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How to create industrial interiors

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How to create industrial interiors

To know how to create industrial interiors you must have an understanding of the two fundamental pillars that underpin the aesthetic. The first is minimalism and the second is durability. Industrial interiors entered the mainstream over forty years ago, marking a transition from the refined to the (seemingly) unrefined. However, as with all interior design projects, effectively executing industrial style interiors takes meticulous attention to detail.  The bare necessities     The roots of industrial interiors are not in the on-demand New York loft apartments but in the warehouses from which they have been converted and modelled. For this reason, practical furnishing is key....

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How to clean and care for your sofa

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How to clean and care for your sofa

Knowing how to clean and care for your sofa is the key to an elegant living space. We all have homes that have to cater for young children, pets and general day to day spillages but these inevitabilities needn't be the end of the world. In this blog we offer a cleaning and care guide that will help you to take sofa spillages, smells and stains in your stride.  Taking preventative measures  The first step in caring for your sofa is taking preventative measures. Our top tip when pairing family-life, pets and general wear and tear with sofas is shopping for...

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A spotlight on the four poster bed... And how to dress your bed

A spotlight on the four poster bed... And how to dress your bed

This week, we're putting a spotlight on the four poster bed and introducing to you Raft's Milbrook Bed, a contemporary twist on a classic. A design statement, a four poster bed is like a room within a room. For this reason, it's important to know how to style it and how to dress your bed, in general. In this piece, we share expert advice from our Head of Visual Merchandising. The Milbrook Bed: A contemporary twist on the four poster bed Elegant bedroom settings that exude fairytale aesthetics and indulgence are often envisioned with a four poster bed at centre stage....

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It's Zero Waste Week: Our commitment to making sustainable furniture

It's Zero Waste Week: Our commitment to making sustainable furniture

Our commitment to making sustainable furniture has never wavered because, before all else, behind Raft Furniture there are human beings who care about the planet. Although atypical for business owners, when Managing Directors Mick Quinn and Heinz Frye set up Raft Furniture in 1999, they pledged to do things the right way. No cutting corners. Knowing where to buy sustainable furniture, what materials make up sustainable furniture and quite frankly how furniture can qualify as sustainable is a minefield. So, in honour of Zero Waste Week, we're dedicating this week's blog to sustainability.  Why is Raft Furniture a sustainable place to...

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Enter Raft's Bamboo Ladder Competition this Bank Holiday!

Enter Raft's Bamboo Ladder Competition this Bank Holiday!

We're so excited to be announcing the launch of a competition to win a Raft Bamboo Ladder! The ultimate storage hack that the internet has gone wild for... We're giving you the chance to win a Black Bamboo Ladder this Bank Holiday weekend.  Quickly becoming a homeware must-have, our Bamboo Ladder is an elegant storage solution that is efficient while making a stylish statement. An Instagram and Pinterest staple, this is the perfect addition to any home. Versatile, efficient and stylish, take advantage of the frame for hanging house plants, jewellery, clothes or towels. If you're looking for a quick solution to...

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