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Furniture Trends 2015

As the new year is well and truly off to a refreshingly chilly start and the long month of January draws to a close you may be thinking of a spot of early Spring cleaning, or simply a tweak and restyle of your home. We’ve scanned the web for some interior design jewels of inspiration as well some practical design tips and hints.

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Create your ideal Christmas.

Do you ever dream of your perfect Christmas mirroring scenes from your favourite movies? Picture a log fire crackling cosily next to a fluffy rug and a never ending Christmas tree next to a huge heap of presents. A family party with lots of jollity and absolutely no arguments. Sound like a bit too good to be true? We’ve explored the web for the best Christmas movie moments, to give you inspiration to enjoy your ideal Christmas.

Top tip number 1:
As in ‘Elf’, Christmas shopping tantrums are perfectly normal and allowed on Christmas eve. Just let it all out.

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Headboard Ideas.

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Cool Headboards

Add some inspiration to your bedroom this Christmas with a brand new headboard. If you feel your bedroom could do with a new look, you don’t have to spend a fortune, you can simply refresh the atmosphere with the addition of a different headboard to accompany your divan; the ideal solution to really make sure you spend your budget wisely.

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Christmas has been a special time of celebration for generations with many traditions surviving huge societal changes. In our first seasonal blog post, we turn our attention to the past. We’ve scoured historical archives across the world to bring together some tops tips to help you and your family reconnect with the festive spirit of yesteryear. The tips range from Christmas decorating inspiration to gift ideas, from music selections to practical advice.

Under no circumstances listen to anyone that tells you that Christmas hats are not a good idea…

Christmas Hats Vintage Photograph

Westmead Boys Home Christmas party -1948, by Sam Hood via State Library of New South Wales

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 Shoe Storage Solutions

Shoe storage may not seem like the most glamorous furniture addition you can think of but by investing in optimal shoe storage you can ensure the right parts of your home are left to shine. Whatever sort of home you live in, it can be tricky to work out how to store shoes, whether you have tonnes of space or are in danger of being crushed under a shoe avalanche.

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We were delighted to rediscover this collection of amazing paintings. All of these colourful delights were entries for our Picasso drawing competition that we ran a while back.

We asked children to get creative and draw their bedrooms and favourite items of furniture from our site. The response was overwhelming and the drawings and paintings so adorable that we just couldn’t resist putting them together in a gallery. Young Pablos in the making we think you’ll agree…

Dream Bedroom - Maria, 5 years-old

painting kids bedroom

Maria, age 5.


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Furniture hacks

If you’ve just downsized or are already living in a small house or flat, you may be struggling for space. An effective solution is of course simply to get rid of a lot of clutter you just don’t need, though of course this won’t solve the issue overall. You need things, it’s that straightforward.

We’ve scoured Oak Furniture Solutions as well as the web to find the best space-saving hacks to solve your storage problems.

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Furniture for A Holiday Home

When considering how to furnish your holiday home, it’s important not to lose sight of how often and by whom it will be used by. There’s no need to have a huge budget, but don’t scrimp either; this may not be your first home but it still needs to feel like a cosy and welcoming environment.

Whether your holiday home will be a rental place, or a home for your family and friends or simply a retreat for you to escape to, you need to ensure the furniture you choose is robust and of course good value.

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