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Furniture Insurance – What Are You Covered For?

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Best Sofa Shapes for Snoozing

We're all partial to a little nap on the settee from time to time – one minute we're watching our favourite programme next minute we're waking up to the credits!

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Sofa Suppers: Summer Recipes for Easy Living

Published by Joanna Whitworth in sofa, snacks

                      Source: bbcgoodfood

1. Super healthy salmon burgers

Like a fish cake – but a little lighter and perfect for the warmer summer evenings. Ready in 20-30 minutes, it's a super-easy dish that's not only healthy but delicious, too! Find the recipe here.

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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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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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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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Pet Palaces & Pampered Pooches

Published by Joanna Whitworth in beds, furniture, pets, sofa

Just like family and friends, our pets are a very important part of our lives.  We nurture them from babies into loving and loyal companions, so it’s no surprise that many of us wish to spoil our furry friends as much as we can.

Pampered or not, every pet needs a comfortable place to sit and sleep, and so the market for personalised and extravagant beds pet has grown.  Think diamanté, designer fabrics and out the box designs…

 

The bright fuchsia fabric gives this doggy day bed a fun and feminine feel.  The bolster cushions with contrast piping add a touch of sophistication and comfort.

 

Bold lime green and aubergine colours create a real statement with this four-poster cat bed.  This design can be recreated by simply turning an old side table upside down and adding a piece of upholstered foam to the centre.  Turning the draw upside down means you can store any toys out of view.

 

Grey velvet and chevron pattern gives this pet sofa a modern and luxurious look. This simple style and classic shape of this piece of furniture means it won’t stick out next to most suites.  By using scatter cushions on the sofa in a matching fabric, you can really co-ordinate the whole look.

 

This fuzzy ‘cat bun’ is great fun and any cat is sure to enjoy sleeping the hours away in this warm and cosy design.  Felines love to snuggle and burrow so the cocoon shape of this bed makes it also great for play.

  

This upcycling project is a great way of reusing old suitcases.  However, if your DIY skills aren’t great we’d suggest not stacking the beds on top of each other!

When we think about how much time we spend carefully choosing wallpapers, fabrics and furniture for our homes, it’s understandable that many people also want their pets’ furniture to match their individual tastes.  Your pet may not notice that the pink piping on its bed matches the scatter cushions on your sofa, but if it’s comfortable that’s all that matters.

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Reasons why our customers choose Plumbs

We’ve gained a lot of experience over the 50 years we’ve been covering furniture, so it’s always great to hear when our customers are satisfied in the choice they made with Plumbs.  We thought we’d take a look at some of the reasons our customers have chosen us and the difference it has made to their homes..

 

It’s the perfect size and shape

Alison Wood, from West Yorkshire: “I was seriously looking to buy a new sofa and chair but looked the size and shape of my present sofa, so decided to have a look at the Plumbs website, and everything went from there! I called for a home visit and I was sold!”

 

It’s too high quality to get rid of

Sally Collingwood, from Bristol: “My 3 sofas are about 25 years old and really solidly built.  My children jumped about all over them and now 6 grandchildren, but still going strong.  Well worth recovering.”

 

It was easy to do from my home

Linden Selby, from London: “I loved the way I could choose at home and the professional service. I felt like my custom was important and mostly getting my furniture back on time and looking great.”

 

It’s a memory of my husband

Maureen Thwaites, from Mablethorpe: “I wanted to keep my suite as it’s so comfy.  I lost my lovely husband last November and I just couldn’t part with his chair.”

 

 A before and after shot of a sofa reupholstered in one of our Prestige fabrics (Riga - 102)

 

Whether they be sentimental, practical, or financial there are many reasons why our customers choose to have their beloved furniture recovered instead of buying new.  If you would like to discuss transforming your suite or any other of our products then call today for a free no obligation home consultancy visit.

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Accessorize this look for under £200

Sofa in Kew Gardens – White, Traditional loose cover make-up

When redecorating our homes sometimes it’s the finishing touches that make all the difference, so we thought we would show you how to create a similar look to one of our favourite designs all for under £200.

A colour palette of creams and whites creates a base for lilac and lavender hues.  We have used metallic accents to add an opulent feel to the look, and fresh flowers which co-ordinate with the Purple and White tones of our ‘Lola’ curtains.

The plush shimmering rug adds warmth as well as comfort, and the striped ‘Villa Mosa’ blinds and scatter cushions gives a modern edge to this chic style.

 

If you’re thinking of creating a new look then our expert Home Consultants can help you update your soft furnishings - all in the comfort of your own home.  If you would like a free quotation, then request a visit today, and we’ll hopefully inspire you to accessorise your brand new look.  

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Fancy relaxing on a Breeze Block Sofa?

Published by Joanna Whitworth in furniture, sofa

Just when you thought we’d seen everything possible in furniture design.  Artist Sarah Lucas has created a breeze block sofa to rival all minimalist design.  Although the three and two piece appear quite simple and sophisticated we can’t help wondering just how comfortable they would be!

The sofas have even been co-ordinated with a matching wall and table.

I think we’ll stick to good old soft fabrics and comfy foam and leave breeze blocks on the buildings sites!

 

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