Furniture

French polish: the environmentally-friendly way to restore wood

French polishing is a technique to restore scuffed, marked and damaged wood using eco friendly ingredients. It is a sustainable method for restoring wooden furniture

4 ways to spend more time outdoors in the comfort of your garden

Create a seating area
No matter the size of your garden, you should be able to create space to sit down and relax. After all, isn't that what gardens are for, to sit and admire the view? And if you're considering buying a new garden lounge set this summer, you need to consider two things.
    1. How big a seating area can you achieve? 
    2. How many people are you likely to be hosting in the garden?

Pop a cork: in praise of cork's versatility

Cork is one of the most eco friendly, renewable materials on the market. It's the bark of the cork tree, and the bark is stripped once every 10 years, ensuring the trees are protected. For flooring, Granorte and Wicanders have innovative new cork floorings.

WFH: make a work space at home that works

Many of us face working from home for months ahead. For lots of young renters, they say that means perching on the end of their bed, laptop on knee. Not ideal, so what can be done to make the experience bearable if you're in a small space? We look at four (eco-friendly) ways to update your workspace: 

Invest in the right furniture

Small space living: be stylish and eco friendly

Just because you're living in a small house or flat doesn't mean you can't choose eco friendly furniture that's multi-functional and adaptable, such as extendable or collapsible tables. Small space living needs good storage, whether built in or freestanding.

Are you on a quest for a truly comfortable lounge chair?

It’s dark and cold outside, there are lots of comforting repeats on the telly, and you’re too full of mince pies to feel like moving. What do you need? The perfect lounge chair to cradle you in comfort while you disappear into the Sky Christmas channel. Here is a baker’s dozen plus one of the most eco-friendly on the market.

Top tables: make life better

Tables can seem dauntingly expensive, especially if you want a large one made from solid wood.  Whether the wood is reclaimed or not, a good table won't be cheap because wood is costly to produce and a lot of work goes into refining it. So don't think 'oh it's just four legs with a plank on top.'

Better perhaps to save up and then bask in the knowledge that the fine table you invest in is probably going to be the only one you never need to buy.

Cool for the gang - eco-friendly children's furniture

'When I think about why we made the chair, the feelings I have are that we're creating a space that is personal to the child,' says Jonathan Walter of Bark Furniture, referring to the new mini-me version of its Kustom chair that the company is making.

Fabulous sideboards - the best storage for your home

Sideboards or credenzas are super useful and attractive storage. The most eco are made from timber or reclaimed timber. Buy new or find them in vintage or antique shops as well as an auctions.

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