home: trend [ bold wallpaper ]
Be bold and embrace the beauty of wallpapers that have strong large prints of flowers, shapes and geometric designs.
There are different ways to style the trend and you can choose to be more maximalist or have a clean, minimal style.
To go for a bold look, maximise the clashing strong designs; use various flower prints, various illustrative prints or shape designs to layer up a rich look. Look for sofas, armchairs, soft furnishings that the patterns sit together by colour but have variance in size and design.
Alternatively opt to just have the bold impact of the wallpaper and have far simpler plain accessories and furniture. Pull out a few colours from the wallpaper to have block colours for the sofa and chair or bed linen. Metallic highlights in chair or bed frames, homeware pieces, framed artwork or ceramics can be very effective to add dimension to the room.
You can also create more depth to a room by pulling one colour from the wall paper to use as a solid paint colour on the other walls. Think about papering the largest wall, most likely where the sofa goes, for a more modern look; instead of the more traditional ‘feature wall’ idea of the wall with the chimney breast and fireplace.
Main Picture guide
Naken / Ellie Cashman Design / Jane Clayton £47.20
Jane Clayton £99.20 / World of Wallpaper from £11.99 / Graham Brown from £50
Graham Brown from £40 / Murals Wallpaper from £36 / Murals Wallpaper from £36
home: made [ cane candle holder ]
This lovely little project is perfect for this time of year and is on trend with the current 70s resurgence.
Abeautifulmess.com takes you through the steps to create these candle holders using glass hurricane holders and caning rolls.
These candle holders are great to make in different sizes and place in large groups. You can also take them outside for candle lit evenings.
home: nice price [ cushion ]
Loving the pattern and texture of this gorgeous West Elm cushion and it’s in the sale.
Explore the West Elm sale for cushions and other homewares with up to 30% off original prices.
home: favourite thing [ lamp ]
This gorgeous engraved table lamp from zarahome.com with its retro feel will turn heads in any room.
Perfect for lighting a corner in a living room or as a bedside table lamp.
[ £69.99 ]
home: featured [ Made ]
A definite midcentury inspiration for much of ‘new in’ at Made.com with retro patterns, 50’s curves, mustards, oranges and rust tones.
Explore online or visit a showroom and start to create every aspect of the home.
This is affordable great design to allow interiors to be on trend but mix and match the pieces to create your own unique look.
home: event [ Beazley Designs of the Year ]
This September head to the Design Museum and explore Beazley Designs of the Year, an exhibition showcasing the most innovative designs from fashion, architecture, graphic design and more.
‘Now in its twelfth year, Beazley Designs of the Year is the Design Museum’s annual celebration of the most original and exciting products, concepts and designers in the world today.
Explore how the future is fast becoming the present with newly-developed materials, innovative ways of managing scarce resources, playful designs for all ages and local communities claiming new spaces for themselves’
Tickets go on sale 20th July
home: found this [ floor lamp ]
Search the sales and find some excellent pieces that are investment pieces but with a more enticing price tag.
This beautiful Ohio lamp from Made.com would make a statement in any interior and is now just £89 (was £149).
In muted grey and brass, it’s minimal look isn’t fussy or showy but looks like a lamp that would have a far higher price tag.
Slip into a monochrome or natural trend interior to introduce a lovely soft lighting to a room.