How To Decorate Your Home For Halloween

WARNING: There may be some scary pictures of Halloween decorations! As Halloween fast approaches, so does the Halloween party planning and decorating. Halloween is supposed to be cheesy, but how do you create the authentic haunted house look within your home and without all the glitter and glow-in-the-dark plastic bats? Does your version of a haunted house look like it was executed by a five year old? Neon Halloween-themed garlands haphazardly strewn around the room like confetti and dozens of goofy-grinned pumpkins covering every conceivable surface? Horrify your Halloween party guests this year with some truly terrifying Halloween decorations that will leave them anxiously looking over their shoulder even after they’ve left your party. These Halloween decorations may not be suitable for children or the … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week! – Sansa Glass Coffee Table

Your Weekly Furniture Fix Sansa Glass Coffee Table Welcome to our weekly blog; showcasing our best products. Every week we will be choosing one favourite over here in the Frances Hunt office & this week we take a look at the Sansa Glass Coffee Table. This week we’ve picked an old favourite here in the Frances Hunt office – it has style, class and all for under £90! Too good to be true? Meet the Sansa glass coffee table… Combining clear glass, walnut and a white high gloss finish; this coffee table is anything but ordinary. Throw in those chrome cylinders and you have a real showstopper on your hands. The sleek, clean lines provided by the clear glass top and high … Continue reading

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Choosing Furniture for a Small Bedsit or Studio Apartment

Shoebox Room by Martha W McQuade Bedsits and studio apartments (or flats) usually seem like a nightmare for furniture layout and decoration. The tiny living spaces, affectionately known as “shoebox apartments” often combine the kitchen, living room and bedroom all in one single room – with a private or shared bathroom outside of the room or elsewhere in the building. Studio apartments may also separate the bedroom for the living room and kitchen area, and usually has its own adjoining bathroom. Bedsits are usually associated with a lower-class lifestyle due to the affordability of the single room occupancy, and are popular with students, young people and those seeking temporary accommodation. But in recent years, they have become thought of less negatively … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week! – Garnham Black Faux Leather Sofa Bed

Your Weekly Furniture Fix Garnham Black Faux Leather Sofa Bed Welcome to our weekly blog; showcasing our best products. Every week we will be choosing one favourite over here in the Frances Hunt office & this week we take a look at the Garnham Black Faux Leather Sofa Bed. With the night’s drawing in and the time (whisper it – Christmas) for overnight guests getting ever closer, you may be looking for that perfect solution. A sofa bed could be just what you need – and one that’s under £120? Well, we’re just showing off now… The Garnham sofa bed has a durable black faux leather finish that will look great in any home – whether in a living room or in … Continue reading

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Top 10 Types of Chairs You Didn’t Even Know Existed

1) Zaisu The Zaisu is a very common seat in traditional Japanese houses, featuring a normal chair back but no legs. Traditionally the Japanese will sit in a kneeling position, with lower legs folded beneath taking their entire body weight. The use of a Zaisu with a cushion (or zabuton) allows more comfort for those not used to sitting in such a strict position. The Zaisu may also feature an armrest called a kyousoku. 2) Streit Slumber Chair The Streit Slumber Chair was manufactured in the late 19th century through to the 1950s. It was manufactured in a wide range of designs, but the Streit Slumber Chair always featured an upholstered seat with a racked back that allowed adjustment of … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week! – Sirocco Brown Herringbone Chair

Your Weekly Furniture Fix Sirocco Brown Herringbone Striped Fabric Dining Chair Welcome to our weekly blog; showcasing our best products. Every week we will be choosing one favourite over here in the Frances Hunt office & this week we take a look at the Sirocco Brown Herringbone Striped Fabric Dining Chair. It can be quite easy to plump for dining chairs that are simple, plain and overshadowed by the dining table itself. But with the market increasing and the choice of fabric and style getting ever larger – there’s now no excuse to let your dining chairs fade into obscurity. Let them shine! The Sirocco brown striped fabric dining chair boasts a rustic brown herringbone finish that has just enough colour to … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week! – Wiltshire Oak Bed Frame

Your Weekly Furniture Fix Wiltshire Oak Slatted Bed Frame Welcome to our weekly blog; showcasing our best products. Every week we will be choosing one favourite over here in the Frances Hunt office & this week we take a look at the Wiltshire Oak Slatted Bed Frame. Often we neglect oak furniture in this blog – for items that are more modern in style or relatively newer to the market – but not anymore. Oak is still as popular today as it has ever been; thanks to its reputation for being strong, sturdy and most importantly – reliable. The Wiltshire oak slatted bed frame has everything that you’d expect from a good quality oak bed… Built from a combination of the finest … Continue reading

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What Room Does An Ottoman Go In?

The Versatility of the Ottoman An ottoman (also known as a tuffet, hassock, footstool, pouf or pouffe) is defined as a “deeply upholstered seat of any shape, with or without a back” and, considering the name, unsurprisingly originates from the Ottoman Empire. The ottoman furniture piece was introduced to Europe in the late 19th century where it became a central domestic furniture often piled with cushions. Even then, the many uses of it ranged from as a foot stool, to a bedroom lounger, to a major seating component – sometimes with ottoman seating wrapping around the entire circumference of a room. The main appeal of them is that they provide comfortable, unobtrusive seating whilst also doubling as a useful storage compartment. … Continue reading

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Transform Your Bedroom into a Chic Boudoir

A woman’s bedroom space should embrace its femininity as a man-free area. It should be a self-indulgent space to get ready in style. But how does one go about decorating such a magical place of utmost sophistication and self-worship? Staying Beautiful Every woman needs somewhere in her boudoir to sit and do her make up, brush her hair or even just gaze upon her own gorgeous reflection! (Who needs an excuse, am I right?) A chic and stylish boudoir needs a chic and stylish dressing table. It needs to complement the rest of the boudoir furnishings. But a vanity dressing table isn’t just another item of furniture; it’s a symbol of a woman’s self-confidence and inner beauty just as much as … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week! – Hampstead White Dressing Table

Your Weekly Furniture Fix Hampstead White Dressing Table Welcome to our weekly blog; showcasing our best products. Every week we will be choosing one favourite over here in the Frances Hunt office & this week we take a look at the Hampstead White Dressing Table. This week’s pick is an old favourite in the Frances Hunt office and its popularity has never waned. Featuring simple, clean lines and a stunning white finish – the Hampstead white dressing table is the perfect choice for our Pick of the Week… The classic styling of this dressing table makes it the perfect piece to improve the feel of any bedroom interior. The white painted finish is soft and muted and will complement any interior colour … Continue reading

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