My living room has seen better days and is overdue a makeover. I have plans to change the flooring and redecorate, plus I’d like a new gas fire. The biggest change I think will be to introduce new furniture though as what I’m currently using doesn’t go that well together and could do with a more unified style or a more modern look.
I’ve long been a fan of using mango wood for home furnishings. Partly this is because of its environmental credentials, which are excellent, and partly because of its natural good looks. The mango tree is primarily grown for its fruit, but is usually cut down after seven years as it ceases to produce good fruit after this time. So the wood is effectively a by-product of the food industry and hence it’s sustainable as new trees are planted to replace the ones that have ceased to be as productive. As a furniture wood, mango wood is durable, long-lasting and has a unique grain pattern which adds interest to your home. It is naturally light brown in colour, and helps provide warmth to an interior design without darkening the decor, unless you want that look in which case it can easily be stained or oiled to create the shade and tone you want. Mango wood furniture looks good in a range of homes from period properties to modern apartments and everything in between.
Mango wood furniture would look good in any room of the house, but I like the idea of using the furniture in my living room. I need a sideboard, coffee table, a TV stand and some storage for mine. Maybe a mirror would help lighten up the room as it’s a little dark at times and I think a nest of tables would be useful especially when we have guests around. It’s a hard wearing wood with an attractive grain, so it does look good in the rooms where you get most visitors and your family spends most time.