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6 timeless pieces of furniture that are always in style

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A stylish home doesn't mean a new furniture overhaul with each changing trend. When decorating your spaces, it helps to lay the foundation with classic items that will move with most interior trends. These can be standalone statement pieces or a base on which you can experiment and switch up as you please. Here are our top picks that will stand the test of time.

1. a solid coffee table

Often the central focus of a living space, a coffee table should be bold enough to stand on its own yet remain elegantly neutral. This marble-topped Xanadu coffee table from Mobelli finds the perfect balance, making room for the addition of eye-catching coffee table books, exotic plants or statement vases.

2. capri sofa

@home online store Every home could do with a cosy couch. If you're in the market for one, opt for a sturdy, neutral version that works with decor add-ons such as colourful artworks, scatter cushions or rugs. The Capri sofa from @home is a perfect example.

3. kitchen bar stools

These solid wood Umthi kitchen bar stools by Meyer Von Wielligh are inspired by the organic lines of tree branches

Sleek kitchen bar stools have an attraction of their own and, if chosen carefully, can blend seamlessly into your cooking space. A good way to achieve this is by pairing them with the kitchen counter – a feature that will for the most part remain constant, so the stools will always compliment it.

4. daybeds

daybeds Combining form with function, well-appointed daybeds will always be popular. When selecting yours, why not opt for a simple yet bold design that won't clash with the other items in the room.

5. wooden bed frames

houghton-house-mainbedroom Bed frames add sophistication and a touch of luxe to a room – and wooden ones, even more so. Being a versatile material, timber comes in all manner of hues and finishes, so there's bound to be a design that works for you.

6. anglepoise lamps

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When it comes to lamps, the Anglepoise is arguably the most iconic (and not just for students in need of a desk light). Featuring multiple options that range from big spotlights and table illumination to tiny book lamps, Anglepoise lamps are stylishly practical additions that have held their own over decades. (Read about the history of the Anglepoise Lamp here.)