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21st January 2020

What’s on in Weston-super-Mare this Spring?

What’s on in Weston-super-Mare this Spring?

With Christmas well and truly behind us, now is a great time to start looking ahead and planning your calendar for spring. Weston-super-Mare has plenty of exciting events to choose from, so grab your diary and make a date with your favourite seaside town this spring!



In Cider Festival 
There’s nothing better than a mug of spiced cider to warm you up in the colder months, so if you fancy a tipple (or two!) head on down to the 3-day cider festival at Sand Bay Holiday Village. In Cider is a great way to bridge the gap between the winter festivities and summer festivals, with plenty of entertainment and a super friendly crowd over the course of January 31st – February 2nd. More details can be found on the In Cider Festival Facebook page.



Eat Vegan
Eat:Vegan is a free all-day food and drink festival offering all kinds of delicious vegan fare. With plenty of locally sourced treats for your delectation, the festival also has a cookery school, masterclasses and exciting demos for you to watch. Held inside the Winter Gardens Pavilions between 10 am-2 pm on Sunday 2nd February. More details can be found on the Eat Vegan Facebook page.



Lego Day! 
If you’ve ever wondered what an enormous pile of Lego would look like, then this is the event for you! Join the team from Gincandescence for an hour of building anything your imagination can think of on this super exciting family fun day. Make sure you book in advance as tickets will be limited! Lego Day will be held at Weston Museum on 15th February. More details can be found on the Lego Day! Facebook page.

 

The Amazing Bubble Man 

If it’s pure wonderment you’re after, then it doesn’t get much better than The Amazing Bubble Man. Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences all over the world for more than 30 years with the magic of bubble art. From rocket bubbles and flying saucer bubbles to tornado bubbles and square bubbles, this show is one you won’t want to miss! Catch the Amazing Bubble Man on 18th February at 2 pm.  



Weston-super-Mare Literary Festival
Back for its third year, the Literary Festival will take place from 29th February to 6th March. With scriptwriting workshops and talks from published authors, this event is set to be every bit as successful as the last two. More details can be found on the Weston-super-Mare Literary Festival Facebook page.



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.



Article photo from Winter Gardens Pavilion, Weston-super-Mare Facebook page.


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14th January 2020

Top Tips for Clearing the Decks in January

Top Tips for Clearing the Decks in January

The post-Christmas tidy-up often involves as much work as a proper spring clean, which means it’s not the most exciting of jobs to look forward to! But by breaking the job down into easy, manageable tasks you can have your house back in order in no time at all.

 

Start with the decorations 
First things first – if you haven’t already done it, take the tree down and pack the decorations away carefully. It is often tempting to throw everything into a box and forget about it until next year, but you won’t thank yourself for that when you have to spend 4 hours detangling baubles and fairy lights in a few months’ time. Take your time and pack everything up neatly in its own box. 


Head to the guest room 
The chances are that you will have had a relative or two to stay over the Christmas period, so the next job is to strip the beds and wash any used towels. Hoover the room, give it a quick dust and when the bedding is clean, put the sheets back on again. 


Deal with the lounge 
Sure, you may be doing a deep spring clean in a month or two, but why not make that job a bit easier by cleaning under the sofa and behind the bookcase now? There’s likely to be bits of tinsel, melted chocolates and waylaid toys lurking underneath and behind furniture, so get the hoover out and move everything into the middle of the room so that you can get behind it.


Deep clean the kitchen 
The kitchen will have taken quite a beating over the festive period, so now is a great time to give it some attention. Wash the cupboard doors, clean out the oven, remove out of date food from the fridge and clean the inside, sort out pans and put anything that you don’t use regularly into storage.

 

Your home will be sparkling in no time! 


If you’re looking for a new dining table or sofa for your home, 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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6th January 2020

Interior Design Trends for 2020

Interior Design Trends for 2020

Image: G Plan Henley

Welcome to the roaring ’20s! The start of a new year is always filled with promise and possibility, and that is particularly true when it comes to the world of interior design. Whether you’re planning on doing up a room or giving the whole house an overhaul, taking inspiration from the year’s hottest trends is a great way to get the ball rolling on your schemes. So, what are the biggest predicted trends for 2020?

 

Sticking with the neutrals 
Neutral colour schemes have been super popular for a few years now, and they don’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon. The great thing about working with neutrals is that you can add as much colour and pattern as you like without worrying that it’s clashing. Try out a monochrome scheme with pops of bold colours or layer up neutrals on top of each other and add subtle swathes of pastels for interest.

 

Go bold with femininity 
Femininity is key for 2020, with subtle tones such as taupe, coral and coffee making a big splash. Florals are also making a huge comeback this year, expect to see oversized patterns on walls and fabrics and smaller florals on upholstery and accessories.

 

It’s time to shine 
We’ve seen copper making waves in interior design for a couple of years now, but for 2020 every kind of metal you can think of is going to be on-trend. Brass, gold, silver, tin – all of the metals are now trending. Think outside the box when using them in the home, incorporate them as splashbacks in the kitchen or panelling in the bathroom. You can even use them as accents for accessories in the lounge, such as cushions on the sofa or candleholders on the dining table.

 

Texture goes sumptuous 
Texture is always a big trend in interior design, but in 2020 you can expect to see a lot of sumptuous, luxurious textures such as velvet and silk. Furniture and décor will take their influences from the original roaring ’20s, with Art Deco styles making a huge comeback as we head into the new decade.

 

If you’re looking for a new dining table or sofa for your home, 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. Furthermore, get an extra 10% off our Winter Sale prices until January 9th!



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12th December 2019

Top Tips for Getting Your Kids to Sleep on Christmas Eve

Top Tips for Getting Your Kids to Sleep on Christmas Eve

The tree is up, the lights are twinkling and the anticipation of a visit from Santa is in the air! As Christmas Day fast approaches, it is no wonder that many parents struggle to get their children to go to sleep at their usual bedtimes. This can be even more difficult on Christmas Eve when the excitement can send some children into overdrive! But luckily enough there are some tips to help you get your little munchkins to sleep so that you can put the presents under the tree!

Avoid sugar 

There is some evidence to suggest that sugar doesn’t actually make children hyper – but we think that most parents will disagree with this! Though it can be tempting to let them overindulge during the holiday season, it will only mean difficulties later on in the evening, so try to limit the number of sweets and sugary treats they have during the day.

Stick to the routine 

Staying up late is one of those extra special treats that come with the holidays season, but this will only turn into a nightmare before Christmas if you’re not careful! Try to stick to the usual bedtime routine as much as you can, especially on Christmas Eve. This will help to keep their circadian rhythms in check.

Let them run it off 

Although the weather might be horrendous outside, it’s super important to let children get as much exercise as possible during the day so that they can sleep at night. Bundle up in warm, waterproof clothes and head to the park to get some fresh air before heading to bed!

Make bedtime fun 

If your children are excited about going to bed it will make the process a lot easier! If you find it tricky to get them to go to sleep at the best of times, perhaps it’s time to upgrade their bed to get them excited about the bedtime process.

Get Santa involved 

If all else fails and your children are still young enough, let them know that Santa only visits children who are sleeping! Even the most excited children won’t be able to argue with that one!

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



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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!

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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.

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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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