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.

Inside Celebrity Homes – Leonardo DiCaprio

Inside Celeb Homes

Leonardo DiCaprio

We all know and love Leo, but do you know what the inside of his new $4.9 million mansion looks like? Nope? Didn’t think so…

Well let’s just say this, we’re jealous.

The home was bought in 2016 by singer/songwriter Moby who gave it a modern makeover. From marble countertops to all-white rooms, this house really is stunning. Obviously, it features an outdoor pool and dining area that are hidden behind thick hedges that surround the property.

However, we don’t care too much about the outside, we’re interested in the interior design!

We are loving the simple chic style going on in Leo’s pad. From the white marble in the kitchen, to the gorgeous all wooden walk-in wardrobes.

 

Now, we’re not saying that we can transform your home to match Mr DiCaprio. However, we do have a few interior styling tips to get you on your way. And don’t worry, it won’t cost you $4.9 million!

The first thing that jumps out to us is the modern nest of tables in the living room. These are becoming more and more popular in interior design. Which is exactly why you need your own.

Luckily for you, we have a range here online at Y1 Furniture. The Casa Nest of 3 Tables in a medium oak ask wood effect finish are inspired by simple yet modern style. With a chunky design, these tables are great to add a bold and stylish feel to the home.

Staying in the lounge, Leo clearly loves to read (or does he just want us to think he does?). The bookshelves around the sitting room in white brighten up the whole room and bring a fresh vibe.

For a more budget version, we have the Essentials Tall White Bookcase. Stunning white finish just like Leos’ and perfect for all your books and DVD’s.We can’t give you a walk in wardrobe I’m afraid, however we do have a vast range of wood effect wardrobes available to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a full bedroom set, or just a wardrobe for your hanging garments, you’re sure to find something you love.

Leo’s walk in wardrobe has a luxurious feel to it with the medium wood and hidden spot lights.

Leo, we salute you and your interior designer.

Check out our full range of flat pack furniture online at Y1 Furniture, and keep up to date with us on Facebook.

Featured – The Yale Collection

The Yale Collection

Are you looking for a luxurious home interior on a budget? Well, look no further.

Here at Y1 Furniture, we have the gorgeous Yale Collection. This range is available completely flat packed with easy home self assembly instructions to reduce any stress of transforming your home. Also, we offer free UK delivery with all our orders.

From shoe cabinets to coffee tables, TV cabinets and sideboards, we have it all. Each piece is finished in a stunning dark walnut wood effect finish. All the panels feature slatted doors and drawers with cut out handles for a stylish touch.

Flat Pack Furniture

First of all, our favourite, and arguably the most popular in the collection is the Yale TV Cabinet. This media unit offers 2 doors, 2 drawers and 3 sections of open storage space. With metal hinges and drawer runners, the TV stand opens effortlessly.

As well as featuring a cable hole to keep all your cables tidy, this entertainment unit also offers ample storage. Whether you plan to put your DVDs and movies in here, or if you want to put in all those extra cables and remotes we have no idea where they came from. This cabinet has plenty of space for it all.

Next up, we have the Yale Shoe Cabinet with 3 Drawers, again in the dark walnut finish. With 3 pull down drawers, each offering 2 compartments for multiple pairs of shoes. This lavish piece of furniture would fit perfectly in a hallway, living room or bedroom.

The compact design of this means it won’t take up too much space, while still storing plenty of shoes. Meaning they won’t be laying around the house anymore!Furthermore, another piece essential for the bedroom, or living room is the Yale Side Table. This can be used as a bedside table for all your night time bits and bobs. Or as a lamp table beside your sofa in the lounge. Offering storage with 1 ample sized drawer and some open storage space too.

As with the rest of the range, the bedside/lamp table is finished in the dark wood effect and features a cut out handle.

If you’re looking for a modern yet lavish design, this is the one for you.

For other flat pack bedroom furniture, living room furniture and even more, check out all our products here!

New Arrivals – The Alford Collection

The Alford Collection

You may have noticed a lot of new stock going live on our website that past couple of weeks. One of the brand new collections in the beautiful Alford Range.

Each piece features a stunning Sonoma oak wood effect finish on the carcus and legs. Then offering either a white or grey finish on the door and drawer fronts, with cut out handles too. The whole design is a modern take on traditional pieces.

The Alford Collection offers desks, TV cabinets, sideboards, bedside tables and coffee tables. Not to mention a freestanding mirror too.We absolutely love the contrasting design of the items with the grey fronts. If you’re wanting to modernise your home interior, this is the way to go. Don’t worry about the grey being too dark because the light Sonoma oak brightens up the room and accents very well.

Similarly however, the pieces with white fronts are just as stylish and bright. These work extremely well for a neutral and simplistic chic interior. Simple and gorgeous!

Flat Pack Furniture

The stand out from this range must be the Alford 2 Door 2 Drawer TV Unit in Sonoma Oak and Grey.This media unit features 2 drawers with white fronts that pull out with cut out handles to reveal ample storage for any bits and bobs you need to store away. Also, it has 2 sliding doors. One with a Sonoma oak wood effect finish, and one in grey. These open to reveal a shelf to store all your DVD’s and CD’s.

See how we would style the Alford Desks on our Back To School blog post. Or, shop the whole range online at Y1 Furniture. All flat packed furniture orders also come with Free UK Delivery.

Autumn Home Inspirations

Autumn Home Decor

Autumn is well and truly upon us, and after the most glorious Summer, we are sad to wave goodbye to the sun but very excited for all things cosy!

Is anyone else looking forward to decorating for Halloween and making their homes cosier ready for those dark nights?

Our favourite thing to do in Autumn is to change up our home interior design to fit the season. You may want completely new furniture. If so, we have some stunning ranges of flat pack furniture with free delivery available online at Y1 Furniture!

However, if you’re just looking to accessorise, read on…

Here are our 10 top tips for the perfect Autumn home:

  1. Blankets and Throws – These are a necessity in my house. There is not a room in the house without at least one blanket. Okay. I lied, I don’t have any in the bathroom or kitchen. But, you understand the importance, right? Not only are they super cosy and warm for the cold evening to come, you can buy them in everything colour and pattern on earth and they look so gorgeous.
  2. Candles, candles, candles – Candles come in all scents, sizes and beautiful packaging these days. The most amazing scents for Autumn are obviously pumpkin spices, vanilla or berries. So sweet and comforting – The perfect aroma to your Autumn home.
  3. Fairy lights – I have fairy lights up in my home all year round to be honest, but I especially turn them on from Autumn time. Cosy up on the sofa, wrap up in your favourite blanket with your candle burning on the coffee table and have your new pretty fairy lights twinkling around you. Have I, or have I not just described the most perfect Fall evening?!
  4. Hot Chocolate – The world’s most perfect cold weather drink. No debate, this is a fact.
  5. Flowers – You may think flowers are summery and die away afterwards, but I would have to disagree. Some of the prettiest coloured bouquets are found in Autumn. The autumnal orange shades look so lovely in the home.
  6. Wooden Coffee Table – Every Autumn lounge needs a stunning wooden or wood effect coffee table in the centre of the room. Where else would you put your candles and hot chocolate? Wood patterns pair so well with all autumnal colours. We have a great range here at Y1 Furniture, all delivered flat packed with easy home self-assembly instructions.
  7. All the cushions – Just like blankets, you can never have enough cushions. Whether they’re on the sofa, the chair or the bed, they look so cute and are extremely cosy. So many places are now selling lovely cushions with super pretty designs on too.
  8. Wicker Baskets – When you’re not cuddled under those blankets and throws, you’re going to need somewhere to keep them. Roll them up on pop them into a cute wicker basket. This brings your whole living room décor together so nicely. These baskets tend not to be too expensive either but they always look it!
  9. Autumn Wreath – Who said wreaths on the door were just for Christmas? Not me! There are some beautiful autumnal wreaths on the market currently. Some real, some fake. Either way, they look absolutely lovely hung on your front door.
  10. PUMPKINS – Finally, of course it’s pumpkins! It’s Autumn, the season of cosy nights and Halloween. Obviously, you can do the traditional spooky face pumpkin. But, we love getting creative and creating more modern, stylish pumpkins. Get the paint, glue and glitter out and go to town on those pumpkins. You can decorate them to match your interior. Who says they have to stay orange right?!

We hope you’ve loved our Top 10 Tips for Autumn, and it would be great to hear and see if you’ve taken any on board. Tag us in your photos on Instagram and hashtag #Y1Furniture.

New Arrivals – The Pulford Collection

The Pulford Collection

We have a brand new range that has just landed onto the website. The Pulford Collection.

We thought we’d give you a little insight into the design of the range before you have a little shop for yourself.

This collection features a double wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables, a double bed and a king size bed. Each product is flat packed with easy home self-assembly instructions. Also, we offer free UK delivery on all our orders, this collection included. All this to ensure worry free online shopping for all Y1 Furniture customers!

The Pulford range offers a contemporary design whilst still fitting in with your home interior. The clean white contrasting with the Sonoma oak wood effect give this range a fresh feel. It keeps your bedroom bright and full of energy. Whilst also still giving you ample storage.

The bed is by far the most important piece of furniture in the bedroom. We all spend a lot of our time there. Here at Y1 Furniture, we understand exactly how important it is that you absolutely love your bed. Not only the comfort of the mattress, but also the aesthetic design of the bed. The Pulford double and king size flat packed beds offer exactly that! They have a simplistic chic design, ideal if you’re looking to transform your bedroom into a modern minimalist haven.

Double wardrobes are essential for the bedroom. The Pulford flat pack 2 door wardrobe also features 2 drawers at the bottom too. As well as a shelf and hanging rail inside. So much space for any clothes that need hanging, folded garments and maybe even your shoes.

The chest of drawers offers 2 large drawers and 2 smaller drawers. Perfect for keeping your folded clothing organised more easily. Drawer chests are also a great way to bring some life into your bedroom. You can use the space on top of the drawers to display a vase of flowers, candles and jewellery trinkets. All great ways to make your house a home and make your bedroom personal to you.

Finally, we have the bedside table. In the same design with the cut-out handle, the bedside unit has 1 drawer, with open storage space underneath too. Similar to the chest of drawers, you can use the table top for a lamp, jewellery dishes or maybe even a photo frame. The drawer has great storage for all the bedside essentials and to keep the room looking tidier.

The whole range works so well together and would easily help to transform your bedroom into a peaceful sanctuary with amazing storage.

Shop the Pulford Collection online now and receive Free UK Delivery! Also, you can keep updated with all our new arrivals on Facebook and Instagram. Make sure to tag us in your bedroom transformations. #Y1Furniture

Maximising Space

How to maximise space in your home

For those of you living in smaller, cosy homes. Or for anyone with that one room that just never seems to stay tidy. Keep reading as we’re about to give you our best tips of how to maximise the space in your home.

From shoe cabinets to coffee tables, we have an array of flat packed furniture products available to help you keep everything in your house neatly organised, as well as looking great too.

Make the most of your home with storage furniture

Firstly, we have our Shoe Cabinets. Shoe cabinets are the perfect way to save space in any room in the house. In the hallway, the bedroom, the office or even the living room. Our flat pack shoe cabinets are all great designs, so you can have them in any room without ruining your home décor. The Essentials Collection features a range of shoe cabinets in different sizes and colours.

We have the 3 and 4 drawer shoe cabinets in either Sonoma Oak wood effect, or fresh white finishes. Both are super slim line, yet can fit around 50 pairs of shoes in. So, ample storage and an extremely easy way of tidying up those shoes that always seem to be laying around the house.

In contrast, again from the Essentials Collection, we have the shoe storage cabinets with 2 or 3 slatted doors. This style is available in either the Sonoma Oak wood effect or a Dark Oak wood effect. Although these are called shoe cabinets, you don’t necessarily have to put shoes in them! Get creative and store whatever your heart desires. You could even get little baskets to sit on the shelves to take your organisation to the next level.

Aside from shoe cabinets, a fantastic way to make the most of the space you have in your living room is a coffee table with storage. Lucky for you, we have plenty options to choose from.

From the Bay Collection, this coffee table with 3 drawers in an Oak wood effect and white finish is beautiful. It’s modern with a retro feel and perfect to brighten up your lounge. The 3 drawers also provide great storage for anything you usually find laying around and making a mess.On the other hand, if you’re looking for something more lavish looking, we have the Yale coffee table with 2 drawers and 4 shelves in a dark walnut wood effect finish. The dark wood colour and design of this coffee table brings a luxurious and grand feel to the home.We have so many storage furniture options available online now. All flat pack furniture orders have Free UK Delivery too.

Best of luck is organising your home and maximising your space. Make sure to tag us in your photos on Instagram. We’d love to see how you use our furniture to transform your home.

Back To School

Summer is officially over, and the school bells are ringing once again. As we all prepare for the uniform shop, stationery hauls and early morning school runs, has anyone remembered to get the home space ready for all the homework and studying?

Luckily, we have so you don’t need to worry.

With the drop of our brand new Alford range at Y1 Furniture immanent, you don’t need to look any further for the perfect desk.

In a Sonoma oak wood effect finish, with either grey or white accented drawer fronts, these contemporary design desks add a modern sophisticated touch to any bedroom or home office.

Here’s how we would style them…

First up, the Sonoma oak and white. We think keeping it simple works best. Rose-gold is really on trend right now, and everywhere is selling the most beautiful (and affordable) stationery in rose-gold. The loveliest accent to this is baby blush pink. Notebooks and vases in this stunning colour go so well with rose-gold, and they look great against the oak wood effect finish too. You of course need a vase with either flowers, or a cute little succulent or cactus! If this is for your child, you may want to opt for artificial plants. (They are so much easier and obviously they last forever so you don’t need to keep spending money on replacing them – Perfect).

For the grey accented desk, we think this one adds a touch more sophistication and gives you even more options for the décor. Pale greys and mustard will look so great together. Very on trend for Autumn too. Sticking with this design will be super easy too, you can buy black, white and grey stationery everywhere, and sourcing mustard accessories won’t be an issue right now either. Keep the desk top pretty simple, and maybe add a mustard cushion on the chair. Or what about some art prints on the wall with pops of colour?