add light to dark rooms

Let there be light: how to brighten...

With summertime bringing us lighter evenings now's the perfect time to overhaul gloomy spaces in your home and add light to dark rooms. How? (You might ask). By banishing colours, fabrics and accessories that absorb light, and introducing those that reflect it instead! Lighter rooms are the PERFECT way to make those balmy summer nights even more enjoyable. So, follow our expert advice and inject more glorious light into your living spaces! 6 quick and easy tips to add light to dark rooms: 1. Mirror Mirror on the wall Mirrors don’t just reflect your appearance; they also bounce light back too. So, if your rooms aren't getting enough light throughout the day, adding a few mirrors can easily remedy that. Position your mirrors directly across from windows and other sources of natural and artificial light in your rooms. That way when the light does shine in, your mirrors will be...

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Christmas Guests Sofa Bed

Get ready for Christmas Guests

If the festive period is less about being jolly, and more about juggling bodies in your household, then you're not alone. Christmas might still be weeks away, but it's never too early to start thinking about where you're going to put everyone...which is precisely why we've compiled our expert advice to help you get ready for Christmas Guests. After all, if there's one thing our team Willow & Hall excel at, it's finding stylish and practical solutions to accommodating extra guests. So, before you resign yourself to drawing straws to determine who gets the "good bed", read on to discover how it's possible for everyone to sleep comfortably this Christmas. 1. Invest in a great quality sofa bed [caption id="attachment_8648" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Somerton Sofa Bed in Vintage Linen Vintage Grey[/caption] Not only is a sofa bed a fantastic space saver, but it transforms any room into a bedroom in an...

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Let autumn inspire your home’s colour palette

You may associate an autumnal colour palette with golden hues which reflect the changing of the leaves. Red berries, russet foliage and rich browns are often the first shades we think of when we picture an autumn scene. But, while warm, earthy tones are certainly hallmarks of some autumn days, not every day in September, October and November is golden, crisp and bright. Autumn colour The Foxham Love Seat Sofa or Sofa Bed shown in Brushed Cotton Pigeon from £832 or £1,062 In fact, some of the snuggest, cosiest days in autumn are overcast. These are the first days after summer when we crave a hearty bowl of soup and finally pull on that woolly jumper we’ve neglected since April. The days when we first feel a little chilly in the evenings and just want to stay cuddled up on the sofa. The days when you realise you’d rather go...

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Let the sunshine in: decorating in summer...

Maybe it's the lighter evenings and longer days or perhaps it's just the fact the temperature rises into the 20s, summer just has that feel good factor. People seem happier, the world seems brighter, and there's colour everywhere you twist and turn. From gorgeous green foliage and pretty floral hues, to azure blue skies, and ice-cream pastels. One thing's for sure, when the sun comes out to play, a spectrum of colour isn't far behind. So what better source of inspiration than summer to use as a colour scheme in your home? With the season packed full of colours guaranteed to raise a smile, a home decorated in summer shades is sure to bring about the same uplifting feel. So, with that in mind, here are Willow & Hall's picks for 6 summer colours to introduce in your living spaces if you need a seasonal pick me up. Yellow The...

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English Country style

How to decorate in English Country style

When people think of English Country style they imagine chocolate box cottages and huge country piles. But, just because your home doesn't resemble a country manor on the outside, doesn't mean it can't on the inside. In 2018 English Country style is considered an interiors trend in its own right. It isn't just making waves this side of the pond. All the way over in America, quintessential English interiors are fast becoming a staple theme in U.S homes thanks to the popularity of TV shows such as BBC America's Downton Abbey and Netflix's The Crown. So, if you love the look of Lady Mary's living room or fancy yourself sitting somewhere as pretty as the Queen's Balmoral Castle, the good news is achieving English Country style is easy! Follow these 5 tips and we guarantee you'll be enjoying a slice of English Country life in no time: 1. Mix old...

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Best of British: 5 places to source...

We may be famed for fish and chips, The Beatles and black cabs but Britain's influence on pop culture (and the world) doesn't stop at food, fashion and cars. We've also enjoyed a long design history in the UK too, especially when it comes to homewares made with quality, craftsmanship and heart. Truly the best of British! What's more, we're not just talking about our own British-made furniture (although of course we do design and handcraft every item here in the UK #justsaying). In fact, all across our fair isle is rife with amazing interior talent, making home grown products using time-honoured techniques and skill. We think this is something very special, and thus, worth celebrating. So if (like us) you also champion British design, here’s our Willow & Hall pick of 5 of the best places to source unique and British homewares. Made, sold and, above all, manufactured right...

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