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Bedroom, Beds, Styling Tips
Bedroom Styling Tips with our Interior Stylist
November 16, 2018 at 10:25 am 0
We've all seen how to style a sideboard, coffee tables and shelves. But when it comes to bedroom styling, it's not enough just to get the furniture right. Styling your bedroom correctly will transform it from a place just to sleep, to where you want to spend your time. It's these simple, homely touches that will finish off your bedroom and add plenty of personality.   Bedroom styling: Rene bed in midnight blue velvet

Rene Velvet Bed in Midnight

  We've recently added a collection of beds to the Danetti family. So what better way to show you two different looks than with our new range of velvet beds! Available in Double, King and Superking, you're bound to find the bed of your dreams.    

Bedroom Styling Essentials

Before we get into interior bedroom trends, you need to know your styling basics. No bedroom is complete with the following:
  • Decent Mattress
  • High-Quality Duvet and Pillows
  • Statement Bed (from Danetti)
  • Lighting
  • Soft furnishings
It may seem obvious, but without one of these elements, your room can feel stark, cold and very uninviting. Regardless of your personal interior style, these are the five must-haves when it comes to how to style a bed and bedroom.  

Moody Bedroom Styling

A key trend for interiors right now is dark, moody and rich colours. By using a dark colour in the bedroom, you will create the illusion of more space. All the while creating a cosy, snug room you can't wait to be in. Although the thought of painting your bedroom black can be scary, that doesn't mean your room will feel gothic and dark.   Rene bed in midnight blue velvet

Rene Velvet Bed in Midnight


Top Tip: Offset dark walls with white bedding and light textures. Choosing lighter elements will lift the room and make your chosen colour really stand out.

  The Rene Bed in Midnight Velvet sits beautifully against our Black Blue wall, as the curves of the headboard pick up light and add depth and tone. If, for example, you had a dark blue fabric headboard against a nearly black wall, it could look flat and lacking in interest. The way the velvet picks up the light helps to show the shape of the bed, drawing your focus here, rather than the dark walls.   Rene bed in midnight blue velvet

Rene Velvet Bed in Midnight

  If black walls aren't for you, look at dark greys, berries, browns or blues to create the same look. Just be sure to complement the colour of your chosen bed. It's easier to paint your walls than buy a new bed!  

Bedroom Styling Tips

  When you come to simple bedroom decorating ideas and adding that personal touch, remember to follow these top styling rules:
  • Stick to a minimal colour palette. When you have a statement bed, you don't want your styling to overpower your headboard. Choose colours within the same shade to create a complementary look and create a serene setting.
  • You can't beat fresh white sheets. White sheets are a classic. When you want your bed to stand out, keep bedding simple. Add a couple of tonal cushions for an added element of colour- but simple is always best.
  • Clash your textures. Velvet beds are beautiful and look super luxe. However, if you're after a softer, more relaxed look, balance the smoothness of velvet with a chunky knit and cool metallics like brass and copper. These metallic finishes will lift the styling and add a layer of luxe.
  Rene bed in midnight blue velvet

Rene Velvet Bed in Midnight

  • Mimic shapes. Where the Rene bed has an Art Deco-inspired curved headboard, we've chosen the Pablo table lamps as our bedside lights. The spherical shade and arched marble base mimic the shape of the Rene bed, tying the look together. The marble texture also adds another modern art deco vibe.
  • Less is always more. Feel free to add pictures of your loved ones and the typical alarm clocks and beauty products to your bedside tables. Just remember to keep things clear. The more bits and bobs you have on display, the more cluttered your bedroom will feel. Invest in trendy boxes or side tables with drawers to hide all those unsightly necessities. Tidy room, tidy mind.

Bright and Breezy Bedroom Styling

Dark walls aren't for everyone. Dark rooms will feel cosy in the evenings, however, if you struggle to wake up in the mornings, think about a clean, bright white bedroom. This way you will keep light bouncing around your room, and introduce colour through your furniture, rather than walls.   Mellow velvet bed in ochre

Mellow Velvet Bed in Ochre

  Our second bedroom decor look differs from the Rene bed in almost every way, except for one thing; the statement velvet headboard. Available in Teal, Ochre or Pepper Grey Velvet, our Mellow bed is the most perfect way to inject a splash of colour into a white bedroom. Whether you're a fan of a clean, scandi style, or a more eclectic, vintage look, the Mellow bed suits any interior style.   Mellow velvet bed in ochre  

Top Tip: Pendant lights work great as bedside lamps. They will keep your side tables clear while creating a style statement.

  Mellow velvet bed in ochre

Mellow Velvet Bed in Ochre

  Choosing a bright colour for your bed is an effortless way to bring an interior designer look to your bedroom. Let the bed be the focus, and keep your soft furnishings subtle and tonal. The shape of the Mellow bed with its smooth, sweeping velvet headboard lends itself perfectly to versatile, constantly changing interiors.   Mellow velvet bed in teal

Mellow Velvet Bed in Teal 


Colour Combinations

One of our favourite features of the Mellow bed is the rich colour palette. You can play with different colour combination with your soft furnishings to change things up as often as you like. As homewares tend to be more reasonably priced than a bed, you can afford to be a bit more adventurous with your colour combinations. Here are a few of our bedroom styling colour suggestions:  
  • Teal: Combine teal with cherry reds, navy blues and highlights of brass. The Navy will compliment the Teal, while the pop of red will be your accent colour. Mix and match textures and prints for a real eclectic look.
  • Ochre: Pair this soft mustard yellow with burnt orange, soft grey and graphic black and white textures. Ochre and orange complement each other while the grey will tone down the look. Monochrome textures will add a level of depth to your bedroom decor.
  • Pepper Grey: Possibly the most versatile colour of the Mellow bed is the Pepper Grey. The world is your oyster with this one, however, we would suggest adding a bit of colour to your bedroom decor. Play with forest greens and dusky pinks for an on-trend style with a hint of vintage glamour. Add elements of brass and marble for a true luxe look.
  Mellow velvet bed in teal

Mellow Velvet Bed in Teal


Bedroom Styling Tips

Styling a white bedroom gives you the freedom to choose any colour or accessory your inner stylist desires. These are some of our Stylist's top tips for decorating a simple bedroom:  
  • Play with proportions. When styling a king size bed, you need to be aware of proportions. Avoid an expanse of bed linen by breaking it up with throws and cushions.
  • Choose classic wall art. There are many online websites where you can buy cheap prints. These are great if you want to update your home regularly, however you cannot go wrong with a classic art print. Be it an Andy Warhol Tomato Soup print, or maybe a vintage poster you picked up from a flea market. These are the treasures with meaning behind them and are unlikely to date. Keep wall art to a minimum in the bedroom, and remember to stick to a classic.
  • Wooden floors need a rug. It's a big trend at the moment to pull up the carpets and show of your exposed floorboard (if you're lucky enough to have them). However, this can make your bedroom feel cold, so always ensure you have a rug in your bedroom. You can choose an area rug, to sit under and around the base of your bed, or a couple of runners either side, just to keep your toes toasty on cold mornings.
  Mellow velvet bed in pepper grey

Mellow Velvet Bed in Pepper Grey

  • Warm things up. As we get into the winter months, make your bedroom a snuggly, hygge space with chunky knits and sheepskin rugs. It's these soft elements which will create that cosy cocoon you won't want to leave.
  • Style your bedside tables simply. Don't over-do the bedside table decor. Choosing hanging pendant lights will keep your table top clear, although this doesn't mean you have more space for clutter! A simple stack of your fave books, a pretty vase and a relaxing candle should be more than enough.

Show us your style!

We hope you love our new range of beds, although, we've only shown you two! We have a whole range of newness for you to see right here. Tell us which bed you would choose and how you'd style it. Don't forget to tag us in your #mydanetti shots on Facebook and Instagram, and we hope you too will create a calm and relaxing bedroom.   Rene midnight blue velvet bed    
Ideas and Inspiration
#MyDanetti Homes – Our 5 Favourites & How to Get The Look
November 6, 2018 at 5:50 pm 0
We LOVE our customers. You all have such great style and imagination, and there's nothing we enjoy more than browsing all of your #mydanetti pictures. Use this post of our Top 5 #MyDanetti Homes as your interior inspiration, and shop the looks yourself. Keep reading for your must-have shopping lists and styling suggestions, and you'll be well on your way to creating your dream #MyDanetti Homes.  

1. Aver and Ida Dining Set


  We absolutely love this look from Penny with her Aver White and Oak Extending Dining Table and mix-and-match Ida Chairs. The combination of the Mustard, Taupe and Teal dining chairs play off the natural textures of the rest of the room.  

Aver Oak and White Dining Table with Ida Dining Chairs in Taupe, Mustard and Teal (@pennygoldstone)

Styling Tips:

  • Add 1 or 2 subtle colours to neutral rooms. The Mustard used here plays off the brass light to keep the look coordinated.
  • Mix textures such as the soft white sheen of the Aver table top with rough textures of the original floorboards.
  • Keep styling to a minimum, and let the table and chairs do the talking.



Get The Look:

If you want to recreate Penny's look, here's everything you need;  

Aver Extending Table


Ida Dining Chairs - Teal, Mustard, Taupe Grey


Total Cost: £839 (inc. 6 Chairs)

  If you love this #MyDanetti Home, but prefer a more muted, scandi look, check out the home of Francesca. She has mixed the Taupe Grey Ida Chairs with the White Finn Chairs for a crisp, scandi look.      

2. Verona Gas Lift Bar Stools


  Next up in our top 5 #MyDanetti Homes, we have the lovely Lizzy and Phil, who have chosen our Verona Gas Lift Bar Stools in Cool Grey for their beautiful kitchen makeover.     We were lucky enough to be invited into Lizzy and Phil's home to film a testimonial with, and we fell in love their styling and decorating choices (not to mention that perfect colour match!). Take a look at their Customer Testimonial and see why it's one of our favourite #MyDanetti homes:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETTd8wyLAb0  

Styling Tips:

  • Stick to a simple colour palette of Cool Grey, White and Chrome highlights for a cosy, modern look.
  • Add a texture with fresh flowers and mirrored finished to balance the soft faux leather of the Verona Bar Stools.
  • Play around with symmetry. In such a symmetrical kitchen, play around with your styling and keep this symmetrical too, to create a harmonious and balanced space.

Get The Look:

Want to get Lizzy and Phil's style? They also have the Loop Backless Bench, so here's the look plus an extra suggestion:  

Verona Gas Lift Bar Stools



Verona Cantilever Dining Chair


Sanza Grey Gloss Extending Dining Table


Total Cost: £1183 (inc. 2 Benches and 4 Chairs)


3. Fern Extending Dining Table and Ida Chairs


  Similar to Penny's home, Within My Walls have used the Ida chairs, adding the white and black rather than teal. However, for a more city slicker, modern feeling to this #MyDanetti Home, they have chosen the Fern Extending White Gloss Dining Table.     The high gloss table top works beautifully in this simple space as not only does it reflect light around the room, but it also reflects the amazing oversized cityscape on the wall.  

Styling Tips:

  • Warm up monochrome homes with a touch of taupe and a splash of colour. Mustard is a must have when it comes to 2018 interior trends. Tone it down by adding a touch, rather than going all out with mustard!
  • Keep styling minimal and make a statement with an oversize piece of wall art.
  • Turn a cost-effective dining table into a centrepiece by positioning pendant lights overhead. The light will bounce off the table giving a feeling of luxury.

Get The Look:

  Fern Extending White Hi Gloss Dining Table

Fern White Gloss Extending Dining Table


Ida Dining Chairs in Black, Mustard, Taupe Grey and White


Total Cost: £2000 (inc. 8 chairs)


4. Arc Dining Table and Loop Dining Bench


  Possibly one of our most liked images on Instagram is this absolutely stunning dining set from @thelittleterracehouse. The combination of the backless Loop Dining Benches and high white gloss Zen Dining Table works perfectly in this modern extension.   We love how the chrome of the Loop Bench legs balances the oversized mirror on the wall. The colours used promote a sense of calm while allowing light to flood through the space- a common problem of extended terrace houses!  

Styling Tips:

  • Combine reflective finishes, such as high gloss and chrome, for a modern look.
  • Use faux fur throws and knitted textures to add warmth to a crisp setting.
  • Choose angular props to reflect the shape of the Zen table and bring an extra dimension to the look.

Get The Look:


Zen White Gloss 6 Seater Dining Table

Loop Backless Benches

Total Cost: £857 (inc 2x Benches)


5. Finn Bar Stools and Dining Chairs


Finally, we have the home of Jen. They've fully renovated their kitchen and chose our Slate Grey Finn Bar Stools to compliment their modern home.     Not only did Jen choose the Finn Bar Stools for her busy family life, but also the Fern 6 seater dining Table and Cool Grey Finn dining Chairs. We love how the wooden legs of the Finn range add warmth and a touch of scandi style to this monochrome home.   We were lucky enough to meet Jen and her wonderful home when she filmed a Customer Testimonial with us. Have a look and see what Jen loves most about her new Danetti Furniture:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8WAwNtpYi0  

Styling Tips:

  • Choose varying shades of grey, but not too many. Match wall colours to chairs for a sleek look, with elements of lighter and darker colours.
  • Add wooden touches to warm up modern interiors.
  • Plastic chairs are perfect for a busy family life, and they will wipe clean and show fewer signs of wear and tear.

Get The Look:


Finn Bar Stools

Fern 6 Seater Dining Table

Finn Dining Chairs


Total Cost: £781 (inc. 6x Chairs)


Ready? Steady? SHOP!

Now we've given you all the tools you need, it's time to start shopping to get the #MyDanetti Homes of your dreams! If you've already achieved your dream #MyDanetti home, don't forget to tag us in your images on Facebook and Twitter. Happy Shopping!
Ideas and Inspiration, Styling Tips
Haunted House Party | Create a Sophisticated Spooky Style for your Halloween Party
October 23, 2018 at 4:03 pm 0
  Surprise your friends this Halloween by creating a sophisticated Haunted House Party. Forget about tacky cobwebs, bats, pumpkins and skeletons. Instead, choose black lilies, blush roses, and dripping candles for your Halloween decor. This year we've created a Gothic Glamor Halloween in just 5 simple sets. Take a look and re-create this spook-tacular look yourself!  

Step 1: Halloween Flowers

Although fresh flowers are not the common choice for Halloween, that doesn't mean they can't be used to create a spooky setting. Choose faded, antique colours with a splash of greenery.     For our shoot, we went for faded pink roses, black lilies and purple tracellium for an eclectic mix which doesn't feel too "done". The dramatic silhouette of the lilies and greenery create that hard edge. All the while the softness of the roses and filler flowers give the antiqued look.  

Step 2: Candles

No Haunted House is complete without an abundance of pillar candles. Turn the lights down low and let the gentle flicker of candlelight provide the spooky, atmosphere. By choosing black candles, you instantly create a gothic look. Pair with antique candelabras and a splash of gold, to avoid thing feeling too dark.    

Step 3: Pumpkins

Ok, so I know we said no pumpkins, but once you've painted various shapes and sizes in a subtle colour palette, they're the perfect accessory for your Haunted House party. We've chosen pale pinks, light greys and dark greys to compliment the rest of our scheme. Scatter your pumpkins around your floral displays and candles to balance the colour and add a new shape into the equation.    

Step 4: Cut Roses

No Gothic Glamour look is complete without roses. Choose deep reds or, like us, super dark grey for your Halloween decor. Chop the heads off and arrange individually and in small groups around your pumpkins and candles.     Or, if you're planning with plenty of time, why not dry out your roses first by tying them upside down out of direct sunlight for a couple of weeks. These dried petals and stems will bring an element of decay to your Haunted House Party to solidify the Halloween vibe.  

Step 5: Velvet and Brass

Finally, to bring you Halloween look all together, add the glamour. Velvet and Brass are the perfect combination for a luxe look, so by adding Brass and Velvet furniture into your setting will bring the whole look together. Our Form Velvet Armchairs were selected for our Halloween shoot for this exact reason. The smooth sheen of the velvet against the hardness of the brass perfectly reflects the candlelight, creating a spooky vibe for all to enjoy. Our pale roses and candles pick up the blush pink velvet of the seat, while our gold antique candelabras balance the brass base. The final flourish to bring this look all together.  

Happy Halloween

Whatever your plans, and however you choose to decorate, we hope you have a fantastic Halloween. Just remember- if you're welcome to trick or treaters, be sure to pop a pumpkin outside the front of your house. This signals to your fellow ghosts and ghouls that you're happy to participate in trick or treating!   Are you going to spookify your Danetti wares? Don't forget to tag us and show off your Halloween style with #mydanetti on Facebook and Instagram... Don't forget to creep it real!
Ideas and Inspiration
6 Fun Family Activities for Autumn Half Term
October 19, 2018 at 5:20 pm 0
This autumn half term let's try something new. Put the phones away, turn off the TV and get out and about with your family. We've found 6 fun, family-friendly activities for you and your little ones to do this half term. So wrap up warm and spend quality time together this autumn.  

1. Visit a Pumpkin Patch

With Halloween just around the corner, get ready for those trick-or-treaters by picking and carving your own family of pumpkins!   Pumpkin Patch at Crockford Bridge Farm   A quick Google reveals loads of farms which hold autumn half term activities, including Crockford Bridge Farm. Crockford Bridge Farm hosts a Pumpkin Patch Event from 20th-28th October, with a jam-packed day full of pumpkin picking, face painting and a theatre show. With tickets just £4 each, it's well worth a day out with the family.   Once you've got your pumpkins home, spend the evening making a mess and carving them! Just a reminder- to signal to trick-or-treaters that you're happy for them to knock on the door, the rule is to put a pumpkin outside. So why not make this formality more fun by creating a family of handpicked pumpkins.  

2. Rainy Day Den Making and Story Telling

It's Britain. It's autumn. We know it's bound to rain at some point over half term. So as a rainy day activity, why not get the sheets out, throw the cushions on the floor and make a den! When you're a kid, there's nothing more exciting than turning the sitting room into your own blanket fort. Make new memories with your children this half term and go all out with the den making.   Make a den with cushions and fairly lights   Here's a step by step guide on den making:
  • Take your dining chairs or bar stools and place in front of your sofa, about 5 or 6 feet away.
  • Grab some bulldog clips and a couple of large sheets.
  • Clip your sheets onto the back of your chairs, and tuck into the back of your sofa.
  • Use a broom to hold up the centre of your den.
  • Pile cushions, blankets and beanbags on the floor under your den.
  • Add fairy lights for a special sparkle.
  • Snuggle down with a good book and enjoy your new blanket fort.
  Our dining chairs or bar stools are perfect for den making, in particular, our Gas Lift bar stools. you can adjust the height to make them as high as possible to get extra height in your den! No sore necks, just hours of family fun!   Verona Gas Lift Bar Stools

Verona Gas Lift Bar Stools

  Rather than sitting staring at our phones. Lock them away for a couple of hours whilst using your den, and spend time as a family chatting and reading stories together. You could even play a few games and turn a rainy day into one to remember.  

3. Visit a Fireworks Display

  Bonfire night falls the week after half term this year, but there are plenty of local bonfire nights on during half term. Almost every village, town and city will host multiple fireworks displays. Find out your local ones via www.thelist.co.uk/events/fireworks-display to browse dates and locations, and see if there are any local half tern bonfire nights.     Just remember to wrap up warm, and if you're going to play with sparklers, be sure to wear your gloves!!  

4. Family Movie Night

As most of us now have some sort of streaming programme, it's easier than ever to have a movie night without browsing the isles of Blockbusters (although that is something kids of today will never get to experience!). Designate one night of your half term to a family movie night. Load up with snacks, popcorn and crisps, and snuggle down to your favourite.  

Robin Sofa

  Browse Netflix, Amazon Prime or even your DVD collection and choose a couple feel good winter warmers to watch with your family. Maybe even choose a little sing-along, like The Jungle Book or Frozen! Or, if you're feeling extra festive, what about a Christmas classic like Home Alone? It's never too early for Home Alone!  

5. Family Bake Off

Another rainy day activity could be to host your own family Bake Off! Ok- maybe not a full-on Bake Off style challenge, but cooking up some sweet treats with the family is a lot of fun! Take a look at this recipe for warming cinnamon and apple biscuits and get baking!
  • 177g of plain flour
  • 120g of rolled oats
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 115g of pre-softened unsalted butter
  • 160g of light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 120g of cubed apples. We like Granny Smith apples for this. 
  • 2 tsp of lemon juice
  Apple and cinnamon oat cookies  
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C, and line 1 large baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  2. Whisk together your flour, oats, cinnamon, baking soda and salt until thoroughly mixed together.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs and vanilla extract into your sugar and butter mixture.
  5. Stir together the flour mix with your butter mix, before gently folding in the apple cubes.
  6. Scoop out about 2 tablespoons per cookie onto your baking tray, and about 2 inches apart. You can flatten them with your spoon to make sure they cook more evenly.
  7. Bake in the oven for 13-15 minutes, or until golden on top.
  8. Allow your cookies too cool on the baking tray for a few minutes before moving to a wire rack.
  9. Chow down and enjoy your autumnal treat!
  For an extra tasty treat, dip your cookies into a salted caramel sauce, or for those who are extra adventurous, why not add some cubes of caramel to your cookies before baking?  

Louis Extending Dark Grey Dining Table

  Our Louis Dining Tables are the perfect options for busy family life. The ceramic table top can withstand heats of up to 100 degrees C, and is tough enough to avoid scratches from cutlery, keys and using plates without coasters (although we always recommend using coasters and placemats!).    

6. Welly Walk

The final activity on our list of half term activities is a good old family walk. Or, as it's Britain, a Welly Walk. Pop on your wellies and wander down to your favourite walking spots. With so many stunning rambling tracks in the UK, you're never far from a scenic walk.   Half Term Welly Walks   Possibly the best part about going out for a winter well walk is getting home to your lovely cosy home and warming up with a hot chocolate and one of your freshly bakes cookies!   Take a look at the National Trusts top 10 Family Walks and feel inspired to wrap up and explore the great outdoors. what's more, this time of year there are all sorts of fruits and veg ripe and ready to pick. See if you can forage for blackberries, apples and even things like mushrooms and garlic, but be sure you only pick where it's allowed and only pick foods which are safe to eat. Here's a little guide to foraging to read up on before you go and pick your own.  

Happy Half Term!

Whatever you decide to do this half term, we hope you have a great one! Don't forget to share your pictures with us using #mydanetti, whether you're making a fort with your new sofa, or baking treats are your Danetti dining table, we'd love to see how you're spending half term.
Bar Stools, Dining, Materials
NEW Real Leather Bar Stools for Modern Kitchens
October 15, 2018 at 9:39 am 0
The modern family kitchen consists of 3 key elements: an open space, a cosy feeling and quality furniture. Open space comes with the design of the architecture. A cosy feeling comes from you and your family spending time together, but the quality furniture, that's where we come in... Say 'Hello' to Kiki and Arlo, our new Real Leather Bar Stools.   Arlo Real Leather Bar Stools

Arlo Real Leather Bar Stool in Putty Grey

  Creating a modern family kitchen can be very simply achieved by the addition of luxury materials, such as real leather. Our new Kiki and Arlo real lather gas lift bar stools have a Stainless Steel base to bring an extra element of modern design. Keep on reading to see our new products, and a few must-know tips when it comes to care and styling.  

Kiki Real Leather Bar Stools

Firstly, take a look at Kiki. With a sleek silhouette, the Kiki real leather bar stools are made for modern, minimal interiors. With a considered, simple footrest and flat penny base, the details bring a touch of elegance as much as the real leather seat. The Kiki real leather bar stools come in Cool Grey or Putty grey to suit many interior styles.   Kiki Real Leather Bar Stools in Putty Grey

Kiki Real Leather Bar Stool in Putty Grey


Styling Tips:

  • These bar stools are simple, so keep styling reflective of this. Clean silhouettes and simple shapes will really bring this look to life.
  • Pair stainless steel finishes with high shine brass and textured copper for a warm, modern look.
  • Contrast the cold metal base with soft, inviting textures and rich colours for a balanced style.
  Kiki Real Leather Bar Stools Close-up

Kiki Real Leather Bar Stool in Cool Grey


Cleaning Tips:

  • A gentle wipe with a damp, soapy cloth is more than enough to clean both the real leather and stainless steel base.
  • Ensure not to leave spills sitting on the surface, as this can cause staining.
  • Never rub, always dab your leather to protect the surface.
  • Always use a leather protector on new, clean stools. This will add an extra level of protection against any spills.
  • Keep real leather conditioned with a balm or cream. Once or twice a year, give your real leather bar stools a clean and condition to keep the leather subtle and looking newer for longer.
  Kiki Bar Stool Base

Kiki Real Leather Bar Stool Base


Arlo Real Leather Bar Stools

Arlo is a much more sumptuous and luxurious real leather bar stool. Unlike Kiki, Arlo has a thicker seat and curved backrest, allowing for higher comfort levels and longer meal times with your family. The seat and backrest are not one piece, rather two separate sections giving a fuller seat shape. The Arlo also has a more structured footrest for added comfort.   Arlo Real Leather Bar Stool Close-up

Arlo Real Leather Bar Stool in Putty Grey


Styling Tips:

  • Where Arlo is a more luxurious stool, play around with luxe textures when it comes to styling. Choose bold colours and textures for a maximalist look.
  • Add curved, sumptuous shapes to mimic the silhouette of the Arlo seat.
  • Keep your base colour palette simple, with added pops of metallics and colours for a luxe vibe.
  Arlo Real Leather Bar Stools in Cool Grey

Arlo Real Leather Bar Stool in Cool Grey

  Arlo Bar Stool Base

Arlo Footrest and Base Penny


Why Choose Real Leather Bar Stools?

Leather is a naturally hard wearing material, making it perfect for busy family life. Unlike faux leather, real leather is much thicker, so will not rip or peel and, if properly cared for, will last for years to come. Real leather furniture can be more expensive than faux leather. However, it's important to remember you're buying a product to last. Faux leather is more cost-effective for quickly changing trends, whereas real leather bar stools are an investment and usually a classic design which won't date. For more insider secrets on caring for your leather furniture take a look here.   Kiki Real Leather Bar Stool in Cool Grey

Kiki Real Leather Bar Stools

Which would you choose?

So tell us, which real leather bar stools would you choose? Kiki? Or Arlo? Let us know and remember to share your pictures with us on Facebook and Instagram by using #mydanetti.  
Colour, Ideas and Inspiration
How to use Spiced Honey in your Home – Dulux Colour of the Year 2019
September 14, 2018 at 5:28 pm 0
September sees the release of UK colour specialist, Dulux's Colour of the Year 2019. Previous years have highlighted varying shades of blues, purples and coppers. But what does 2019 bring? And how will we use in our interiors? Say 'Hello' to

Spiced Honey

    The experts at Dulux say; "Spiced Honey is a warm Amber tone, inspired by the beauty and versatility of honey itself. Spiced Honey can be soothing or calming, cosy or vibrant, depending on the palette you pair it with." Dulux have created 4 very different looks incorporating Spiced Honey into all manner of interior styles. But how do you work this look into your home? With a new colour of the year from Dulux and Pantone released every Autumn / Winter, it's hard to keep up with these changing colour trends.   So to help you out, we've taken the new Dulux Spiced Honey colour palettes and shown you how you can change your dining chairs to sit within these interior schemes. This is a quick and cost effective way of updating your interiors. Use the new colour of the year 2019 on your walls, and mix and match our colourful dining chairs to suit your favourite style.  


This colour palette features very harmonious, natural, earthy tones. Spiced honey has been balanced out with darker mulberry and slate greys, and lighter oatmeal and taupe shades to keep the colours similar. A harmonious colour palette is made from selecting neighbouring colours on the colour wheel. A few shades darker, or lighter, will create a soothing interior, perfectly suited for living rooms and bedrooms.   To introduce this colour palette of Spiced Honey into your home, keep your wall treatment simple, and match your woodwork and ceilings to your walls. We've selected the Finn Dining chair in Taupe, Taupe Grey and Mulberry Purple to bring the light and dark shades to your Spiced Honey walls. Choose soft textures such as plush velvets and waffle knits to emphasise the soothing feel.

New Dining Table?

We recommend the Grey Gloss and Glass Arc Dining Table. The high gloss grey leg complements the colour palette perfectly, while the glass top allows the colours of your Finn chairs to be seen at any angle.  

Arc Glass and Grey Gloss 4 Seater Dining Table



Similar to the Soothing colour palette, the Calming board has colours toned down with a grey base. Wack up the saturation of these pinks, purples, blues and greens, you will have a very eclectic look indeed. However, by choosing a more muted tone, we end up with the calming, pastel colour palette.   This Calming look is perfectly suited to rented accommodation or first-time buyers, as it works great with a blank canvas. The Finn Chairs we've chosen with this board is the Aqua, Taupe and Steel Blue. By keeping a cooler colour palette in our dining chairs, we can then inject Spiced Honey and the pink and purple tones into our wall colours and home accessories. What's more, this combination of Finn chairs can be updated throughout the changing colour of the years. This palette will sit with Driftwood of 2018, and Denim Drift from back in 2017. By sticking to a neutral colour palette, you give yourself the flexibility to refresh your soft furnishings and wall colours, rather than buying new colourful furniture every year!

New Dining Table?

For this look, try the Aver Oak and White Extending Dining Table. The matt white table top balanced with the oak legs bring warmth and a scandi vibe to your interiors.   Aver Oak and White Extending Dining Table

Aver White and Oak Extending Dining Table


This Cosy colour palette is reminiscent of traditional English countryside cottages, with a slightly modern twist. The classic shades of sage, oatmeal and rust are brought into the 21st century with a pop of Brick Red and Teal. Dulux recommends being experimental with your wall paint treatment. The below image shows Spiced Honey used around windows with 2 stripes of brick red racing around the centre of the wall.     Stick to using the neutral colours on your walls for longevity, and inject a pop of colour into your dining chairs. If this is the Spiced Honey look you're after, we suggest choosing the Finn Chairs in Teal, Brick Red and Taupe Grey.

New Dining Table?

If you're looking for a new table too, we think the Cleo Dining Table would look great in the Calming setting. The Oak table top mimics the tone of Spiced Honey, whilst the powder blue base brings some much-needed colour.  

Cleo 6 Seater Modern Farmhouse Dining Table



Finally, we have the Vibrant colour palette. Made up of all the colours in the rainbow, however, knocked back to a slightly more muted shade.     The key to getting this look right is to select one main colour and 2 accent shades. Introduce the remaining colours in small quantities throughout the space. We think as a starting point, the Slate Grey works perfectly with Spiced Honey. As an accent, Mustard and Aqua are always a safe bet. Then, the bright reds, oranges and royal blues can be used as your highlights in soft furnishings and accessories.  

New Dining Table?

To avoid any danger of this look feeling too much like a playschool, be sure to choose a sleek and modern dining table. The Grey Gloss Sanza is a great option. Its angular silhouette will bring a crisp edge to the mismatch of colours, while the cool grey will balance those bright shades.  

Small Grey Gloss Sanza Extending Dining Table


So there you have it!

How will you be using Spiced Honey in your home? Don't forget to share your beautiful homes with us by tagging #mydanetti on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We can't wait to see how you bring Spiced Honey into your homes.
Guides, Home Office
Back 2 School: Create a Motivational Homework Station
August 24, 2018 at 5:01 pm 0
Summer is almost over which means it's time to get back into a normal routine before your kids head back to school. "I don't wanna go back to school!" you hear them cry. But what if we could help you create a motivational and fun homework station, a space your kids will want to spend time?  

Cavour Frosted Black Glass Desk

  Making that dream desk area for your kids could not be easier. All you need are these 3 things;
  1. Natural Light
  2. Calm Atmosphere
  3. A Beautiful Desk (from Danetti, of course)
Give your kids this focused space and it'll be straight A*'s come exam season! Let's go back to basics as we show you just how simple it is to get that motivation homework station.  

Secondary School Starters

Moving up to secondary school can be scary for some kids. A bigger environment, lesson timetables and so many new faces to learn, coming home to a serene and motivation homework station is really important to ease their minds.  

Trestle White Desk

  The first thing required for a calming, motivation homework station is natural light. Positioning your desk facing a window, or close to is a great start. Kids nowadays spend so much time in artificially lit rooms staring into screens. So when it comes to clearing their head and focusing on homework, natural light will do them the world of good.     Not only is natural light better for your wellbeing, but when working on a screen, it's also super important to give your eyes a break. As a general rule, every 20 minutes you should focus on something 20 feet away for a good 20 seconds. This will reduce eye strain and tiredness, and help keep focused on the task at hand!  

Desk Styling

Now, when it comes to setting up your physical workspace, you want to reduce distraction and promote productivity. Keep your desk clear and uncluttered. Our Trestle Desk is perfect for this, as it's smooth white silhouette and a desk-wide drawer is perfect for clearing away general desk clutter.     Keep essential books and a task lamp on the surface, and tuck away any other bits and pieces. Out of sight, out of mind! By investing in good habits at the start of term, you'll be setting your kids up to succeed. This is exactly why getting your homework station set up early is a great idea. Get your kids excited about starting secondary school.  

Get the Look


Trestle White Desk


Ida Dining Chair

  When it comes to decorating your home, it's really down to you as to colour schemes and how you want the room to feel. Here are our stylist's top 5 interior design tips for styling a home office, for you or your kids:  
  • Keep colour schemes subtle. Whether you like dark colours or light, pinks or greens, avoid clashing too many colours or prints, as this may have a negative effect on your concentration levels. Instead, stick to 2-3 complimentary colours with a couple of accent shades if you're after that pop of colour.
  • Invest in good storage solutions. Keep your desk surface clear by organising your bits and bobs into drawers, shelves or even pretty storage baskets. I've said it once already, but a tidy desk means a tidy mind!
  • Add soft textures. Homework or general working from home can be time-consuming, so be sure you're comfortable. Add printed cushions to desk chairs or a soft rug underfoot. Although it's a workspace, there's no reason it can't feel like your lounge!
  • Lighting is everything. We've already mentioned the importance of natural light, but when the nights draw in and there's a lack of daylight, be sure you have some good house lighting. Avoid harsh overhead lights and these can cause eye strain. Instead, style your desk with beautiful, yet practical, task lamps to keep that Hygge feeling.
  • Minimise distractions. We all love a good stack of books or a wacky painting, but when you're trying to work, there's nothing worse than being distracted by things that are possibly altogether more interesting. Only keep the essentials on your desk to keep you focused, but be sure to plan in breaks. Pop out for a coffee and some fresh air during long revision sessions to keep you motivated.

College Kids

It's a tricky time, college. Not only do you have to study more and work harder, but you'll also have to compete with the freedom of being able to drive and reaching the age of 18. We would recommend creating that cool, mature home office space for your kids to make them want to study.  

Cavour Matt Black Glass Desk

  The Black Matt Glass Cavour Desk is perfect for your young adults. Its smooth frosted glass top softens the black and is versatile for any home interior style. Boost the calm atmosphere by styling your desk with soft textures, luxe storage solutions and house plants.   Cavour Black Glass Desk Danetti   The handy size of the Cavour Desk allows space for all manner of working, be it art materials or laptops and books. As the tempered glass desktop boasts a slim profile, you also have plenty of room for under-desk storage.  

Desk Styling

When it comes to styling your desk and home office, be sure you have your child get involved. What do they want the colours to be? How do they want to organise their workspace? If it's a space they have created, they will want to spend time there. Just make sure to delicately guide them away from very bright colours, as this may not help promote productivity the same way muted shades will.    

Get the Look


Cavour Black Glass Desk


Russet Orange Zilo Dining Chair


Uni Student

Compact furniture is ideal for uni halls or first rental properties, as the sizing tends to be slightly less generous than they're probably used to at home. Whether your children decide to continue with education or make their first steps into the big wide world, you can still support them with a multi-functional workspace.  

Scandi Natural Oak Desk

  While at university, it is still important to create that motivational homework station, however, now the environment has changed slightly its function needs to be adaptable. With libraries and classrooms so readily available for studies and halls so full of distractions, it's maybe not worth creating a designated workspace.       Instead, create a multifunctional area for your young ones; a desk that doubles as a dressing table. The Scandi Desk is small and compact, with a handly concealed drawer for office supplies or beauty products. A smaller desk will allow more space in your room, reducing that cluttered, and sometimes stressful feeling.  

Desk Styling

Uni is all about finding yourself and expressing your personality, so have fun when creating your workspace. Pin pictures and postcards up onto the wall, but be sure to keep your worktop uncluttered. Invest in trendy storage baskets and avoid throwing clothes over the back of the chair! By keeping your worktops and space around your desk clear, you will be promoting a serene environment, perfect for writing that dissertation!      

Get the Look


Scandi Natural Ash Desk


Grey Senn Colourful Dining Chair

  No matter where your little ones are in their educational journey, it's so important to start off the new term on the right foot. Just remember, regardless of budget all you need is a lovely (uncluttered) desk in a calm space with natural lighting. That's all there is to it- style how you wish, but remember our stylist's recommendations! For more tips and tricks on how to style your dream home office, check out our Desk Buying Guide. Have you created a dream homework station for your kids? Let us know by leaving a comment and tagging us in your pictures on Facebook and Instagram.
Ideas and Inspiration, Materials, Styling Tips
Velvet and Brass: How to use 2018 Hottest Interior Trend in your Home
July 6, 2018 at 9:53 am 0
Velvet and Brass finishes have been creeping up our interior wish-lists for a while now, with 2018 seeing the biggest influx of velvet furniture. For your average homeowner, velvet can feel out of reach as it can be expensive as it's a premium fabric. However, we think great design should be affordable for everyone! Which is exactly why we have launched our own range of velvet furniture. All at a more affordable price range so you, too, can have your dream home.    

Coming Soon...

      As velvet is a newer material to use in our homes, it can be tricky to know how to style around what you already own. We love the combination of velvet and brass and have designed some simple pieces which can seamlessly slide into any existing home interior.   Check out the Plaza Velvet Stools and Mellow Velvet Benches, and keep reading for our styling tips! Plus, keep your eyes peeled for more exclusive velvets coming very soon....  

Why do we Love Velvet and Brass?

In all honesty, you probably love velvet and brass together because it suits your own interior style. But believe it or not, there is a reason why this luxe combo is so easy on the eye. Velvet is a cut pile, which simply means the weave is cut lengthways, to provide a soft surface with more of a sheen. A cut pile will naturally make velvet more delicate. Over time if not cared for properly you may begin to see bald patches form. That said, all of our Velvets are rub-tested to ensure longevity. So, treated with care, they should last for years to come.  

Sapphire Velvet and Brushed Brass Plaza Stool

  As velvets create this super soft lustre, brushed brass does the opposite and gives off a cooler, matt vibe. The juxtaposition of these 2 materials gives off very luxurious vibes while remaining cool and contemporary. Gone are the days of crushed velvets and diamante trims- less is definitely more when it comes to interior decor.  

Velvet Inspiration

As with any home update, it's important to look for inspiration before making any decisions. Anything can inspire you, from fashion and interior mags, social media or even your favourite restaurant. Velvet and Brass is a very luxe look, so you want to be sure you incorporate extra luxe elements into your vision to create a perfectly styled home.  

Sketch, London

  Potentially the space to start off this interior design trend is Sketch, London. With its head to toe pink velvet interiors balanced with warm brass and textured marbles, there's no denying the instagramability of this stunning restaurant.   Transferring this high-end look into your home is much easier than you may think. Aside from painting your walls and ceilings bright pink, you can add a few simple velvet and brass pieces to create the same look at a much lower price tag.  

Plaza Stool

The quickest and simplest way to introduce velvet and brass is with our Plaza Velvet Stool. The versatility of this little stool allows total freedom to use in any room of your home. Position it against your leather sofa for a comfy place to put your feet up, use as a trendy dressing table seat or as extra seating around your dining table. Plus at just £99, it's affordable no matter what your budget!  

Plaza Blush Pink Velvet Stool

  Take a leaf out of our super stylish customer's book and use your Plaza Stool as a Dressing Table Seat. The Plaza is available in 4 colours with 3 different finishes meaning you'll be sure to find the ideal option for your home.  

Penny Goldstone has chosen the Teal and Warm Brass Plaza for her dark and dramatic dressing area.


Aalkins has gone for the Pink Plaza Stool to balance with her Brass and Marble dressing table.

  Swapping your classic dressing table chair for the Plaza Stool instantly adds style and form. Its handy size also means it will tuck neatly under your dressing table or desk. Stylish, compact and space saving!  

Mellow Bench

One of our best selling lines is our Mellow bench- now available in Sapphire Velvet and Brass. The beauty of these benches is that they can be part of your dining set, or sit on their own as a statement piece. You could even double up and use as a compact sofa!  

Mellow 3 Seater Bench in Sapphire Velvet and Brass

    With the current dark wall interior trend, the sapphire velvet works beautifully against many inky shades. Position against dark blue walls for a camouflage look and to make the brass legs pop. Alternatively, the soft blue sheen also looks great against varying shades of purples, dark greens and smokey greys- the possibilities really are endless. We all know the soft sheen against the matt brushed brass works wonders, but how about adding another layer and pairing the Mellow Velvet Benches with a high gloss dining table?! The super-reflective surface bounces light around the room, giving your new velvet furniture extra depth. Plus, no one can resist a durable, grey gloss extending dining tables, such as our Sanza.  

You could even pair your Mellow Benches with the Plaza Stool for extra seats when needed!

    The Mellow Velvet Bench also comes in a Petrol Grey and Stainless Steel leg, which we will be covering very soon on the blog.  

How to Style Velvet

Although we've only shown you 2 new styles, fear not- we have plenty more velvet and brass newness in the works! Let's just build up the courage to introduce this trend into our homes one step at a time. If, however, you're diving straight into the velvet scene, our Stylist has some top tips for you when it comes to styling velvet and brass in your home.    
  • Velvet is a very soft material with a subtle sheen, so contrast this with natural materials such as marble and wood. Marble is also a very luxe material, so pair with velvet for a modern, minimal and very luxurious interior.
  • Mix and match your metallics. Sticking to just brass can feel overpowering and a little dated. Instead, clash highly reflective metals with brushed finishes. Or maybe mix a brushed brass with a stainless steel.
  • If you opt for a brighter velvet, keep the surrounding colours neutral to really make your velvet pop.
  • Use textured throws and cushions with a graphic print over velvet sofas to avoid your home looking too twee and to add personality.
  • Choose muted or darker colours as these will last longer. A bright orange velvet sofa will look incredible, however, you want your furniture to last. Instead, choose a colour which has a bit more longevity and versatility to work in your home as you change over the years.  Dark blues and muted pinks work great in any existing interior.
  • If you really want your velvet to glisten, place in a room with plenty of natural light. However, avoid direct sunlight as this can cause bleaching.
  • Velvet is a tricky material to clean if you don't pick up any spillages right away. You can use warm soapy water and a clean cloth to mop up any spills. For bigger stains or those you don't get to in time, seek professional advice before attempting to clean the velvet yourself.

Coming Soon...

  Keep an eye out for our Velvet Buying Guide coming soon to the blog, full of tips and tricks to cleaning your velvet and how to keep it looking good as new! If you want to see more don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We'd love to see how you style our Velvet Furniture in your home! Don't forget to use #mydanetti in your photos!
Ideas and Inspiration, Outdoor
British Summer Garden Party – A How To Guide
June 15, 2018 at 10:41 am 0
This time of year we all love a good Garden Party. Whether it's a weekend BBQ, a birthday party or just having some friends over, we've got you covered. From furnishing your garden, styling tips and how to change plans in case of rain. Read our quick tips for planning for the perfect Summer Garden Party!  

4 Seater Palermo Dining Table with Matcha Green Skye Dining Chairs


Kit out your Garden

Let's start with the absolute basics. For any garden party, you're going to need somewhere for your guests to sit! Depending on the size of your garden and the kind of knee's up you're having will help determine the right style of garden seating for you.  

Garden Sizing

All said and done, it's down to your own personal style and how you use your garden which will ultimately help choose your new garden furniture. But we're here to help and offer a few suggestions to help you create the garden of your dreams.  

Smaller Sized Gardens

For those with smaller gardens, you want to think about space saving garden furniture. A Pedestal Dining Table paired with 2 backless benches is the perfect option as you can easily tuck the benches under the table when not in use.  

6 Seater Palermo Backless Bench Dining Set

  Our Palermo Pedestal Dining Table comes in 2 different sizes; a 4 Seater option and a 6 Seater option. However, as your garden dining situation tends to be a little more relaxed, there's nothing stopping you keeping a couple of chairs aside for those extra guests.  

Palermo 6 Seater with 3 Seater Palermo Benches and Edie Dining Armchairs

  To match your new dining table, our Palermo backless benches also come in a 2 or 3 seater option. As before, you can comfortably fit 2 or 3 people on our benches (depending on your chosen size). However, if you wanted to have a few extra guests, you have the space to squeeze on a few extra bums.  

Larger Sized Gardens

If you have a generously sized garden, make the most of this and create 'rooms' for your outdoors. Create a chill-out area, or 'living room', on one side with the Palermo Corner Bench and Coffee Table, and a 'dining room' on the other. This is ideal for larger Garden Parties as you give your guests more space and can create a more relaxed vibe.  

White Corner Palermo Garden Bench


Stylist Tip: For larger gardens, add subtle pops of colour to keep your space feeling homely. Our Skye Matcha Green Dining Chairs look great with white or grey aluminium garden furniture and add a hint of warmth to reflect your garden. 


Grey 6 Seater Palermo Dining Table with Skye Chairs


Average Sized Gardens

For those typical gardens, you have the best of both worlds. Stick with a pedestal dining table but pair with the corner sofa. This allows you generous space for dining while giving you the freedom to move your table aside (possibly as a drinks station for your summer garden party!)  

Palermo Dining Set with the 4 Seater Table, 2 Seater Bench and Corner Sofa

  What's more, due to the space saving pedestal dining table, once your guests are suitably full, you can simply slide your table closer to the corner bench, clearing space for a dance floor!  

Lola and Palermo 4 Seater Dining Set with the 3 Seater Palermo Bench creating a cosy garden reading nook.

  You can pair your garden corner bench set with either a backless bench or our range of stackable, plastic garden dining chairs. Although our dining chairs are plastic, they're not the flimsy things your grandparents used to own! Our Garden chairs are made from moulded polypropylene making them incredibly strong and stable.  

Garden Party Styling

Now you have your seating and dining situation sorted, it's time for the fun part- styling your garden. Again, how you decorate your outdoor space depends on what your garden party is in honour of. So here are a few of our tips for year-round garden styling. You can always add or increase in aid of any summer garden parties.  
  • Bunting - Bunting is a must have for your quintessential summer garden party. With so many variations out there, you're sure to find a colour and/or print to suit your personal style.
  • Greenery - Although our gardens tend to be pretty green, where we entertain is usually paved and walled. Play around with different plants in colourful plant pots to bring some life to your decked garden area. Try different sized palm plants and trees for a Miami beach house vibe.

Palermo Corner Garden Bench and Coffee Table in White

  • Colour - Inject colour into your garden with your dining chairs. You can then compliment these with your choice of cups, plates napkins etc to create bright and fun space.

Contrast smooth frosted glass with wood for a very satisfying juxtaposition

  • Lighting - If you're hosting a summer garden party (and you get lucky with the weather) you're going to want to make the most of being outdoors. Add some festoon lighting or contemporary lanterns for soft lighting and a lovely calming mood.

Lanterns add warmth and interest to an outdoor space

  • Accessories - When we style our homes, we use objects and props that we love- the same goes for your garden! Think about adding some concrete buddha's or marble shapes to bring the indoors, out. By propping your garden as you would your interior, you're making your guests feel at ease and creating an inviting home.

In Case of Rain

Here in good ol' Blighty, the weather is never settled. You could be planning a summer garden party for months, the weather leading up to it is absolutely perfect but the day of your event, the rain shows up. It's a fact we've got to accept living here, but we never let a drop of rain ruin our plans!  

Palermo 6 Seater White Dining Table with 2x Palermo 3 Seater Benches

  Obviously, plan for great weather as when it's good, it really is great. But it's important to have a backup plan- just in case. There are a few things you can do such as hiring a gazebo or having a covered area as a permanent fixture in your garden. (This will protect you from the sun and also rain). But if you don't have the time or space, it's time for plan B.  

Julia shared this picture of her lovely cat, Bea, enjoying her Danetti Furniture Cover

  If the rain does end up spoiling your garden party, you're best bet is to move inside. But before you do, make sure you cover over your garden furniture. Although all of our garden fabrics are showerproof, it's always safest to keep the furniture covered or away in the garage/shed. We offer covers designed for any combination of garden furniture you choose!  

Our Garden Furniture cover is waterproof to protect your furniture from the British weather!

  What's more, our stackable garden dining chairs are versatile and trendy enough to use indoors as well as out. So cover over your table and benches, bring your chairs inside and let the festivities continue!  

The Skye Garden Chairs also look great indoors, too!

  To find out more and explore our Danetti Outdoor Garden Range follow the link right here. Don't forget to keep your garden furniture newer for long by reading out Garden Cleaning Guide here, too.