Is it time to replace the temporary furniture I bought when I first moved in? You've decided upon oak, so which direction should you take & what should you look out for?
The retro look could be a possibility, and is very much in vogue. Stylish art deco through to 50's and 60's chic with clean geometric designs and uncomplicated cabinets are well catered for at Better Furniture. Slim tapered legs, inset door and drawer handles and a low profile generally encompass the look and feel of retro 60's styling.
That said - your decision may be influenced by the type of home you are furnishing.
Perhaps traditional looking oak for an older property would be more suitable?
Substantial and spacious deep grained oak cupboards, drawer units and beds with a solid build quality have always been on our best seller lists, and are always on display in our store.
For a modern new build home, a bedroom furnished with light oak cabinets with chrome handles will maintain the bright and fresh look which attracted you to the house initially. A further option here could be to choose a part painted and part natural oak range. This bedroom furniture is generally smooth planed, very tactile, lacquered or waxed for protection and to accentuate the natural oak grain.
If you are concerned about your bedroom becoming too clinical, why not offset the 'newness' of the room with a shabby chic style. Broadly speaking, this look might display worn-smooth corners, aged door and drawer handles and rubbed paintwork (lightly distressed is the term usually used). When shabby chic cabinets are placed together in a room, the combined effect is very attractive and easy to accessorise.
If you take this concept to the next level, you are entering the realms of “loft style living. This type of furniture could almost be classed as industrial, as it tends to incorporate reclaimed, thick oak panels, often with iron mechanisms and accessories. If your room has exposed brickwork or aged wood panelling, this serves as the perfect setting for loft-style furniture.
The choice seems endless but have you considered Painted and oak bedroom furniture? Most ranges are available with standard solid oak tops, with the main body of the cabinets pre-painted in a flawless satin finish and in a variety of soft, calming colours. This furniture is perfect for bringing a fresh touch to a dull or featureless room. We have many painted ranges displayed in room settings in store to give you the full benefit of a light and airy effect.
If you need further inspiration, call into our Barker Street Norwich store, with the help of our knowledgeable team and advice from our interior designer you are sure to find your perfect oak bedroom furniture at the best prices in Norfolk!
See our current oak bedroom ranges at www.betterfurniture.co.uk