October Favourites

October Bestsellers

October has been a great month. We’ve had lots of new flat pack furniture products for you, we’ve transitioned into Autumn home interiors and we survived the scariest night of the year. Now it’s time to look back and see what you were all loving throughout October.

Flat Pack Furniture

Our biggest best seller throughout last month was the Essentials Shoe Cabinet with 2 Doors in Dirty Oak. This compact storage unit looks elegant and sophisticated in the home whilst providing lots of storage for all your shoes. Ensuring your hallway doesn’t get cluttered with random pairs of shoes. It’s the perfect size for all homes, which we guess is why so many of you have purchased this product last month.

To buy for yourself, follow this link or search TAD096.

Next up, we have the Essentials Small Narrow Bookcase in Yellow Oak. This is the smallest bookcase in the collection and by all accounts, the most popular. At just 80cm tall, this unit makes a lovely little addition to your home for books, DVDs, CDs or anything else you random popping on a shelf. It also offers adjustable shelving, so you can customise this for your needs. With the price being just £17.95, it’s no surprise that this flat packed bookcase has flown out of our warehouse.


To buy for yourself, follow this link or search TAD101.

Finally, we have the Alford 2 Drawer Desk in Sonoma Oak and White. It seems many of you have been getting serious about your studies in October. So many of you have made the decision to buy this modern design desk from us for all your hard work. Go you! The simplicity of this desk gives it a modern edge and chic twist. Whether you’re studying in your bedroom or home office, this flat pack desk makes a lovely addition to any room.

To buy for yourself, follow this link or search TAD144.We thank every single one of you that has purchased from our brand new website this past month, it’s been great! We hope you all absolutely love your new furniture and we think it would be awesome to see photos of how you’re styling it. Tag us in your Instagram posts using @Y1Furniture. Can’t wait to see some photos!!

Featured – The Bay Collection

Flat Pack Living Room Furniture

If you’re looking for furniture to brighten up your home, whilst offering a retro design then we have the answer here for you. The Bay Collection is the perfect combination of style and substance.

The Bay range features living room, dining room and bedroom furniture for your home. From sideboards, tv cabinets and coffee tables to bedside and lamp tables.

Each piece is finished in a stunning sonoma oak wood effect finish with fresh white door and drawer fronts. As for the handles, the silver circular cut outs give a retro vibe and ooze unique style.

The Bay Collection is completely flat packed. Each piece comes individually boxed and includes easy home self-assembly instructions to make it simple for you. Our customer service team is also on hand if you have any questions or need any help!

Flat Pack TV Stand

Let’s start with the TV Cabinet – The Bay Media Storage Unit is a modern design with a retro twist. The oak wood effect finish of the carcass compliments the white shelf and door fronts so well, giving the room a fresh and contemporary feel to it. With 2 doors and 2 shelves, this entertainment stands provide ample storage for DVD’s, entertainment boxes, spare cables and remotes. The doors mean everything can be hidden away keeping the living room looking neat and tidy. The geometric design screams sixties and this is a lovely piece to bring old and new styles together.

Flat Pack Bedside Tables

The modern Bay side/lamp tables can be used in either the bedroom or living room. These would make the perfect bedside companion. They feature one drawer with great storage for all your bits and bobs. The top of the table also features plenty of space to have a lamp, candle, vase of flower or photo frame. In either a single or double set, they look great to add to the bright interior of your home.

Free UK Delivery

Each piece from the Bay range can be ordered online at Y1 Furniture. We also offer Free UK Delivery on all our orders for our amazing customers.

Throwback Furniture

Happy Throwback Thursday!

Have you ever looked back through old family photos and taken notice of the interior design we used to love? Today, we’re looking back through the 60s, 70s and 80s and seeing how our furniture taste has changed over the years, or maybe not changed at all.

The Sixties:

Let’s start in the sixties. The time of bright and bold floral patterns taking over the world. The was a decade of colour blocking inspired by the pop art and comic movement. The retro style inspired a new design of chairs that we’ve used for centuries since. The plastic chairs. Remember those stackable chairs in school? Well, they originated back in the sixties.

Everyone is the 60s was very focused on style and following the trends. Hence why the interior design was considered disposable and cheap as people were changing it all the time to fit in. From bronze ornaments to dark wooden coffee tables. Most homes had lots of open space, and some even had huge free-standing fireplaces!

The Seventies:

Now, onto the seventies. I think after a decade of bright colours, it was time to tone it down a little. Taking more of a natural approach in the home, we saw lots of terracotta tones and less ‘in your face’ floral patterns. Lots of people in the 70s took a bohemian approach to life. Something we saw in the 70s has also recently come back into fashion today: the macramé. Rooms often featured very square shaped furniture, from basic sofas to wooden sideboards and side tables. Most homes also featured a bar cart, essential in the seventies home.

Aside from the natural home interior, the 70s also saw a huge improvement in the office. The first economical chair was designed too!

The Eighties:

Finally, we have the eighties. A decade that seemed to be split into two when it comes to interior design. Some people almost went back to the 60s fashion. They must have missed the headaches from all the bright clashing patterns, colours and geometric shapes.

Others went for a more shabby chic vibe. With lots of pretty florals and house plants. The living rooms saw a drastic change, from wooden tables to glass tables. The sofas got a lot more patterned and comfier, and chairs went from being plastic to wicker.

What is your favourite era of home furniture interior design? Let us know and be sure to check out the ranges of flat pack furniture we have to offer here at Y1 Furniture.