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30th April 2018

4 Ways to Add the Wow Factor to Your Home

4 Ways to Add the Wow Factor to Your Home

Whether you’re redecorating the spare room or you’re trying to sell your house, giving your home the wow factor is a great way to make it stand out from the crowd. While many homes use a neutral palette, it is easy to up the wow factor using just a few simple tips.
 

1. Add more plants
There is something elegant and inviting about having plenty of greenery in the house. Large palms in an oversized pot are great for adding drama and height, while neat little rows of succulents are perfect for making a dark room feel brighter and more welcoming. Combine tall bamboos with small yuccas for a great contrast that will make the space look fantastic.

 
2. Use artwork
The right artwork placed in the right space can completely transform it. Choose some of your favourite pieces and have them professionally framed so that they flow with the rest of your room. If you are on a budget, check out some YouTube tutorials on how to create your own abstract art, you will be surprised at what you can produce!

 
3. Hang mirrors
Mirrors are a great way to add depth and space to any room in the home. Place big mirrors opposite doors or windows to help bounce light around the room and give the illusion of more space.

 
4. Be bold
Whether you decide to use a striking patterned wallpaper or an unusual paint colour, be bold with your choice and run with it! Choose pops of colour to accentuate furniture and features that you like the most and use eye-catching prints to add interest to your space.  

 
For furniture with the wow factor, head on down 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 the dedicated assistance to help you find the perfect items for every room in the house.

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20th March 2018

Top Tips for Decorating Your Hallway

Top Tips for Decorating Your Hallway

Whether you have a small city apartment, a sprawling manor in the country, or somewhere modest in between, there’s no doubt about the impact of a hallway on a home. After all, it is the first place you enter when you get in from a long day as well as where you greet your visitors. Your hallway sets the tone for the rest of the house which is why it’s super important to show some love to this often-neglected room.

The first thing to remember when decorating your hallway is that it needs to be as functional as it is stylish. Coats, bags, shoes, keys, post – all manner of things end up getting dumped here so your first port of call is to plan the storage that you’ll need. From coat racks to filing systems for incoming mail, work out what you regularly use the space for and the best ways of organising the things that end up here.

Neutral colour schemes work best in hallways as light colours enhance a space and help to create the illusion of more height and width. If you want to add colour, hang your favourite artworks on the wall to make a great first impression.

When it comes to the floor, natural flooring such as wood or stone work well as they are hard wearing which is ideal for a high traffic area, but tiles and vinyl work equally as well. Add a brightly coloured runner rug to draw the eye down the hallway and add a sense of depth.

To bounce light around the space, use mirrors placed along the hallway. This will also help to make the space feel much larger and give you somewhere to check your outfit before you leave the house. 

Lighting is often forgotten about in the hallway, leaving one pendant light to serve the whole of the space. Unfortunately, this does not make a hallway feel particularly welcoming, so add lighting by way of a lamp placed on a console table

Finally, for an instant way of adding colour and life to your hallway, display some plants on your console table. As an added bonus they will also help to keep the air clean!

For the perfect essential furniture for your hallway, 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 items for every room in the house.



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17th January 2018

5 Top Tips for Achieving the Shabby Chic Look

5 Top Tips for Achieving the Shabby Chic Look

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Shabby chic is a classic style that has been around for decades. Featuring a combination of white walls and pastel colours, items with a ‘distressed’ look, old worn sofas, faded paintwork and fixtures, the overall aesthetic is well-worn, comfortable, and super appealing. The style, unlike the paint, never seems to fade.
 
Here are 5 must-have items to add shabby chic to your home:
 

1. Tables
 
A perennial favourite and instant attention grabber in dining rooms and kitchens. They set off any existing style you have currently and are easy to add accessories to as there’s not much that doesn't look snazzy on a shabby chic table!

 
2. Antique Fixtures
 
A feature in any room, antique fixtures are what sets shabby chic apart from other styles. Add old style lamps to coffee tables, brass candle holders to distressed dining tables, quirky bookends to bookshelves, flowery vases to window sills.

 
3. White Walls and Accessories
 
White walls are a shabby chic staple, as once they are decorated there are a variety of accessories you can use to draw the eye. If you have a wall with unused space then why not hang up this Charles River Clock? A simple stylish way to make a feature out of a wall.

 
4. Wooden Floors
 
Shabby chic is not a style that goes hand in hand with minimalist perfection, in fact, it's the antithesis of it. Wooden floorboards with the perfect rug to set it off can often be more stylish and homely than expensive marble floor tiles. We have a large collection that is perfect for this style here.

 
5. Coffee Table Accessories
 
Mixing shabby chic with modern is a great way of keeping the look up to date. If you find that perfect candle holder or antique box and unsure where to place it why not add it to our Jual Lamp Table, perfect for mixing styles and keeping everything fresh!
 
 
For more tips and advice on the shabby chic look, 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 items for every room in the house.

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23rd October 2017

Interior Design: Mixing Patterns & Texture

Interior Design: Mixing Patterns & Texture

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One of the easiest ways to make a room look as though it was finished by an interior designer is to combine unusual patterns and textures. Though it might look easy, there are definitely ways to get this trend wrong, so try to keep these tips in mind next time you fancy giving your home a makeover: 
 

Stick to a colour scheme

Mixing patterns and textures that share the same colour palette is the easiest way to bring this trend into the home. Blend big, bold patterns with smaller, more detailed ones to maximise the monotone effect. You can also pair mixed patterns containing similar colours with neutral textures for a more laid-back approach.   

 

Use a feature wall

Feature walls can look dated if using block colours, so keep it fresh with a statement pattern. Use big, bold, and bright designs so that you can use smaller pieces to bring more emphasis to the style. Creating a focus on the one wall provides you with the perfect canvas for adding accent textures and patterns.

 

Layer patterns and textures

On larger areas of the room, such as the walls and floor, it’s a good idea to display bigger patterns and layer the look with textured rugs, patterned throws, feathery cushions, and luxurious curtains while making sure not to overwhelm the space. Limiting your patterns to three or four will help to keep it simple and prevent over-clashing.

 

Use furniture

Patterned upholstery will add another layer of interest to your room, keeping in the same colour scheme will help to unify the room. Check out our great range of sofas to help you bring patterns into your home. This great Alstons Camden Armchair would make a great addition to any pattern inspired room! Available today at our store in Weston-super-Mare.

 

If you would like to find out more about our great range of patterned furniture sofas, head over 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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