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BLACK FRIDAY HOT LIST: Our Best Deals this Black Friday
November 23, 2017 at 11:24 am 0
This Black Friday 2017 is looking like the biggest yet, but don't get caught up in the stampedes across the high street! Instead, shop in the comfort of your own home, via the wonder that is the internet. This year we have some amazing deals on modern furniture that you're not going to want to miss! So pop the kettle on, put your feet up and take a look at our BLACK FRIDAY HOT LIST. (What's even better is that all of these products can be in your home before Christmas! Just order before midnight 17th December)  

1. Fern White Gloss and Tori Cool Grey Extending Dining Set

WAS £675, NOW £571

 

 Fern White Gloss and Tori Cool Grey Extending Dining Set

£571 for Limited Time only

  When hosting Christmas dinner you often need extra seating for the entire family. This year look stylish and organised with our Perfect Christmas Dining Set. The Fern White Gloss Extending Dining Table can seat up to 10 people. When paired with the Tori Stackable Cool Grey Dining Chair the flexibility is endless. This high gloss white extending dining table can seat anywhere between 4 - 10 people, plus its sturdy design means Grandad won't be able to knock it over!  

Fern White Gloss and Tori Cool Grey Extending Dining Set

£571 for Limited Time only

  You're planning to have 6 over for Lunch, but then your Niece decides she's bringing the new Boyfriend- no problem! Add an extra extension leaf, pull up another chair and you're good to go. The Cool Grey and Chrome of these affordable stackable dining chairs makes them timeless. No need to update your kitchen every season, as the Tori chairs are an ideal option for all year round style. What's more, if you order this contemporary dining set before the 17th December, you're guaranteed Christmas Delivery!  

2. Danni Real Leather Dining Chairs

WAS £169, NOW £143

 

Danni Real Leather Dining Chair in White and Charcoal Grey

£1443 for Limited Time only

  If you're after a Luxurious Interior without the luxurious price tag this Black Friday, check out the Real Leather Danni Dining Chair. Available in White, Charcoal Grey or Black, this monochrome colour pallet will slide seamlessly into any home interior style. Now down to just £144.50, these real leather dining chairs are super affordable, but these deals won't last long so don't hang about!  

3. Eve White Glass Compact Sideboard

WAS £369, NOW £313

 

Eve White Compact Sideboard

£313 for Limited Time only

 

As homes are getting more compact, storage is more important than ever. However, we don't all have room for a large dresser or sideboard, which is why we have introduced the Eve White Glass Compact Sideboard. Plus until Midnight Monday 27th November 2017, it's down to just £315.50!

The Frosted Tempered Glass top gives the Eve Compact Sideboard a smooth and soft finish while being just 107cm wide, it can slot into the smallest of spaces.  

4. Aver White and Grey Extending Dining Table

WAS £449, NOW £384

 

Aver Grey and White Extending Dining Table

£384 for Limited Time only

  If Scandinavian Inspired Interiors are your thing, Take a look at our effortlessly cool Aver Extending Dining Table in White and Grey. Featuring a super smooth butterfly extension leaf which tucks neatly under the table, this Dining Table seats 4-6 people with one seamless swoop. Pair with the Zilo Fabric Dining Chairs for a colourful interior which won't break the bank!  

5. Zilo Fabric Dining Chairs

WAS £69, NOW £58

 

Zilo Fabric Dining Chair

£58 for Limited Time only

  Available in 5 rich colours including Teal, Blue and Russet Orange, the Zilo Fabric Dining Chair is a welcome splash of colour to any modern kitchen. The on-trend Matt Black legs add contrast to the colourful padded seat, all the while bringing form and structure to your dining area. Mix and Match your dining chair colours to create a personalised and cool interior.  

6. Pebble Side Tables in Mustard

WAS £119, NOW £99

 

Pebble Side Tables in Mustard

£99 for Limited Time only

  If you're after that Interior Designed look, what better way to achieve this than with a statement piece. Our Pebble Side Tables have a high gloss finish, while the bold Mustard Yellow gives that designer edge. Plus, these are space saving at its finest. The smaller table slots inside the larger one when you're tight on space or can be grouped together when you need that extra handy surface.  

7. Elise Dining Chair

WAS £95, NOW £79

 

Elise Dining Chair in Poppy Red

NOW £79 for Limited Time only

  Our Elise Dining Chairs are a favourite of yours, so make the most of our Black Friday Hot List Deals and snap them up at a fraction of the cost! The Chrome legs of the Elise Dining Chairs bounce light around the room, whilst the bright Poppy Red colour brings warmth and style. The Elise Dining Chairs are available in 8 Colours, but be sure to check, as not all options are available before Christmas.  

8. Calanna Grey Oak Console Table

WAS £199, NOW £168

 

Calanna Grey Oak Console Table

WAS £199, NOW £168 for Limited Time only

  Console Tables are a perfect addition to your hallway, living room or bedroom. They act as a handy extra surface for lamps, trinket bowls or your favourite homewares. However, when you've got a more compact space, you don't want to be blocking any light. That's where the Calanna Grey Console Table comes in. With clear glass legs, you get the illusion of a floating shelf, without the weight restrictions. Plus, for just £170.50, its an absolute interior bargain!  

9. Ripple Gold Coffee Table

WAS £229, NOW £189

 

Ripple Gold and Glass Coffee Table

WAS £229, NOW £189 for Limited Time only

  Finally, for that true interior design magazine look, the Ripple Gold and Glass Coffee Table is the one for you. The Brushed Gold Waved base teamed with a circular Glass Top allows light to flood through your home, all the while bringing a modern and luxurious design. With over £40 off for a Limited Time only, don't miss this one. You'll regret it later on!  

BLACK FRIDAY HOT LIST

Now you've seen our best deals, you'd better get shopping! All prices are for a limited time only and on specific colour options. Don't forget, we are running other deals all over the Black Friday weekend. Find more offers on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages, and share your Black Friday purchases with us by using #mydanett!

Happy Shopping!

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Danetti Guides, Ideas and Inspiration
How to Houzz- Find Inspiration and Professionals for your Home Makeover
November 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0

We love Pinterest. It’s such a great tool for finding inspiration for anything from hairstyles to home interiors. However, with so many pins and re-pins, trying to find the original source of your inspiration can get lost pretty quickly. That's where Houzz comes in.

“But we already have Instagram and Pinterest, why do we need Houzz?”

Houzz is so much more than another digital pin-board for your home inspirations. It is a super useful site for connecting you with contractors, designers and retailers. A one-stop shop for everything you need for your next home renovation.

We can see how you might ask that question but once you get to grips with the features and benefits, which we’re here to help you do, Houzz will become your new favourite interiors obsession.

 

How to Houzz

Fern 6 Seater and Ida Dining Set, £629

 

Introduction to Houzz

So, you want to renovate your house, your kitchen for example. By now you most likely have Pinterest boards full of your favourite images, from marble worktops, brass handles, and matt grey units. This is all good and very pleasing to the eye, but finding where the kitchen is from, or who designed it isn’t that simple.

It's at this stage Houzz becomes your new favourite website for home renovations. Here are just some of the features Houzz can help you with when creating your dream home:

  • Direct contact with Contractors, Designers and Retailers.
  • Honest reviews from past clients.
  • Pictures of past projects, including completion timescales and budgets.
  • Ability to filter your searches by location, price and profession.
  • Build Ideabooks (similar to Pinterest boards) full of your own inspirational images
  • Browse products from retailers and place them into your own digital room, so you can get a feel for how your vision will look.

With so many features, we would be here forever if I explain them all to you, so we’re going to focus of the Ideabooks and the ‘Sketch’ feature, so you can get a solid idea of what you want for your home project. Then it is up to you to find contractors and designers, depending on your own budget and plans.

Ideabooks

Creating an Ideabook is very similar to creating a Pinterest board. You can have it public or private, but adding your own images or “pinning” other’s is much more straightforward.

 

 

The above image shows you the very start of an Ideabook. As you can see, you can add your own photo or browse photos and products to create your dream interior.

 

Once you click “add photo or file” you are given 3 options.

  • Upload your own photo
  • Add from website
  • Get the Houzz bookmarklet.

The House Bookmarklet is a shortcut which is embedded into your browser, just like Pinterest, making it that much easier to save directly from a website. 

If you choose to upload your own image, you are taken this screen…

 

   

… where you can upload multiple files at once, making it quicker finish your board, especially if you’re uploading an Ideabook as a professional (or to show off your beautiful new renovation, once its finished).

Simply drag in your images and press Upload (depending on size and quantity, this may take a minute).

 

Once your images are uploaded, you can add a caption or remove any images you’ve changed your mind on. Then, simply press save!

The whole point of creating your own Ideabooks is to collate all of your ideas in one place. You may well say that's what Pinterest is for, but on Pinterest, your favourite images are jumbled in whatever order you come across them. Ideabooks allow you to pick out the best of the best, and arrange it all together on one board. No more scrolling for hours finding a specific pin- they're all in one easy, simple place!

You can also add a Sketch to your Ideabook, which we will cover imminently, and you can collaborate with others on your books too. So if you and a partner and working on a project together, you can both contribute ideas to the same place.

     

Sketch

    The Sketch feature on Houzz is great. Whether you're undergoing a home renovation or not, you can have fun creating your dream interiors, without spending a penny! You have 4 options when it comes to Sketch. These are:
  • Moodboards
  • Design a Room
  • Floorplans.

Moodboards

Let's look at creating a mood board on Houzz. Mood boards are mainly for the products you like and trying out different combinations to find the perfect pairings. You can also add any inspirational interiors you find to help complete the overall look, be it uploading your own or saving from other Houzz users.

Top Tip: A great feature of this is that Houzz gives you a tab for Recently Viewed products, so you can always find your favourites. You can also filter by products or brands.

    Sticking with our Monochrome theme, here's one we made earlier:     You wouldn't get this feature on Pinterest, would you? In our on the go lifestyles, we don't all have access to photoshop, or even a printer to create a physical mood board, which is why the Houzz feature is so helpful! You can crop, resize, flip, duplicate- whatever you want to achieve your ideal dream board. We have added inspirational kitchen images, our ideal products and some lovely lifestyle shots of said favourite products too, just to see how they have been used in real life. This way you can begin to get a solid feel for the type of room you want to create.  

Design a Room

This is the most fun part of Houzz. You can set up a room using all the products and materials you like. It's like being a real Interior Designer. You can choose the shape, style and colour of your room, and add your favourite pieces to your heart's content!     Most retailers will have uploaded cutouts of each of their products, which work much better as they have a background. You can duplicate, flip and resize images to get an idea of how a room will look with your favourite products. Once you have your ideas finalised, you can get searching for the professionals to find the right person for your job!  

The Houzz Downlow

I hope by now you've got a good idea of how Houzz works when you're starting your interior project. Some people will use Houzz solely for inspiration, where others will utilise the professional services on offer. So to get you started, here's the like to our Houzz profile so you can get an idea of Houzz and start exploring. We've only covered a small slice of what Houzz can do for you, but if you have any other questions, ask us in the comments below and we'll be happy to help! Are you a seasoned Houzzer? Let us know what you think and tag us in your home makeovers using #mydanetti!
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Colour, Danetti Guides, Ideas and Inspiration
How to Use Colour in your Home: Mulberry Purple
October 27, 2017 at 4:04 pm 0

Previously we have explored the colour trend of using Oak & Blue together in our Dining Room (If you missed it, you can read all about it right here). This week we are going to mix things up a bit and look at a braver colour combination: Aqua and Mulberry Purple! 

  Mulberry Purple and Aqua Moodboard   Over the last few years, we have witnessed the rise of dark colours in our homes, and this is one interior design trend that does not look like it's slowing anytime soon! Now is the time to update your look with rich, autumnal tones. We're talking deep mulberry purples and asphalt greys teamed with a refreshing aqua. Well, you don't want your home feeling too dark now the nights are drawing in! 

Colour Trend 1: Deep Purple

Let's start off with the ever popular Jewel Colours. Dominating the pages of your favourite Interior Magazine this is actually a really easy trend to pull off.  You just need the confidence to do so! Coloured Dining Chairs are a great way to bring this trend to life as they add a punch of colour and attitude to any space, without creating huge house renovations.

   

Fern & Stylo Dining Set

Fern Grey Gloss and Stylo Extending Dining Set, £595

This room is subtle, white and very airy, but by dropping in a hint of Mulberry Purple we bring depth and mood to the space. Our Fern Dining Table in Grey Gloss balances out the deep Purple tones, but also reflects the colour around the room. Instant colour coordination and a bang on trend dining area! Introduce Jewel tones like Sapphire and Emerald into your accessories to create a harmonious, colourful look. 

  Danni white Leather Dining Chair

Danni Dining Chair, £169

 

However, if you want a more dramatic dining room decorating trend, choose a Mulberry Colour Paint for your walls such as Abigail Ahern’s “Bleecker”. This is a very deep shade of purple which reflects light beautifully. Whether you paint just a feature wall or go all out and paint the walls, ceiling, skirting and door frames too, you will not be disappointed!

Get the Look:

Fern Grey Gloss 6 Seater Dining Table, £399

Stylo Dining Chair in Mulberry Purple, £49

Stylo Dining Chair in Aqua, £49

Abigail Ahern Paint in Bleecker

Anzio Bar Stool in Mulberry Purple, £95

Colour Trend 2 : Colourful Scandi Style

Potentially the biggest Interior Design trend around is the light, airy and minimalist Scandi style. Typically this colour trend is a subtle palette of whites, neutrals and warm textures like chunky knits and naked woods. That's not to say it can't be colourful though! So, by reversing the volume of colour in this pallet and using just a hint of Mulberry Purple, we've create a very different look. 

Metro White Gloss & Finn Dining Set, £595

The wooden base of the Finn Dining Chair complements the Scandi look perfectly, while the Metro White Gloss Dining Table adds contrast and interest. By styling with coloured glass and sheepskin rugs, we were able to create a warm, inviting, coloured Scandi destination which is achievable in all existing Kitchens or Dining Rooms. Share the colour across your Dining Chairs and Bar Stools for a perfectly coordinated style.

Get the Look:

Metro Extending Dining Table in white Gloss

Metro White Gloss Extending Dining Table, £399

Mulberry Purple Finn Dining ArmchairFinn Dining Armchair in Mulberry Purple, £59

  Finn Barstool

Finn Barstool in Aqua, £89

Eve Compact Frosted Glass Sideboard in Grey

Eve Compact Grey Gloss Sideboard, £369

Colour Trend 3: Modern Metallic

Take a look at this: by integrating the Stylo Dining Chair in Aqua, we were able to really lift the room and create a lighter and more refreshing colour scheme for a kitchen that's still in keeping with our Jewel Tone trend. The reason this colour combination works so well is that Aqua and Purple are opposite each other on the colour wheel. This makes them complementary colours. By deepening the Purple and lightening the Aqua this typically vivid colour combination becomes subtle, stylish, and oh so easy on the eye!

 

Tiva & Stylo 6 to 8 Seater Dining Set, £539

 

The Chrome Leg of our Stylo Dining Chair helps to keep the room modern, while the combination of Aqua, Purple and White keep it playful. Keep accessories metallic and sleek for a modern contemporary dining room. For a Traditional Family Kitchen, try bright and bold accessories. However, if you're feeling adventurous why not add in a colourful print or even a printed wallpaper? We can’t get enough of the Prism wallpaper by Cole & Sons.

Get the Look:

 

Tiva 6 Seater Dining Table, £299

Aqua Stylo Dining Armchair, £55 

Mulberry Purple Stylo Dining Chair, £49 

White Stylo Dining Chair, £49 

Prism Wall Paper, Cole & Sons

So to conclude...

Hopefully, you now know what to do to embrace this colour combination and will show us your lovely pictures! If this colour combo isn't quite your cup of tea, luckily with our dining sets you can choose whatever colour combination you like. Go all one colour or mix and match your dining chairs, it's up to you. Just remember these tips:

 
  • When picking colour combinations, try using a colour wheel. Aqua and Mulberry Purple are opposites on the colour wheel, making them complementary colours and a very visually stimulating combination. Want a more subtle colour combination? Choose colours which are neighbouring. These could be Aquas, Blues and Greens to create a very relaxing and tranquil setting.
 
  • Play around with the volume of colour you use. Maybe stick to a darker colour on your walls and keep furniture and accessories light. Or opt for neutral walls and floors and keep your chairs and styling bold!
 
  • For a Modern look, use metallics, chrome and gloss finishes. For a scandi look, work with textures, neutrals and mix and match!
 
  • Adding a printed wall paper or dramatic colours to your walls will instantly change the look of a room. Rich, inky tones are very 'in' at the moment, so experiment with colours. Just remember to use tester pots on more than 1 wall. That way you can get a feel for the colour in different light and shade. What works opposite a window may look much different around the window itself!
 

Stay tuned for the next 'How to use Colour in your Home". In the meantime, share with us the colours you have chosen on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with #mydanetti!!

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Danetti Guides, Decorating
Halloween House Party: How to Dress a Stylish Halloween Table
October 25, 2017 at 4:05 pm 0
Danetti Halloween Table Styling  

Halloween. It seems every year it gets bigger and bigger. But gone are the days of tacky cobwebs and fake plastic pumpkins for halloween decorations. These days, we are all lusting after that perfectly styled, interior magazine feel to our halloween decor. As Halloween is less than a week away, take a look out our favourite spooky table settings to get you in the mood!

 

1. Subtle Halloween Style

If you're not quite ready to go black, take a look at this perfectly subtle and cool Halloween Table. This is also the most simple halloween look to recreate- perfect for those last minute halloween decor ideas!  

My Scandinavian Home Subtle Table Dressing

  Get yourself down to your local florist or garden centre and get a handful of deep purple flowers along with a bunch of greyish-green foliage (eucalyptus is perfect). You can usually find jars and glass bottles in a local antique bric-a-brac store, or you may even have these at home! Place your flowers and foliate in your glass, and save the most beautiful sprigs to go on your guests plates.  

2. Wax Dipped Roses

If like me, your favourite colour is black, have a go at creating an all black halloween table top, including stunning dipped roses. Similar to the example above, as long as you have black plates and textiles, this is a super achievable look.  

Camille Styles Sophisticated Table Dressing

  Its all the black elements that really make this look, so the darker the better. Black candles also bring the table to life. the little flickering of the flame brings the warmth and romance. As for the roses, these have been dipped in wax, to deepen the colour and preserve them forever. Just be sure not to forget a few dried leaves, to create an derelict house feel and stop your table looking flat.  

3. Painted Halloween Pumpkins

This Halloween we've created a super achievable Halloween Decor Idea by using miniature pumpkins and painting them autumnal colours. We also found these incredible, open, deep red roses from a local florist- we couldn't resist!    

The Assi Extending Dining Table is perfect for those Autumnal colours! 

  Creating this look couldn't be simpler. Buy an odd number of pumpkins and paint them 3 or 4 different colours. After you have placed your plates and cutlery (we went for gold, to keep it modern), scatter your pumpkins, roses and a few colourful leaves foraged from the surrounding areas. However, if you want your roses to last even after halloween, you could use a few little jam jars and dessert dishes to keep your roses hydrated!  

4. Floral Autumn Dream

If you're going for a more luxe, upmarket halloween party (think Heidi Klum's annual Halloween Extravaganza), then go all out on a bright, autumnal floral arrangement, like that of 3 Leaf Floral.  

3 Leaf Floral Autumnal Table Dressing

  Ask your local florist for a bouquet of coral, peach and claret red roses, balanced out with deep purple berries and and deep green foliage. This will be a statement for sure as soon as anyone walks into your dining room. Pluck a few berries and petals to scatter across the table, and add a few red and yellow apples and pears for an extra texture. Keep your plates and candlesticks black to keep the moody spooky feel. Up your game dark glass goblets for a traditional, gothic feel.  

5. Spook-tacular Party

Finally, we have the quick and easy, yet oh so effective All Black Halloween Table Styling, complete with creepy crawlies. If like me, you've left your party prep to the last minute, don't sweat it! This look can be achieve by popping to your local supermarket to pick up a few supplies!  

Jungalow's All Black Table Styling

  This is our most traditional Halloween decoration, with clever (and not in the slightest bit tacky) plastic insects. Get yourself down to the supermarket and pick up some mini pumpkins, little bag of plastic insects- usually found in the seasonal isle- and a nice bottle of red. Well, the colour would be just perfect! Classic chrome cutlery would work great with this style! Pick up a few red berries to scatter across the table to bring a pop of colour. Just don't eat them!  

Show us your Spooky Style

We love seeing all of your #mydanetti pics, so why not show us your Boo-tiful Halloween Style too! Let us know if you try out any of these looks and remember to check us out on Instagram and Facebook for more interior inspiration! Want some more ideas? Check out our Halloween Pinterest Board for our favourite DIY decorations!
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Articles, Danetti Guides
Airbnb Basics For Beginners: How to Create a Colourful Rental Home
October 6, 2017 at 12:16 pm 0
In the previous post of Airbnb Basic for Beginners, we covered the key pieces of information you need when starting to host on Airbnb, and how to get the best listing for your home. We also gave you our top interior tips for the best type of furniture to kit your home out in, and the key features for practicality and durability. If you've missed it, check it out right Here! In this post, we're going to look at the most appealing colour schemes for your home and give you a few cost-effective storage solutions, all to keep your home stylish and desirable on Airbnb.   Homes And Property Magazine Mihaela Homes  

How to use Colour in your Home

When making your home appealing to potential guests, it's really important to consider the colours you use. If you have a look through what Airbnb has to offer, I guarantee the spaces that appeal most to you are those where colour has been carefully considered. 

If you do a quick Google search you can find so many tips on which colours to use in each room and the importance of getting this right, not only for aesthetics but your mood too! Take a look at our top 5 tips on how to decorate your home like a pro!

 
  1. Create a soothing colour palette. Neutral colours are the standard when creating a serene interior, but we're not talking 50 shades of beige. Stick to cool colours like greys, blues and play with different tones of white.
  2. Bright and airy interiors are more sought after as your house will look larger and give off the feeling of tranquillity- exactly what Airbnb guests are looking for!
  3. Once you have your base colour palette, you can begin to furnish your home with complementary colours. It's always wise to keep your key items such as dining tables and sofas neutral and have fun with the smaller more inexpensive items.
  4. Keep a theme running throughout your home. By all means, the kitchen can be decorated in a more lively manner, and the living room more calming, but try to stick to similar colours so walking from one room to the next feel seamless.
  5. When undertaking a home makeover, don’t choose a colour which is too bold or too trend focused, unless you want to be re-painting your home twice a year! Always go for timeless colours, that way you’ll attract a wider audience and won't need to renovate yearly.
  6. Keep the chill out zones as chill out zones. Nobody wants to unwind in a bright purple and orange living room. Promote a feeling of tranquillity by using blues. Introduce subtle touches in your smaller furniture pieces and soft furnishings.
 

Using Colour in your Airbnb

Now you know the key factors on how to use colour in your Airbnb home, we’re going to give you some examples of quick and cost-effective home updates. Just to make sure you nail hosting on Airbnb! We will focus on the calming colour pallet of Powder Blues, White, Greys and a touch of warmth through the use of wood. 

 

Colourful Kitchen

It's no secret that your kitchen is usually the hub of the home. It is a constant hive of activity! You're either cooking for the family, having drinks with friends, having a cup of coffee in the mornings or rummaging for a midnight snack. For this reason, we can be more playful with the colours we use in our kitchens. The more activity, the more colour! 

  Aver and Finn Extending Dining Set for Airbnb

Aver & Finn Aqua and Steel Blue Extending Dining Set £669

 

Our Aver Oak and White Extending Dining Table is a great option for Airbnb homes as its extension leaf tucks neatly inside the table, so no need to extra storage. Most notably though are the Finn chairs which bring all the feels, which come as part of the set. Available in 11 colours, the Finn Dining chairs are plastic, durable and easy clean, and will sit in any existing, or new home interior!

What we love most about this 4 - 8 seater extending dining set is the calming tones of Aqua and Steel Blue balanced out with White. Keep the rest of the room neutral and play with textures to add more depth and style.

Alternatively, you could try an earthy colour palette of Taupe, Brick Red, White and Taupe Grey, but play with the proportions of each colour. The more Bright Red, the moodier the feeling. However, More Taupe and White with just a hint of Brick red will create a calmer kitchen with a hint of warmth.   Brick Red and Taupe Aver Extending Dining Set

Aver White and Oak Extending and Finn Dining Set, £669

 

Zen Living

Opposite to your kitchen, your living room needs to be more calming as this is usually where you'll unwind in the evening. Play around with your soft furnishings and more affordable pieces of furniture, such as side tables. As side tables tend to be more cost-effective, you're able to update these as you update your interior style. Keep your investment pieces, such as your sofa, in a more neutral colour so it will fit with your ever-changing colour scheme for years and years. However, if you do decide to pick a colourful sofa, be sure it is one you love and will be happy to live with. Never choose a sofa because it's on trend! Choose a piece you love and it's sure to last.   Pebble Powder Blue Side Tables

Pebble Side Tables in Powder Blue, £119

  Add a touch of colour to your home by using this calming Powder Blue. It will add warmth and promote feelings of tranquillity. Along with the reflective finish, this high gloss side table is a steal at under £100. Say you love this colour, but don't feel adventurous enough to purchase coloured furniture. Try adding a splash to your walls! Dulux's colour of the year 2017 Denim Drift is a perfect option for updating your living room while nailing 2017 colour trends.   Wing and Dice setting

Wing Leather Occasional Chair, £419 | Grey Gloss Dice Side Tables, £119

 

Luxury Twist

If you're a fan of more luxurious interiors, perhaps introduce colour into a real stand out piece of furniture. By keeping the majority of your home simple and having one statement piece, you can create a real focal point.   Smoked Blue Luxe Chaise

Luxe Chaise in Smoked Blue, £1299

  The Luxe Chaise comes in a variety of colour options, including this deep Smoked Blue. The Chesterfield quilted style gives you an abundance of luxury style, while the Chaise is just a wonderful statement in itself. Feeling really adventurous? The Luxe Range also comes in the most fantastic Mustard Yellow! If you wanted a really dramatic look, pair the Mustard Luxe Range with dark blue walls and Walnut highlights for an opulent, traditional room with a modern twist. Not one for the fainthearted!   Mustard Luxe with Dark Walls

Luxe Real Leather Chaise in Mustard Yellow, £1299

 

Cool and Convenient

When it comes to managing an Airbnb property from a distance, or letting out your home while you're away, it's hard to keep tabs on any little spills or thrills. That's why stackable dining chairs are such a great idea. A must have when it comes to rental properties.   Riva and Arc Dining Set for airbnb

Riva and Arc 4 Seater dining Set, £475

  Our Riva Fabric Dining Chairs come in 7 colours and are ideal for Airbnb homes. Say you're going away for the weekend and don't want any potential damage your pricey real leather dining chairs. Keep a spare set of stackable dining chairs in the garage for use when your home is being borrowed.  That way, you can add more colour to your home and also keep your best as your best. Just remember to protect your Fabric Dining Chairs with a barrier spray, such as Scotchguard upholstery and fabric protector.  

Warm Tones

Bright white interiors are always popular. They exude a minimal Scandi vibe and, photographed well, look SO good! However, when it comes to interior colour trends, dark walls are certainly having a moment.   Walnut and Black Chrome Acute Console Table

Acute Console Table in Walnut and Black Chrome, £259

  Create a real feel of warmth and intimacy with dark grey walls and Walnut furniture. Our Walnut and Black Chrome Acute Console Table is perfect as an extra, practical surface, but also brings that welcome touch of sophistication. Plus, the Acute range is a really stylish and cost-effective furniture range, starting at just £89 to £199. Mix and match your coffee tables, side tables and console tables to a coordinated, high end feel.   Studio 3 Seater Fabric Sofa for Airbnb

Studio 3 Seater Fabric Sofa £899 |Walnut and Black Chrome Acute Coffee and Side Tables £169 each

   

Ready? Set, GO!

Well done, by now you'll have the most desirable home on Airbnb. Getting your home Airbnb ready is just the start of it. Now you'll have to upload your property, with all those bright and airy photos of your newly updated home, and scope out those potential guests. There are a few important factors to take into consideration before letting your house out to any part-time guests.  

Airbnb Safety

If your home is available just for weekends, or if it's on the market full time, you need to bear in mind some key safety features when hosting on Airbnb. Safety is paramount, and there's plenty of tips on Airbnb's site when it comes to taking care of you and your home. We've done the legwork and narrowed it down into little bite-sized chunks:
  • Communicate through Airbnb. Use this to communicate safely with any potential guests. All conversations will be recorded and monitored which is so reassuring. Plus, Airbnb will blank out any mobile numbers and email addresses to keep communication safe.
  • Know your guests. Before letting your property out, you can get to know your guests by having clear and verified profiles. People cannot pretend to be someone they're not, and if you are unsure, you can ask for verification, such as a video profile or government-issued ID.
  • Understand the visit. It's also a great idea to chat with your visitors and get to know them. Find out what they will be doing in your home and why they want to stay. That way you can whittle out any potential home wrecking parties! Keep your wits about you.
  • Pay through Airbnb. Airbnb will always handle the money to make sure you as the host are getting your payment. This way you are protected against any scams. This goes for both Hosts and Guests.
  • Meet your guests and welcome them into your home at check in. You can still cancel a booking at any time. Therefore if you feel unsafe at any point, you don't have to go ahead.
  • Use a Security Deposit. Nobody wants last-minute cancellations or damages to your home! This will also cover you in any situation, so you're not out of pocket.
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Furniture Cleaning Tips: The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need
September 28, 2017 at 2:44 pm 0
Keeping on top of the housework is nobody's favourite task. With so many different surfaces to dust and other daily tasks still to do, we're all guilty of letting things slip. Well, never fret! We've compiled your one stop cleaning guide, with all the tips and tricks to make maintaining your furniture a walk in the park. From High Gloss and Wood Veneer to Real Leather and Plush Velvet, there's something here for you.   White Gloss Fern dining Table

Fern White Gloss 4 Seater Dining Table, £179

  We all know that cleaning our furniture is a bit of a task. Whether you're in a compact one-bed apartment, or a six bedroom house, we will take you through the basics and also provide you with our Stylist's secret tips!  

Essential Cleaning Materials

Before you do anything, let's make sure we've got the right 'ingredients'. These are our must-haves when it comes to our photoshoots and caring for your new furniture.  
  • Micro Fibre Cleaning Cloths: I don't know what we would do without these bad boys! They're super soft and magically pick up the finest dust. Have a multi-pack of these to hand at all times.
 
  • Clean Dish Cloth: For the initial rub down.
 
  • Dish Soap: Classic. First point of call for any cleaning. Just make sure it's gentle!
 
  • Magic Sponge: It's surprising how versatile a magic sponge is- from skirting boards to trainers, these are an absolute lifesaver.
 
  • Hairspray: The first of our Stylist's Must Haves when it comes to cleaning. All will be revealed soon on this...
 
  • White Vinegar: For an extra kick on those extra tough stains.
 
  • Baby Oil: For the ultimate shine and incredible smell.
  Once you've got the above list in the house, we're ready to get stuck in... Elbow grease at the ready!  

Hard Materials

 

High Gloss Cleaning Tips

Our most popular finish is Gloss. Available in Grey and White, the high gloss finish is super crisp, sleek and stylish. When it comes to cleaning high gloss furniture, you have to be gentle. Avoid harsh cleaners at any cost. High Gloss Furniture is perfectly practical when you regularly look after it.

  Zen White Gloss Desk

Zen White gloss Desk, £269

How to Remove Stains from High Gloss Furniture

For day to day gloss cleaning, you shouldn't need to do anything more than wipe down with warm soapy water and dry with a microfibre cloth. But what if you get a tougher mark? How do you remove stains from high gloss furniture? There are multiple different stains which can be a challenge to shift. Luckily enough, our Stylist has some insider secrets for cleaning those more stubborn, and most common stains:  
  • Pen:

    When it comes to removing felt tip or biro marks, what we tend to use is a tiny bit of hairspray. This will work on many different surfaces, not just gloss. The key for hairspray's magical cleaning properties is actually the alcohol content. Spray on the effected area and leave for a moment before wiping away. Test on an inconspicuous area first, just in case!
 
  • Sticky Marks:

    These are notoriously difficult to remove. Leave it too long and it will attract dust and you're left with a nasty black smudge. These are very easily removed though by rubbing very gently with a damp cloth soaked in soapy water and vinegar.
 
  • Tomato Sauce:

    The dreaded Bolognese stains. Is there any worse stain to have on your new high white gloss dining table? The key to cleaning food stains off a high gloss surface is to catch it early! As soon as you have a spillage, mop it up straight away and use a vinegar and soapy water solution. However, if your stain is a bit more bedded in, you have to be super careful. There's plenty of high street cleaners you can try. Just make sure you read the manufacturers instructions carefully, so as not to damage the colour or shine of your gloss furniture.
 
  • Day to Day Cleaning:

    When looking after your Gloss Furniture for those daily spills, make sure you mop up any mess straight away, and wipe with warm soapy water. As above, be sure to buff off any water to showcase that beautiful shine.
  It almost goes without saying that coasters and placemats are a must for any dining table, especially high gloss dining tables. Using coasters will prolong the life of your gloss surfaces and keep the compliments flowing!    

Glass and Frosted Glass Cleaning Tips

Tempered Glass is one of the most durable and practical surfaces to have in your home. Due to its soft and highly reflective surface, it does require regular maintenance, but never more than a quick wipe over.  One of the easiest things you can use is a household window cleaner, as the alcohol can cut through those greasy fingerprints with ease! Although we would also recommend some home-made cleaning remedies too.   Profile 6 Seater Glass Dining Table

Profile 6 Seater Glass Dining Table, £149

  It couldn't be easier to make your own Glass Cleaner. All you need is a 50:50 solution of water and white vinegar shaken up in a spray bottle. The reason we love making our own cleaning spray is that you know exactly whats in it. Meaning its safer for your family as you don't have to worry about regular chemical use or allergies. Simply spray generously over your glass surface and buff off with a lint free cloth. If you don't have any micro fibre cloths to hand, kitchen roll works great too. Also be sure to clean the underside of your glass table. There is no point cleaning the top and not the bottom, so buff away all of those sticky fingers to a super spotless surface.    

Frosted / Cloudy Glass Cleaning Tips

So what about Frosted Glass? How do you clean a cloudy glass surface? Well, exactly the same way as you'd clean normal glass. The only difference being is you cannot use any oil based cleaning products. This is likely to soak into the frosted finish and leave nasty stains. Just incase, here's a few tips for maintaining your frosted glass surface.  
  • Spray your Frosted Glass Dining Table with your 50:50 water / white vinegar solution and leave to soak in a little longer than you would do with a clear glass table.
  • Use a microfibre cloth to wipe off the cleaning solution.
  • For stubborn stains, create a paste with 2 parts baking soda to 1 part white vinegar. Apply to the surface and leave for 5 to 10 minutes. Finally, rub in with a clean, soft sponge then wipe off with a clean, damp cloth.
 

Chrome Cleaning Tips

We love chrome here at Danetti. Its highly reflective surface adds style and brightens any room. Chrome does take a little bit of attention to keep it perfect and shiny. As with gloss, if you keep on top of chrome cleaning regularly, you shouldn't have any problems!   General day to day cleaning is the same as you would do with Gloss and Glass, just with warm soapy water. Add a splash of white vinegar for an extra boost, and consider using a chrome polish for added gleam!     Tiva and Stylo Dining Set

Tiva and Stylo 6 Seater dining Set, £489

How to Remove Rust from Chrome

If you have accidentally left your chrome to get a few rust spots, do not worry. These can be really easily removed, however, it is really important to protect your chrome furniture. What's more, you probably have everything you need at home already!  
  • First, make sure you chrome is thoroughly cleaned. Warm soapy water and a clean sponge should be enough, but feel free to add a splash of white vinegar for tougher cleaning.
  • Next, take some regular kitchen foil and this dunk into some water. Again, feel free to add a dash of salt- this will speed up the process a little.
  • Rub your kitchen foil back on forth over the rust marks. Although remember not to rub too hard- this can damage the surface. You just need a light rub.
  • Finally, wipe off any water with a clean and dry microfibre cloth. This will restore the shine and keep your chrome like new!
  • Just incase you want to up the shine factor once more, you can always add a coating of chrome cleaner. Just be sure to read manufacturers instructions!
If you do give this method of removing rust from chrome a go, please test out on an inconspicuous area first!     Plaza Velvet Stool in Grey

Plaza Velvet Stool in Grey and Chrome, £99

 

Black Chrome

Similar to classic Chrome, the only difference with black chrome is the black pigmentation. Keeping black chrome clean is exactly the same as classic. However, due to the colour of black chrome, we wouldn't recommend taking kitchen foil to it. This may damage the colouring, and nobody wants that! Should your black chrome be cared for regularly, you shouldn't have any issues with keeping fresh and slick.

Form Black Chrome Dining Armchair

Black Chrome Form Dining Armchair, £129

   

Brushed Stainless Steel Cleaning Tips

Much like other metals you'll find in your home, cleaning brushed metal is super easy, should you keep on top of it. Although a Chrome finish is super modern, sleek and shiny, the practicality of Brushed Metal is invaluable. It will hide any little scratches, keep a glossy feel and is suitable in all different interior styles. Be sure to dust your brushed chrome regularly to avoid it looking dull. Again, soapy water should be all you need to remove any marks. For those harder to remove marks, window cleaner or our 50:50 water and white vinegar spray work really well! Our favourite tip for cleaning brushed metals has to be Baby Oil! Baby oil goes a long way, so use sparingly. All you need to do is rub the baby oil on with a paper towel, and buff away any excess with a dry, micro fibre cloth.   Monti Real Leather Barstool Base Cleaning

Monti Real Leather Barstool, £169

  Brushed Steel is such a beautiful metal to use in your home. By keeping on top of its maintenance and ensuring to polish regularly, it can last for years and years. As modern kitchens tend to use brushed metals on everything from cookers, sinks and fridges, using baby oil will keep your home shining and smelling amazing.  

Wood Veneer Cleaning Tips

When it comes adding warmth to your modern home, you cannot beat a touch of wood. Caring for real wood can be time-consuming and complicated, which is why we love Wood Veneers so much. With modern day technologies, you could hardly tell that your new table isn't real wood (except maybe looking at the price tag!).   Cleo 4 Seater Oak and Grey Gloss Dining Table

Cleo 4 Seater Dining Table, £299

  If you find that you do get stains on your wood veneer- DO NOT reach straight for the hard chemicals. These will most likely damage the colour, texture and overall finish of your wood veneer. Where possible, contact the manufacturer and ask for tips first. If this isn't possible, for example, you spill wine during a dinner party out of hours, then try these quick and easy steps;  
  • Remove as much of the liquid/sauce as possible as quickly as you can.
  • Avoid the hesitation to scrub as the veneer finish. This will only make things worse and you can bed the stain deeper into the surface.
  • Mix 1 part white vinegar in 2 parts soapy water and dab with a clean microfibre cloth. Be sure not to wet the table too much, and dab in the direction of the grain.
  • Be sure to dry the table thoroughly, and if needed, repeat the above steps until the stain has gone. The key is to act fast to remove any stains.

Plastic Furniture Cleaning Tips

Good quality plastic furniture is a God send- especially for families! It's cost-effective, durable and so easy to clean. So much so it almost doesn't need its own section, but while we're on it....   Finn Dining Armchair

Finn Dining Armchair, £59

  Plastic dining furniture can be cleaned with pretty much anything, as long as you're not using harsh chemicals. Warm water or baby wipes work best on plastic, and you can give it a good rub to clear any tougher set stains.  Just be sure not to let any food sit, as this may stain, and avoid using scratchy pads, as this may damage the finish.  

Do's and Don'ts

Now we've covered the cleaning and maintenance of hard finishes, there are some key facts to remember. We've broken it down into Do's and Don't for your convenience.  

Do's

  • Do use warm soapy water as your first option. This should remove majority of marks.
  • Do add a splash of white vinegar for a deeper clean.
  • Do be sure to use a soft cloth on any type of surface. Micro Fibre cloths are super useful!
  • Do make sure you wring out your cloth so as not to saturate the surface. Too much water can damage the finish.
  • Do get into the habit of wiping down regularly. This doesn't have to be much, just a quick dust or wipe down as part of your post meal time routine.
 

Don'ts

  • Don't use harsh chemicals such as bleach or ammonia based cleaners. These can affect the finish and colour of your furniture. Stick to the gently cleaners.
  • Don't rub- dab instead. That way, you won't damage the surface and will also help keep the surface dry.
  • Don't let any spills or stains sit on your furniture. The quicker you clean it up, the less likely you are to get staining.
  • Don't use any abrasive cleaners or cloths, as these may scratch the surface.
  • Don't use any shop bought cleaners without reading the manufacturer's instructions very carefully.
  Calanna White Oak Console Table

Calanna White Oak Console Table, £199

So, there you have it. All the cleaning tips you could possibly need.

Just to recap a couple of key factors when it comes to cleaning your furniture.
  • Warm soapy water is perfect for cleaning any surface or fabric.
  • Tough stains can be removed by adding a splash of vinegar to your soapy water.
  • Never rub your furniture. This can effect anything from the colour to the feel. Make sure you dab.
  • Regular maintenance is a good idea. Little and often will help you out in the long run.
  • If you're ever unsure on how to clean your products, contact the manufacturer for tips.
  • For deep cleaning on delicate fabric, consult a professional. The last thing you want is to try DIY and make things worse. If in doubt, ask.
  Don't forget to share you pictures using #mydanetti with us across our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter Pages. And if you can't decide what you purchase next, have a look at our Pinterest and Houzz for some interior inspiration!
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Instagram Like a Pro: 5 Tips for The Best Interior Instagram Account
September 7, 2017 at 1:19 pm 0

Want to Instagram Interiors like a Pro?

We are living in the age of Instagram. No matter what your interests, there is a wealth of material on Instagram. But how do you make sure your shots are seen? How do you stack up the likes and gain more followers? And how do you create the best Instagram Interior Account?

  Trestle Desk and Fern Console Instagram Shot

Product Featured - Fern Grey Gloss Console Table, £199 | Trestle Matt White Dest, £249

 

What is the Point of Instagram?

Instagram is a great tool for businesses and individuals, as it allows you to hone in on your specific interests and get the insider scoops before anyone else. It means your new products or your home renovation can reach thousands of people who may not naturally find it themselves. And most of all, it’s the perfect place to find inspiration for your next home makeover project.

You’re free to get online and Google the best bloggers on Instagram, or the best interior Instagram accounts, however, you’re likely to be taken to pages diluted with inactive accounts, or pages with millions of followers.

Therefore, you'll want to do your research. Start by following your favourite blogs and see what suggestions Instagram will have for you. That way you can explore yourself and find out what it is that really inspires you. Once you come across an account you love, following the page and saving images you like is a great way to remind yourself of what you’ve seen.

Also, check out some great interior design hashtags (more on this later) and discover new accounts all by yourself!

Elle Decoration Instagram Feed

Elle Deco UK Instagram Feed

 

1. Looking For Inspiration

Before we get into taking the perfect interior photo for Instagram, let's look at the different types of Instagram account to start following:

  Aria White Oak Sideboard

Aria White Oak Side Board, £749

Shops

It's great to follow your favourite shops and brands, as this is usually the first place to hear about a new products, discounts, sales and promotions. You’ll also get to go behind the scenes and feel more connected to your favourite brands. Most noteworthy though is that your favourite shops will often hold Instagram competitions, where you can get a specific hashtag to use and enter!

  Flat 15

Flat 15 Gabriella propping on a project

Bloggers

The majority of today’s Interior bloggers will have an Instagram account to share their new projects, inspiration or travel tips. They often link up with popular brands and offer one time special discount codes. Interior Blogs tend to be a great source of inspiration, as you will always find someone who matches your interior style and also your budget!

Living etc

Living Etc. Instagram Feed

Magazines

It's no secret that interior magazines are our favourite way to get inspiration. There’s no nicer feeling than settling down with a warm cuppa and latest edition Elle Deco. Interior magazines will have the most up-to-date Interior design trends,  and are always one step ahead of the bloggers.

That said, most of us don’t find the time to sit down and read a magazine, so by following these brands on Instagram, you can get all the best bits of the magazine on the go (plus without forking out an eye watering £5 for them!)

Design Milk

Design Milk Instagram Feed

Interior Inspiration

Theres a whole community on Instagram around truly beautiful interiors and architecture. You will get feeds dedicated to sharing the most stunning properties from around the world! Although these interiors aren’t without a hefty price tag, it's such a great place to start gathering inspiration. And who knows, if you work hard one day soon your own home could be featured!

Our Money Pit

@the_money_pit Instagram Feed

New Home Accounts

Believe it or not, the New Build Instagram scene is huge. With your real, everyday people documenting their new homes or home renovation projects, and sharing tips and tricks. The beauty of these types of accounts is that they're realistic, affordable and if you have a question, you’re more likely to get a response! If you want real homes, these are the accounts to follow.

 

2. Setting Up The Perfect Interior Shot

Now you’ve got your inspiration and know the look you’re after, it's time to set up the perfect shot for your personal Instagram page. Follow these simple tips for a perfect professional looking photo:

  Trestle and Finn Instagram Shot

Tap the Screen on an iphone and instantly adjust the exposure!

 

1. Lighting is Everything - Get it wrong and you'll have a drab and boring image. However, get it right and you can create the most beautiful, bright, airy and insta-worthy interiors photos. Play around with the built in features on your phone to instantly adjust the exposure for a bright, airy photo.

Top Tip: Shooting in natural lighting will always give the best results. We reccomend shooting in the morning, between 8am-12pm.

   

An angled shot will allow you to see more of the room, and gives more context to an imageTrestle and Finn Angled Shot

   

2. Get the Good Side - When it comes to using an iPhone for interior photos, it's really important to get the right angle. A front on image creates more focus and drama. Alternatively, if you want to get more context and mood in your image, try shooting at an angle. This allows you to get more of the room in and show off the entire scene.

    Fern Grey Gloss Console Table

Fern Grey gloss Console Table, £199

   

3. Less is More - Once you’ve got the perfect position for your photo, get styling! Make sure your Instagram interiors actually look as though someone lives there, because strangely enough, you do live there! Nobody wants to see a perfectly propped home as it's not realistic. Style your home in a way that looks inspirational yet practical.

Top Tip: Always check your props through the camera. Although your styling looks great to the eye, it may be not so great through the camera. It's best to move props while looking through your camera, as this is what your followers will see.

   

3. Edit!

Now, go and look through you’re favourite Instagram feeds. What's the one thing you’ve noticed? A distinct lack of filters? That's because your Instagram pro will edit their images before posting to get the most beautifully lit, focused and inspirational shot. If you want to replicate this same feel, follow these simple steps:

  • Download a good photo editing app, such as VCSO or Snapseed. With these you can balance your photos, blur the background and crop into your photographs.
  snapseed Editing Tools

Editing tools available on the Snapseed app

 
  • We've gone with Snapseed here and as you can see, you have so many options to edit your photos. Whether you're photographing interiors, people or landscapes, there's plenty of specific edits for those quick, on the go uploads.
  • The most important function, as we previously mentioned, is getting the brightness right. We have a curves option in Snapseed which auto-adjusts the brightness to get the perfectly lit shot. You can edit it more or less if you want a more dynamic look.
    Trestle Desk Exposure

Exposure can make a huge difference to your shots. Product featured: Trestle Matt White Desk, £249 | Finn Dining Chair £55

 

For example, take a look at Julia Kendell @therelaxedhome. All of her images have the same feel to them (because they’ve been edited). They appeal to her targeted audience, are all very inspirational and 100% achievable!

  The Relaxed Home Instagram Feed

The Relaxed Home Instagram Feed

 

4. Upload and Hashtag

When it comes to uploading your images there's a few insider secrets we’re about to share with you. Firstly, think about the time of day you’ll be sharing you pics. You can hashtag to your heart's content, however, if you post your picture when no one's online, it’ll be a flop. If you start typing an interior design hashtag, Instagram will show you similar results, including how many posts have used that tag.

  Interior Design Hashtags  

So, how do you get more followers fast on Instagram? You'll want to get to know the time of day your favourite Instagram accounts post and then post around the same time too. These tend to be early in the morning, when your followers are waking up. Also, midday is a good time as people will be on lunch breaks. Finally, think about posting in the evening, after people have finished their dinner and are sat down chilling out.

Along with the time of your post, get to know the most popular Instagram hashtags. Take a look at the days trending hashtags and use these accordingly.

 

Top Tip: Make sure you use relevant hashtags. It's no good using #summer just because it's one of the most used hashtags. Especially when your post is about your Christmas tree decorations!

 

Ultimately, like many of our followers, they want shots to be seen by us. Most companies will have a specific hashtag. This is so their customers know what to tag to get seen, and they can easily find their images online.

 

For example, at Danetti, we have started #mydanetti. We use this hashtag on our own posts, but also make our followers aware of it. That way, when someone wants to share their beautiful Danetti furniture, all they do is use #mydanetti, and we’ll get a notification instantly.

 

#mydanetti

#mydanetti entries

 

Don’t forget to do you research into the popular hashtags for the best interior Instagram account. You can find out the best interior design hashtags for 2017, such as #interiors #interiors123 (see- they’re not all obvious!). Finally, use specific hashtags for furniture to be sure your shots are seen by the relevant people.

 

5. Our Top Interior Instagram Account to Follow

Looks like you know all there is when it comes to finding inspiration, taking your photos and uploading luscious Instagram interiors, we want to share with you some of our favourite pages.

  Flat 15 Feed

Flat 15

Gabriella is an interior stylist and new mummy, sharing inspiration, travel snaps and motherhood. Her account is colourful, yet remains co-ordinated. Whats more, it’s a great mix of her home and inspirational interiors.

  Danetti Feed

Danetti

Come on, you didn't think we’d write a post about the best interior instagram accounts and not feature ourselves!? We’re very proud of our feed, plus it's the first place you’ll find out about our promotions, competitions and new products. In addition, you’ll also get a load of behind the scene shots, so you can see into the Danetti Life.

  The Money Pit Feed

Our Money Pit

This is a bit more of a personal recommendation. We recently had the pleasure of meeting Thea, owner of @our_money_pit whilst filming a customer testimonial with her. Thea is one of our followers who tags us in her images and shares tips on renovating her early 00’s semi-detached house. We think this is one of the best home Instagram accounts. Her feed is super inspirational, and if you’ve got a questions, you’ll get an answer! (Plus, if you want new home hashtags, check out Thea’s feed for the best ones!)

  Elle Decor Feed

Elle Decoration UK

Possibly the one magazine everyone aspires to, we love Elle Deco’s Instagram feed. Full of colour co-ordinated posts, tips on the newest interior design trends and the ones to watch. For an interior Instagram account without the cost of buying a physical copy, Interior Magazines are great feeds to follow.

  The Frugality Feed

The Frugality

Alex Stedman, owner of The Frugality blog is a great all rounder. The clue is in the name really, Frugality. Alex focuses on affordable design yet shows it in a way that looks super exclusive. If you’re after an Instagram feed with interiors, fashion, travel, and behind the scenes of new collections, The Frugality is a goodie. (Plus, Alex is super active with Instagram stories and replying to comments- she's great at engaging with you.)

 

What have we learnt?

All things considered, I hope you now have all the information you need when it comes to taking the perfect interior shot. Including getting loads of new followers and generally winning at Instagram. Just to round it off, lets re-cap the top tips to take away:

  Fern Console and Plaza Stool Instagram Shot

Product Featured: Fern Grey Gloss console Table, £199 | Plaza Grey Velvet Stool, £99

 
  • Get the perfect shot by focusing on lighting, positioning and styling.
  • Be sure to edit your shots to create a consistent and inspirational interior Instagram account.
  • Follow your favourite shops and brands for exclusive promotions, competitions and get to know their hashtags to get your pictures featured!
  • Use hashtags wisely. You don't want to over do it with irrelevant hashtags. The maximum hashtags you can use on each post is 30.
   

Now that's all said and done, get yourself on Instagram and follow us @danetti_com. In the meantime, share your pictures with us by using #mydanetti. We can't wait to see what you’ve got in store for us!

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Your Sofa Buying Questions, Answered
August 25, 2017 at 4:06 pm 0

A few weeks ago we gave you, our loyal and stylish customers, the opportunity to ask our product experts and stylist your sofa buying questions. In this blog, we will be answering your questions and sharing our top tips for the little bits which can sometimes be overlooked.

  Dillon 2 seater leather sofa

Dillon 2 Seater Leather Sofa, £1349

Getting Started

Before you start looking for new sofas, you must do your homework and check the size of your room. The last thing you’ll want is to spend your hard-earned cash on a couch which doesn't fit your space.

  Robin 2 seater leather sofa size and detail

Robin 2 Seater Leather Sofa, £1249

 
  1. Height - this is from the floor to the top of the cushions
  2. Length - The overall length of the sofa
  3. Depth - How deep the sofa is
  4. Seat Height - How far from the floor the seat is
  5. Seat Depth - How deep the seat is (this is key to comfort!)
 

It’s key to check these measurements against where you will be positioning your new sofa. Double check spacing around any doors and walkways, so you're not side-stepping around your house!

You Asked, We Answered.

  Luxe leather sofa range in heather

Luxe 2-3 Seater in Heather, £1799

What are the colour trends for this season? What trend should I invest in?

 

Colour trends for interiors tend to hang around for a few years, with subtle updates for each season. This year we’ve seen the rise of millennial pink, luscious greens and the continued dominance of grey interiors.

AW17 plays on these key colours, refreshing with a warmer, more opulent twist. Millennial Pink becomes Plaster Pink. Palm Green becomes Emerald, and Cool Greys are updated with warmer tones and natural accessories.

“Fashion comes and goes but style lasts forever” - Yves Saint Laurent

Dillon 2 seater leather sofa

Dillon 2 Seater Leather Sofa, £1349

  However, it's important to remember what is in fashion right now may not be in 5 years time. That's why when you’re buying a sofa, you need to look for a classic, timeless style; something that will last you for years to come. Your sofa is an investment piece. You’re probably looking to spend upwards of £800 on a sofa, which you won't want to be doing every couple of years. That's why we recommend playing with your soft furnishings and wall colours to reflect trends and keep your settee stylish and timeless.  

Stylist's Tip: If you want your open plan area to feel light and airy, opt for a slightly lower backed sofa. This is a more modern shape and allows you to see above and across your space.

 

What are your tips for zoning an open plan room?

Open plan living is on the rise. With more of us knocking out walls for a family-friendly, more social home, creating the perfectly zoned living area can be a challenge.

  siena Corner sofa with Riva and Arc dining set

Siena Corner Sofa, £2999 

 

For this, we would recommend first understanding how you naturally flow through your home. For example, placing a couch in the middle of a walkway is not ideal. Start by drawing a rough plan of your open space and decide what destinations you need. This could be a living area, dining area and kitchen, or perhaps just a work zone in your living room.

This way you can physically draw on the zones, clearly see your walkways and place your furniture accordingly.

 

Stylist's Tip: With open plan homes, you tend to see all 4 sides of your furniture. Make sure when you’re shopping that you have a good look at the back of the sofa, and make sure it's pretty to look at!

  Dillon sofa range back stitch detailing

Dillon Range Back Detail

 

So, to answer your question, there is no right or wrong way to zone a room. It’s a lot of trial and error, but having a plan of the areas you want, and an idea of the space you have helps! 

 

How do I keep my sofa looking like new?

There are many things you can do to keep your sofa looking ‘box fresh’. One of the most important tips is using fabric protectors! You’ll kick yourself after that first spillage if you don't protect your sofa from day 1.

  Siena 2 seater fabric sofa

Studio Fabric 2 Seater Sofa, £699

 

We would highly recommend using a fabric protector, specifically one designed to repel stains and allow for a quick and fuss-free cleanup. There are plenty of products on the market, however, we recommend Scotchgards Fabric and Upholstery protector. Just be sure to read the instructions correctly before use and test an inconspicuous area first.

When it comes to keeping a Real Leather Sofa clean, it requires a little more care and attention. Avoid any heavy chemicals on leather as this can cause damage and discolouration.

  1. Firstly, using a soft brush attachment on your hoover, give your sofa a good once over to pick up any crumbs, dust and spare change.
  2. Take a bowl of warm water and add a touch of white vinegar.
  3. Next, dampen a clean microfibre cloth in your solution and wring it out very well- you want a damp cloth, not a wet one.
  4. Wipe down the entire sofa, starting from the top. Rinse out your cloth as and when.
  5. Take a clean, dry towel and dry off your sofa. It's tempting to dry with a hairdryer, but this will dehydrate the leather, which we don't want.
  Luxe leather swatch in parchment

Luxe Leather Swatch in Parchment

 

Once your sofa is clean, you can use a leather conditioner (found all over the high street) to protect the leather even further and keep it hydrated. Just be sure to follow the manufacturers directions carefully!

 

What’s the most durable sofa material?

When it comes to a sofas durability, there are so many different finishes and textures to choose from. You first off need to understand your lifestyle and what your sofa will be used for. If you're shopping for a playroom, you are going to need something much tougher than a sofa for an occasional room. That said, you'll be hard-pressed to find a sofa which isn't durable! Heres a run down of the fabrics on offer and their benefits;   wren leather swatch in cloud grey
Wren Leather Swatch in Cloud Grey
Leather: Typically, a leather sofa can last up for 4 times longer than a Fabric Sofa. This is down to the makeup of leather. It's super tough and flexible, meaning it's less likely to tear or wear away. It's also easier to clean, as spills tend to naturally run off.
Elise Faux Leather Swatch in Cool Grey
  Faux Leather: A slightly cheaper alternative to a real leather sofa, but giving the same, luxurious look. Faux leather is not as flexible as real leather but will still move and age in a similar way. It's also a very low-maintenance material.   Plaza Velvet Stool
Plaza Velvet Stool, £99
Velvet: Having a huge resurgence in the interior world, Velvet sofas are super luxurious and bang on-trend. However, tread with caution as Velvet requires a lot of care. If you're interested in a velvet sofa, be sure to gather samples and check the quality of the velvet. Linen: Linen has such a beautiful look and feel to it, making your seating look comfy and stylish. It is also naturally hyper-allergic as its made from all natural fibres. Linen sofas are susceptible to staining though, so make sure you protect it!   Studio fabric swatch in cloud grey
Studio Fabric Swatch in Cloud Grey
Cotton / Polyester Blends: this is a very popular fabric for sofas, as you get benefits from both Cotton and Polyester. It's strong and durable and easy to keep clean! Wool: A more traditional sofa fabric, wool is tough and warm. It's also a really sustainable material, biodegradable and recyclable- helping the environment all the way. Wool also doesn't lose its form and will naturally bounce back to its original shape.  

Stylist's Tip: The fabric you choose for your sofa can change the feel of a room instantly. For modern interiors, choose leathers and flat weave fabrics. More tradition interiors will suit prints, wools and linens.

 

What style of sofa will suit my modern home?

With a modern home, there are a few key details which make a sofa more suited. Traditional sofas tend to have higher backs, curved armrests and decorative legs. However, when looking for a modern sofa, look for styles with sleek and minimal legs, lower backs and more ergonomic shapes. Our Siena Sofa Range has many features which make this a modern sofa;

Slim Angular Legs

  Siena range leg detail   The minimal style of the Siena's leg helps with the modern look. As they are thin, they are not a key feature of the sofa, but more of a subtle style suggestion. the Matt Black finish also means they do not overpower the simplistic style, as a chrome finish may.  

Adjustable Headrests

  Siena adjustable head detail   The great thing about adjustable headrests on a leather sofa is that you can choose the most comfortable position for you. This can vary when chilling down with a movie or entertaining. When the sofas not in use, you can lay all headrests down flat to open up the room even more.  

Low, Sculpted Armrests

  Siena sofa range arm detail   Having an armrest which is an extension of the seats, rather than a high armrest, keeps the shape smooth and stylish. This is also a more comfortable seating position when relaxing and is less formal.  

Stitch Detailing

  Siena corner sofa stitch detailing   The stitch detailing is a key design feature to this modern leather sofa. It showcases the craftsmanship that has gone into your handmade sofa and is a key feature of a leather sofa. The Siena is just one of our modern styles. Check out our modern sofa collections right here.  

How can I clean my couch without removing any cushion covers?

Removable cushion covers can be a great idea, however, once they've been through the wash once, they never fit the same way again. This is why lots of sofas nowadays do not have removable covers. Plus, with modern technologies, maintaining your fabric sofa without putting it through the washing machine is common practice.   Siena corner sofa with chaise

Studio Fabric Corner Sofa, £1599

  If you do get those unsightly spills and stains, here are our top tips for maintaining your fabric sofa:
  1. For any small little marks, you can usually clean them off with some warm soapy water- as long as you catch them quick enough! Put 1 tablespoon of dish soap (such as washing up liquid) into 2 cups of warm water.
  2. Take a clean white cloth and dampen it in your soapy water. Pat over the stain (DO NOT RUB) and use a dry white cloth to absorb the water. Repeat this 3-4 times until stain has gone.
For a deeper clean, you can add a touch of vinegar to your cleaning solution, or try a professional carpet/upholstery cleaner. Just be sure to follow manufacturers guidelines!  

Stylist's Tip: Micro fibre cloths are you best friend. They're great for cleaning all sorts of surfaces, be it dining tables, bar stools, even window sills. Have a little stockpile of them as they're amazing... Plus you can chuck them in the washing machine and use over and over again! 

  If you want more tips and tricks for fabric cleaning, check out our blog: How to clean a fabric sofa – Our insider secrets for keeping your sofa newer for longer.  

What's the best seating arrangement for a small living room?

Finding a sofa for a small living room can be challenging, that's why you need to know your measurements. There are a few options which will suit a compact living room, however it's really down to the overall feel of the room you want to create.  

Corner Sofa

Siena corner sofa with chair left handed

Studio Corner Sofa, £1599

A corner sofa is great for compact living rooms. They can come in many different sizes, so double check the fit. Most corner sofas are available in a left and right handed option to slide into any home.  

Armchair

Ellis 2 seater sofa and arm chair scene

Ellis 2 Seater Leather Sofa, £1899 and Ellis Armchair, £1099

  If your room is more of a cozy snug, or not used for entertaining, mixing and matching a couch with an armchair is a great option. Position a 2 seater sofa agains the wall, with an armchair sat adjacent. This promotes a casual and cozy feel, without making the room too crowded!  

How do you style a sofa?

Now you have your new couch, it's in position and protected, you can have fun with styling! Its a good thing to keep styling simple with your seating area - less is definitely more. There's no point in piling on the scatter cushions, as you'll only end up taking them off when you're sitting down!   Luxe chesterfield sofa in Heather

Luxe 2-3 Seater Leather Sofa, £1799

 

Here are our Stylist's Top 6 tips for Styling a Sofa:

  1. As previously mentioned, keep scatter cushions to a minimum. I would say a maximum of 5 on any couch. Also, a general rule of thumb when styling- things always look better in odd numbers.
  2. Throws can make or break a sofa look. In the winter pile on the heavy knits, faux furs and add soft lighting to your side tables. In the summer, swap out your chunky blankets for lighter linens and cotton throws.
  3. Avoid your seating area looking too twee by having mismatched cushions. Stick to a complimentary colour scheme, but play with patterns, textures and shapes. Throw in 1 large cushion, a couple of square cushions and an oblong one for an easy, yet stylish feel.
  4. Rugs and sofas go hand in hand. Make sure you get the sizing right though. Ideally your rug should be larger than you sofa, to frame the room and add warmth underfoot.
  5. For extra comfort, choose an ottoman rather than a coffee table.  You can place a tray on top for any decorative items, and have a super sleek place to rest your feet!
  6. Don't over style. Your seating destination will look much more welcoming when it's looking natural and lived in. If your cushions are perfectly plumped and your throw is expertly folded, it wont look as inviting.
 

Siena leather ottomanSiena Leather Footstool, £349

 

Insider Tips

Although we had loads of great questions sent in, there are a few tips that we, as your experts, think it's important to take into consideration when shopping for sofas...
  • Believe it or not, the frame of your sofa can make a huge different to the longevity of your chosen piece. Traditional sofas tend to be glued and stapled together. This is a cheaper method of building sofas, however it wont last as long as modern sofas.
  • Modern Sofas are made out of many different types of wood to make them much more durable. From softwoods for stress areas, and plywood for added strength.  You can also get sofas with a metal frame, however this will require a little more care over the years.
  • When sofa shopping, it's pretty obvious but check that any corners and edges are padded. Especially if you've got young ones as this will avoid any unsightly bumps on the head!
  • It's also really important to consider your lifestyle. A sofa in your playroom probably won't last as long as your living room, so choose a more cost effective sofa, or perhaps a sofa bed, for when your kids have sleepovers.
  • Be careful with a leather sofa and new denim or heavily dyed fabrics. The colour can transfer, and due to leathers nature, this will soak in and be tricky to remove without specialist care.
  • The most important measurement for your comfort is the seat depth. A deeper seat will be more cosy, comfortable and supporting. If you have a narrow seat depth, you'll always be sat more upright and not so relaxed.
  • If you have wood floors or brand new carpets, use floor protectors to avoid any dimples in your flooring. Flooring is one of the most expensive costs of your home, so you don't want to be damaging this.
  • And Finally, the most crucial piece of knowledge we can bestow onto you is this:

CHECK YOUR NEW SOFA WILL FIT THROUGH YOUR FRONT DOOR!

I can remember a time where we had to remove the window to get our sofa into our rented flat. Luckily we put the window back in seconds before the landlord showed up. So save yourself this awkward situation and check you'll get it in your house!

Go For It!

Now you're armed with all the facts and tips when it comes to sofa shopping, it should be a breeze! Remember though, if you have any other questions, we're more than happy to help! Once you've got the most Instagram worthy living room we'd love to see your pictures! Tag us in your pics and use #mydanetti to be featured on our pages!
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