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Plumbs opens a new factory in Thetford

Plumbs are pleased  to announce the opening of a new sewing unit within the Keystone Enterprise Factory, Thetford.  The factory will initially employ 6 staff who formerly worked for furniture maker Multiyork, who recently ceased trading.  Plumbs aim to build on our reputation as the leading UK cover maker to provide a simple solution for owners of Multiyork suites who wish to replace their covers.

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Feeling Blue: 4 Stylish Ways to Use Blue in Your Home

Blue skies may have made way for short greyish days, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy this versatile colour in our homes all year round.

Whether your home is traditional or contemporary, there is always a shade of blue to add richness and elegance to your colour scheme.  From deep inky blues to bright and bold cobalt shades, we’ll help you incorporate this colour into your home…

Stripes & Checks

Blue is a colour that lends itself well to a nautical theme, in particularly when used in stripes and checks.  It’s best to choose mid-tone blues to keep the look fresh and pair with lots of crisp white to ensure a clean grown-up feel.

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Moody Walls

A deep dark indigo wall will add instant atmosphere to almost any room.  Dark wood floors and furniture will help create a warm and inviting feel.

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Statement Furniture

One or two bright pieces of furniture can freshen the overall feel of a room and also add a touch of personality. If you’re not sure about investing in a strong coloured piece of furniture you can use throws or loose covers to create the same look which can be easily changed at any point in the future. We’ve teamed our striking Hampton loose furniture covers in Navy with soft cream and beige scatter cushions.

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Mixing Different Shades

Don’t be afraid to play with different shades of blue in your colour schemes; by balancing light and dark shades of the same colour you can create a layered feel.  

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These are just a small selection of the ways you can incorporate this versatile colour into your colour palette – if you have any more interesting tips with blue why not comment below!

If you’ve been inspired to add a touch of blue to your home, contact us today to discuss your options with one of our expert Home Consultants.

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Plumbs on Ideal World TV

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes on your favourite shopping channels?  Well, Plumbs were at the Ideal World studios last week to film a live hour-long show and thought we’d give you a sneaky look at what went on behind the cameras!

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The camera crew did a great job of making our Home Consultant (Suzanne) feel at home. Cameras 

In the first part of the show, we discussed our reupholstery service and some of the 800 fabrics you can choose from, such as our pretty Magnolia Gardens fabric which featured on the sofa below. Sat On Sofa

A quick room set change for our Loose Covers section of the show.  The covers are made in our best-selling Mandalay fabric. Changing Set

And of course we’d like to say a huge thank you to our Home consultant, reupholsterer and our wonderful presenter.Sue Mick Presenter 

If you saw the show, why not tell us what you think, and if you missed it, keep a look out for more shows on Ideal World TV over the next few weeks!

 

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Kids Have Flown the Nest? It’s Time to Refresh Your Home!

If your children have grown up and recently moved into their own homes, it may be hard at first to adjust to a quieter “empty nest”. It can also be an exciting time in your life - you can begin to truly enjoy your home again, reclaiming the space and creating an environment for yourself to spend time relaxing in. Here are some simple tips to employ to revamp and refresh the main rooms in your house.

Refresh Your Furniture: Choose Light!

We’re all guilty of choosing darker fabrics that can hide a multitude of sins - now there are no kids or teenagers around, however, it’s time to embrace a fresh and bright new look! A neutral base colour works well on both sofas and chairs because it creates a blank canvas for you to add splashes of colour to with bright or patterned accessories such as scatter cushions and flowers.  

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Throw out the Throws: Upgrade to a Loose Cover

Throws can be a useful solution when you want to protect your furniture from small feet and dirty hands, but after years of moving them after they slipped, it may be time to put them to better use.  If you no longer love the style of your sofa’s fabric, a better alternative to a throw is a removable loose cover.  They still have the advantage of being washable - yet are much more close fitting, stylish and practical. (Don’t know what loose covers are? You’ll be amazed at what a good solution this is for giving sofas and chairs a facelift. See how they work here.)

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Update your Accessories

People find that when they have children they tend to hide away anything fragile or impractical, especially if you have boys that like to play indoor sports!  Now that they’ve moved on you can begin to reintroduce those accessories that make a house feel more homely – without the fear of shattered pieces.

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Reclaim Your Bathroom

Sharing a bathroom with teenagers can take it’s toll on any family.  Some mornings in a busy household can feel like Piccadilly Circus, and you can almost guarantee that everyone will want to use the bathroom at the same time!

Now is the perfect time to take back your bathroom and create a haven. Without the hair products, make-up, and general clutter that teenagers tend to acquire, your bathroom may seem quite bare - fill this extra space with items that create a calm and happy atmosphere.  Fresh flowers, pretty perfume bottles and tasteful art will create the indulgent yet relaxing space you deserve.

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If you would like any help creating a fresh new look, contact Plumbs today and ask one of our 140 personal home consultants to give you some advice on what will work best in your home. 

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