Top Ways to Accessorise Your Home

Accessorise the Right Way To accessorise is to bring a room to life - no longer is it just a space with furniture, it can now be so much more. It is style, it is personal, it is yours. With our tips below you can make sure your room is beautifully styled with accessories that complement the room perfectly. #1 - Picture frames Go into anybody's living room and you'll find the same thing - photos. Families, children, pets; they are displayed on any available surface and wall. But the picture frames are just as important as the photos themselves.If you have a lot of wood in your room, try to match the colour of the picture frames to tie them in. Otherwise they can look a bit odd and out of place. You can also try...

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Dine in Luxury with our New Upholstered Chairs

The Best in Comfort and Style The dining room is a gathering place for a family. Bleary-eyed breakfasts in the mornings before heading out to work or school. Reconvening in the evening to share the day's events and troubles over a hot meal. This really is where people come together, so why should it be any less important, stylish or comfortable than any other part of your home? Beat Boring Our new Upholstered Dining Chairs are not your run-of-the-mill pieces. These are beautifully constructed and well designed items that are both visually stunning and delightfully comfortable. Even better than that, though, is that you can select any fabric and any colour from the accompanying swatch on any design of chair for one price. Four models are available: Atticus, Bronte, Darcy and Heathcliffe....

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Treat Yours-Elf for Christmas!

Get Christmas Dinner Ready with Wood Bros I know, I'm sorry! It's far too early to be thinking about Christmas, isn't it? Well, actually it isn't. Christmas stock is starting to appear in the shops, pubs are taking Christmas Dinner bookings, and my ukulele group are getting their Christmas music out to practice! There's no time like the present to get your orders in for delivery before Christmas. Read on to find out more.I'm sure every family has the same drill for Christmas dinner - too many people cramped around a far-too-small table eating far too much food and drinking far too much Buck's Fizz. I wouldn't for a second suggest eating any less, nor would I dare to say do away with the Buck's Fizz. But I can help with the much-too-small table situation. Comfortable...

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How to Make a Room Plan

Plan without the Pain! You won't keep the same furniture forever -that's a fact. Your sofa might have been bounced on by the kids one time too many. The dining chairs are creaking and wobbly. The Mother-in-law doesn't like it. Sooner or later, something will have to change. You need a plan.The room plan is arguably one of the trickiest parts of the new furniture journey - you need to figure out colours, sizes, what pieces you want, where to put them; it seems endless. Follow our tips below and your plan should go better than, well... planned. #1. Measure twice You know the saying "Measure twice, cut once?" There is a lot of logic to that. And although it might sound stupidly simple, measuring is so important. If you get the dimensions for your room wrong,...

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Furniture Care Top Tips

Lasting longer Furniture isn't just a purchase - it's an investment. It is a considered purchase that is meant to be used for quite some time. We don't buy into the throwaway economy - our furniture is built to last, and with the help of our top tips you can make sure your furniture stays in great condition. We've even made you a free Furniture Care guide that you can download at the bottom of this post! #1 - Keep out of direct sunlight The sun can bleach wood and can also fade fabrics. Try to position furniture away from direct sunlight to avoid this from happening so quickly. #2 - Wipe up spills quickly Tips We know accidents happen! If you spill something on your wood furniture, wipe it up immediately to avoid the liquid soaking in or...

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How to Create a Mood Board

Elly visits Morris & Co We like to maintain close relationships with our suppliers, as we believe it can help pass the best experience on to our customers. It means that we are knowledgeable on where and how our fabrics are produced which helps you to make a more informed decision. With this in mind, Elly our fabric buyer, went on a trip to Style Library HQ for the Morris Takeover Week.After a fascinating walk through the Morris archives dating back to the 1860s, freelance stylist and designer Sara Bird spoke to her about creating an interior design mood board. This is an essential tool in communicating a visual idea to a customer or client. Constructing a mood board To create a mood board that is effective and functional, make sure that it covers these points:Customer...

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Luxurious 100% Wool Lampshades

Sumptuous Wools Abraham Moon and Harris Tweed are creators of beautiful high quality wools. Both made in the UK, these names have been around for some time and really know their trade. Our collaboration with both of these companies has proved incredibly popular, and so we wish to extend our offering even further.If you're trying to tie a room together, it can be hard to find decor to match your furniture, or vice-versa. However, we can make it just a bit easier for you with our Moon and Harris Tweed lampshades. Lighten Up These handmade lampshades are lovingly crafted to order right here at our factory in Ware, Hertfordshire. The large selection of wools on offer mean that there is something for everybody, whether you are looking for a classic country lampshade or a neutral lampshades to...

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Trust in Quality – Moon and National Trust

The National Trust Collection, made by Abraham Moon We have been offering Abraham Moon's beautiful wools for some time now and they have proven themselves to be very popular. But now some new colours and patterns have been made available through a collaboration with the National Trust. The new swatch takes its inspiration from National Trust properties, which makes a wonderfully unique British collection.These stunning swatch additions can be used on our upholstery designs and dining chairs to add a splash of colour with a great story behind it! Take a look at our full upholstery range to find a design for you, and as always you can order up to 5 free fabric samples here. Inspired by History Take a look at the pictures below; it is easy to see the connection between property and pattern....

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Meet our Latest Addition – The Lichfield Dining

We're extending the Old Charm Collection with our Lichfield Dining Group We have released some new products recently which are proving rather popular! The Lichfield Dining Group - the Extending Dining Table and Dining Chair, making the perfect addition to your dining room.The Lichfield Extending Round Dining Table (OC3214) is one of our smallest, ideal for people who prefer a compact design that’s perfect for entertaining.   The table extends with one leaf which is housed within the table, measuring 150 cm when fully extended - enough room to seat 6 people. When closed it measures 110 cm and comfortably seats 4 people.The Dining Chair features tapered legs, and has upholstered seat and back pads. With antiqued brass studding around the edges for subtle accentuation, the OC3214 Dining Chair is both comfortable...

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Young Enterprise

Young Enterprise is a national business contest that aims to develop the skills and competencies of young people so they can move into the world of work with success. Each team has a volunteer Business Advisor and a teacher from their school to guide them.Overall, the programme aims to encourage problem solving, communication, teamwork, resilience, confidence, initiative, organisation and creativity.We enjoy supporting local young people, and so when one of the teams approached us we were happy to help. Young Entrepreneurs Each team forms a student company where one pupil is a CEO, and other positions such as Designer, Finance Director or Human Resources Director are assigned. These companies are then registered on the Young Enterprise platform.Our local team was Stand Up from Presdales Girls School, whose concept was a device holder. Simple in design, these...

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