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The best summer house furniture ideas from Desser & Co experts

summer house furniture ideas

The best summer house furniture ideas from Desser & Co experts

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Burford Summerhouse Furniture Set

Spring and summer are a wonderful time to relax and enjoy the outdoors, and what better way to do that than in a summerhouse? A summerhouse is a great addition to any garden or backyard, providing a cosy and comfortable space to escape to and enjoy the sunshine. And of course, no summerhouse is complete without some stylish and functional furniture. 

When it comes to choosing furniture for your summerhouse, there are a few key things to keep in mind. First and foremost, you want your furniture to be durable and sturdy. Our natural rattan furniture is perfect for long term sun exposure, as well as being super lightweight and easy to move around, whilst still being robust. 

Another important consideration is comfort. You want your furniture to be cosy and inviting, so that you and your guests can relax and unwind. This means choosing pieces that are designed with comfort in mind, such as plush cushions, armrests and footstools.

So, what kind of furniture is best for a summerhouse?

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

1. Summer House Chairs

Summer house chairs – Our natural rattan armchairs are a staple of summer living, with their wide armrests and supportive back cushions providing the perfect spot to sit and enjoy the view. Pair them with our comfortable seat cushions and scatter cushions for added comfort. 

Clifton Armchair
The classic look of the Clifton Chair features delicate wicker weaving, a natural glossy finish & velcro arms, providing extra comfort and differentiating from traditional cane furniture. The Clifton armchair is perfect for sitting back relax and reading a book.

Dijon Grey Armchair
Understated charm coupled with minimalist sensibility makes the Dijon range perfect for anyone looking for a modern furniture set. The Dijon Armchair, in a stunning grey wash finish, combines sweeping arms with compact lines in a classic core rattan, providing a sturdy base to this contemporary design.

Bali Light Oak Armchair
The Bali chair combines classic cane pole shapes together with smooth armrests allowing for perfect relaxation, offering a stylish and traditional look. In a stunning light oak wash finish, it brings a modern finish to a contemporary design for your conservatory, living room or summerhouse.

Centurion Armchair
The fabulous Centurion armchair is the perfect addition to any summer house. High-quality wicker weave paired with laminated arms and legs, the Centurion pieces are comfortable and durable.

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2. Summer House Sofa

If you’re looking for the ultimate in relaxation, a 2-seater sofa for a summer house is the way to go. Choose a sturdy, comfortable, and stylish sofa and be sure to add some cosy pillows and blankets for added comfort.

Clifton 2 Seater Sofa
The classic look of the Clifton 2-seat sofa features delicate wicker weaving, a natural glossy finish & velcro arms, providing extra comfort and differentiating from traditional cane furniture. Clifton really does provide a great centrepiece to your conservatory, orangery or living room. 

Dijon Grey 2 Seater Sofa
Understated charm coupled with minimalist sensibility makes the Dijon range perfect for anyone looking for a modern furniture set. The Dijon 2 seater sofa, in a stunning grey wash finish, combines sweeping arms with compact lines in a classic core rattan, providing a sturdy base to this contemporary design. A perfect size to share with a friend, family member or loved one.

Bali Light Oak 2 Seater Sofa
Comfort is key when it comes down to the Bali 2-Seater Sofa with a light oak cane finish and will look beautiful in any home. It not only looks wonderful, but it is also a natural, hand-crafted, ethical product manufactured from sustainably farmed materials. 

Centurion 2 Seater Sofa
This 2 seater is the compact sofa of the Centurion range. Big enough to seat 2 people comfortably, this is a great option for providing comfort and class to your home. High quality wicker weave paired with laminated arms and legs the Centurion pieces are comfortable and durable.

3. Summer House Accessories

How do you make a summerhouse cosy? If your outdoor space is for reading and relaxing, some comforting accessories can help to complete the look and create a calm and cosy environment! 

Bookcases
If your summerhouse is for reading, writing, or even listening to music, a good bookshelf is ideal storage, particularly if you’re short on space. Our bookcases are great for storing books, photos, board games, vinyl records, and more! 

Scatter Cushions
Comfort is key to making a cosy summer house. Scatter cushions are a great way to add comfort and complete the look of your summer house. 

Rugs
Keep your toes warm in your summer house with a plush shag rug, or complete any aesthetic with a beautiful woven Berber rug, and create a Scandi vibe.

Coffee Tables
From contemporary modern styles to traditional cane, our range of coffee tables is ideal for summer houses and creates a space for you to relax with a brew and a good book.

Lamp Tables
Great additions to any summer house, the perfect side table is ideal for readers and those who like to relax in the garden. Some are available with extra storage drawers or a bottom shelf.

Footstools
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the view from your summer house. Take comfort to the next level by adding a footrest to your summerhouse. Some footstools have thick cushions, with additional storage underneath.

Plant Baskets
Bring some of the outdoors into your summerhouse with wicker baskets and natural rattan planters. It couldn’t be easier or tidy up in style with our range of baskets, ideal for storing away logs, blankets, books or any other household items.

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Living Room Ideas – The best living room furniture ranges for any home!

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Living Room Ideas:
The best living room furniture ranges for any home!

If you’re looking for living room décor ideas this season, then why not focus on creating a more natural and modern aesthetic, guaranteed to give your friends and family a case of house envy! 

When looking for a new living room set, you should definitely consider mango wood furniture. Mango wood is a beautiful, sustainable hardwood that can be used to make a variety of different pieces of furniture. In this article, we will look at some of the best ways to use mango wood in your living room and the furniture sets that keep selling out. 

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Manhattan Black Bookcase

Advantages of Using Mango Wood in Your Living Room:

There are several advantages to using mango wood in your living room. Some key benefits include: 

Sustainability – since mango trees are renewable resources, you can feel good about using furniture made from them. 

Beauty – mango wood has an incredibly beautiful grain which makes it perfect for high-end furniture. 

Durability – due to its hardness, mango wood is very durable and resistant to scratches and dents. 

Mango wood is a popular choice of material for furniture due to its beautiful natural grain and durability. Here at Desser we have 3 unique ranges of mango wood furniture, each range offering a unique take on individual tastes and will look incredible in any room!

The Manhattan and Rotterdam Living Room Furniture Ranges each feature, a TV stand, coffee table, sideboard, bookshelf, lamp table, drinks cabinets and much more!   

Our Manhattan collection is handcrafted from real Mango Wood Timber and rattan. Because of the nature of real wood, each item is unique, and no two pieces are the same. Small natural cracks on joints and slight imperfections in the wood are considered qualities. Each item is individually unique and will vary slightly in colour and marks, which adds to the range’s distinctive charm; these natural variations are not regarded as product flaws.

Available in either Black Painted or Natural Wood each piece can be styled with other trendy furnishings for a modern look or even vintage items for a more retro style.

Our Rotterdam collection is handcrafted from real Mango Wood Timber. Because of the nature of real wood, each item is unique, and no two pieces are the same. Small natural cracks on joints and slight imperfections in the wood are considered qualities. Each item is individually unique and will vary slightly in colour and marks, which adds to the range’s distinctive charm; these natural variations are not regarded as product flaws.

Only available in Natural Wood each piece can be styled with other trendy furnishings for a modern look or even vintage items for a more retro style.

Mango Wood Bedroom Furniture: Pros and Cons

If you are looking for a beautiful, yet affordable, type of wood to use for your bedroom furniture, then consider mango wood. Mango wood is a tropical hardwood that is indigenous to India and Pakistan. It is known for its natural beauty and durability. Here are some pros and cons of using mango wood bedroom furniture: 

Pros: 

  • Mango wood is extremely sturdy and durable, making it a good choice for bedroom furniture. 
  • It has a beautiful, warm colour that will enhance any bedroom décor. 
  • Mango wood is relatively affordable compared to other types of hardwood. 

Cons: 

  • As with all types of solid wood furniture, knots in the wood can be visible. However, this adds to the intrinsic beauty of the piece, each one is unique, and we do not consider these as faults, but as features. 
  • Wood furniture needs proper care, we always recommend using tablecloths, table runners and coasters to help protect surfaces from scratching. Treat spills quickly with a damp cloth. Dust once a week using a soft cloth or similar duster. Dust in the direction of the grain where possible. Always avoid placing hot or wet items directly on the surface as they can leave marks which can be difficult to remove.  
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Venice Bedside Table with Drawers

Our Venice collection is handcrafted from real Mango Wood Timber. Because of the nature of real wood, each item is unique, and no two pieces are the same. Small natural cracks on joints and slight imperfections in the wood are considered qualities. Each item is individually unique and will vary slightly in colour and marks, which adds to the range’s distinctive charm; these natural variations are not regarded as product flaws.

Available in Natural Wood or Painted Black, each piece can be styled with other trendy furnishings for a modern look or even vintage items for a more retro style.

Living Room Ideas:
The best living room furniture ranges for any home!

If you’re looking for living room décor ideas this season, then why not focus on creating a more natural and modern aesthetic, guaranteed to give your friends and family a case of house envy! 

When looking for a new living room set, you should definitely consider mango wood furniture. Mango wood is a beautiful, sustainable hardwood that can be used to make a variety of different pieces of furniture. In this article, we will look at some of the best ways to use mango wood in your living room and the furniture sets that keep selling out. 

manhattan bookcase black dog
Manhattan Black Bookcase

Advantages of Using Mango Wood in Your Living Room:

There are several advantages to using mango wood in your living room. Some key benefits include: 

Sustainability – since mango trees are renewable resources, you can feel good about using furniture made from them. 

Beauty – mango wood has an incredibly beautiful grain which makes it perfect for high-end furniture. 

Durability – due to its hardness, mango wood is very durable and resistant to scratches and dents. 

Mango wood is a popular choice of material for furniture due to its beautiful natural grain and durability. Here at Desser we have 3 unique ranges of mango wood furniture, each range offering a unique take on individual tastes and will look incredible in any room!

The Manhattan and Rotterdam Living Room Furniture Ranges each feature, a TV stand, coffee table, sideboard, bookshelf, lamp table, drinks cabinets and much more!   

Our Manhattan collection is handcrafted from real Mango Wood Timber and rattan. Because of the nature of real wood, each item is unique, and no two pieces are the same. Small natural cracks on joints and slight imperfections in the wood are considered qualities. Each item is individually unique and will vary slightly in colour and marks, which adds to the range’s distinctive charm; these natural variations are not regarded as product flaws.

Available in either Black Painted or Natural Wood each piece can be styled with other trendy furnishings for a modern look or even vintage items for a more retro style.

Our Rotterdam collection is handcrafted from real Mango Wood Timber. Because of the nature of real wood, each item is unique, and no two pieces are the same. Small natural cracks on joints and slight imperfections in the wood are considered qualities. Each item is individually unique and will vary slightly in colour and marks, which adds to the range’s distinctive charm; these natural variations are not regarded as product flaws.

Only available in Natural Wood each piece can be styled with other trendy furnishings for a modern look or even vintage items for a more retro style.

Mango Wood Bedroom Furniture: Pros and Cons

If you are looking for a beautiful, yet affordable, type of wood to use for your bedroom furniture, then consider mango wood. Mango wood is a tropical hardwood that is indigenous to India and Pakistan. It is known for its natural beauty and durability. Here are some pros and cons of using mango wood bedroom furniture: 

Pros: 

  • Mango wood is extremely sturdy and durable, making it a good choice for bedroom furniture. 
  • It has a beautiful, warm colour that will enhance any bedroom décor. 
  • Mango wood is relatively affordable compared to other types of hardwood. 

Cons: 

  • As with all types of solid wood furniture, knots in the wood can be visible. However, this adds to the intrinsic beauty of the piece, each one is unique, and we do not consider these as faults, but as features. 
  • Wood furniture needs proper care, we always recommend using tablecloths, table runners and coasters to help protect surfaces from scratching. Treat spills quickly with a damp cloth. Dust once a week using a soft cloth or similar duster. Dust in the direction of the grain where possible. Always avoid placing hot or wet items directly on the surface as they can leave marks which can be difficult to remove.  
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Venice Bedside Table with Drawers

Our Venice collection is handcrafted from real Mango Wood Timber. Because of the nature of real wood, each item is unique, and no two pieces are the same. Small natural cracks on joints and slight imperfections in the wood are considered qualities. Each item is individually unique and will vary slightly in colour and marks, which adds to the range’s distinctive charm; these natural variations are not regarded as product flaws.

Available in Natural Wood or Painted Black, each piece can be styled with other trendy furnishings for a modern look or even vintage items for a more retro style.

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The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Cosy Reading Corner

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The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Cosy Reading Corner

Have you always dreamed of a warm little corner of your home, dedicated to reading and relaxing after a long day? A cosy reading nook may be the ideal indulgence you’re after! In this article, we can help you to transform your space into a warm and welcoming area for you to relax and unwind with a good book and perhaps a hot cuppa. 

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Natural Teardrop Chair

1.Finding the perfect spot

You may already have a place in mind to transform into your cosy reading corner, but if you haven’t, here are some top tips to think about when deciding on the perfect spot.  

Lighting 
If you have access to bright natural lighting, then definitely use this. Positioning your reading nook by a window not only enhances the reading experience by being gentler on your eyes, but it can also add the calming effect you desire, particularly if you just wanted to sit and stare for a while.  

Peace and Quiet 
A place free from tech, loud noises and other sensory overloading distractions would be the ideal spot for a reading place. What a perfect solution to the Wi-Fi dead spot in your home! We are constantly being bombarded by external noise and distracting tech, and it can be healing for us to have a break once in a while. 

Take advantage of awkward spaces 
Is there a corner of your home that doesn’t really serve a purpose? Give that space a new lease of life by transforming it into the perfect reading nook. No matter how big or small a location is, you can really create a soul-nurturing environment to satisfy your needs. 

2. Choosing the right furniture

The first thing you need to decide on is whether this area is for individual use or is space to share, perhaps with children or a significant other. This will determine the style of furniture you choose to feature in your reading corner. Here are some reading corner furniture ideas: 

  • Individual Chairs 

Papasan Chair 
The perfect chair for curling up and getting cosy. The Papasan chair is even more cuddly paired with our Latte cream boucle cushion and is a place where you can unwind for hours in the safety of its dome-shaped seat. Made from 100% natural rattan, the seat can be moved around the frame, a whole 360° to find the ultimate lounging position. 

Loft Chair
Feel cradled as you sink into our sustainably farmed rattan Loft chair. Designed for maximum relaxation, the natural slope of the hooded chair gently holds the human form, to feel almost suspended in luxury. This piece pairs beautifully with a Desser footstool, for extra added support and comfort. 

Cocoon Chair
Climb in and curl up on the natural rattan Cocoon chair. This floor-standing indoor egg chair ingeniously provides a safe space to relax, whilst also letting in a lot of light. Unlike most hooded chairs, the cocoon chair features a loose cage rattan pole hood, so even if placed back facing a window, you can still enjoy plenty of natural light for reading. 

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Natural Papasan Chair
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Black Snug Chair
  • Snuggle Chairs and Sofas 

Snug Chair 
Ideal for spreading out or snuggling up in, the Snug chair has a big circular seat for sharing. The huge base cushion is filled with luxury foam, ensuring a comfortable deep sit. The supportive fibre-filled back cushion is also extremely comfortable, and perfect for cuddling or reading with young children.  

Papasan Sofa
Much like the Papasan chair, the Papasan sofa can be angled to sit in any recline or upright position so you can fully spread out if you needed, or you can share the space with someone else who’d like to read with you. Available in a natural or grey frame, the Papasan is truly a timeless classic, perfect for any home décor style. The Papasan sofa also transforms itself into a hammock-style day bed, great for lazy days and afternoon naps. 

Cocoon Sofa 
Modern simplicity comes in the form of our Cocoon sofa. The unique design presents a peaceful space for you to climb into and relax in your reading corner and is perfect for sharing with children or a significant other. Much like the Cocoon chair, the sofa lets in a lot of natural light despite it being a hooded chair, making it an ideal place to read. 

3. How to decorate a reading nook

Bookshelves 
If you’re working with a small space, a floating shelf should suffice, with a selection of your favourite classics and next big reads. But if you have a little more space, might we suggest one of our Manhattan Mango Wood Bookshelves with added cabinet storage? Made from 100% mango wood and rattan, this bookcase can be styled with other trendy furnishings for a modern look or even vintage items for a more retro style. 

Scatter Cushions & Blankets 
Scatter cushions or big cuddly throw pillows can really transform your reading corner, making it more appealing to curl into with your current read. Especially paired with a cosy blanket, you can really set yourself up for a lovely day relaxing. We do provide cushions here at Desser, and if you would like to supply your own fabric, we can make them to match any décor and fill them with our luxurious blown fibre filling. 

Plants 
Some people like plants, others don’t. But even if you’re in the latter, artificial plants could also bring a little life to your reading corner and create a haven for relaxation. An added benefit of using real plants is that they release oxygen and cleanse the air around you, so your relaxation time becomes a fully immersive experience. 

Side Tables & Lamps 
Sometimes, placing your reading corner near a window isn’t possible, so a floor lamp or even a bright side lamp can really enhance your reading experience. You could also share your side table and lamp with a comforting brew or hot cocoa, perfect for those cooler evenings of the Hygge season.  

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Natural Pretzel 2 Seater Sofa
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Natural Manhattan Bookcase

4. Adding personalised touches

Personal Photos & Posters 
Fond memories of our nearest and dearest can have a special place in our homes in frames or even photo albums, where they can be savoured in our moments of stillness. Even posters of your favourite movies or music, placed near your vinyl player can create a wholesome environment you can use to escape for a little while. 

Candles & Wax Melts 
Scented candles and wax melts can add a defined ambience for relaxation. There are even certain brands that cater to curated scents for reading pastimes, like the smell of bonfire and toffee, or frosted pine and sugar plum. Even just the ritual of lighting a candle before you settle with a good book can be a significant event within itself.   

Special Mugs & Coasters 
A personal mug dedicated for use in your new reading nook can also become a part of your ritual. Along with lighting your candle and making a hot beverage in your special mug, placing it on a themed coaster to match the décor is such an idyllic process that we all need to embrace. These personalised touches will encourage you to use your reading corner space a lot more, and hopefully set a precedent for how w