The winter sale is the best time to grab a real bargain but with so much on offer it’s easy to get side-tracked.  Invest wisely this year with our top tips from our in-house interior designer Katie Watson:

BUY BIG TICKET – Make the most of the sale by purchasing your big ticket items.  Sofas, dining tables, beds and mattresses will all have the biggest discounts at this time of year so plan to make any big changes now.  If you’re buying a classic piece rather than a trend item consider end-of-line items for maximum savings.

INVEST IN LITTLE LUXURIES – The winter sales provide the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to those expensive accessories you’ve been tempted to buy all year. Whether it’s quality bedding or a luxurious cushion you’ll be able to get them for a fraction of the price.

FORWARD PLAN – Keep any eye on the trends for the year ahead and snap up any accessories that match while they’re on offer – anything in purple is a good bet as you’ll be in line with the Pantone colour of the year ‘Radiant Orchid’ and there are strong oriental themes coming through too.

GET ADVICE – If in doubt, ask for help.  If you’re planning a new interiors scheme for 2014 and you’d like a little expert advice take advantage of our Design Service and one of our team will talk you through all the latest looks and the best buys to suit your home.