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Indian furniture, Dining Table, Nest of Tables, Cushions and Accessories

Our Top 10 Valentines Gift Ideas

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and sometimes buying the right gift for your loved one can be a little tricky. So to help, we have come up with some of our favourite Myakka gifts that will show your better half how special they really are…

1.    Surin Love Heart Table
This is the perfect piece of furniture for Valentine ’s Day. The top is carved into a romantic heart shape with a spiralling base. 

2.    Dante Heart Mirror
This attractive mirror is the ideal gift for someone special. With pretty embellishment on the whitewash frame this mirror is perfect for a bedroom, hallway or any room in your home!

3.    Wooden Triple Heart Photo Frames
Photo frames are the perfect gift for your loved ones, simply add your favourite photos and these heart shaped photo frames are the perfect way of displaying and sharing your memories

4.    Wooden Paisley Hearts
Share the love with this pretty and artistic heart carving. Hand carved in Thailand and painted in gold and red these hearts will bring love to any room of your home.

5.    Contemporary Nest of Tables
The perfect Myakka gift. These three nesting tables are perfect for a glass of bubbly and some chocolates. They arrive fully assembled and ready to use.

6.    Pink Velvet & Brocade Quilt and Pink Velvet & Brocade Cushion
Add a touch of the east to the bedroom this Valentine’s Day with the pretty and practical quilt. The pink is perfect for Valentine’s Day and matching cushions are also available. Recycled Glass

7.    Red & Cream Rose String of Lights
Roses are traditional on Valentine's Day! Create the perfect mood lighting with our pretty rose string of lights. These lights look just as good lit as they do off and will cast a warm glow around your room.

8.    Embroidered Footstool
The perfect gift for those that need to put their feet up. This pretty and practical footstool makes the perfect gift with hand stitched embroidered flower and animal detail.

9.    Recycled Glass Hurricane Lamp
This traditional shaped lamp creates the perfect atmosphere for a romantic night in. made from recycled glass in Spain with a metal frame and handle just add one of our Large Scented Candles for the perfect look and scent.  

10.    Surin Ceremonial Elephant Table
If your better half loves elephants then they will love this intricate hand carved elephant table. Made from one solid piece of Monkey Pod Wood this table is finished with a waxed finish. 

The classic present of flowers (fair trade roses of course!), chocolates and a lovely dinner will always be a winner but why not put a little thought into it and get them something that they can treasure for a little longer.

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Our Winter Sale just got even better with further reductions and new lines just added!

Wednesday, 22 January 2014


As we near the end of sale we thought we would celebrate with a few final reductions and new additions. We have taken look at these even better bargains and come up with a list of our favourite deals.

We have added further reductions to furniture, soft furnishings and accessories so there is likely to be something for everyone in the even better Myakka sale. Take a look at some of our favourite winter sale bargains…

Further Reductions
Orissa King Size Bed RRP £649 was £549 now £150 - save £150
Sari Patchwork Bedspread RRP £199.95 was £149.95 now £134.95 - save £65
Kediri Teak Two Tier Coffee Table RRP £399 was £359 now £319 - save £80
Osian Wool Kilim Footstool RRP £64.95 was £58.46 now £54.95 - save £10
Rohet Extra Large Kilim Rug RRP £289.95 was £217.46 now £199.95 - save £90
Surin Large Standing Elephant RRP £799 was £599.25 now £549 - save £250
Pottery Ganesha RRP £69.50 was £34.75 now £24.95 - save £44.55
Wall Cabinet With Rattan Panel RRP £149 was £74.50 now £69.95 - save £79.05
Fine Moti Ari Wall Hanging RRP £89.95 was £67.46 now £59.95 - save £30

New Additions
Hathi Carved Coffee Table was £189 save £25 now only £164
Large Rattan Tapered Lamp was £119.95 save £20 now only £99.95
Wooden Letters was £13.95 each save £2 now only £11.95 each
Mallani Easy View Corner TV Unit was £429 save £30 now only £399
Thakat 5 Drawer Column was £219 save £20 now only £199
Kediri Teak Storage Seat was £449 save £50 now only £399

The winter sale ends on Friday 31st July so be quick - most of these amazing furniture deals won’t be around for long.  Don’t forget to visit our Myakka Warehouse Shop  which has a great range of furniture on display which gives you the chance to get a real feel for your Myakka furniture and the knowledgeable shop team are always on hand to answer any questions you have on the furniture. There is also a great range of gifts and home accessories to view including Kilim rugs, cushions, quilts and gift ideas. Come and say Hello, we love a chat!

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Get the Look – your perfect Gypsy Bedroom

Monday, 13 January 2014

Turning our vision of our dream bedroom into reality can be a little tricky. Often it can be difficult to find the correct furniture that has the right look and fit and on top of that the right accessories need to be chosen to really complete the look. So if you have a glamorous bedroom on the cards this year then look no further than our Gypsy range.

Our Gypsy range is made from solid Mango hardwood and has a hand-painted wash of softening aqua to give a gentle shabby chic feel to your home. The Gypsy range makes the perfect bedroom furniture as it is hardwearing, attractive and very functional with lots of storage. The Gypsy Small Cabinet is perfect next to your bed. It arrives fully assembled with a top drawer and useful roomy cupboard giving you all the storage you need for books and other bedside bits and bobs.

The Gypsy Petite Six Drawer Chest is the ideal storage solution if floor space is tight. Designed with petite proportions but with practicality firmly in mind, this useful piece has six drawers perfect for clothes, make-up, scarves and jewellery. Accessories with a shabby chic style mirror and this lovely chest of drawers will hold everything you need for getting ready in the morning.

To add some very practical storage, the Gypsy Storage Box is just what you need. Designed with storage in mind this storage box will hold everything from bedding to out of season clothes all kept tucked away safe and sound and out of view. Although very practical this storage box is also attractive with its soft wavy plinth and smooth bevelled lid.

The accessories are what brings the room together and completes the look. Add some extra warmth,  comfort and style to your bed with our Floral Quilt. Made from luxurious velvet printed with a pretty floral pattern, this quilt adds a real touch of luxury to your bedroom. Finish your bed with matching Floral Cushions available in the same three colours as the quilts for a truly stylish finish.

The right lighting can make a room feel cosy and comfortable. Turn the main light off and instead use lamps and strings of lights to create the right atmosphere. The Metal Hour Glass Lamp is the perfect bedside lamp. Unusual and attractive this lamp is decorated with circular iridescent shells and is built around a metal frame with bun feet. To create a soft atmosphere use the Cream Rose String of Lights around your headboard, window or mirror to create soft mood lighting and a pretty decorative feature when not on.

The Gypsy range looks great in a bedroom and in any other room in your home. The complete range has 12 versatile pieces that are designed to sit in any room as a stand-alone piece, with your existing furniture or with other pieces from the Gypsy range.

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How to remove ring marks

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Now the Christmas tree is down and the decorations are back in the loft, our homes may need a little TLC to bring them back to their best. The last few weeks have probably brought extra visitors and guests to your home this means lots of cups of tea and coffee which can lead to the dreaded ring mark! There is no need to fear though. Ring marks can be easily removed from your Myakka furniture with our simple guide, some beeswax polish, wire wool and a soft cloth. We always recommend using coasters but sometimes accidents happen!

 We recommend using Mylands Traditional Wax Polish for keeping your Myakka furniture looking its best. The Antique Mahogany wax is perfect for our Sheesham and Mango ranges as the slight colour in the wax will maintain the colour and finish of the Mallani, Thakat, Chandra, Hathi and Orissa ranges. The clear wax is perfect for the Surin and Khimsar ranges as it will maintain the finish but won’t add to the colour at all. As well as helping to remove ring marks, Mylands Wax is perfect for the general care of your furniture. It feeds the wood and gives your furniture a lovely natural lustre.

If you have any ring marks or any other marks caused by liquid then follow these steps and it should disappear!
  1. Start with a very fine grade wire wool, we recommend a 0000 grade.
  2. Using the wire wool, rub the ring mark and surrounding area down, rubbing the furniture in the same direction as the grain of the wood.
  3. Once the ring mark has been removed, use a soft cloth to apply some Mylands Wax to the area,  rubbing in a circular motion.
  4. Leave for a few minutes to really sink in and then buff off with a soft cloth. This step is really important and this will remove any residue and will give your furniture a lovely lustre.

    If you would like to see a short video of Simon showing you how it's done or to see how to polish your Myakka furniture click here and then click on the video you would like to watch.

Our very knowledgeable and friendly Customer Service Team are full of useful tips and information, if you ever have any questions about your furniture please give them a call on 0845 460 3122 or email sales@myakka.co.uk  and they will do what they can to help.  

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