Posted by admin in Furniture and Fixture, House and Home, House Tips on 06-07-2012
The guest post was contributed by Natural Mat
Buying natural furnishings for your home can help to bring the outdoors inside. Natural fabrics and materials can help to reflect light, bring colour and texture into your home and enhance it with beautiful objects that you will treasure for years to come. Natural furnishings are more hard-wearing than man-made objects and can stand up to the rigours of family life.
6. Rattan/Natural Woven Material
With the popularity of conservatories, good quality rattan furniture has become easy to find. Often using natural fabric as cushions, the neutral tones add calm and tranquillity to the space, but fit in with the view of the garden. Why keep it for the conservatory when you can use it every day? Rattan or similar woven materials also make great storage baskets for your home.
5. Seagrass Matting
Seagrass mats are made from natural vegetable fibre. It is usually produced in natural tones and is very good at coping with dirt. Spills should be wiped off as soon as possible. Seagrass mats can be kept in good condition with frequent vacuuming. They are hard-wearing and durable, but can fade in patches in strong sunlight, so may need extra care in a very light room.
4. Natural Fabric
Linens and cottons in cool neutral fabrics enhance the look and feel of your home and can improve the durability of your soft furnishings when used as a sofa throw or cushions.
3. Wooden Furniture and Flooring
There are some lovely pieces of wooden furniture available to buy for storage. Available in woods such as birch, oak and pine, you can choose the colour of furniture that best matches your home design. Some of the more reasonable-priced pieces have a wood veneer, but the best quality offers solid wooden furniture. Wood flooring looks beautiful, is hard-wearing and easy to clean.
2. Marble Flooring/Fireplaces
Cool to the touch and beautiful to view, marble is a gorgeous material to use as part of your home. It is mostly used as wall tiles to give a beautiful finish to a luxury bathroom or as part of a fireplace surround. It comes in a variety of colours and patterns and no two marbles are the same.
1. Granite work tops
Granite can really enhance your kitchen when used as a worktop. It offers a tough, versatile, waterproof surface which when polished reflects the light around your kitchen. Granite also is available in different colours and patterns.
Photo Credit: Mirage Handcrafted Oak Chateau