Beds and Sofas made from Wooly Jumpers

Have you ever wondered what happens to all the wool garments and material discarded by the fashion industry at the end of the their life?  We’re talking abut the unsold clothes that have been through the shops, outlets and bargain basements stores are often put into land fill, a tragic end to good usable products.

As a manufacturer of upholstered furniture we are responsible for the proper and disposal use of the fabrics we use, we’re pretty good and our modern manufacturing techniques cuts waste down to a minimum, the waste that is left over is sold on eBay and other shopping platforms to people who love to make crafts etc.  We like to think we’re doing our little bit for the environment and encouraging creativity beyond the first use of the fabric.

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Storage Bed made from Salvaged Wool

We’ve always loved wool fabrics, they look and feel fantastic on our beds and sofa beds, best of all wool is one of the most sustainable of all fabrics and has very little impact on the environment so when we came across a fabric thats made from recycled wool salvaged from the fashion industry we got very excited.  Having made some products (now on display at our showroom) we’ve been very impressed with the quality as it give a beautifully soft finish with a tactile touch which is really hard wearing.  The range of colours is impressive too.  The fabric is made at a mill in Prato, Italy a district most famous for textiles which is also happens to be the most eco friendly in Italy.

Leaf by Kirby Design, is available on all our upholstered products, you can see the full range of this and other sustainable fabrics at our London showroom.

Choosing a Spare Bed. Wall bed, Storage Bed or Sofa Bed?

If you’re lucky enough to have a spare room you’ve got extra space that can be used in a variety of ways – I love the idea of having a spare room all beautifully made up ready for guests, and if you have regular guests then thats ideal, if however you have a bed in the spare room that is only used a few times a year you’re missing a real opportunity create more living space in your home, and more space equals a better happier home life.

Most people have a favourite spot in their home, its the space you retreat to when you need time on your own, its that space by the window on a comfy chair that you curl into with a good book – a place that is all about ‘me-time’, it’s for quiet time when the kids have gone to school and your partner is at the gym… there’s something lovely about being at home on your own and having a few moments to call your own, it may only last for a few minutes but its absolutely necessary to keep the home life balance.

You could just put a lovely arm chair in the spare room (if you’ve got the space) and hide in there when the mood takes you or you could re-think the spare room and create an amazing space that increases the living area in your home and gives you a room that’s multifunctional, of course you still need a bed and if you value you guests it needs to be a good one, one that can be used every night if needed, there are a few options to consider, here are my thoughts:

Wall Beds

Wall-BedThere’s something very James Bond about the transformation of a hidden space in the wall that turns into the unexpected – for brief moment you’re a secret agent ready to take control or an hijacked nuclear satellite and save the world… until you realise its just a bed!

Wall beds, are also known as Murphy Beds and Pull Down beds are a brilliant spare room option as they have a very small foot print which gives you the freedom to use all the floor space in the room.  This give you space for sofas, tables and home entertainment.  Modern wall beds are safe, easy to open and have the same quality and choice of mattresses as regular beds, there is no difference in sleep comfort to that of a quality regular bed.

Wall-Bed-ShelvesClever wall bed design now includes built in shelving, perfect to use for books and precious ornaments you want to see but need to have out of reach of small hands….  Wall beds can also have a built in desk, so your spare room can become an office too.  The clever design of wall beds mean that the shelves and desk stay flat when the bed is deployed, so you don’t need to worry about tidying your desk or removing the items on the shelves when its a bed.

For the ultimate wall bed and the true secret agent experience, get an Electric Wall Bed with Remote Control.  Furl Wall Beds

 

Sofa Beds

Milano Sofa Bed in GreySofa Beds are an ideal spare room bed replacement and with a quality sofa bed the sleep experience of your guests in not compromised.   Putting a sofa bed in your spare room lets you create a living space (or snug?) that doubles up as a second living room, put a TV, music system  in there too and if you add in a clever coffee table (that doubles as desk or table) and you’ll have a room that can fulfil a multitude of roles for the whole family.

Sofa-Bed-Spare-RoomSwapping the bed for a sofa beds in a spare room adds a lovely cosy extra room that you’ll appreciate next time a major sporting event is on the TV!   Quality sofa beds are comfortable as a sofa and have a choice of mattresses and now come in all proper bed sizes sofa beds can be used for every night use. Furl Sofa Beds


Storage Beds

These are regular beds that have masses of storage inside, the storage area is accessed by lifting the mattress upwards to reveal the storage box underneath.  They are easy to open as the action max storage bedis assisted with gas springs which hold the mattress up securely. If your spare room is a essential part of the storage space in your home then a storage beds could be a good solution, allowing you to have a beautiful spare room with all the items you need to hide away , nicely hidden inside the bed.  Choose a storage bed that good a small frame and you’ll make your spare room seem bigger. Furl Storage Beds

 

Unfurl your spare rooms full potential, with the correct Storage Bed, Sofa Bed or Wall Beds from furl.co.uk or visit our London showroom to see the full range side by side.

Low Storage Bed – Do you like it?

A few years ago we designed this bed in answer to so many requests for a low bed with chunky sides, it’s no secret that we don’t really like chunky, our beds are always as slim as they can be so that the space in your room is maximised, I also very much dislike the fact that when you have a large frame on your bed you’re forever bashing against it which can be quite painful. I have first hand experience of this, as did many of the people I spoke with when considering this new bed design.

Soft Storage Bed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So in answer the the most painful of questions, we designed our bed to be very squishy, the sides of the bed are made from a high grade foam that is soft and will never hurt you again.  We wrapped it a a quilted wool fabric and made it low, very low.  We wanted it to have storage, lots of it – no problem we re-engineered the frame and way it all fits together to create as much as 25cm of storage inside, that’s plenty of space for luggage.

Soft Sofa Bed H-O

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quite honestly when it was launched a couple a years ago, it didn’t get the appreciation we expected… 2 years on we’re giving another go – its available to see at our London showroom and the display model (which we used for these images) is available for immediate delivery at a very nice price!

Do you like it,  should we keep it in our range?  I’d love to hear from you.

http://www.furl.co.uk/storage-beds/range/soft

Dougal – Our new Bed design for…. your dog!

Since 2007 Furl have been making the finest storage beds for your home, not only do they look stunning but they always offer masses of storage. Over the years our ranges have evolved to make sleeker and more contemporary beds but we’ve never moved our focus away from offering you the most practical way of storage large items in your bedroom… until now….!

We’d like to introduce  ‘Dougal‘ our brand new bed design for…. your Dog or Cat.

Douglas Dog Bed Front View with Dog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dougal is a unique dog bed design that looks amazing and will complement your beautiful home.

Douglas Dog Bed Comes Apart for Cleaning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We like to keep it simple, Dougal is formed from 2 Oak Veneer Ply wood pieces, cleverly moulded into shape to create a bed thats easy to take apart for cleaning and easy to move with its integrated handle.

Douglas Dog Bed in Sections

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The window inside the bed keeps the space nicely ventilated and because the bed sits off the ground, you won’t get that condensation patch under the bed either.

Dougal Dog Bed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dougal is available to see and try (yes you can bring your dog) at our London Showroom and is available in other colours and wood options.  Prices start @ £195

Furl also make them most amazing Storage Beds, Sofa Beds and Clever Tables