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How To Choose Wooden Furniture To Match Your Style

Posted 15 April, 2016


Long lasting, hardwearing, versatile, timeless. These are just some of the reasons we choose to specialise in oak and other wood furniture. We stock ranges that include modern furniture, traditional furniture, eclectic furniture and classic wood furniture. Each range is completely unique and yet, they are all still made from wood. How? Well, it’s all about the design, finish and accessories. These three things transform wood furniture from being just wood furniture, to being shabby chic furniture, industrial furniture, mid-century modern furniture and so on. When selecting our ranges we like to look at the details, as we know the details make all the difference. 

Wooden furniture comes in all styles. Even classic oak furniture comes with a number of finishes and accessories that make each range individual. With so much variety to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start when picking furniture to match your style. So to give you some inspiration, we’ve put together this guide to show you our favourite finishing touches for wood furniture that best match our favourite decorating styles. 

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Colours That Go With Oak Furniture

Posted 25 February, 2016


Whether you’ve just invested in some shiny new oak furniture for your home or you’re planning style overhaul, knowing which colours work with oak is key. At Oak Furniture Solutions, we’ve had tonnes of experience (and fun!) decorating rooms to match and show off our favourite kind of wood, and we want to share what we’ve learnt with you.

What colours go with oak furniture?

Trust us when we say, any colour can go with oak furniture, it’s one of the reasons it’s so versatile! Oak furniture doesn’t just come in one colour, you can get dark oak furniture, golden oak furniture, light oak furniture, two-tone oak furniture and the list goes on! The huge variety of oak wood gives you endless possibilities for lovely and surprising colour matches – which is great, because you never have to rule out a colour you love.

Choosing the right colour to match your oak furniture all depends on whether you want to highlight or accent or oak furniture, or whether you would like it to blend in more with the décor. So it’s not really about picking yellow or blue, it’s more about finding the right shade and tone of the colour you love to create the effect you desire.

Choosing Colours to Accent Oak Furniture

If you love your oak furniture like we do, and you want to make it appear more prominent and colourful in your room stick to cool colours like grey and ivory. These colours lie at the opposite end of the colour wheel to oak, so they will always make a your furniture stand out and look more distinct. Choosing colours that are a few tones lighter or darker than the wood also adds to the contrasting effect.

Choosing Colours to Blend With Oak Furniture

If you are looking to neutralise your oak furniture and create more of a subtle, harmonious décor opt for a warm colour palate. Warm hues will always blend well and compliment your oak furniture. Keeping the depth of the colour similar to the grain of wood adds to the seamless effect, while selecting tones that are slightly darker or lighter than your furniture stops a room from looking bland.

So, that’s the technical no-how about colour choosing done, now for the fun bit, the visuals!

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The Complete Guide to Industrial Style

Posted 22 January, 2016

It’s raw, it’s utilitarian and it’s one of the most adaptable modern trends for styling your home. Industrial interior design is not solely reserved for your local coffee shop and the trendy lofts in Manhattan. You can easily recreate this look in your home and make it your own. We’ll show you how…

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What is Industrial Style?

History of Industrial Style

Industrial Style Interior Design

Industrial Style Furniture

10 Industrial Style Secrets

Industrial Style in the Dining Room/Kitchen

Industrial Style in the Living Room

Industrial Style in the Bedroom

Industrial Style in the Office

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The Complete Guide to French Country And Cottage Style

Posted 17 December, 2015

The country cottage style has been around for over a century and is still popular because of its simplistic and welcoming atmosphere. This nostalgic and heart warming style is still the aspiration of many a homemaker looking for that comforting and homely feel.

Cottage style interiors provide you with a personal and familiar home that does away with all the clutter and loud embellishments of modern interiors. You should consider this style if you’re into comfort and practicality; with a retiring style and simple charm.

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What is country style?

The History of country style

Country style interior design

Country style furniture

10 Country Style Secrets

Get the Look: Country Style Kitchens

Get the Look: Country Style Dining Rooms

Get the Look: Country Style Bedrooms

Get the Look: Country Style Living Rooms

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Get That Vintage Look: Retro Furniture Guide

Posted 27 November, 2015



Many of us love to incorporate some of the distinctive looks from the past into our home. A touch of art deco elegance here, a few powerful mid-century modern lines there all help to add character to our favourite rooms. 

Looking for that perfect piece of furniture to capture that retro look can prove difficult -you may find yourself getting lost in the confusing definitions that exist. So what are the differences between vintage and retro furniture? Do they matter?

Retro and vintage are terms that are often confused. ‘Vintage’ refers to items that are 20 to 100 years old, while anything over 100 years older should be referred to as 'antique'. The term 'retro' in contrast doesn't have anything to do with actual age, it actually refers to a piece that is built in a style from the past. Let’s look at this in a bit more detail...


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The Complete Guide to Mid-Century Modern Style

Posted 24 November, 2015

If you haven’t already been swept up by the growing mid-century modern trend, you probably don’t spend as much time on Pinterest as we do. Though once written off as kitsch, this style has been given a sleek new look for 21st century. So, if you’re thinking about modernizing your home Mad Men style, read on. We’ll show you how to recreate a contemporary mid-century modern look in your home.

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The Complete Guide to the Traditional Furniture Style

Posted 18 November, 2015

Traditional and classic furniture is a timeless and sophisticated style that has become one of the signature models in home furniture style. 
If you like the look of Traditional and Classic style furniture, then our guide is for you. We take you through transforming any room to a more traditional style, taking you through each step in our room by room guide. As well as this, we share our top ten tips for achieving a traditional and classic look!

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Get The Look! Recreate our favourite spooky rooms from Pinterest!

Posted 27 October, 2015



The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer, and the darkness will soon engulf us all...It's time for Halloween!
Whether you're a sucker for ghoulish fun or find yourself cajouled by thrill seeking kids, it's best to go all out this Halloween. If you have time in between all the costumes, pumpkin-carving and trick or treating, you may want to decorate your home into a creepy Halloween themed living space! 

Have a look at these five Halloween themed rooms for some spooky inspiration! Click the picture to see our Pinterest image!


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How to Buy and Arrange Furniture for a Small Bedroom

Posted 14 September, 2015

While most of us would love a large palatial bedroom, not all of us are so lucky. Space is often at a premium nowadays but this doesn’t mean that you can’t create a fantastic bedroom space. There are many ways to make the best of a modest space without having to compromise on the furniture and the look you desire. To turn your bedroom into a haven of tranquillity, use these clever tips and festooning techniques.
You may also want to take a look at our range of furniture for small bedrooms



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The Complete Guide to Scandinavian Style Furniture

Posted 11 September, 2015

Beautiful designs, serene colours and wonderfully understated, there’s something everyone can appreciate in a typical Scandinavian home. Scandinavian Style has been making waves in the world of interior design for a long time, and the current trend is only getting stronger, so we take a look at the history of this influential style and tradition, and reveal how you can get the look in your own home.

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What is Scandinavian Style?
The History of Scandinavian Style 
Scandinavian Style Interior Design
Scandinavian Furniture
10 Scandinavian Style Secrets
Get the Look: Scandinavian Kitchens
Get the Look: Scandinavian Dining Rooms 
Scandinavian Style in the Living Room
Scandinavian Style in the Bedroom
Scandinavian Style Nursery

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