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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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Cleaning Guides, Danetti Guides
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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Airbnb Basics for Beginners: Getting the Perfect Home Interior
August 11, 2017 at 4:40 pm 0

In this modern world there's a term that keeps popping up over and over again; Sharing Economy. But what does it mean exactly?

Sharing Economy: an economic system in which assets or services are shared between private individuals, either free or for a fee, typically by means of the Internet.

Sounds great, right? Sharing your off street parking to a commuter, renting out a room for a lodger, or maybe even letting out your entire house for holiday makers, there's no denying this is an intriguing concept. So how do you make it happen for you?

There are many sites on the world wide web, but perhaps most popular is Airbnb. You can let your home out for weekly getaways, or share a room to meet new people and make a bit of extra cash along the way.

I’ll admit though, the thought of having essentially a stranger staying in your home can be daunting. We’ve created a series of Airbnb Basics to supply you the best tips and tricks on looking after your Airbnb home, be it cleaning, styling or furnishing. This is your one stop Airbnb beginners guide. 

 

Make your home the perfect holiday destination with our Airbnb Basics guide. Siena Corner Sofa and Arc Glass 4 Seater Dining set with Riva Stackable Dining Chairs

 

Getting Started

Almost anyone can host on Airbnb but there are some barriers. It’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with the Airbnb FAQ’s. Heres a few things worth checking out before getting too stuck into Hosting;

  • House / Liability Insurance- Airbnb offer some sort of coverage, but it's a good idea to make your insurance company aware when you start Hosting on Airbnb, and also explore your other insurance options. Remember to add your furniture to any insurance policy too. These are investment items and you want to make sure you're covered should anything happen... Insurance isn't all about electricals!
  • Costs, Taxes and Fees- As with most sharing sites, there will be some applicable costs. Again, we highly recommend reviewing Airbnb’s post about what you’re likely to be charged when being a Host. 
  • House Rules, Safety Card and First Aid Box- When sharing your home or letting it out, you must make sure to lay down some ground rules, along with safety information. Look at a Welcome Pack, with all the do’s and don’ts, Safety information, emergency numbers and have a first aid box clearly posted.
 

Stylists Tip: Be sure to include any 'no snacking zones' and how to care for you furniture in your House Rules- let your guests know these are to be followed and respected.

 
  • Property Type- Airbnb has 3 different types of properties, and it's key to list yours correctly, not only for your listing to be found, but also for your security. These are:
            • Shared rooms- You’ll be sharing space with other guests, as well as sharing the entire property
            • Private rooms- You’ll have your own private room, however the rest of the property will be shared.
            • Entire homes / apartments- You’ll have the entire property for yourself. These are great for those big family trips away, or if you just prefer your privacy.

Creating the Perfect Listing

Now you know what Airbnb is all about, its time to get your listing up and running. So, whats the first thing that attracts you to a potential rental property? The pictures of sweeping staircases, insane garden views and the most desirable magazine-worthy interiors? Getting your home interior pictures right is super important in pulling in those future guests…

  • Lighting is so important! A bright and airy room flooded in natural light will always appear more appealing. Avoid synthetic light, and photograph your home in the morning, when the lighting is spot on.
  • De-clutter. Make your home look like the pages of your favourite interior design magazines by removing any remotes, mugs, washing, children toys etc. Your home wants to look like the perfect getaway / relaxation zone. 
 

Stylists Tips: Add a strategically places mug and magazine to make your home look lived in, but uncluttered! 

 
  • Get back and capture the entire room. You could use a wide angled lens to get more of the room in, but you don't want that 90’s fish eye effect. Just get back as far as you can, even if it means moving some furniture. The more your guests can see, the more likely they are to book with you.

 Moodboard using our Stone Grey and Taupe Grey Finn and Stylo Dining Chairs

 

Airbnb Interiors

Once you're ready to be a host(ess) with the most(ess), you need to make sure your home is practical for weekly new guests and also stylish, so people see your listing and want to stay. Luckily for you, we’re masters in creating beautiful interiors, so heres our tips for the perfect Airbnb home makeover.

Durability

The biggest thing to remember is that, although you are careful in your home, other guests may not treat it the same. That's where tough and durable furniture comes in. Some of the most durable kitchen table finishes on the market are Tempered Glass and HPL (high pressure laminate).

 

Zen Dining Table, £289

 

The Zen 6 seater Glass Dining Table is a perfect option for letting out your home on Airbnb. With a 10mm thick Tempered Glass top, this makes the table extra strong and resistant to breakage. As tempered glass will not splinter, the Zen Dining Table is also a kid friendly dining table. Plus, the sleek ‘V’ shaped gloss legs mean this 6 seater glass dining table is ticking all the boxes for modern interiors.

Stylists Tip: A Glass Dining Table allows light to flow through you room, helping with those all important interior photos and creating a light, airy kitchen! 

 

Ellie Extending Dining Table, £499

 

If a Glass Dining Table isn't your style, but you still want a durable kitchen table finish, take a look at our Ellie Extending Table. Made from HPL, this is one of the strongest, high performing materials for the home. HPL is able to withstand a temperature of up to 180ºC, but we would recommend using coasters anyway! Still unsure what HPL is? Take a look at our Material Spotligth: HPL post to find out more.   

 

Easy Clean

Secondly, you have to have wipe clean surfaces. There's nothing worse than scrubbing coffee stains out of a solid oak dining table, or trying to get red wine off of your favourite leather dining chairs! Let's face it, you can't watch your guests 24/7, so making sure your home is easy to keep clean is paramount.

 

Santo Dining Chair, £79

 

If you want to add more protections to your leather or faux leather dining chair, make sure you protect with a quality product, such as scotchgaurd fabric & upholstery protector. This will coat your chairs in an extra protective layer to repel those unwanted spills and prevent any nasty stains!

 

Detail of Zen Table

 

When it comes to keeping you table clean, our Zen and Ellie tables couldn't be more low maintenance. Just follow these simple steps;

  1. Wipe table with a clean cloth, soaked in a solution of warm water and fairy liquid. Make sure you cloth is rung out well.
  2. Wipe up any spillages as soon as they happen to avoid any staining. If you do find a stain, use a non-abrasive cleaner such as a magic sponge, or try adding a touch of vinegar to your cleaning solution.
  3. Take a dry, clean micro-fibre cloth to buff away and water makes, and keep your table streak free and sparkling!

Stylists Tip: If your table however does require specialist care, like a solid oak table, make sure to include this in your House Rules, so your guest know straight away to take extra care!

 

Compact Furniture

One of the key things potential guests will be looking at when browsing Airbnb is open, light and airy spaces. No one wants a home which is cluttered, dark and dingy. That's where compact furniture comes in.

 

Eve Compact Sideboard, £349

 

Although smaller, this handy space saving furniture for small apartments is ideal for rented properties. By having smaller, compact furniture, it means your space will feel more open, while still offering practical storage solutions. Which, as a result, will be much more appealing to potential lodgers!

 

Eve inside cupboard

 

Our Eve compact sideboard has a high gloss finish and matt tempered glass top (durability) and is a stylish piece for any hallway, living room, dining room or bedroom! Plus, for you part time Airbnb Hosts, a compact sideboard with drawers a good idea to tuck away any personal items and mark as an out of bounds area.

 

Multi-purpose Furniture

Multi-purpose furniture goes hand in hand with compact furniture. These clever space savers are ideal for rental properties and first time Airbnb hosts. Be it a side table which hides a footstool or a Console Table which doubles as drinks cart, there's no denying the possibilities are endless.

 

Fern Console Table, £199

 

The Fern console Table is a practical extra surface but also ideal for showcasing your favourite items. The high gloss finish also helps reflect light back around your room.

 

Duo Side Table, £149

 

Much as the Fern Console Table is multi-functional, the Duo Side Table doubles up as a table for remotes, lamps and magazines, while the pouf which tucks neatly inside can be pulled out as a perfectly sized footstool! Multi-tasking at its finest!

 

Dining Benches

When looking for an Airbnb property, 9 times out of 10 people will be looking for new experiences. You want your home to be that new experience, something different from the day to day.  Although you cannot physically give them a new experience, you certainly can give then a new interior experience.  

Loop Right Hand Corner Bench, £899

  Stand out from the crowd with a Dining Corner Bench and create a multi-functional American Diner style booth. Dining benches are such a focal piece and add so much style and class to a kitchen / diner. The Loop Bench Range offers multiple sizes and styles to suit any home interior. Combine a corner bench with a backless upholstered dining bench, or perhaps a mix and match of dining chairs and a 3-4 seater dining bench with backrest. Either way you'll have a totally desirable and magazine worthy kitchen. So now you have the basics to getting started on Airbnb. Don't forget to read through all the FAQ's over on Airbnb and familiarise yourself with the safety tips and tricks.  

Coming soon...

We've got so much more to share with you when it comes to getting your home Airbnb ready! Keep a look out for the next post in the series, where we will be talking through all things colour and getting the most out of your Airbnb listing!

Have you got any Airbnb hosting questions? Submit them below and our experts will be sure to get back to you. In the meantime share your Airbnb interiors with us by tagging us in your pictures and using #mydanetti.
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Judy Murray’s home makeover – Get the look in 5 simple steps
June 30, 2017 at 11:01 am 0

With Wimbledon about to kick off, we're all super excited to watch our favourite, Andy Murray, battle it out for a 3rd Wimbledon victory. Sure to be right by his side is mother, Judy Murray, who recently had her London Flat made over with House Beautiful magazine. Featuring Danetti furniture, you too can get the look in 5 simple steps. Want to know how? Read on...

   

1. Home Makeover Basics

  First of all, before starting your own home makeover it's key to do your research. Pinterest is a great place to start. Look for colour, themes and prints which excite and will fit in with any existing furniture. As you can see with Judy's home, House Beautiful chose a relaxing colour palette of whites and greys. This has been balanced with a hint of blue and pale aqua and abstract floral prints to add interest.  

Moodboard inspired by Judys Home Makeover

  Check out Farrow & Ball's Cornforth White; an understated grey; not too cool, and not to warm either. Add Topps Tiles Matrix tiles in black for contrast and Feathr's English Rose wallpaper in Forest to warm things up.  

Judy's White Gloss Zen Dining Table

2. Dining Table

Once you have selected the colours and textures you want to use, its time to decide on the most important piece of furniture for your kitchen; the Dining Table. Continuing the modern theme, maybe think about choosing a White Gloss Dining Table. This will compliment with the shiny tiles, and reflect all that beautiful colour!    

Zen White Gloss 6 Seater Dining Table, £289

  Our Zen Dining Table in white Gloss works perfectly within our moodboard, and is exactly what Judy has in her own home! The Zen Dining Table also comes in Grey Gloss and Glass with White or Grey Gloss Legs - A design for every home!  

3. Dining Chairs

Now, you probably want some chairs to go with your new Zen Dining Table? For Judy's home makeover, House Beautiful have teamed the Zen Dining Table with our Elise Faux Leather Dining Chairs. The smooth faux leather brings depth to the room as it contrasts the reflective finish of our Dining Table. Plus, the chrome legs keep the feeling of a modern kitchen without being too strong. (For a super modern edge, check out the Elise Dining Chair with black chrome Legs)

Judy loves to entertain around her new Danetti Dining Set!

Elise Faux Leather Dining Chair in cool grey, £95

If you wanted to inject a bit more colour, the Elise dining chair comes in 9 different colours, meaning your sure to find the perfect shade for your home.

4. Bar Stools

To finish off the perfect Danetti home makeover, you'll need some barstools for quick breakfasts and socialising during dinner parties!

In addition to the Leather Elise Chairs, Carry this through to your barstools too. House Beautiful have used our Monti Real Leather Bar Stools in Charcoal Grey. By using a different shade of grey this stops the room looking too co-ordinated and twee.

Monti Real Leather Bar Stool, £169 

    Again, as with the Elise Dining Chairs, the smooth matt finish of the Monti Bar Stool is the perfect opposite to that gloss kitchen island.  

5. Styling

And finally, no home makeover would be complete without the finishing touches. Probably the most enjoyable part of a renovation is shopping for those little bits and bobs, and placing your favourite items in prime position for all to see. Because our colour palette is pretty neutral, the addition of warmer pieces will help lift the room and add character.  

Selection of Vases from H&M Home

By sticking to shades from our statement wall paper, you're able to pull the scheme through from one room to the next. Same as our floral wallpaper, adding a touch of foliage and greenery will breath life into your home, while remaining on trend.

Get The Look

Love this look? Well thats good, because we do to! Here's your shopping list to get Judy's home makeover look for yourself;

Zen White Gloss Dining Table, £289

Elise Faux Leather Dining Chair in Cool Grey, £95

Matrix Tile in grey, Topps Tiles, £24.50 per sq meter

Monti Real Leather Bar Stool in Charcoal Grey, £169

Feathr's English Rose wallpaper in Forest, £129 for 10m

Farrow & Ball Cornforth White, £43.50 for 2.5L

   

So there you have it,

5 simple steps to you very own Judy Murray home makeover. You can check out the full article right here on the House Beautiful website. If you decide to use any of these tips, be sure to share your snaps with us, with the chance to be featured on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages! Just remember to tag us and use #mydanetti!
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Dining, Dining Sets
Our top 5 Dining Sets under £500 – From compact living to family homes
June 29, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0

The kitchen is the hub of our homes. It is where we socialise, eat, relax and spend most of our time when were at home. Which is why making your kitchen your favourite space is so important. However, we all know kitchens are not cheap, let alone the furniture we put in them!

We've compiled this handy list of our top 5 Dining Sets for under £500. Perfect for those quick and easy home updates, which will make the world of difference! From compact living starter homes to established family homes, you're sure to find the ideal new dining set for you and your loved ones.  

1. Compact Living

As homes get smaller (and more expensive) the desire for compact furniture grows. However, cheap dining furniture will always be a false economy as you use it everyday. For a lot of us, all we need is a really affordable 2 seater dining set for a small space. Maybe somewhere that’s not so much about crowded dinner parties, but more used for intimate dinners or a cosy brunch spot. In this case, choose something that still has the feeling of quality without it costing your right arm!!  

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Our Fern 2 Seater Grey Gloss Dining Table with Elise Dining chairs is the perfect option for compact living. The gloss finish reflects light back around the room, while the faux leather Elise Dining Chairs bring a touch of modern luxury.  

Fern grey gloss and Elise 2 seater dining Set, £329

 

Style Wish List

If you live in an apartment, often the layout focus is more on the kitchen and living areas, without a dedicated dining space. So why not keep kitchen cupboards for the boring pots and pans, and use a compact side board for the pretty plates? The Lexi Compact Sideboard is the ideal partner for this dining set, and is a practical and stylish storage solution.  

Lexi Compact Sideboard in Grey Gloss, £339

 

2. Style and Durability

In our busy family homes the use of our dining furniture can change on a daily basis. Be it everyday dining, dinner parties or birthday parties, at some point your'll likely to have more guest to accommodate. The beauty of this dining set is that you can comfortably add a few more chairs, ensuring all your guests have a place to sit! Plus, when it comes to style and durability, a 6 seater glass dining set including chairs is a winner!  

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This 7 piece dining set consists of a tempered glass dining table with up 6 of our favourite Stylo Chairs. Inspired by the classic Eames Eiffel chairs, the Stylo is a hardwearing (and very comfortable) moulded plastic seat- meaning no spillages to worry about!  

Tiva and Stylo 4-6 Seater dining Set, £489

 

Style Wish List

Much as the Tiva Table, the matching Console reflects the same light, modern and sleek feel throughout the room. The Tiva Console works with any colour scheme, blending into existing home settings. Most of all, you can keep up to date with any interior style as small furnishings and decorations are much easier to change up!    

Tiva console Table, £139

   

3. Family Home

Choosing practical, yet stylish dining furniture when you have young kids is a tough one. But you shouldn't compromise style for practicality! The inexpensive Senn coloured chairs add colour and interest which is great for a vibrant, stimulating family home. However, if you do want to change things up and refresh you’re style as the kids get older, this table gives you loads of choice and leaves it really open when it comes to choosing chairs.  

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Using different colour dining chairs really brings the family vibes, while the White gloss and Oak dining table keeps your kitchen contemporary and modern. Either choose one colour for your chairs or mix and match, for a fun and colourful option.    

Arc and Colourful Senn 4 Seater dining Set, £449

 

Style Wish List

Carry this light and airy scheme throughout the rest of your home by adding small touches of oak. Try using the Oak Dice Side Tabes in your living room for a quick update. As a result you'll create an easy, considered look to your home.    

Dice Side Tables in Oak, £119

   

4. Crisp and Modern Dining

  If you want to create an expensive feel without the hefty price tag, look no further than our Profile Dining Table. Get this glass dining table for under £150, and you're sure to be buying quality. Also, by pairing this glass dining table with the Ida chairs, you've got that designer look without the designer price tag!  

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The padded seat of the Ida Chairs adds that extra layer of comfort, which in turn can extend your family meals together, as we all know that isn't easy these days!  

Profile and Ida 6 Seater Dining Set, £409

Style Wish List

Mimic the sleek style of the Profile Table with our minimal Fern Console Table in Grey Gloss. In addition, this is a practical extra surface for plates, lamps, whatever you'd like! (Plus it looks great as drinks cart!)  

Fern Grey Gloss Console Table, £199

5. Starter Home

  While purchasing your first home is super exciting, probably best part is filling it with all that lovely furniture! However, this is an expensive time, and you'll watch to watch the pennies. The Arc Dining Table is a great starter home piece as it is timeless, elegant and can move with you throughout the coming years. Therefore when teamed with the Riva Chairs you've got a really fun and cool dining area to show off to all your friends!  

Instant Update

The round glass dining table can sit centre stage or tucked away in the corner. Especially relevant is the fact the Riva's are stackable dining chairs, meaning you're space saving all the way!    

Arc and Riva 4 Seater dining Set, £475

Style Wish List

As open plan living is on the rise, continue the colour throughout your home by introducing one of our new Plaza Velvet Stools. The teal works perfectly to create a co-ordinated and styled home, while nailing current interior design trends for 2017.

Plaza Velvet Stool, £99 Available to pre-order now!

Mind made up?

 

Hopefully we have helped inspired you to give you kitchen a quick home update, just by switching up your dining set! If not, let us know what you'd like to know? Just in case, here are a few tips for buying a new dining set and the things to look out for;

  • Space is key. Make sure you're measuring where you want you dining table and chairs to sit, because you need to allow  enough room to pull out the chairs to sit comfortably.
 
  • Think about maintenance. Since so many of us are on the go, we don't always have time to clean. Think about a glass or gloss finish as these can be quickly cleaned with warm soapy water and buffed off with a dry micro-fibre cloth.
 
  • Always use coasters and placemats. Regardless of the finish of your table, you want to protect its surface. So, by using coasters and placemats you're preventing and scratches or marks.
 
  • Stackable chairs are a godsend! Because we are all after more space, you can stack them up and tuck in a cupboard in the corner until you need them!
 
  • Glass dining tables are super hard wearing and fit into any home interior style. If you're struggling to choose- Glass is a great option!
 
  • Choose colourful dining chairs, not colourful dining tables. Your dining table will last a long time, so you want something thats timeless. Chairs on the other hand you can have some fun with! As dining chairs are usually the cheaper options, its!
 
  • Most of all, choose a quality dining set. You might be able to find cheaper options out there, but can you guarantee the quality? We pride ourselves on our quality, and our aim really is to make great design affordable to everyone. 
 

Since we love seeing your pics, let us know which Dining Set you've chosen by sharing your pics on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, tagging us and using #mydanetti. We're looking forward to seeing your amazing homes!

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Cleaning Guides, Danetti Guides, Sofas
How to clean a fabric sofa – Our insider secrets for keeping your sofa newer for longer
June 23, 2017 at 5:38 pm 0

Studio 2 Seater Fabric Sofa, £699

 

How to Clean a Fabric Sofa (and other upholstered furniture)

  So, you’ve just unwrapped your brand new sofa, sat down to enjoy it, and along come your little monkeys to put sticky bolognese fingers all over it! Accidents happen, but sometimes there is nothing worse than red stains on a grey sofa. It sounds silly, but do you really know how to clean a fabric sofa?  

Thats why we have compiled a step by step guide to clean a fabric sofa. Ranging from little spot cleaning to a full deep clean, our handy tips and advice will keep you sofa looking brand new for years to come!

Studio Sofa Fabric. This mélange fabric is easier to keep clean as it is made up of lots of different shades of grey (so hides any little marks!)
 

Spot Cleaning

 

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 Fairy) into 2 cups of warm water.

2.  Take a (this part is important) clean white cloth and dab it into 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.   3.  If you have a slightly more stubborn stain, then try adding 1x tablespoon of white vinegar into your soapy solution. White vinegar is a great household cleaner and can be used in all sorts of cleaning solutions. Don’t worry about the vinegars smell, as this will disappear once dry.  

If you catch a stain before its dried in, the above method is great at removing small stains and is super gentle on your upholstery. As long as you don't rub, you shouldn't be able to see any evidence there was any marks!

These spot cleaning tips work great for all sorts of Fabric, including the super on trend Velvet. Just be sure to dab, otherwise some colour may rub away!

Plaza Velvet Stool, £89

Deep Cleaning

 

If you have some worn in stains, or feel your furniture is in need of a real deep clean, it couldn't be easier! Don’t worry about spending hundreds going to a pro- just grab some baking soda and a dry carpet cleaner (such as Vanish or Shake’n’Vac) and follow the below steps;

  • Take your baking powder and sprinkle generously over the seats. If you need to remove seat cushions place on a clean sheet to save any extra dirty marks!
 
  • If you feel a deeper clean is needed, at this stage you can add a dry carpet cleaner, and brush in along with the baking powder. Make sure you use a clean, soft brush so as not to damage the fabric. You can purchase specific carpet and upholstery cleaning brushes, but using a clean brush from your dustpan and brush will work just fine. 
 
  • Leave the powder to soak in for 20 minutes. Now is the time to go pop the kettle on and put your feet up.
 
  • Once the baking powder has worked its magic, vacuum it all up! Most vacuums will come with a upholstery attachment, which will usually have red felt pads around the edges to protect the fabric.
 
  • Take your time when vacuuming. Start on one side and work down in lines, to ensure nothing is missed.
 
  • Fabric Dining Chairs (such as our Riva and Zilo) are also subject to spills and stains, so the baking powder will also work wonders for these, too. Follow the same method as above to keep your chair shiny and new!
   

Arc and Riva 4 Seater Dining Set, £475

Future Protection

 

Hopefully now your sofa is looking good as new and smells fresh as a daisy! If you want to protect your sofa from future stains, try using a product such as Scotchgard Fabric Protector. This will coat your sofa and keep cleaning to a minimum. Check out the manufacturers instructions here, and be sure to test in an inconspicuous area first!

As long as you are gentle, follow any manufacturers instructions, and pat instead of rubbing- your colourful fabric will stay bright and cheerful forever! And thats how you clean a Fabric Sofa.

Zilo Fabric Dining Chair, £69

Helpful Info

 
  • When you're thinking about how to clean a fabric sofa, take a trip to your local supermarket! There are some great products on the market for cleaning upholstery, such as Vanish Power Foam and Shout. Just be sure to follow instructions carefully and test a patch first. Do not to leave on too long to avoid any discolouration.
 
Easy Clean Riva Fabric Chairs are ideal for families!
 
  • Make sure you do not use any coloured cloths to clean your sofa. Using a white cloth will allow you to see if any colour comes off. If so, stop using the product immediately. This is why its so key to test a small patch first!
 
  • It goes without saying that sofas are not designed to eat dinner on each night. Thats just an accident waiting to happen! Check out our lovely dining tables to ensure your eating area is as desirable as your sofa!
 
  • Kids are messy. Its a fact of life. Darker colours always work best for families, as marks don't show up so much, but if you do opt for a light colour sofa, a fabric protector is an essential.
 
  • Blue jeans are your sofas biggest enemy, be it Fabric or Leather! Make sure any new blue jeans go through the wash to avoid any colour transferring. (Or make PJ’s a must have when chilling on the sofa… win win!)
 
Our Velvet Plaza Stools are super soft to the touch.
 
  • When cleaning velvet make sure you do not rub the fabric. Because velvet is a cut pile the fibres are only attached to the base weave. By rubbing this you'll end up pulling out some fibres and potentially creating a bald patch! Not a good look...
  Fancy more cleaning tips? Check out our blog post about keeping Faux Leather fresh and clean right here.  

If you have any great tips for cleaning fabric sofas, please share them with us in the comments below. Also be sure to show us your brand new Danetti Sofa on Instagram, Facebook at Twitter using #mydanetti!

 

Angelo Occasional Chair, £276

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General News, Sale, Special Offers
Our Stylists Top 10 SALE Picks
April 13, 2017 at 9:43 am 0

Have you checked out our SALE yet? No? Well you'd best be quick. With up to 50% off and new lines added its selling fast! Plus until Monday 17th April 2017 you can get an EXTRA 10% OFF too!

  With so much amazing product and such great deals to have its hard to pick a few pieces, right? Well I have chosen my Top 10 Best Sale Picks. Whether you're after a new Dining Set, or a living room makeover with new Coffee Tables and Consoles.  As much as we would all love to refresh our homes bi-yearly, its not all that practical. So, here are 5 quick and easy home updates for under £100!  

Top 5 Easy Updates under £100

 

1. Lime Riva Stackable Dining Chair

 

Riva Stackable dining Chair, Now £49, Was £64

Eve White Frosted Glass & Riva Extending Dining Set, Was £745, Now From £693

  The Riva Stackable Dining Chair is a personal favourite of mine. Greenery was announced as Pantone's Colour of the Year 2017, and the Lime Riva sits into this category perfectly. While lime green may not be a common choice for a dining chair, adding a splash of colour will lift and update a room instantly. Why not go for a colour clash look and mix up with pops of tangerine, fuchsia and teal? Or maybe keep monochromatic with just a dash of Lime? And at just £39 its an absolute steal! Also, the best thing about the Riva is these chairs are stackable... So you can stack 'em up when not in use! A perfect summer alternative to create you own personal Greenery Paradise!  

2. Eva Console Table

 

Eva Aqua Console Table, Was £219, Now £99

White Eva Console Table, Was £219, Now £99

Taupe Eva Console Table, Was £219, Now £99

  First of all, who can resist a console table? With their compact, thin silhouette, Console Tables are the perfect addition to any hallway or alcove. I've even been known to use a console table as a dressing table too! (These little space saves are so versatile!) Due to the Gloss finish and curvaceous leg, our Eva Console is a modern update of a classic carpentry design. In addition to these unique details, the Eva is available in White, Aqua and Taupe gloss... And at just £99 who can resist this little beauty! Seems like you have a new favourite..? And why not- Console tables are great and a super easy way to add style and substance to any room!  

3. Eva Coffee Table

  White Gloss Eva Coffee Table Danetti

White Gloss Eva Coffee Table, Was £159, Now £69

Taupe Gloss Eva Coffee Table, Was £159, Now £69

Aqua Gloss Eva Coffee Table, Was £149, Now £49

 

Probably want something to go with that Eva Console table, right? Maybe treat yourself to a set and get the Eva Coffee Table too! Available in Taupe, White and Aqua gloss. Same as the console tables, this is the perfect pairing for any living room. Since you can get up to £100 off PLUS 10% off that in our sale, you're looking at a new set from £134! Just don't forget this is a limited time offer and expires midnight Monday 17th April 2017.

Because Eva is available in 3 colours, all of which compliment each other wonderfully, maybe try mixing up the finishes?  In conclusion, the Eva Coffee Tables are a perfect home update for under £100!

 

4. Senn Dining Chair in Poppy Red

 

Poppy Red Senn Dining Chair, Was £36, Now £29

Senn Detail

Arc & Senn Colourful 4 Seater Dining Set, From £365

 

We all love a bit of red. Possibly the most used colour in our Kitchens? Thats why I have picked the Poppy Red Senn Dining Chair as one of my top sale picks. Not only is it an absolute steal at just £29, but it is also stylish, versatile and perfect for families. Either keep all your dining chairs red, or mix and match as with our colourful Senn and Arc dining set.

Since the bright red is such an eye catching colour, you could even use the Senn Chair as a stand alone piece? Maybe position in an entrance way, or keep in the bedroom as a useful (definitely not for throwing clothes on) statement piece. This is probably one of my favourite pieces from the sale... but thats just me!

 

5. Penny Coffee Tables

 

Grey Penny Coffee Table, Was £109, Now £89

Yellow Penny Coffee Table, Was £109, Now £89

White Penny Coffee Table, Was £109, Now £89

 

Because we all know Scandi living is winning the interior design trends at the moment, our Penny Coffee Tables are the perfect piece for this style. The Slim Oak leg and either white, grey or, my favourite, yellow tops can slide easily into any existing living room.

Keep styling to a minimal if you want to create a Hygee inspired home. Think candles, house plants and heavy textures. Otherwise, try styling with metallics to reflect off the soft matt satin finish. Most of all, the Pebble Coffee Tables are only £89! Bargain.

 

So, there you have 5 (maybe more..) of my top sale picks under £100. But thats not everything! Head over to the sale page on our site for more great deals under £100! And make sure you don't forget you can get an extra 10% off until midnight on Monday 17th April 2017.

In addition to the above style steals, if you're after something more substantial and a bit of a statement, we've got you covered. Let me show you some of our best deals and stylish finds!

Top 5 Sale Picks

 

1. Eve White Frosted Glass Dining Table

 

Eve White Frosted Glass Dining Table, Was £499, Now £399

 

We have already seen the Eve White Frosted Glass Dining Table in this post, featured with our Lime Riva Chairs. But an extending Dining Table, featuring a frosted glass top and smooth satin painted leg, who could resist? While in use daily, the Eve is a comfortable 4 seater dining table. However, come the holidays (such as Easter), you can extend to an 8 seater. Thats enough room for all the family and the dog!

We often get asked for extending dining tables under £500, and the Eva White Frosted Glass is the perfect table. Add the Riva Lime chairs and you're onto a winner!

 

2. Reflect Sideboard

 

Reflect Sideboard in White, Was £649, Now £499

Mirror Details

Draw and Door Details

 

There is no denying I LOVE a sideboard (keep your eyes peeled for new styles coming soon)! They're amazing to hiding away books and DVD's or for storing your special dinner wear. In addition to their tidying abilities, they're great fun to style!

The Reflect Sideboard is a substantial and sturdy piece, which for £499 is a great price. Probably the most useful piece of furniture, in addition to chairs, obviously, sideboards are great in Dining Rooms and Living Rooms. Also if you have the luxury of space, a great alternative to a console table in a hallway!

 

3. 4 Seater Arc Glass and Gloss Dining Table

 

Arc 4 Seater Glass and White Gloss Dining Table, Was £319, Now £249

Arc 4 Seater Glass and Grey Gloss Dining Table, Was £319, Now £249 

 

As part of our collection with Julia Kendell, Interior Designer and TV Presenter, we have the Arc 4 Seater Dining Table. While homes are getting smaller there is more desire for compact dining furniture. Coming in at just 110cm in diameter, this tasty little number is stylish and small, yet still comfortable enough to seat 4 around it.

Available with White and Grey Gloss legs, which splay out at the most beautiful angle. The tempered glass top is also hard wearing and a beautiful design feature, allowing you to see where the legs cross over under the table. Strong and Elegant...

 

4. Todd White Real Leather Dining Chair

 

Tod Real Leather White Dining Chair, Was £129, Now £89

 

We all know white leather is the epitome of Luxe Living. As a result, we have created Tod. This real leather dining chair with brushed metal legs is a very welcome addition to any Kitchen or Dining Room.

White just works. Everywhere. Yet people are scared to use white? First of all, don't be. White is beautiful and co-ordinates with literally any table. Second of all, at just £89 for a real leather dining chair with a modern roll back this is ticking all the style boxes!

 

5. Eva Taupe 6 Seater Dining Table

 

Eva Taupe 6 Seater Dining Table, Was £289, Now £129 

 

Ok, I'll admit it. I love our Eva collection. Its so classic, yet so modern! So my final top sale pick is this, the Taupe Eve 6 Seater Dining Table. Rather like the Coffee and Console Tables, this Dining Table features a contemporary leg and the stunning Taupe colour makes this a real design feature.

Most noteworthy though, this 6 seater dining table is just £129.... £129!! Since we have an extra 10% off site wide until midnight Monday 17th April 2017 too you'd be a fool to miss out on this one!!

In Conclusion, there are excellent deals to be had!

 

So there you have 10 of my top sale picks. We love this product, but we're making room for some really exciting new products coming very soon. Don't forget, until midnight on Monday 17th April 2017 you can get an extra 10% discount off everything! Thats some crazy good deals!

Also, don't forget to share you pictures of your Danetti Furniture with us! Tag us on Instagram using @danetti_com and using the hashtag #Danetti. Better yet, you can also share your pics with us on Twitter and Facebook too! We look forward to seeing your favourite Sale picks!

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