home: trend [ pineapples ]

home: trend [ pineapples ]

Love them or loath them, pinapples are this years choice of fruit…again! Seemingly beating of the likes of the cherry, banana and watermelon, this year we will continue to see pinapples on soft furnishings, wallpapers and in the form of accessories.

Bring some fun summer vibes to a room with bright wall art or printed cushion or keep it sophisticated with a tonal wallpaper.

Selection of prints from desenio.co.uk

Show your love of pineapples with accessories, like lighting, kitchenware or bookends, anything goes and there is a huge array to pick from.


Top row: wall sconce from grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £139 ], salad servers from hm.com [ £8.99 ], wallpaper from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £87 ]

Middle row: Wall decoration from laredoute.co.uk [ £15 ], mirror from asos.com [ £35 ], cushion from sassandbelle.co.uk [ £15 ]

Bottom row: bookends from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £49 ], ornament from trouva.com [ £35 ], wallpaper from johnlewis.com [ £59 ]


home: trend [ marble coffee tables ]

home: trend [ marble coffee tables ]

Marble is strong trend for so many homewares and furniture, it’s been high on the radar for a while and is set to stay there this year. It’s such a great material, it’s practically become a new neutral. It can sit amongst many strong interior trends and work with many home styles. It goes perfectly with a minimalistic white interior but is equally a great way to break up and brighten an interior using strong jewel tones – layered and dark. Marble can come in black, white or sandy tone and this lends itself to an easy add in to designing a room.

A nice easy way to introduce or use marble when styling a room is with a coffee table. And there is an absolute abundance of high street, designer and online stores offering a huge variety of styles, silhouettes, sizes and prices.

Designs often mix marble tops with metal framework base either quite minimal or with a geometric influence or wooden legs, wooden frames and even matching it with another material like wood or plastic and segmenting the top surface.

1 £199 La Redoute

2 £549 Dwell

3 £199 Dunelm

4 £499 Swoon

5 £798 Anthropologie

6 £259 Atkin + Thyme

7 £325 Loaf

8 £1,298 Anthropologie

9 £359.99 Wayfair

home: trend [ tropical botanicals ]

home: trend [ tropical botanicals ]

We have seen a lot of tropical prints over the last year, so this won’t be new to most. But with fresh takes on pattern with a focus on the botanicals and feel good colours, it’s hanging around for a while longer, and a winner in many peoples eyes.

For an instant jungle vibe wallpaper is the place to start, choosing a basic palm leaf pattern or go all out with one with animals as well.

Image via Pinterest

Cushions are also a great way to introduce this trend bringing print and pattern to a plain sofa or chair. Bring some fun to a dining table with palm inspired tablecloth or table runner.


Clockwise from top left –

Wallpaper from MINDTHEGAP at trouva.com [ 3 rolls for £150 ]

Palm leaf cushion from trouva.com [ £98 ]

Print from tindesign.co.uk [ £19.95 ]

Duvet set from urbanoutfitters.com [ from £30 ]

Wall light from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £155 ]

Cushion from audenza.com [ £38 ]

home: trend [ ombre ]

home: trend [ ombre ]

There’s a gorgeous colour effect to bring into your home – ombre.

This beautiful colour haze can be introduced to a current colour scheme if you match the colour.

To create the ombre look pick one or two pieces eg. Cushions and curtains, in an ombre pattern fabric and then colour the rest of the interior in block colours of shades of the ombre tone.

If you’re feeling bold use ombre for a wall paper – a strong look – then collate other homewares in the same colour – this rich look would look great if using one of the popular jewel tones; currently an on trend colour palette that’s across homeware stores on the high street and online.

1 Cushion (was £20) £16 Debenhams

2 Vase £8 Wilko

3 Rug £65 Wilko

4 Lamp £165.00 Trouva

5 Cushion (was £20) £16 Debenhams

6 Wallpaper £36m2 Murals Wallpaper

7 Bedding from £33 La Redoute

8 Bedding from £34 Dunelm

9 Curtains (was £34.99) £7.99 Argos

home: trend [ dark woods ]

home: trend [ dark woods ]

Wood and wood finishes are always going to be popular in the home, whether you are a fan of oak, walnut, mango or birch. This year we see a big increase in dark woods appearing in stores through furniture, lighting and accessories.

Using dark wood in the home will bring a richness and cosiness that lighter woods don’t do as well. Compliment with rich Blue, Green and Red shades for a truly lux feel.

A room in the house where dark wood are becoming a trend is the kitchen. Brown almost black cabinets combined with lighter tones on worktops and accessories gives a layered and cohesive look.

Using dark wood doesn’t mean the whole room has to go dark, if that’s not your thing. Brilliant white and paler shades will really set off the wood tones of tables, chairs and lighting.

We have picked some of our favourites to start off this look.


Top row – plate from hm.com [ £6.99 ], image from Pinterest, pendant light from habitat.co.uk [ £70 ]

Middle row – lamp from made.com [ £79 ], bookcase from johnlewis.com [ £399 ], chair from johnlewis.com [ £396 ]

Bottom row – image from Pinterest, coffee table from westelm.co.uk [ £599 ], flooring from wickes.co.uk [ £21.61 ]

home: trend [ vintage lighting ]

home: trend [ vintage lighting ]

The trend for vintage lighting doesn’t mean necessarily trawling vintage markets and auction sites, unless you want to. Modern stores have a huge wealth of vintage style lighting replicating styles from the 1940s to the 1980s at anywhere from bargain prices to high end design. There’s many options to get ‘the look’ for your home.

Vintage style (or actual vintage) lighting gives a unique look to the home and creates a statement.

Industrial, retro, vintage and Art Deco Style pieces can sit great in a modern setting. Look for statement pieces for centre of a room, group together multiple industrial pendants in a kitchen or use great vintage wall lights against a dark wall.

Picture guide;

1. Rope and bulb // £78.59 LightInTheBox

2. Treviso light // £99 Swoon

3. Industrial Pendant Light // £126.72 MadeToLast

4. Vintage industrial style // LightInTheBox £21.43 (reduced from £46.21)

5. Vintage French Atomic // £250 HomePlace

6. Single vintage style bulb // £9.99 NotOnTheHighstreet

Favourite store, HomePlace, has a great selection of real vintage lighting – originals. They take the work out of hunting down unique pieces yourself.

This particular incredible piece might be sold but there’s plenty more at a HomePlace to browse

The incredible piece above might be sold but there’s plenty more great lighting to browse at HomePlace

home: trend [ sage ]

home: trend [ sage ]

Continuing from last year we are seeing more and more shades of green in homeware. Not only paint colours but furniture and accessories.

Sage is the colour for Spring and we are seeing it everywhere. It’s a calming shade and works in any room. Accessorise with soft furnishings and ornaments for a more subtle look or go full on with painted walls or wallpaper.

We love it’s understated tone and it brings freshness and wellbeing to a space. Shop the high street and online for an array of choice.


Top row – comfort kit for wire chairroseandgrey.co.uk [ £39 ], image from Pinterest, planter from johnlewis.com [ £22 ]

Middle row – wool throw – Coxandcox.co.uk [ £65 ], Fenner sofa – habitat.co.uk [ £1300 ], lampshade – made.com [ £29 ]

Bottom row – paint – farrowandball.com [ from £45 ], cushion cover from hm.com [ £12.99 ], image from Pinterest