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  1. Rattan armed chair at a black desk

    How to create your dream home office

    Out of office but working from home? Follow these inspired design ideas to achieve that much-coveted work-life balance.

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  2. A country house bedroom

    Find the right size lamp for your bedside table

    With so many different lamps and lamp sizes to choose from, getting the perfect fit for your bedside table can be a challenge. OKA answers key questions to help you pick a table lamp that is both stylish and the right size for your space.

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  3. Country house dining table and chairs

    Guide to choosing a dining chair

    Wooden, upholstered or loose-covered: discover the best types of dining chairs to place at your table and tips for styling them in every scheme.

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  4. An experts' guide to creating the perfect sitting room

    An experts' guide to creating the perfect sitting room

    Our resident interior designers, Antoni Roig and Sarina Hawkins, share the tricks of the trade.

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  5. An Interior Designer’s guide to dressing your sofa with cushions

    An Interior Designer’s guide to dressing your sofa with cushions

    If arranging cushions gets you all in a fluster, just follow these six simple tips from our Head of Interior Design, Julie Paul.

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  6. A guide to different types of wood

    A guide to different types of wood

    Discover the difference between hard and softwoods, the type of wood that is best for a dining table and how to tell solid and veneered wood apart.

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  7. How to add colour with cushions

    How to add colour with cushions

    Whether you're looking to introduce vibrant jewel tones or delicate hues, cushions are one of the simplest ways to add colour at home. Here, our resident interior designers share their expertise on the matter.

     
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  8. A bright cottage sitting room with a cosy fireplace and sofa by the window

    How to choose a lampshade: the ultimate guide

    Choosing a lampshade to match a base is an age-old conundrum, but there are a few rules that can help when picking the size, shape, style and colour.

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  9. Buying guide for armchairs

    Buying guide for armchairs

    Patterned or plain? Low-back or high-back? Velvet or linen? These are commonly pondered questions when buying an armchair – let our useful buying guide assist.

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