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Which Mattress is Right For You?

When shopping for a new bed, you will need to make sure that you choose the right mattress. Mattresses are more than just something to sleep on. Good quality mattresses are important for your overall health as well as for getting a sound night’s sleep. Your mattress should deliver comfort as well as guard against health issues such as back pain from developing. Many beds feature their own unique mattress design, so it is helpful to look at the various choices available. Listed below are the different types of mattress you can find when you shop at our bed shop.

Children’s mattresses

A good night’s sleep is important for the development and long term health of both children and teens. Poor sleep can lead to problems involving brain function as well as emotional and physical wellbeing. A good children’s mattress should be firm enough to support your child’s body as well as encourage healthy sleeping positions. Make sure to also consider beds that are antibacterial with a breathable mattress cover, as well as being free of any harmful interior components.

Memory/latex mattresses

A memory foam mattress is designed to conform to the shape of your body. The flexible polyurethane material will maintain the impression of your body even after you get up. This adds to the comfort and support provided to beds and is ideal for those with joint or back pain. Latex, by contrast, returns the mattress to its original shape quickly, and is often lighter and bouncier than memory foam. A latex mattress can hold more air preventing the bed from getting too hot at night. They are also firmer and more eco friendly than other types of mattresses.

Everyday open coil mattresses

One of the most common types of mattress, these beds consist of an interconnected spring system. The thickness of the springs determines its gauge: the lower the gauge, the firmer the mattress. A well-made open coil mattress will have good support and orthopaedic qualities, especially the low gauge ones. In addition, this type of mattress is lighter and easier to turn than others.

Full foam mattresses

A full foam mattress combines various types of foam to evenly distribute body weight across its surface. This allows it to relieve pressure as well as provide more support as you sleep. A full foam mattress can also include different types of foam to increase firmness and durability according to your needs.

Why PH Gammons Is Perfect For Finding Your New Mattress

Since 1959 we at PH Gammons have been supplying homeowners with a range of excellent home furnishings at competitive prices. Whether you are looking for beds, sofas, carpets or more, we have an extensive range of products that will suit all tastes or living arrangements. Our bed shop in Peterborough is open six days a week, and we offer free delivery on all furniture purchased. For a free quote on your new mattress, speak to our friendly team at PH Gammons today.

Trendy sofas for your living room

Trendy Sofas For Your Living Room

Often the social hub of family life, your living room is one of the most frequented spaces in your home. (Yes, you spend a lot of time in the bedroom, but mostly asleep!). The living room is also where you are likely to entertain. This important room needs to reflect your good taste, and offer an inviting and comfortable welcome. Sofas are integral to the way your own living room makes you feel; a reputable sofa shop will help you to achieve this.

PH Gammons is a family-owned business founded in 1959. Over the years we have acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of home furnishing. Feel free to use our guide to help you choose the right sofa for your home.

Choosing the right sofa

Looking for sofas in Peterborough? Not sure where to turn? Relax, you’re in safe hands with PH Gammons. Below are our top tips on choosing your new sofa.

Slipcovered sofas: Slipcovered sofas have many advantages, not least of which is the fact that they are easy to keep clean. Simply remove the covers and put them through the wash. This is an important consideration in a home that includes animals and/or children. Covers also make your sofa highly adaptable if you decide to redecorate your living room. A change of style or colour can easily be matched with a new set from your sofa shop. You can also use slipcovers to blend your sofa with other furniture.

Leather sofas: Not only does a leather sofa look beautiful and stylish, it also offers terrific durability. Certainly, this is important where children and pets are concerned. Leather will retain its appearance for far longer than fabric, being more resistant to wear and colour fade. A leather sofa will even improve with age, acquiring an attractive shabby chic appearance that ageing fabric simply cannot match. Leather can also cope with the majority of spills, and is easy to wipe clean.

Sectional sofas: Not everyone’s living room is a conventional shape. A sectional sofa provides an effective solution to this problem, offering much more flexible positioning. In a small room a sectional sofa will help create space by fitting within corners. In an open plan space you can use a sectional sofa to define your living area and your dining area. Sectional sofas are also great for naps, and provide additional comfortable sleeping space for stay-overs.

What to look for in a quality sofa

A traditional timber frame is strong enough to withstand the rigours of everyday life. Along with robust, craftsman-made joints, this will allow the sofa to hold its shape. Cushion fillings should offer comfort, but also provide a good level of support. Good suspension is also important, and quality sofas are tested for their resistance to frequent use. Finally, the upholstery (or leather) should feel luxurious and of high quality.

Here at PH Gammons we have a range of quality sofas in stock. Pay us a visit for some ideas or friendly advice, or call us for more information.

Top furniture trends in 2020

2020 Furniture Trends

Are you looking to update the appearance of your home through the use of high-quality furniture? This is an excellent way to provide comfort and style. However, knowing which options are the most popular can be a bit tricky. Let’s take a look at some notable 2020 furniture trends, and how you can incorporate them in your home.

The Natural Touch

Wood has always played an important role in furniture trends, so it should stand to reason that materials such as oak and pine have remained popular. Wooden furniture is able to provide a natural and organic aesthetic that is hard to achieve with other options such as stone or metal. Wooden furniture and accessories are also popular way to inject a room with a sense of warmth. For this reason, wood is often chosen to furnish larger rooms that may otherwise  feel cold or impersonal. Our selection of wooden furniture in Peterborough will provide you with a range of styles to choose from.

Made-to-Order Styles

While it is always possible to order mass-produced pieces from furniture stores, you might be looking to add a bit of personality to a specific room. This is another important trend, as a growing number of homeowners are choosing unique made-to-order items as opposed to out-of-the-box furniture. This option is also a good idea if you wish to adhere to a specific interior design scheme.

Locally Sourced Solutions

Another 2020 trend involves the use of local furniture, as opposed to outsourced materials. There are a number of reasons behind this preference. First, local items tend to be crafted from high-quality materials and are made to last. It should also be mentioned that locally-sourced furniture is a more environmentally-friendly solution. This is important for anyone who has been looking to lower the carbon footprint of their home.

The Vintage Look

Some homeowners have chosen to go “back to the basics” in terms of their inerior design selections. This actually makes a great deal of sense, as vintage and antique designs offer a timeless sense of beauty to any room. These styles can also be good choices if you need to coordinate with other items, such as mirrors or period-era windows.

Blues and Neutral Tones

Anyone who has followed the interior design industry is aware that neutral tones have always been popular. These neutral shades are now extending to other accessories. Colours such as grey and off-white can help to add a sense of uniformity to a room. 2020 furniture trends also seem to be embracing the colour blue, as it offers a calming effect.

Our furniture store has been offering a host of unique options to choose from since 1959; and our team is always here to help. From sofas and recliners, to tables, chairs, blinds and carpets, Peter H Gammons will offer advice on choosing home furniture which best suits your needs. Please send us an enquiry at your convenience to learn about your options and our bespoke solutions, or visit us in store.

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Using Furniture to Bring the Most Out of Your Living Room

Sourcing and arranging the right furniture for your living room can seem like a daunting task, but with a bespoke furniture shop in Huntingdon, P H Gammons make the task that bit easier. With our great range of furnishings, you’ll be sure to find the perfect materials and finishes. After sourcing the right furniture, bringing the most out of your living room comes down to arranging it correctly. Not only will the room be more functional, but it will also feel more spacious and aesthetically pleasing. Here are some tips for choosing and placing furniture that will breathe new life into a familiar space.

Sourcing the Finest Wooden Furniture in Huntingdon

When picking your furniture and upholstery, you may be wary of diversifying wood tones. With the variety of furniture in Peterborough for sale, there’s no need to restrict your decorative options. Mixing different woods and wood tones is a good decorative decision. However, it’s best to establish one wood as the dominant tone. As a starting point, this could be the same tone as the wooden floor if you have one, or simply the largest piece of wooden furniture in the room. With a main wood tone anchoring the room’s aesthetic, you can then opt for smaller furnishings with different tones for variety. One way to ensure wood matches is to choose the same undertone, whether it’s warm or cold. Though this may not be an exact match, the two different yet complementary tones will prove a stylish addition to the living room.

Perfecting the Placement of Huntingdon Furniture

With tones picked, it’s time to think about placement. One especially important thing to consider is the room’s focal point, whether this is a fireplace, window, or television. Establishing a focal point will help you arrange sofas and tables. As well as this, it’s advisable to keep furniture away from the walls. After all, much upholstered furniture looks just as good from the back as the front. Leaving space between the walls and your sofas will help a room feel, well, roomier.

Alongside this, you need to think about the corners of a room. Empty corners will be a conspicuous part of any living room, so it’s important to make use of this space. Whilst keeping furniture away from sidewalls is a handy tip to follow, placing small furniture into corners is a great way to use the space. A small seat or corner shelf is a popular option. Even simpler things like a plant, a screen, or even just a leaning object can work wonders too.

Whatever your furniture needs and living room plans, PH Gammons have the bespoke furniture in Huntingdon to meet your design needs. From fine wood furniture, to luxurious upholstery, you’ll find everything you need to get the most out of your living room’s space. Please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team at PH Gammons.

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Can Wood Improve Your Mood?

Wood has plenty of benefits in the home, even improving your mood.

Wood is quickly becoming one of the most popular choices of material for homeowners looking to renovate. As many of us start looking to more environmentally friendly ways of living, sustainably sourced wood is a great way to refresh the look of your home without increasing your carbon footprint. But there are even more benefits to wood – did you know it can actually be good for your mental health?

Helping your mood

Research has shown that a reduction of man-made materials lowers your anxiety and stress levels when you’re at home. Wood in the home has a similar effect to being in nature, with a calming effect caused by wood causing a feeling of being close to nature, warmth, and homeliness.

Lowering your carbon footprint

This isn’t the only benefit of wood. When taken from sustainable sources, wood has less of an effect on the environment. It’s one of the most naturally renewable sources of energy, and with forests in Europe growing by 661,000 hectares every year, we won’t be running out any time soon. It also absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, again lowering the carbon footprint.

Since it lasts so long, it’s also great for recycling. If you use recycled wood, your carbon footprint will be even lower, with current natural timber being preserved for use elsewhere. Using recycled wood has another great benefit – reclaimed wood furniture has plenty of character with an authentic rustic look that you can only get from time-worn wood.

There’s little waste produced by wood products, and any waste that is produced is completely biodegradable, meaning that it eventually decomposes back into the earth.

Durability

Wood is a durable, strong material that will last for plenty of years in your home. Although how long it will last is dependent on the location in your home, the treatment it’s had and the type of wood it is, any wood in general will be one of the longest-lasting materials you can use.

It’s also great at retaining heat, up to seven times more than ceramic. As the wood absorbs heat, it creates a naturally warmer home, saving you money on your heating bills and reducing your energy usage.

Find the perfect wood furniture at PH Gammons

If you’re looking for sustainably sourced wood furniture to improve the look of your home and your mood, then a visit to our Huntingdon showroom is a great place to start. Find us here or get in touch with us today if you have any questions about our furniture and services.

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Would You Like To Sleep In A Womb?

One hotel in Shoreditch has taken ‘sleeping like a baby’ to another level. They have worked closely with Hope Bastine, a sleep psychologist to create hotel rooms that resemble the experience of being in the womb.

The beds themselves have a cocoon style, resembling the walls of the womb and the room is coloured and structured in a way which is meant to help encourage positivity, relaxation and REM-rich sleep.

 

Inspired by babies…

 

But what made The Zed Rooms think about the womb in particular? It’s not as random as it first sounds, as they looked at the sleep of babies in the womb during the later stages of pregnancy.

They discovered that during the 2 weeks of pregnancy, a baby dramatically increases REM sleep. In the final week of birth, REM sleep reaches a lifetime high of approximately 12 hours a day.

“The rooms also feature restorative scents and colours that relax muscles, invoke calm and mimic the moonlight; air cleansing soporific plants to eliminate toxins and healing background harmonies to unwind”.

If this wasn’t relaxing enough, they also offer yoga mats and a tablet using well loved app ‘Calm’. Every part of the room is tailor made to evoke specific emotions and to unlock your true sleep potential.

 

How much for a good sleep?

 

If you want to stay in this room for a night, you’ll have to pay £190 per night for the pleasure. So… how much are you willing to pay for a good nights sleep?

Although we can’t offer you a womb inspired room, we can offer you comfortable and affordable beds to perfectly suit your home.

We stock only the very best. Including: Dreamworks, Dorlux, Healthbeds, Original Bedstead, Sweet Dreams, Highgrove Beds and Shakespeare Beds.

If you’re looking for a good nights sleep, without the price tag, why not visit our Huntingdon showroom?

Alternatively, email us directly at chris@phgammons.co.uk or call us on 01487 812 275.

 

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Everything You Need To Know About Pocket Spring Mattresses

Considering how long a mattress should last you? And how much of your time that you spend on it? Opting for a high quality, handmade pocket sprung mattresses is always a better option than a cheap mattress. Pocket springs are a fundamental part of high-quality mattresses. Also, if you’re looking into buying a new one, it’ll help to fully understand what they are. So what exactly is a pocket sprung mattress?

Pocket Sprung Mattresses

Quite simply, a pocket sprung mattress has the springs sewn into individual fabric pockets. The surrounding fabrics function like shock absorbers. Essentially this reduces bounce and increases the mattress’s firmness for increased comfort. Additionally, these mattresses provide much better support for your body, as each of the coils absorb your weight individually. This allows the contours of your body to be uniformly supported.

Pocket Springs

Essentially, pocket springs themselves are rows of small springs, which are each housed separately from each other in individual fabric pockets.

The Benefits

These mattresses were created to help people suffering with back pain and bad joints. Providing them with a firm mattress offering targeted support for the body. This support, which helps to reduce pressure point pain, helps people to get a good nights sleep and some much needed pain relief. More importantly, pocket sprung mattresses are also great if there’s a weight or size difference between you and your partner. Furthermore, individual springs will work to take the weight of both of you individually. No more being lifted or rolled over!

PH Gammons

Are you interested in improving your sleep and wellbeing with a pocket sprung mattress? Then get in touch with us or take a visit to our showroom. Alternatively give us a call and we will be happy to help you find the perfect mattress.

 

 

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Leather or Fabric – Which is The Best Sofa?

The question that often first comes up when shopping for a new sofa is leather, or fabric? With the sofa being such a central part of the home – the spot where we relax after a long day, and gather together with family or guests – it makes sense to spend some time considering which fabric will be the best for your needs.

A sofa is a great long-term investment, with a good quality one from PH Gammons lasting you years. With this long life in mind, it’s best to choose one which is well suited to your home. We’ve put together this guide to help you figure out which will suit you and your living room the best.

Fabric Sofas

Fabric sofas always help to create a comfy, inviting atmosphere. Since they come in a huge range of colours and patterns, it’ll be easy for you to find one that suits your interior décor and personal style. A single colour sofa is always easy to restyle with some new patterned and colourful cushions, so this can be a better choice than a patterned sofa which has the potential to go out of fashion.

When making your choice between fabric and leather, consider how much time you want to spend on maintenance, along with the durability of the sofa. Choosing a sofa with high-quality fabric ensures that it keeps it’s look and lasts a lot longer.

When it comes to cleaning, fabric may need a bit more cleaning than leather, but they’re still easy to maintain; a simple mix of soap and water will keep it clean. You can also use stain protector sprays for even more protection.

It’s also worth bearing in mind that children and pets will effect the life expectancy of a fabric sofa. You should expect to find some stains and pet hair, but these can be taken care of with a bit of extra cleaning.

Leather Sofas

Leather sofas are generally more durable and last longer than a fabric sofa, although this does depend on how much you plan on cleaning and maintaining it. A good quality leather sofa will keep its look and shape for years. They don’t come in as wide an array of colours as fabric sofas do, but a neutral leather look will go with pretty much every living room. Leather gives a sleek, elegant, and sophisticated look to any room, complimenting every style of interior décor.

Leather is easier to clean than fabric, as a quick wipe and some dusting is the extent of cleaning. Although lighter leathers aren’t as stain resistant, they’ll still be easier to clean than a white fabric sofa. However, you’ll still need to occasionally maintain your leather by moisturising it to keep it soft. It’ll also be vulnerable to scratches from unruly cats and dogs.

PH Gammons

Whether you choose a fabric or leather sofa is ultimately down to the needs of your home and lifestyle. We can help you find the perfect sofa for you out of both of these options and more at PH Gammons. If you can’t find one for you in our range, then we can also build a bespoke sofa that’s exactly what you’ve been looking for. Come have a browse in our show room, or get in touch with us today for more information or a quote.

How to Choose the Right Type of Recliner

Recliners have been immensely popular ever since their introduction. With a new found level of comfort offered to consumers. With recliners now coming in such a variety of shapes and styles, you might be unsure of how to choose the right type – thankfully, we’re here to help.

The reason for the popularity of recliners is simple. They are relaxing, they are easy to operate and they provide great support. To get the most comfort out of your recliner, it’s important to make sure that you get the right type for you.

Types of Recliner

When choosing a recliner, consider what you’ll need and want it for the most. If you struggle with back pain, then all types of recliner will provide the same basic function of reclining back. This relives pressure and tension in the upper and lower back. Using a recliner also helps with good posture and positioning. Especially when compared to sitting on a normal chair or sofa.

Rocker recliners do exactly what the name suggests. They rock back and forth as well as reclining, which can help you doze off if you have trouble sleeping. A surprising amount of people use their recliners to sleep!

If you’re looking for the ultimate relaxation chair, then a massage recliner is just what you need. As well as reclining, these chairs will massage your back and legs, and some come with a heating function.

If the traditional recliner look isn’t for you, they’re also available in wing-back chair designs and contemporary styles. Whatever the style of your home, there’s bound to be recliners designed to suit your taste.

If you have weak knees or limited use of your legs, then a lift chair recliner is a great option for you. They are motorised so that the seat is lifted up from the base of the chair. Lift chairs make it much easier to get back up once you’re done relaxing.

Custom Recliners

Recliners can often be made to your exact specifications. Especially useful if your reason for getting a recliner is related to back or neck problems rather than just purely for relaxation. But a custom made recliner can also mean you’re getting the ultimate chair. For relaxation with a recliner tailored specifically to your requirements.

PH Gammons

So, when it comes to choosing the right type of recliner, consider what your needs are – is it purely a luxury for the finest relaxation furniture, or is it a bit of a necessity due to complications with posture and back pain? Whatever you’d like a recliner for, our range at PH Gammons will have you covered. The best place to start is to get in touch with any enquires, or to take a visit to our Huntingdon based showroom where our friendly and professional team will be happy to take you through our full range.

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Tips For Choosing The Perfect Dining Table For Your Home

To get the perfect dining table, you need one that suits your personal style and budget. It also needs to be solidly made and fit properly in your dining space. A dining table is a substantial investment and an important feature of the home. Follow these tips to make sure that the table you choose is perfect for you.

Dining Table Size

Firstly, the golden rule – your dining table has to fit in your dining room. Tables are often deceptively large. So ,make sure that you’ve measured up the space before going to look for a new table. As well as space for the table, a rule of thumb is to give yourself three feet of space around the table to move around. But the more space you have, the better.

Dining Table Style

Since dining tables usually last between five to ten years,  a table that suits a current trend may lead to regret. For this reason, a traditional design is almost always the best way to go. There’s bound to be traditionally designed tables that still suit the style of your home. So you won’t be short of options that won’t leave you cringing in a few years’ time.

Dining Table Function

Next, consider everything that you’ll be using the table for. If it’s going to be for dining with family but not much more, then a square or rectangle is a good way to go. This is the most common shape for a dining table, so you won’t be short of options. However, you might be using It for more than just dining – if you entertain guests quite frequently, then round tables are a great shape for socialising; no head of the table creates a nice, inclusive atmosphere and lets conversation between friends flow with ease. A round table also gives you more room around it without sacrificing a lot of surface area, so they’re also great for smaller rooms.

PH Gammons

Whatever your style and preferences for a dining table, our wide range at PH Gammons is bound to include something that is perfect for you. To have a look at our range of tables, visit our show room and if you have any enquires then get in touch with our friendly team today.