5 Things That I Have Learnt About Furniture Retailer DFS That Will Surprise You

If I say ‘DFS’ to you, what do you think of? Boxing Day sale bargains? Crushed velvet corner sofas? A large retail presence? All this is true, DFS do cater to mainstream taste and are one of the largest suppliers of furniture in the UK (it’s estimated that a quarter of the UK have owned a DFS sofa at one point in their lives). Yet, if you scratch under the surface, you’ll be surprised to learn that this British company, now celebrating its 50th year of business, is incredibly trend-led and forward-thinking with many of its designs. It also still retains the old-school charm of manufacturing via craftsmanship, with the majority of its products being made, by hand, in the UK.

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5 Of The Best Bed Frames

I’ve not done a ‘best of’ round up for a while, so this week I thought I’d delve into bed frames. Although the online market is saturated with beds, you always just get pages and pages of the same design. Choice is often limited to the plain wood frame, the metal frame or the fabric option with a button headboard. The 5 bed frames that I want to present to you today go above and beyond the ‘basic bed’ design and are real hero pieces that won’t just disappear in a bedroom decor scheme.

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High Street Interior Hero: Zara Home

There has been quite a bit of press around the new furniture collection for H&M Home recently. H&M, whose home accessories collections have always been peppered with well-designed pieces at great value, are branching out into tables and lighting. This is great news. However, I wanted to hone a spotlight on another High Street Interior Hero: Zara Home. I feel like Zara is currently leading the way on the high street for on-trend, affordable women's clothing. Yet, I never feel that they shout about their homeware collection too much, which is a shame as it is one of my favourite places to find well-priced gems. The designs are a bit West Elm, but without really stretching the bank balance like West Elm can do. My particular favourites have always been the side tables, to which I have a number in my home.

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