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20th November 2017

5 Ways to Improve Your Home Office

5 Ways to Improve Your Home Office

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As anyone who works from home knows, the home office is one of the most important spaces in the house. Unfortunately, it often suffers from mild neglect, with mismatching furniture, large (unused) workout equipment and piles of laundry taking up most of the space.

 

However, according to the principles of Feng shui, keeping an orderly and calm workspace actually make us more productive.

 

Isn’t it time you sorted out your home workspace?

 

Here are some tips to get you started:

 

  • Address the lighting – Yes, you might have an overhead light already, but why not ramp up the ambience factor with some strategically placed lamps. Lighting can have a huge impact on the way a space feels, making it feel much more welcoming and cosy.
  • Choose colour scheme wisely – colours can have a huge impact on our ability to concentrate so make sure you do some research before you decorate. Greens and yellows are known for promoting productivity while reds and oranges are supposed to be rather distracting.
  • Upgrade your office chair – office chairs don’t even look good in offices, so unless you need one for specific back support, think about upgrading to a beautifully elegant dining chair instead.
  • Stimulate the senses – using an essential oil diffuser is a great way to stimulate your brain, peppermint and eucalyptus, in particular, are known for their concentration-enhancing properties.   
  • Bring life to your desk – pot plants not only look great but they also purify the air around you, so keep one on your desk for a breath of fresh air!

 

We can’t promise that these tips will make you work harder, but they will at least give you an Instagram-worthy office space!

 

For a wide range of furniture, head to our showroom in Weston-super-Mare or drop us a line on 01934 513740 to speak to our experienced, knowledgeable staff. They will provide you with support and dedicated assistance to help you find the perfect furniture for your home. 

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13th November 2017

The Iconic History of Tempur

The Iconic History of Tempur

You might sleep well on your Tempur mattress each night, but did you know that its comfort is all because of NASA?

It’s true! During the early 1970’s, NASA developed a revolutionary pressure-absorbing material to provide maximum support to astronauts during liftoff. Temperature sensitive and designed to evenly distribute weight, this material later became known as memory foam and was released by NASA scientists to the general public in the 1980s. 

Scientists at Swedish company Fagerdala World Foams and Danish company Dan-Foam took the material and continued its development. After nearly a decade, the Tempur mattress was complete and was released to the public in 1991 to a resounding success.

Now providing support and comfort in over 96 countries worldwide, Tempur has since had to expand into North America, constructing an R&D and engineering centre in Duffield, Virginia and a fabrication plant in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The original research and development factory in Denmark has been expanded considerably to support the increasing demand for Tempur products.

Tempur now offers a wide range of pillows, headboards, and cushions. Their scientists continue to work on the ground-breaking material to this day, constantly refining and improving it to provide their customers with the ultimate product. 

To try out a wide range of Tempur mattresses and products, head to our showroom in Weston-super-Mare or drop us a line on 01934 513740 to speak to our experienced, knowledgeable staff. They will provide you with support and dedicated assistance to help you find the perfect Tempur mattress for your home. 

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8th November 2017

Autumn/Winter 2017 Interior Trends

Autumn/Winter 2017 Interior Trends

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Now that Autumn is in full swing it’s time to start getting our homes ready for the colder months. After all, spending time in the cosy warmth of your home is the best way to spend the dark, wintery evenings! 

There are plenty of exciting trends to take note of this season, particularly:

Teal
Since Pantone made green the shade of 2017, there has been a wide range of variations on the colour, with teal and peacock blue being no exception. Perfect for bringing a jewel-toned elegance to any room, teal is an extremely versatile colour that can be easily mixed and matched with other shades on the spectrum or clashed with opposite colours to create a more dramatic finish. We love the teal shade of the Alstons Camden sofa, perfect for bringing this elegant trend into your home. 

Metallics
You would have to be living under a rock to not have noticed the impact that copper and rose gold finishes have had over the last year or so, and this trend is set to continue into the winter. Think metallic lighting, cushions, and vases.

Big Knits
Nothing says comfy more than an oversized knitted blanket, so make the most of the big knit trend by creating your own chunky cable knit blanket or pouffe cover.

Fireplaces
Winter means spending a lot more time in front of the fire, so why not take inspiration from this season’s trend and glam your fireplace up with a fancy new guard.

 

Statement Chairs
One of the best things about this trend is that if you make the right choice, it will become a classic which will last through many future fashion fads. Think timeless design with a twist, such as a classic armchair in a bright geometric print.

For all of the latest trends in interiors, head into our showroom in Weston-super-Mare or drop us a line on 01934 513740 to speak to our experienced, knowledgeable staff. They will provide you with support and dedicated assistance to help you find the perfect furniture for your home. 

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