Project : 39 Connaught Square

After months of hard work on this challenging refurbishment project, The Furniture Union finally completed the job on time and within budget.

Located in the corner of charming Connaught Square and minutes away from Hyde Park, this four-storey property was given a top to bottom contemporary makeover. Our design team maintained original
Victorian features where possible, such as fireplaces, cornices and ceiling roses.  We complemented the traditional aspects with contemporary pieces such as the chandelier in the main reception room.

To top it all off, our design team had fun creating a chill-out room on the fourth floor, complete with a wine fridge.  Now all that is needed is a sunny evening to relax and sit back and enjoy the impressive view of Connaught Square gardens

Tips for helping you to choose the perfect furniture for your home.

The Furniture Union has a team of experienced professionals who can advise you on what furniture and furnishings will best suit your home and budget.  We can guide you through the complicated process of making sure everything looks and feels right for every room. 

Here are some guidelines to help you through the process of selecting the right furniture!

 

-      Think about the room functionality and dynamic

The first thing you should think of when you are selecting furniture for any room is what the room’s function is and who will be using it?  For example, a guest bedroom might be very different to the master bedroom in style and functionality.  Will the room need to be child friendly?  Try to picture yourself in each room and how it would best work for you.

 

-      Get inspiration from interior design magazines and articles

Sometimes it’s hard to find some good inspiration when picking furniture. Do a bit of research to see what current styles, colours and finishes are popular and then start to narrow it down to fit your own tastes.  Alternatively, try and find some ideas in other design work or projects.   And if you want to see what recent interiors The Furniture Union has been working on, just check out our latest project on thefurnitureunion.com/overview/ and maybe you will get some inspiration.

 

-      Make a plan / take measurements

Don’t make the mistake of buying furniture and then finding it doesn’t quite fit.  Take accurate measurements and design your own layout using free hand sketches or cut outs of the furniture floor dimensions to experiment with.  But if this sounds not a bit too complicated why not ask one of our designers to come and measure up the room and do the design and layout for you. They can even provide a 3D visual of your room with its furniture in place - and this way you’ll know that the furniture you have chosen will fit.

 

-      Invest in good quality products

Selecting good quality furniture and furnishing can be expensive, but don’t panic!   Choosing the right furniture is an important investment.  Choosing high quality furniture will save you money in the long run.  It will last longer and withstand years of wear and tear.

If you would like and further information on our interior design services, please get in touch with our design team and we will be pleased to help.

 

Tips that everyone should remember when they are painting their house.

What a difficult task to choose the right colour when you are (re)designing your home! Indeed, there are plenty of paint colours with various tints, tones and shades, and if it wasn’t hard enough each one looks different from home to home.

Fortunately, at the Furniture Union, we know some tricks which will help you to find the right colour for your interior.

1/ Go for light and neutral colours

Especially if you are painting a bedroom or room where flow is important. Light colours allow you to be more flexible in your decoration and switch your accessories easily. Moreover it will make the room look larger (Adding a mirror will also create an optical illusion and your room will look bigger).

However if you really want go for dark colour make sure you use good effective lighting, white framed prints or mirrors.

 

2/ Accent Wall & Colourful details

If you are afraid to choose the wrong colour, you can compromise by painting a single accent wall. In that way, you get quick results by limiting the square footage. You can also add some colourful details on your radiators or windows.

3/ Choose the paint colour at the end and test it

It seems stupid as paint is usually the first thing you will pick. But we highly recommend to choose the furniture you like first. Picking your furniture first will help you to picture the style that you want and so the colour will follow afterwards to best compliment your space. Feel free to experiment colours in small doses and work with the light under both natural and or artificial light.

Conclusion

At the end, you should choose colours that you like. Your home say a lot about your personality and will dictate your mood.