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The Ultimate Guide to Painting Oak Furniture

The Ultimate Guide to Painting Oak Furniture

Oak is a durable, sturdy wood that has a gorgeous grain and will last a lifetime if cared for properly, so it’s no surprise that it’s an eternally popular option for furniture. However, from time to time, it can do with a little livening up – if you’ve had a piece for a while and changed décor, or simply want to give it a new lease of life, you might consider painting it. Here, we run you through the ultimate guide to painting oak furniture.
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Making the Most of Your Hallway Through Decor

Making the Most of Your Hallway Through Decor

Hallway decor can be something of a headache for the style-conscious homeowner. Not a room in its own right but often the first thing you see when entering a property, it is important to set a standard for the rest of the house and present your home in a manner befitting your personality. Looking at the latest trends in hallway furniture, we suggest some of the best ways to make the most of this space.
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How To Restore Oak Furniture

How To Restore Oak Furniture

Oak is well-known and respected for its long lifespan and durability but even this sturdy wood occasionally needs restoration and care. Fortunately, it can be easy to maintain and often needs little effort, or money, to do so. Here are some of the best ways to care for your oak.
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How to Modernise Oak Furniture

How to Modernise Oak Furniture

Oak furniture has a classic and timeless appeal with its strong lines and rich, natural grain that looks great polished or painted. However, sometimes modern trends change, and people wish to update the look of their décor without throwing out perfectly good, high quality oak furniture.


Here we take a look at a few ways of modernising and updating oak furniture, so it remains at the very heart of your home.

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How To Measure Your Room Correctly for That Next DIY Project

How To Measure Your Room Correctly for That Next DIY Project

DIY can be a fun and productive way of upgrading a house or living area without the expense of hiring tradespeople to do it for you. However, sometimes over-eagerness can get the better of us and what should be a simple job often goes awry due to lack of preparation. 

With a little forethought, a DIY project can be a gratifying creative outlet with practical applications. Here, we show you how to measure a room correctly, so you needn’t have any awkward moments on your next DIY undertaking.

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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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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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2022 Trends in Oak Furniture

2022 Trends in Oak Furniture

Oak furniture has always had a timelessness to it thanks to its high-quality grain and sturdiness in build. However, trends do shift, so investing in pieces that suit contemporary tastes and compliment the ever-evolving décor of your home can be tricky. Here at Chiltern Oak, we’ve taken a look at the latest furniture trends for 2022 to help you make an informed decision on what styles and items are likely to get tongues wagging this year.
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