Tag Archives: furniture

Furniture trends are portable, luxury, intense and iridescent in spring 2018

By | March 11, 2018

Spring 2018 sees three big trends in furniture: portable and foldable furniture for the nomads of Generation Rent; understated luxury fabrics; intense, grown-up colour palettes with understated iridescence. Good design and portable, foldable, small More than twice the number of people are renting in 2018 than in 2001. And that, quite often, means having to… Read More »

How to maximise space in a small conservatory

By | March 6, 2017

A small conservatory is one of the most hardworking rooms in the house. That’s my conclusion from personal observation of a large number of conservatories. Engineering works have just made a train journey long and very slow, giving me ample opportunity to see how people actually use this space. You won’t be surprised to learn… Read More »

Let’s go modular in architecture and furniture

By | October 3, 2016

Modular architecture on World Architecture Day Modular architecture is celebrated today for the part it plays in designing a better world. Its furniture cousin is also popular because it’s simple, versatile and saves space. Four things you can do with a modular system Connect separate units together. Customise standard basic units. Add, take away or… Read More »

Gardening tips, and strawberries and cream – on your table!

By | April 27, 2016

Strawberries and cream – on your table! Six steps to strawberries in your garden Choose a pot. You could use a special herb or strawberry planter (about 50cm high and 20 cm wide with holes around the sides), an ordinary pot about 25-30cm across, a grow bag, or a trough. Buy the largest strawberry plants… Read More »

Many Clouds?

By | April 9, 2016

Are you hosting a Grand National gathering? If so, good news! Forecasters say the odds are (8/1) for a little sunshine with not too “Many Clouds”! Could it be time to dust the BBQ off and take the party outside? A flutter and a fizz literally go hand in hand when it comes to the… Read More »

Mix it up with an orgy for the senses!

By | April 9, 2016

  If political correctness was a food, our money would be on kale! Let’s be honest, how many of us had truly heard of it until our Anglophile superfood ambassador Gwyneth, kickstarted the cult? And the trendies have taken it a step forward, not content with purchasing at the supermarket, they’ve gone all cute and… Read More »

Are you ready for the World Cup?

By | June 12, 2014

Are you ready for the World Cup? The wait is finally over. In just a few hours’ time, Brazil and Croatia will get the 2014 World Cup underway, and we’re finding it hard to contain our excitement. Of course, England’s campaign starts on Saturday night with a tough Group D clash with Italy – one… Read More »

Rattan Direct on 60 Minute Makeover again!

By | June 6, 2014

Peter Andre, designer John Amabile and the makeover team from 60 Minute Makeover visited Blackpool, where they helped Lorraine surprise her twin sister Lindsey with a home transformation. She is always looking after others so her friends and family wanted her to have a lovely space just for herself. Lindsey Smethurst’s loft  was to be… Read More »

Spring & Summer Ranges 2014

By | May 12, 2014

 New Rattan Furniture Ranges With spring well and truly under-way and summer just around the corner we have decided that it’s about time for some change here at Rattan Direct. We have spent the last few months designing and sourcing new furniture ranges that we are now introducing to our website. We have some brand… Read More »