know what to do with it otherwise. 

This is where upcycling may be a useful option. It goes beyond simply restoring oak furniture and presents a different use for it that still allows you to keep it in the home.

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