What Is IKEA And Why Its First Store In India Is Such A Big Deal

What Is IKEA And Why Its First Store In India Is Such A Big Deal

IKEA Hyderabad store will have a range of 7,500 items to sell

Hyderabad: 

IKEA is a multinational group of companies – founded in Sweden – that sells ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen ware and home accessories. IKEA is the biggest furniture company in the world, with over 400 stores worldwide, selling affordable household items to millions of customers. It was started by Ingvar Kamprad in 1943, who was 17-year-old at the time, in Sweden. The company is opening its first store in India on Thursday.

IKEA will provide Nordic-inspired furniture to its customers. The store will also have a large restaurant which can accommodate around 1,000 people at a time. The IKEA store, a 13-acre complex, is situated in Hitec City, which is on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

IKEA’s Hyderabad store will have a range of 7,500 items to sell. Out of these, around 1,000 items will be sold at a price less than Rs. 200. The company plans to open 25 such stores across the country by 2025.

IKEA’s restaurant will serve “Biryani” for Rs. 99 per plate.

The company expects a whopping annual footfall of 6 million customers. The company has invested around Rs. 1 billion in its first venture in India.

IKEA plans to open other stores as well, including a store in Mumbai that is expected to be opened in 2019. It will also have stores in Chennai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Surat, Bengaluru and Delhi.

The company will currently employ around 900 employees for its Hyderabad store. It aims to provide employment to 15,000 people by 2025.

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Bush Business Furniture AC99850 “Bush Business Furniture Accessories Pencil Drawer – 26.4″” Width x 15.9″” Depth x 2.6″” Height x 1″” Thickness – Engineered Wood, Wood – Black” for Federal Government – December 10 – December 31 2018

Bush Business Furniture has recently issued their updated special pricing for AC99850 “Bush Business Furniture Accessories Pencil Drawer – 26.4″” Width x 15.9″” Depth x 2.6″” Height x 1″” Thickness – Engineered Wood, Wood – Black” for Federal Agency customers. This temporary special pricing expires on December 31 2018. For more product information, visit the landing page of any of the suppliers below. To place a government purchase on GSA or NASA SEWP contract vehicles, please visit any of the Government Contractor suppliers listed below. As always, feel free to contact us regarding product information or search a listing of products in our Product Review category.

This Bush Industries, Inc (Bush Business Furniture) AC99850 “Bush Business Furniture Accessories Pencil Drawer – 26.4″” Width x 15.9″” Depth x 2.6″” Height x 1″” Thickness – Engineered Wood, Wood – Black” listing reflects the special pricing for federal government customers including Defense Contract Audit Agency, Veteran Affairs, Veterans Affairs Department (VA), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Veterans Day National Committee, Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), Vietnam Education Foundation, Voice of America (VOA), US Army, Army Corps of Engineers, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, etc.

Specifications:

Product Type Drawer
Assembly Required Yes
Height 2.6″”
Width 26.4″”
Depth 15.9″”
Color Black
Brand Name Bush Business Furniture
Material Engineered Wood
Material Wood
Product Type Drawer
Country of Origin United States
Assembly Required Yes
Height 2.6″”
Width 26.4″”
Depth 15.9″”
Color Black
Brand Name Bush Business Furniture
Compatibility
  • BBF Desk Series A & C
  • Quantum
  • Enterprise
  • Syndicate
  • Milano 2
  • Office in an Hour
Manufacturer Bush Industries, Inc
Product Model AC99850
Product Name Accessories Pencil Drawer
Manufacturer Part Number AC99850
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.bushindustries.com
Packaged Quantity 1 Each
Material Engineered Wood
Material Wood
Thickness 1″”
Weight (Approximate) 11 lb

 

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Modern simplicity

The home's outdoor area is now an open-air living room.

It bears all the hallmarks of a Scandinavian-inspired home: white walls, modern furniture, clean lines and, of course, the essential dose of warm brown accents for some rustic cosiness.

But what also makes this refurbished three-storey terrace house in eastern Singapore – home to a couple and their three young children – a standout is how it has been so effortlessly and stylishly pulled together against a predominantly white backdrop by interior stylist Priscilla Tan of Styledby.pt.

From the modish neutral-toned furniture to the way the pieces are laid out, the different sections of the 2,700 sq ft home showcase how simplicity meets beauty.

Subtle wood tones for the furniture and flooring at the family’s resort-chic front porch extend into the living room.

The 6m-high ceiling in the living room lends the space a breezy feel, upping the hygge factor of the home.

For a discreet luxe feel, Ms Tan decked out the living room with rose gold-trimmed furniture and accessories such as a customised armchair, round coffee table and mirror.

The sleek dashes of gold are also on the lamp fixtures in the dining room and kitchen, as well as on the shelves in the entertainment room, so that these spaces do not appear too whitewashed.

Each rug and cushion was also specially picked by Ms Tan, who prides herself on being more than just an interior designer – she is also a stylist.

The original wall separating the living room from the kitchen was removed to open up the space and make way for more natural light.

Again, its design is a no-frills layout combining functionality with a minimalist aesthetic.

A small kid-friendly island top lets the children gather round it and participate in kitchen activities.

Perhaps the most adventurous palette is found in the bedrooms.

The master bedroom sports an eye-popping spectrum of blue hues, from light to teal.

For a luxe boudoir feel, the room also features heavier carpeting, artworks and ornate lighting fixtures such as a chandelier.

The kids’ bedrooms also feature splashes of bold colour – pink for the girls and a wallpaper mural for the boy.

Modern and minimalist, this house lets in plenty of natural light while earthy accents keep the interior homely and cosy.

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Northside Cellar offering furniture, home décor, local art

New and gently used clothing, as well as furniture, home décor and local art, are available at Northside Cellar, located at 106 N. Main St.

According to owners Jodie Oates and Wendy Geonis, the five-month-old retail and consignment shop started with an effort to reduce the contents of their closets and quickly expanded into a shop.

Oates added the store carries a wide variety of garments, goods and art.

“Northside Cellar offers artistic style for you and your home,” said Oates.

Oates said the clothing items include contemporary women’s fashions, with plenty of holiday wear, and items ranging from gowns to vintage furs, as well as casual wear. Also available are accessories such as shoes, both contemporary and vintage handbags and jewelry. The clothing is both from consignment and items hand-selected from visits to national markets, Oates added.

“We have something for women of all ages, from college age to seniors,” she added. “Shoppers are guaranteed to find something to fit every decade of their lives, whether they are an urban millennial or an octogenarian.”

Oates said Northside Cellar is currently offering a large selection of clothing items on sale for 40 percent off.

The shop also has unique curated art created by local artists. Oates said this selection includes oils, photography, framed prints, original paper collages by Helen Wilson, Linda Radek sculptures, handmade greeting cards, A Vintage Bee hand-poured candles and more. She added the store is one of only a few in the area that carries Tokyo Milk candles and perfumes.

“We have a great selection of gift ideas for the holidays,” said Oates.

Northside Cellar also has rugs, coffee tables, sofa and love seats, end tables, chairs and other pieces.

“We are hoping to open a lower level with more furniture and art, as well as books, in December,” said Oates.

Through November, the store is presenting a 50/50 raffle. Visitors can make a donation to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. The proceeds will be split evenly between the winner and the agency. The winning ticket will be drawn Dec. 1.

Also, on Dec. 8 from 5 to 9 p.m., the store will present a Holiday Hop, with raffles, prizes, refreshments and more.

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Turn dated furniture into dazzling decor on a dime

Do you love watching HGTV? Do you enjoy browsing through catalogs from West Elm or Pottery Barn?

It is fun to dream about redecorating your home, but furniture shopping can be expensive. You can easily drop thousands redoing a room, but you don’t have to break the bank. You just need to be open-minded and willing to put in a little work like James Judge!

The realtor, designer and home flipper finds cheap pieces with potential at Goodwill and other Valley thrift stores and then works his magic!

Over the last few years, he’s revamped hundreds of dated and worn furniture items into chic couches, chairs and coffee tables.

How does he do it? We went on a shopping adventure with Judge to find out, starting at the Goodwill near 16th Street and Indian School Road.

“This happens to be my favorite store, because I feel like it brings in a big collection of items from all over the Valley in one central location,” Judge said.

Watching Judge shop for furniture is like watching a kid go to Disneyland!

“It’s all about treasure hunting for me, and really trying to find these special pieces that someone else has discarded that I can find and reclaim and bring life back into,” he said.

Right away, Judge spots a treasure!

“I really like this nightstand for $17.99. You can’t beat that price point,” Judge said.

Judge likes the lines on the pieces and the wood drawers.

“My goal with this piece is to transform it. I would paint the lament part just because it’s not something that can be sanded. I would stain the drawers that way you have a two-tone piece and add some hardware,” Judge said.

Judge does several laps when he shops because he can miss things the first time around. As we make laps, he finds another treasure.

“This coffee table is a great find for $12.99. It has a medal base and glass top. You know it’s dirty and has some scratches on it, but being that this is medal it could actually be used outdoors,” Judge said.

Judge says it won’t take much to bring it back to life!

“The glass is in great condition so some Windex, a can of spray paint, and suddenly for $12.99 plus a can of spray paint, you have a perfect coffee table, perfect for outdoors or indoors,” Judge said.

Judge quickly found two pieces with a lot of potential and a cheap price tag, but he’s still looking for a couch.

We now head to the Goodwill near 32nd Street and Thomas Road to find a sofa and right away, he spots something that could work even though it’s pretty dirty.

“Well the dog hair is really appealing, but beyond that, it has interesting lines and I actually believe these two pieces go together, this is actually a chase that connects into that sofa,” Judge said while examining the two pieces.

He buys both items. Each have a price tag of just $7.99. That’s less than $16 for the couch!

“This is a DIY sofa and by the time it’s done, it will be looking like something from West Elm,” Judge said.

The shopping is complete! James bought three pieces for less than $50. How did he restoration the furniture? Here’s what he did with each piece:

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Before and after: A ‘boring’ neutral living room gets a glam and dramatic makeover

The owners took a risk and banished the beige…

‘This room was all shades of beige and brown,’ says the owner of this five-bed Edwardian house in North London. ‘I had been contemplating grey walls for this room, but got tired of seeing the colour everywhere.’ After spotting the gold cabinet from Swoon, she planned a luxe look with dark walls and pink accents, instead.

You can find more makeovers in our living room ideas

She chose Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue. ‘I was definitely the right choice, but everyone else was doubtful!’ she admits. ‘As soon as I saw the first coat go on, I knew we’d made the right choice. I don’t know how painting a room darker can make it brighter, but it has!’

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‘At first, we weren’t planning that pink would be part of our scheme,’ says the owner. ‘I was toying with the idea of adding emerald green. However, a velvet sofa had been on my wish list before we even moved in.

‘So when I found this one, I knew it would add opulence along with the gold cabinet and dark walls. The blush hue just ticked all the boxes in terms of the look we were after.’

Get the look
Buy now: Farrow & Ball Hague 
Blue modern emulsion, 
£45 for 2.5ltrs, B&Q
Buy now: Similar Carnaby velvet sofa, £1,210, Debenhams

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‘I ended up painting the fire surround white, but leaving the rest – picture rail and skirting included – dark blue. Our decorators suggested picking out the picture rail in white, but I politely declined. I’m so pleased that I stuck to my guns, because the walls are a great backdrop for our furniture and accessories.’

Get the look
Buy now: Similar Palm Tree candle holders, £59 each, Out There Interiors

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‘Before, cabinets and shelves cluttered the alcoves, which made the room feel much smaller 
than it is, says the owner. ‘We are self-confessed hoarders and didn’t want to fall into the trap of having too many places to stash things we don’t need!’

Get the look
Buy now: Kempton velvet armchair, £233.10, Debenhams
Buy now: Marble 
foot floor lamp, £69, Barker 
& Stonehouse
Buy now: Vintage Metal Star, 
£39, Rockett St George

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‘We decided not to rush into buying furniture and accessories that might not suit until we’d let the colour settle. It was a pain not to have it all ready immediately, but it saved money in the long run.’

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Love them or hate them, 
dramatic walls do make spaces 
cosy – and they’ll never 
overwhelm in a big, 
bright room. Honey oak flooring 
cosies up all the 
cool blue, grey 
and pink tones, and brass and gold 
details have given 
the room a luxe feel.

Read more at https://www.idealhome.co.uk/living-room/living-room-makeover-with-dark-blue-walls-pink-sofa-and-gold-accessories-

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Gardens And Homes Direct Coupon Code 2018 | Furniture, Homeware & More

Image result for Gardens And Homes Direct Coupon Code 2018 | Furniture, Homeware & More Gardens And Homes Direct Introduction  Gardening is one of the most amazing habits which can be turned into free-time leisure as well by picking and choosing specific products carefully. Gardens And Homes Direct is working for so many years to provide you with all types of accessories and other products which can turn your garden into a peaceful corner of the house where you can’t resist spending hours & hours of your days & nights. It provides everything from garden tools to garden furniture and so many more to add to the convenience and ease of its customers. Why is Gardens And Homes Direct The Best?  Garden and Homes Direct are providing you with all sort of necessary products and guidance through blogs about which types of products would help you in maintaining your garden, how can you do it the easy way, and many more to help the buyers in every way possible. People who have used its products are quite satisfied and rate their experience as something extraordinary. Moreover, the quality and support it provides to its customers make it stand out of its competitors. Features  Garden & Homes Direct makes sure that all of the people can get easy access to its products and relevant information without any hassle. It provides with the amazing support system which gets back to its customers to address their queries and confusions in such a short span of time. The constant effort and progress it has been showing in the market for such a long time is itself a guarantee of quality products it gives. It takes into account all of the individual needs and requirements for which it keeps on adding more new and different product in its already huge range. So, once, you get into this store, you would end up buying something eye-catching and unique. Product  Garden & Homes Direct offers a huge variety of products which fall into different categories, i.e., Garden Furniture, Structure & Storage, Garden Tools, Garden Accessories, Bird Care, Plant & Lawn Car

Gardens And Homes Direct Introduction

Gardening is one of the most amazing habits which can be turned into free-time leisure as well by picking and choosing specific products carefully. Gardens And Homes Direct is working for so many years to provide you with all types of accessories and other products which can turn your garden into a peaceful corner of the house where you can’t resist spending hours & hours of your days & nights. It provides everything from garden tools to garden furniture and so many more to add to the convenience and ease of its customers.

Why is Gardens And Homes Direct The Best?

Garden and Homes Direct are providing you with all sort of necessary products and guidance through blogs about which types of products would help you in maintaining your garden, how can you do it the easy way, and many more to help the buyers in every way possible. People who have used its products are quite satisfied and rate their experience as something extraordinary. Moreover, the quality and support it provides to its customers make it stand out of its competitors.

Features

Garden & Homes Direct makes sure that all of the people can get easy access to its products and relevant information without any hassle. It provides with the amazing support system which gets back to its customers to address their queries and confusions in such a short span of time. The constant effort and progress it has been showing in the market for such a long time is itself a guarantee of quality products it gives. It takes into account all of the individual needs and requirements for which it keeps on adding more new and different product in its already huge range. So, once, you get into this store, you would end up buying something eye-catching and unique.

Product

Garden & Homes Direct offers a huge variety of products which fall into different categories, i.e., Garden Furniture, Structure & Storage, Garden Tools, Garden Accessories, Bird Care, Plant & Lawn Care, Home Ware, and so on. Garden Furniture includes Patio Dining Sets, Sun loungers, Hammocks & Swings, Bistro Sets, Gazebos, and Barbecues. Under the category of Garden Accessories, all types of Garden Tools, Pots & Plants, Canopies, Cushions, and Covers are included. Moreover, Homeward includes Home Furniture, Home Accessories, and Home décor products. The bestselling products it includes are really helpful for its customers in making a choice or decision. Furniture In Fashion provides the best living, dining, and bedroom furniture. Get a £100 discount using Furniture In Fashion Discount Code.

Conclusion

Garden & Homes Direct takes care of every need and desire of its customers by providing a huge range and different variety of products which they can receive at their doorsteps with quick delivery speed. Other than that, the information and knowledge it spreads in the form of its blogs have been proven to be beneficial and helpful as well. So, there is no need to waste your time and money because now you can invest that time and money in making your garden look like a dream world by opting for the products of Garden & Homes Direct. Frances Hunt provides the best UK home furniture shop online. Get a 6% discount using Frances Hunt Coupon.

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Denmark’s coolest design brand opens its first U.S. store

Soon it will be easier to make your home look irresistibly Scandinavian. Hay—the Danish manufacturer of modern furniture, punchy housewares, and vibrant textiles from a roster of contemporary design’s most exciting practitioners—opens its first retail store in the United States in Portland, Oregon, November 15. Its second will debut in Costa Mesa, California, later in the month, and four more brick-and-mortar locations in the United States are planned for 2019. Plus, an e-commerce site launched early November, so fans of the brands are now only a few clicks away from shopping their favorites. Hay is laying the groundwork to become the next hit international design brand in America.

Rolf and Mette Hay founded their design brand in 2003.
Courtesy Hay

Hay was founded in 2002 by Mette and Rolf Hay, a married couple, and businessman Troels Holch Povlsen. The brand sought to introduce attainable and stylish products for midrange shoppers to the design market. Think playful cat-shaped sponges ($5); prismatic organizational trays (starting at $20 each); Memphis-y coffee pots ($95); plush towels (from $20); and gilded coffee tables ($695).

“It’s not about turning a toothbrush into an art object to display in your living room,” Mette Hay told the Wall Street Journal in 2016 about the brand’s sensibility, “but about making quiet, ordinary moments a bit nicer—that’s the backbone of what we do.”

Hay’s first collection debuted in 2003 with 13 products. Today, after making a number of partnerships that have sustained steady growth, the company’s total equity is valued at around $200 million, based on Herman Miller’s recent purchase of a third of Hay’s equity for $66 million (Hay declined to comment on its total valuation); it has 38 stores in Europe, Asia, and North America (including the forthcoming Portland store); and collaborates with a who’s-who list of designers including Nathalie Du Pasquier, Inga Sempe, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, and Pierre Charpin, among others. Instead of going the typical startup route—launching a brand, quickly taking on investors, and eventually scaling too fast—the company has adopted a watch-and-wait approach.

The brand’s product range includes furniture, like the Revolver stool, and accessories, like the tea towel, vase, and water bottle on the counter.
Courtesy Hay

Rather than create its own digital e-commerce infrastructure, it sold a 33 percent stake to Herman Miller (which owns Design Within Reach) to take advantage of its established retail and distribution infrastructure. Instead of spending millions on marketing campaigns to get customers in a new market to know its brand, Hay partnered with MoMA Store, one of the most respected and prolific design retailers in the world. And instead of trying to reinvent mass manufacturing completely on its own, Hay collaborated with Ikea on a collection, augmenting its own expertise with the Swedish retailer’s cost-saving manufacturing techniques.

Rolf and Mette Hay oversee the brand’s creative direction and the two worked in the furniture industry prior to founding Hay. The brand’s products don’t follow a formula, but they do share similar traits, namely striking silhouettes, like the Dapper lounge chair by Doshi Levien, and vivid colors, like the Glass jug by Jochen Holtz and tea towels by Scholten & Baijings. They’re essentially ultra-Instagrammable modern pieces an increasingly design-aware culture will gobble up.

Because of this assortment, price, and strong design sense, the brand believes it will take off in the United States. “We think our designs will resonate with America’s diverse and discerning consumer base,” Rolf Hay tells Curbed. “A younger American design buff with limited budget may not be looking to outfit their entire space, but perhaps they are looking to purchase one or two items at a time that are durable, functional and made to last.”

Emmanuel Plat, MoMA Store’s director of merchandising, agrees. He believes Hay’s uniqueness in the market—there are few midlevel brands with a strong point of view—will lead to success stateside.

The brand is known for its creative partnerships. For the Hay Kitchen line, it worked with chef Frederik Bille Brahe on a series of dinnerware, tableware, and accessories.
Courtesy Hay

“You have the usual suspects [in the design market]—Vitra, Herman Miller, Knoll, Cassina—but Hay fits a different niche,” Plat says. “While Hay shares the same aesthetics and same designers, its pricing is competitive compared to these brands. It’s definitely going to play favorably and will be well received.”

Three years ago, Hay introduced itself to the U.S. market with a pop-up shop in MoMA Store’s Soho location. (Smaller, local boutiques may have stocked a product or two of Hay’s here and there prior.) The Hay Mini Market was supposed to be a three-month installation, but customers kept flooding the store and MoMA Store kept extending the partnership, which continues today. The shop began selling smaller items from the brand’s repertoire—think pens, notebooks, cups, decor items, pillows, and linens—and over the years increased its inventory to include lighting and furniture, meanwhile testing the shopping habits and desires of American consumers.

Plat points out that Hay doesn’t follow the typical pattern for retail collections. In his experience, about 20 percent of products from a brand usually account for 80 percent of sales. For Hay, all product categories sell strongly, though it’s usually small items that move the quickest. Pens and trays are among the most popular. This fall MoMA Store put Hay’s water bottles, designed by George Sowden, on its catalog cover, which has a circulation of about 1 million, and those have been selling well, too.

The Sowden water bottle became one of Hay’s bestsellers at the MoMA Design Store.
Courtesy Hay

“When you visit the Hay Mini Market, it’s hard not to leave with something,” Plat says.

Now, it seems, Hay has cemented enough of a following in the United States to stand on its own.

With its retail strategy, Hay is following a similar trajectory to Muji. The Japanese retailer of design-minded furniture, housewares, clothing, and more also began as a MoMA Store pop-up before mounting its expansion in the United States. While the two brands reflect different aesthetic philosophies—Muji is timeless Japanese minimalism, Hay has a more fashion-forward approach—and have different price points—Hay is a bit more expensive—they both speak to audiences that care about design.

While Muji has been able to succeed in the United States, that’s not guaranteed for Hay. Promising midrange home-design brands have faced challenges in a market saturated by Ikea, CB2, and West Elm. However, Hay is does have a few factors working in its favor.

Hay’s competitive edge is stylish, vibrant, and modern products at prices more accessible than its peers.
Courtesy Hay

One is Herman Miller’s 33 percent stake in Hay, worth about $66 million, citing the brand’s appeal to a “younger more aspirational demographic,” more affordable price point than its current offerings, and strong design sensibilities. Meanwhile, consumers’ desire for highly Instagrammable products and spaces align with Hay’s eye-grabbing offerings and its retail design strategy. Hay House, its flagship store in Copenhagen, is the anti-showroom experience: products are arranged in photogenic vignettes that make you feel like you’re walking into the home you wish you had.

Each of Hay’s stores is different, but expect a similar experience in the 3,400-square-foot Portland location, which is in the Pearl District adjacent to Design Within Reach. The open-plan store will sell furniture, textiles, kitchenware, tabletop accessories, and more and will be divided into areas dedicated to each room in the home, including the kitchen, living room, dining area, and office, to create a “seamless shopping experience,” in the words of Rolf Hay.

While Portland seems like an unlikely city for a major design launch, Rolf points out that it shares a lot of similarities with Hay’s home base.

“There’s an appreciation for heritage, craftsmanship, and collaboration in Portland that we identify with,” he tells Curbed. “Portland’s inclement climate is also similar to Copenhagen’s, and because of this, we understand there’s a greater emphasis on making one’s home feel warm and inviting. … Ultimately, we hope our visitors take home a piece of Hay and make it their own.”

Hay’s retail store opens November 15 at 825 NW 13th Avenue, Portland, Oregon

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How to get your home up and ready for the festive season

Close to the festive season, weekends are as precious as gold. With limited time at hand, the task of giving your space a much-needed facelift tops the priority list. Though it sounds daunting, the process can be a smooth ride if planned properly. So sit back and let this be your guide to a festive-ready home.

LIVING ROOM

living room

As guests would spend most of their time in the living room, you need to make sure that space is nothing less than impressive. An entertainment unit with multi-storage options makes a great buy. Look for smart entertainment units in great shades and finishes. At Royaloak Furniture, you could pick from a glossy or matte finish, depending on the colour scheme of your living room. Add a bit a glamour to the space by bringing in a smart wine cabinet.
Buy Royaloak sofas here.

living room

Seating a number of people can get awkward sometimes. If you are fortunate enough to have a huge living room, it makes sense to invest in a Royaloak Ludo Sofa Cum Bed. This comfortable and fashionable sofa cum bed comes with exceptional contemporary design that blends perfect with the decor of your space. Or simply look for stylish and comfortable recliners as a smarter alternative in a more compact room. Royaloak Falcon Single Seater Manual Recliner in Air Leather that lends an elegant look to your living room is definitely worth a look.

DINING AREA

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Consider introducing a dining table into your living room. Something like the Royaloak Crystal 6 Seater Dining Set with Bench would work just fine. Looking to ring the changes? Substitute the dining chairs with long benches – they are extremely light to move and can accomodate more people compared to single chairs.
Buy Royaloak dining tables here. 

BEDROOM

bedroom

And, lastly, the bedroom. A lot people, especially the elderly, prefer to have some alone time after meals. Make sure your guest bedroom is ready to cater to their requirements. Invest in beds that are spacious and comfortable, something like the stylish, strong and durable Royaloak Daffodil King Size Bed With Hydraulic Storage and Reflective High Gloss Finish.

It is always a great idea to have bookshelves with some great books for people who would love to read their afternoons away. Smart dressing tables, full-sized mirrors and other accessories will make their stay in the bedroom a memorable experience.
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KITCHEN

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You’ll find guests scrutinising your kitchen as they walk in and out of it in search of food and wine. Make sure it has cabinets dedicated to cater to the various needs of your guests. It is important that these cabinets are installed at a decent height which makes access to crockery, glasses, food and other utilities extremely easy. Avoid cluttering your kitchen with furniture, gadgets, and accessories, as moving around might get extremely difficult.
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ENTRANCE/BALCONY

entrance

The festive season means entertaining a lot of guests, and often over a long period of time, so organising the entrance of your home is crucial. Invest in a well-sized shoe rack, like this one from Royaloak Furniture. You wouldn’t like a heap of shoes at the door when you welcome your guests, would you? You could even add a few smart furniture pieces like the Royaloak Ebony Chair 2S for a classic minimalistic look to your outdoor space.
Buy Royaloak shoeracks here.

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