Staycations Made Spectacular With Host Unusual

January is here and so are the holiday blues. With cold, dreary weather and seemingly endless dark nights, it’s no wonder that the first month of the year is one of the most popular for holiday bookings. What’s more, an increasing number of Brits are realising that you don’t have to go abroad to experience luxury. In July 2019, temperatures hit a sizzling 38.7 degrees and the UK was hotter than Spain more than once across the year. With a glorious summer to look forward to, staycations are becoming more and more popular every year. For those looking for a luxury, stylish holiday without the hefty price tag, Host Unusual have a wealth of amazing properties to choose from, with locations up and down the country. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite Host Unusual properties with interiors to die for. The Stonehouses, Ullapool, Scotland Perfect for:...

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Love Seat Special Offer For Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching there’s no better time to invest in a love seat. To celebrate, we're offering a free 3 month subscription for beautiful bouquets from Bloom & Wild when you purchase a love seat or love seat sofa bed on 14th February. To redeem your Bloom & Wild flower subscription use code LOVESEAT at checkout by midnight 14th February.* Love seats have remained a home favourite for many years, but these small sofas have a more historical origin than you might first expect...   [caption id="attachment_8949" align="aligncenter" width="767"] The Gastard love seat sofa or sofa bed shown in Stain Resistant Broad Weave Linen Cupid, from £1,015 and £1,355[/caption]   Despite their amorous name, love seats were originally used by Victorian women as a place to perch and smooth out their large dresses. Not quite an armchair, not quite a sofa, the love seat provided the perfect solution...

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Button-back designs

Classic furniture design can make a statement piece in both a modern or traditional home. Dating back to the Victorian era, the Chesterfield is an example of a traditional design which has been popular for centuries. One of the main features of this style is the deep button-back detailing. We've put together a list of button-back designs that can bring a contemporary twist to this classic design to your home. The Bulford design The Bulford sofa or sofa bed, from £1,805 or £2,125 We believe The Bulford is the definition of a grand design and will add a vintage vibe to any room. With its deep-diamond quilting and buttoning that covers its back and scrolled arms, this impressive sofa won’t disappoint. Due to its imposing size, this piece looks stunning in larger spaces. The Foxcote design The Foxcote sofa or sofa bed, from £1,235 or £1,555 Combining button-back detailing with...

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Four Ways To Wrap A Christmas Present

As the big day draws nearer, it’s now time to start wrapping Christmas gifts. We’re here to show you how to wrap a gift step by step in four of our favourite (and most Instagram-able) ways.   The Chicklade sofa, from £1,195 Did you know? ...most wrapping paper is non-recyclable? Any gift paper with foil, glitter or even a bit of sticky tape left on can not be recycled. We’ve chosen to use brown recyclable wrapping paper for our presents. Alongside it being more environmentally friendly, it gives the final wrapped gift a rustic feel and is more of a blank canvas, leaving more space for the decorations to stand out. Step 1. Wrap a piece of ribbon around the left edge Once you’ve wrapped your present in brown craft paper, add a piece of ribbon to the left edge. A wider piece of ribbon works better for this, ours...

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Top tips to choose your Christmas tree

The annual search to choose your Christmas tree can sometimes feel as though you’re Hansel and Gretel using breadcrumbs to find your way through a dense forest. To guide you towards your perfect tree, here’s a sturdy path of tips and tricks:   1. Get out your measuring tape Before you set off to the shops, measure the ceiling height of the room you’ve decided to display your tree in. Take into account that the tree will be on a stand and that the Christmas star will need its own space on top too. You may also want to measure the width of the space available, so that branches don’t overspill onto someone’s lap whilst they enjoy a warm mince pie on the sofa. Note down the diameter of your stand to ensure that you don’t choose a tree with a trunk that’s too thick.   2. Do your homework...

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Luxury sofa beds for Christmas guests

As Christmas draws closer and closer, we know the pressure is mounting to ensure you have a comfy and inviting place for family to stay. When it comes to housing guests this holiday season, our collection of quality sofa beds can offer a solution to take the stress out of Christmas day. Storage sofa beds For spaces where storage is an issue The Bermerton chaise storage sofa bed is big enough to seat the family. It also comes with the added bonus of a handy storage area to hide away extra pillows and blankets when not in use. The Bermerton chaise storage sofa bed £2,205 Removable covers For those with a young family, The Gifford corner sofa bed may be the one for you. Not only is there space for everyone to curl up together, it also comes with loose covers which can be completely removed and easily washed. The...

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