By in Furniture Glossary, Living Room Furniture

Sofa or Couch? Lounge or Living Room? Is there a difference?

Sofa vs Couch vs Settee

The home used to be a linguistic minefield when entertaining guests. How you referred to your furniture, in addition to the rooms which they occupied, was used as an indicator of your social class background. This isn’t the case anymore, as the great class divide seems to have gotten a little foggy over the past few decades. Now the varied usage of

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By in Bedroom Furniture

The History of the Chaise Longue

The History of the Chaise Longue

What is a Chaise Longue?
The chaise longue (pronounced “shayz long”, the literal English translation from French for which is “long chair”) has in recent decades become more popularly known and pronounced as chaise lounge in English-speaking countries. A combination of “chair” in french (“chaise”) and the verb “lounge” in English, becoming “chaise lounge”. This is due to persistent mis-spelling

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By in Bedroom Furniture, Bedroom Ideas

Should I get an ottoman bed or a bed with drawers?

Ottoman Bed vs Storage Bed

Beds take up a lot of room. It’s most likely the largest item of furniture in your bedroom. Whether you’re struggling for space in your bedroom or simply want to declutter your room of the visible storage compartments, buying a bed with built-in storage is a great way to minimise the number of bulky storage furniture in your bedroom to

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By in Furniture Product News

Are Brits ready for tech homes and smart furniture?

Internet of Things

A little over a year ago, we wrote an article about the future of furniture and what we can realistically expect from the eventual marriage between home furniture and modern technology. Though still a fairly new concept, adopted only by those on the cutting edge with the money to spend on such super-modern luxuries, “smart furniture” and “smart appliances” (much

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By in DIY Tips

Planning on some DIY this Bank Holiday weekend?

Bank Holiday DIY and Home Improvement

Bank Holidays are notorious for home improvement projects, with the extra day off work giving Brits a hankering for some DIY adventure. In fact, one of the most popular Bank Holiday DIY jobs is painting.
But if you find yourself itching toward the paintbrush or toolbox this weekend, just remember…
That 10 minute YouTube video you watched of someone demonstrating

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By in Dining Room Furniture, Furniture Product News, Living Room Ideas

Ryder Drop Leaf Table in a Magazine!

We’re proud to share that one of our products has yet again been featured in a magazine, and not just any magazine – it’s one of our favourites too! Home Style magazine offers readers the best of homes, furnishings, cooking and shopping too…

In their April 2016 issue, they featured the best Drop leaf tables on the market and our

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By in Bedroom Ideas, Furniture Glossary

What is a Trundle Bed?

Trundle Bed Action

A trundle bed (or truckle bed) is a part of a guest bed. The trundle bed itself is usually considered to be the part of the guest bed which lies underneath the twin bed frame, sliding out from underneath (usually on casters or rollers). Some trundle beds stay low to the ground, at the same height at which they are pulled out

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By in Living Room Furniture, Living Room Ideas

How Much Space Should Be Between The Sofa & Coffee Table?

Distance between coffee table and sofa

“How much space should be between the sofa and coffee table?”
It seems like a silly question, right? But it’s one that seems to pop up a lot.
When spacing out your living room furniture, the natural thing to do is to just plop the coffee table down in the centre of your seating arrangement. Aesthetically, that’s usually where it looks

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