Transforming that favourite piece of furniture is just so satisfying. It may be a sentimental piece or that fabulous shape that you have never ever found again. Traditional family heirlooms or that quirky retro sofa. Dickinsons have the expertise and desire to restore most pieces to their former glorious condition, some better than their previous look when new. We have thousands of inspiring fabrics for you to browse. Our advisors are very knowledgeable and would love to be able to guide you to that perfect look. You can take this opportunity to replace cushions and seat interiors at the same time. Seeing the transformation is awe-inspiring, knowing that you have chosen how you want this piece to look, so that it fits perfectly into your room. Your look, your style, your home.
What would it cost?
The costs for this service is not a cheap option. It is however a satisfying one. It does cost more to strip back furniture, to the bare frame. Then lovingly rebuild it and recover it. More than simply producing new furniture. Whilst the cost may be higher moneywise, our environment will benefit. Re-cycling saves cutting down more trees for a new frame and also producing more steel for the springs
Our Upholstery Service
So, we can give you an accurate cost for the re-upholstery work, we would initially send you an estimate. This will be based on a photograph of your furniture and approximate measurements. We would also take into account the fabrics and interiors you have chosen (Extra material sometimes has to be bought for Fire Retardant Testing). Once you decide and we have instructions from you, we will uplift your furniture, take it to our upholstery workshops where an exact quote can be produced, there is a fixed price for the uplift service. When you are happy with everything discussed we can proceed, using our experienced, quality upholsterers. The furniture is returned back to you in fabulous condition. Something you will be very proud of for years to come.
At our Dickinsons Group of stores in Hexham, Alnwick, Carlisle and now incorporating New England in Gosforth, we employ a dedicated team of Interior Designers, who work tirelessly on both domestic and commercial projects, giving us an impressive flexibility.They have an impressive wealth of knowledge about "the latest design trends and ideas" in the Interiors market. Our Designers make regular trips to Chelsea Harbour to keep in touch with all the latest trends, so you know that you will be dealing with a Designer who can give you quality advice and inspirational ideas. We have an extremely motivated, greatly inspired and very passionate team.
Our stores are now the largest Interior Design Centers in the North of England, across to Cumbria and the Borders. Offering a one-stop shop for Furniture, Beds, Carpets, Flooring, Curtains, Blinds and accessories, in inspirational surroundings. Unlike other Designers who will ask you to choose from photographs, we can pull everything together for you. Amazing colour schemes to look at and try, in your own home. Giving you a better look at the light and shade in your room. Here at the Dickinson's Group we have the largest single collection of Designer fabrics and wallpapers in the North of England and across to Cumbria, so we will always be able to find something that will inspire you!
The current collections are in excess of 25,000 fabrics, an impressive 8,000 plus, wallpapers, and over 3,500 blind options, including all of the major brands! We are also Farrow and Ball, Little Green, Designers Guild, Sanderson and Zoffany paint stockists.
We will provide an hour consultation with one of our designers completely free (in-store only), so if you want to take advantage of this please just give us a call to arrange an appointment. Or use the enquiry form.
Alternatively, we can visit your home to discuss your requirements, and a charge of £50 per hour will be made for this, though any charges will be refunded when an order of £1000 or more is placed.
Our normal hours of business are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm, but arrangements can sometimes be made out of these hours if this is not convenient.
Our award-winning Interior Design team have a deserved nationally-recognised reputation for producing outstanding and creative work. They can advise you on everything from a full house including furniture, curtains, blinds and flooring, ensuring that everything works in harmony to create your dream home.
Our designers will not do part of the job and then hand you over to another department, they will work with you on the whole project from start to finish, however large or small the project is. Neither will they stop at the larger items. Dickinsons can advise on and supply of paints, wallpapers, furniture, accessories and lighting and we can also recommend suitably skilled tradesmen if you are new to the area.
Dickinsons are recognised nationally for their passion, attention to detail, design skills and just as importantly fitting skills. Having won UK Interiors retailer of the year, UK soft furnishings retailer of the year and UK floor fitter of the year as well as being featured in Homes and Gardens for our design excellence, you can be sure that when you receive the trademark Dickinsons warm welcome, you are also in safe hands.
Our lighting department has grown within the group and our capacity to supply is immense now we have our online store. The product range available comprises of very contemporary fittings right through to traditional fittings for a stone built farmhouse! Inside or out, if we haven’t got it we will find it or an extremely suitable alternative.
Our made-to-measure curtains and blinds, will provide you with the fabulous finishing touches for any room and will sit beautifully with the décor of your home – the perfect way to transform any room of the house.
With thousands of fabrics to choose from. All the latest designs from the best manufacturers in the country. Christian Lacroix, Ralph Lauren, Designers Guild, Sanderson, Zoffany, Osborne and Little, Abraham Moon & Sons, Clarke and Clarke, Voyage, Scion, Thibault and many more. We have the largest design studios in the North East and Cumbria. We also use our own specialist workrooms and fitters
Our fully bespoke service is especially great if you have large or extra-large windows. These windows often cry out for that extraordinary, jaw dropping specialist treatment. They will need specific fabrics, headers and accessories, all of which we can supply.
A huge library of finishing styles, such as pencil pleat, deep pencil pleat, pinch pleat, double pinch pleat, eyelet, tab and wave headings. We can offer pelmets, swags and tie-backs, scatters and bolsters, all of which are a great way to add those all-important finishing touches to your room.
We have an extensive range of curtain accessories for you to choose from, Finials, poles, rings, tiebacks and much more.
Our expert advisors can visit or you can choose online.
Please see our advice center for measuring for curtains and blinds
Our curtains, blinds and design workroom uses some of the best curtain makers in the area, drawing on a vast experience of dealing with complex patterns and designs. By having our own staff working on your project from start to finish, we can properly manage the work and ensure a top-quality job from the moment you make your initial enquiry to the hanging of the curtains in your room.
Once the make-up is completed, each product is quality-checked and bagged ready for installation and our experienced fitters will complete the installation to transform your house in the way that you imagined. Dressed at the window for that beautiful, perfect, new look
We offer a full installation service throughout the North of England and The Borders. Our fitters will expertly fit your curtain poles, tracks, pelmets and blinds (including in conservatories) to ensure that your home is transformed in exactly the way that you dreamt. Where necessary we will also steam the curtains to ensure that they hang just perfectly!