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La Vida Homewares Blog Archive April 2013


Unique to LaVida - beach and surf range

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 . posted 1:46 pm
This new beach range is inspired by those endless summer days spent with friends surfing in the sunshine and  watching the waves.We have been working closely with a very talented Australian artis ... Read more..

Great new range of signs now in stock......

Monday, April 29, 2013 . posted 11:50 am
Everything from light humour to sentimental and motivational.We know that signs have always been a great seller in the homewares market, particularly over the last few years and people often ask wheth ... Read more..

Metal Furniture

Monday, April 29, 2013 . posted 11:11 am
Harsh, cold and foreboding, metal is the strongest of the five elements. Metal accents have their place in many fields of design including jewellery making, fashion, and interior design. The key to de ... Read more..

Outdoor Living Furniture

Monday, April 29, 2013 . posted 11:10 am
The secret to decorating your outdoor living space with wholesale furniture is weather proofing. Certain materials such as metal are more resistant to the elements than others. Of course it depends on ... Read more..

Wholesale Cafe Furniture

Monday, April 29, 2013 . posted 11:09 am
Cafés are usually one of two things. There is the footpath café in which patrons sit outside and the cafés that are indoors with Wi-Fi, reading material and lots of comfy seating. ... Read more..

Accent Table Furniture

Monday, April 29, 2013 . posted 10:54 am
An accent table is usually a small table that is used in addition to the basic furnishings in a fully decorated room. They can be place in a variety of locations and are used to "accent" certain areas ... Read more..

Accent Chairs

Monday, April 29, 2013 . posted 10:54 am
Accent chairs have their place in nearly any room or capacity where an extra touch is needed. There can be a small chair anywhere that it would be nice to have a sit. Traditionally accent tables are o ... Read more..

Furniture For Studio Apartments

Monday, April 29, 2013 . posted 10:54 am
Studio apartment living is not as glamorous as it may sound. Occupants of these studios often have to make the most out of a relatively small space. This could be as small as a single large room with ... Read more..

Wooden Furniture Care

Monday, April 29, 2013 . posted 10:53 am
With proper care wooden furniture can be made to last for the decades to come. It is true that the majority of antiques are wooden. Conservationists from museums and libraries have developed proven me ... Read more..

Caring For Upholstered Furniture

Monday, April 29, 2013 . posted 10:35 am
Upholstered furniture must be properly cared for and stored if it is going to look its best for an extended period of time. Caring for upholstered furniture is more difficult than other kinds of furni ... Read more..

Furniture for Shared Living

Sunday, April 28, 2013 . posted 7:14 pm
Living in a shared community often means making the most of small living quarters. When the bathroom is out in the hall and the bedroom is also a living room and kitchenette there is not a lot of spac ... Read more..

Al Fresco Dining Furniture

Sunday, April 28, 2013 . posted 7:14 pm
Al Fresco dining is another way of saying eating outdoors. Rather than the traditional notion of the picnic, to eat al fresco implies an elegant setting involving a table and chairs. Al fresco dining ... Read more..

Wall Shelves

Sunday, April 28, 2013 . posted 7:14 pm
Wall shelves are a great way to make use of all the extra space left over on the wall of a room. A wall shelf can be as simple and functional as a single well placed ledge or they can literally cover ... Read more..

Statement Furniture

Sunday, April 28, 2013 . posted 7:13 pm
In the world of wholesale furniture, statement pieces function in the same way that they do for the field of fashion design. A statement piece is a certain aspect of a design that stands out in some w ... Read more..

Side Tables

Saturday, April 27, 2013 . posted 7:13 pm
Side tables are used to frame key pieces of furniture in a way that complements the area. They are often used in the bedroom on either side of the bed and in the living room with a sofa. Side tables a ... Read more..

Display Furniture

Friday, April 26, 2013 . posted 7:12 pm
One of the joys of selling furniture and homewares is the option to arrange and rearrange it as stock shifts. The truth is that very few potential customers will be interested in purchasing a piece of ... Read more..

Displaying Potted Plants

Friday, April 26, 2013 . posted 7:12 pm
The avid gardener must be as creative as they are green. For retailers who sell houseplants displaying such items can be a challenge in itself. Plants are not like any other kind of decorative merchan ... Read more..

Soft Furnishings

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 . posted 7:11 pm
Soft wholesale furnishings are what keep the harder wholesale furniture so comfy and liveable. A hard bench, for example, is much more comfortable and attractive if it is covered with padding and a pa ... Read more..

New range of Ceramics - PH7

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 . posted 8:03 am
We have a stunning new range of ceramics in stock which we are excited to share with you.This range of ceramics look great indoors or outdoors and captures the trend of ancient Europe beautifully.The ... Read more..

Furniture for Sitting Areas

Monday, April 22, 2013 . posted 7:11 pm
Sitting areas are one of the most common ways of arranging furniture that can be used in any room. People like to sit down in situations that involve waiting for an extended period of time. They also ... Read more..

Merchandising with Wholesale Furniture

Saturday, April 20, 2013 . posted 7:11 pm
The theory of visual merchandising states that there is a way to arrange stock in order to optimize sales. In this way it is similar to the notion of feng shui but with a different goal in mind. By an ... Read more..

Cocktail Tables

Thursday, April 18, 2013 . posted 7:10 pm
The cocktail table is different from the café table because generally they are used in a night time setting. By this we mean an environment such as a nightclub or a bar, although some people ha ... Read more..

Cafe Tables and Furniture

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 . posted 7:09 pm
According to restaurant experts the décor of a café can make or break the business. There are cafés all over the world that come in every theme from shabby chic to ultra-modern.&n ... Read more..

Table Lamps

Sunday, April 14, 2013 . posted 7:08 pm
Sitting there on the side table, many people never give lamps any thought. Professional interior decorators know that good lighting is one of the most important elements to designing a room. Aside fro ... Read more..

Lamps for Reading Areas (and other decor)

Friday, April 12, 2013 . posted 7:07 pm
Wholesale lamps are the single most important aspect of building a reading area because without light it is impossible to read. Obviously next in the line of importance would be some kind of reading m ... Read more..

Office Decorating Ideas

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 . posted 7:06 pm
With a positive and reinforcing environment anything is possible. Just think of how much work you could get done in a richly appointed office.  Whether it is in a home office or a commercial buil ... Read more..

The Importance of Good Lighting

Monday, April 08, 2013 . posted 7:05 pm
The importance of good lighting cannot be stressed enough. Light is the physical phenomena that the human eye literally uses to see. Since vision is most human beings main capacity for exploring the w ... Read more..

It's Time for Clocks!

Monday, April 08, 2013 . posted 4:27 pm
Just arrived into our warehouse this week is our new range of clocks.We are really pleased with the variety of styles in this range, as there really is something for everyone, including perfect clocks ... Read more..

Candleabras

Saturday, April 06, 2013 . posted 7:05 pm
The exquisite art of a well-placed candelabrum is not dead. Even with the use of electric lights, a lit candle provides a soft glow that is difficult to replicate in any other fashion. Some lamps may ... Read more..

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Friday, April 05, 2013 . posted 6:33 pm
Mothering Sunday - Sunday 12th May 2013 With Mother's Day just around the corner, now is a great time to start thinking about ordering gifts and planning your sale displays.With so many different rang ... Read more..

Votive Candleholders

Thursday, April 04, 2013 . posted 7:04 pm
Votive candles are one of the event planner's best friends because there are so many opportunities to incorporate them into a decorating scheme. Although they are not very large votive candles can be ... Read more..

Metal Lamps and Metal Furniture

Tuesday, April 02, 2013 . posted 7:04 pm
Metal lamps and other accents have a unique place in the home or place of business. The sturdy and traditional presence of metal is different from any other kind of material. Even natural minerals lac ... Read more..