£571 for Limited Time onlyWhen 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!
£571 for Limited Time onlyYou'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!
£1443 for Limited Time onlyIf 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!
£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.
£384 for Limited Time onlyIf 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!
£58 for Limited Time onlyAvailable 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.
£99 for Limited Time onlyIf 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.
NOW £79 for Limited Time onlyOur 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.
WAS £199, NOW £168 for Limited Time onlyConsole 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!
WAS £229, NOW £189 for Limited Time onlyFinally, 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!
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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:
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!!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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?
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!
Before we get into taking the perfect interior photo for Instagram, let's look at the different types of Instagram account to start following:
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!
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!
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!)
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!
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
Editing tools available on the Snapseed app
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!)
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.
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.)
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:
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.