Graceful Rare Artefacts – Enhance Living Room Ambiance

Many times, hand-crafted items that bring a touch of beauty to our home need not be small in size. Sometimes we can get beautiful and rare things are unique which can add grace and elegance to wherever they are displayed. Like ivory inlay work, mother-of-pearl in-lay work, some times antlers are used for making the artefacts more artistic and special.

Formerly all furniture pieces were hand made. If you are interested in metal furniture, people made them by hand and better the craftsmanship of the worker, more beautiful was the item finished by hand. According to the fancy of the craftsman or the furniture maker, antlers and other items were used to make the furniture more interesting.

These hand-crafted furniture pieces are accent accessories. You can use these in conjunction with any kind of décor and style. They blend extremely well anywhere. Whether you have traditional, classic, contemporary or eclectic kind of furniture, these can be added anytime. As all accent furniture items, these become the focus of décor.

Having rare and hand-crafted furniture adds much better value to your antique collection than buying just antiques knick-knacks. The furniture is functional as well adds value to your collection. Even one piece of furniture can make the living space enhanced and something special – so much characteristic of your style and artistic inclinations.

You cannot buy a hand-crafted item or antique on impulse. An impulsive purchase is not advisable. The cost also will be quite high and also you need to know how you feel about it, how you like it, whether it will add value to your collection and whether it will be an asset to your home and your furniture.

Before deciding on your purchase, learn all about the item. Check the provenance – whether it is a genuine antique or a real hand-crafted by a master craftsman. Because of the high cost attached to the collectibles, there are so many reproductions and imitations are available that you need to take every care for checking the authenticity of the items.

Here are some beautifully hand-crafted furniture items from Craftsman33. These are hand-hammered furniture made more special with the addition of antlers of deer or elk antlers. These are made from stainless steel and copper and shaped into ornamental and beautiful shapes. Each piece a masterpiece and totally unique!

Don’t you think you need one of these for your home?

Small and Smart Looking Coffee Table

Side Table in Metal with Antlers

Hand Beaten Metal Container

Small Square Table Decorated With Elk Antlers

Square Table Decorated With Deer Antlers

Coffee Table Decorated with Antlers

Bench in Warm Finish with Elk Horns

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Accessories for Your Living Room – Occasional Tables


Having a set of small occasional tables like coffee tables, console tables, end tables, sofa tables are very handy and convenient. While guests are coming or even for day-to-day use, these tables help greatly in keeping things organized and neat. They are the staple options for display, tea & snack serving or for keeping magazines, newspapers etc.

They may not be major furniture investment like living room sofas, bedstead or a dining table. But they are equally important for day-to-day comfort and conveniences. Think of just have 2-3 big sofas and four bare walls in the living room. How odd it will look? You need these occasional tables for filling up those empty spaces nicely and prettily.

What all uses can you get from these occasional tables? Displaying your memento photographs, curios, and flowers; keeping your magazines, newspapers, and other reading matter; handy for keeping all those remotes for all the electronic gadgets; your cell phones and chargers – there are so many things to be kept on the table – actually more than what the tables can hold.

Occasional tables come in sets of three or five. Coffee table, sofa table, console table, end table, and side table are generally called occasional tables. You can actually buy the whole set or if you want you may be able to buy just one piece – whatever you want. You can bring a modern minimalist kind of occasional table and blend it perfectly with any decor.

Today modular style occasional tables all come easy to assemble DIY model which are easy for self assembling. They come in all finishes right from natural wood finish to cherry, dark oak, teak and mahogany. Nowadays in small houses and apartments, where you may not have enough space for media center, mostly occasional tables serve as stands for TVs.

Here are some beautiful occasional table sets from Poundex. These are sets of three – a coffee table/sofa table, a console table and an end table mostly. Glass topped and x-shaped pedestal table sets look really sleek and worth having. Some have a base shelf to have some extra storage and some have drawers for keeping stuff.

Whether your home is a small apartment or a house, these are essential accessories you cannot do without. Go online check to check you options and add beautiful occasional tables to your living room furniture.

Table Set with Drawers

Square Shaped and Simply Elegant

Simple and Elegant Table Set

Glass Top and Wood Shelf

Cross Shaped Base Glass Top

Console Table with Bottom Shelf

Beautiful End Tables – Perfect Accessories for Your Living Room Furniture


End tables are nice accessories that complete the interior décor in your home. Generally, a complete set of matching tables consist of coffee table, console table, end table and a side table. These small tables are part of accessory furniture helping you to serve snacks, coffee etc while you are entertaining. You can use them to display beautiful artifacts curios etc. You can have perfectly matched sets if you happen to order the full range, but combining a contemporary kind of end table with traditional styled furniture gives more character to the room and brings the best of both styles. These tables, sporting a distinct style of their own, harmoniously blend nicely with the rest of the furniture.

End tables can be accent-furniture demanding focus – especially if they are some rare hand-carved furniture – a unique piece – an antique like. There are some unique and distinctly different looking end tables available today – like one with mosaic-tiled top, or glass topped side table with a unique base made of virgin wood in its pristine glory. How tall an end table can be? It should be easy for you to keep something and easy to take it off. There should be about three-inch height difference between the sofa arms and the end table. If you place a lamp, the light should be at your shoulder height. Two identical looking end tables on each side of the sofa will make an attractive picture.

There are many end tables available today with storage options like drawers, spacious lower shelves etc. Many end-tables have intricate carving details like curved and hand-carved legs, smooth rounded edges and good quality hardware which enhance the value of the end table as well make it more utilitarian and purposeful. Here are some beautiful end tables from Target. Look at the beautiful wooden end table with glass insert at the top. The espresso finish makes the square end table look very elite and sophisticated. How beautiful the oil-rubbed bronze finish end table looks? Any one of them will be a welcome addition to your home.

A set of nested rosewood end tables that have inlay work on the top can be a great addition to your living room furniture. These versatile furniture accessories will be of immense use to you when you are entertaining as well as for storage, and display purposes. Go online and check what you will like most and buy it today!

Square End Table with Cherry Finish
Square & Pretty-Looking End Table
Rolling Contoured End Table
Honey Maple End Table with Glass Top
Glass Topped Beautiful End Table
Elegant Looking End Table with Espresso Finish

Gorgeous Tables – One of the Most Important Furniture for Home Decor

If we look through the pages of history, the earliest mention about tables are in Egyptian history where they used raised stone platforms to keep things off the floor. Tables used for dining was not a concept in use those days. They put up the food on huge plates that was supported on pedestals. Idea of dining tables with chairs came much later. Since the time dining tables became prevalent, metal or wooden tables had gained popularity as much as the stone tables had. Though initially these were comforts enjoyed only by the rich while the poor seldom had anything better than trunks and crates serving as tables. Initially tables were not as high as they are today and were able to be pushed under the beds.

Trestle tables, dining table, gate leg table, coffee table, drawing table, end table, console table, chess table, refectory table, dressing table, work table, Pembroke table, tripod table, side table, night stands, sofa tables, and work tables are kinds of tables used around the table. Square, rectangular, round, and oval are the shapes mostly used as the flat top surface of the table. Collapsible tables, extendable tables have been popular since long; inserting extra leaves or drop sides which can be locked into positions so that when needed, the tables can be made bigger in size. Extensions that can be folded or slid underneath are other options for expanding the top. Solid wood or intricately worked metal tables were the norm – heavy and durable which were expected to last forever.

Oak and teak the common kind of wood used for making furniture in earlier days resulted in solid and heavy furniture that gave dependable and trouble free service for years and years. Heavier the wood, the more value was given to the furniture. Not only tables, all furniture were made of solid real wood, were huge and heavy but gave absolutely fabulous service for years! Minimalistic look and modular tables are contemporary in style and these tables are popular today and very much in demand. For small houses and apartments eclectically furnished, these tables add beauty and grace without hogging precious space. Here are some beautiful tables crafted by Henrybuilt. The lean minimal look and stylishly chic appearance make all of them great favorites.

I am sure you must have beautiful tables adding ambiance to your dining room. Are they traditional or contemporary? Whatever the style, you sure find them very useful!

Wooden Bench with Cushion

Steel Dining Table – Sleek and Chic

Long and Classic Dining Table in Wood
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Gorgeous Table for Home Office Use

Elegant Round Coffee Table Pedestal Mounted

Dining Table with Chairs

Uniquely Designed Work Sofa Makes Office Space More Congenial


Many a time, especially if you are doing creative kind of work, you work better in casual atmosphere. A rigid office like atmosphere with desk and chair does not put wings to our imagination or creativity. New ideas pour in when you feel more relaxed, lounging in leisure looking at nothing particular – just day dreaming. Many times when you get ideas, you need to put them down in black and white at once to make them happen. Work sofas are conducive to this. Work sofas are something of a mix between a sofa and a working chair taking the concept a little further so that you have a place where you can keep a writing pad and scribble or where you can keep your laptops, palms and i Pads to bring shape to what ideas float in your head. It can be chair, it can be a sofa, it can be a desk – all depends on your imagination and arrangement skills

Imagine the freedom this sofa gives you to get away from your table or desk! You are not in the self-same spot day in and day out looking at the same scenarios. These are modular sofas, not too heavy – that can be arranged where you need it when you need it. Put it in the patio, in the terrace, in the study room or in an alcove – where you want it and you can get down to work undisturbed. Actually work-sofas are a blessing in the office scenario as well as home office. Suppose you are having a conference or a workshop, having huge tables and chairs all round make it look so forbiddingly formal and stiff that many a time things do not work out smoothly. But these work-sofas when arranged together make such a cosy feeling of easy casual chic people love it.

There are some work- sofas which look a combo of sectional, ottoman, sofa, side table, computer desk and daybed as well with plenty of storage options built in arms, underneath and at the back. Especially in small size flats like studio apartments, this kind of modular and all-in-one contraption can be a boon, saving precious space otherwise eaten by each of the furniture separately.
Here are some images of the work sofas from Studio Makkink & Bey. Conceived, designed and built by Rianne Makkink and Jurgen Bey, this work sofa is modular in style and has been touted as the best thing happened in office furniture. The unique design and comfort factor makes it great.

I am sure you may like one for yourself if you happen to have a home office, don’t you?

Two Work Sofas in Gray, Pink and Maroon

Ready to Take Different Shapes

Promoting Camaraderie and Communication

Office Socializing Made Easy

Cool Looking Work Sofas in Formal Office
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Great Looking Comfortable Work Sofa

Combination of Sectional Ottoman and Desk

Get a Beautiful Unique Furniture to Bring Distinction to Your Home


Can you bring in rare and unique wooden furniture – like a table, desk or display table and include it successfully in your existing furniture and get it blended aesthetically? Can you do a mix and match between different styles of furniture – like contemporary looking and antique style tables and make it look still beautiful and balanced without making us regret why we purchased at all? There are times when you look at a non-conventional looking table and like it immensely and want to buy it. Even if you have furnished the house in an entirely different style, you can still bring a fresh look and different but great ambiance by shifting the decor to focus on the new furniture which can be a tall side table, a room divider, a dining table or even a living room display table.

By carefully choosing the placement of the new purchase and juxtaposing it wisely with the existing furniture, you can shift the focus and provide a different themed look to the entire room. If the new table looks unique and beautiful with all kind of crafted and carved details, like antiques, get a couple of beautiful upholstered dining chairs to go with the table in the dining room. If it is a beautiful bar-table height counter table, put it against the wall with a couple of bar stools to be used as bar tables for casual dining. Sometimes it can be a free-standing wall cabinet which can be used in the dining room for storing your precious stemware, cutlery and crockery as well for displaying beautiful curios and some fresh flowers in a beautiful vase.

Whatever be the furniture you are introducing, it can blend with the existing furniture, style and still look great. Only do not bring in two bold and clashing styles or color finishes as they may not blend together. A natural/ light-colored finish can go very well with any dark-stains of wood and set each other off nicely. Maybe you can ask your interior decorator to ask for ideas of how to mix and match. Here are some unique and beautiful looking tables, display tables with bookcases, dining tables from Carpanelli. Look at the glass topped dining table with beautiful finely carved pedestal. Don’t you think the arched cabinet looks so pretty? And look at the richly done in-lay work on the oval table top! All the tables are finished superbly with exquisite workmanship. Bring home such beautiful-looking furniture and add to the elegance and beauty of your home!

Wonderful Inlay Work

Unique Shaped Table

Room Divider Cabinet

Pub Height Counter Table with Carving Details

Exquisite Looking Glass Topped Table

Table with Classic Inlay Work

Beautifully Crafted SideBoard and Dining Table