Dining and Bedroom Furniture Buying Guide

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The ideal dining and bedroom furniture needs to be stylish and practical, looking great in your home and giving you valuable storage space.

Our stunning range of dining tables and chairs, sideboards, display cabinets, wardrobes, bedsteads and occasional tables offers something for every taste.

How to choose your new furniture

Start by thinking about the look or style you’re after. Our dining range alone includes tables and cabinets in wood, metal, glass and even stone. Leather is an increasingly popular option for bedsteads.

Here’s a quick guide to the pros and cons of different materials.

Wooden furniture
Every piece of wooden furniture is unique, with different characteristics in colour, grain and durability. Cabinets can be made from softwoods such as pine or hardwood like oak, ash, maple and teak. There are some woods, such as beech, that don’t fall into either category.

Wooden furniture is affected by temperature and humidity. You should avoid placing solid wooden furniture, particularly oak, on under floor heating. If your room is very dry or very damp, it may be worth considering glass and metal or stone furniture.

Our furniture experts will be happy to explain the benefits of different woods and finishes, show you how each piece is made and tell you al the pros and cons of solid wood vs veneer.

You can also find out how to care for wooden furniture in our furniture care guide.

Metal and glass furniture
For a more contemporary look, we have a stunning range of extending and static dining tables in metal and glass, with a choice of leather or fabric chairs.

Metals are available in a range of different finishes and colours.

Furniture buying checklist

• Measure carefully! 
Before you order, please make sure your furniture will fit your room and can be maneuvered into your house. Some of our larger cabinets come apart for delivery. Once your furniture is in production, we can’t accept your cancellation without a charge.

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