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Should I Attempt Reupholstery Myself?

Before you consider reupholstering furniture yourself however, there are a few things you need to know about.

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What are the Latest Furnishing Fabric Trends?

Every new season comes with new interior design trends and must-have pieces we can’t wait to get hold of. But which trends are here to stay and which will fade quicker than a bright green curtain facing the sun?

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How Long Does it Take to Get a Sofa Reupholstered?

Reupholstery is a relatively speedy service, with the whole process taking around 8-10 weeks from start to finish. The time your sofa’s out of the house is typically just 2-3 weeks.

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What’s the Best Way to Clean My Sofa?

Sofas can get messy really easily – luckily cleaning your sofa is relatively straightforward. All you need is the correct tools and the right method!

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Mix and Match – How to Coordinate Your Furniture Coverings

Published by Emma Day in Design Tips

When it’s time to give your home a new lease of life, the fabric of your furnishings can make a massive difference to the overall look and feel of each room. Using the same fabric on each piece of furniture is fine if you want to play it safe, but coordinating different colours and patterns can have a lot more impact. If you’re ready to experiment but not sure where to begin, here are a few tips …

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Can I Wash My Sofa Covers?

Published by Joanna Whitworth in sofa covers

Tempted to skip the dry cleaners and do the job yourself? Unsure whether you’re able to wash your sofa covers or not? Here’s what you can do if your sofa covers are in need of a little TLC…

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Updating Well-Loved Sofas – The Best Makeovers

When well used furniture starts to look a little worn out, the temptation can be to throw it away and buy brand new.

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Timing Your Redecorating Project: When to Get Your Furniture Recovered

Furniture looking a little sad? It’s probably time for a revamp, so here’s what you can do…

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How Can I Protect My Sofa?

You’ve most likely invested a significant amount of money in your home’s furniture, so looking after it and making sure it doesn’t run to ruin is important.

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6 Stylish Sofa Throws

Published by Emma Day in inspiration, sofa, Style, throw

Most of us could while away entire evenings on the sofa… whether it’s to eat dinner, enjoy a glass of wine, catch up with friends or watch our favourite TV show. So, that being said, our sofas need to be extra comfy! Here are six sofa throws that’ll not only keep you cosy, but add a splash of style to your home, too!

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Inspiring Interior Styles for Your Summer Home

Published by Emma Day in inspiration, Style, Summer

Furnishing your summer home is an opportunity for you to get really creative. Whether your summer home is just for the use of you and your family, or you plan to rent it out to paying guests, you want it to be somewhere relaxing, comfortable and unique – a place you’ll never want to leave! So let your imagination run riot in your summer home with our interior inspiration…

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How to make your own Table Place Mats

Published by Joanna Whitworth in How-to

Table mats are an everyday and practical item, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use your own creativity to make your own.

We’ve put together this simple guide below that will hopefully inspire you to create your own. You may even find you’d like to add your finishing touches to your placemats such as contrasting stitching. 

Follow the simple steps in this video to create your very own place mats...

 

What you’ll need

  • Fabric (we’ve used a slightly thicker upholstery weight fabric for this)
  • Cardboard template cut to size (we used an A4 piece of card)
  • Pen/chalk/pencil
  • Scissors

Step by Step

  1. Use your template to draw out a rectangular shape onto the fabric – if using a patterned fabric make sure to consider where you’d like the pattern to sit on the mat.
  2. Cut out the rectangle
  3. Using a lock stich - stich around all 4 sides and then trim any loose ends.
  4. Finally fold over the edges and hem using a flat stich.  This will create a neater finish. 

There you have it! Let us know if you decide to make these table mats in the comment section below..  

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10 Things to Do When Closing Up Your Home for the Holidays

Published by Emma Day in Homes, Tips

Whether you’re about to leave your home for a week or two to jet off somewhere or you’re locking up your summer home and heading back to reality, there are a few things to bear in mind to look after its safety and maintenance.

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