Blog Welcome To The WardrobeIn Winter 2018 we opened the doors to our own fashion store, The Wardrobe, alongside our flagship store in Ledsham, Cheshire. We packed it to the rafters full of unique clothes and accessories that ooze with originality. For You Last Minute LoversLove is IN THE AIR Well here we are, we’ve finally removed the last of the pine needles from our carpets and suddenly Valentine’s Day is upon us! Haven’s Angels have been busy making preparations for our many romantic customers, it’s always a pleasure to see love is still very much in the air! Valentine's [...]Accessorise Like A ProStyling your home doesn't end with the decoration and colour scheme; accessories are the equivalent to dotting the i's and crossing the t's. The smallest arrangements go a long way and these top tips will help you accessorise like a pro! Three is the MAGIC NUMBER Grouping things in three's is an easy way to [...]Styling Your Home To SellIf you’re thinking of selling your house this year, it is crucial that you understand how to present it to the market and how styling your home to benefit your potential buyers is crucial. How to Create a Haven for NatureSummer is well and truly on the way, and this is the time nature begins its astonishing transformation and wildlife takes centre stage. Whether you own a more modest size garden or boast land that could rival the Chelsea Flower Show, there are many steps to take that allow your garden to flourish and create [...]X Marks The Spot!Easter's not just FOR THE KIDS! The thrill of an Easter egg hunt can be just as enjoyable for the parents as it is for the children! One of my favourite memories as a child was running around the house on Easter Sunday trying to think of all the cunning places that my parents had [...]Bottom’s UpOh mamma mia IT'S SANGRIA INGREDIENTS Juice of 1 orange Juice of 1 lemon 2 TBSP icing sugar Cracked ice cubes 1 orange, thinly sliced 1 bottled of chilled red wine Lemonade, to taste METHOD Stir the lemon and orange juices in a large jug. Add the sugar, stir well. When he sugar has dissolved, [...]The Wirral – The Paradise Peninsula – Part 1Welcome to the Wirral: A series of blogs aimed at showing the delights that the paradise peninsula has to offer locals and travellers alike. Keep Those Tools Looking FreshYour gardening is only as good AS THE TOOLS YOU USE Hooray! Spring has finally arrived and it feels well over due! The nights are getting lighter, mornings are brighter and those frosty windscreens are becoming a distant memory. 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Bring Back The Dining RoomWhen I was younger, without fail, my family always ate dinner at the dinner table in the dining room. The table was always set properly, we were taught table manners and would enjoy lengthy conversation that generally made us closer as a family. Organising Your WardrobeI’ve been inspired to write this post because of a problem I’ve recently encountered. The Boxing Day and January sales offered some unmissable bargains that left me with nowhere to store my lovely new garments. Top Resolutions To Make A Stylish HomeWith January well under way it may pay dividends to make a plan to freshen up your home. You needn’t decorate every single room or replace every piece of furniture in your home, but smaller changes can go a long way to help your home become more stylish in 2017. You Know It’s Christmas Time When The Emergency Chairs Come OutThe dining table has been cleared and you brace yourself for the biggest shop of the year! Compiling a Christmas list can be daunting, cooking a Christmas dinner is difficult enough, and the crowds can be overwhelming and distracting. Our Ledsham Store Celebrated It’s First BirthdayThis week, on the 5th December, our Ledsham store celebrated it’s first birthday. It has been a fantastic year for the store, going from strength to strength and we’ve met some incredible people along the way, who have gone from regular customers to good friends. Give Something A Little Different This ChristmasHere at The Haven, we believe we’ve got just the thing that will put a smile on a loved one’s face when you give something a little different this Christmas, earning you some brownie points. Check out our Giftware & Accessories collection or see what Christmas Goodies we have to offer. The Fabulous Frost Fair That Knocked The Socks Off Santa HimselfSanta: check, Carol singers: check. Reindeer: check. Elves: check. Mulled wine: check. Anyone would think they’d have stumbled across the North Pole at the Fabulous Frost Fair. Moving House? Make It A Haven With These Useful TipsHow to Make a New Home a Haven Moving into a new house can be an exhausting experience. Paperwork, stress, boxes, bills, disgruntled children arguing over which room they’ll claim, boxes, losing important belongings because they weren’t in the box that you were so certain you’d stored them in, nightmares and more boxes. A new [...]Eco-friendly FurnishingEco-friendly Furnishing - Why Should You Opt for Reclaimed Wood? 'Purchasing reclaimed wood is a good start in building a brighter future for the natural world' There are many important benefits to be gained from the use of reclaimed timber. We live in a world of diminishing natural resources, over-forestation and environmental concerns. Using reclaimed [...]To Throw Or Not To Throw? That Is The QuestionMany people often avoid using a throw in their home as they're baffled on how to use them, and some have the misconception that they will just become a crumpled mess that becomes stuffed down the pillows and cushions of their sofa. A throw is an incredibly easy way to add style, texture and colour to [...]Clutter Busting Practical Storage IdeasA home with more space is something we all desire. No matter how much space we have at our disposal we always find a way to fill it; often wondering how we managed without. When space is at a premium it is essential to be creative with your storage and utilise furniture to your advantage. Efficiently [...]Tailored Interior Design AdviceTailored Interior Design Advice Here at The Haven, we like to offer our customers Tailored Interior Design Advice, an experience that is unique to your needs as much as ‘Havenly’ possible. Whether it be that awkward shape corner that should be so simple to fill, or that dated decor that has been a bugbear of yours for […] Inspire Me: Go Crazy With ColourWhy are we attracted to one product over another? Colour—whether architectural or in products— accounts for 60 percent of our response to an object or a place. Do you often find yourself in a battle with colours – which is the colour you really love over which would be more practical for your room? Remember when selecting a colour to consider the mood of a room, plus the ora you’d like to create.