home: trend [ black steel ]

home: trend [ black steel ]

We have noticed an increased popularity in bringing black accents into our homes through furniture and lighting.

Find chair legs in tubular black steel, black frames on cabinets & shelving, as well as black metal floor lamps & bed frames.

This modern touch gives us an alternative to brass and chrome accents and nods back to the eighties. Keep chair colours light as they contrast best with the black and will make it easier to compliment your current style.

Guide:

Clockwise from to left:

Bedframe / John Lewis [ £175 ]

Floorlamp / Next [ £65 ]

Side table / H&M [ £79. 99 ]

Dining chair / Rockett St George [ £145 ]

Set of Side tables / LaRedoute [ £104 ]

Console table / West Elm [ £319 ]

Armchair / Ikea [ £90 ]

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home: trend [ terracotta ]

home: trend [ terracotta ]

Bring the warmth and comfort of one of the colours of the year, to your home – terracotta.

It’s last rise in popularity was during the 1990s and there was possibly a fair few terracotta walls on our screens in Changing Rooms but now its had a modern relaunch and using tones of it across a room from walls to furniture to small homewares can look incredibly effective.

Using the colour as a palette across an interior will bring warmth to the room.

Top row

Bedding, La Redoute from £30 / Candle Stick (small), Trouva £17.50 / Cup, Hurn & Hurn £11

Middle row

Cushion, Nordic Nest £29 / Chair, Cult Furniture £159 / Rug, Modern Rugs from £39

Lower row

Cushion, La Redoute £30 / Curtain, Dunelm from £18.00 / Paint, Mano Mano £79.95

home: trend [ compact dressing tables ]

home: trend [ compact dressing tables ]

More and more home owners and renters are dealing with smaller spaces or are just finding that having more compact furniture creates more space in rooms, leading to an airier feeling environment.

One piece of furniture which is ticking these boxes is the humble dressing table. A necessity for some, for others less so. But whatever you actually use yours for, we have found some great modern examples which are compact in size, but big on personality.

The variety is huge online, so there is lots to choose from for all styles of room.

Guide:

Clockwise from top left:

John Lewis [ £350 ], Dwell [ £399 ], Next [ £275 ], Laredoute [ £230 ] , West Elm [ £399 ], Habitat [ £450 ], Made [ £399 ]

home: trend [ slogan homeware ]

home: trend [ slogan ]

State your thoughts through your homeware with the power of words on your homewares.

Choose special words or phrases and pop them around the home to highlight important statements about you and your beliefs.

Slogans pop onto so many homewares; vases, prints, ceramics, cushions, tea towels or even just as moulded words in wood, plastic or metal to put on a mantle piece or shelf.

Top row

Never Forget, Amazon £8.99 / Hell Yeah, Above & Beyond £12.50 / Love, Connox £33

Middle row

Laugh, Bombay Duck £9.50 / WTF, Amazon £25.50 / Lazy Days, Next £14

Lower row

Big Spoon, NOTH £19.95 / Dream, Amazon £27.22 / This Must, Trouva £70

home: trend [ sculptured form ]

home: trend [ sculptured form ]

As we head into Autumn new trends are alway appearing, including today’s pick – sculptured form.

Taking inspiration from sculpture and art, furniture & lighting are taking on forms that give them the appearance of something more than just a functional object. Sofas and chairs are given soft curved lines with lighting being something not out if place on a gallery plinth.

We have always bought furniture for not just it’s use, but also it’s form and now it seems brands are going that bit further to offer us something even more interesting and eye catching.

Guide:

Clockwise from top left.

Ceiling light / dwell.co.uk [ £129 ], table lamp / grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £129 ], floor lamp / johnlewis.com [ £195 ], sofa / skandium.com [ £4359 ], side table / westelm.co.uk [ £199 ], rocking chair / madeindesign.co.uk [ £530 ], terrazzo bookend / insidestoreldn.com [ £39 ]

home: trend [ textured and 3D tiling ]

home: trend [ textured and 3D tiling ]

There is a plethora of tiles across the high street and online to choose from to incorporate this trend into the home.

Textured and 3D tiles can add depth and interest to surfaces and create a richer look for a bathroom, kitchen, hearth or wherever you choose to use them.

These tiles can lend themselves to enhance and working alongside other trends – denim, natural finishes, geometric are just some of the trends that would work well alongside tiles that have 3D or relief designs or textured pattern or natural style finishes.

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Top row

‘Marble Wave’ £14.99 Total Tiles / ‘Himalaya’ Porcelain Superstore £25.08 / ‘Strike Gold’ Applebys 53.95

Middle row

‘Forma’ Victorian Plumbing £20.32 / ‘Fairground’ Atra Flooring £59.00 / ‘Hannie’ Trade Price Tiles £39.96

Lower row

‘ Elation Gold’ Walls & Floors £32.95 / ‘White Water’ Walls & Floors £32.95 / ‘Geneva’ Leaf pattern • Victoria Plum £29.40

home: trend [ denim blue ]

home: trend [ denim blue ]

Not so long ago we talked about using blue in the home, and going into Autumn we are still talking about it.

This time the focus is on denim blue and much paler, washout examples.

This can be found on a lot of ceramics and furniture, with blue becoming more popular in glassware too as an alternative to smoked grey or Amber, which we have seen a lot of in recent years.

Be Bold with a blue sofa or armchair. or tone it down by just using some cushions to accessorise.

A bright and airy space lends itself to denim blue, but if your room is darker then go for a more rich royal or navy blue.

Guide:

Top row: wallpaper / cole-and-son.com, vase / hurnandhurn.com [ £17.95 ], cushion / frenchconnection.com [ £55 ]

Middle row: armchair / made.com [ £149 ], bowl / hm.com [ £6.99 ]

Bottom row: wine glass / zarahome.com [ £7.99 ], bar stool / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £95 ], cabinet / ikea.com [ £179 ]