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13 Jun
Revive your sleeping experience

Revive your sleeping experience

Posted by Rochester

We have our very own line of branded mattresses, so it’s only fitting that we provide you with some great advice on how to go about choosing your new mattress. But you don’t have to take it lying down…

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09 Jun
The Quest for the perfect Man Chair

The Quest for the perfect Man Chair

Posted by Rochester

Iron Man, Superman, Batman, He-Man – Everyman deserves a man chair. A man chair is not just where the man sits, but it’s his throne, his sanctuary, and his inspiration. Sometimes a man needs to sit and think, and sometimes he just needs to sit – this is embodied by the man chair. So what makes the perfect man chair and how does a man go about acquiring one?

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25 May
On the bright side

On the bright side

Posted by Rochester

Do you love colour, but don’t know how to incorporate it into your home. Bold splashes of bright colours are exciting and playful, but it can be challenging to get the mix just right for a successful overall décor composition. This article explores how to effectively decorate with bright colours, without overwhelming the space in question:

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18 May
Welcome to Hipsterdom…

Welcome to Hipsterdom…

Posted by Rochester

From skinny jeans, hand-knitted cardigans, craft beer and a distinct love affair with anything in a mason jar – you can spot a hipster from a mile away! Although there is no doubt that these bearded, hair-knotted individuals have honed their look for the outside world to see, the question remains, how is the hipster style affecting things behind closed doors? The reality is that hipsters are having a major influence on home décor trends, and it is really turning out to be a positive and creative one.

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14 Apr
What type of couch suits you?

What type of couch suits you?

Posted by Rochester

Your home décor is a reflection of your personality, and sense of style, and there is no other piece that stands as a better reflection of this, than your couch. Different styles of couches suit different décor styles, which in turn suit different personality types. Obviously, these are generalisations and there are no hard-and-fast rules here, but it is fun analytical exercise to see which sofa styles appeal to which customer demographics. So, let’s look into our crystal ball, and see what your couch says about you:

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28 Aug
Dining delight

Dining delight

Posted by Rochester

Arguably one of the most significant areas in one’s home, the dining room is a communal space that plays an important role in everyday life. “It’s in the dining room that friends and family gather to build memories by sharing food, stories, and laughter,” explains Anton Odendaal, from leading furniture retailer, Rochester. Anton believes that it’s for this reason that tapping into the latest dining room trends is so important.

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28 Jul
Scatter-lings of Africa

Scatter-lings of Africa

Posted by Rochester

Scatter cushions can be one of the quickest and easiest way to spruce up various indoor and outdoor spaces throughout your home. You can use them to add colour or textural interest to a space, or to create a specific theme – quickly, easily and at a minimal cost.

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15 May
Colour injection

Colour injection

Posted by Rochester

15 May 2015, Johannesburg: There’s no escaping colour, it’s all around us - from billboards, to the clothes we wear and the cars we drive. Incorporating bold colour into your home can quickly and easily brighten a space, but it has to be done with some careful thought so as not to overwhelm a space or create unsightly clashes. Anton Odendaal, from leading homeware retailer, Rochester, offers his advice and some easy-to-follow tips on how to make the best choices when it comes to introducing colour into your home environment.

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19 Mar
Picking the perfect innerspring mattress

Picking the perfect innerspring mattress

Posted by Rochester

Getting a good night’s sleep depends on a lot of different factors – namely comfort, stress levels, and room temperature. However, in order to get the mix just right, it is essential that you have a good mattress to sleep on, as this is the first building block to a restful slumber.

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20 Feb
Industrial chic

Industrial chic

Posted by Rochester

Inspired by the manufacturing factories from the 19th and 20th Century, the vintage industrial décor trend is sweeping homes the world over.

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