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14th March 2018

Spring Sale with Freezing Prices at Furniture World

With another weather warning in play for today, with strong winds and torrential rain and yet another period of freezing temperatures forecast for this weekend, it's beginning to feel like spring is still a long way off. It was only a few weeks ago that snow fell across the whole of Cornwall causing complete chaos and at Furniture World we didn't escape the drama either. 

When the snow started falling we decided for the safety of all of our staff and customers, the safest decision was to shut the shops and warehouse until the snow had calmed down. Considering we very rarely see snow in Cornwall we were as surprised as anyone to see so much snow, so widespread across the county. 

Our Plymouth store was first to see the snow and with more snowfall than customer footfall, the shop closed its doors to allow all of our staff to safely get home before things got any worse. 

Plymouth Furniture World In The Snow

Our head office is based in Cornwall in Redruth and it wasn't long before the snow reached us in Cornwall and after making sure that all of our delivery drivers were back at the depot we closed the warehouse and all our other remaining shops. 

Furniture World Head Office in the snow Furniture World Head Office Redruth in the snow

Once the snow had stopped falling and the shops and the warehouse were back open, the fun of snowball fights and sledging were rapidly a distant memory and the task of rescheduling customer's deliveries that were missed due to the snow began. We drafted in extra hands and did everything that we could and worked our socks off to catch up and get things back on track. 

But things soon took another turn when the big thaw created even more problems for us with our Redruth store springing a water leak! Once the frozen pipes had defrosted, we were now free from snow and dealing with a flooded shop instead!! The carpet department taking the brunt of the leak!

All in all, it's been a very, very eventful March for the whole team at Furniture World and we've worked incredibly hard over the last few weeks to hopefully provide all of our customers the service that they deserve even in the most challenging of times. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers old and new for your continued support and patience whilst we have had our fair share of drama over the last few weeks. We are delighted that hopefully, we can put the winter months behind us as Spring is just around the corner. In our optimism that the weather will improve, we are delighted to launch our Spring sale. 

You can expect to get up to 50% off furniture in all of our stores and amazing deals on beds, sofas and oak furniture. 

Pop in and see us at any one of our stores across Cornwall and In Plymouth and let's hope that finally, the winter weather is soon over for another year. 

 Spring Sale Now On At Furniture World

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26th January 2018

Bespoke Curtains now available at our Plymouth store.

We have some really exciting news, we are pleased to unveil, or should that be open the curtains, on our new curtain department in our Plymouth superstore. 

We have a huge range of beautiful fabrics to choose from to create completely unique, made to measure curtains and made to measure blinds. Being completely bespoke we have a huge variety of different linings, choice of headings including pencil pleat curtains, deep pencil pleat curtains, tab top and eyelet curtains. If you don't know what half of those are but know you want new curtains, come and see our team who are specially trained to give you the best advice when it comes to dressing your home.

Curtains Plymouth

It doesn't stop there, we are now a stockist of loads of accessories to dress your home including valances and tie backs, cushion covers, bedspreads and runners. If you're doing up your home and thinking soft furnishings, then we really are worth a visit. 

made to measure curtains plymouth

If curtains aren't your thing but you still want to dress to impress when it comes to window dressing we also supply roman blinds, roller blinds, vertical and wooden blinds. 

Come and visit out Plymouth store where we have hundreds of fabric options available including prints, patterns, plains, jacquards, velvets, kids and even novelty materials. We are so unique in that we can make your curtains in just 7 days! Bring in the measurements of the curtains or blinds that you want for your home, chose your fabric, your lining, chose the heading style and we will have your curtains made and back into the store or delivered in 7 days. The choice is yours. Custom sized blinds start from just £29 and made to measure curtains, fully lined from just £49. 

Visit our new curtain and blind department at Furniture World Plymouth. Now Open. 

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30th December 2017

The Unforgettable Don Johnson…

He may not be the 1980s cop from Miami Vice, but Plymouth’s Don Johnson makes an unforgettable impression on everyone he meets.
Don is probably one of the city’s most well-known salesmen, working in the furniture industry for more than 20 years. It’s not just his enthusiasm, excellent product knowledge and customer care but the jokes just keep on coming too.
Yet he’s never considered a career in comedy stand-up.

Don Johnson Furniture World Plymouth
'Life’s too short,’ said Don. ‘I love my job and I’ve built up a wonderful following of regular customers over the years. Plus I enjoy making people laugh.’


Those regulars will now find him putting the fun into furniture in his new sales adviser role at the new flagship Furniture World store on Coypool Retail Estate. Some of them already have.
‘I’d only been here for a couple of days when a lady came in, took one look at me and promptly remembered I’d sold her a toaster more than 20 years ago.’


Customer care is very close to Don’s heart.
‘I treat people as I would like to be treated,’ he said. ‘Great service costs nothing. A welcome, a smile and a cup of coffee are so important when people are making big decisions about their home.
‘A lot of companies are becoming too corporate and too aloof from their customers especially when something goes wrong. I was delighted to move to Furniture World because it’s a family firm with strong core values. We really care about our customers because we want to see them again and again. That’s why I’m here.’

Don Johnson Furniture World Plymouth
Don’s career began in the Royal Navy, serving 17 years and two days as a Leading Seaman (Sonar). It also gave him an opportunity to spend time playing his beloved rugby. At 56, Don’s still playing for Devonport Service Vets.


Furniture World managing director Ryan Long is delighted that Don has joined the ranks.
‘He’s a great ambassador for the company,’ he said. ‘Customer service has always been and always will be the key to our success. Don is simply one of the best in the business.’
Furniture World began as a family business selling furniture from a barn back in 1984. Since then, the company has steadily grown, with stores in Redruth, Newquay, St Austell, Penzance and Plymouth employing more than 50 staff.

Don Johnson Furniture World Plymouth

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26th December 2017

Winter Sale Starts Today

Our huge Winter Sale is NOW ON.
Shop now in Furniture World stores across Cornwall and Devon and on our website now.
Here's a selection of our favourite winter sale bargains.

Ashleigh Corner Sofa

The Ashleigh Corner Sofa is one of our favourite and top selling corner sofas and is now reduced to £799.

 


 VISPRING Luxury Beds

Save 30% off RRP on the VISPRING Range.
New VISPRING Gallery Now open In Our Plymouth Store.

Vispring Luxury Beds


Silentnight Geltex 2000 Pocket Divan

SAVE AN
EXTRA
20% OFF
Buy Now

Silentnight Geltex 2000 Pocket Divan


Dream Sofa Bed

2 Seater Standard Sofa Bed
WAS £1199
NOW £599
Available in a variety of colours and sizes.
Shop Now 

Dream Sofa Bed


Marcus Swivel Chair and Stool

WAS £419
NOW £199
Buy Online Now

Marcus Swivel Chair and Stool


 Dartmouth Painted Large Sideboard

Many other items available in the range. 
WAS £599
NOW £299
Shop The Dartmouth Range

Dartmouth Painted Large Sideboard


 Canada Oak Extending Dining Set. 

Oak Extending Dining Table and 4 Chairs. 
WAS £899
NOW £449
Buy Now

Canada Oak Extending Dining Set


 

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22nd December 2017

Redruth Store Spruced Up This Christmas

All of our Furniture World stores are now closed for a Christmas break, giving our staff a well-earned rest.

With our roots beginning in Redruth, the Redruth store was one of our first stores to open and it has just had it's very own Christmas treat with a little make over. We've been working hard after the past few weeks sprucing up the store and launching new ranges in many departments. 

Furniture World Redruth

We re-open our doors on the 26th of December at 10.00am when we launch our huge Winter sale.

Pop on over to our Redruth store to see what's new. Including exciting new brands like Alexander and James and G Plan

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14th December 2017

Christmas and New Years Store Opening Times

All of our stores will be closed on Friday 22nd of December until the 25th of December for the annual Christmas shut down. 

Our grand winter sale begins on Boxing Day with all stores opening at 10.00am on the 26th of December. 

Furniture World Stores Opening Hours

Friday 22nd December - Closed

Saturday 23rd December - Closed

Sunday 24th December - Closed

Monday 25th December - Closed

Tuesday 26th December 10.00am - 5.00pm 

Winter Sale

Wednesday 27th - Sunday 31st Normal Opening Hours Resume. 

Monday 1st January 10.00am - 5.00pm 

Tuesday 2nd January Normal Opening Hours Resume. 

To see individual stores regular opening hours click here.

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9th November 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Bed Sizes

Bed sizes can be quite confusing. In the UK there are 6 standard sizes and knowing the difference between them can help you choose the right bed for your home. This is a guide to explain the different sizes available whichever metric that you use. 

Small Single Bed

This is the smallest bed available and is often classed as a child's bed or in the trade known as a 2ft 6. The bed is 2 foot 6 inches wide and 6 foot 3 inches long. Or 75cm wide by 190cm long. Shop our range of 2ft6 small single beds here. 

Small 2'6 Childrens bed

Standard Single Bed

This is known as a traditional standard bed or a 3ft bed. The bed is 3 foot wide by 6 foot 3 inches long. Or 90cm wide by 190cm long. Buy a single bed on our website here.

3'0 Single Beds

Small Double Bed

As new build houses get smaller and peoples live get busier buying a small double bed is a good way to save space in your bedroom. If a normal double bed is a little too big a small double can easily sleep two people but might just feel slightly more compact if you are used to a larger bed. For the more petite person, this is an ideal bed without taking up the whole bedroom. The small double is also known as a 4ft bed, being 4 foot wide and 6 foot 3 inches long or if you prefer it in centimetres 120cm wide by 190cm in length. Shop for 4ft small double beds.

Cadmus Small Double 4'0" Divan Bed

Standard Double Bed

This is the most common bed size in the UK for two people and is also known as a 4ft 6. Measuring 4 foot 6 inches wide, this is more than enough space for the average couple. 135cm wide by 190cm long. Shop for Double Beds.

Hypnos Aspen Supreme Double 4'6" Deep Base Divan Bed

King Size Bed

All the previous size beds are the same length whereas a king size bed has an extra 3 inches in length measuring 6 foot 6 inches long. This is very popular for people that are tall and would like the extra leg room to stop their feet dipping off the end of the bed. The width of a king size bed also increases from the standard double and measure 5 feet wide by 6 foot 6 inches in length. Known as a standard 5ft bed or 150cm wide by 200cm in length. Browse our extensive range of 5'0 king size beds here.

Elite Contract King Size 5'0 Divan Bed

Super King Size

If you have the luxury of a large bedroom and love the extra space when you go to bed the super king size bed would be the best option for extra width and length all around. Known as a 6ft, the super king size bed measures 6 foot wide by 6 foot 6 inches long. Or 180cm wide by 200cm long. Treat yourself to a 6'0 super king size bed from Furniture World here. 

Deluxe Luxury No Turn Super King Size 6'0" Shallow Base Divan Bed

At Furniture World we can obtain a variety of bed sizes for our customers. If you require something lower to the ground to enable getting in and out of bed easier this can be arranged with our suppliers. Equally, if you want something taller then this is also a possibility. Pop into any one of our stores to discuss your bed and mattress needs where we will be able to find the right bed size and height for you. 

If you already know what size bed you want to buy but are left scratching your head over what mattress to buy then head over and read our handy post on our top 5 selling mattresses

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3rd November 2017

Don't let the Interest Rate Rise affect you.

Yesterday we were all alerted to the first interest rate rise in 10 years which might affect many households. With mortgages potentially rising and money becoming tighter, should you be worrying about your spending in the approach to Christmas? 

At Furniture World we want to make sure that you can still afford to buy new furniture whatever happens in the economic climate and that continues here every day with our always low prices and especially with our interest-free credit that is available in all of our stores as well as on our website.

From as little as a 10% deposit you can fill your home with brand new furniture and pay the balance off monthly over the next 12-18 months completely interest-free!

Example

12 Months Interest-Free Credit (0% APR Fixed)
Cash Price: £999.00
Deposit to Pay: £99.90
Loan Amount: £899.10
Number of Monthly Payments: 12
Monthly Payment: £74.92
Total Amount Payable: £999.00

Using our example above we've picked out a few products that you can have in your home for just a £99.90 Deposit and then just £74.92 per month after.*

Nova Bellisimo Sofa Package

Buy not 1 but 2 sofas, in our Nova 3 seater and 2 seater double recliner sofa package available in either brown or grey. 

Nova Bellisimo Brown sofa package

Penthouse 160cm Wooden Dining Table & 6 Evie Dining Chairs

Perfect with Christmas just around the corner. Treat your home to a brand new chunky dining table and six gorgeous fabric dining chairs for less than £100 a month. 

Chunky dining table and chairs

*Examples and product prices are correct at the time of publishing the article 03/11/2017. Furniture prices are subject to price change. 

Silentnight Geltex Pocket 2000 Super King Size 6'0" Mattress

This is one of our bestselling mattresses, which is actually effectively two mattresses. The top layer is filled with a breathable gel that helps to keep you cool in bed and stops you overheating, The layer below is the leading Mirapocket spring system with 2000 individual nested springs.

Silentnight Geltex Pocket 2000 Super King Size 6'0

 If you want to buy new furniture on credit and don't know where to start? Pop into any one of our stores or give us a call on 01209 210080 where we can guide you through choosing the right furniture for your home as well as giving any advice and guidance on the finance application process. We are always happy to help. 

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25th October 2017

Halloween Spooky Specials At The Outlet Barn Penzance

Don't give your bank balance a fright this Halloween Weekend!

For this spooky Halloween weekend, we are offering a
'Lucky Dip Discount Bucket'. So pop down and see us and you could save even more this weekend. 

We have an eerily awesome range of brand new products that are made to order, as well as our zombie-tastic display of clearance items that are 'ready to go with huge discounts that can't be missed!!

Here is a small selection of our clearance items to give you something to howl at!!!

Mysterious Manhattan

Modern 3 + 2 seater package in a brown faux leather fabric.
Was £899 Now £699

Manhattan Sofa
Frightening Fantasy

Grey corner sofa and footstool with co-ordinating scatter cushions.
Was £999 Now £799

Fantasy Corner Sofa

The Terrifyingly Terrific Revoli 

Contemporary 3 + 2.5 seater sofa package in a beige and tan fabric.
Was £799 Now £669

Revoli Sofa Package

Chilling Chairs

A variety of comfy armchairs from just £150.

  Armchairs for sale furniture world penzance

Ghost on down to Furniture World Outlet Barn Penzance this weekend Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October for Pumpkin fun and Skeleton prices!!!

Jump on your broomstick to grab a bargain!!!

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17th October 2017

Our Top 5 Mattresses

Buying a new mattress can be a bit scary and certainly confusing. You don’t want to spend your hard-earned cash on a mattress that isn’t suitable for your needs. Here at Furniture World, we display a fantastic range of mattresses to ensure there is something to suit everyone. We have everything ranging from Natural Fibres, Memory Foam, Latex, Pillowtops and Geltops, in a range of firmness’s and designs, we are confident you will find your perfect mattress at Furniture World but if you are confused about what to buy here are just a few of our favourites.

The Classic with a Modern Twist – The Hypnos Pearl Pillowtop

The Hypnos Pillow Top Pearl

Hypnos is one of the most recognisable brand names in the marketplace and with good reason. Boasting a 10 Year Guarantee on all their mattresses, supplying every Premier Inn hotel room in the UK and holding a Royal Warrant, producing beds for The Queen and her residencies. It's easy to see why this 100-Year-old company is right at the top of our list.


The Pillow top pearl is a classic pocket sprung mattress that is topped with British wool and surrounded in luxury damask, hand side stitched and buttoned on top to ensure it stays comfortable for years to come. By coupling this traditional design with modern innovation, Hypnos has created a truly spectacular mattress.

The pillowtop is a separate layer, made of a hypoallergenic and breathable fibre, it provides an inviting and comfortable feel, enough to make you look forward to bedtime. Whilst the ReActive™ springs use a brand new and exclusive design, combining a multi-distance turn and varied wire thickness in their coil, yes this sounds confusing but this is the technology that ensures the springs respond perfectly to pressure in each zone of your body giving you the exact correct support, however you sleep. This mattress is designed to only need occasional rotation and does not need turning meaning it’s a brilliant mattress that stays brilliant with little maintenance.

Doctors’ Orders – The Mammoth Sky 270

The Mammoth Sky 270

Mammoth has burst onto the mattress scene in recent years after bringing their patented Medical Grade Foam™ to the public. Originally designed to alleviate the problems associated with longer stays in bed for hospital patients, Mammoth took everything great about their original designs and then designed a range of supportive and comfortable beds for everyone.

Mammoth foam responds to pressure, not heat, meaning it provides the perfect level of zonal support from the moment you get into bed. It keeps your spine straight whatever position you sleep in while allowing for movement in the night, something older pure memory foam mattresses couldn't do, no more bad back in the mornings!


Medical Grade Foam™ contains cooling airflow channels in between every zone, to keep you at a perfect temperature and give you a drier and cleaner night’s sleep. All this technology is designed with one goal, to give the user a more restorative night’s sleep, is it any wonder that Mammoth mattresses are used by Olympic Gold Medal winners, Home Nations Rugby players and at the most state of the art sports recovery centre in the UK at the Etihad in Manchester. Backed up by a recommendation from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists they also qualify for VAT exemption for customers with a disability. Mammoth should be the first port of call for anyone with a bad back or other musculoskeletal complaints.


The Performance 270 is our favourite for its soft, comfortable feel, but we also carry its firmer brother, the Performance 220 for those who prefer a harder sleep surface and the Performance 1600 for medium firmness. With a 10 Year Guarantee, Mammoth's mattress quality won't let you down, ensuring you get a good night’s sleep for years to come.

The Wow Factor – Silentnight Geltex 2000

 Silentnight Geltex 2000 Mattress

Break out the extra deep sheets, this 14inch tall mattress is packed from brim to base with luxury which translates into a real 'ooh' when you get into bed. Sporting a 2000 count pocket spring unit, allowing each spring to move independently for optimal support and stopping the whole bed from moving when one person rolls over or gets out.

The Silentnight Geltex 2000 is topped with Geltex, a combination of a super responsive breathable elastic foam, offering all the supportive benefits of memory foam without the dense feel and slow response time, and a thermoregulatory gel, spreading your body heat across the whole sleep surface until optimal sleep temperature is reached, and then venting excess heat out of the sides, you're guaranteed a good night's sleep!


We have a fantastic range of Silentnight pillows and mattress protectors to compliment your new bed and a myriad of storage base options, from drawers to ottoman storage, and even a combination of both. Silentnight's 5 Year product guarantee and the ability to exchange your bed for another Silentnight in the range after 60 nights if you aren't completely satisfied, means you'll never be disappointed putting your trust in the hands of one of Britain's most recognisable brands.

The New Kid on the Block – MLILY Harmony

MLILY Harmony Mattresses

Difficult to pronounce but not to get to sleep on, our range of MLILY mattresses has something for everyone. With a firm Harmony 1000 Orthopaedic spring, medium Harmony 2000 and the soft Harmony 3000 we can tailor a feel to your needs. MLILY started production in 2003 and has now become the world’s largest producer of foams.

Each of the MLILY mattresses follows the same structure of a Memory Foam layer, topped with cool gel, a pocket spring unit for extra support and resilience and an airflow border. This airflow border allows free flowing movement of air throughout the mattress, keeping it hygienic and cool, but also provides all around edge support, meaning you can sleep right on the edge of your mattress, and even sit there to pop your socks on in the morning without worrying about the mattress collapsing in at the edges.

MLILY Harmony Mattresses
One of MLILY’s stand out advantages is that their mattresses come vacuum sealed and rolled up, allowing us to keep them in stock in our stores and pop them in the boot of most cars to be taken away the same day, they then take around 4 hours from opening to regain their shape and can be ready to use that evening. We offer a great range of drawered bases or ottoman lift up bases to go with the mattress alongside a choice of metal or wooden bed frames. With a fantastic selection of pillows to compliment the beds, you can walk away with a complete sleep solution. MLILY is only available in stores.

Our Survey Says – Silentnight Eco Comfort 1200

Silentnight Eco Comfort 1200 Mattress

One thing we always hear from our customers is what a minefield choosing a new mattress is, so many materials, firmness ratings and brands, it's so hard to know where to begin. We can assure you that at Furniture World, much to our chagrin as I'm sure you can imagine, extensively test out each bed in store so we can narrow down the choice for you by matching your needs to our knowledge and experience of our products.However, once a year some of that hard work gets done for us, as the legendary reviewers Which? scour the sector and crown a mattress with their coveted Which? Best Buy. Considering comfort, value for money, build quality and even ecological sustainability you can be sure their seal of approval only goes to the best of the best.


The current champion is the Silentnight Eco Comfort 1200.
Purotex anti-microbial fibres protect you and your family against allergens and dust mites while ensuring a comfortable luxury sleep surface. With 1200 pocket springs in a medium/firm tension, and an all-natural, environmentally friendly sleep surface offering the utmost in comfort and breathability at a great price. This mattress won't hurt the environment or your wallet. With Silentnight's 5 Year product guarantee and 60 Night no quibble exchange, if somehow, you aren't completely satisfied, it's hard to bet against this champ!

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