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      27.10.2013 21:14
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      Comfortable stylish chair to look good in any room

      I bought this Java wicker chair a few years ago to go in my bedroom to replace one which I had bought over 25 years ago so I thought it was time for a change. I had been looking round for a sturdy good quality chair and the cheapest I could find was over £40 so when I saw this in Dunelm for £25.99 bought it straight away.


      It comes in three colours, white, natural and honey which all look good but I bought the white one as this matches the rest of my bedroom furniture. It measures 31" tall, 23" deep and 24" wide and the back and the sides are all in one and curve round. There are two cut out arch shapes at each side which are quite large and I find that if I am sitting reading on the chair and put my book or other items at the side of me things sometimes fall through the holes.


      As with most wicker chairs it does creak and squeak a bit when you sit in it but I think this adds to the charm of it. I do sit and read quite often in this chair as it is placed next to the window so I get full natural light. The back is high enough to support my back and keeps it in an upright position in which I find very comfortable to read. The chair curves down at the front in the same wicker pattern about six inches so your legs rest on this, and the legs are quite sturdy and strong.


      I can fit into the chair with space at each side however it wouldn't be suitable for a person who is very large as it could be a bit of a tight fit. Dunelm advise you to wipe the chair clean with a soft cloth but I have not needed to do this, however I do flick it over with a feather duster occasionally. As it is in the bedroom it is very easy to use it to throw clothes on but I try not to do this if I can help it.


      I love this chair and find it a very useful addition to my bedroom. I think it has a classic design and would fit in any room in the house. I am thinking of getting one for my conservatory in the honey colour as I need more seating in there and this is a very comfortable and stylish chair at a very reasonable price.

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        27.10.2012 20:26
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        a great item

        ==Dunelm Mill Java Wicker Chair==


        A Dunelm Mill store has recently opened near me and because of this I have been able to kit out a lot of my new house for a relatively cheap price. I was looking at getting a bean bag type chair for the nursery to be able to sit on to do night feeds as the rocking chair I used to feed Jack on won't fit in the smaller nursery room we now have. I thought a bean bag chair would be a cheap way to get something to sit on whilst being comfy however having looked at bean bag chairs both online and in various stores it would seem that they were not as cheap as I had thought they would be and they never really looked as good as I would hope.

        This is when I came across this wonderful wicker chair in Dunelm which seemed to be a much better idea for the nursery than the bean bag chair. Not only was the chair a far cheaper price at £25 but it would also fit better in the room and of course be easier to get myself in and out of.

        At first glance I thought the chair maybe slightly feeble to sit on but having a quick plop down in the store I was surprised at how strong it felt (even if it did give that creaking that most wicker furniture always does). For the price it certainly seemed to be well made and compared to other chairs like this it really did seem a total bargain.

        The chair fitted in my mums car (after mum had actually paid for the chair as a little gift for me) and so far we haven't actually put it in the nursery (as we are still awaiting for our new arrival) as it is being used a fair bit in our front room where it fits the décor rather nicely.

        The chair has a lovely high back which goes up to just where my shoulder blades are which feels very nice with putting my feet up on the foot stool. There is no head rest so its not a chair to have a doze in but the height of the seat itself actually makes it really easy for my large pregnant state to get in and out of at the moment. My mum also finds it a far more comfier chair than our slouchy sofa and rocking chair as her old bones need that extra height to lift herself out of.

        We have had the chair a couple of months now and I must say that I find it a great one for sitting on most evenings especially when I have the laptop on the TV table we have and typing away is done in comfort and style.

        I find the light colourings of the chair make it look really good and it doesn't actually look as cheap as it was. I think if I were to have a conservatory (one day) this chair would make a good purchase as it would fit in really well and for a set you are looking at a very good price indeed.

        My chair has a nice matching cushion to the rest of my furniture in the front room and as most things don't match anyway this doesn't look at all out of place. In fact it has a much more modern look than a lot of my other furniture and I think for £25 it is a real bargain and for that reason I think it is well deserving of a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and I would highly recommend this comfy and stylish chair to everyone and anyone. If we had more space I would certainly buy more of them!


        I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you

        Many thanks for taking the time to read.

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          27.08.2010 13:32
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          I got myself a bargain

          There aren't too many Dunelm Mill stores in my neck of the woods as they tend to be located around the larger cities and industrial areas but we do have one or two, the nearest being just off the M4 at Calcot, on the outskirts of Reading about twelve miles from where I live. Although I don't go there very often, when I do I tend to get rather carried away. This store has a lot of lovely merchandise designed to tempt the serious shopaholic.

          For those who haven't come across this store group before, Dunelm Mill specialise in household goods such as soft furnishings, crockery, kitchen and dining ware, as well as bedding and decorative items such as ornaments, mirrors and pictures. There are stores dotted all around mainland Britain and a couple in Northern Ireland too, although they don't seem to advertise themselves very widely, tending to rely more on word of mouth it seems. There is bound to be a store near to where you live but Dunelm Mill also has a website. Please don't blame me if you find yourself spending rather more money than you intended!

          Some weeks ago, when I was last in my local store, I bought one of these wicker chairs thinking it would be ideal for my guest bedroom which I'm currently redecorating and updating the furniture. I thought this little chair would be perfect for one of the corners of the bedroom.

          Dunelm Mill sells two sizes of the Java wicker chair, a child size retailing at £14.99 and a full size one for adults at £19.99. The child size chair which stands 18 inches high and 17 inches wide (sorry I don't do centimeters!) would be suitable, at a guess, for children up to about age seven or possibly slightly older if they are petite. The adult chair which stands 31 inches high and is 24 inches wide isn't particularly generously proportioned and is designed more for the average adult female rather than males and definitely wouldn't be suitable for someone very overweight. Having said that, there are cut-aways in the side of the chair which would help to accommodate the fuller figure!

          The chair is available in three colours, white, natural and brown. Unfortunately, I'd wanted a white chair but this wasn't available at the Reading store on the day I was there, although they have other styles of wicker chair for sale but at much higher prices. As I'm the "I want it and I want it now" kind of shopper, I bought the natural coloured chair instead and I must say, I'm very pleased with my purchase.

          I'm aiming for the shabby chic look, though nine times out of ten my attempts just end up looking shabby! As I felt that white would be more in keeping with the rest of the décor, I spray painted the natural wicker and after adding a decorative cushion to match the other soft furnishings in the room, it looks very effective and much more expensive than its actual cost and not in the slightest bit shabby but decidedly chic, even if I do say it myself.

          I'm using the chair more for decorative purposes and as a focal point in the room rather than as somewhere to sit but I have tried it out as it will probably be used at times when we have a full house and need extra seating. Like most wicker furniture, it squeaks, creaks and groans quite a bit but is sturdily made. However, it did have a couple of rather sharp pieces of wicker sticking out so using a cushion is advisable. (They have an excellent selection of those at Dunelm Mill too.)

          Because it's more delicately made than the sort of wicker furniture designed for the conservatory, this chair is ideal for use in a bedroom, although it's definitely stylish enough to be used in any other room in the house too. Dunelm Mill are selling this at an extremely reasonable price compared to others on the internet, including one in a very similar style being sold by Argos for £49.99. The chair is sturdy enough to comfortably support most adult women of average build and men who are of a more athletic (slim) build.

          The website for Dunelm Mill, should you feel tempted to check out what they have on offer is www.dunelm-mill.com.

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            21.08.2010 10:24
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            A nice looking and functional chair....this is!

            when it came to getting my new flat (away from the home I shared with my parents), I never really thought things through very well!

            I got so excited at getting somewhere and saving up to get the bond etc that the night I moved in I regretted it immediately and though oh gosh what have I done?..... Mainly down to having absolutely no furniture at all! Yep I'd forgotten that small fact hadn't I?!

            The one place that really saved my bacon was Dunhelm. Until I moved I had only been in the store briefly once and being so much younger I wasn't impressed however now I really am at not only the prices of things but also choice and value for money the store gives me and my home.

            I managed to get a sofa given to me but only providing three seats wasn't enough really. However I couldn't find an armchair to blend in and was left at a slight loss really but when I spotted this in the 'Honey' colour I felt that it would blend in my room really well and wouldn't stick out like a sore thumb and at only £20.00 for a fully assembled and sturdy chair that I could put a cushion pad on or cover with a fancy throw I thought it offered excellent value for money.

            The Chair:

            The chair measures: (One size available) W 60cm (24") x L 58cm (23") x H 78cm (31") and comes in a honey (pine sort of colour), Natural (which is a dark chocolaty brown and white (which is oddly enough white lol). Now other wicker type seats are available in store but this is actually the cheapest that Dunhelm stock and I will be honest I bought it for that reason....just to tide me over.

            What you get is an adult chair. Like I touched on previously it is sturdy and looks smooth and well made. It is a hard chair and in my case I rather like that. The legs are thick and sort of look made out of bamboo and then the wood is tightly knitted with a plaiting around the edges to give it a polished look. The seat comes down at the front so you are able to slide off which is great for me with mobility problems and I feel that this chair has a rather high and curved back.

            For me I think this is a very stylish and polished looking piece. There was no doubt that when I was in store that the other wicker style chairs were of better quality in the way that they felt but this to me served my needs and my purses.

            This chair is suitable for anywhere of course and I like the fact that for something that doesn't cost a lot at all it is a smooth chair with no sharp bits and comes ready to sit on!

            I would recommend this chair. wholeheartedly It isn't an armchair of course and you may want a cushion on it although I actually don't need one! I've had plenty of people ask me about it and comment how pretty it is and all round I don't regret for a minute my purchase cos as an occasional seat its brill!

            Only available in Dunhelm costing £19.99 per chair.

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