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Home Furnishings are the 6th biggest cut back

The ever increasing chatter about the "credit crunch" and looming recession (if we are not already in one) doesn't see to be dissipating and everyone is beginning to tighten their belts.

Due to the rising cost of living, a recent poll has revealed for the first time the public are changing their spending habits to accommodate this economic slowdown. The top 5 biggest cut-back are; Main Holiday, DIY, Savings, Clothing & Motoring.

Home furnishing comes in at number 6 with New sofas, chairs, tables, beds, curtains and blinds being put on hold, about nine per cent of people have scrapped plans to buy one of these items.

A full article on this can be see here on the Independents website, please click here!

The problem is many of us want to keep updating our homes when items get too old or scruffy or when spillages and pets ruin our soft furnishings. Plus keeping up with seasonal fashions is still high on peoples lists as it makes us feel more comfortable and happy in our surroundings.

Well there are alternatives, you don't have to replace your suites, dining sets or beds you can give them a new lease of life by updating them with loose covers. You can give your sofa a brand new look with made-to-measure covers, or you dining set with dining chair covers and a new table cloth. Even your bedroom can spring into life with a set of bed covers. If you put these together with a relatively cheap tin of paint and a few accessories you can keep up with the fashions all year long.

Even though we're heading into a recession, it's all about spending what money we have wisely from looking round for a better deal on your holiday or going somewhere closer to home. Reusing what we already have is not only cheaper but if you think about also more friendly to the environment.

What can be better than saving money with clear conscious!


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Take a fresh look at your living room for Summer

Turn the sofa round today. You know the one that hasn’t moved in years. And move the chairs to face the garden.

Now Summer has arrived why not shake things up a bit and give your living room a lift. Fresh flowers in the window, and a couple of new cushion covers will make all the difference. What about paintings, photos and ornaments. Why not ask a friend round and have some fun moving things round. Try moving photos into groups rather than covering every surface. This helps make the room look less cluttered and more organised. A couple of scatters can be had for just a few pounds – try the clearance range at plumbscurtainshop website. Or you could get free accessories such as cushion covers when your order new suite covers. Plumbs are running this offer during June. Summer is such a great time for getting out and about with light nights and warm weather. Plus there are so many fabulous events to visit. Local shows, village fetes, friends and family. But it’s lovely too to create a fresh Summer look at home for when you need a rest.

Let the sunshine in and banish the boring same old look. Move that sofa to face the window, and have a great Summer.


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Give your Dining Room a brand new look with Loose Covers

Generally the whole look and feel of your dining room is dictated by the dining room furniture, as this usually quite costly and only replaced very few years but fashion changes every season. If you are thinking of buying new, you also have the added headache of moving everything around, possibly building the furniture from flat-pack and even getting rid of the old set.

Well there is a cheap alternative - Loose Dining Chair Covers! You don't have to go to any trouble in looking, buying or removing any furniture. You can simply re-cover.

Dining Chair Covers

Loose Dining Chair Covers can give you dining room a brand new lease of life and give you to ability change the whole decor of the room far cheaper than if you bought new furniture. Also because of how easy it is to change these covers, you can change them for each season or to following the new fashions.

Plumbs have over 350 different fabrics available and 4 different make-up - click here to see the different make-ups.

All our dining chair covers are made to measure to ensure an exact fit to your dining chairs. Plumbs offer a free quotation, free measuring and free fitting service by a fully trained Home Consultant. The Home Consultants will bring along over 350 samples and swatches so that you can match them to your carpets, upholstery and wall colours.

Why not change you Dining Room decor today and request a visit from a Plumbs Home Consultant:

Click here to request a visit


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Two FREE hotel events from Sat 17th - Mon 19th

We have two hotel events planned for this weekend. The Hotel events are designed to be an enjoyable trip out to look at the latest in soft furnishings and interiors. We will even treat you to refreshments and a special bag of free goodies to take home!

Come and see for yourself Plumbs extensive range of soft furnishing fabrics including our new range of Made-to-Measure Furniture Covers, Reupholstery and Curtain designs as well as some of our most popular best sellers!

Sat 17 - Sun 18 May 10am-3pm Hilton Hotel, Paddington, London - map
146, Praed Street, London W2 1EE Tel: 020 7850 0500

Mon 19 May 10am-3pm Hilton Hotel, Warwick - map
A429 Stratford Road, Junction 15 on M40,Warwick CV34 6RE Tel: 01926 499555

What's included:

  • FREE entry and refreshments

  • The chance to find out more about the latest Furniture Covers, Reupholstery and Curtains ranges from Plumbs

  • A friendly relaxed chat with a Plumbs design Consultant

  • Take away free fabric samples

  • Take away free goody bag!

We hope we see you there...


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