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Christmas Gift Ideas

Perfect Christmas Gifts for Everyone

Whether it’s a hard-to-buy for Dad or a fussy friend, we have the answer to all your Christmas shopping headaches! You'll find a huge selection of ideal gifts for everyone,...

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Good Web Guide Commendation

Shimu 'highly commended' in Good Web Guide Awards

We are delighted that our website has been 'highly commended' by the Good Web Guide as part of their 2018 Website of the Year Awards. Our site was reviewed in a lengthy process by industry experts, including Holly Tucker, co-founder...

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Christmas Gift Ideas

Perfect Christmas Gifts for Everyone

Whether it’s a hard-to-buy for Dad or a fussy friend, we have the answer to all your Christmas shopping headaches! You'll find a huge selection of ideal gifts for everyone, from beautiful silver jewellery and oriental ornaments through to bronze...

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Antique Chinese Tiger Chests

Animal symbolism in Chinese furniture

As in most other cultures across the world, animals have been used in China to symbolise many different concepts, from human characteristics such as wisdom or strength, to more intangible ideas such as long life or prosperity. Many of these...

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Autumnal cosy cushions

Autumnal reds to warm up your home

Now the weather is getting colder, our thoughts naturally turn to the onset of autumn and all that represents. The nights are drawing in, children are collecting conkers and bonfire night is around the corner. Red is the quintessential autumn colour: the colour...

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Chinese Wedding Trunk

The hidden meanings in Chinese painted designs

There’s often a lot more than meets the eye with Chinese design, which is one of the reasons we at Shimu find it so fascinating. In this post, we'll look at the hidden meanings within the designs on some of our favourite...

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Toska Glass Vases

Have you seen our latest lamps and accessories?

Add the perfect finishing touch to your interiors with our very latest table lamps and accessories. With an ever-growing collection of eye-catching treasures, these new additions are no exception.  From sustainable coloured glass vases to statement Chinese table lamps, it's the perfect...

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The art of cushion arranging

The art of cushion arranging

 Yes, there really is an art to cushion arranging - whether on your sofa, armchair, bed, or even in your garden. Shimu is well-stocked with gorgeous cushions and textiles for every scenario (see the Talani range pictured above) What’s a sofa...

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Shimu Website

Shimu website gets a refresh

If you're a regular visitor to the Shimu website then you'll have noticed quite a few changes over the last week or so. We've been busy behind the scenes working on a big refresh, and after weeks of design, implementation...

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