Storage Bed Sale – Get your hands on our clearance

As most of you may know, Furl aren’t known for offering discount or having a sale. We promise that it’s not because we are being mean, but because we are being fair. Of course the ‘are you having a storage bed sale’ question is one that we get asked a lot. And our answer for it is quite simple really. We design and make to order, so we don’t have lots of stock to have a sale with.

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However we do have a few items that sometimes end up on the shelf. Not because they are any less loved. They have usually even been especially designed by our in house design team, so are often pretty trendy too! The reason they end up on the shelf, is because they have either been made for our showroom or for our photoshoots. So we have now added them to our very own version of a storage bed sale – our clearance page.

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Please note, these prices are correct at time of publishing
Storage Bed Sale – what does this really mean?

So lets get calling it our clearance page from now on, because really that’s what it is. As we make to order, most of our products are made on an 8 week lead time. Some of them come with the option for an express delivery, which speeds them up, but costs a little more. But we hear you need something even sooner – so check out our clearance page and we can have anything on there delivered to you in about 2 weeks. We know they might not be quite what you really wanted, so we’ve thrown in a little discount to make you love them nevertheless. And what do we really want anyways?! To have a lovely new, good quality storage bed – now that’s a given.

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Please note, these prices are correct at time of publishing

Not only do we have lovely discount and speedy deliveries for our clearance storage beds, but we also have our sofa beds, tables and wall beds on our clearance page. Just remember, there is only one of each item listed available. So once they are gone, they’re gone.

If our clearance items aren’t quite what you were after, have a play around on our design and order section and build your own storage bed.

Our Brand Spanking new luxury sofa bed

A luxury sofa bed is hard to come across, so therefore look no further than right here. Furl has always specialised in quality sofa beds that you can sleep on every night of the week. But it does take time to make something ‘this good’. So all of our experience over the last 10 years has finally been used to make this brand spanking new one. One of our most amazing sofa beds so far, we are so pleased to announce…Vasca. Where quality and beauty meet.

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Smart, sophisticated and so easy to love, Vasca is beautiful. A luxury sofa bed that will surprise you from every angle. It’s stunning detail and expert tailoring makes Vasca unique with its smart padded lines and subtle curves.

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Make your luxury sofa bed your own

Make it your own design with optional contrast piping. Or alternatively, keep it elegantly simple. Our choice of 100s of amazing fabrics and leather, means that no two Vasca’s need to look the same. We use the very latest technology to create super comfy cushions that never require any turning or pluming. The arms are set low for comfort and there are two available seat heights, 38cm and 45cm.

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All of our sofa beds are for every day use, and Vasca is certainly no exception to that rule. You’ll love sleeping on this luxury sofa bed because it’s really just as good as a real bed. The mattresses are 2m long (6’6) and 12cm deep – and you have a choice of traditional pocket sprung or a high-tech reflex 45 foam.

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Fall in love with the unexpected, this is a luxury sofa bed like no other. Vasca is a sofa that hides its bed so skillfully, that you’ll be forgiven for looking twice. Available to test in our Showroom now, Vasca finally takes pride of place on both our ground floor and upper level. So will you be the first to lie down, sit down and relax on a Vasca? You better be fast, otherwise we might just beat you too it!

Which Upholstered Headboard would you choose?

Last week we spoke to you about how to mount a headboard to your bed. However this still might not have helped you to decide which style of upholstered headboard you might actually want to mount. So we thought that we would introduce you to all of ours. That way deciding which handmade upholstered headboard might be the one for you will be like a walk in the park.

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Deeply

Now we have told you a little bit more about the ways of mounting an upholstered headboard, you should understand this a little more than before. Deeply can come as either an Integrated or Non Integrated Headboard. If you’ve just joined us, have a look at the differences between the two in the last blog post.

Deeply is both luxurious and contemporary at the same time and made by our skilled upholsters at our workshops in Nottingham. We say pick deeply for a French Chic or Luxury Hotel styled bedroom.

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Buttons

Buttons is ever so slightly subtler than deeply. If you want to add a touch of feminine luxury to your room then this is probably the one for you. It certainly shouts statement headboard, just a little more quietly.

It can come as either an integrated 60cm height or as a non-integrated headboard and in two different heights. They come in either 60cm or 90cm, which means the usable height above the mattress. Just remember that the 90cm headboard would have to be mounted to the wall.

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Lines

Again this upholstered headboard can come as integrated or non-integrated and the same rules as the last one still apply.

Lines is a little more contemporary and fits in perfectly with a New York loft style apartment. Of course it’s also very well suited to a modern industrial style for that matter. It certainly helps to elongate the room too. So if your room is narrow then this is perhaps the one for you.

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Mondrian

Perhaps the most stylish of our headboards, Mondrian would certainly be the showstopper in your bedroom. Whether that be ultra modern or lux glam, this headboard will work for you.

Due to it’s wooden surround, Mondrian works best as a Non Integrated headboard. Due to the two heights, you can either have it non integrated or wall mounted. The higher of the two at 105cm, wall mounted of course, really gives you the wow you may have been hoping for.

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Standard

Simplicity is sometimes the best. Our standard headboard is just quite simply a plain rectangular headboard. It finishes off your bed perfectly, giving you the opportunity to use a funky wallpaper. Or smother your bed with different patterned cushions.

Standard can come as an integrated, non integrated or wall mounted headboard. So you can find the perfect fit for your room. If you have a wow factor wall paper, we would suggest the 60cm size to allow enough of your wallpaper to be seen.

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Dune

Dune gained its name from the soft sweeping curve that romantically finishes the top of the headboard. Slightly more traditional, this style is well suited to a feminine room. It compliments that French chic style beautifully.

Our Dune headboard looks particularly good on our Air bed base as this is also soft in design. Dune can come as integrated or non integrated. However we would recommend sticking with integrated for this one, as otherwise the sides might feel a little low.

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Horizon

This soft curve takes the edge off all of those other straight lines within your bedroom. Our chunkiest headboard at 10cm in depth, Horizon is certainly a popular with those looking for a comfy bed in a comfy looking bedroom.

Due to the larger depth, 10cm as opposed to all of our other headboards at 6cm, Horizon has to come as an Integrated headboard. There are two heights though, 50cm and 70cm. Remember that means the usable height above the mattress. For our lower beds we recommend 50cm, and for our higher beds 70cm. This keeps the upholstered headboard in proportion to the base.

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CURVES

A curve slightly more rounded than that on the Horizon, this headboard is perfect for those who wish to break the straight lines without being too chunky. Romantic and delicate, Curves is perhaps a little more traditional in it’s style.

Curves can be mounted in all three available ways and again has two heights, the highest of which needs to be wall mounted.

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GENTLE

The name gives this one away. Gentle is known for its soft gentle curve and boy is it that. The softness of this headboard works with all styles of room design. Whether that be traditional, rustic, modern or luxury.

If you are looking to save space, as this design tapers off slightly at the ends, the headboard visually looks space saving. Of course by going for the non integrated version you will save in more space within a small room. If you are lucky and have a little more room, this headboard is available as both integrated, non integrated and wall mounted.

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Squares

Last but by no means least, is our headboard Squares. Now Squares is actually incredibly similar to buttons and buttons can also be made with the stitching that squares is too. They are priced the same as well, so if you can’t find one on our website, you know to price it as the other.

This design works perfectly in modern, perhaps contemporary industrial rooms and can also come as an integrated, non integrated or wall mounted upholstered headboard.

So which upholstered headboard would you choose?

Remember all of our headboards can be made in any fabric that our beds can be made in. That includes linen, wool, suede, velvet, woven fabrics, pattered fabrics and of course leather too. We have our full range of fabrics available to see and touch at our showroom in London. All of our headboards can also be attached to any of our bed bases, so everything is interchangeable. So which upholstered headboard would you choose?

Upholstered Headboards – How to have them

We spend our lives looking for more choice. However when we actually receive an unlimited selection, it becomes really hard for us to be able to make a decision. So upholstered headboards – would you have one? How would you have it? What style would you have? There are so many upholstered headboards to choose from. Particularly now they are a bedroom trend for 2017. So here are the three ways of actually mounting a Furl headboard (or four if you count not choosing one at all).

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Integrated

Most upholstered headboards come as integrated. This is usually because a bed is made as one piece and this is the easiest way to fix it. Butttt reverse…we never do things at Furl because they are easy. So what does an Integrated headboard really mean? It simply means that it is attached to the bed base. This completes the bed with a really sturdy headboard. We do know that you may want to move house in the future though, and so we attach our Integrated Headboards on sliding brackets so you can take it off again to move it. It isn’t attached forever!

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Our sliding fixing brackets makes it really easy to change or move your headboard in the future.

Our standard Integrated height is 60cm. This is the average height above the top of the mattress, so the usable height you have to rest against. We picked 60cm as our average height as it is perfect for sitting up and reading, whilst still giving you neck and head support. The total height of the headboard from the floor is closer to 120cm.

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Non Integrated

You might ask us what the point of having a non-integrated headboard is. So to tell you in no more than four of our favourite words, it is ‘the most space saving’ way of having a headboard. By not integrating it, you don’t add the depth of the headboard onto the overall length of the bed. So the non integrated headboard takes up no more space than the footprint of the bed.

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We use wooden sticks to attach the headboard to the back of the bed. The sticks are then covered by the mattress

We mount our non integrated headboards on to the back of your bed using sticks. These sticks are no deeper than your skirting board, so they sit nicely against the wall. Keeping your bed pushed as far back as it can be of course. As the sticks rest against the wall, the headboard is still sturdy, so no need to worry about that. Our non integrated headboards come in two heights, the lower of which can be mounted to the bed of sticks. These typically range from 60cm to 73cm.

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Really tall headboards like this one need to be wall mounted
Wall mounted

Our wall mounted headboards visually look the same as our non-integrated headboards. In fact, every non integrated headboard can also be wall mounted. However, if you pick the higher headboard heights that we offer, then it has to be mounted to the wall. This is because there would be too much movement otherwise. Dangerous movement! Anything above 75cm above the mattress has to be mounted to the wall.

Our standard higher heights range from 85cm to 105cm. But as we offer a bespoke service, you may have chosen to increase the height of another headboard. If the height of your bespoke headboard exceeds 75cm, it will still have to be wall mounted, even if it is integrated.

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Save the Upholstered Headboards for later

We are very much about making your life as easy as possible at Furl. So if you simply aren’t ready for a headboard, or your bank account is screaming at you to stop, why not save it for later. A headboard can be added on to your Furl Storage Bed at any point. Whether that is 4 weeks after the bed arrives with you, a year or even five years later. So if the idea of upholstered headboards is yet to grow on you, save the idea for later.

Any of our headboards can be attached to any bed bases, in any of the ways discussed above. So there is no need to rush.  Could it get any easier than that? If you are still in need of a little more advice on headboards, pop down to our showroom, and one of our upholstered headboards experts can give you a helping hand.

Storage Bed Experts are here to help you!

Are you sick of hearing different things about storage beds everywhere you go? Are you in dire need of storage bed experts to actually tell you the truth? As storage bed experts that have been making storage beds for over a decade, we certainly know a thing or two. So you really are in the right place! We’ve got your backs and want to shock you with a few things that you might not know about our storage beds.

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The Air Storage Bed has 15cm and 30cm of storage. You can’t see the bigger storage either?
Shocking FACT Number One

Did you know that nothing can be lost underneath our Max Storage Bed? When we say nothing we actually mean nothing at all. So you know those times you drop that lipstick on the floor and never find it again? You actually wouldn’t loose it ever again if you had a Max Storage Bed! How, Why we hear you calling…

Max works with a very clever base to maximise storage. It actually has a plinth that runs all the way around the outside that means you can store all the way down to the floor inside. So even though the bed looks like it is off the floor, it isn’t. The clever plinth means that nothing can get underneath the bed, not even dust!

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Jaw dropping fact number two

Our Illusion Storage Bed actually only has 10% less storage than our Max Storage Bed. (Max has the most storage at 35cm). To make this actually seem a little bit jaw dropping, here are two photographs. Now can you believe it? Even we couldn’t believe it!

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question three – Is too much choice too much

Our beds are all made in Nottingham by our lovely workshop team and we make all our beds to order. That means quite simply that you decide what options to add on to your bed and we make it for you. How great is that?! There are hundreds of fabrics and leathers to choose from, as well as wood. Now some people think that too much choice is too much. However don’t worry – we have an Interior Designer at our showroom on hand to help you with your selections.

If you fancy having a play at home first, we have a brilliant ‘Design and Order’ section that can help you to visualise what your bed might look like. So you want to see a Max bed in a red fabric – here you go! Just remember that this is just a visual, and it is much better to actually come and look and feel the fabrics for yourself.

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We recommend that you actually come and visit the showroom to try lifting the mechanism. All of our beds have a strap provided for opening, however it is actually easier to lift it using just the mechanism. Initially, people aren’t too convinced, however it is true! By lifting the mechanism with two hands, you are bending your knees and lifting properly. It is only that initial lift that you have to support. The gas pistons they kick in and do the rest of the work for you. If your mattress is a heavy one, you might just need to give the mechanism a little nudge to open it to its full angle.

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Do you have any more questions for our storage bed experts? Questions that don’t have quite such shocking answers perhaps? Tweet us @Furl_Home and we can get those all answered for you.

The must follow Bedroom Trends for 2017

Elle Decoration is always fuelling our design addition, and this months issue is full of the latest bedroom trends. So we have to ask, how do we make our bedrooms look truly fabulous this year? Here is the full list of ‘to die for’ bedroom trends you need to be following in 2017. We have taken the Elle Decoration head captions and put our own spin on how to create the perfect, most fashionable bedroom.

  1. Cosy Corner

    Our take on the perfect cosy corner consists of a small bedroom chair that you can tuck your feet up on, grab a blanket and get reading that book you promised yourself you would finish last year. Bedroom chairs come in all shapes and sizes and so you will be sure to find one to fit your space. If a chair is a little too large for a corner of your room, why not try a tiny stool? Upholster in velvet for the right amount of lux glam, or find a wooden number to complete your Scandi style.

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  2. Lighting

    Play around with sizes of the lights you use in your bedroom. By adding in big lamps to a small room you can actually create the feeling or grandeur and more space. Weird hey? But it works! They will also make the room feel much lighter and airier. If you aren’t too convinced then use your ceiling height, and add in pendants on either side of the bed. Not only will they declutter your side tables, but they will also appear to make your room look taller. These Pendants from Flos are practical as well as stylish and we have one to see at our London Showroom.

  3. The Great Divide

    Now Elle Decoration suggests to divide your room up into sections using the hot bedroom trends of this year – panelling. We can not top their suggestion to divide up your room and instead are just going to suggest a cheaper way of panelling if you can’t fork out for the real thing. Papering your wall is of course the easiest way of adding the panelling effect to your bedroom. This one from Cole and Son is so realistic, your guests would never notice.

  4. simply stylish

    Simply Stylish bedrooms are the most glamorous types of bedrooms. We think that your bedding also plays a huge part in keeping your bedroom looking top notch. No one wants to walk into a bedroom to messy looking bedding and in turn a rather kiddish looking bed. Why not treat yourself to a set of white sheets. Then pick your favourite colour and splash out on a throw and two complimenting cushions. It is important that this is your favourite colour and not the ‘trending colour’ of the season. After all, your bedroom design will only look on trend and lovely if you love it yourself.

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  5. Colour Palettes

    We very recently wrote a blog post on bedroom colour schemes including different colour palettes that might work for your room. Now despite this post being written in 2016, each and every rule still applies to this years trending rules. Keep the larger objects in more neutral shades and add in your pops of colour using the smaller, more easily changeable accessories. Blush pink, Deep blue and gunmetal grey are all colours trending this year.

  6. Sleep Patterns

    A bedroom deserves a little bit of pattern, but don’t go overboard. This is your calming space that you can relax in and drift off into the land of nod. Bright, bold patterns will certainly help you in the morning but won’t do anything in helping you getting to sleep in the first place. Rugs, rugs and more rugs are the thing for this year, so perhaps add in your pattern in your rug. This way, it is not in your line of sight when sleeping, but when you first wake up in the morning and step out of bed, the pattern can brighten your day. Geometrics are on trend this year, and here are just a few favourites to choose from.

  7. Built to fit

    Furniture that looks like it was just made to fit really steps your bedroom apart from the rest. There is nothing worse than ill-fitting furniture, it makes your room look cramped and ugly. Not all fitted furniture needs to break the bank, but do listen to that saying – you get what you pay for. Perhaps this year is the year to invest in that forever bedroom furniture. Furl’s bedroom furniture is all made by Furl in their Nottingham Workshops. So if you have a tricky space and need a custom size bed or bedside table, get in touch and we can try and work around your measurements.

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    Furl’s Mondrian, Lines and Deeply Headboards
  8. Headboards

    Well headboards – perhaps the biggest of the bedroom trends. Now you are in the right place for an absolutely fabulous headboard as we are the master of headboards (the recent Virgin media advert came to mind when we wrote that sentence!!). But on a serious note, we actually are masters in headboards. The oversized headboard is now all the rage. So we say, buy a Super King Sized headboard for your Kingsized bed to add a little bit of fun into your room. Have a cheeky look at our headboard selection.

  9. Comfort Zone

    Add in a few home comforts to your bedroom design. The most personal bedroom trends of all time is to scatter photographs of family and friends around your room. Mount your photos in all shapes and sizes. The best place to put them is that forgotten piece of wall, so that every part of your room is brought back to life.

  10. Raise your profile

    Try creating a few different levels in your room for intrigue and to be one better than the rest. Are you completely redoing your bedroom? If so, why not create a little two stepped up platform in the middle of room and sit your bed within it. Not many people could say that their bed is the focal point in the middle of the room. This is the part of the bedroom that you use the most and so celebrate it. Put your bed on a pedestal and be proud.

  11. Beneath the Stars

    There is nothing more romantic than sleeping beneath the stars, particularly on Valentines Day! Elle Decoration suggests actual windows, however for those who cannot sleep with just a slither of light present, you could really push the boundaries. Optical Fibre LED ceiling lighting is becoming increasing more popular and increasingly more wow. Perfect for a kids bedroom, sleeping beneath the stars until you drop off can really become a reality.

So how are you going to follow this mammouth list of bedroom trends? Start by selecting just one, and then add in a couple more throughout the year. No one said you had to do everything all at once!

Grand Designs Live – Book your tickets here

We are officially on countdown to Grand Designs Live. Not sure if any of you managed to come and see our stand last year? However this year, it is twice as big and will be twice as fantastic. So, if you haven’t yet made a trip to our showroom, do not panic. You can visit us at the Excel in just 2 months and 22 days. See, we told you we were counting!

Now to those who don’t plan ahead, this may seem like ages away. But for those who love a good bargain, now is the time of the early bird ticket sales. Right now Grand Designs Live are giving a fantastic deal away – 2 tickets for £22 with the code GDL22.

Last year at Grand Designs Live, we met new friends, reminisced with old customers and had a week to remember. We opened and closed our wall beds around 200 times a day, and laughed every time sometime ran over to take off the glasses filled with water that they thought would fall over. With our clever mechanisms and cantilevering desk, your glasses of water can stay on the desk whilst the bed comes down. Now that is something that you know you just have to come and see for yourself.

So the show is on from the 29th April until the 7th May. Are you renovating your home and need new furniture? Are you looking for a way of turning a spare room back into a useable room for most of the year? Looking for a little more storage? Then our stand is absolutely the one to visit. Grand Designs Live has been one of the biggest interior inspiration and home renovating shows for years. We are so excited to be able to inspire you again this year.

 

Decorate with Green …ery – Pantone colour of 2017

There is nothing better than the time that Pantone’s colour of the year starts to dominate homes, shows and shops. You have to be a little bit silly to not fall in love with ‘the colour of the season’. But it doesn’t mean that you have to start throwing everything out and replacing it with the new. The new greenery in this case. Of course, if the hubby won’t agree to yet more new cushions, we are happy to say you absolutely need to introduce this colour into your life this year. So how do we decorate with green? It’s a tricky colour to master, particularly when the pantone colour is so strong and vibrant this year. So to make it a little easier, we have picked a selection of greens that will work for different styles of home. Just don’t tell pantone that some of them aren’t so green!

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Decorate with Green-ery

Well we couldn’t possibly write a blog post about the Pantone colour of the year and not showcase it first! So here you have it – Greenery. If any of you were around Clerkenwell this weekend you might have spotted this to die for collaboration between Pantone and Air BnB. They were certainly not short of ideas on how to fill your home with the greenery shade. Bringing the outdoors to the indoors, quite literally, this pop up was a foliage lovers idea of heaven. But if an overload of plants isn’t quite up your street, try adorning your room with succulents instead. They still provide a beautiful pop of colour, with much less maintenance.

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Subtle design details, such as glassware or cushions are the most elegant way of introducing such a bright green into your home. Zara Home have a great zingy collection of glasses that would add the perfect sparkle to your dining room table.

Also, had you thought about laying fake turf in the playroom? It would certainly be playful wouldn’t it!

Dabble in Dark Emerald Green

Perhaps your home design is a little, lets say moodier. You like colour, but nothing too bright as that would be happy and tacky of course. But being left out of the decorate with green phase would just not be acceptable either. So think Emerald Green, Deep Sea Green and get thinking Velvet too. Velvet is such a sultry, luxurious fabric and works fantastically in the deeper shade of green.

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Furl’s Milano Sofa Bed in House Velvet

Unlike Pantone’s Greenery, this deep shade can be used for much larger items within your home. In sight from every angle at the recently finished Cologne Design Fair, was a deep emerald green sofa. We can make our sofa beds in any shade of green, and our House Velvet would certainly mean your sofa was the talking point of your room. With options such as a matching set of cushions, you could tie in the colour by scattering these cushions on other chairs within your room. That way your deep green sofa would look like it had always been there. Paint the walls and skirting board an inky shade of grey/black for true sultry style.

Sage Green

Again for the little details just like Pantone’s Greenery, the Sage Green shade fits better with Country Chic Interiors. Country interiors take marvellously well to a display dresser in the kitchen or dining room. If you already have one, why not sand it down and give it a lick of paint in a sage shade. Tie it in with the rest of your interior by adding a few ceramic pieces that touch on sage too.

Don’t be too shy to add in a pattern with focuses of Sage Green. Throws, scatter cushions and blinds will all add a touch of warmth to your mainly creamy white interior.

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If you don’t think that any of three shades we have discussed will work in your home, then take a look at our full collection of shades to help you decorate with green.

2017 Interior Design Trend Predictions

We just still cannot seem to believe that 2017 has finally arrived. However, we have to start embracing it. Otherwise before we know it, this year will be over and we won’t have even begun updating our interiors. So here are our 2017 interior design trend predictions. Which ones do you think will fall, and which ones will fly? Let’s get updating your homes.

2017 Interior Design Trend Predictions

Upholstered Headboards

Now, all of us at Furl cannot tell you how happy this makes us. Where is the jumping around emoji when you need one?! We have been in love with the upholstered headboard for years and years. Luckily for us, and for you as they are just beautiful, this is one of the most popular 2017 interior design trend predictions. An upholstered headboard can make a huge difference to a room, and really turns the style into hotel chic. We think the larger the headboard, the better. With a large headboard, you don’t need to start thinking about what artwork to hang above it, as the headboard quite simply becomes the artwork.

2017 Interior Design Trend Predictions

Deep buttoned headboards upholstered in Linen are a well-liked choice. However our customers are in love with our Mondrian headboard, which looks it’s best upholstered in a luxurious velvet. (We think so anyway!) There is actually a wall mounted version of the Mondrian in Velvet at our showroom right now, so pop down when you have a spare minute.

Marble

No interior would be complete without a little bit of glam, and marble is certainly glam. You might be thinking, I can’t afford marble and you are totally right. It can get a little bit expensive, but you can still introduce marble into your home no matter what your budget. For those looking to splash the cash, nothing shouts glamorous more than a marble bathroom. They look incredibly luxurious, which suits so many London interiors, but don’t be shocked by the price. For those who are not quite for breaking the bank, marble wallpaper is a fantastic alternative and looks so realistic. B&Q version is available at a very reasonable price. For you crafty lot, spend a couple of pounds on some marble samples from a stone supplier. Then add dots to the bottom of them and turn them into coasters to scatter around your home. This is a very cheap, yet very clever way of adding marble into your home.

Image donated by House of Three
Image donated by House of Three
Cork

Yes you read that correctly – cork is making a comeback. Perhaps one of the weirdest 2017 interior design trend predictions, we never thought would return. We are not quite sure how to feel about this either, but we do have a few ideas where we think it could work. Children’s interiors have become much more interactive over the recent years, in order to help them become more expressive. Why not use cork wallpaper over a small section of wall in your child’s bedroom to create a feature notice board. They can pin up their drawings, party invitations, badges and anything they may collect on their travels. For a more grown up suggestion for the comeback of the cork, quirky coffee table and lamps could really work within an industrial styled interior. Try painting the cork for a different look, which adds that element of fun and interest. Champagne cork stools have been popping up on a few homeware sites, so keep your eyes peeled. They would certainly provide a talking point around the dinner party table.

2017 interior design trend predictions

Green

Pantone’s colour of the year is Greenery. Inspired by nature, this shade of green is like no other green we have seen before. With so many London homes and apartments with very limited outdoor space, if any at all, we are craving a little bit more outdoors in our lives. Described by pantone as a ‘tangy yellow-green’, we think the only way to introduce this colour into your homes is through foliage itself. As it perhaps might be a bit bold on the walls. Having said that, there are lots of nature inspired prints circulating the interiors market. If you are the sort of person that perhaps might not be able to keep a plant alive, this might be a really lovely, subtle way of introducing foliage into your home.

2017 interior design trend predictions

At the end of the year, we shall certainly look back over our 2017 interior design trend predictions to see which ones really took off. Do you think any of our predicted trends will take over our home interiors? Which one would you chose to redecorate your home with? We really hope to see more upholstered headboards and would love to see yours. Tag us in your Instagram posts using @furl.home and use #furlheadboard so we can see which design you picked for yours.

New year new you. Let’s get fit!

Not sure about you, but we welcomed the new year with a few bubbles, laughter, family and friends. Actually perhaps a few more than just a few bubbles. So first of all, a huge Happy New Year to the lot of you! This year is all about you. New year new you and all. So we thought we might share our favourite recipes for keeping fit in January. Of course helping to shed all of that extra christmas weight.

At our London Showroom we have a fantastic table called Allwood. It is actually perfect for times like Christmas when you need a little extra dining space. Despite being a coffee table it actually extends to seat 8 people. However, when the festive period is over and all of your family and friends go home, you can simply slide it back to a table for 4.

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The first day back in our Showroom gazing at this gorgeous Cement version got us thinking. This post is all about the new year new you. So how can we start to get fit? So we came up with this. If a salad looks beautiful, on a stylish table…how can you not want to eat it? Our cement Allwood would fantastically display these Ottenlenghi salads.

Pan-Fried Brussels Sprouts And Shallot With Pomegranate & Purple Basil Salad

We are pretty sure that you must be as sick as us of the brussels by now. They just seem to keep on coming, so here is the famous Ottenlenghi Brussels salad. So rich with colour and sticky sweet, we are pretty sure that even if you don’t like Brussels you will like this one. With this one, there is no need to waste any of those leftovers.

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new year new you Method

‘Trim off the ends of the sprouts and cut them in two lengthways. Heat up a large wok or nonstick pan, and add two tablespoons of oil. Fry half the sprouts on high heat for about four minutes, until nicely golden brown all over but still quite crunchy. Transfer to a mixing bowl and keep somewhere warm. Add more oil to the pan and repeat with the remaining sprouts.

Add two tablespoons of oil to the pan and fry the shallots as you did the sprouts, for four to six minutes. Add to the sprout bowl. Add the maple syrup, lemon zest, molasses and remaining oil to the still warm vegetables. Add half the pomegranate seeds and half the basil, season generously and toss to mix.

Serve warm or at room temperature, with the remaining pomegranate seeds and basil sprinkled on top’.

For the full recipe visit the Ottenlenghi website – our favourite food go to.

French Beans With Shiitake Mushrooms and Nutmeg Salad

Sticking to the wintery theme, we thought you might like to also try this Nutmeg wonder. After all, green salads most certainly do not have to be boring.

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New Year New You Method

‘Fill a medium saucepan with plenty of unsalted water and bring to a boil. Drop in the beans and blanch for four minutes. Drain, refresh and set aside in a sieve to dry completely.

Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a large frying pan. Add the onion and half a teaspoon of salt, and sauté over a high heat for about a minute, stirring the whole time. Reduce heat to low and cook for five minutes more, stirring occasionally. You want the onions soft, sweet and just turning golden brown. Add remaining oil, garlic, mushrooms, nutmeg and pepper; cook on medium heat for another four minutes, until the mushrooms are golden. Remove from the heat and mix in the beans. Season to taste. Pile on a serving dish and sprinkle with chervil. Serve warm or at room temperature’.

For the full recipe visit the Ottenlenghi website – I don’t even like mushrooms, and even I like the sound of this one!

Good luck with your ‘New Year New You’ programme. Let’s get fit together!