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Top 10 furnishing essentials that are clever and stylish

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Looking to makeover the appearance of your property? Here are some ideas to make your home look beautiful while remaining practical too.

1. Allwood Magic Table

Want to properly entertain guests coming over for dinner but don’t have the space for a permanent dining table? Allwood is a beautiful coffee table that converts quickly into a dining table to seat six or eight people! Its clever hidden mechanism is super-simple to use, with a height that’s adjustable from 23cm to 80cm, and it’s available in real wood as well as cement and painted finishes. It’s also on wheels, too, so moving it around from room to room is easy.

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2. Wayfair Loretta Chaise Longue

Are you as obsessed as we are for all things Bridgerton-inspired? Give your home a sophisticated look with this Loretta Chaise Longue. This adorable longue is constructed from hardwood, making it sturdy and durable, whilst its upholstery gives it a classy finish. What’s more, you can select the option that best suits your taste, from a variety of different colours and patterns. The four legs of this longue are also designed to perfectly support it while helping it stay steady – and there’s multiple finishes to choose from.

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3. Crown Imperial Pantry

Who doesn’t want a beautiful pantry to add to their kitchen space? This must-have Crown Imperial Pantry is a tailor-made solution, boasting a variety of individual elements to customise your design. Presented in the Midsomer oak shaker collection, the pantry showcases the new eye catching Lavender and Rose painted shades; a striking colour pop to enhance any kitchen design. The interior style includes a natural oak silk lacquer with premium solid oak drawers, offering a host of combinations including, spice pull outs, wine and plate racks, door storage and soft close drawers.

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4. La-Z-Boy Jefferson range

In need of a new three-piece suite? With a nod to retro-inspired shapes, but a firm focus on contemporary design, La-Z-Boy Jefferson’s range from their Urban Attitudes collection will make you happy to be home. This range features solid wood legs and an option to upgrade to a sleek power recline mechanism for ultimate relaxation. Tucked away beneath the seat, the footrest curls out at the touch of a button to offer instant comfort.

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5. Habitat Rosella Velvet Ottoman

Such style – and such storage! This velvet blush pink ottoman is elegance on legs. Long and luxurious with splayed golden metal legs, it’s classically beautiful with a modern vibe. Lift the hinged lid and there’s masses of room inside, meaning you can wave goodbye to cluttered spaces for good! What’s more, with the lid closed you’ve instant comfy spare seating when you need it most.

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6. Pash Classics Chairs

Reproduction furniture specialists Pash Classics have added three exclusive limited-edition colourways to their collection of Eiffel Chairs. Founded in 2008, Pash Classics specialises in reproductions of famous mid-century homeware and has a product portfolio of over 1,000 designs. Renowned for selling the highest quality reproduction furniture – faithful to the original design, but at an affordable price – their Olive Green, Blue Pansy and Sandstone versions of the chairs were inspired by Charles and Ray Eames’ iconic mid-century designs.

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7. Spiral UK Staircases

Stairs don’t have to be boring! Why not transform your interior in a way you’ll appreciate every day, by making a feature of your staircase? Spiral UK create stairs to suit, from simple spirals to floating steps and gravity-defying coils. If you’re considering a luxury house build or high-end renovation, remember that a bespoke staircase will add the ultimate wow factor, so why not ask Spiral UK to design, manufacture and install your ideal concrete, cantilever, spiral or helical stair wherever you are in the country?

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8. Falmec UK Levante Extractor

Brand new for 2021 is a graphite grey version of the popular Levante ‘up and down’ extractor with built in lift system and height adjustment by leading appliance specialist, Falmec UK. Designed for large open plan living spaces, the Levante includes a remote control for lowering when required for cooking, raising up back to the ceiling when not in use over the island. Now available in three colourways – white, black and graphite grey – this 120cm wide appliance boasts Falmec’s patented Circle.Tech technology with carbon zero filters and all-surface dynamic LED lighting. 

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9. Thornhill Wood Pellet Stove

Want to cook with more of a conscience? Thornhill Ecorange has launched its three oven wood pellet stoves, offering another step towards a greener future. Featuring generous sized hotplates, an induction hob for fast pre-boiling, spacious 52ltr ovens and pellet hooper with combustion, the main oven is thermostat controlled, the oven next to it 30-40°C cooler, and the third oven 30-40 degrees less than that. Running on 100% renewable fuel with high performance, low emissions, its ability to save an average household a third on fuel costs means it’s easy to see the appeal.

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10. Wooden Furniture Store Broomfield Mahogany Shoe Cupboard

Sick of the sight of piles of shoes cluttering up your hallway? Invest in the new Broomfield Mahogany Shoe Cupboard. With its classical design, it offers practical storage and is finished with beautiful, antiqued brass drop handles. The double doors open to reveal four storage shelves, which can hold up to 12 pairs of shoes. Beautifully crafted with hand carved fluted sides and decorative back panelling, it’s finished with a mid-brown gloss lacquer.

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Laura Forsyth

After graduating with a Journalism and English Literature degree, Laura has gone on to work for national television and as a reporter for the UK’s biggest news outlets. With years of experience in the media industry, Laura is now the staff writer for Hurst Media Company, and the food, travel and health editor for

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