Our Favourite Furniture Trends of 2022

The furniture industry has seen some major changes over the years. From the introduction of plastic chairs to the rise of modern design, the way we furnish our homes has changed dramatically. Furniture designers are constantly looking at new materials and technologies to create innovative designs. We expect to see even more futuristic furniture concepts. […]

Interior Inspiration: Baroque

Do you love interior design? If yes, then you should definitely check out these beautiful baroque style rooms. The colours, patterns, and textures are simply stunning. Image: Thespruce Baroque architecture was born during the late 16th century. This style has become very popular over time and is often seen in modern homes today. This style […]

Inteior Design Tips? We’ve Got You Covered For Your Latest Home Makeover.

IMAGE:UNSPLASH Do you need some interior design tips for giving your home a makeover this spring? Don’t change a thing until you’ve read our guide for making your interiors pop.  Go bold or go home. Decorating a small space with a bright or striking graphic wallpaper is a sure-fire way to create a big impact […]

Interior Trend – Tasteful Teal

IMAGE: COUNTRYANDTOWNHOUSE One of our favourite colours for 2021 has to be the sophisticated and cool teal. This striking shade that combines both blue and green hues is definitely one to watch over the next number of months as it gains in popularity. Let’s take a look at how you can introduce this super-cool shade […]

Cosy Autumn – The Armchair Edit

There’s nothing we love better on a chilly autumn evening than snuggling up in front of the fire with a good book in our cosiest armchair. In fact, a comfy armchair is a new season essential and there’s no better time to bag yourself one than now, during our extended sale. Take a peek at […]

Get the Look – the Sherbury Bedroom Collection

We absolutely adore our Sherbury bedroom collection. It’s simple yet stylish, superbly crafted and completely timeless. An excellent investment for any bedroom, let us talk up through the full collection in detail and show you how we’d style it. The Sherbury Bed Frame  Elegantly carved pieces of wood are the defining feature of the Sherbury […]

Trend Report – Magnificent Marble

Did you know that marble is making a HUGE comeback this year? Making it’s return to the world of modern interior design, marble is set to be one of the biggest interior trends for 2020, but with a twist. Rather than filling a room with marble, which can create a cold and sterile atmosphere, we […]

Trend Report – the Tiny Home Craze

IMAGE- BIGMANTINYHOME Fancy owning your own home, mortgage-free and for as little as €45,000? Well, your dreams may well come true thanks to Cork-based builder JP Simpson and his new business, Big Man Tiny Homes. As the country grapples with a housing crisis, these tiny homes are in more demand than ever according to Simpson. […]

We’ve Had Some Wall Art Land Online!

Choosing at least one piece of hanging art can create a welcome design focal-point in your home as well as acting as a visual representation of your personal taste and personality. Here at Michael Murphy Home Furnishing, we firmly encourage artistic expression in the home. Proudly stocking limited prints from Irish artist Sean Curran’s collection, […]

Shop the Look – the Zinc Collection

Enveloped in sumptuous leather, the Zinc collection is the epitome of mid-century modern style. A retro-inspired collection, the Zinc is a  vintage-inspired sofa, but with all the hallmarks of modern-day comfort and engineering. Tall, dark tapered legs support the sturdy, hardwood frame, while a cushioned, high, buttoned backrest adds to the comfort of the design. […]

House and Home Magazine: Expert Advice from Our Flooring Manager

In the September/October 2018 edition of House and Home Magazine, our Flooring Manager Tommy provided his expert opinion for a carpet feature that the lovely Roisin Carabine was writing. Look out for Tommy’s words of wisdom below!                                This article originally […]

Our Warehouse Sale: What to Expect

This coming Thursday marks the start of our four-day, first-ever Warehouse Sale. Located in our old warehouse on Kilbelin Road – just one door down from our Outlet Store (see map below for directions) – end of line and ex-display stock will be sold at reduced to clear price points. Happy days! So, what can […]

Caring for Your Furnishings: A Quick Guide

Different fabrics, upholstery and flooring carry different rules – particularly if you want to keep them looking their best. From leather to faux suede, there are specific things to keep in mind when it comes to maintenance, so we have put together a few tips and guidelines below to make it a little easier.    […]

Monday Mood Board: Statement Flooring

Go big or go home; that’s our attitude this Monday morning when it comes to flooring, focusing in on vinyls and carpets – as wooden flooring deserves its own separate post. In terms of theme, as much as we love them, today we’re bypassing neutrals and earthy shades, going straight for dark tones, jewels, geometrics, […]

Transform your Bathroom with a Beautiful Rug

The tried and tested bathroom mat is the first choice for most people when it comes to bathroom floor coverings, but an increasing number of forward-thinking number of homeowners are transforming simple bathrooms into gorgeous interiors by adding one single element: a beautiful rug. (Image credit: Pinterest) Introducing a large and colourful rug to is […]

Top Tips for Cleaning Vinyl Floors

Vinyl floors are relatively easy-to-clean compared to carpets and hardwood floors, but there are a few important points you should keep in mind to ensure your floor looks its best for longer. The most important thing to remember is to clean up spills as soon as they occur using tap water. As with hardwood floors […]

Top Tips for Cleaning Hardwood Floors

A hardwood floor is one of the most striking flooring options you can choose for your home, but cleaning hardwood can be more challenging compared to carpets and vinyl. Vacuum cleaning a hardwood floor on a weekly basis will help to prevent girt, dust and dirt from building up, ensuring your floor feels smooth to […]

Carpet vs. Wood vs. Vinyl: Which Floor is For You

When it comes to the type of flooring we choose for our home, it often boils down to personal preference. There are, however, a number of differences between the various flooring types that you should be aware of before making a purchase. Carpet, for instance, is the most comfortable and warm of the three and […]

Flooring Trends for AW17

The flooring trends for the AW17 season reflect the simple beauty of this time year and the gorgeous colours of the natural world. Dark boards for instance, bring to mind the earthly browns and reds of autumn and will help to create a warm, bold and inviting atmosphere in your home. Dark boards also add […]