Pros and Cons of Glass Furniture

It can sometimes feel like an irresistible choice when confronted with a gorgeous glass dining table or coffee table. But until you weigh up the pros and cons of glass furniture, how do you know if that gorgeous glass table is really for you and your home or not? The important thing to remember is there are three different types of glass used for furniture. The glass can either just be regular glass (quite fragile, not recommended for heavy usage), annealed or tempered (the most durable of the three). Pros of Glass Furniture There are many visual benefits of glass furniture. Glass furniture often oozes a high level of elegance and sophistication – and looks great in modern and contemporary … Continue reading

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How We Sleep: International Sleep Statistics

Since this month is officially National Bed Month 2015, we thought it would be appropriate to share some bedroom-related statistics…. The National Sleep Foundation International Bedroom Poll, though it was carried out in 2013, was the first to explore the differences in sleep and bedroom behaviour among six different countries across the world. It might be a rather “old” poll by today’s standards of constant information, but I think it’s pretty safe to say that sleep habits haven’t changed an awful lot in the past couple of years. The six countries examined were: United States Canada Mexico United Kingdom Germany Japan Sleep Habits Average Hours of Sleep Unsurprisingly, it seems that all the countries slept an average of 45 minutes … Continue reading

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The Future of Furniture… Realistically.

Is combining furniture with modern technology the next logical step in home design? Of course, there are many people who will completely disagree with this and I’m sure there will be many “analogue” alternatives to tech furniture for centuries to come. Maybe they will eventually be seen as being vintage in style, who knows. But as generations grow older, those who were born into the world of modern technology will be more willing to embrace it as it begins to consume every aspect of their day-to-day life. Bedroom of the Future – designed by the Sleep Council Is the future really as neon as they say? Are our homes going to look like something out of a sci-fi movie? I think we … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week! – Henlow Single Dressing Table

Your Weekly Furniture Fix Henlow Single 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 Henlow Single Dressing Table. This week we’ve chosen a product that although it is not brand new – it does now have a selection of finishes to choose from and we do love choice! The Henlow single dressing table has an incredibly traditional design; benefiting from patterned, embossed drawer fronts and the most intricate antique metal handles we’ve ever seen. The beauty of the Henlow range and especially the single dressing table is that you can now pick between 3 equally … Continue reading

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How To Choose The Perfect Side Table

It might seem silly, but if you don’t take into consideration living room furniture arrangement before you go out and buy your side tables, you could end up with a living room that just feels a little unnatural, like something’s not quite right. This kind of unexplainable discomfort in a living room is usually all down to furniture arrangement. There are typically only a handful of locations in the living room where a side table just looks right: One side table either side of a long sofa One side table separating two sofas perpendicular to each other One side table beside a sofa armchair One side table in the corner of the living room The purpose of having a side table … Continue reading

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Mattress Guide: Understanding Mattress Types

Everybody has their own preference of what they look for in a good mattress. With so many different mattress types, and mattresses that combine different mattress types, how do you know which type of mattress is for you? Types of Sprung Mattress Open Coil Mattress Open coil mattresses, since they were first introduced in the 19th century, are the most common types of mattresses in the Western world. These tend to be the most cost-effective choice for mattresses. They are constructed from single springs fixed together by a single wire. Continuous Spring Mattress Continuous spring mattresses just feel more springy. Instead of the larger single springs of the open coil mattress, the continuous spring mattress is made from a single looped wire which gives … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week! – Rushton Glass & Walnut Dining Set

Your Weekly Furniture Fix Rushton Glass & Walnut Dining Set 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 Rushton Glass & Walnut Dining Set. We’ve been busy this past week hand picking the best new products to add to our website and our Pick of the Week this week is brand new and we believe, going to be very popular… More often than not dining tables are made out of oak and though there is nothing wrong with oak, we like to spice things up here in the Frances Hunt office, so we’ve decided on a dining … Continue reading

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National Bed Month 2015

This month it’s National Bed Month 2015! Having started in in 1990, 2015 marks thethe 25th year of National Bed Month, a national campaign by The Sleep Council that runs throughout the whole of March to remind everyone of the importance of a good night’s sleep. The Sleep Council have collected a large number of statistics that show how sleep affects our health, and what we can do to improve our sleep behaviour. In 2011, research by the Furniture Industry Research Association suggested that “beds as little as six years old could offer significantly less support and comfort than a new one” and that a ten year old bed can deteriorate in condition as much as 70% from its original state. There has also been … Continue reading

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How To Style A Coffee Table

The coffee table can be the most important piece of the living room. Sure, a living room wouldn’t be a living room without a sofa, but once you’re sitting on the sofa all the focus is on the coffee table in front of you. It’s where you put your cup, or your book, or your glasses – it’s where your guests reach out to to grab another cookie from the jar! The coffee table is a vital component in your living room, and needs to work as a central anchor. The overall style and decor of your living room should be summarised by, not only your coffee table, but what’s on it. Styling A Coffee Table How you style a … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week! – Leah Pink Triple Bunk Bed

Your Weekly Furniture Fix Leah Pink Triple Bunk 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 Leah Pink Triple Bunk Bed. This week we are championing a brand new addition to our range of bunk beds – the Leah pink triple bunk bed. Boasting a fresh pink painted metal finish, this bunk bed is perfect for anyone who needs that little boost of colour and fun! The pink finish of the Leah bunk bed ensures popularity with children and adults alike – remember pink isn’t just for girls – it’s for boys too. Crafted from metal, … Continue reading

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