Product Review

Buying Wicker and Rattan Furniture

Posted on March 1, 2010

Wicker and rattan are two different words that are often used interchangeably. Usually, you would expect to see similar furniture that are described using these two terms. However, if you want to be specific about things, then the two words can mean different things. Strictly speaking, rattan refers to the materials that are used to produce the furniture. In this case, it’s cane. There are different types of canes, and different methods can be used to create the furniture. But in general, most people know cane furniture as rattan furniture. Wicker, on the other hand, is a process. The cane is weaved into beautiful patterns and this weaving process is known as wicker. Hence the name, wicker furniture. As rattan is the most commonly seen material for such furniture, we often mix the two together and think that they mean the same thing. In many cases, yes, they can be taken to refer to the same furniture type. But bear in mind the key differences. If you walk into a furniture store and ask for wicker furniture, you don’t really mind the type of materials being used. It can be synthetic rattan (plastic), cane, or seagrass. You are not too […]

Dining Room and Living Room Furniture

Posted on March 1, 2010

The two most important rooms in your home are the dining room and the living room. These are the two rooms that you and your family will spend the most time in. So when picking furniture, spend a little more time to pick out the right furniture. Make sure that everything looks and feels right to you. Dining room furniture. The center piece for the dining room is your dining table. There are many different types of dining sets to choose from. Your choice will depend on the number of people sitting at the table at any one time, and the space you have in your dining room. You also need to think about where you want to place the dining set. If you have little space, you can place the table against the wall. This allows for space for walking. This arrangement is ideal if you are living in a small apartment. But bear in mind that if you do that, you are reducing the number of seats by at least two. For some families, they choose this arrangement because they don’t really need all the 6 seats. If guests arrive, they can easily shift the dining table to […]

Wood and Rattan – A Great Combination

Posted on September 27, 2009

When it comes to home furnishing, wood and rattan has always been great companions. This is because there are many similarities between the two building materials. They come together nicely to create a comfortable and natural looking environment. Let’s discuss a few of these similarities. 1) Both comes from the natural outdoors. If you want to natural look, it is best to use materials that come from the outdoors. Both wood and rattan come from plants, and this is the primary reason why the two get along so well with each other. In recent times, lots of natural materials have been replaced by synthetic man made materials. Although such materials are cheaper and more affordable, they can never truly replace genuine wood and rattan. 2) Great variety to choose from. Both wood and rattan are highly versatile materials. They can be used to form many different shapes and structures. For example, wood can be used to form the overall frame. Rattan may then be wrapped around the wood to create a finished product. You will be able to find complete furniture sets such as sofa sets or dining sets. There are also many smaller items that you can choose from. […]

Wood Furniture has always been in vogue and there are several great places where you can buy modern, contemporary designs. There are also places where you can buy antique style furniture that look great in large and stately living rooms and are perfect for people who like period decorations. Rattan furniture on the other hand has been around in other parts of the world since a long time. But they have not been properly available in the western world as much. Unlike wooden furniture, rattan furniture is available only from specialized shops that stock these special furniture pieces. Rattan furniture is not made like wooden furniture. They are not cut and shaped like wood; instead they are woven into existence. Rattan and cane furniture thus share a lot of similarities. These can lend a very unique look to the entire room when placed and complimented properly. If you are tired of your old furniture and want something fresh and unique instead, rattan furniture can be really great choices. With their exquisite weave patterns and amazing quality of craftsmanship; they can indeed look extremely impressive. So when you know it is time to change around they way your room looks, you […]

Have you been thinking about touching up the house a bit? Wooden furniture is one of the best ways to do so. Every room in a home can usually benefit from some kind of natural wood. What color wooden furniture you choose is going to depend on a few other factors. For one, what furnishings are built into the room which may happen to be made of wood? Examples include trim along the floors and ceiling, trim around the windows, any built in countertops or desks, and so on. Make sure to select wooden furniture that is compatible with the rest of the room’s built-in features. Unless you want to do an entire room makeover, this is the way to go. When you shop, you may take with you a picture (either a printout or one on a digital camera or camera phone) of the room where the furniture might go. The other factor that you should consider when it comes to wooden furniture color selection is what mood you want to present. Certain shades of wood grain create a different atmosphere than others. For instance, cherry wood tends to feel classy. It also is a dark color, though, and […]

When it comes to home furnishing, the homeowner is spoiled for choice. Today, there are so many types of furniture to choose from that it can be confusing for the homeowner. For instance, there is wooden furniture, rattan products, plastic home items, etc. Out these, two particular categories stand out – wood and rattan products. Here is why. Wood Furniture. If you do a little research, you will find that wood is loosely categorized into hard and soft woods. The lower end furniture is usually made from soft materials. These materials are easier to obtain, cheaper, and easier to work with. It is a popular choice of material for manufacturing home pieces that are meant for short to mid term use. For example, if you are renting a house, and you are looking for some temporary home items, soft wood furniture would be the ideal choice. But for some homeowners, durability is the primary concern. In this case, hard woods such as teak or oak would be ideal candidates. These woods are much tougher, and they are also harder to work with. It costs more to manufacture and produce furniture using these materials. Therefore, be prepared to pay a premium […]

Among so many furniture styles available in the market, traditional and ethnic style still has popularity among so many homeowner or furniture collectors. It is because traditional and ethnic furniture has almost similar style and effect with the antique furniture which will last long no matter if the trend has changed. So now, if you are about revitalizing your home interior, picking particular style will be a good idea to make your home looks more beautiful. Wooden furniture will be a good choice since it has certain style which will deliver the beauty of natural life and the ethnical style of the unique design. Picking a good wood furniture can be difficult. It is because there are a lot of wood types with various styles you have to pick as the main accentuation in your room. You can’t just mix any wood furniture you have found at the exhibition or stores; you have to learn about the style options and the materials first. Take a look at the aryasena.com as a reference for this purpose. It is an online wholesaler, exporter, and manufacturer of handcraft wholesale of Indonesian furniture and handicraft from across the Indonesian archipelago. As we all know, […]

Choosing From a Range of Wooden Furniture

Posted on August 15, 2009

As you probably already know, there is a wide range of wooden furniture in the marketplace that you can choose from. Hopefully, you will find this simple guide helpful. There are various aspects that you need to consider, and these aspects affect the pricing of the furniture. It is then up to you to strike a balance between what you want and the price. That will lead you to a wise buying decision. Aspect 1: Outer appearance of the wood furniture. This is the first aspect to consider because you need to decide in advance the designs that you would prefer to have. Take a look at your existing design and spend some time brain storming for ideas. Ask yourself what type of wood furniture would fit into the existing design. If you need more ideas, you can always refer to home decor magazines to see what is in, and what is out. You may come across some designs that you particularly like. Save up those images for future reference. Once you narrow down the look and feel of the furniture to just a handful of designs, it’s now time to consider the raw materials. Aspect 2: The type of […]