The accent chair has become a statement piece in many a home across Australia. It creates drama, sophistication and style all on its own. There are some rules when it comes to choosing an accent chair and here is some advice to follow.
If you are utilising your accent chair as a true statement piece then you may want to opt for a colour that is a little more striking or daring than your current colours in the room. This does not have to be outrageous, just enough so that the accent chair serves its purpose as being the star of the room. This can be done is a taste and sophisticated fashion that blends well with your current colour scheme.
The design and style that you choose will be a big factor in whether or not your accent chair is successful. You want to keep to your current styling while still selecting something that will stand out. An elegant and well-crafted piece will be the optimum choice to create a centre focus without overwhelming the room.
One of the most essential elements to consider with an accent chair is where in your home it will be placed. If you want to create a focal point then why not consider enriching a hallway with a fine accent chair or creating a warm welcome in the entry way? Are you enhancing a dining or living space by adding in an accent chair that will draw the eye and add style and sophistication? The location will impact your selection.
It is important to also consider the practicalities. Will this be a place you will utilise often, or is it more decorative? If the chair will be utilised for sitting then you must consider or the practical details of comfort and durability. If the purpose is more decorative, then you can sacrifice some comfort and opt for pre style instead.
All this will sway the final selection and the helpful staff at Valentines Furniture are ready to help you select the ideal accent chair for your style needs. Come pay us a visit at our Bendigo showroom.
Although sofa choice is highly individual and will often come down to the personal tastes of the buyer, it is important to consider the growing trends in sofa colours. In 2018, the tastes of the past have evolved greatly and here you will get a selection of trending colours to consider for your home.
Warm Neutral Tones
Here we are referring to those warm caramels and tans that ooze with a cosy feel of comfort. The wonderful thing about choosing these colours is the freedom I allows you to add in accent colours in your cushions, lamps and rug election. These soft tones allow for strong accent colours which are far easier to update with the changing fashions and, of course, your tastes.
Black is trending as a popular choice, in both leather and fabrics. This colour choice makes a bold statement in any living space and generates sophistication and a style all of its own. To tone down the dark presence of the black sofa, mix with soft neutral tones to warm up the space through your cushion and rug selections.
Assortment of Browns
Browns have been popular for many years and it is a confident choice if you are wanting something that is unlikely to go out of style. Of course, brown leathers are the most loved of all the leathers and create a stern sophistication that is virtually unrivalled. When it comes to fabrics, both deep chocolates and soft lighter browns are a fine choice and will enhance any room.
Greys are the epitome of modern sophistication. They create a designer elegance to any home. For fear of creating a somewhat dim space with the addition of grey tones, then they are easily paired with bright and vibrant accent colours to revitalise the space, without sacrificing that elegant air that the grey tones create.
Looking for a place to find all the high quality and designer sofas you desire in the latest trending colours and fabrics? Then come visit the Valentines Furniture store in Bendigo. We understand the furniture market and the trends and we stock the finest and latest in designer furniture.
By its very nature, the Living Room is the most lived in space in your home. It is where you relax, entertain and spend time with the ones you love. For that reason, it needs to be comfortable and cosy as well as completely functional.
The Perfect Sofa
The sofa is often the centre piece of the living space and it is also the most used item. Having purpose in mind is just as important as fabric colour and overall design. If you have a large family, kids or you entertain on many occasions, then a larger sofa with enough seating space is crucial. Once the practicalities are out of the way, then you can select the style to perfectly accent and enhance your living space.
A living space with hardwood floors can give a sense of style and elegance, but it often lacks the cosy and comfort factor that is so important in the vital living room of your home. Rugs are a beautiful way to bring elegance into your home whilst creating that beautiful cosy feel that really brings the essence of the room to life.
If you utilise the living space for entertaining, whether that be guests or just the family in the home, then you need to think about the essential entertaining features of your living space. Will you look for a TV cabinet or is it more elegant and practical to have the television mounted on the wall. In terms of sound system, many benefit from a surround sound speaker system to bring movies and music to life.
Particularly in a family home, practical storage is an essential factor to consider when designing your living space. There are many clever ways to achieve this without sacrificing space and style. Sofas can come with hidden storage spaces, coffee tables with hidden storage spaces and ottomans that open to reveal private space for cushions or blankets to be kept hidden.
Find designer furniture that honours practical storage solutions combined with beautiful style and elegance at Valentines Furniture in Bendigo. Shop out collections here.
Modular lounge suites are a popular choice and now adorn the lounge rooms of many Australian homes. This widespread adoption of the modular is not just a result of the stylish designs available. What is the winning factor for so many buyers is the practicalities that come with this leisurely design.
The leading lounge suite and furniture brands have taken the modular sofa to stylish heights. Some designs can create defined lines and symmetrical spaces, whereas others create a soft and lush space. Whatever your tastes, and whatever look and feel you’re going for in your home, there is a modular sofa to fit any home décor.
Commanding the Room
Large rooms can often be difficult from a design point of view as you want to utilise the space without having too much going on or risking the space appearing sparse. The modular is the perfect accompaniment to a large space to command the room without engulfing the space. Size variations are available in most leading brands, so there is a modular to fit your large living space.
Many modular come with hidden storage spaces. Whether you utilise this for keeping those extra blankets, pillows and cushions, or choose to cleverly disguise clutter, these areas can become a highly practical addition to your lounge room and your lifestyle.
Extra Sleeping Space
The modular sofa is known for the added seating areas, which is a bonus for any busy living space or just for added comfort. Yet the other fantastic benefit of this space is the ability to utilise the modular as an extra sleeping area for guests. Many modular come with a sofa bed installed, though virtually any design can be pieced together to create a comfortable space for guests.
View the beautifully stylish and highly practical range of modular sofas available at Valentines Furniture. Browse our collection online and then come visit our Bendigo store to find the perfect modular to complete your living room.
There is more to selecting the perfect sofa than just the look and feel. You have to find out what is beneath the exterior, as that is where the true quality lays.
The Sofas Frame
The sofa frame is one of the most important aspects of assessing the quality of your potential new sofa. When it comes to the frame, it’s a combination of the wood used and how it is constructed that will determine the overall quality. Kiln-dried hardwood is the best material to be used in a frame, whereas plywood based frames tend to be of lesser quality. However, plywood can be a quality frame if it is used to an adequate thickness. Highly crafted joinery and construction are essential too. A high quality wood will be let down by a poorly joined or constructed frame.
The Springs Used
The level of seating support is an important factor when choosing your sofa. This is not just reserved for the cushions you sit on, but for the back support on the sofa too. The quality of the springs used will impact the level of support and the longevity of that support. One of the best designs when it comes to springs is the eight-way hand tied spring sofa. This option will retain long term support and comfort. Sinuous springs are wonderful for smaller sofas, as they take up less space but still offer ample support.
The Cushion Quality
The material utilised for the cushions of the sofa will also determine the quality and affect how long the cushions retain their firmness and prevent sagging. If a foam cushion option is selected, it is advisable to choose a higher density foam. This will cause less sagging over time and allow the cushion to retain its shape throughout the years. Blendown pads are made from polyester fibre and down and these can be wrapped around high density foam to create a softer, yet firm, cushion seating. These are great options for a quality sofa that will rein supreme throughout the years.
Valentines Furniture offer a fine selection of quality made sofas from some of the industry leading brands. View our collection online and come visit our Bendigo store to experience the quality of our sofas for yourself.
The Chesterfield is a style of leather sofa that that has been around since the 1800’s. This historic furniture type is believed to have been commissioned by Lord Phillip Stanhope, the fourth Earl of Chesterfield.
The Chesterfield is known for its distinctive quilted leather fabric, deep buttoning, and low seat. It is said that the Earl was a trendsetter and commissioned the Chesterfield to be fabricated so that gentlemen could sit upright without creasing the garment. This has not been proven to be true – however, being seated on the Chesterfield is a sophisticated manner in which to sit, and the sofa does have the Earl namesake.
The Earl had a great appreciation for the lounge and it is said that Chesterfields were commissioned because of admiration for his furniture. With the furniture aging and wearing well, the appearance only improves with time.
The Chesterfield sofa has kept its charm and distinguished name to this day. Primarily used in London’s gentlemen’s clubs for a long time, all variations of Chesterfield from the 1800s until now were inspired by the original item.
The Chesterfield has been successfully transported to other nations and it soon became a symbol of British style. It was commonly associated with gentlemen’s clubs, and a furniture piece for the men of the house. Men would often smoke their cigars and drink brandy on the Chesterfield, while the ladies of the house sat in chairs nearby doing their needlework.
Associated with luxury, the Chesterfield now is a sought after piece for many moderns homes. It has been used and associated with royalty, was a key piece in Victorian times, and has over the years furnished many hotels, restaurants, and corporate offices.
The Chesterfield is a well made and durable piece of furniture that is associated with style, sophistication, and luxury. It is the perfect blend of comfort and style.
For more information on our beautiful Chesterfield range, contact us at Valentine’s Furniture.
La-Z-Boy is a versatile furniture brand. The La-Z-Boy brand is known for their beautiful pieces, versatility, and durability. The brand began in 1928 with their recliner. The recliner was automatically popular for its superb comfort and style. The brand became an instant hit — it grew and expanded quickly and continues to grow today. La-Z-Boy has been available in Australia since 1970.
A Range of Quality Choices At Valentines Furniture it is all about providing you with the best choice for the most affordable prices when it comes to our Lazy Boy range of sofas and recliners.
We stock a range of La-Z-boy goods including sofas, lounge suites, power chairs and occasional and dining furniture. We have an extensive range of the beautiful recliner chairs that have made La-Z-y Boy famous. The superior recliner has many patented parts which give a unique reclining action that is unmatched by any other recliner chair. There is a range of around 180 models built to match sofas – they go with a variety of styles and décor.
Versatile and Comfortable Pieces We stock La-Z-y Boy because it is versatile – there will always be something in the brand range to offset your home. Our customers love the brand because it is comfortable, looks great, matches a variety of looks and is great value for money.
The La-Z-y Boy brand is synonymous with style, comfort, and durability. La-Z-y Boy stands behind their brand with outstanding warranties giving you increased peace of mind. Every piece is designed as a quality product that is comfortable and reflects your creativity and style.
Stylish and Durable When you purchase items from the La-Z-Boy range you know that you are purchasing a time-honoured product with an outstanding warranty. It not only looks great – it is functional and durable too.
The comfort and style of La-Z-y boy match its reputation. We are proud to stock La-Z-y Boy as one of our quality brands. Browse our extensive range of quality La-Z-y boy furniture items online or experience the quality instore today. Contact us with any queries.
Ekomes ASA is the largest manufacturer of furniture in the Nordic regions and owns brands such as Ekornes, Svane, and Stressless. Stressless is one of the more famous brands. They are known for creating beautiful tasteful furniture designs and have something to suit every style.
Their range of stylish chairs and lounge suites have been built with the ergonomics of the human body in mind. Everything has been designed for extreme comfort and relaxation. Stressless is a luxury brand that is extremely therapeutic, long lasting and innovative. Their furniture is beautiful as well as functional and will withstand the test of time.
The first Stressless recliner was produced in 1971. Stressless has spent over 40 years studying the human body to ensure that their items give us the utmost in comfort and support. They continually refine and improve every detail. The innovate comfort design is incorporated into the brand’s line of chairs, loveseats, and lounges. Individual adjustment is possible in each lounge seat to maximise your comfort.
Creating Comfort Zones
The designers of Stressless are constantly researching furniture trends, innovation, and design. They are known for producing unique comfort zones in their furniture pieces. These zones are designed with holes in the foam so that you can relax and sink deeply into your chair. This innovative design puts Stressless ahead of their competition when it comes to comfort and advances in ergonomic furniture design.
Stressless provide the ultimate in furniture for comfort and leisure. The brand has been made famous for providing extreme comfort at affordable prices.
There is something from the Stressless range to suit everyone. The furniture is not only ergonomically brilliant but looks fabulous and will offset your home and décor. Stressless build exceptional ergonomic pieces that are the ultimate in comfort, style, and longevity.
InternasjonalMøbelGruppe (translating to ‘International Furniture Group’) or IMG, originated in the beautiful region of Sykkylven in Norway. Their furniture pieces are practical as well as aesthetic, and are intelligently produced to provide outstanding comfort and high quality.
We choose IMG furniture because of its comfort, durability, and excellence in design. The brand is stringently designed, engineered, and tested in Norway. IMG are passionate about their products and are continually improving their designs.
At Valentines Furniture we love the range of furniture that IMG produce. IMG’s drive, resourcefulness, attention to detail and creativity is apparent in every piece. Their designs are of a style that is simply not produced by any other brand.
Maximise Your Home’s Look
Using quality brands of furniture in your home you can maximise your look. Using quality items such as the IMG brand gives you the opportunity to create a consistent look throughout your home. You can mix and max other pieces during various seasons to update or freshen up your look.
Mix colour with some classic pieces in the form of throw rugs and pillows, and don’t be afraid to change items around. Utilise lighting in the form of lamps or dimmer lights to create an impact.
IMG of Norway put enormous time and effort into the design of their pieces. Each item of furniture is tested to ensure that it is built for maximum comfort and is made using the latest in technology.
IMG are known for their comfortable recliner chairs which can be manual or motorized. There are a broad range of modern colour and designs available.
Designs are compact, attractive and supportive with exceptional quality and comfort.
The majority of IMGs products are made from leather. Leather has a lifespan of over four times longer than that of fabric making it hardwearing and durable as well as beautiful.
IMG products are a fantastic way to offset your home and add a touch of elegance and comfort. At Valentines Furniture we choose IMG of Norway for its durability, quality, and supreme comfort.
For more information on these incredible furniture items contact us.
Your sofa is the hero of your lounge room and one of the most used pieces of furniture in the home. Whether you are buying your first sofa, replacing an old one or upgrading to something more suitable for your growing family, here is why you should choose a modular sofa from Valentines Furniture.
What Is a Modular Sofa?
Modular sofas get their name because they are made up of several ‘modules’ that fit together like a puzzle to create one completed piece of furniture. One of the biggest benefits of choosing a modular is the flexibility you get as they can be rearranged to suit your needs. They often include a chaise, so you can kick your feet back and relax, or even lay down for a nap!
Most modular sofas include a chaise or recliner, round or straight corner, left or right-hand configuration and an I, L or U shape layout. This means no matter the size or shape of your space, your modular can be changed around to fit perfectly. You can shift things around for movie nights, family nights or parties, depending on how many guests you have to accommodate.
Stylish and Timeless
Modular sofas come in a range of shapes, sizes, materials, and styles. Whether you’re after something fabric, leather or microsuede, you are guaranteed to find something to perfectly suit your décor. Modulars are timeless as they allow you to change the look of the sofa as your family grows and changes.
At Valentine’s Furniture, we only stock the highest quality modular sofas from brands that build their furniture to stand the test of time!
For the best prices on stylish, sophisticated and durable modular sofas, come in and visit Valentine’s Furniture in Bendigo today or click here to contact us.