Get Inspired – contemporary styling for traditional furniture
When investing in traditional oak furniture it’s essential to consider your styling, accessories and colour scheme to avoid your home looking outdated. We lent some key pieces of our homeware collection to top interiors stylist Joanna Thornhill for the 2017 lookbook of huge hardwood furniture retailer Oak Furnitureland. It’s full to the brim of bright colours and on-trend interior styles that perfectly suit their traditional oak furniture.
Styling Details and Tips
The lookbook shows off their new furniture pieces in honey, blonde and painted hardwood and each inspirational image is based on an interior style ranging from tropical to Nordic to floral, and everything in between. Oak Furnitureland kindly let us use their images for the purpose of this blog post.
Oak Furnitureland show us how to use colour blocking in true style with their ‘Jasmine’ living room collection. This image uses a trio of our ‘Twin Tone Play’ Screen Prints matched with other blue, pink, yellow and grey accessories and geometric patterns. This look is full of a variety of shapes, patterns and two tone colours including the 'Colores' rug by The Rug Seller.
Lane tip: Add our blue and yellow Twin Tone Cushion to a sofa and hang a couple of our blue and yellow Twin Tone Play prints.
The Light Fantastic
Light, modern and airy kitchen spaces are a great backdrop for a country style kitchen. We love this breakfast scene with the ‘Dorset’ table, ‘Farmhouse’ chairs and our stoneware mugs being put to good use.
Last but not least is perhaps our favourite shot, full of plants, plants and more plants in this on-trend urban jungle. Using rattan, hanging planters, a moody charcoal sofa, textured rug from The Rug Seller and our bright green cushion, this is the most Instagram worthy shot of them all. Expect to see it emulated around the country on a Instagram feed near you.
Oak Furnitureland are Britain's largest retailer of hardwood furniture and have an absolutely ginormous collection of homeware made from oak and acacia. They’re committed to never using cheap replacements like MDF or particle board. Their attempts to protect global forests through responsible timber sourcing is a great step forward in the sustainability of their brand. They’re trying to protect global forests and the people and communities around them. Fingers crossed for 2022, when they hope to have 100% of their timber to be from sustainably sourced forests.