DUSKY BLUEWho said feeling blue has to be a bad thing? Dusky blue hues that recall the colours of the seaside will feature heavily in 2017.
SUNSHINE YELLOWWhat other colour reminds you of the seaside? Bright, sunshine yellow of course! This daring shade is set to dominate interior spaces in the coming year, adding a little positivity to homes up and down the country.
SLATE GREYA little moodier than the previous options, slate grey is the perfect accompaniment to a bright yellow. Grey in general has been growing in popularity year on year, but 2017 will be the year for darker, duskier hues.
TAUPE BEIGEBeige often gets a bit of a tough time when it comes to interiors – seen as boring or drab. We however, really disagree with this harsh stereotype. Taupe beige is going to rise is popularity in 2017, because it’s such a versatile and warm shade.
EARTHY GREENTo balance the taupe, earthy greens will make an appearance in many interior spaces next year. It makes for a wonderful floral feature wall or statement piece of furniture. Luckily, here at Desser we have fabrics in a huge variety of colours, patterns and designs. So, no matter what your style or preferred colour palette, we can provide the furniture choices that will be perfect for you and your home.
Better MaterialsExpect to see an uplift in new garden furniture materials such as resin weave, that will once again prove to be popular next year due to their low maintain USP. The weaves themselves will still boast that classic style and look of natural, organic wicker but the material is specially designed to cope with varying weather. The lightweight aluminium frames they’re built with not only make the suite robust but always means they’re easy to move around if you’re catering to those extra guests.
Eating Al FrescoToday eating Al Fresco is once again as popular as it used to be back in the 60s. Now, people love getting into their garden and treating it as an extension of their indoors. This is something that furniture retailers have acted on, which has led to a new generation of furniture trends to elevate people’s dining experience. In 2017, it will be more than just the simple eating outside that we’re used to. Now it’ll be about creating that special place where you can entertain as well as eat. A space that will double up as a dining table as a place to relax and lounge about on. Therefore, you should expect to see furniture that meets the demands of practically but also offers a high level of style, design and flexibility to your needs – exactly what you can see in our fantastic new Atlanta range.
Furniture DeliveryAfter finding that ideal piece that is perfect for your home you’ll want to have it home as soon as its ready. When you buy anything, everyone knows you want it at the first possible chance so that’s why here at Desser, our efficient delivery team are on hand to get your suite to you at the first possible opportunity. All you have to do is sit and relax until your range arrives.
Rattan Garden Furniture AccessoriesNow like any interior or exterior big purchase you make, they’ll always be little accessories you can buy that compliment and take your purchase to the next level. Next year expect to see people indulging on those finishing touches, adding lanterns, rugs and cushions to match their new outdoor room aesthetic. Whether they’re accented colour additions or an extra table or foot rest, the general theme will be once again about creating this safe haven environment so you can enjoy the weather as well as time with family all in one place.
The Tips to Follow When Choosing the Right Rattan Piece
- Always look for a tight weave that doesn’t have any rough corners or loose strands.
- A strong frame is essential for strength and durability – aluminium typically works best.
- Look for weaves and suites that come with UV protection.
- When it comes to natural-coloured rattans, look for ones that have a variegation of colour along the length of each strand. They should also come with an irregular scraped surface which will give it a lifelike, duller but more natural look opposed to a shiny plastic appearance.
The Seating ArrangementSeating has moved on lightyears from just the simple table and upright chairs setup. Today, it is much more about finding that comfort, in a welcoming, lounge type environment. In 2017, we’ll see a continued focus on outdoor furniture sofa sets, however, we are now seeing much more recliner sets and even things like swing seats. With the evolving level of high quality, weather resistance fabrics, it’s going to all be about practical but stunning piece that you would typically see inside of a household.
More Affordable LightingIf you’ve not noticed already, it seems as those the nation has become obsessed with picturesque lighting, shown through the fact that most bars and restaurants are filling their places with fairy lights. Lighting as a whole is getting cheaper and it a lot more fun. There is a whole host solar powered, battery powered or even rechargeable lights on offer in all different shapes and sizes. Fairy lights can provide the perfect look and outline to the features in your garden and you can even get especially shaped ones to compliment the theme of your garden. Whether you hang them from trees or across your patio, they are a simple, inexpensive way to give you a lovely, warm, soft lighting effect to your space.
The Scandinavian StyleVery much the focus of the 2016 interior design trends, the minimalistic Scandinavian style swept the nation and looks like it’s making its way outside in 2017. The colour of choice appears to be a fresh white accent colour, with complimentary white washes in the surrounding decking, fences and decoration. Add a side table, some candles and a faux fur rug to complete the true Nordic style. When it comes to the flower side of the things, the Scandi style once again is a key theme, with planting getting softer and more romantic. The top sellers you’ll see are blousy pink Tulipa ‘Angélique’. Enormous blousy pink peonies like Paeonia lactiflora ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ fit the mood, or go for Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’, dripping with soft white flowers. Once again it is about the refined and minimalistic sophisticated look.
Maximise That ViewThere’s nothing better than on a cold winters day than to be enjoying the outdoors from the comfort and more importantly warmth of your own chair. Ideal for those of you with orangery’s – position your rattan furniture arrangement next to your window or facing out of them so you can make the most of that beautiful scenery. Floor-to-ceiling windows or the now highly popular bi-folding doors are fantastic ways of maximising your view.
Decide On Your Focal PointThe living room is the natural home for both the television and the fireplace. What is being tipped as a top interior design trend for 2017 is incorporating the two together in terms of being a focal point. This can be done by balancing the two together by placing the TV directly above the fireplace so they’re not competing as focal points. Following this, your living room arrangement cam then follow suit by logically grouping around the one focal point. This offers guest and your family to have one centred area where their eyes will naturally be drawn into.
Get Cosy with Some New Fabrics & TextilesA give for when its bitter outside – snuggle up by making sure you have plenty of cushions and throws to ensure your living room feels wonderfully cosy. Your furniture might be old and worn so it might be time to be updated your pieces. With a new upholstered fabric on your suite, you can match your accessories match. This also gives you a simple way of updating your space for the season at hand without having to redecorate fully.
Create a Wonderful Window SeatA living room is a perfect place for a window seat. It not only provides a place to sit and admire the outside view but the cushions can actually help to reduce draughts coming in through the windows. A great place to delve into a book, you can relax in comfort whilst being surrounded by the wonderful winterland outside. If you have the capability, when designing your window seat, make sure you take full advantage of the space by incorporating under-seat storage, or by adding holes for hidden a radiator.
Orangeries are something which can be more associated with the renaissance era, but in the 21st century it has now become the perfect home extension that lets the outside in. Much like conservatory, the room is designed specifically to let in an abundance of light and brighten up the home.
What Is The Difference Between A Conservatory And An Orangery?
An orangery is very similar to a conservatory. However, instead of being primarily using glass on the outside, they tend to be more similar to an extension. Usually with bricks and a flat roof that has a piece of glass centrally at the top.
The combination of less glass and more brickwork makes and orangery the perfect choice for winter use. They can be made to feel cosier, and less cold temperatures can come through the window glazing.
There a number of ways you can design your orangery for it to be a wonderful addition to your home. See below some of our ideas:
Open It Up to Your Patio
When building your orangery, it can be a good idea to try and have it matching with your outdoor space. This can be done by adding some French doors that can be opened up to have a seamless flow between your outdoors and indoors. An additional way to make sure this is enhanced is by having your cane furniture outside following the same tone and colour as what you are using indoors.
Integrate It with Another Room
You don’t always have to use an orangery as an extension and a separate room to your home. Often when we are asking the question what is an orangery, people picture an almost separate room. Instead, you can use an orangery roof with a high apex at the top of your dining room. This is a way to really brighten up the space and create an open feel in the room. If you already have adequate space for a dining room, you have lots of other options for what you can do for the orangery. You could even use it as a bathroom!
One of the fantastic aspects of an orangery is that you can get creative with how you choose to design the architecture. With a conservatory, your options are minimised. This is because you are primarily dealing with glass and this usually means the room shape has to be square or rectangular. However, with an orangery the brickwork means you can get choose to get a chimney wall built in to create more of a cosy feel and create a focal point for the room.
Bring the Outdoors Indoors
So, what is an orangery? Well, it’s one of the greatest ways to bring your outdoors into your home. By following a natural theme with the colours and décor chosen in other rooms, you can create a consistent flow from room to room. If you want to create a different vibe, then you can always decorate it completely differently to the rest of your home.
Pastel colours always work well, especially when teamed with natural wood flooring and soft furnishings. They give vibrancy and light to the room while also keeping it subtle and tranquil. To really make the most of the space, include plenty of greenery which will also help with purifying the air.
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Get Some Comfortable SofasA great way for you to utilise your outdoor space is by getting some outdoor furniture that is just as comfortable as the one you have indoors. This makes your outdoor space an area which is more welcoming and somewhere you can use to entertain guests or simply relax with a good book and warm drink. Add a wood-lit furnace too and you can have some perfectly cosy evenings spent by the fire.
Add Some ColourWhen it comes to indoor designs, a number of people choose to go for colour themes that are brighter and more extravagant. However, when it comes to their garden it is surprising to see any furniture or appliances that aren’t brown, beige or black. Giving your fences or furniture a lick of paint can go a long way in making sure that you are making the most of how creative you get with your garden.
One of the factors about the outdoors has always been that when it gets dark, it signals the end of the fun and you have to return indoors. However, if you make sure your outdoor space is illuminated, you can still enjoy your garden even when the sun goes down! There are a couple of ways you can do this, one way is to use landscape lighting around the edges of your patio or walkway. Another way to do this is by hanging fairy lights around the edges of your house or around any trees to create an enchanting tone.
Sustainable FeaturesA delightful aspect of an outdoor space is how you can use it as a way to nurture mother nature! In 2016, there are now a huge number of ways to be more sustainable – and there are now a number of ways to use your outdoor space to do so. One of the more popular and common ways is to have solar panels fitted which can be used to power some of the electrical goods in your home. Another option is to use rainwater collectors which can be added around the edges of walls to recycle the water and be used again for your home as the water when you flush your toilet – this really is one of the most useful ways to make the most of your outdoor space.
A wonderful thing about a conservatory is that it can be extremely versatile with its uses.
For instance, you may use it one night to relax and read your favourite book and on another
occasion it may be the spot for your children to have their playtime. The issue is though;
these types of activities are usually best for the summer months – as it seems when we’re in
winter our conservatories a little colder than normal! But this doesn’t have to be the case,
so we’ve put together the best ways to keep your conservatory nice and cosy in the winter
Get Blinds Fitted
Adding blinds into your conservatory can be hugely important during the winter months, as
they provide an energy saving and energy efficiency like no other. With specialist fabrics you
can find your conservatory keeping warm in and cold air out. Ideally, curtains would be
better for this, but it can be difficult to match curtains to the styling and décor of
conservatories. Therefore, to make the conservatory cosier you can use pleated blinds. The
reason for this is that they are made from a thicker fabric which means they can do a better
job of blocking out the heat – and as a wonderful bonus they look beautiful too!
Another wonderful way to keep your conservatory cosy is by adding more heat it by getting
some well-designed portable heaters. However, it is important to make sure that you get an
electrical heater instead of one that is reliant on gas. This is because the electrical ones are
much safer and all it will take is an easy flick of the switch to add a little warmth into back to
your conservatory this winter.
Add Some Candles, Cushions and Covers
Without a doubt, these 3 additions will make sure your conservatory is significantly cosier in
the winter. You can place some candles around the room to set a nice relaxed mood – and if
you’re a fan of the extra aromas – you can get some scented ones too! Also, by placing
some cushions and covers over your rattan furniture, you are instantly transferring the set
through from summer to winter, whilst also making sure you’re extra comfy.
Examine and Assess
Cleaning The Rattan
Glue Those Loose Pieces
Replace and Weave Strands
Add Paint and Varnish
Match Your Furniture to Your RugA brilliant way to create a scheme for your room is to use a patterned rug as your foundation. Pick out the key colours from the piece and then work your fabrics around it. Chose from our fabrics to ensure that the designs offer a similar tone and theme. You can emphasis those accent colours in your room or you can add harmony by picking out those subtle elements of colour. It is also worthwhile in a patterned room to keep the curtains or blinds to a plain colour to soften the look and remove the risk of too much contrast occurring.
Make That StatementA clever way to show off your patterns is to choose statement piece that offers a strong design. Take the Arlington shown here, for example, the bold paisley esk’ print on the suite creates a defining and show-stopping aesthetic. Mix that with some picturesque artwork or soft cushions that complement the pattern and you’ve got yourself a winning combination. It works so well because the colours thrive together, and the plain but strong accessories add harmony to the look.
In Fuse Some Natural Elements into The ThemeIf you’re someone who has a passion for all things colour why not give your living room or conservatory a boost of pattern with a simple bunch of flowers. You can especially use our unique grade A and D fabrics to match the petal colour to your suite or cushions. This is an easy way you can introduce bright shades to work well with the more delicate colours on the wall and curtains behind.
Incorporate AccessoriesPatterns can be layered in many ways, and not just by fabrics or wallpaper. Here, the simple addition of the plain throw over the patterned Stamford range adds, even more, interest to this piece and elegant room. Rugs, planters and vases are also a great way to add some extra bits of pattern to the space. They are all simple additions that can be easily added or switch in and out when you want to go for a new look.
Take a Stock CountThis is usually a term which is more popular on the warehouse floor, but taking a look at the items around your home can also be very useful to assess which items are maybe past their use-by date. Is your wicker cracking? Your curtains fading? It may be time to cut your ties and have a look at some new options.
Have a Big CleanOnce you’ve passed all the items in your home, there may be no need at all to get any new furniture or ornaments as all your décor requires is a good clean. The best place to start with is your kitchen as this is the room that usually has the most spots to clean. Give the worktops some work with spray and a scourer to get rid of any stubborn stains that might have developed. When it comes to your furniture there are a number of handy guides that can show you how to make your rattan and cane look sparkling again without damaging the collection or using too much effort.
Get into the SeasonsOnce you’ve given your home a once over and it’s now back to looking beautiful, a wonderful way to update your décor is by adding some subtle decorations that relate to the season we’re currently in. Going into autumn, you may want to switch from summer by removing some of the flowers out of the vases and instead of filling them up with pinecones or synthetic leaves. You can also bring the outside in by bringing your cane and rattan furniture indoors to say your conservatory to add some texture and colour to the décor.
New Furniture and Fresh PaintYour rattan sofa may still be looking nice, but over time it is bound to have lost some of its comfort and maybe the paint in your room doesn’t light it up like it once did? Updating your sofas and the colour scheme of your room/walls is definitely one of the biggest ways to change the look of your room. It is without a doubt the best way get that new refreshing look you need to feel good about the space again so what are you waiting for!? Now is the perfect time to update your home décor.
- Remove and Refresh the Cushions
- The Clean
- Cover Up Your Cane
- Made from heavy-duty fabric to stand up to the weather, leaves, animals, and other outdoor elements.
- It has to be water-repellent to protect your wicker pieces against the snow and rain.
- It comes with venting in its design so air can circulate through it to avoid mould.
- That it is durable enough and comes with ties and reinforced seams to keep the covers securely in place for those unpleasant windy days.