FAQ About Buying a Best Mattress NZ

Shop a Mattress in NZ Store?

Most kiwis tend to stick with old fashion way – to shop a mattress in store. Check out as many beds as you can not only you get to know the varieties of mattresses available and also it is the best way to feel it before buying it – simply lay down on one.

If you are buying a mattress worth thousands of dollars, it would easily slow down your pace on rushing into a decision, and it won’t take long for you to start to feel that all mattresses are about the same. So do take your time in store and lay on each of your most preferred mattress for at least 10 minutes before you go on to the next one.

Oh and before you take out your credit card and give it a big swipe, you should always know that you are also paying for store rent, sales commissions, services, brochures, store lighting…etc.

Shop a mattress NZ online?

Shop a mattress NZ online is no longer something new but it provides a great alternative option for those of you wanting to save BIG! And maybe just simply don’t have time to shop store to store.

Well, nope you won’t get as many choices and services and depending on where you are looking, you may still see mattresses with different quality level. But the price you are paying has been cut down to a simpler markup structure, mostly just material cost itself and transportation fees.

Yes you may have to pay shipping separately, but the good news is that the technology nowadays allows mattresses to be vacuum packed – they are rolled up by special technique so they come in as mattress in a box. This allows much bigger savings on transportation and handling – more likely for bigger savings on you. And also it allows you to carry it by yourself to your bedroom while staying nice and small.

So you might think if there is anything online store that offers both benefits? Well, find nowhere else because at TreasureBox, we now have mattresses available to view, feel and lay on it at our mattress Auckland showroom and yet, we are an online based store!

What NZ Bed sizes do you have?

We stock most NZ bed sizes and most common are standard single bed, queen bed, king bed and up to super king beds. Unfortunately we don’t have California king bed at the moment though.

Make sure you have figured out which NZ bed size would suit you and your bedroom before your visit to our showroom or even other local stores as you may not be able to check on all bed sizes.

If you prefer bouncy beds

Bonnell spring mattress is also know as coil spring mattress and the inner spring is made to be interconnected together. Hence it would give much more bounciness and probably more fun to throw yourself into it. But it also gives much more partner disturbance if you are buying a mattress for you and your partner.

Otherwise pocket spring mattress would be most commonly preferred and most of our mattresses comes with this inner structure system.

If you need extra back support NZ mattress

With inner pocket spring being zoned into five, it would take in pressure more wisely along the human body contour. The Premier Back Support Mattress helps on ease back pain by its firmness and it is popular for being a simple foam mattress but expert in back support.

This firm mattress is available for Super king bed, King bed, Queen bed, Double bed, King single bed and Single bed.

Another great alternative mattress would be the Luxury Latex Mattress. It is a seven-zone pocket spring mattress topped not only with dense foam but also an extra layer of natural latex. Making it the best latex mattress NZ for those of you looking for mattress with back support but also with more comfort by being medium firm mattress.

If comfort is your only focus

Memory foam mattress would simply fulfill comfort requirement – Ultra Comfort Memory Foam Mattress has a five-zone pocket spring inner structure, topped with dense foam but it is not as simple as a foam mattress but also got an extra comfy layer of memory foam making it one of best mattress NZ.

My apologies for not mentioning all above mattress we have is quilted with breathable and hypoallergenic fabric with ultra soft touch.

Words are getting hard to describe how awesome these mattresses are so why not come in and check on them yourself today?

 

 

 

 

New Zealand Bed and Mattress Size Guide 2019

New Zealand Bed and Mattress Size Guide 2019

 

NZ BED & MATTRESS

Dimensions

Single Bed Size 91 x 188cm
King Single Bed Size 107 x 203cm
Double Bed Size 137 x 188cm
Queen Bed Size 153 x 203cm
King Bed Size 165 x 203cm
Super King Bed Size 183 x 203cm

You might know about how bed and mattress sizes could be different from country to country where the mattress dimensions vary. For example, USA Single bed size is 97 x 191cm while NZ Single mattress dimension measures 91 x 188cm.

At TreasureBox, we only offer mattresses that fits to New Zealand bed sizes no matter which brand and series they are.  You could rest assure our bed sizes would fit your NZ standard mattress and our mattress sizes would surely fit your NZ standard bed at home.

Now you have spent some time and figured out which mattress material and technology suits your purpose the most, but what is the best size that suits you? Choosing a right bed and mattress size isn’t necessarily the bigger the better.

We have sum up SIX main tips as a NZ bed and mattress sizes buying guide for you to think about before clicking add to cart.

Tip1: Body Size

Big or petite body size, we all deserve to sleep tight!

If you are looking to sleep alone this may be much easier choice for you, if King Single bed size is too small for you then upgrade it to Double bed would normally put a full stop to it.

To make things the easiest for all, you could refer to this equation:

SINGLE PERSON

Bed width = Body width + 20cm on each side (makes total of 40cm)

Bed length = Body height + 20-30cm

 

COUPLE

Bed width = Total body width of couple + 20cm on each side (makes total of 40cm) + 20cm in between

Bed length = Body height of the tallest + 20-30cm

It is not hard to tell how Queen size bed dimensions are often being most preferred in New Zealand.

Tip2: Sleeping position

You might want to discuss this with your partner to get an idea of what are your preferred sleeping positions?  You may want to upsize your bed and mattress if you or your partner is a starfish or freefall sleeper. You want to also add more measurements on the bed width for side sleepers, especially for taller people in general.

Tip3: Room size

Yes, you may be checking out King bed or  Super King bed size right now but hey! What is your room size? Everything would not make sense if your room would not fit or barely fits your new bed. We recommend leaving extra 50-70cm on each side of the bed and do consider other bedroom furniture in the room too.

Tip4: Bed base and overall bed height

If you are buying bed frames and matching mattress sizes from TreasureBox then we are sure you have nothing to worry about. But let’s say if you are planning to buy or already have a box spring with raised legs, then you may not want to choose a deep mattress like the ones with thick pillow tops. It could be a pain to have a bed that is too high that you have to literally climb up to your bed every night, especially if you are choosing a kids bed.

Tip5: Your preferred bedding

Some would like to keep it simple with NZ standard bed sheets and cover, while others might prefer full set of fitted sheet, mattress padding, mattress protector, flat sheets, blankets, quilts plus extra foam padding around mattress itself. All of these would use up spaces or gaps between bed frame and mattress. Standard NZ beds you can find at TreasureBox would generally have gaps when mattress sits on top of the frame for this purpose.

Tip6: Future planning

This may not seem fully relevant, but it is in fact a very important thing to go through with your partner before choosing a best bed size. Are you expecting parents who may be planning to place a baby cot in the room, or even right by your bed?  Are you parents with kids who still want to sleep with you every now and then when they have bad dreams? Will you be moving in near future? To a bigger house? Or smaller apartments? If you are currently sleeping alone, will you be having your partner moving in soon?

 

Yeah! Big questions aye when it comes to picking a best bed and mattress sizes! We hope these tips on bed and mattress sizes buying guide would help you on picking your perfect bed, for you sleep like a baby every night.

Bed Frame Buying Guide – How To Choose A Bed Frame?

Bed Frame Buying Guide – How To Choose A Bed Frame?

Depending on where you live, you might have dozens of choices on bed frames – or none at all if you live in small towns. But hey, this is where TreasureBox NZ comes in – you could shop quality bed frames with us just in a few clicks.

No matter when you go to your local furniture stores or to shop bed frames online in NZ, you could still struggle most of the time, the most certain thing in your mind is probably just NZ bed sizes. Apart from that, you might be struggling with bed frame features, upholstery materials and quality.

What we like to always ask you to think about before buying a bed frame just for you:

1. Size:

The most certain point right? If you bought wrong size bed frame you might have also bought wrong mattress size and….ouch! That’s going to be a pain. So do take a look at where you want your bed placed and how much space do you have? Do you want to place in bedside tables as well? If so, how many? one or two? Are there going to be free-standing wardrobe or any other bedroom furniture that would take up floor space? By counting all that in, how much space do you have left for just the bed while you could still leave cozy space around the bed? These basic questions should give you an idea on what bed size are you getting.

Generally speaking:

Single Bed Frame – suitable for kids room, best to choose little less in height.

King Single Bed Frame – these could be either for teenage kids or single adults.

Double Bed Frame – when king single bed is too small for a single person, best up-size option would be a double bed.

Queen Bed Frame – smallest bed size to think about and to start with for couples.

King Bed Frame – when you or your partner need a little extra spaces to stretch, then king bed would be next best option.

Super King Bed Frame – when your room is big enough to fit and you might have your kids joining you every now and then.

2. Features:

Are you a fan of simplicity? Or you need extra storage under bed? If you do, do you want it to be in drawers? Or to lift the whole bed up? Do you require your bed to be combined with headboard? Or you are keen to have a fancy bed combined with bedroom furniture? Lift up bed also requires bigger spaces too as they are generally longer and wider than standard mattress sizes.

3. Under-bed Clearance:

Most of the time, the higher the bed would give you more under-bed clearance. The overall height of the bed would be very personal as it would be different for everyone. Under-bed clearance allows more efficient cleaning or allowing robot vacuum cleaner to get in. Otherwise you might prefer to have no under-bed clearance at all.

Wooden bed frames are constructed by connecting headboard piece and foot board piece together with under-bed clearance. Most essential point to look for is whether or not it comes with centre support poles for enhanced sturdiness.

4. Material:

It is about the look right? As most likely, your bed would be the very centre piece of furniture in your bedroom so yes, look is very important and material could greatly influence that. Other than the look, I would also suggest for you to think about how easy maintenance this would bring you. For example, velvety material would give you that warming and soft touch BUT it could be a nightmare when it comes to cleaning – especially if you’re an OCD and want it completely dust-free.

Wooden bed frames tend to be my most favoured because of the sleek and straight edges, they are relatively easy to clean as well. Mostly need to worry about dust build up but because it is not rough and porous, there is no place for dust to hide, simply wipe it off or dust it off would do. Not much maintenance I could think of.

PU leather beds would be ranked right after. With PU leather upholstery, it is softer than wooden bed with warmer touch. They are quite easy to clean but dust could be seen easily even you just wiped it off yesterday, especially if you get a darker coloured bed.

5. Budget:

This is mostly affected by material chose, design and craftsmanship. Hand made bed for example would expected to be at higher price end. Same if you’re looking for bed made with special wood such as Kauri.  A whole bed without having to put together would be definitely more expensive than DIY beds with assembly required.

If you are looking for wooden bed frames NZ, top choice would always be beds made with solid wood. Wooden boards like particle boards or MDF are not recommended when it comes to bed though.

If you are more fussy about noise then avoid choosing beds that need excessive assembly – like headboards are joint by 2 separate pieces and also avoid choosing beds with features – like lift beds.

 

Mattress Buying Guide – How To Choose A Mattress?

Mattress Buying Guide – How To Choose A Mattress Just Right For You

Does ‘sleep like a baby’ been sound like a myth to you?  Couldn’t even have good night sleep? Or wake up with pain every now and then?

We spend one third of our life in bed and we talked about how some people just don’t have good sleeping quality. I am sure there are people changing several mattresses throughout the years just to get improved sleeping quality.

The hard part is that sleeping quality does not have a certain standard, everyone would have their own unique experience by sleeping on a same mattress, and because it varies from one to another, the definition of ‘best mattress’ would be different for everyone.

Today, I am going to go through a few things about mattresses and hopefully you would be able to find a mattress just right for you.

Types of Mattresses

Pocket Spring Mattress

Pocket spring mattress are made by vertical spring individually enclosed into a non-woven fabric pocket, it forms fundamental structure by sitting tightly next to each other. Because they are individually placed in, they offered unique feature of minimised partner disturbance by greatly reduced motion transfer.  These pocket spring can be arranged in zones for its different support ability – ie: Harder spring being placed in the hip zone to offer more support.

Bonnell Spring Mattress

It is the most cost efficient choice, it is structured by using inter-connecting metal coil to link all spring together, so it acts as a whole spring block. However structure like this would make partner disturbance inevitable and another common issue is the spring tends to squeak after a while from coil rubbing against  the springs.

Memory Foam Mattress

Memory foam is mold-able hence provides better contour and support to your body. Does not create any noise coming from inner mattress and for its porous nature, it is hypoallergenic. It is often being combined and layered with specialised gel to provide better temperature so it doesn’t get too hot in summer.  But it is not hard to imagine you would have to increase your budget. I think a good layer of mattress topper would be a great alternative.

Latex Foam Mattress

Latex is the most costy material amongst all, it shares the common of support and contour as memory foam, good flexibility, makes no noise and excellent resistance to motion. It is a natural mold-able material with porous structure, hence better breath-ability and it is also hypoallergenic.  It is comfortable and suitable for people who have back problems.

Tips on Choosing a Mattress

1. VIEW it – take a general look to see if the surface is leveled flat, quilting is done without exposing threads of holes.

2. PRESS it – give the mattress a firm press, also on the corners to see how it responds to pressure. See if the filling material collapse or weakens with pressure and also to see how the material bounces back to your palm.

3. LISTEN to it – Does it squeak when you press on?

4. SMELL it – Although it is completely normal to smell a little ‘man-made’, see if you recognise any irritating chemical odour.

Factors to Consider when buying a mattress

1. Size and Thickness – Buy mattress size that matches to your bed frame and pay attention to how thick it is, as this would result in overall height of your bed to hop on every night.

2. Firmness – This would greatly depend on personal preference however parents need to consider getting a medium to medium-firm mattresses for your young ones given children and young teens’ spine is still developing hence firmness matters the most to them.

3. How much support do you need – for people who has back problems you want to choose something like zoned pocket spring mattresses or mattress with higher bouncing ability. If you have someone like a sick patient at home who need to spend all time in bed, you want to choose mattress with best breath-ability and comfort. If you have rather sensitive skin then you would want to choose mattress made with hypoallergenic material.

4. Packaging – although it sounds rather irrelevant but if you ask people who lives in an apartment or 3-leveled townhouse, they would tell you mattress packaging matters! It would be sensible to choose vacuum packed mattress in cases like this. It is rolled up for transport purpose – so it can be send to you through courier or freight. So it could stay small and trouble-free until your bed is all set and ready to go.

When do I need a new mattress?

1. When your current mattress is no longer working for you, for example, if you recently changed your job that involves more walking and labour, then you really want to treat yourself with mattress with higher comfort level.

2. When your current mattress is 7-10 years old. No mattress can last forever and the generally they last 7 to 10 years. The innerspring would become fatigue results in decreased elasticity; the filling material such as foam would deform over time; not to think about the accumulated moist and dead skin over the years……. Okay! No matter how expensive your mattress is, sooner or later it needs to be replaced.

3. When your current mattress is showing signs of sagging or great abrasions, odour, inner squeaky noise.

Mattress general Maintenance

1. Keep the label – especially when they are sewn into the edge of the mattress.

2. Use mattress protectors – waterproof ones would be great! You want to minimise any moist that could go into the deep inner mattress.

3. Turn your mattress – depending on if you have a double-sided mattress, you could flip it over and upside down from time to time. Single-sided mattress could only be turned upside down. This is to even out the weight pressure to prevent it from sagging.

4. Apply even pressure – this means no jumping up and down on the bed and even if your mattress would be okay, you gotta also consider if it is okay for your bed frame to bear this acute weight.

5. Avoid sitting on the edge – this could result in uneven pressure being applied and could damage structure of the mattress edge causing it to deform. Vacuum packed on the other hand generally don’t have edge support in order to be rolled up so you would find these mattresses less supportive on the edge.

Terracotta Warriors….As Your Home Furniture

Terracotta Warriors….As Your Home Furniture

 

Happy New Year 2019!!! I hope you all had a wonderful holidays, got to go somewhere and had lots of laughter.

This summer, Te Papa museum has an very interesting exhibition:

Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality

Here’s brief info about it:

This landmark exhibition features eight warriors standing 180 centimetres tall, and two full-size horses from the famous terracotta army – as well as two half-size replica bronze horse-drawn chariots.

Also on display are more than 160 exquisite works of ancient Chinese art made from gold, jade, and bronze. The works date from the Western Zhou to the Han dynasties (1046 BCE – 220 CE), and were found in imperial tombs in and around China’s ancient capital, Xi’an.

While you might be familiar of what terracotta is but you would have NO IDEA on what it is like when they happen to be in your room and even became part of your bedroom furniture!

There was a hotel review being posted online recently where a traveler went to Xi’an China and happened to stayed in terracotta themed hotel.

HAHAHAHA! Seriously?! You won’t believe this and I hope you don’t laugh too hard about his experience:


The moment you turn on the light, this is what you see, they all stares at you….to welcome you….

to……welcome you….

Enter the bedroom….to find four warriors staring at you right next to your bed.  Now you may never feel such wide awake before…..

“How was your sleep dude.”

The other room had five of terracotta warriors right above your head, yea…you kinda have them as your headboard.

“Go head and sleep tight, we will be guarding you!”

Or even better – your bed could be sitting on top of tens of these little terracotta…..and they don’t seem to have hands…

“Sweet dreams!”

Would you be happy to take the flower?

Or you may not mind how they just show up like this…

Look around you and find yourself in need of turning the bedside lamp on, only to discover woah! A terracotta warrior on its knee and the lamp….seemed to be its helmet.

So here’s the question, exactly how many of them are there in the room?!

Take the full view in the living room won’t you?

After the tour so far you might just want to chill in the bathroom and splash some fresh cold water on your face, only to discover…..

The great wall art right in your sight……you surely won’t feel alone in the shower!

Best of all, you get these two staring right at you when you are doing your business…..look at it as per part of….cheer leading?

If you really can’t sleep, just get up and go around in the room, you will find terracotta in various sizes at different places just like hide-and-seek game.

If you sleep with the lights on, you get to see lots of them standing right next to you…

If you sleep with lights off, then you get to feel them looking at you and guarding you in the dark…

If you sleep facing towards them, it might creeps you out but it feels even creepier by knowing they are at the back…

The owner of the hotel says the whole idea is to create an unique theme where customers could find themselves back to dynasty Qin again.

Okay, no joke, ever since this review being posted online, the hotel became famous and hotel manager happily mentioned they got fully booked almost at all times.

I think it is quite interesting to see them outside a museum for sure while we should always respect the actual terracotta and get to know the history behind it. It would be great to visit Te Papa if you have the chance to stop by Wellington this summer.

Will you stay in this hotel on your next visit in China?

 

10 Coolest Bunk Beds Ever Kids Bedroom Ideas

10 Coolest Bunk Beds Ever Kids Bedroom Ideas

From the post about bedroom storage, we talked about the ideas of having bunk beds combining bedroom furniture and from doing all the searching, I’ve found quite a few interesting bunk bed designs that I thought it would be fun to share.

Most of them are kids room design ideas while using bunk bed as the main character of the room and wow! Kids these days do get a lot of cool stuff that we could not have imagined when we were little!

This bunk bed features a beach watch station and it is my personal favourite as it includes my most favoured elements navy stripes, anchor, rustic white and WHALES!!

I believe there are so many boys obsessed about planes and this bunk bed with slide would be one of the best place to have a daydream. Climb up and slide down, feel the wind and imagine being on an aeroplane.

Oooooooo this is a rather ‘crazy’ one – yeah…crazy for adults to look at shockingly and crazy for kids to wanting to sleep in one. I can’t even figure how many kids could fit in this room but by looking at how these beds are all connected together, slide and ball pit, I could see a sleep-over heaven!

The loft style is stunning and I reckon the highlight in this bedroom is the baby cot at the bottom of the bunks. Would totally work for families with 2 kids one being still a baby. Only downside is the bars around top bunks doesn’t look so safe to me though.

This bedroom is definitely going on the top 10 list and I am sure you would agree too. Pendant light on bedroom ceiling, pink single couch, the castle, princessy stairs, bows and ribbons…..everything you need to make a little girl cry out of joy!

Solution for getting two kids insist on having their own ‘territory’ to share one bedroom – awesome tree house bunk beds, one each!! They all get to decide what to put underneath bunk beds. How wonderful!

This bedroom would be one of my favourite too and would be a dreamy bedroom for a lot of kiwi kids I believe. A great theme to bring out our amazing New Zealand beaches for kids have passions towards surfing. Would be awesome to accompany with a star light projector at night with the open bed, urrhh I am jealous of this bed owner already!

Another awesome top sleep-over heaven! Kids always love tree houses because how private it is and they seemed to like having a daydream at higher altitudes haha. Slide looks fun again but just not the stairs though…..I am scared to climb up a rope ladder being an adult so definitely not safe for kids.

I like this bedroom idea because of how much it brought out a wooden tree theme, it makes me feel like I am sleeping inside a tree trunk in a forest. So mysterious, and I am definitely bringing over my best buddy this weekend to share this secret spot – as a child of course  XD.

I saw this one and immediately thought about ALL BOYS hahaha! I put this one at last because from what I could see, super heroes are eternal favoured and it is the most realistic amongst all. All you need is to use your creativity on decorating the bed. Even it may not be as many features as shown on the ones above, but kids would still looooove it! I would!! Toy storage or a private (but open) play room underneath the bunk bed is such a brilliant idea.

5 Smart Bedroom Storage Ideas

5 Smart Bedroom Storage Ideas

For those of you who owns small rental house like apartments or townhouses or just a small single room, you might face common problem of not having a walk-in wardrobe and proper storage room.

If you are just renting a single room, this would’ve been a much greater issue for you.

Although I would love to tell you to go with minimalism but I know it is really hard for most of people including myself.

So how do you make the most out of a limited spaced bedroom? How do we choose bedroom furniture wisely to fit into smaller spaces?

storage bed with drawers

 It would be great if it is in-built like this. Although this is not very common renovation style in New Zealand but it always makes me wonder why not go elevated when you have small bedroom? It would give you much more spaces.

 

 

 

Very contemporary and practical option with under bed storage drawers. Choosing a wooden bed would usually lead matching bedroom furniture much easier to hunt.

 

 

 

bunk bed with desk and storage

 Although the idea of bunk bed with desk and storage is most commonly being applied to kids room, but I do find them more than fascinating! Another great idea make you go WHY NOT?!

Wisely use vertical spaces instead of horizontal spaces.

 

Not to mention you get cool adult ones like this. Workstation at the bottom and sleep on upper bed.

 

 

 

tallboys lowboys dressers

     

Tallboys, lowboys, it doesn’t matter – depending on floor area you have, just choose ones you like the most. Just one thing though, try your best to match them in the same style or colour to main the consistency.

Bedside Storage area

 Bedside area would be the most interesting topic, and you could see quite a few different creative renovation ideas that works around bedside area.

I am guessing this is because we spend so much time in our lives in bed haha.

This one combines floating shelves and bedside table and it is absolutely stunning.

 

multifunctional headboards

 This combines a bookshelf and headboard as a new bedroom furniture- awesome aye! Especially when you have it on the side so you don’t draw too much attention.

If you are the lucky ones who gets to decide on bedroom renovations , then worth to think about the idea of extending your headboard zone horizontally so you would have more shelving spaces for storage or decorations.

By stretching headboard zones vertically, you get much more possibilities.

This would be one of my favourite ideas – a double-sided headboard!

Yeah! Why didn’t we think about to make the room useful behind a headboard? Study desk with bookshelf if a brilliant design.  Not only this could sort your storage needs but also to offer working zones.

5 Great Living Room Furniture for Rental Houses

5 Great Living Room Furniture for Rental Houses

If you happen to live in populated Auckland city like our TreasureBox team for example, you may experience the living spaces could get smaller and smaller.

Students who rent your own living space like city apartments might experience frequent house moving, this is when you want to consider furniture that is affordable, compact, simple and modern to fit to all living spaces.

In this post, I am going to recommend a few living room furniture that I adore the most and found them most useful and definitely student-friendly!

3-Seater Lounge Suite Sofa with Chaise

If you really have to consider a couch then this would be one of the best, and as always, black, white and grey are the colours that fits into all living spaces. L-shape allows not just you but your friends or flat mates to spend times together.

3-Seater Fold Out Sofabed with Cup Holders

Otherwise, a couch that converts to sofa bed would be best recommended. This 3 seater couch is one of the most versatile model, comes with cup holders just perfect for renting couples. Enjoy a great movie night easy and transform it into a fold down bed if you have sleep overs.

Rattan Room Divider Screen

You might have seen some property with rather odd layouts, sometimes it could be a super narrow spaces or random shaped corners. This is when a foldable room divider is going to show you its charm. It provides instant separation of one space and helps you to ‘hide’ those odd corner or your storage boxes that you got no where to put away but stored in the living room.

LAGUNA 1.2M Entertainment Media TV Unit

Two main reasons that Laguna is my favourite entertainment unit amongst all – for the scandi design & colour and also for its size. I am a big fan of scandi furnishing and oak + white is the top combination that never goes wrong. 1.2m is just right for all apartments even better for people who is only renting a single room, 1.2m should always fit.You might want to consider matching coffee table and shoe storage cabinet too!

1 Drawer Wooden Coffee Table
TAHOE Shoe Rack Storage Shelf Cabinet Organiser

MALIGNE Storage Shelf Cabinet on Wheels

Something that is multipurpose or all-purpose is soooo handy! Have one in your own room, or extra dining storage, maybe around the entrance to be your show rack, under your study desk for the storage of your study material, in the living room as your side table…I could go on and on. Best of all, the feature of how it is on wheels allows mobility in the house, move it to wherever you need it. So this would be the furniture that I would regret on not sharing.

Of course they are so many more to choose from so visit our TreasureBox homepage and click on Furniture category and be ready to shop!

2019 Most Trendy Furniture Colours

2019 Most Trendy Furniture Colours Spring/ Summer

We finally got to embrace wonderful summer and it is a sign that a new year is about to begin soon.

Not long ago, New York Fashion Week just revealed Spring / Summer 2019 colour palette, and it’s not hard to find they share the common of being bold, passionated, energetic and very characteristic. If it can be wisely and creatively applied to internal furniture design, it could give the invigorative vibe on the first glance and it could be easy to say goodbye to boring ordinary living spaces.

PANTONE 17-1564 – Fiesta

Fiesta Red is a colour of enthusiasm and joy, it is also a colour that gives the mindset of attractive and enchantment, definitely an irresistible colour. It is in fact an orangy red colour but much more lively and modern than orange.

            

Either rendering it in large area or simply use this colour as decoration of centre piece would give you an exciting result.

              

PANTONE 19-1862 – JESTER RED

Jester Red tend to dim down quite a bit, but it is much more elegant and prudent. It is beautiful but not garish at all and is a great colour for contemporary living spaces.

               

It is one of the top decorative colour for furniture, it instantly shows the charm when being combined with neutral background.

PANTONE 15-1264  – Turmeric

Surely a colour full of strong character, instantly perks up a living space. It is created to be naturally energetic, ‘spicy’ but can be a modern choice when used as living room furniture.

             

Its warm tone allows it to be a brilliant choice of a decor or a part of background. Best application would be to use it on the leading piece of furniture in a certain room, it would give you a bright mood just like its colour.

                

PANTONE 16-1546 – Living Coral

Living Coral is a soothing gentle colour while enabling the space to be young and lively.  Great to use in girls room for its warm and dreamy characteristics.

              

It would 100% perfectly matches to white or cream colour – lovable and comfortable combination.

                   

Add a hint of blue and it would turn out to be fun and playful! One of my favourite combination!

PANTONE 18-2045 – Pink Peacock

Pink Peacock is similar to the common rose pink but it is more showy and eye-catching. A bit flaunty and full of glamour when fusing it with white, gold or navy.

                       

                     

PANTONE 17-0542 – PEPPER STEM

Refreshing colour of nature, Pepper Stem combines both green and yellow characters to result in vigorous vibe. Suitable to render in large area as a colour of wallpaper, curtains, bedding and sofa to create your own country style.

                    

             

Outdoor Furniture Buying Guide – Pros and Cons on Steel

BetaLife Outdoor Furniture – Pros and Cons on Steel

Although I should probably be posting on the 2018 summer new styles that we got in just last week on these awesome BetaLife Outdoor Furniture, but I got countless times on the question asked by our Customer Service ladies:

“Why does our outdoor furniture framing needs to be steel? Why don’t we use other material like aluminium or plastic even?”

I am always aware these questions don’t just came from nowhere (although it could be random sometimes XD) but mostly would be voices from our customers, so I decided to share a little info on these steel framing first.

Because synthetic rattan furniture don’t really come with plastic or wood material – and you probably don’t want to see these combinations anyway, so I am going to rule these out and to focus on steel and aluminium for example.

PROS

  • Using steel is strong and sturdy, and it can withhold higher temperature.
  • Less likely to change in shape with force and less bendy when comparing to aluminium
  • Being heavy – this could really be both pros and cons, good thing about being heavier would help on weighing itself into the spot with a degree of wind.
  • Most affordable – steel outdoor furniture can be much more cost effective than aluminium which this is the main reason we brought in BetaLife Outdoor Furniture, we want to make it possible for everyone to own a beautiful set of these at your yard.

CONS

  • Prone to rust – This would probably be the only cons in my mind and could be an issue to people especially around coastal area.

At the end, being an outdoor furniture does not 100% means you could just leave them out there and expect it to last for decades. Whichever the outdoor furniture material you have, you need to take some time to know what it really is and how it is going to cope with your living environment. ie: If you live in a coastal zone, you would want to consider a more costy aluminium outdoor furniture set.

Natural material such as wood and wicker would be even harder to maintain even though they are made to be placed outdoors.

Just keep in mind always that everything will need a certain degree on maintenance, even for rust-free aluminium frames, you still would have to wax them annually, dust them or clean them from time to time. For steel framed outdoor furniture like the ones from BetaLife would need more attention yes, but think about the affordability then everything would still be worth it.

I always like to mention that nothing would really last, especially in NZ weather – very moist and lots of rain during winter and sizzling hot summer sun. Even when people tell you it is okay because it is UV treated and all sorts, but still we would always recommend to cover it up with outdoor furniture cover whenever something is not in use. Your BBQ stove, your empty pet cage, outdoor fire pit and definitely your wonderful set of outdoor furniture.

Don’t be surprise to see our display unit BetaLife Rattan Outdoor Sofa 4PCS Set (#21409) being covered up when you visit us, simply ask our receptionist to reveal it for you.