6 statement furniture items guaranteed to turn...

You know that feeling you get when you flick through an interiors magazine and your heart flips? Well, that's the reaction we want guests to have when they enter your home. In fact, that's the way we want you to feel about your home. Forget pining over pictures on Pinterest and Instagram - wouldn't it be great if your own home looked like it had been styled by an interiors expert? Well, we're going to let you in on a little insider secret. The key to getting a great looking home is all in the furniture you choose. Honestly, it doesn't matter what size space you have to play with, or the age of your property - whether you're 4 storeys up in a purpose built block, or surrounded by acres of land on all sides. Creating statement interiors boils down to one thing: getting your furniture right. And, everything...

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Spring Interior Design Trends 2018

Spring is in the air, and for once, that’s not just a figure of speech. The temperatures are rising, and we’ve finally emerged from what feels like one of the longest winters we’ve experienced for quite some time into the sunlight of spring. With so much colour and texture to look forward to, now is the perfect time to start searching for those interior essentials to freshen up your home. But what are the key colours, textures and trends you need to look out for this spring?  We’ve put together this definitive guide to 2018 spring interior design trends. Ice Cream Colours While it might not be ice cream season quite yet, when it comes to your home, gelatos are definitely in. Traditional colours like pistachio greens, bubble gum blues and strawberry pinks are going to be very popular this year. The key to getting the most out of these...

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10 ways to simplify your life this...

There's a new hash tag doing the rounds on Twitter and it's the buzzword of spring 2018: self care. A quick search for #selfcare on social media produces hundreds of hits, all reminding us why it's so important to look after number 1. That's you by the way. It's something most of us are guilty of neglecting. And, at the forefront is the need to simplify your life. So, where better to start than the place you spend every evening and weekend? The place you wake up every morning, and put your feet up every night? We're talking of course about your home. With spring bringing us lighter evenings and essentially more hours in the day, there's no better time to give your life that long overdue simplicity it needs. And, the best news? It's so easy to do with little or no effort. Just follow these 10 ways to...

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5 fun DIY crafts to try out...

At Willow & Hall we love making things by hand. After all, you only have to look at our handcrafted British furniture to appreciate that. But we're not alone in our love of crafts. All over the Internet and social media, a community of crafters are busy creating tutorials that demonstrate just how easy it is to put your mind, and fingers, to good use - creating handmade home touches with just a small array of materials. So, being the pioneers of handcrafting that we are, we've pulled together a few fun and simple crafts for you to try your hand at. Not only does each one come with just a few short instructions to follow, but they all result in a beautiful new item for your living spaces too. So, without further ado, here's our crafty top 5. Get green fingers with a homemade terrarium Cacti and succulents are...

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Win an Easter egg biscuit tin from...

We’re looking forward to the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend, so for a bit of fun we’ve hidden a Willow & Hall Easter egg somewhere on our website. Find it and enter our competition to win a tin of delicious Easter biscuits from Biscuiteers. So, if you want to sink your teeth into these delicious decorated biscuits, get your thinking cap on! We've hidden an egg (for safekeeping of course) somewhere on our website. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to track it down in its secret location. Here's what you should be looking out for... We've hidden the clues to its location within this riddle and here's a hint…the answer is one of our British handmade furniture items.   Riddle: For the first part of my name here is your clue I'm perfect as a topping, or a comfy pew for two. The...

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Easter Bank Holiday Activities for the Family

Planning on having guests to stay over the Easter bank holiday? Well, it’s important to have a couple of rabbits to pull out of the hat (so to speak) to keep your guests amused for the long weekend. So, we’ve put together a handy activities pack full of plenty of ideas, from delicious recipes to fun filled games, all designed to keep your family and friends entertained over the Easter period. Easter Lunch Recipes Having the entire family gathered around the dinner table is one of the best things about Easter – second to all of the chocolate of course. Here are a few delicious recipes that we hope will appeal to the whole family. Easter Lamb Roast Nothing says Easter like a delicious roast. Jamie Oliver’s Easter lamb recipe is testament to this with its bursting flavours of mint and garlic. This recipe says to serve the lamb on...

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