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Wicker Furniture: Endless Possibilities

Wicker Furniture: Endless Possibilities
Posted by Laura Beth Hamm  in Design Ideas   No Comments »

Wicker furniture serves as a timeless addition to any space. Wicker furniture and accessories can be traced back to ancient Egyptian and Roman times, proving it to be a truly lasting option that has never gone out of style. Traditional wicker is a weave constructed of natural fibers found within the core of rattan, bamboo or cane stalks, and in some cases it is made of reed grass or long twigs. Newer versions of wicker furniture include resin or plastic fiber weaves that are perfect for uncovered outdoor areas that are exposed to the elements. If you are using natural wicker for your outdoor space, make sure it is protected from precipitation and sunlight by sheltering it with furniture covers or by treating it with a weather-proof seal.

Although we know wicker is timeless,  it is also undeniably perfect for entertaining! Because natural wicker is made from woven fibers, it is lightweight and can be easily moved around to accommodate guests in any location, whether inside or outside. While most wood furniture seating tends to be uncomfortable and stiff, wicker offers flexibility for exceptional relaxation. The woven fibers are better suited to conform to body weight which provides greater accommodation and fit for anyone.

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Create your own cottage style with cushions and pillows

Create your own cottage style with cushions and pillows
Posted by Anita Winter  in Design Ideas   No Comments »

A cottage look is light and whimsical; perfect for those who love to live a more casual lifestyle. Although cottage style is very relaxed in feel, it can be very chic and sophisticated without being too overt. This look can be achieved by combining a mixture of color, comfortable fabric, furniture and accessories. Here’s how to get that easy-on-the-eyes, vintage appeal.

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