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Introducing Our Brand New 2022 Upholstery Fabrics

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Introducing Our Brand New 2022 Upholstery Fabrics

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Delamere Fabric on the Centurion Collection

If you are looking for a new set of replacement conservatory furniture cushions for a refresh or are simply looking for an entirely new conservatory set, then check out the brand-new upholstery fabrics we have available. We can also upholster any type of home furniture in a fabric of your choice, so you can match your furniture styles to your decorating tastes!  

Upholstery fabrics with greater thread counts contain more threads per square inch, which means they will last longer and wear better. Our beautiful range of fabrics, here at Desser, not only have a high thread count, but they also are available in different patterns, colours, and grades.

What do the grades in upholstery fabric mean? 

Most furniture manufacturers who upholster their own furniture will have their own classification of fabric grades with grade A being the least expensive and ranging up to a more expensive F grade. Our fabric grades vary from B to D, depending on your level of need and expectancy from the fabric. 

New B Grade Fabrics – Atlantic, Biscuit, Jubilee Punch, Jubilee Grey, Jubilee Sage, Latte 

New C Grade Fabrics – Artisan Floral, Artisan Sketch, Artisan Plain, Delamere, Fyllo, Heather, Lily 

New D Grade Fabrics (Aquaclean) – Hawaiian Palm, Hawaiian Plain, Monarch Beige, Monarch Grey 

Scatter-cushions
We can also make matching scatter cushions upon request

New B Grade Fabrics

b atlantic swatch
Atlantic

A beautiful blend of blue shades, with visible baby blue threads highlighting near navy undertones. 100% Polyester. Machine Washable to 30°c. 

b biscuit swatch 1
Biscuit

Warming tones reminiscent of freshly baked shortbread. Lighter and slightly darker shades of cream and beige create the perfect neutral palette. 100% Polyester. Machine Washable to 30°c. 

b latte swatch 1
Latte

Thick creamy boucle fabric that makes you want to curl up with a good book and a coffee. A whole new level of warm and cosy vibes. 100% Polyester. Dry Clean Only.

b jubilee punch swatch
Jubilee Punch

Luxury chenille yarn makes up this super soft plush fabric. Dedicated to this year’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the sweet blush colour is definitely fit for royalty. 100% Polyester. Machine Washable to 30°c. 

b jubilee grey swatch
Jubilee Grey

Luxury chenille yarn makes up this super soft plush fabric. Dedicated to this year’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the platinum grey colour is perfect for any home. 100% Polyester.
Machine Washable to 30°c.
 

b jubilee sage swatch
Jubilee Sage

Luxury chenille yarn makes up this super soft plush fabric. Dedicated to this year’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the sage green colour looks beautiful in a conservatory. 100% Polyester.
Machine Washable to 30°c. 

New C Grade Fabrics

c artisan floral swatch 1
Artisan Floral

Neutral and beautiful prints and plains; the Artisan Fabric Collection. Artisan Floral features warm beige tones with a slight contrasting darker floral print that looks almost debossed into the fabric. Flecks of grey and mustard bring life to the material. 100% Polyester. Machine Washable to 30°c.

c artisan plain swatch
Artisan Plain

Neutral and beautiful prints and plains; the Artisan Fabric Collection. Artisan Plain features warm beige tones with a setback background showing flecks of grey and mustard to bring life to the material. 100% Polyester. Machine Washable to 30°c.

c artisan sketch swatch
Artisan Sketch

Neutral and beautiful prints and plains; the Artisan Fabric Collection. Artisan Sketch features warm beige tones with a slightly darker crosshatch pattern that looks almost debossed into the fabric. Flecks of grey and mustard bring life to the material. 100% Polyester. Machine Washable to 30°c. 

c delamere swatch
Delamere

A true contemporary classic design. The Delamere fabric features earthy tones and a tasteful foliage print, bringing refined elegance to any home. 39% Acrylic, 38% Polyester and 23% Cotton. Dry Clean Only.

c fyllo swatch
Fyllo

Gentle Grecian elegance with the Fyllo fabric; a soft grey blue reminiscent of clear skies with a contrasting beige olive branch pattern. 64% Polyester and 36% Cotton. Dry Clean Only.

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Heather

After its namesake, Heather features earthy tones of greens and beige with subtle purple undertones. A beautiful colour palette presented in a classic tartan style.

c lily swatch
Lily

An elegant blend of subtle green and blue hues with a contrasting plum shade, encompassed in a beautiful painted floral design. 100% Cotton. Dry Clean Only. 

New D Grade Fabrics (Aquaclean)

d hawaiian plain swatch 1
Hawaiian Plain

A super soft grey fabric with flecks of white and a hint of steel blue, a relaxing hue made from Aquaclean material; the revolutionary stain resistant fabric. Remove even the toughest stains using only water. 73% Polyester and 27% cotton. Machine Washable to 30°c.

d hawaiian palm swatch
Hawaiian Palm

A super-soft grey fabric with flecks of white and a hint of steel blue, the palm leaf pattern reminds us of looking up at the sky and feeling warm gentle breezes through an exotic palm tree. It is made from Aquaclean material, the revolutionary stain-resistant fabric. Remove even the toughest stains using only water. 75% Polyester and 25% Cotton. Machine Washable to 30°c.

d monarch beige swatch
Monarch Beige

The perfect neutral beige tones to suit any home! Running flecks of beige and cream are throughout this Aquaclean material, the revolutionary stain-resistant fabric. Remove even the toughest stains using only water. 100% Polyester. Machine Washable to 30°c. 

d monarch grey swatch
Monarch Grey

The perfect neutral grey tones to suit any home! Running flecks of light and dark grey are throughout this Aquaclean material, the revolutionary stain-resistant fabric. Remove even the toughest stains using only water. 100% Polyester. Machine Washable to 30°c. 

What is Aquaclean fabric?

This short video explains the wonderful technology behind this revolutionary fabric, designed to make the cleaning process a whole lot quicker and everyone living a whole lot easier! 

How to clean Aquaclean fabric? 

You can easily clean Aquaclean fabrics in three simple steps! 

Step 1: Remove any excess residue on the upholstery 

Step 2: Apply water over the stain, either directly or using a damp cloth. Wait a few seconds. 

Step 3: Press down over the stain with a damp cloth and rub gently over the fabric in circular movements. If the stain does not come off completely, repeat the process as required.  

Check out some of our ranges featuring the new fabrics...

Introducing Our Brand New 2022 Upholstery Fabrics

centurian delamere 5340
Delamere Fabric on the Centurion Collection

If you are looking for a new set of replacement conservatory furniture cushions for a refresh or are simply looking for an entirely new conservatory set, then check out the brand-new upholstery fabrics we have available. We can also upholster any type of home furniture in a fabric of your choice, so you can match your furniture styles to your decorating tastes!  

Upholstery fabrics with greater thread counts contain more threads per square inch, which means they will last longer and wear better. Our beautiful range of fabrics, here at Desser, not only have a high thread count, but they also are available in different patterns, colours, and grades.

Scatter-cushions
We can also make matching scatter cushions upon request

What do the grades in upholstery fabric mean? 

Most furniture manufacturers who upholster their own furniture will have their own classification of fabric grades with grade A being the least expensive and ranging up to a more expensive F grade. Our fabric grades vary from B to D, depending on your level of need and expectancy from the fabric. 

New B Grade Fabrics – Atlantic, Biscuit, Jubilee Punch, Jubilee Grey, Jubilee Sage, Latte 

New C Grade Fabrics – Artisan Floral, Artisan Sketch, Artisan Plain, Delamere, Fyllo, Heather, Lily 

New D Grade Fabrics (Aquaclean) – Hawaiian Palm, Hawaiian Plain, Monarch Beige, Monarch Grey 

New B Grade Fabrics

b atlantic swatch
Atlantic

A beautiful blend of blue shades, with visible baby blue threads highlighting near navy undertones. 100% Polyester. Machine Washable to 30°c. 

b biscuit swatch 1
Biscuit

Warming tones reminiscent of freshly baked shortbread. Lighter and slightly darker shades of cream and beige create the perfect neutral palette. 100% Polyester. Machine Washable to 30°c. 

b latte swatch 1
Latte

Thick creamy boucle fabric that makes you want to curl up with a good book and a coffee. A whole new level of warm and cosy vibes. 100% Polyester. Dry Clean Only.

b jubilee punch swatch
Jubilee Punch

Luxury chenille yarn makes up this super soft plush fabric. Dedicated to this year’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the sweet blush colour is definitely fit for royalty. 100% Polyester. Machine Washable to 30°c. 

b jubilee grey swatch
Jubilee Grey

Luxury chenille yarn makes up this super soft plush fabric. Dedicated to this year’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the platinum grey colour is perfect for any home. 100% Polyester.
Machine Washable to 30°c.
 

b jubilee sage swatch
Jubilee Sage

Luxury chenille yarn makes up this super soft plush fabric. Dedicated to this year’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the sage green colour looks beautiful in a conservatory. 100% Polyester.
Machine Washable to 30°c. 

New C Grade Fabrics

c artisan floral swatch 1
Artisan Floral

Neutral and beautiful prints and plains; the Artisan Fabric Collection. Artisan Floral features warm beige tones with a slight contrasting darker floral print that looks almost debossed into the fabric. Flecks of grey and mustard bring life to the material. 100% Polyester. Machine Washable to 30°c.

c artisan plain swatch
Artisan Plain

Neutral and beautiful prints and plains; the Artisan Fabric Collection. Artisan Plain features warm beige tones with a setback background showing flecks of grey and mustard to bring life to the material. 100% Polyester. Machine Washable to 30°c.

c artisan sketch swatch
Artisan Sketch

Neutral and beautiful prints and plains; the Artisan Fabric Collection. Artisan Sketch features warm beige tones with a slightly darker crosshatch pattern that looks almost debossed into the fabric. Flecks of grey and mustard bring life to the material. 100% Polyester. Machine Washable to 30°c. 

c delamere swatch
Delamere

A true contemporary classic design. The Delamere fabric features earthy tones and a tasteful foliage print, bringing refined elegance to any home. 39% Acrylic, 38% Polyester and 23% Cotton. Dry Clean Only.

c fyllo swatch
Fyllo

Gentle Grecian elegance with the Fyllo fabric; a soft grey blue reminiscent of clear skies with a contrasting beige olive branch pattern. 64% Polyester and 36% Cotton. Dry Clean Only.

heather 5944
Heather

After its namesake, Heather features earthy tones of greens and beige with subtle purple undertones. A beautiful colour palette presented in a classic tartan style.

c lily swatch
Lily

An elegant blend of subtle green and blue hues with a contrasting plum shade, encompassed in a beautiful painted floral design. 100% Cotton. Dry Clean Only. 

New D Grade Fabrics (Aquaclean)

d hawaiian plain swatch 1
Hawaiian Plain

A super soft grey fabric with flecks of white and a hint of steel blue, a relaxing hue made from Aquaclean material; the revolutionary stain resistant fabric. Remove even the toughest stains using only water. 73% Polyester and 27% cotton. Machine Washable to 30°c.

d hawaiian palm swatch
Hawaiian Palm

A super-soft grey fabric with flecks of white and a hint of steel blue, the palm leaf pattern reminds us of looking up at the sky and feeling warm gentle breezes through an exotic palm tree. It is made from Aquaclean material, the revolutionary stain-resistant fabric. Remove even the toughest stains using only water. 75% Polyester and 25% Cotton. Machine Washable to 30°c.

d monarch beige swatch
Monarch Beige

The perfect neutral beige tones to suit any home! Running flecks of beige and cream are throughout this Aquaclean material, the revolutionary stain-resistant fabric. Remove even the toughest stains using only water. 100% Polyester. Machine Washable to 30°c. 

d monarch grey swatch
Monarch Grey

The perfect neutral grey tones to suit any home! Running flecks of light and dark grey are throughout this Aquaclean material, the revolutionary stain-resistant fabric. Remove even the toughest stains using only water. 100% Polyester. Machine Washable to 30°c. 

What is Aquaclean fabric?

This short video explains the wonderful technology behind this revolutionary fabric, designed to make the cleaning process a whole lot quicker and everyone living a whole lot easier! 

How to clean Aquaclean fabric? 

You can easily clean Aquaclean fabrics in three simple steps! 

Step 1: Remove any excess residue on the upholstery 

Step 2: Apply water over the stain, either directly or using a damp cloth. Wait a few seconds. 

Step 3: Press down over the stain with a damp cloth and rub gently over the fabric in circular movements. If the stain does not come off completely, repeat the process as required.  

Check out some of our ranges featuring the new fabrics...
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Help us raise donations this April for the National Autistic Society!

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Help us raise donations this April for the National Autistic Society

help us raise donations for national autistic society

This year, YOU can make a difference! With every purchase of our wicker items this month, we’re donating 10% to the National Autistic Society and giving you an extra 10% discount as a thank you for helping to raise funds for our chosen charity.

The month of April is World Autism Month, and it begins with the United Nations led World Autism Awareness Day, on April 2nd, which highlights the need to fully accept those with autism so they can lead full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society.

Our chosen charity for this year’s World Autism Month is the National Autistic Society. They are the UK’s leading charity for people on the autism spectrum and their families, since 1962.

What is Autism?

The National Autistic Society provides all the information you will need in beginning to understand what autism is and how it is a spectrum condition that affects people in many ways.

Click here to find out more about what autism is.

Here’s a short video from the National Autistic Society that helps visually explain what autism is, narrated by Alan Gardner, the Autistic Gardener.

Why did we choose the National Autistic Society?

Recently, we’ve been working with @mayasmoonplay and have been truly inspired by Maddy’s dedication to improving Maya’s journey through life. See Maddy’s answers below to learn about how the National Autistic Society has helped her and her family.

  • How has the National Autistic Society supported you over the years?

“The National Autistic Society has provided events and activities we have attended personally where Maya is able to play and be around other autistic children in a welcoming, non-judgemental environment. It has meant for me, as a parent, that I got to meet other parents of autistic children, which is vital in feeling included and reducing isolation for parent carers.”

  • Do you have any advice for parents who are experiencing the same journey?

“At the beginning it can feel quite daunting, knowing your child is taking a different path to most other children, but over time you learn about autism, and it gets easier. I personally advise parents to listen to adult autistic voices. After all, they were autistic kids once, so take advantage of local autism courses and not be fearful of trying a variety of things to support our children with things like alternative communication, sensory equipment etc.

Also, using portage from as early as possible is key in getting all the support in place once they reach school age with EHCP’s. And most importantly, not trying to change our children but accepting them as they are.”

To keep up with Maddy and Maya’s journey and to learn more about autism advocacy, follow her on Instagram, TikTok, Blog, or Pinterest!

What other ways can I help the National Autistic Society?

There are so many ways you can support the National Autistic Society, from raising money by running, cycling, or even hosting an online quiz with family/ friends and helping transform the lives of autistic people.

Campaigning with the National Autistic Society and lobbying your local MP council, and businesses to ensure autistic people and their families get the support and services they are entitled to. Or you can simply donate through their website:

national autistic society marathon

£600,000 in 60 days

This year National Autistic Society are celebrating their 60-year anniversary and are asking for support to help raise £600,000 in 60 days!

£6
A donation of £6 could enable the charity to keep its website up to date with the latest vital advice and guidance. Donate and be part of growing the biggest source of autism knowledge in the UK.

£60
A donation of £60 could ensure the online community is there for everyone who needs it, providing a safe place for autistic people and their families.

£600
Raising £600 could help 12 families receive support from the charity’s Education Rights line, helping those families to know their rights.

£6,000
Raising £6,000 could enable a job coach to support two autistic adults into paid employment, championing autistic talent.

£10,000
Helping to raise £10,000 could fund a year of running costs for three of the charity’s 116 community branches, supporting autistic people to overcome loneliness and isolation.

Donations to the National Autistic Society meant people like Robyn and her family could find support even through the pandemic.

Donations also meant Jerrel was helped by the charity’s Autism at Work programme to find employment as a data business analyst at HM Revenue and Customs.

Watch the videos to hear more about their journies. 

Browse our selection of wicker furniture today to help us raise donations! We have a wide selection of pieces, ranging from various price points, styles and sizes. 

Modern designs inspired by traditional furniture, our wicker furniture pieces are designed with luxury in mind, finished with gorgeous detailing these items look effortlessly stylish in any setting.  Made from natural rattan, we have a huge array of items including chairs, sofas, mirrors, baskets and planters to choose from.

10% of Wicker Furniture sales will be donated to the National Autistic Society via Work for Good

etagere small bookshelf set

Help us raise donations this April for the National Autistic Society

This year, YOU can make a difference! With every purchase of our wicker items this month, we’re donating 10% to the National Autistic Society and giving you an extra 10% discount as a thank you for helping to raise funds for our chosen charity.

The month of April is World Autism Month, and it begins with the United Nations led World Autism Awareness Day, on April 2nd, which highlights the need to fully accept those with autism so they can lead full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society.

Our chosen charity for this year’s World Autism Month is the National Autistic Society. They are the UK’s leading charity for people on the autism spectrum and their families, since 1962.

What is Autism?

The National Autistic Society provides all the information you will need in beginning to understand what autism is and how it is a spectrum condition that affects people in many ways.

Click here to find out more about what autism is.

Here’s a short video from the National Autistic Society that helps visually explain what autism is, narrated by Alan Gardner, the Autistic Gardener.

Why did we choose the National Autistic Society?

Recently, we’ve been working with @mayasmoonplay and have been truly inspired by Maddy’s dedication to improving Maya’s journey through life. See Maddy’s answers below to learn about how the National Autistic Society has helped her and her family.

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Maya enjoying a NAS activity
  • How has the National Autistic Society supported you over the years?

“The National Autistic Society has provided events and activities we have attended personally where Maya is able to play and be around other autistic children in a welcoming, non-judgemental environment. It has meant for me, as a parent, that I got to meet other parents of autistic children, which is vital in feeling included and reducing isolation for parent carers.”

mayasmoonplay maddy family
Family fun day with the NAS
  • Do you have any advice for parents who are experiencing the same journey?

“At the beginning it can feel quite daunting, knowing your child is taking a different path to most other children, but over time you learn about autism, and it gets easier. I personally advise parents to listen to adult autistic voices. After all, they were autistic kids once, so take advantage of local autism courses and not be fearful of trying a variety of things to support our children with things like alternative communication, sensory equipment etc.

Also, using portage from as early as possible is key in getting all the support in place once they reach school age with EHCP’s. And most importantly, not trying to change our children but accepting them as they are.”

To keep up with Maddy and Maya’s journey and to learn more about autism advocacy, follow her on Instagram, TikTok, Blog, or Pinterest!

national autistic society marathon

What other ways can I help the National Autistic Society?

There are so many ways you can support the National Autistic Society, from raising money by running, cycling, or even hosting an online quiz with family/ friends and helping transform the lives of autistic people.

Campaigning with the National Autistic Society and lobbying your local MP council, and businesses to ensure autistic people and their families get the support and services they are entitled to. Or you can simply donate through their website:

£600,000 in 60 days

This year National Autistic Society are celebrating their 60-year anniversary and are asking for support to help raise £600,000 in 60 days!

£6
A donation of £6 could enable the charity to keep its website up to date with the latest vital advice and guidance. Donate and be part of growing the biggest source of autism knowledge in the UK.

£60
A donation of £60 could ensure the online community is there for everyone who needs it, providing a safe place for autistic people and their families.

£600
Raising £600 could help 12 families receive support from the charity’s Education Rights line, helping those families to know their rights.

£6,000
Raising £6,000 could enable a job coach to support two autistic adults into paid employment, championing autistic talent.

£10,000
Helping to raise £10,000 could fund a year of running costs for three of the charity’s 116 community branches, supporting autistic people to overcome loneliness and isolation.

Donations to the National Autistic Society meant people like Robyn and her family could find support even through the pandemic.

Donations also meant Jerrel was helped by the charity’s Autism at Work programme to find employment as a data business analyst at HM Revenue and Customs.

Watch the videos to hear more about their journies. 

Browse our selection of wicker furniture today to help us raise donations! We have a wide selection of pieces, ranging from various price points, styles and sizes. 

Modern designs inspired by traditional furniture, our wicker furniture pieces are designed with luxury in mind, finished with gorgeous detailing these items look effortlessly stylish in any setting.  Made from natural rattan, we have a huge array of items including chairs, sofas, mirrors, baskets and planters to choose from.

10% of Wicker Furniture sales will be donated to the National Autistic Society via Work for Good

etagere small bookshelf set
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Playroom Ideas to Inspire Sensory Play

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Playroom Ideas To inspire Sensory Play

A playroom is a perfect solution to prevent toys from inching into other areas of your home, however, a well-designed playroom can not only ignite inspiration but can also provide sensory learning and early development.

What is sensory play? Sensory play is introducing your child to different activities that will stimulate their senses of touch, smell, taste, sight, and hearing, as well as anything that will engage their movements and balance. Encouraging your child to learn through exploration, curiosity, problem-solving, and creativity can help to build nerve connections in the brain, which can massively promote the development of language and motor skills.

It’s these simple yet effective activities that can stimulate early development in your child and here we have listed a few ideas you should use to create the perfect playroom to inspire sensory play!

1. Foam Play Mat Tiles

Encouraging your child to explore their surroundings and find their own limitations can be pretty scary for a parent, particularly when they’re quite young.

Using Foam Floor Tiles can help to ease those concerns as one of the best ways to learn is through experience, so if your child is fairly new on their feet, the soft play mats should help to cushion them as they start to get more confident, as well as being soft on their hands and knees as they crawl around.

This photo from @craigfamilyblog is a beautiful example of allowing your child to freely explore their surroundings and they have used bright colours and different textures to involve more senses.

2. Tepee Tents

Calming spaces, cool down spots, sensory tents, whichever term you prefer, are a great addition to any playroom!

Just like adults, children also go through different stresses in their day and having a little den where they can go to chill out, maybe take a nap in there or play a game in a space where they feel a sense of calm and safety, adds to their sensory experience and emotional development.

This isn’t a place for time outs, it’s their own dedicated place of comfort they initiate using by themselves. A child who can advocate for their own needs is the best form of sensory play.

This photo from @bowinthesky is a perfect example of how Tepees can help your playroom to feel more wholesome and complete.

3. Cosy Reading Nook

Create a cosy reading nook in a corner of the playroom, preferably a quiet place with a source of natural light. 

Reading nooks are perfect for building tighter bonds with your child as you both are setting out on an adventure together, by helping to ignite their imagination and build on their language skills.

 The key to building a successful reading nook is finding the right chair for both of you to snuggle up and get comfortable. Here we are showing our Natural Arch Chair and our Natural Snug Chair, both of which offer a large low seat with a luxuriously thick cushion. 

The first photo from @peonie.cole.cottage shows a more dainty and tranquil side to our Natural Arch Chair, whilst the second photo from @itsmotherland offers a more welcoming wider frame.

4. Easy Storage & Organisation

Teaching your child important life skills can be a little frustrating at times, especially if they have a lot of toys.

Make tidy-up time fun and introduce it as part of their schedule, a few minutes of tidy up time before getting ready for bed should be enough to get them into a routine for putting things away by themselves.

This photo from @blossom_housetohome demonstrates perfectly how storage can be fun, with the use of small animal baskets, a handy storage cubby at child-friendly heights and hanging hooks for longer items. Tidying up is fun for no one, so remember to keep it positive and engaging, even for just a couple of minutes per day!

All the chairs in the photos used can be found in our Wicker Chair category, including a wide selection of other styles to suit your tastes! We would LOVE to see how you’ve used our furniture in your nursery or playroom! Either tag us in the pic or use the hashtag #mydesser

Playroom Ideas To inspire Sensory Play

A playroom is a perfect solution to prevent toys from inching into other areas of your home, however, a well-designed playroom can not only ignite inspiration but can also provide sensory learning and early development.

What is sensory play? Sensory play is introducing your child to different activities that will stimulate their senses of touch, smell, taste, sight, and hearing, as well as anything that will engage their movements and balance. Encouraging your child to learn through exploration, curiosity, problem-solving, and creativity can help to build nerve connections in the brain, which can massively promote the development of language and motor skills.

It’s these simple yet effective activities that can stimulate early development in your child and here we have listed a few ideas you should use to create the perfect playroom to inspire sensory play!

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1. Foam Play Mat Tiles

Encouraging your child to explore their surroundings and find their own limitations can be pretty scary for a parent, particularly when they’re quite young.

Using Foam Floor Tiles can help to ease those concerns as one of the best ways to learn is through experience, so if your child is fairly new on their feet, the soft play mats should help to cushion them as they start to get more confident, as well as being soft on their hands and knees as they crawl around.

This photo from @craigfamilyblog is a beautiful example of allowing your child to freely explore their surroundings and they have used bright colours and different textures to involve more senses.

2. Tepee Tents

Calming spaces, cool down spots, sensory tents, whichever term you prefer, are a great addition to any playroom!

Just like adults, children also go through different stresses in their day and having a little den where they can go to chill out, maybe take a nap in there or play a game in a space where they feel a sense of calm and safety, adds to their sensory experience and emotional development.

This isn’t a place for time outs, it’s their own dedicated place of comfort they initiate using by themselves. A child who can advocate for their own needs is the best form of sensory play.

This photo from @bowinthesky is a perfect example of how Tepees can help your playroom to feel more wholesome and complete.

3. Cosy Reading Nook

Create a cosy reading nook in a corner of the playroom, preferably a quiet place with a source of natural light. 

Reading nooks are perfect for building tighter bonds with your child as you both are setting out on an adventure together, by helping to ignite their imagination and build on their language skills.

 The key to building a successful reading nook is finding the right chair for both of you to snuggle up and get comfortable. Here we are showing our Natural Arch Chair and our Natural Snug Chair, both of which offer a large low seat with a luxuriously thick cushion. 

The first photo from @peonie.cole.cottage shows a more dainty and tranquil side to our Natural Arch Chair, whilst the second photo from @itsmotherland offers a more welcoming wider frame.

4. Easy Storage & Organisation

Teaching your child important life skills can be a little frustrating at times, especially if they have a lot of toys.

Make tidy-up time fun and introduce it as part of their schedule, a few minutes of tidy up time before getting ready for bed should be enough to get them into a routine for putting things away by themselves.

This photo from @blossom_housetohome demonstrates perfectly how storage can be fun, with the use of small animal baskets, a handy storage cubby at child-friendly heights and hanging hooks for longer items. Tidying up is fun for no one, so remember to keep it positive and engaging, even for just a couple of minutes per day!

All the chairs in the photos used can be found in our Wicker Chair category, including a wide selection of other styles to suit your tastes! We would LOVE to see how you’ve used our furniture in your nursery or playroom! Either tag us in the pic or use the hashtag #mydesser

Playroom Ideas To inspire Sensory Play

A playroom is a perfect solution to prevent toys from inching into other areas of your home, however, a well-designed playroom can not only ignite inspiration but can also provide sensory learning and early development.

What is sensory play? Sensory play is introducing your child to different activities that will stimulate their senses of touch, smell, taste, sight, and hearing, as well as anything that will engage their movements and balance. Encouraging your child to learn through exploration, curiosity, problem-solving, and creativity can help to build nerve connections in the brain, which can massively promote the development of language and motor skills.

It’s these simple yet effective activities that can stimulate early development in your child and here we have listed a few ideas you should use to create the perfect playroom to inspire sensory play!

bowinthesky 5 1

1. Foam Play Mat Tiles

Encouraging your child to explore their surroundings and find their own limitations can be pretty scary for a parent, particularly when they’re quite young.

Using Foam Floor Tiles can help to ease those concerns as one of the best ways to learn is through experience, so if your child is fairly new on their feet, the soft play mats should help to cushion them as they start to get more confident, as well as being soft on their hands and knees as they crawl around.

This photo from @craigfamilyblog is a beautiful example of allowing your child to freely explore their surroundings and they have used bright colours and different textures to involve more senses.

2. Tepee Tents

Calming spaces, cool down spots, sensory tents, whichever term you prefer, are a great addition to any playroom!

Just like adults, children also go through different stresses in their day and having a little den where they can go to chill out, maybe take a nap in there or play a game in a space where they feel a sense of calm and safety, adds to their sensory experience and emotional development.

This isn’t a place for time outs, it’s their own dedicated place of comfort they initiate using by themselves. A child who can advocate for their own needs is the best form of sensory play.

This photo from @bowinthesky is a perfect example of how Tepees can help your playroom to feel more wholesome and complete.

3. Cosy Reading Nook

Create a cosy reading nook in a corner of the playroom, preferably a quiet place with a source of natural light. 

Reading nooks are perfect for building tighter bonds with your child as you both are setting out on an adventure together, by helping to ignite their imagination and build on their language skills.

The key to building a successful reading nook is finding the right chair for both of you to snuggle up and get comfortable.

Here we are showing our Natural Arch Chair and our Natural Snug Chair, both of which offer a large low seat with a luxuriously thick cushion. 

The first photo from @peonie.cole.cottage shows a more dainty and tranquil side to our Natural Arch Chair, whilst the second photo from @itsmotherland offers a more welcoming wider frame.

4. Easy Storage & Organisation

Teaching your child important life skills can be a little frustrating at times, especially if they have a lot of toys.

Make tidy-up time fun and introduce it as part of their schedule, a few minutes of tidy up time before getting ready for bed should be enough to get them into a routine for putting things away by themselves.

This photo from @blossom_housetohome demonstrates perfectly how storage can be fun, with the use of small animal baskets, a handy storage cubby at child-friendly heights and hanging hooks for longer items. Tidying up is fun for no one, so remember to keep it positive and engaging, even for just a couple of minutes per day!

All the chairs in the photos used can be found in our Wicker Chair category, including a wide selection of other styles to suit your tastes! We would LOVE to see how you’ve used our furniture in your nursery or playroom! Either tag us in the pic or use the hashtag #mydesser

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Natural Rattan Snug Chair by @itsmotherland
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Blue Moon Rattan Chair by @bowinthesky
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Arch Armchair by @peonie.cole.cottage
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Blue Nordic Rattan Chair by @blossom_housetohome
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Top 3 Products for Using Rattan in Your Home

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Top 3 Products for Using Rattan at home

Do you remember Rattan furniture? You know, the dreary dated sets with the not so attractive cushions? Looking back, we always think, “What on earth was I thinking?!”, but at the time, these sets were so iconic and sought after to feature in your home, everyone who is anyone had one. Well, they are now being reborn as modern, chic focal points in the home and garden, and have become even more desirable as their predecessors once were!

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Natural Loft Chair

Rattan and Wicker furnishings are the best way to introduce more natural materials into your home and provide a combined sense of style and class. Take our Natural Loft Chair, its effortless curves and hooded design offers sophistication to any room but also luxurious comfort for you to relax and unwind in after a long day, a place where you can settle in with a good book and let your stresses naturally melt away.

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Sunflower Rattan Mirror by @homeatberryhill on Instagram

Using more natural materials in the home can allow for a more tranquil environment, creating a calm and energising space for you and your family. Not only does the use of natural materials in our homes, like rattan and wicker, affect our wellbeing and happiness, they are also intrinsically more aesthetically pleasing than manufactured materials.

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Set of 2 Natural Porto Bar Stool

The versatility of rattan and wicker products made today range from furniture, mirrors, and plant pots to name a few, and the combination of using them with one another can provide texture and help to avoid the room from feeling flat. The Set of 2 Natural Porto Bar Stool Chair will look exquisite in your kitchen, at the breakfast bar.

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Natural Porto Bar Stools by @thehousebythetreeviews on Instagram

Enjoying your morning coffee and getting ready for your day should be done in comfort; the high back rattan seat naturally supports your weight evenly across the frame, leaving you feeling almost suspended in time after that first sip of glorious caffeine. You can also match the colours of rattan and wicker easily by using materials like jute and leather for a more wholesome room aesthetic.

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Natural Papasan Chair

Gone are the days of eyesore rattan furniture! Not only is this modernisation of the material very easy on the eye, but it also goes with everything! Mixing textures in fabrics and furniture takes your living room or orangery to a whole new level in an effortlessly chic way.

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Natural Papasan Chair by @21oakham on Instagram

Our Natural Papasan Chair is the perfect example to showcase how beautifully crafted cane furniture can really be when it features the right cushion. The versatility of this piece can go from Boho to vintage to contemporary as quickly as your tastes may change! It will look great in a nursery room or as a bedroom chair and provide warm neutral tones for a fresh and relaxing atmosphere.

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Natural Loft Chair by @homeat104 on Instagram

One of the best aspects of this rattan and wicker resurgence is how the simplicity of the material is so versatile, as it not only looks good in your home but in your garden too. We provide a vast range of luxury furniture for your home and garden, including modern rattan furniture, perfect for any home.

Top 3 Products for Using Rattan at home

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Natural Loft Chair
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Natural Porto Bar Stool Chair
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Natural Papasan Chair

Do you remember Rattan furniture? You know, the dreary dated sets with the not so attractive cushions? Looking back, we always think, “What on earth was I thinking?!”, but at the time, these sets were so iconic and sought after to feature in your home, everyone who is anyone had one. Well, they are now being reborn as modern, chic focal points in the home and garden, and have become even more desirable as their predecessors once were!

Rattan and Wicker furnishings are the best way to introduce more natural materials into your home and provide a combined sense of style and class. Take our Natural Loft Chair, its effortless curves and hooded design offers sophistication to any room but also luxurious comfort for you to relax and unwind in after a long day, a place where you can settle in with a good book and let your stresses naturally melt away. Using more natural materials in the home can allow for a more tranquil environment, creating a calm and energising space for you and your family. Not only does the use of natural materials in our homes, like rattan and wicker, affect our wellbeing and happiness, they are also intrinsically more aesthetically pleasing than manufactured materials.

The versatility of rattan and wicker products made today range from furniture, mirrors, and plant pots to name a few, and the combination of using them with one another can provide texture and help to avoid the room from feeling flat. Our Set of 2 Natural Porto Bar Stool Chair will look exquisite in your kitchen, at the breakfast bar. Enjoying your morning coffee and getting ready for your day should be done in comfort; the high back rattan seat naturally supports your weight evenly across the frame, leaving you feeling almost suspended in time after that first sip of glorious caffeine. You can also match the colours of rattan and wicker easily by using materials like jute and leather for a more wholesome room aesthetic.

Gone are the days of eyesore rattan furniture! Not only is this modernisation of the material very easy on the eye, but it also goes with everything! Mixing textures in fabrics and furniture take your living room or summerhouse to a whole new level in an effortlessly chic way. The Natural Papasan Chair is the perfect example to showcase how beautifully crafted cane furniture can really be when it features the right cushion. The versatility of this piece can go from Boho to vintage to contemporary as quickly as your tastes may change! It will look great in a nursery room or as a bedroom chair and provide warm neutral tones for a fresh and relaxing atmosphere.

One of the best aspects of this rattan and wicker resurgence is how the simplicity of the material is so versatile, as it not only looks good in your home but in your garden too. We provide a vast range of luxury furniture for your home and garden, including modern rattan furniture, perfect for any home.

Here are some pics from you, using rattan at home...
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Natural Loft Chair by @homeat104 on Instagram
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Rattan Planters by @jadesjunglegram on Instagram
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Natural Rattan Plant Basket by @home_with_isabel on Instagram
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Natural Papasan Chair by @21oakham on Instagram
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Natural Sunflower Mirror by @homeatberryhill on Instagram
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Natural Royal Lamp Table by @fourcornersinteriors on Instagram
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Natural Snug Chair by @itsmotherland on Instagram
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Natural Porto Bar Stool by @thehousebythetreeviews on Instagram
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Home Ideas: Living Rooms

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Minimalist 

Simple forms, clean lines and uncomplicated finishes are the epitome of minimalist design, where negative space is as important as positive space. Accessories are sporadic, with a focus on sculptural pieces over decorative ornaments.  

Get the look by teaming sans colours, patterns, and textures with large roman vases and a plethora of natural light.  

Scandinavian 

Easy-living, functionality and an affection for all things natural are the key factors that outline Scandinavian design.  

With a heavy influence on the great outdoors, Scandi incorporates bright, airy spaces with wooden floors, live plants, and white-washed walls. Furniture is usually simple in design with fully upholstered sofas teamed with natural, wooden, or organic accent chairs. 

To achieve this look, keep colours neutral, using bright whites with hints of black and tan, adding chunky knitted blankets and faux fur to create a warm and inviting hygge atmosphere. 

Bohemian 

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In this room: Natural Papasan Sofa https://www.instagram.com/p/CU7xnGktz5u/

Carefree layers of patterns, texture, and colour. Bohemian interior design is characterised by a complete lack of structure. The origin of this look is that it is relaxed and personal, as well as being centred around art, music, and literature. 

Capture bohemian vibes by layering eclectic patterns, several types of lighting, and saturated colours. Original or handmade art, flea market finds, or travel souvenirs teamed with rattan, and plush throws and cushions are a must to perfect this look.  

Transitional 

An elegant and timeless approach that combines both old with new, and feminine with masculine motifs, transitional design bridges the passage between traditional and contemporary interior design. This design approach retains the classic lines of traditional styles with contemporary colours, materials, and furniture. 

To get the look team a neutral colours scheme such as creams, taupes and greys with bold furnishings – classic simple lines, in plush velvet materials, keeping accessories to a minimum.  

Cottagecore 

Simplicity, comfort, and self-reliance are the primary principles that forms the framework for Cottagecore life and design. This romantic, countryside style calls for cosy spaces with rustic touches and chintzy patterns such as florals and tartan.  

Get the look with botanical prints, real plants, wicker baskets and vintage furniture.  

Contemporary  

Today’s contemporary living room is comfortable and welcoming without being dark and cluttered, this design trend is defined by subtle sophistication, deliberate use of texture and modern silhouettes.  

To get the look choose uncomplicated furniture with luxurious finishes focusing on colour, space, and shape. Keep tones neutral, black, and white with the option of adding bold shades with your accessories.  

British Colonial 

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In this room: Natural Royal Side Table 

Entrenched in classical design principles, the British colonial look fuses the formal elements of the Victorian era with tropical touches from distant lands as the British empire expanded in colonial times.  

Give your living room a British colonial feel by teaming rich Victorian shades with rattan furniture, adventurous coastal or exotic prints and plenty of greenery.  

Mention @desserandco in your Instagram photos for the chance to be featured on our site.  

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How to Create a Calm and Relaxing Living Room

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As life starts to get back to normal, our lives are becoming busier than ever! Whether moving work back to the office or settling into a more flexible approach to remote working, our homes are once again becoming our homes. And now is the time to reclaim our living room as the relaxing, safe space it once was to express ourselves, wind down and catch a breath from the crazy word that surrounds us. And, let’s not forget we want it to look good too! 

So, for a space that feels as good as it looks follow our simple steps… 

Neutral Shades 

Bright colours are a terrific way to express our personalities, however bold and garish tones can create a stilted and unsettled environment. Softer, earthy, and muted shades can be much easier on the eye and will promote a calm and tranquil space.  

When decorating with lighter shades and white, add dimensions to your living room with different textures. Layering fabrics, throws and cushions with subtle patterns in gold, tan or soft brown will keep neutral tones from looking sterile. 

Natural Light 

Natural lighting is known to boost productivity, improve our moods, and creates a peaceful ambience in our homes. Large mirrors are a fantastic way to double the amount of natural light in our living rooms. Strategically place these in dark reading corners and areas far from any windows – the result a light and airy space that will reduce stress. 

Plant Power 

From improving air quality to lifting our moods, bringing plants into our homes can enhance our overall health and happiness. A study by the Journal of Physiological Anthropology found that having plants in our homes can make us feel more comfortable, soothed, and natural. They can also reduce feelings of loneliness and depression, by nurturing a living thing as it grows. 

Clutter-Free Living 

Clutter can off-balance the peaceful flow of our living spaces, producing feelings of chaos and disorderliness. Keep ornaments to a minimum, instead display items that will bring you joy – such as family photographs and trinkets for past trips. Be sure to place these in areas you will notice every day, this will capture the eye and focus the mind during a hectic day.  

Wicker baskets can provide a simple solution to store away extra blankets and cushions when not in use but will also be close by for movie night. 

Happy Scents 

A soothing aroma is a sure-fire way to relax and feel at ease, during the evening burn scented candles in your downtime or place fresh flowers in a high traffic area so you will smell their sweet scent each time you pass by.