home: trend [ neon lights ]

home: trend [ neon lights ]

Lighting is a very important part of your home as we all know. Choosing various designs and styles creates individually in each room. This year sees more and more neon in stores.

The new type of neon we are seeing is not as it used to be with glass tubing and gas, nowadays it’s much more safe and durable with acrylic.

Of course the original neon lights are still available, and if you are looking for a vintage piece, or just want an experience then we recommend a trip to God’s Own Junkyard in London.

God’s Own Junkyard

Today we have picked some of our favourites, from lightning bolts to ice creams, clouds to lips.

Guide:

Top row: ‘you are loved’ from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £399 ], cloud from conranshop.co.uk [ £50 ], ‘XOXO’ from urbanoutfitters.com [ £65 ]

Middle row: ice cream from trouva.com [ £70 ], lips from madeindesign.co.uk [ £249 ], ‘hello’ from trouva.com [ £200 ]

Bottom row: ‘cocktails & dreams’ from custom-neon-sign.co.uk [ £119.19 ], lighting bolt from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £195 ], ‘good vibes’ from cultfurniture.com [ £59 ]

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home: trend [ gold ]

home: trend [ gold ]

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.

Main picture guide;

Top Row

Boston Lounge Chair £320 Amara / Stockholm Geometric Wallpaper £9.99 per roll Inspired Wallpaper / Newberg Cutlery £129 Made.com

Middle Row

Trouva Rug £67.99 Wayfair / Honeycomb Side Table £99 Atkin & Thyme / Tranquil Wallpaper £18.39 Debenhams

Bottom Row

Gold Print £15 Joyful Home Co / Vibe Cushion £9 Dunelm / Hammered Vase £29.99 Zara Home

home: trend [ convex mirrors ]

home: trend [ convex mirrors ]

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.

We should all give a convex mirror a home.

Guide:

Top row – laredoute.co.uk [ £74 ] abigailahern.com [from £750 ] grahamandgreen.co.uk [ from £18 ],

Middle row – maisondumonde.com [ £230 ], limelace.co.uk [ £34.95 ], reidandwright.london

Bottom row – zarahome.com [ £49.99 ] bandsglass.co.uk, rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £80 ]

home: trend [ midcentury monochrome ]

home: trend [ midcentury monochrome ]

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.

1 ‘EKENÄSET chair / IKEA £180

2 ‘Sputnik’ light / Dunelm Was £129.00 Now £38.70

3 embroidery cushions / West Elm from £29

4 ‘afar’ rug / La Redoute from £69.30 (current prices with up to 30% off)

5 wall hanging / La Redoute £37.80 (current price with up to 30% off)

6 ‘Margot’ sofa / Argos £299.99

7 ‘Scott’ armchair / Perch & Parrow £685

8 Ridgeway ‘homemaker’ vintage plate / search vintage markets and eBay

9 ‘Ditto’ wallpaper / Miss Print £64

home: trend [ ice cream shades ]

home: trend [ ice cream shades ]

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.

Image from Pinterest

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.

Image from Pinterest

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.

Guide:

Top row – print from desenio.co.uk [ from £6.95 ], plant box from fermliving.com [ £195 ], pepper grinder from trouva.com [ £29 ]

Middle row – sofa from made.com [ £499 ], placemat from zarahome.com [ £11.99 ], lamp from made.com [ £69 ]

Bottom row – sheepskin cushion from oliverbonas.com [ £50 ], image from Pinterest, velvet cushion from hm.com [ £6.99 ]

home: trend [ embellished ]

home: trend [ embellished ]

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.

1 Elsie Cushion / Anthropologie £70.40

2 Pom Pom Throw / Trouva £22.50

3 Fringed Cushion Cover / Little Lies £32

4 Farha Cushion / Very £49.99

5 Navajo Throw / Feather + Black £120

6 Fringed mirror / Oliver Bonas £60

home:trend [ geometrics ]

home: trend [ geometrics ]

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.

Guide:

Top row – wallpaper from cole-and-son.com, floor vinyl from atrafloor.com [ £59 ], print from desenio.co.uk [ from £6.95 ]

Middle row – floor vinyl from atrafloor.com [ £59 ], tiles from claybrookstudio.co.uk [ £6.29 per sheet ], floor tiles from claybrookstudio.co.uk [ £1.56 each ]

Bottom row – print from tindesign.co.uk [ from £19.95 ], wallpaper from grahambrown.com [ £24 ], wall tiles from britishceramictile.com [ £68.80 ]