It doesn’t have to be brash or over shiny, it doesn’t have to come across ostentatious or too blingy but this season, gold is the colour to embrace. From the, it seems, permanently on trend, metallics family, gold is a great colour to introduce in small homewares or be bold and embrace layering golds from walls, to floors, to ceramics to soft furnishings. Use either dark tones or soft blush and whites to sit along side.
There has been a gradual increase in popularity for convex mirrors. Most take on the form of traditional ships mirrors with thick wooden frames.
With variations available everywhere and in different sizes, now is the time to explore the appeal of a convex mirror.
Some think that a mirror should be practical and in many ways we agree, but with the shape of a convex the clear view is distorted with a fish eye effect, and we love it.
This shape creates a wider view of the room and helps reflect light from windows more than a flat mirror. You can still see a clear reflection straight on, but from different angles you gain so much more.
The angles, the curves, the familiar silhouette of midcentury design sits so well with a monochrome interior. A little hint of walnut tones is all you need to soften the monochrome look.
Across the high street there are so many homewares and furniture embracing the style and designs from the midcentury era.
It’s easy to create this trend from modern stores but also it’s a great excuse to explore vintage markets, auctions and antiques fairs. Look for designs from brands including Ercol (furniture), Midwinter and Meakin that have some beautiful design and great monochrome pieces (ceramics).
Use vintage vases, lamps and plates for decorative display to compliment the look.
The sun is shining, summer vibes are in full swing and we all want to inject some colour into our lives. This season pastels are back and the focus turns to ice cream!
The gorgeous subtle shades of pink, mint, yellow and soft brown create a calming and welcoming feel to any room and whether you choose one colour or a mixture, you will be sure to have a smile on your face whenever you walk in the room.
Add small touches to a space with soft furnishes and accessories like vases and tableware or why not paint a wall or room in your favourite ice cream flavour. With so many amazing paint colors available we are spoilt for choice. Using art is a great way to introduce colour to a room, Desenio is our favourite go to online store.
Try creating large art works on walls using different block colours and shapes to give a well curated feel. Add shelving and mirrors to add drama.
Its time to embrace embellishments with this gorgeous 2018 trend; and shop for anything with tassels, tufting, fringes and feathers.
The bohemian influences are strong for this look, layering, natural colours, textures upon textures, but it can also work with a clean, minimal look – using white homewares but with embellishments for texture, ensuring everything is in natural creams and whites.
Shops across the high street have a big range to create this look. It’s also worth having a search around vintage markets, eBay and searching for international sellers.
We have seen this trend before and geometric patterns are always going to appeal, but this time the focus turns away from soft furnishings like cushions and rugs and more about wallpapers, tiles and art.
We are spoilt for choice when it comes to tiles and whether it’s for the bathroom, kitchen or floor we can create bold patterns and experiment with colour. Create a focal point with a vinyl floor in a kitchen, leaving the walls a plain colour or maybe it’s a patterned wallpaper that takes your fancy, to act as a statement backdrop to the rest of the room.
A great way to introduce pattern into a room is with art. Choose a select few pieces to bring interest to a wall. Whatever you do be brave and embrace geometrics.