Contemporary bedroom furniture in wood has been making a comeback for the last few years, as ever led by Italian brands like Bimax, Jesse Furniture & SMA Mobili. The trend we have noticed over the last two years or so is that bleached oaks & light oaks are out & white or coloured painted ash & oak are in. The colour of a lacquered ash/oak is a solid colour, but the texture of the wood grain is visible, which can seem a little softer than a normal lacquer, & can look slightly more interesting, especially with the current movement towards more organic, natural finishes. Bedside cabinets & chests of drawers in these finishes are versatile too – they look fantastic with upholstered beds, but could go with wood, lacquer & even metal too.
No contemporary furniture collection is complete without sideboards, which have made a real comeback in the last few years. A great mix of the good looking & useful sideboards are great for virtually any room & are a fantastic way of adding extra storage while upping your interior style quotient. We have always had a large selection of modern, contemporary sideboards (we started with Casabella furniture’s high gloss Lucido collection, back in 2007 & kept going) – we now also have sideboards from Alivar, Bimax, Bonaldo, Europeo, Jesse Furniture, Tema Home & more. All except Tema Home (which is made in Portugal) are made in Italy.
We have a good range of finishes too, including the ever popular white gloss, as well as black sideboards, & sideboards in other matt & gloss lacquer colours, from bold red to the the new dove grey – a subtle alternative to white or cream. Quite a few of our sideboards come in wenge, which is a dark oak stained veneer & Canaletto walnut, a light Italian walnut that looks fantastic in a contemporary room. As there are so many choices our sideboards are usually made to order – so lead times are eight weeks or more.