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.

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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.


Storage Tips – where to hide the presents

Just in case you didn’t know, we are absolutely mad in love with storage. All of us at Furl just love as much storage as one can get. Seeing as December arrives in 2 days time, we thought it might be an idea to give our storage tips on where to hide those presents.

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Now we have always been good at hiding, I mean we grew up with storage beds! The best hiding places EVER in case you wanted to know. However, the downside of our brilliant hiding places meant that we always found the presents. Now, I never knew if that was a good thing or a bad thing. I mean it gave us time to prepare our ‘wow thank you so much’ face to the present we never wanted. Yes we got really really good at it. However, we know that you wouldn’t have bought anything but wonderful, so here are our storage tips and places that won’t be found.

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Storage Tips – The Old Kitchen Bin

A survey has revealed that two thirds of children will go searching for presents before Christmas day. That put the pressure on us to make sure we give you some good hiding tips! Most of our throw away items end up in the garage, or the loft just in case we might need them again. That rule seems to still apply with the kitchen bin. And, would you go routing through an old bin? The garage and the loft are one of the most popular places to keep gifts hidden away. So be clever by putting the presents in a black bin liner, tying it up and popping it into the old kitchen bin. Just make sure your partner doesn’t decide to through it away after all.

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Storage Tips – The Car Boot

The survey also revealed that it wasn’t just the kids carrying out a pre Christmas search. So that got us thinking about where you could hide the gifts for your partner. If you don’t share a car, then the car boot is a brilliant place to hide presents. Make sure to pop the standard boot picnic blanket over the top of them. Also, ensure that your car is parked in a secure location. This we absolutely insist on. If you do share a car, then temporarily pack them into the boot on the way round to mum and dads house!

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Storage Tips – The Storage Bed

Furl first became obsessed with storage, and in turn storage beds long before we started making them. We actually make a storage bed that is large enough to be able to store full sized suitcases. Just think how many presents you could fit into a large suitcase. And better still – lock the suitcase.

Despite the cut off date for pre-christmas 2016 delivery behind us, there is no time like now to prepare to next year! Head to our showroom in London to see just how brilliant our storage beds really are. Don’t worry, we will keep your secret safe. Your presents will stay hidden next year. Of course, because no one will know that your bed is a storage bed. Clever hey.

We will count down from 10 to 1, now go and hide those presents. Ready or not, here we come…

Bedroom Colour Schemes – which one would you choose?

Which colour scheme best suits your bedroom? Yes you absolutely can fit new bedroom colour schemes around the things you already have. We can’t ditch each item we own every time we want to change the design of our bedroom. For one, it just wouldn’t be feasible. A couple of weeks ago we shared this article by House to Home about bedroom colour schemes on our Twitter. They had a few clever ideas, and so we want to add to those with our take on bedroom schemes.

Different bedroom colour schemes create different moods and also work for different locations. Let’s say your house or apartment is in the middle of the city. You probably wouldn’t want to design your bedroom using a coastal theme. Well you could, but it wouldn’t really work unless you put a very clever city spin on coastal. Yet to be done, so you would be the first!

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Exposed concrete, hot pink, dark woods, bronze and vibrant turquoise

City Chic

There are many types of decoration that fit for the city. House to Home told us to marry together two hot colours such as turquoise and pink, and we could not agree more! You don’t have to over do it, but if you are going to, the city is the place to do it. Subtle pops of colour will still bring the room to life. It is simple and cheap to change the colours of your walls and the cushions that you dress your bed with. So why not paint the wall behind your headboard in a bright colour. Then you can compliment it with cushions on the bed in the same shade or another hot colour.

If you are lucky and have space, you could even add in a cute bedroom chair in vibrant turquoise velvet. This would fit with a room that has exposed concrete or brick walls and hanging filament bulbs, like so many forever trending industrial places do. But these bold colours would fit just as well with a room featuring soft thick carpet, mirror and lots of trending copper or bronze.

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Soft grey paint, walnut wood, lilac linen, cowhide rug and white shutters

Comforting Country

Country rooms don’t always have to be super rustic. Wood can still work in a contemporary take on original country styled bedrooms. It just needs to be softened slightly. Do this by adding in loads of soft fabrics. If you have a wooden floor, cover it with an oversized rug to take that edge of the rustic. Take away any wooden blinds from the windows and add in painted shutters for a slightly more contemporary feel.

Typically country rooms are often kept dark to keep them looking and feeling cozy. If you fancy adding a contemporary spin, then brighten it up with a soft shade of colour or a bright white lick of paint to the walls. Add a lilac throw to the end of the bed with a complimenting blanket box. All white bedding alongside soft grey walls and a huge textured hide on the floor really do work a treat for that grown up feel.

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Off white linen, reclaimed wooden furniture, green bedlinen, rope details and striped accessories

Coastal Cool

With a coastal interior, you have to be careful not to end up with it looking a little twee. You can mix up the typical coastal bedroom colour schemes by going green and white instead of the more traditional blue and white. Reclaimed wooden shelves or storage units will add a touch of rustic but nothing too much. Upholster the bed and headboard in beautiful off white linen alongside pale green linen sheets and cushions. With pendant bedside lights now the craze, you could hang lights that feature rope. Add in circular shaped white accessories or mirrors framed with rope or the like to bring that nautical feel back into the room.

So it is very important to pick your bedroom scheme not only around the items you already have, but also around the location in which you are based.

Tips for getting a good nights sleep

This time of year is always a little bit tiring. It’s back to school, back to work after a summer holiday, back to jumpers and then abruptly back to shorts. Plus that horrible sudden realisation that Christmas is actually only 14 weeks away (dare we say that word yet!). Sleeping can be hard; especially when we cannot justify air-conditioning for the two nights a year we actually NEED it. So here are a couple of tips for getting a good nights sleep, and getting us through those holiday blues.

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The biggest question is how should we define a good nights sleep’? Waking up feeling refreshed and ready for the next day is just an absolute must. We shouldn’t expect any less than this, so start with these steps to be well on your way to a better night’s sleep.

Stick to a schedule.

Sticking to an actual schedule can sometimes be fairly farfetched. You have children, a high-pressured job or friends that don’t appreciate being forgotten about for weeks. You get it and so do we – 9PM bedtimes just sometimes aren’t possible. However the better your schedule, the better your rest will be. By going to bed and getting up at roughly the same time every day, your body will fall into place. Remain flexible though, as you don’t want to worry yourself if something changes. Perhaps designate a couple of days a week to later nights, so again your body can adjust.

Invest in a good quality bed and mattress.

The saying is correct; you truly do get what you pay for. We actually spend almost a third of our lives in our bed. When we say it like that, the investment doesn’t sound so bad. To really work it out, say your bed cost you £2,500 and you kept it for 8 years. It would actually work out at just a mere 86p per night. Much less than that cup of coffee you need to get yourself through every day. But of course, that is just the recommended length of time before you should replace your mattress, not your bed frame. It is highly likely, especially with a Furl storage bed that you would keep your frame for at least double the length of time. So all in all, it will actually cost you even less. Now it really doesn’t sound like a bad investment.

The quality of mattress and its suitability to how you sleep will also make a big difference to getting a good nights sleep. When choosing your mattress, don’t let anyone tell you which is the right mattress for you. We all move and sleep differently and so the only person that can decide which is best, is you. Test them for as long as you can, and try not to read too much about them before you test them. We make all of our customers have a lovely little lie down on all of our mattresses at the showroom before choosing. Don’t worry, we take any napping or falling asleep as a compliment.

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Wind down properly.

In the day and age of smart phones, tablets and the worst culprit, social media, it can be difficult to really wind down and rest before we sleep. Try and put your phone away a good thirty minutes before you plan on actually going to sleep. We know it’s hard for you to miss out on the Twitter latest, including our tips, tricks and tweets. But they will still be there for us all to see in the morning, and the scrolling motion certainly will not help us to rest. This is the same for any screen light – laptops and the television will engage our brain and a scary movie will most definitely not let us get to sleep quickly!

Try chatting with a partner or call a friend before sleeping. Reading, writing and talking are all brilliant ways of winding down. Writing down all of our worries is a great way of clearing our minds. Leave the notebook at your bedside for any light bulb moments you may have in the night. By being prepared, you won’t spend the rest of the night trying to remember that million-dollar idea.

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Sleep like a log (dog)

We pride ourselves in being Storage Bed Experts, and know a lot about mattresses too. So if you need any more advice, come and visit us at the showroom. We will be happy to help contribute any more tips to those much-needed 8 hours, so you sleep like a log (dog).

Bed Dressing Ideas that will compete with Hotel Beds

Dressing a bed is important if you want to create a statement or feature within your bedroom. But we hear you, how are we supposed to know how many cushions or pillows are the right amount? We want the bed to look pretty, but without going too over the top. Of course, the last thing we want to do is spend hours removing cushions before we go to bed! Here are the dos and don’ts of bed dressing. Along with a few bed dressing ideas, you will soon be competing with those beautiful hotel beds we are all so fond of.

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

We gave a few bed dressing ideas in our blog about how to style your bedroom like an interior designer. The way that we dress our bed can be the make it or break it to designer status. Beginning with the optimum amount of cushions that are appropriate for a certain size of bed.

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How many cushions is the right amount?

Only to be used as a guideline as it shall all be relative to your style, add two cushions to Double bed. For a King size bed, add four cushions and to a Super King bed, add six cushions. You will want to add any extra cushions on top of the two to four pillows that you will actually need for sleeping. The more cushions you use, the more of a luxurious boutique bedroom feel you will create. Alternatively, if you don’t mind spending ten minutes undressing your bed at the end of a long day, then of course add in as many cushions as you like. I have seven cushions to a King Size bed– but I had to make a deal to remove and replace all of them myself every day!

What is the right way of placing cushions?

There is no right way of placing cushions to dress a bed, but there are ways of creating different styles. If your bedroom is a little Moroccan and Boho in its style, then you may want to place different sized cushions so they aren’t symmetric or in order to create a messy look. Making sure all of your cushions are different sizes will add to the eclectic look. You will also enhance this by ensuring they are all in different fabrics too.

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The most common way of placing cushions on the bed is in height order. If you are only going for two cushions, it is quite common to have oblong shaped ones, but square cushions would also work. When using four cushions it is often the case that you would have two different sizes. These consist of two large cushions and two smaller ones. Standing the pillows up, you would then add the two large followed by the smaller ones in front. All four cushions could be matching fabrics. Or the two large ones could be in a neutral fabric with the two smaller ones with a patterned texture. For those of you wanting six cushions, repeat the process as before. Then add in two oblong ones to the front, perhaps in the same fabric as the larger cushions.

Don’t match the colour of your throw to your bedding.

Adding on a throw to your bed in the same colour as your bedding is a waste of money. The point of having a throw is to make it stand out. This doesn’t have to mean going for a vibrant, bold colour or pattern. Just make sure that the shade is a contrast to the bedding colour. You can buy throws in all shapes and sizes. If you just want to dress the bed nicely but without too much hassle undressing, then perhaps consider a runner as opposed to a throw. They are much thinner and finish the look of bed nicely. Add in two matching cushions for a simple yet sophisticated appearance.

If you manage to find an oversized throw, you will find that the throw may actually work in the same colour as the bedding. If the throw reaches the floor on all sides of the bed, it will then contrast with the floor. Oversized throws create a modern luxury bedroom style.

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Send us some pictures of your better than hotel styled beds, especially if your bed is a storage bed from Furl!

Choosing the right fabric for pets

We certainly love our four legged friends at Furl, whom are more than welcome to visit the showroom, and so we understand that maintenance of sofas and even beds can sometimes be a bit of pain with them around. Not only do they shed fur, but along with mucky paws and jumping onto furniture they shouldn’t be, there is every chance that they could stain and damage your gear…but they are cute aren’t they! There are also certain things we can look out for, to be sure that we are choosing the right fabric for pets.

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Heavy Duty Fabric

Now we have gone through a huge selection process with our fabrics for you already. We make sure that any fabric we offer is heavy-duty, of good quality and strong enough to withstand the wear and tear of everyday life. It is of course very important that any fur from a cat brushing past your sofa or edge of the bed is easily brushed off, and that dirty paws from a sneaky dog that thought he would catch a chance at sleeping a night on the sofa can be wiped clean. So there are of course a few favourite fabrics when it comes to pets.

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Real Leather

Leather is easy to clean, with any mucky paw stains simply able to wipe off. With a huge array of colours to choose from, you needn’t have to stick with the traditional Chestnut Brown that we see so many items of leather upholstered furniture within. Leather will also be the fabric with the easiest maintenance, but it does come at a cost.

Faux Suede

Faux suede has a wonderfully luxurious look to it but is extremely heavy duty and tough too. It is resistant to scuffs and scrapes and Health-guard gives added protection against dust mites, mould and bacteria, perfect for keeping our pets healthy. Known as the ‘cat proof’ fabric, they shouldn’t be able to get their claws into it, and in turn will become disinterested with destroying it.


Wool is a surprisingly robust fabric and often used in airports, so we are pretty certain that if it can withstand airport traffic, it can cope with a couple of mischievous pets. Easy to vacuum away any malting hair, sumptuous wool is completely natural, renewable and sustainable.

Of course we have far more than these three fabrics to choose from at our showroom and dependent on your pet, the colour of their hair, the rooms in the house in which they might be allowed to roam all has a factor in what fabric you may choose. We do have an ability to order fabric samples from our website, but our full range of fabrics can be found at our Showroom in London, which is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays by appointment. You are more than welcome to bring your dog too!

Choosing the right fabric for pets

Extra Protection

Of course, the more protected your furniture is the better it will survive pet use! Our Guardsman fabric protection is a great way of protecting your investment piece of furniture that we want to follow with you from house to house. Not only does it prevent accidental spills (or any four legged dribble) from soaking in and therefore staining the fabric, but it’s also an insurance policy that will allow your sofa to be cleaned and if necessary re-upholstered. Guardsman is only available on our sofa beds – but this is because by the time your storage bed is dressed with duvet, pillows and throws, there is very little fabric on show, plus we have a brilliant removable fabric option for self-cleaning.

Our pets keep us going on the gloomiest of days, and I am sure you have found yourself ogling at a cutely dressed sausage dog somewhere on Instagram in the last couple of days! Our pets are with us for life too, along with our furniture and with a clever choice of fabric, keeping our houses clean with pets around needn’t be a struggle.