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Guide to maintaining wooden furniture

Wooden furniture is good for minimalist design. You can start cleaning your wooden furniture preferably early in the season, in the spring.

Start by cleaning the wood with a stiff bristle brush with warm water and black soap.

Brush well the surface and insist on the recesses. If the brush is difficult to pass, do not hesitate to use an old toothbrush.

Then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.

Some well-encrusted tasks may still be present, a trick is to remove them by rubbing a cork or even an eraser. If it still resists it will then be necessary to arm yourself with elbow grease and sandpaper in order to sand the surface. A good sanding will have the property of opening the pores of the wood and then ensuring better penetration of treatment liquids.

Sanding creates dust, the passage of a damp sponge will remove residues of dust.

Furniture Stains

If the sight of slightly dimmed furniture displeases you, then use a specific product gritter. Apply in a generous layer, leave for a few minutes and brush vigorously before drying. Rinse with water and allow to dry.

The last step is to use a brush with one or two layers of teak oil on the exotic woods or specific stain on other species. These substances create a natural protection and return their original colors to different types of wood.

This operation can be done twice a year if necessary.

Note: wicker or rattan furniture will need special treatment. The cleaning will be done first by vacuuming, then in the same way as for other woods. Then apply linseed oil all over the surface and shine with a soft cloth.

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What is minimalist interior design?

Interior design concepts are fast changing with the minimalist design being the most preferred interior design style. A minimalist interior design is all about simplicity as it adopts light and natural interior design components. With minimalist interior designs, you can enjoy spacious rooms that do not incorporate too much sophistication. Instead, this interior design style focuses on the simple yet very important aspects of your room. So, what does a minimalist design entail? Here is a detailed look.

  • Color

Color is no doubt one of the most overlooked aspect when building your home. Most homeowners only look for quality paint without considering what the color has to offer your home. Bright colors are best suited for a minimalist design. However, ensure that the color is not too shouting to ensure you strike a balance between all design aspects.

  • Décor

A minimalist design discourages impulse buying of furniture. This design style is all about simplicity and using numerous furniture pieces in your home will not help you achieve the desired outcome. Instead, purchase one huge piece of furniture that helps keep everything out of sight. In addition, be sure to look for geometric furniture designs that will suit your interior design preferences.

  • Lighting

When choosing your lighting system, it is important that you ensure it serves its purpose while at the same time adding a touch of beauty to your room. Moreover, ensure that you cleverly install the lights to ensure they provide balanced lighting.