Selecting new furniture pieces for your home can be quite an arduous task, with so many ranges to choose from you may spend a very long time pacing the shops and clicking your mouse and still feeling none the wiser. Well don’t panic! We are here to give you a bit of a helping hand with our tips on what to look for when buying oak furniture.
Fashion or tradition?
There are always new furniture trends that hit the high street every few months and whilst the basic style of oak furniture remains fairly linear there are some new and fresh designs around that may seem the perfect choice for you. Always bear in mind however that interior trends will come and go and whilst they may look wonderful now, will they still look good in 3, 5 or even 10 years time? By sticking to traditional or simple oak designs you will ensure that your interior not only looks fabulous but will not begin to look outdated over the coming years.
Many people avoid oak furniture as they deem it as being too expensive or ‘not worth the money’ however this is simply not the case. Solid oak furniture may be more expensive than some of its softwood counterparts but you really do get what you pay for. Solid oak is tough and durable and is one of the most hardwearing furniture options when it comes to quality. Think of it this way...do you spend £500 on a piece of furniture that will last for 10 years or more, or spend £200 on a piece that will probably need to be replaced in 3 years time? (I know which option I would choose). If you really are on a budget then there are cheaper oak furniture options such as oak items with veneered panels that will bring down the cost of the item whilst still providing a high level of quality and design.
We have all had those horribly embarrassing moments where the delivery man has turned up at our door and has been unable to get our bed up the stairs or our sideboard through our door. Ensuring that you measure your furniture before you purchase should be one of the main considerations you take before you make your final choice, not only for delivery purposes but for the overall visual design of your home. Take into account the size and shape of your room and don’t buy any oversized pieces that will take over your interior space e.g. king sized beds in single bedrooms (you may laugh, but it happens!).
Always check that the oak furniture items that you are buying are of a good solid build quality and are up to the standard that you are paying for. If you are visiting a showroom then ask an assistant if they can give you any details of how the furniture was made and make sure that you take a good close up view of the grain, the finish and all of the fixtures and fittings. If you are purchasing online make sure you read all the relevant information and don’t hesitate to give the company a call and ask for further information on the item and how it has been built so you can ensure that you are purchasing a high quality oak furniture piece.
Oak furniture has always been a popular choice, whether you're looking for a striking dining room set, a rustic coffee table or stunning sideboard for your entrance hallway, oak creates a warm, rustic look that simply never goes out of style.
There are a variety of reasons that oak is such a popular choice for many people, and among those reasons versatility comes out on top. It's warm, honey colour, suits a range of styles and complements both character and contemporary homes. As oak is a very dense, hard wood, it doesn't scratch or damage easily, so oak furniture is always a solid investment that will last for years. Because oak is so durable, it needs very little maintenance to keep it in good condition - simply dusting your oak furniture will keep it in good condition for years to come.So whether you've fallen in love with the warm oak style, or are simply looking for a striking feature piece of furniture that will make your house a home, we've got a wide range of stunning pieces to choose from.
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Cheshire Oak furniture is fast becoming our most popular range of oak. We have been taken by surprise by the popularity of the Cheshire oak. With its modern D-shaped handles yest traditional oak colour it will fit in well into any style of home.
Rustic Oak This classic country style traditional oak range is very popular. There is a solid range of bedroom, living room and occasional furniture in this category
Hereford Rustic OakThis Hereford Rustic Oak furniture collection oozes timeless country charm. The frames are chunky in design and the solid oak furniture frames stand on tapered feet that perfectly complement the Rustic look.
The Soho Curved Oak range is a welcomed addition to any modern home. Contemporary designs that are hand made using traditional construction methods. This furniture is built to last a lifetime and you will no doubt be impressed by the superior quality and finish of each piece.
London Oak also has a nice light finish crossed with a contemporary minimalist approach to design. This too has proved a popular range.
The French Louis Oak furniture range combines elegant French styling with traditional time honoured construction methods giving a range that is both desirable and practical for everyday use.
We believe we offer great value for money with our oak furniture and remember we offer free delivery on everything and we are online only meaning you pay the cheapest price because we have no massive outlets to rent or pushy sales people to employ to try to sell you insurance, lotions and potions. - We care more about Oak Furniture.