home: trend [ Hang It ]

home: trend [ Hang It ]

If it’s got a hook on the back if it hang it! That’s the basic rule to follow, with wall decor taking on a new style.

We all love a picture wall, framed prints and photos filling a space. Nothing wrong with that, although now there is so much more to display on our walls including hanging rings, macrame, baskets and planters. It’s nothing new, but a trend emerging currently is to soften a room with neutral tones and add the hanging items with materials to compliment – woods, rope, and metals with an artisan feel, almost hand crafted.

Plants play a large part, so get some baskets or metal rings and play around with faux or real succulents to create a relaxing space – ivy is great for this.

Feathers are popular, whether in art work, embroidery or hanging decor with the softeness and intricate design bringing interest and calm to a space. 

Whatever you decide, the choice is out there. A great place to start is online marketplaces Trouva and Amara.

Guide:

1. Rooster feathers from designvintage.co.uk [ £85 ]

2. Hanging shelf from amara.com [ £129 ]

3. Embroidered wall hanging from trouva.com [ £70 ]

4. Ceramic planters from westelm.co.uk [ from £16 ] 

5. Decorative mirror from tindesign.co.uk [ from £39.95 ]

6. Hanging basket from bohemiadesign.co.uk [ £15 ]

7. Hanging candle holder from trouva.com [ £16 ]

8. Cotton wall hanging from trouva.com [ £40 ]

9. Black hanging ring from Skandivis.co.uk [ £23.99 ]

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home: trend [ teal ] 

home: trend [ teal ] 

It’s rich, but calming; readily available in homeware across the high street; easy to match up with similar hues in paint and wallpaper; and compliments well with other on trend favourites including metallic tones, monochrome or jewel tones – or you go true to the trend and have design braveness in having everything being in the teal colour! – a strong bold look.

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Main picture product guide ;

1 ‘Charley’ sofa / Maison Du Monde £517.50 

2 Fabric lampshade / Red Candy £40 

3 ‘Teal’ paint / Homebase £10 

4 ‘Saffiano’ wallpaper / Lancashire Wallpaper £18.99 

5 Lavish cushion / Graham & Brown £22 

6 Fox & Ivy vase / Tesco £18 

home: trend [ Red ]

home: trend [ Red ]

With new colour trends appearing all the time its hard to keep up. Decorating whole rooms to the latest shades is not always an option, so instead it’s a great time to start introducing accessories and accents. 

A big colour choice for now, going into next year is Red. Not an easy one to work with, so our advice is to keep it simple. Red is a colour that is going to shout out within a room, so make sure the pieces you choose enhance the space, not clutter it.  

A statement clock or cabinet will draw attention in a room, as well as an armchair or sofa. Perhaps opt for a painted wall, a chalky matt finish will tone the effect down and in turn will create a more subtle finish. 

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A monochrome, white walled room is going to act as the best back drop to red accessories, but an industrial look also looks great with red light fittings or tiles, ideal in a kitchen. 

Whatever your thoughts on the colour Red there is no doubting it’s uplifting and fun. We are on board! 

Guide:
1. Cabinet from ikea.com [ £70 ]

2. Pendant lamp by Muuto from ambientedirect.com [ £95 ]

3. Sofa from made.com [ £649 ]

4. Vase from habitat.co.uk [ £15 ]

5. Clock by Newgate from amara.com [ £75 ]

6. Chair from futureandfound.com [ £219 ]

7. Side table from ikea.com [ £20 ]

8. Cushion by Bella Freud from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £160 ]

9. Cabinet by Kartell from heals.com [ from £72 ]

home: trend [ black and white ] 

home: trend [ black and white ]

Monochrome is as popular as ever with high street stores and designers still loving the simplicity, easy coordination and extensive pattern options to create crisp modern interiors. 

Whether you go for an even mix of the tones or go stronger on either black or white, it’s an easy colour palette to work with. 

As dark interiors are so on trend we love the look of styling heavily black with highlights of white in framing, fabrics and ceramics. Black walls can make a fantastic backdrop for white accessories to really stand out. Keep the look modern with only occasional pattern and stick mainly to plain black or white in accessories and fabrics. For wall decor choose illustrative prints, linear designs, typography or black and white photography. Head to Desenio, Gayle Mansfield or A Room in my House for prints to suit the look. 

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1. Pouffe / French Bedroom Co £99 

2. Chair / InHomeDesign £399 

3. Cushion / Ikea £13 

4. Throw / Trouva £75

5. Coffee table / M&S £79 

6. Paint / Farrow & Ball ‘pitch black’ 

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home: trend [ lanterns ]

home: trend [ lanterns ]

As we head into Winter we are continually looking for ways to create atmosphere and coziness in the home using lighting. This season sees an abundance of lanterns in stores – the must have accessory.

With a huge choice available in stores and online there is a look for everyone. We have picked out our favourites; bamboo, traditional wood & rope, modern black metal and nuatical.

With varying sizes available group together one style for a curated look or mix and match for a more relaxed eclectic style.

Guide:

1. Wood & rope lantern from westelm.co.uk [ from £79 ]

2. Black metal lantern from hm.com [ £24.99 ]

3. Ceramic lantern from amara.com [ £49 ]

4. Canister lantern from trouva.com [ £24 ]

5. Woven bamboo lantern from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ from £15 ]

6. Square lantern from one.world [ set of 3 £150 ]

7. Bamboo lantern from amara.com [ £37 ]

8. Antique grey lantern from amara.com [ £94 ]

9. Rattan lantern from trouva.com [ £39 ]

home: trend [ curve appeal ] 

home: trend [ curve appeal ] 

Give your home ‘curve appeal’, soften those edges, bring circular and rounded patterns and silhouettes into an interior to create a calm feel and modern design look.

Introduce the circular design in fabrics, wallpapers and other patterned soft furnishings, or try curves in furniture – rounded tables, soft cornered shelving, and moulded smooth plastic furniture. 

Look for inspiration from midcentury interiors and 1960s styling but give it a modern look by minimising too many bright colours and not clashing too many patterns. Furniture in plywood and plastic are always strong for curved silhouettes. Head to print stores like King & Mcgaw and Seventy Tree for extra details in your styling by introducing prints with circle patterns and colours that match your scheme.  

Midcentury style and inspiration

1 Cushion £10 Made.Com 

2 Rug £59.95 Scandiborn 

3 Lamp Shade (from) £375 Tom Raffield 

4 Chair £99 Dwell 

5 Sofa £3295 Sweet Pea & Willow 

6 Tiles (from) £6.50 Mosafil 

7 Wallpaper £20 Graham Brown 

8 Tray £85 GemmaWightmanCeramics 

9 Coffee Table £159 La Redoute 

home: trend [ marble ]

home: trend [ marble ]

We have seen a huge increase in popularity for marble over the last few years and it’s a material that is being used in prety much every homes.

Whether it’s in the form of kitchen accessories, table tops, tableware, printed soft furnishings, marble is such a gorgeous material with a beautiful pattern, you will always feel you have a unique piece in your home.

This year has seen marble mixed with pastels and metalics; copper, brass & gold. We now see marble in a more basic form, appreciating its character without the additions of colour working alongside it.

Table tops are being seen with simple black metal or wooden legs, and vases and accessories apear less fussy. [ Look out for the additions of black & white to compliment a piece ]. And of course this means you can opt for any wall colour you like as you won’t need to worry about clashing tones.

Guide:

1. Table from oliverbonas.com [ £210 ]

2. Wallpaper from johnlewis.com [ £175 ]

3. Marble effect planter from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £28 ]

4. Set of 2 pots from made.com [ £29 ]

5. Clock from trouva.com [ £249 ]

6. Chopping boards from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ from £14.95 ]

7. Table from habitat.co.uk [ £295 ]

8. Table from westelm.co.uk [ £399 ]