The Place for Homes | Blog

Welcome to our new site

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our brand new eCommerce site, and also our new blog, which will be updated regularly to keep you up to date with the latest news and special offers.  Our new site has been developed with our customers in mind, and as a result of this you’ll find an easy to use website with effective search facilities and an efficient checkout process.  We really hope you enjoy having a look around the new site – we will be constantly adding new products... Read More

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Vale of Glamorgan Council teams up with The Place for Homes

06 February 2017 The Vale of Glamorgan Council has teamed up with The Place For Homes furniture store in Llandow to offer free sofas and chairs to those most in need within the County. Before Christmas, The Place For Homes Managing Director Rhian Francis was alerted to the plight of many within the Vale struggling to find somewhere to live. In addition to housing, such individuals also often require furniture. More than 15 brand new sofas were selected for distribution to those in that situation through the Council’s housing department.... Read More

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Brexit – Time To Buy Your New Furniture & Carpet

The impact of Brexit on your furniture Most furniture products are produced globally outside of the sterling area, and as a result have been and will continue to be effected by the movement in the exchange rate. SInce Brexit we have seen prices of goods increasing by up to 20% and it looks like these prices are unlikely to come back down anytime soon. In fact economists are predicting a continual rise while the economy adjusts to Brexit. We at The Place for Homes forward buy many ranges, so we... Read More

Inspirational Summer trends for your home

Inspirational Ideas Considering the dismal weather we’re facing in South Wales today, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was the middle of Autumn rather than the middle of Summer. There is definitely a need to lift the mood and create a warm and welcoming feel in both our homes and workplaces. The global colour authority Pantone predicted the dominant colours for the season would be calming and peaceful with hues that are bold and playful and that certainly sounds very welcoming today!! As a complete contrast to some of the stark,... Read More

Natuzzi Editions – Harmonious Design, Functional Living

Italian Design Having just returned from the wonderful region of Apulia in Southern Italy the home of Natuzzi, it is easy to see where the inspiration for the design and comfort of the product has been drawn. Spending time watching the designers at work in the designated research and product development area of the factory, leaves you with no doubt as to why Natuzzi lead the way for product design and innovation. Mood boards the size of an average living room highlight the time, consideration, dedication and investment that is... Read More

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Would you buy furniture online?

Would you buy furniture online? There is no doubt that the way people shop has changed over the last 10 years with the volume and value of goods being purchased online increasing all the time – the question is: “Is this the case for furniture?” Reports produced today (06/01/2016) state that 40% of John Lewis’ sales in the last six weeks have been online and that 1 in every 6 shoppers has bought a mattress online. On first reading this would indicate that people are more than happy to part... Read More

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The Place for Homes Furniture Store Celebrates 50 years

The Place for Homes Furniture Store Celebrates 50 years Independent furniture retailer The Place for Homes is this week celebrating 50 years at their iconic furniture store in Llandow, Cowbridge. “We’re really proud to reach this milestone” says Rhian Francis MD “and are marking it with a huge 50th Anniversary sale which starts on Saturday 26th September at 10am with 50% off everything in our Anniversary collection.” The Company was founded in 1965 and was the original out of town store, being known throughout the local area as “the supermarket”... Read More

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Cleaning Leather Furniture at Christmas – Do’s and Don’ts

With Christmas holidays just around the corner, there will be plenty of spills from young and old over the festive period. And in some cases this may occur on your precious leather sofas. Here at The Place for Homes we have come across several effective ways to clean up these spills and keep your leather furniture in tip top condition. The don’ts Never ever use or be tempted to use wet wipes on your leather furniture – use a clean lint free damp cloth. All leathers are different, so before... Read More

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Local bonfire and firework displays bring design inspiration

It’s that time of year when the weather changes, the nights draw in and our attention turns from the garden to indoors. The change in season often depicts the way we feel about our home and the mood we want to create in a room. For me, it becomes important that the living room is warm and cosy and this is easily achieved using the rich hues from nature that are all around us at this time of year. Looking out of the window as I type my eye is... Read More

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Spooky goings on this Halloween in Llandow

With the excitement and hype that’s now everywhere on halloween, from fright mazes to your average child in their supermarket witch costume, what is Halloween really about? What about the real ghostly appearances and goings on in the Vale of Glamorgan. How many people have experienced the gentleman on a bike in Nash Manor? He quietly rides past and then disappears in front of your eyes. There have been many sightings and even the local police are aware of his presence. That really does send shivers up your spine. Then... Read More