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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Velvet sofas

Velvets are one of the biggest trends in upholstery. As the nights get longer and colder, the trend for velvet is driven by sought-after attributes like its warmth. But how do velvet sofas really fare in a busy home environment? From super soft matt velvets to more hard-wearing stain resistant velvets, our carefully curated fabric collections can offer the solution to the family vs style conundrum. The Wishford sofa in House Velvet Petal, from £1,125 To inject some vintage style into your furniture, try our Stain Resistant Vintage Velvet fabrics. These have rich, romantic shades with a ‘lived-in and loved’ feel. For an even more luxurious touch, our Mohair Velvet fabrics are super-soft with earthy tones. The Ashwell chaise storage sofa or sofa bed in Mohair Velvet Fiord, from £2,790 or £3,070 For a soft, modern aesthetic, a House Velvet in a lighter shade like Fossil complements Art Deco or...

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Blue, beige & Yellow: How To Decorate In Beach Colours

Just Beachy: how to decorate in sun,...

Decorating in sun, sea and sand colours (of beige, blue and yellow) helps to inject that same feeling of being on holiday, into your home. There's nothing quite like being by the seaside and for many Brits a house sea adjacent is top of their "one day" wish list. But, if living by the beach is out of the question, why not bring the beach to you instead? So if you want life to be a beach year-round, beige, blue and yellow interiors are the way forward. Here's how to pull off beach chic in your home:  Choose the right blue There are an abundance of blue hues to choose from so getting the right shade of blue is priority one when decorating in beach colours. You want to capture the feel on a blue-sky day. So avoid anything dark or cool, such as cobalt, midnight blue or navy. Stick...

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Staycation Style: hotel inspired updates to try...

When it comes to finding the perfect hotel a picture says a thousand words. And most of us will plump for a room that aligns with our own ideas about interior design. Even sacrificing a prime location for the sake of style. And who can blame us? With the average UK worker accruing just 3-4 weeks holiday per year, our hotel dwelling days are truly numbered. So the pressure's on to get the choice right. Plus, those Instagram feeds need to be filled. And nothing is more satisfying then posting a picture of a beautiful hotel with the caption "my home for the next seven days…" But, what if you didn't have to wait until holiday to have a bedroom that's the envy of everyone? Hotel style is about taking the ordinary and amplifying it. As well as bringing in little luxuries that make life more magical. Here's 5 easy...

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Clever colour pairings to brighten up a...

We believe in investing in quality pieces of furniture that can stand the test of time. So opting for a neutral colour sofa makes perfect sense. After all, neutral tones never date, age or go out of style. And it seems many modern UK homeowners agree, as our grey toned fabrics, as well as some of our softer blues and greens are some of our most frequently ordered styles. But, neutral furniture doesn't have to blend into the background. In fact, sofas in subdued shades are the perfect blank canvas to inject your own personal style stamp. "Punches of colour keep a room feeling youthful and engaging" - Christina Murphy, Interior Designer So stop thinking of neutral as boring, and start seeing the endless possibilities that exist when you plump for furniture in subtler shades!  With these 3 colour combinations, perfect for brightening up a neutrally upholstered sofa. Blue & Gold...

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