Double up on cuddliness

Hi there! I just wanted to give you heads up about our new additions to our online offer. Double sheepskin rugs! Those fantastic rugs are made by sewing together two single sheepskins thus giving you a longer area rug that you can place on the floor next to your bed or sofa.

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Fur throw care & cleaning guidelines

Natural fur can be very delicate and needs a bit more consideration when cleaning compared to other materials. Using washing machines and dryers is absolutely out of question.

If a bit of water was spilled on it simply shake it out and remove as much water as possible. Hang it to dry in a well-ventilated room. Do not use a hair dryer, clothes dryer or any direct heat on the fur. After it is dry, shake again to fluff the fur and smooth the fur with your hand.

If fur gets completely soaked with water or has any stains, you should take it to a professional fur cleaner. Even if you avoid stains and don’t use the throw often, animal fur gathers dust, oils and odors. Regular professional cleaning will add luster and shine to the fur and keep it from becoming matted.

Do not store your coat in a cedar closet or chest. The oils can harm the fur. Avoid insecticides, moth-proofing, and other chemicals around on your fur; this includes perfume, hairspray and makeup. Any scent or odours applied to it can stay forever.

Fur hates heat. It is not the actual hair that is affected, it is the hide or leather that can dry out, become stiff and crack. Keep the furs in the coolest closet possible and always in the dark. The optimal storage temperature is 10°C (50°F) and 50% humidity. These conditions are the best and prevent bleaching and fading of the color. Moths and other insects cannot survive at that temperature.

 

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Have you seen our new products?

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We have a couple of new Gotland sheepskin rugs and some Icelandic rugs in our offer. Among them, pretty rare and unique, curly sheepskins from Swedish island of Gotland may catch your eye.

On the genuine fur throw front we have also added a couple of fox, rabbit and lambskin products in interesting colours. You can find them at cuddlydreams.com.

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Decorating man’s bedroom

While every person is different and have different tastes there are some concepts in man’s bedroom design that are common and universal. Simplicity and functionality are good examples. Men need to have a place for everything. They want the plugs right next to the bedside table for devices. They want big dressers and closet systems to keep clothes well organized. The bed must be comfortable and good quality.

There is a misconception that man’s bedroom must be dark and moody. While there are many examples to confirm that, it doesn’t need to be true. Men usually tend to stick to neutral colours – palette of white, gray, brown and black but often subtly spice it up with a bold accent.

The masculine vibe is often reinforced with a rough concrete, rustic wood, brick walls, leather, metal armchair and an inspiring mix of geometric patterns. The roughness of these materials can be softened by careful use of animal accents like sheepskin rug and reindeer hide.

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Christmas Season Promotions

Christmas is around the corner, not much time left to take advantage of seasonal promotions.
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At unitedbargains.co.uk we are offering 10% off on all reindeer hides so which you can give your home this special winter theme. Simply use code SANTA16 at the checkout. Valid until end of December.

At cuddlydreams.com you can get 5% off your shopping by using code CUDDLY16 at the checkout. Valid until 20th December.

To get your orders delivered before Christmas make sure you place the order:

  • before 10th December for international deliveries
  • before 18th December for UK orders

Don’t forget UK delivery is free!

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Why you should consider reindeer hides for your home

Genuine reindeer hide rugs are rapidly growing in popularity in interior design. Home owners are turning to these natural, decorative pieces to spruce up their home decor plans because they make amazing additions to any theme. Their unique markings and natural hues of grey and brown compliment earth tones, pastels, wood and many other textures and colors.

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These rugs are extremely versatile when it comes to decorating, and they will blend seamlessly with a variety of different color schemes. You can drape a hide over a seat to add the touch of nature to the living room. They look amazing underneath a glass table and simply stunning on natural wood. You can also hang it over a wood banister, a wood chest or a wooden rocking chair for a tranquil rustic effect.

When you glide the palm of your hand across the silky, smooth fur of a reindeer pelt you will experience the luxurious feel of its natural, thick, dense hair. Reindeer fur retain heat naturally because the hair fibers are hollow.

Initially, reindeer fur may shed a bit but over time this should stop as the fibers settle. The best way to clean a reindeer rug is to take it outside and gently shake it. If the hide retains some condensation just hang it over a rail and let it dry naturally. Avoid placing these rugs near a fireplace or other heat sources.

However you chose to use it in your home design reindeer hide rug will be a luxurious addition in any room.

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Tips for Creating a Scandinavian Interior

scandinavian decorWe love Nordic interiors. Our products fit perfectly with this style.

Scandinavian design is renowned for its simplicity, utility, and beauty. Scandinavian homes have a pure, pared backed style that is centred around warm functionality, clean lines, flawless craftsmanship and understated elegance.

Here is a selection of articles we found very useful:
http://freshome.com/2012/12/03/top-10-tips-for-creating-a-scandinavian-interior/

http://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/trends/g2475/scandinavian-trends/

http://www.styleathome.com/interiors/article/interior-scandinavian-style-on-a-budget

 

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New products available on CuddlyDreams

We have added several new products on cuddlydreams.com, including amazing fox, beaver and Toscana lambskin throws!
Check them out at https://cuddlydreams.com/new-products.

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Use of grey colours in interior design

You probably noticed how many grey sheepskins and throw blankets we have available in our shops. That is because recently they really became very popular. Continue reading

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15 Gorgeous Ways to Style Sheepskin

We found a fantastic guide to decorating with sheepskin on http://www.popsugar.com/. It shows how sheepskin rugs are brilliant not only on the floor but also draped on the chairs or spread on the bed.

Good news is that we have plenty of sheepskins to choose from, just have a look at our website catalog: http://www.unitedbargains.co.uk/sheepskin-rugs

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