New Decade, New Decor

As we enter not only a new year but a whole new decade, it brings forth an immense motivation for change. 


It is that time of year where everyone puts those annual resolutions into practice; whether it is to get fit and attend the gym, take up a new hobby or spend more quality time with friends and family.

A great place to start- a place that is often overlooked- is the home where these ideas are sparked. A clear mind can be greatly effected dependent on the space that it is in. So this new year, why not make changes towards that kitchen that you have always dreamed of? Or start adding fresher details to the bathroom that has never quite hit perfect.

You will soon find that with new interiors, some other resolutions may too be achieved. Something as simple as a brand new dinning room table, or something greater; such as a complete kitchen refurb, can make brilliant excuses for a social gathering. To spend quality time with loved ones in a refreshing new space that everyone enjoys.

The thing with interiors is that, like most things, they can always be altered and designed to fit your wants and needs. A home should always be just that; somewhere you feel most comfortable and able to relax. Some people prefer a home with lots of characteristics and a loud personality, whilst others prefer a space that is simpler with quiet details.

Which ever the way, why settle for furniture and decor that is anything less than perfect for you? Bespoke furniture is the best way to get exactly what you want. Your exact designs can be brought to life in the way that you want it to. With Bespoke designs it is the element of originality that makes it that little bit more exciting. Creating a piece of furniture that is personalised to you and your home. 
If there are no immediate ideas that spring to mind, however a change in the home is what you need, then there are many different places to seek inspiration from. Pinterest is a great place to start; saving images and creating your own mood board will help to organise different ideas. In addition to this, home furniture magazines such as 'Ideal Home' or 'Good Homes' can be a good read, even if it is just for the images, to grasp some designs that maybe previously would not have been considered. 

Bespoke joinery is what we do. If you are looking to liven up your living space and make changes to your home this year. Contact us today to begin discussing and designing your bespoke furniture pieces.


 
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2020 Trends

This year is time to be bold!


Abstract and Colour 

There is plenty to look forward in 2020, it's all about colour, expressing yourself, fun and free spirit!
Abstract work with bold geometrics and punchy colours intend to lift up the mood. 
Rich colour palettes like royal blues mixed with metalic details of gold, burnished copper and bronze will sure make a statement.


Nordic Evolution

Grey is not going anywhere, but it is evolving, this year instead of the typical cool grey cold room, we are switching to a more yellow based warming and uplifting neutrals such as tranquil dawn from dulux.
These colours can be used anywhere in the house, from the kitchen to the bathroom. 

A way of adding interest to the room is by adding darker colours, texture, raw materials and of course ambient lights. 

A strategic way of enovating your home is by updating key pieces of furniture. 
Sculptural furniture , raw materials and traditional details.

Don't let your furniture sit in the background, let them take a more prominent role in setting the tone for the room! 
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Planning is the key to a stylish interior

The evolution of the style of a home tends to be a gradual process, often shaped by the evolving practical concerns of a family. The problem is that people often lose sight of the overall look they want to create, ending up with furniture that doesn’t work well together and ultimately proves unsatisfactory.
Middleton Bespoke Joinery takes a look at how you can plan ahead to create the look you want. 

Research

There are so many fabulous resources both online and offline for great interior design, so why not make use of them? Take the time to explore different looks to ensure your design choices are the best they can be. Websites like Pinterest are great for creating a virtual moodboards of all your ideas.

Use your investment pieces as a framework

While your style is likely to evolve and change over time, major pieces of furniture such as your dining table, sofa and flooring will not be replaced frequently. It is vital that they complement each other as they remain in your home for a while and provide the backdrop for smaller, more easily-updated style elements.
 
If you can afford to buy your major investment pieces at once, great. If not, having an end vision in mind for each of them will help you plan when to incorporate them and in what order to avoid clashing with your existing furniture.
 
Expect the unexpected

We can’t always know what’s round the corner and you should bear this in mind when choosing furniture. If you move, or your family grows, will your furniture still be suitable? Choose investment pieces that can be adapted to different environments and offer great durability.
 
Work to a timeframe

The perfect interior is a journey, rather than a destination, but identifying when you can afford to splash at on your home, when your circumstances at home are likely to change and how often you tend to get tired of certain styles will ensure your interior design stays coherent and focused.
 
To discuss your furniture needs and commission a bespoke piece of furniture, please contact us.

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Five things to consider in a dining table

The dining table is an important part of every home. From Sunday lunches to birthday parties, it plays a part in a lot of your family’s quality time. That’s why it is so important to find the right dining table for you and your family. We take a look at the things to consider when making this important investment.

Size

Whatever type of table you buy, the first step should always be measuring the space you have to fill.
Remember that the space won't just be filled with a table but also chairs and of course people. Consider how many people usually sit at the table and if it will need to accommodate more people on specific days and occasions. It may be worthwhile opting for an extendable table if you tend to host large gatherings.

Style

In many ways the dining table is the heart of the home, so it is important it reflects the personality of you and your family. Equally, there is no sense choosing a table that doesn’t fit in with the rest of your home’s décor, unless you are planning on seriously overhauling your interior. Consider the pieces you already have, the pieces you intend to buy in the near future and how they might relate to your prospective table.

Materials

The materials you choose will largely depend on both your style and durability needs. Glass and stone are particularly durable, but they can seem cold and would not suit traditionally-styled interiors. Most people tend to opt for wood as it ages well and can be used for a variety of styles.
Whatever your choice, it is best to opt for a user-friendly finish that won’t require constant protection and maintenance.

Seating

No dining table is complete without seating. If you already have chairs it is vital you choose a table that complements them. If you are buying chairs to go with your table, consider what you will need from them in terms of space, style and materials. For instance, is the fabric durable? Will they offer the appropriate support to everyone, young and old? Are they easy to manoeuver?

The chair is often the part of the dining experience where people get creative with fabrics and colours. Modern dining rooms often feature mis-matched chairs so don’t be afraid to shop around and get creative.

Off-the-shelf vs bespoke

Once you have considered all your requirments from a dining table, chances are you will have a very specific list of needs. You could shop around, trying to find that piece in a million that delivers everything you desire – or you could just buy bespoke.
The dining table really is an investment piece. It isn’t something you want to replace every couple of years because it’s worn out or your needs have changed. Withbespoke furniture, you gets a table that's built to last as well as being built to your exact specifications.
To discuss creating your perfect table, or any other piece or bespoke furniture contact us. 

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Turning your ideas into your dream piece of furniture

All we need is a sketch of your idea and our workshop will do the hard work

Turning your ideas into your dream piece of furniture

All we need is a sketch of your idea and our workshop will do the hard work
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