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5 Valentine’s Day Inspired Interiors

Colour, pattern, and texture can all be used to create a different atmosphere in your rooms. Cool colours like blue and green project a soothing mood, whilst warm colours like red tends to portray a passionate energy.  Because of these properties it’s no surprise that as Valentine’s gets closer we start to see this colour more and more.

Dark & Romantic

Making your home feel more romantic doesn’t mean you have to reach for the pink or red paint.  Dark colours are great at creating an atmosphere, and work really well when paired with stronger flashes of colour.  Flowers and greenery will also help to contrast the darkness.

Valentines Dark 

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Classic & Oriental

Layering pink and reds can create a sophisticated and feminine look and stops the pale pink from becoming too sugary sweet.  The bird wallpaper and silk bedding gives this room a distinctively oriental feel.

Valentines Oriental 

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Pink, White & Black

This ultra-modern living space below has been given a pretty and romantic twist with a pastel pink sofa.  This works well against the monochrome colour scheme.  A gallery wall filled with your favourite black and white pictures will help add to the romance.

 Valentines Modern

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Floral Mural

This beautifully intricate mural makes a big statement. This could also look really striking behind a simple yet bold coloured sofa, in a tone such as the orangey red of the flower on the right.

 Valentines Mural

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Shabby Chic

Shabby chic is the classic romantic home style.  This look is inviting and is all about comfort and cosiness. Fresh flowers, fur throws and candles adorn a neutral colour palette.   This shabby chic theme is particular good if you’d like to avoid darker more intense colours like red and will give a much fresher look. 

Valentines Shabby Chic 

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Although these looks have been inspired by the romance of Valentine’s Day, they are versatile enough to work all year round, and in both traditional and modern style homes.  Been inspired to give your home a new look?  Don’t forget to comment below and tell us your plans…


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Does The UK Have a Problem With Old Sofas? [Infographic]

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Each year in the UK, we throw away thousands of tonnes of sofas into landfill, and the majority of the sofas thrown away are in perfectly good condition. We’re all entitled to buy what we want, but the impact we are having on the environment may make us think twice about our sofa decisions.

The amount of CO2 used to make a new piece of furniture is over 1000x more than refinishing it. So recycling one tonne of sofas would save a massive 1.5 tonnes of CO2 emissions according the anti-waste task force, Wrap UK. Imagine the benefit on the atmosphere for every 100 sofas saved from a landfill site.

So what can you do to save your sofa? Firstly, buy higher quality! If you initially invest, you will see a long term gain in terms of the lifetime of your sofa. Secondly try to upcycle your furniture - reupholstering your sofa will make you feel as if you have brand new sofa, but really your old faithful sofa has just avoided the skip. Finally, you can always donate your sofa. As long as it has the relevant fire safety labels, charity shops will happily accept it. Here’s an infographic that details exactly the problem of throwing away sofas in the UK…

Sofa Waste Infographic


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Trends for 2016: Cherished Gold

Gold has been popular in interior design for quite some time now, and it’s set to stay around for 2016.  Dulux are so sure this metallic hue will be even more popular this year that they’ve name ‘Cherished Gold’ as their colour of the year for 2016.

How to use this colour in your home

This colour has been developed by Dulux to be used with colours we may not usually associate with Gold, such as Mauve, Mint and Pastel Blue tones.  These combinations create a fresh and vibrant look with a touch of elegance.

Gold is a great way to add a touch of luxe into your home, and can be used in both traditional and contemporary schemes.  Take a look below at some of the best Gold accessories we’ve found…

 Gold Accessories

Have our finds inspired you to mix Gold with a non-traditional colour?  Comment below on how you plan to incorporate Cherished Gold into your home this year.


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New Year’s Resolution

Christmas holidays and the New Year are a great time to look back at the past, and more importantly, look forward to the year ahead. It’s a time to reflect on the changes you want to make and find the motivation to follow through.

With the expense of Christmas behind you what better time to start thinking of ways to save money… You may think giving your home a new look at this time of year is out of question,  but by doing some careful planning and reusing your furniture where possible you can breathe new life into your house without breaking the bank.

With Love From The Plumbs Family 

New Year, New Look - When cash flow is at a lull it can sometimes feel like you’re stuck with the same old décor in your home. But you don’t need to spend a fortune to make a quick and easy difference to a room.

Upcycling is a great alternative to buying a new sofa or suite; however it can be daunting especially when tackling larger pieces of furniture. Luckily Plumbs reupholstery service are your option for a cheaper alternative than new furniture….we can create a look……

From this

Before Ny 

To This

After Ny 

Discover the secret of a designer look home with a choice of designs and colours to suit your style and budget.

Morris Navy 

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