July 08, 2016

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Welcome to Bonsai’s online store where you will find an exciting selection of home and interior brands and products. We offer worldwide shipping on most of our offerings and all Channel Island customers benefit from VAT-free prices.

Making the most of your home this summer

The days are at their longest and the sun is starting to really shine through, so now is the perfect time to have a clear out and spruce up your home to make it an enjoyable place to live this summer. Your home is your sanctuary, and we can help you to make it so beautiful you won’t want to go away on holiday!

 

Entertaining
Summer is peak time for entertaining friends and family, just make sure you have enough seats for those spontaneous BBQs. Extendable tables can transform a compact space into a party palace. If you have a larger space, a wooden table with benches will allow you to squeeze in the optimum number of guests. Beanbags are also a great option for extra guests to sink into and chill out; they can be used both in and outdoors and be chucked in the shed when not needed!

Dining tables Guernsey

Images show our VITA extendable walnut table, monster beanbag in green, extendable mechanism from Domitalia range and our Sensu Mighty table in oak.

 

Bring the outside in…
Nature and greenery create a calming atmosphere and should feature inside your home as well as out. Green walls are a contemporary way to introduce texture or, if you’re not very green fingered, artificial plants have come a long way since the flower arrangements of the eighties.

 Fleurs Naturals Guernsey

Besides plants, rustic wooden floors provide a great base for any natural-feeling interior, and the finishing touches can be achieved with some natural scents.

Images show our preserved plants and greenery, needing very little care and lasting years and years, also our room mists from local company Fleurs Naturals.

 

…or the indoors out

Outdoor furniture is more stylish than ever, creating the perfect getaway in your own garden. A large corner sofa is great for socialising, and why not add a super-comfy lounger to keep all for yourself?

Outdoor Furniture Guernsey

Images show our stylish outdoor furniture by Skyline Designs.

 

Fires

From firepits to socialise around to mood-creating lanterns, there is plenty of choice if you want to introduce fire into your outdoor space. Log fires give off an amazing amount of heat to keep your guests warm whilst they gaze at the stars at the end of a great night.

Glammfire Fires Guernsey 

Fires can still play a part indoors in the summer: as the night cools it’s lovely to cosy up besides a small heat source. Bioethanol fires are perfect for this and can make a stunning feature.

Images show just a small selection of the amazing range that Glammfire supply Bonsai.

 

Introducing a splash of colour

Remove all of the dark textural accessories and replace them with a splash of colour. Earthborn, our paint supplier, has come up with some great suggestions for colours to brighten up your home this summer; our favourites are ‘The Lido’ mixed with ‘Pumpkin Pie’ or a splash of their ‘Grasshopper’ green. Rugs and throws are one of the easiest ways to introduce colour on a budget, and can be easily changed when you find a new favourite colour.

 Interior Design Guernsey

Images show our Earthborn Eco paint range and rugs from Linie Design also available from Bonsai.

If you need a helping hand with these elements, check out our new ‘Refresh’ interior design package for only £195. Contact Bonsai for more information: info@bonsaigroup.gg.

 


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