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Prepare Your Home for Hosting

The festive season is almost upon us. Make sure you’re ready for guests with our best tips and tricks.

  1. 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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  2. Jack Guinness’ Father’s Day Gift Guide

    Jack Guinness’ Father’s Day Gift Guide

    If you need help choosing the perfect gift for Father’s Day, Jack Guinness is here to help.

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  3. 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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  4. Hosting 101 with Sue Jones

    Hosting 101 with Sue Jones

    We enlisted the help of OKA Co-Founder and hostess extraordinaire, Sue Jones, to share her expert advice for entertaining.

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  5. Bringing Nature Inside with Willow Crossley

    Bringing Nature Inside with Willow Crossley

    Long-time friend of OKA and celebrated Floral Stylist, Willow Crossley, shared with us an endless supply of ideas for creating a more natural home.

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  6. Choosing the best cushion pad

    Choosing the best cushion pad

    We talk you through the various cushion pad sizes and shapes, as well as the best cushion pad filling for your space.

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  7. The ultimate bed buying guide

    The ultimate bed buying guide

    Many variables are involved in creating the ideal bedroom but the most important element is the bed itself. Our helpful guide to buying a bed explains all.

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  8. How to style a console table

    How to style a console table

    The perfect vignette takes into account location and backdrop – and have you ever considered styling the underneath, too?

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  9. Take a video tour of OKA Houston

    Take a video tour of OKA Houston

    Discover our first US store, located in Houston, Texas. Take a video tour to discover its inspiring decorated rooms and British furniture and accessory ranges.

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