Christmas Is Here!

Its that wonderful time of year again when we put all of our Christmas decorations up, and this year’s display promises to beat any other year.  With 4 different themed rooms and not forgetting our light room, there is plenty to see at Charnley’s!  These wonderful displays have taken just over 280 hours of work to ensure we give customers the best display we can, and hopefully give you some magical ideas that you can take home and re-create. The [...]

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Tips For Choosing The Best Kitchen Furniture Set

A kitchen is the place for family gatherings and the heart of the home. It should be warm and welcoming, but when choosing the look for your kitchen, you still need your kitchen furniture to be practical. Satisfying all these demands can be tricky, but it doesn’t need to be. Here are our top tips for getting the best out of your kitchen furniture… Don’t waste wall space Whether your kitchen is small or large, make good use of your wall [...]

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10 common mistakes when buying home furniture…

 Are you thinking about buying new kitchen furniture, living room furniture or a new bedroom suite? If the answer is yes, then check out our top 10 common mistakes when buying home furniture. The furniture doesn’t fit One big mistake when choosing living room furniture is not measuring it properly, so ensure your measurements are accurate (get someone else to double check) before making your purchase. It doesn’t work to the scale of the room Dining room furniture should enable movement around the [...]

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Reconnect With The Outdoors: New uses for your garden building…

Summer garden buildings give us the perfect excuse to get out of the house and feel closer to nature, especially those with large windows and lots of natural light. But sometimes your garden building alone doesn’t offer you a big enough incentive to leave the lounge, so here are some top uses you could try out: A gym Putting your exercise equipment in your garden building means you can enjoy the great outdoors while running or cycling, whatever the weather. Even [...]

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FURNITURE BLOG

Dress Up Your Garden This Summer With Outdoor Furniture!

When the summer arrives many garden owners scramble to make the most of the warm weather by sitting out on the lawn. But if you don’t have the perfect garden furniture, this experience might not be quite as good as you imagined. Here are our top tips when it comes to furnishing your outdoor space: Pick something durable Although you’ll want to use your garden furniture when the weather is nice, it’s best you choose something that will last all year [...]

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Jules Gets Started In The Garden!

Spring has sprung!! This time every year the sun starts to shine and we look at the garden and know we really must do something about it, but where do we start? As I wander round the garden centre taking photos, i regularly stop to admire various plants and flowers (today it was a pink Rose!) and ask Lou and Karen how I would look after it or where I would plant it. So today i asked Karen what she [...]

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Spring fair 2019 : The girls go shopping

Spring Fair 2019: The girls go shopping!

Spring Fair is the UK’s number one home and gift show for the retail industry. It’s a must-see trade show at Birmingham NEC, that’s spread over five days and visited by 56,000 people. Obviously, Ange and I had to pay a visit. The show is HUGE and extremely diverse with 2500 exhibitors showcasing everything from kitchen utensils to jewellery. We always make a plan beforehand of who we want to see but end up getting sidetracked along the way when [...]

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2019 Furniture Show Birmingham Charnley's Home and Garden

Christmas 2019 and Furniture Show update

I’ve finally sat down in the office after a busy and very different couple of weeks. January saw us jetting off to Dusseldorf on our very own Christmas adventure… Although it’s not quite Lapland – I’m sure it’s the next best thing! From the moment we set foot in the showroom we couldn’t help but get swept up in all things Christmas. The entrance display alone was like entering a wintery wonderland, with sleighs, snow and a giant polar bear! Coats [...]

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Our relief as planning permission is finally granted for Charnley’s extension

It was revealed yesterday at a public planning meeting that we have finally been granted planning permission for our extension, after more than two years of living under the threat of demolition. In 2016, we extended our garden centre to bring it up to date and make it an attractive destination to help draw new visitors to Dalton-in-Furness. The extension was completed in October 2016, but in the November, Barrow Borough Council threatened enforcement action to demolish the extension and [...]

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It’s never too early to think about Christmas 2019!

After a very busy Christmas, Twixmas and New Year, the first couple of weeks in January see us rearranging the store back to normal and removing all traces of Santa and his reindeers; although you can guarantee we’ll still be finding glitter in unexpected places in July! Thoughts of Christmas (and the crooning of Michael Bublé) haven’t left Charnley’s quite yet though, as we plan for the year ahead. Yep, that’s right… Christmas 2019 is already on the agenda. This [...]

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