If you mention real wood furniture to some people they will automatically think of dark depressing designs favoured by people many years ago. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. We no longer live in the Victorian era and solid wood is used nowadays in many different ways and comes in a variety of designs and styles. In fact to stay in business manufacturers need to come up with modern chunky designs that will compliment the new build homes that many people favour. We spoke to Chelmsford based Priest Brothers to find out more.
It needn’t be dark in appearance as many ranges are available in woods such as light oak or walnut that will look great in modern surroundings. In fact if you aren’t a fan of a natural wood finish then you’ll find a selection of furniture available in a painted finish instead which will give you the best of both worlds.
Of course the advantage of real wood furniture is the durability of it; no imitation wood will last as long or look as good as the real version. It will improve in appearance as it ages taking on a unique patina and mellow finish.
Choose your furniture from a reputable company that has customer service at the centre of it’s business. That way you can be sure of getting a long lasting reliable piece of furniture that will last for many years.
Of course if your home is more of the traditional type you can still find pieces of furniture that will compliment that era. Go for a style that incorporates fancier mouldings and a more decorative appearance that will suit the age of your home.
For those living in a newer property, go for clean simple lines that will create an impact in the plainer interior of a newer home.