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3rd December 2019

What’s on in Weston-super-Mare this Christmas

What’s on in Weston-super-Mare this Christmas

If you’re lucky enough to live in Weston-super-Mare or the surrounding areas, you will know that this beautiful town is a fun place to visit all year round! But it is especially magical at Christmas time, with so many things to see and do it can be tricky working out which one to visit first. So, here is a run-down of some of the best events in Weston-super-Mare this Christmas.



Late Night Christmas Shopping

Support local businesses at the Worle high street late night shopping event, shops open till 9 pm to buy your Christmas gifts. There is a Christmas fair at Worle community centre with Santa, stalls, refreshments and cake. St Martin's choir performing. 



Christmas Wonderland 

Take the kids to the Winter Gardens on the 8th December to visit Santa and his real-life Reindeer! Adults go free at this festive event, which will feature a beautiful hand-tamed owl, party games, disco and hot food. Children’s tickets are £9.50 which includes a gift from Santa.



Icescape 

It doesn’t get more festive than ice skating, so if you fancy donning a pair of skates, head to the iconic Tropicana between October – January. Advance booking is advised as this is a popular pastime in the runup to Christmas!



Weston Festive Christmas Tree Trail 

Take part in the Weston Festive Christmas Tree Trail to find all 12 Christmas trees around Weston Town Centre to be in with a chance of winning £500! The Christmas Tree Treasure Hunt is on between 23rd November – 21st December every Monday – Sunday between 8am – 9pm.



Winter Wonderland Christmas Party 

Head to the Grand Pier for a festive evening in the Great Hall between 4th and 18th December. Catch the Polar Express and be transported to a magical winter wonderland where you can enjoy a two-course dinner followed by an evening of dancing to the Ultimate Party Band. Tickets start at £29.50.



Christmas Extravaganza 

 In its second year, the Christmas extravaganza at the Holy Trinity Church is a day out for all the family. With market stalls, roasted chestnuts, Santa’s Grotto, face painting and so much more, why not head down to the church on 6th December to get your festive season underway.



While you’re in the area, why not pop 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 needs.



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12th November 2019

The Benefits of a Recliner Sofa

The Benefits of a Recliner Sofa

(Sofas models in top image: G plan Mistral


The technology used in reclining chairs and sofas is thought to have been around since the late 1800s, with Napoleon III reportedly owning the very first reclining chair? Back then, recliners were motion chairs made of wood with a padded seat and weren’t terribly comfortable.


Since then, reclining technology has come a long way. Whether you’re looking for a super supportive armchair or a state-of-the-art reclining sofa, there is seat out there to suit every style and budget. But aside from the obvious comfort factor, what are the other benefits of a reclining sofa and chairs?


Firstly, reclining chairs are ideal for helping to relieve stress. This is because their adjustability means that you can easily move the seat so that your body can ease into relaxation. After all, sitting upright all day can take its toll, so when it comes to relaxing our bodies refer to sit back and feel supported.


This additional support also means that reclining chairs relieve stress on the back and shoulders. Whether your back pain is caused by sitting at a computer all day, lifting heavy items or symptoms such as pregnancy, reclining sofas can help to take the pressure off of the muscles while leaving the back supported.


There is nothing better after a long day of standing than to sit down and put your feet up. This is because when we are upright, gravity makes the circulatory system work hard to pump blood around the body. When we take time to sit down and put our feet up, our circulation improves as the circulatory system does not have to work as hard to get the blood moving properly.


Lastly, recliners can take the pressure off of aching joints caused by arthritis. By adjusting the joints and directing the muscles downward, recliners work to reduce the inflammation and pain associated with swollen, still joints.


There are many health benefits to this incredible technology, so if you are looking for a new armchair or sofa, consider adding a reclining option to your new purchase.


If you’re looking for a reclining sofa for your home, 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 needs.


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6th November 2019

Inexpensive Ways to Spruce up Your Living Room

Inexpensive Ways to Spruce up Your Living Room

The hibernation season is a great time to take a look at your interior and switch it up a bit to keep things interesting. After all, we’re going to be spending a lot of time indoors over the coming months – why not make it look as amazing as possible?! But you don’t have to break the bank when it comes to sprucing up your lounge. Here are a few cheap ways to give your living room the wow factor.

Declutter 

If your living room is anything like ours, there are probably a couple of areas that could do with a heavy edit. When there are too many things in a room it can make it feel overcrowded and small, so simply by removing these extra items, you can create an entirely new feel in your space without spending a penny.

Area rug 

If there is one super-fast way of changing up your living room aesthetic, it’s with a good quality area rug. Rugs are an ideal way of tying the whole room together while creating a style impact all of their own. Either choose one that blends in with your existing décor to create a harmonious look or go for a contrasting bold rug that packs an interior design punch.

Cushions 

Never underestimate the power of a few scatter cushions – not only do they add extra comfort, but they can easily be switched up as soon as you feel like changing your décor. Cushion covers are relatively inexpensive, and some can even be found in second-hand stores. 

Rearrange furniture 

If there’s one way of creating an entirely different feel to a room, it’s changing the furniture around. If you have enough space to play around with the layout of a room, try different placements for large items such as the sofa to spruce up your lounge.

Gallery wall 

Nothing says interior style more than a carefully curated gallery wall. Everyone has plenty of photos and pictures they love to look at, so why not choose a wall and hang your favourite pieces artistically across the space to bring some wow factor into your living room.


The top photograph is of our studio, let us know if anything catches your eye!

If you’re looking for new furniture for your home, 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 needs.



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29th October 2019

5 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Autumn

5 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Autumn

The leaves are falling from the trees and the temperature has certainly dropped a few degrees! Autumn is well and truly in the air, which means there is no better time to prepare your home for the colder months. Whether you have an apartment or a detached house, making sure that your home is ready to deal with autumn is a great way to prevent any potential issues from arising as the weather worsens. So, what are the best ways that you can get your house autumn-ready?

Gutters 

As the weather starts to turn cold and wet, it’s a good idea to pay attention to the gutters. Make sure that they are cleared of debris and that there aren’t any leaks so that they are able to deal with the onslaught of rain that comes with this time of year. This job will save you a lot of money in the long run as it will prevent leaks from creating damp patches in the walls.

Furniture 

If you’ve been lusting after a new sofa, autumn is a great time to take the plunge! Autumn is all about snuggly evenings in front of the TV, so upgrade your autumn nights by indulging in that sofa you’ve got your eye on!

Declutter 

People often think of spring as the best time to have a declutter and clean, but autumn is probably a much better time. This is because we are about to go into the hibernation months when we spend a huge amount of time indoors – so having a clutter-free, clean space is essential!

Fireplace 

If you have a fireplace, now is a great time to have the chimney swept so that you can use the fire throughout the colder months without worrying about the soot build-up. Place an order for some firewood and coal so that you are fully stocked and check that the fireside tools are in good working order.

Grass 

There probably won’t be many more chances to get the grass cut between now and spring, so if the weather has been relatively fair then it’s worth cutting the lawn one last time. Leave the cuttings on the grass to inhibit growth and give it some protection from the colder weather.

If you’re looking for new furniture for your home, 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 needs.


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14th October 2019

Making a Statement with the Front of Your House

Making a Statement with the Front of Your House

Even if you’re not looking to sell your property, having a revamp of the exterior can vastly improve its kerb appeal and value. Whether you want to have a quick tidy up or a complete overhaul of the front of your home, there are plenty of ways to tweak the exterior to improve it and they don’t have to break the bank.

Paint the front door 

The front door is the first thing that most people see when they look at a home, so it’s important that the door looks good. Front doors can be very costly to replace, so if you are looking to save money in this area then it might be a better idea to give it a lick of paint. There are lots of paints suitable for both wood and UPVC, just make sure you get the right one for your door.

Plant flowers 

Hanging baskets and containers of shrubs and flowers can make a huge difference to the front of a home. If you are not particularly green-fingered, there are lots of real looking artificial plants that can do the job just as well and without the upkeep.

Jet wash the walls 

The exterior of a property accumulates a lot of grime, so spend an afternoon jet washing the walls and gutters to remove any build-up of dirt. You will be amazed at the difference it makes!

Don’t forget the garden 

If you are lucky enough to have some space outside the front of your property, give it some attention by mowing the lawn, tidying gravel or jet washing the driveway.

Install some new numbers 

The devil is in the detail, so if your house numbers are looking a bit old and rusty, it might be time to replace them with some new ones. You could even give your house a name and a new sign in the process!

If you’re looking for new furniture for your home, 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 needs.


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26th September 2019

The Surprising Benefits of DIY

The Surprising Benefits of DIY

The mere thought of DIY can leave some filled with dread, but did you know that there are actually plenty of benefits to doing your own projects around the home? It’s true! Believe it or not, there are a lot of reasons to finish that huge project you started, and they aren’t always the obvious ones.


One of the best things about doing your own projects is that it gets you moving, which in turn means that you’re exercising without even realising it. Whether you’re painting walls, stripping wallpaper, sanding floors, or upholstering chairs, working up a sweat on your DIY projects can only mean good things when it comes to burning calories. Who needs the gym when you have a wardrobe to build?!


Of course, there is also the added bonus that doing everything yourself means that you save money. By cutting out the middleman and doing the work yourself you will save valuable resources which you can put to better use elsewhere, such as your summer holidays or a new car.


Learning how to do a new project yourself also means you will be adding to your list of life skills. If tiling or laying carpet has always seemed like a super impossible task, learning how to do it can give you a much better perspective on your own abilities. By researching how to do certain things around the home, you will have a much better understanding of how to fix them if they go wrong.


As well as expanding your skillset, DIY projects can also help to keep your mind and brain working properly. By tackling difficult projects, you exercise your brain which in turn helps with problem-solving skills.


Completing difficult tasks is also a great way to help you feel happy and contented. There is a great sense of satisfaction when you have finished something that was particularly tricky all by yourself.


There you have it! There are plenty of reasons to get started on your own DIY projects this weekend.


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16th September 2019

5 Reasons Why you Need a Tempur Mattress

5 Reasons Why you Need a Tempur Mattress

A good night’s sleep can mean the difference between a good day and a bad day. Poor quality sleep can lead to a lack of concentration, bad moods, insomnia and back pains, which can all impact on our day to day lives. If you find that you are suffering with these problems, then perhaps it’s time to invest in a new sleep surface.
 

The best sleep requires the best bed, and it doesn’t get much better than Tempur mattresses. Here are 5 reasons why you should make your next mattress a Tempur one.
 

1. NASA technology
Tempur material is composed of s secret formula which was initially developed by NASA scientists to support astronauts during lift-off. This unique technology provides support where you need it, all night long. Tempur is the only mattress company in the world to be certified by the International Space Foundation!
 

2. Pressure absorbing
Tempur mattresses are perfect for taking the pressure off of the back and joints. Where traditional sprung mattresses fail to mould to the shape of the body, Tempur mattresses perfectly support the body at each point, relieving pressure and preventing unnecessary straining during the night.
 

3. Comfort
Tempur has a reputation within the mattress industry as being a benchmark of quality, and when you lie on one of their mattresses you will see why! The superior materials combine to create one of the most comfortable sleep surfaces you will ever experience.
 

4. Health benefits
The health benefits associated with good quality sleep include reduced risk of long-term illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and strokes. A good night’s sleep can also lead to improved mood, better concentration and renewed vitality.
 

5. Peace of mind
Tempur has been at the forefront of mattress technology for decades and has always successfully manufactured its own products in order to monitor quality. With a ten year guarantee of quality, you can rest easy knowing you are in safe hands with Tempur. 
 

If you’re looking for a Tempur mattress for your home, why not take a look at our online collection or 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 mattress for your needs.


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3rd September 2019

Why You Should Choose G Plan Furniture


Product in image: G Plan Malvern


One of the most exciting parts of redecorating a home is the chance to choose new furniture. Finding pieces that not only suit your interior style but also convey your own personality is all part of the fun of creating your perfect home. Ideally, your new furniture should be of a superior quality, well made and highly stylish. Which is where G Plan comes in.

G Plan has a long history of crafting and creating some of the best furniture in the UK. Since 1898, G Plan have forged a reputation for being a go-to brand for high quality, stylish pieces. Through their innovative use of advertising, the furniture makers became well-known for their leather armchairs, sleek mahogany sideboards and elegant dining tables which are all still highly coveted to this day.

G Plan furniture is not only stunning to look at, but it is also highly practical and guaranteed to last. The signature clean lines and bold aesthetic have served to carry the business through decades of styles, fashions and economic changes. Time and time again, people choose G Plan.

This is primarily because G Plan furniture is crafted in Britain using only the best, responsibly sourced material along with a ten-year guarantee.

But while the business is known for high quality and enduring style, there are other benefits of making G Plan your furniture of choice. Vintage G Plan pieces are ideal for adding character and history to any interior, while new pieces are the perfect way to showcase the charm and high standards that have come to define the brand over the past century. As technology and furniture making standards have developed, so has the expert knowledge and craftsmanship of G Plan.

Loved by generations, for generations, any piece of G Plan furniture is a worthy investment for your interior needs. Whether you’re looking to fill your home with heirloom pieces, or you simply want to invest in furniture that will stand the test of time, choosing G Plan will ensure that you make the right choice, every time.

If you’re looking for G Plan Furniture for your home, 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 G Plan furniture for your needs.


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28th August 2019

5 Ways to Create a Sleep Oasis in Your Bedroom

5 Ways to Create a Sleep Oasis in Your Bedroom

According to the NHS, nearly a third of the population is suffering from insomnia and sleep problems. Lack of sleep can contribute to all kinds of physical and mental health issues, such as heart disease, inability to concentrate, diabetes and depression.

So, how can you make sure that you are getting enough shut-eye? Turning your bedroom into a sleep oasis is a good place to start!

Check the thermostat 

Studies suggest that the optimum temperature for our sleep environments should be between 16-18°C. Any warmer than this and our bodies find it more difficult to relax and go to sleep. This is because our internal temperatures drop slightly when it’s time to go to sleep, so sleeping in a warm room prevents this from happening and makes it trickier to go to sleep.

Use a white noise machine 

If you find that you are regularly woken by noises in the night, it might be a good idea to invest in a white noise machine to drown out any sounds. When you regularly incorporate a white noise machine into your sleep routine, it can become a powerful reminder for your brain that it’s time to switch off and sleep.

Ban electronics 

Research shows that the blue light emitted from tablets, phones and laptops can play havoc with our natural circadian rhythms. The light can trick our bodies into thinking that it’s still time to be awake, so to avoid any impact on your natural sleep cycle, ban all electronics from the bedroom for at least 2 hours before you go to sleep.

 

Remove clutter 

You know the saying – cluttered room, cluttered mind! Create a sense of peaceful calm in your room by removing any unnecessary clutter and by making all efforts to keep it as tidy as possible. Put washing away as soon as it’s dry, take out any stacks of magazines and declutter your windowsills and shelf spaces. This will help to promote a calming effect in your bedroom which in turn will encourage your mind to relax.

Upgrade your bed 

If you haven’t invested in a new bed for a while, perhaps now is a good time to upgrade it and take your sleep to the next level! A new bed can work wonders on your ability to get a good night’s sleep and finding the right one for you couldn’t be easier. Just pop on into our showroom and we’ll find the perfect bed for the ultimate night’s sleep!

If you’re looking for a new bed for your home, 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 bed for your needs.


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22nd August 2019

4 Tips for Successful Sofa Shopping

4 Tips for Successful Sofa Shopping

Image: Stressless Windsor Sofa


When it comes to investing in one of the biggest pieces of furniture in the home, it pays to get it right first time! Buying a sofa is a big deal, not just because of its size, but also because it is where we spend most of our time relaxing, entertaining and sometimes sleeping! Of course, everyone has their own style preferences but there are also a few essential criteria that every sofa needs to fulfil to ensure that you get the best sofa for you.

So, how do you make sure your sofa shopping trip is successful?

Measure, measure, measure 

The biggest issue for any new piece of furniture is whether it is going to fit into the space you have for it. Measure your room and make a note of the dimensions that it can take. It’s also a very good idea to measure the doorway of the room it is going into, as well as your front door and the hallway. The sofa may well be able to sit nicely in the lounge, but if you can’t physically get it through the front door then you’re going to have problems!

Check the framework 

A good framework is key for a long-lasting, quality sofa. Look for sofas constructed from hardwood as they will last forever without warping on you. Sofas made from other materials may cost less but are also less likely to last as long. A good test for the quality of a sofa is to pick up one corner, if the other corner doesn’t come off the floor at the same time then the frame is probably twisting which means it is not as strong as a hardwood frame. 

Ask about the springs 

Springs aren’t always visible on a sofa, so ask the sales assistants a few questions about them to determine whether they are of good quality. You can also gauge the effectiveness of the springs by feeling them through the upholstery to work out how supportive they are and whether they are likely to lose their shape over time.

Test the cushions 

Comfortable cushions are a vital part of any sofa selection. They should be firm and able to quickly regain their shape after they have been sat on. Everyone has different preferences for softness when it comes to sinking into a sofa, but generally the firmer the cushions, the more supportive and long-lasting they will be.

If you’re looking for a new, high-quality sofa for your home, 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 sofa for your needs.


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