By in Dining Room Furniture, Furniture Glossary

What’s the difference between a sideboard, a buffet and a credenza?

Many people use the word sideboard, buffet and credenza interchangeably to refer to the same item of dining room furniture.
In case you’re confused, it’s this thing here:

Sideboards (or servers or buffets or credenzas – whatever you want to call them!) stand against the wall in your dining room, and provide a surface area as well as a storage area.
But

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By in Furniture Glossary, Living Room Furniture

Sofa or Couch? Lounge or Living Room? Is there a difference?

The home used to be a linguistic minefield when entertaining guests. How you referred to your furniture, in addition to the rooms which they occupied, was used as an indicator of your social class background. This isn’t the case anymore, as the great class divide seems to have gotten a little foggy over the past few decades. Now the varied usage of

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By in Bedroom Ideas, Furniture Glossary

What is a Trundle Bed?

A trundle bed (or truckle bed) is a part of a guest bed. The trundle bed itself is usually considered to be the part of the guest bed which lies underneath the twin bed frame, sliding out from underneath (usually on casters or rollers). Some trundle beds stay low to the ground, at the same height at which they are pulled out

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By in Dining Room Furniture, Dining Room Ideas, DIY Tips, Furniture, How Do I?

Mix & Match: How To Pull Off Mismatched Dining Chairs

Mismatched dining chairs…
So easy to get wrong, but so satisfying to get right.
So how do you pull off mismatched dining chairs? There are countless ways to mix and match your chairs, and we’ve put together a simple guide to “rule of thumb” combinations to help you get it right.
If you’re struggling to get started, because you’re unsure

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By in Bedroom Furniture, Bedroom Ideas, Furniture Glossary, Furniture Resources, Living Room Furniture

What is an Accent Chair?

Adding an accent chair to a room can immediately (and dramatically) change the statement of the room, making them a popular furniture addition. You may even accidentally acquire one during a spontaneous wander through your local shopping centre or mall, or from browsing online. That’s the great thing about accent chairs: often times, a single one will just do. If

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By in Furniture Glossary, Furniture Resources

What’s the Difference Between Modern and Contemporary?

It’s a common misconception that modern and contemporary design are one and the same. This confusion may stem from the very definitions of the words:
According to the Oxford English Dictionary:
Modern is defined as “Relating to the present or recent times as opposed to the remote past”. Whereas the term Contemporary is defined as “Living or occurring at the

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By in Bedroom Furniture, Furniture Product News, Furniture Resources, Furniture, How Do I?

Help, my Divan Bed won’t fit up the Stairs!

It’s a common problem we see all too often. You need to buy a new bed and decide that a divan bed (with its versatility) is the right kind of bed for you. With all the choices out there you can spend hours researching the different types, styles & prices. Choices range from what size to get, how many

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By in Furniture Glossary, Furniture Resources, Furniture, How Do I?

How to make moving house less stressful

 

Moving home is notoriously one of the most stressful and traumatic situations we will ever be in. Research actually shows it is the third most anxiety-inducing event, beaten by only death and divorce. Shocking statistics like this one prove that finding ways to reduce the moving house headache is not only helpful, but important too.
In this blog

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By in Furniture Resources

What Rooms Are Tub Chair Seating Used In?

For contemporary interior designs, tub chairs are one of the preferred seating choices because of their unusual curved shape and tight appearance – more compact than the typical armchair and just as comfortable.

Realistically these chairs can be placed in a variety of different rooms and interiors to contrast as well as complement their surroundings. To inspire homeowners who

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