home: trend [ decorative plates ]

home: trend [ decorative plates ]

For creating a beautiful unique dining table or alternatively to be hung as art on the walls. There’s a huge array of decorative plates to choose from – patterns, styles, colours, designs, and illustrations galore.

This can create such a special look for dining. Layer up plates of design and colour to compliment napkins and clothes to create a table that almost tells a story.

For a wall display, go eclectic with a clash of patterns and designs. Or for a more minimal look mix the odd detailed design or illustration with plain colours and block patterns – this in all monochrome would be a perfect look.

Top row

Next £36 / Anthropologie £8 / Anthropologie £12

Middle row

Rockett St George £39 / John Lewis £6.40 / Nordic Nest £17

Bottom row

Trouva £80 / Oliver Bonas £30 / Hema £2.50

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home: trend [ faux flowers ]

home: trend [ faux flowers ]

It has taken a while to get on board with having faux flowers in the home but more and more of us are exploring the possibility.

Now is a great time to find those realistic looking stems, ideal for dressing a table or shelf. This season has also seen an increased interest in a 70’s favourite – dried flowers.

Invest in one or two different stems and then mix in real flowers when required. The realism is so good now on these fauxs and of course they will last.

Also look out for faux plants, perfect for dark corners of rooms. No chance of killing these off!

Guide:

Clockwise from top left:

Heads Milk Vetch / abigailahern.com [ £9.00 each ], Pink Protea / audenza.com [ £26 each ], Magnolia Spray / coxandcox.co.uk [ £28 each ], Foxglove / abigailahern.com [ £14.50 each ], Allium Bouquet / marksandspencer.com [ £15 ], Eucalyptus / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £12 each ], Peony bundle / dunelm.com [ £5 ], Dried Canary Grass bunch / trouva.com [ £10.50 ]

home: trend [ bronze highlights ]

home: trend [ bronze highlights ]

Metallics are still a strong trend for this year and bronze highlights are continuing to appear across stores in homeware products.

We’ve picked some favourites to add a little bronze highlight to your room – simple touches like picture frames, furniture legs, clocks and lights to use a small ways to have pops of metallics in a room.

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Vase £16.95 Nkuku / Artwork £35.99 Wayfair / Wallpaper £65 Beut

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Coffee table £134 Perch & Parrow / Light £111.00 Laura Ashley / Clock €72.99 Trouva

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Sofa £1999.00 Swoon / Shelf bracket £13 Nordic Nest / Frame £100 Habitat

home: trend [ matt finishes ]

home:trend [ matt finishes ]

Over the last few years we have seen a lot of shiny surfaces, metalic accents and pattern on cabinets and tables. This season we seeing less shine and more matt finishes.

Solid colour on worktops, cabinets and table tops is coming through into stores and we will be seeing it everywhere. Strong colour choices are pink, black and green.

This look is very much influenced by Scandinavian design and creates a much more harmonious interior with solid shapes and strong silhouettes.

Guide:

Top row: coffee table / johnlewis.com [ £239 ], table lamp / oliverbonas.com [ £68 ], cabinet doors / ikea.com [ £35 ]

Middle row: cabinet / laredoute.co.uk [ £349 ], decanter / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £48 ], table lamp / trouva.com [ £179 ]

Bottom row: vase / habitat.co.uk [ £20 ], watering can / trouva.com [ £59 ], wardrobe / made.com [ £699 ]

home: trend [ canopy beds ]

home: trend [ canopy beds ]

Trends are seeing a modern take on the traditional four poster beds and there are many beautiful options to suit different bedroom styles and current trends.

Choose from varying tones of wood, minimal sleek black, metallic sheens, bamboo and even new versions of traditional moulded wood designs.

These beds create a focus and statement for a room. It’s an elegant look and can work as a base to design the rest of the room from.

Top row

Maison Du Monde £486 / Maison Du Monde £757 / Get Laid Beds £559

Middle row

Furntastic £679.92 / Maison Du Monde £648.50 / The White Company from £795

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And So To Bed £7420.00 / Cuckooland £345 / Mattress Man £799

home: trend [ vintage inspired lighting ]

home: trend [ vintage inspired lighting ]

Lighting is one of the most important parts of any room, whether you like you design subtle or full on.

This year we are seeing an increased popularity of antique inspired lights, including decorative chandeliers and wall sconces. The great thing about what we are seeing with reproduction lights is that the prices are a lot cheaper than if you were sourcing an original.

Make a statement with a decorative chandelier, fringing and glass. There are so many options to choose from, so be brave and go bold.

Guide:

Top row:

Velvet lampshade – tindesign.co.uk [ £295 ], wall light – wayfair.co.uk [ £36 ], chandelier – rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £395 ]

Middle row:

Ceiling light – lighting lightingcompany.co.uk [ £180 ], chandelier – dunelm.com [ £69 ], wall lamp – maisonsdumonde.com [ £88 ]

Bottom row:

Pineapple wall sconce – abigailahern.com [ £118 ], glass ceiling lamp – moonlightdesign.co.uk [ £47 ], wall light – grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £125 ]

home: trend [ mustard ]

home: trend [ mustard ]

Definitely one of the strongest colours for the season. With a neutral yet warm feel, a nod to vintage and perfect as a highlight or accompaniment to many other colours, mustard is a great tone to introduce to an interior.

Mustard works well with olive, teak or walnut wood tones. It is a stand out tone to use in a mostly neutral and white interiors. We love it with other colours of the season – rust orange and olive green.

(Country and Town House / Rock My Family / Pinterest / House Beautiful

Picture guide :

Top row

Cabinet Mustard Made at Trouva €152.49 / Cushion cover ZaraHome £9.99 / Sofa Maison Du Monde £432

Middle row

Chair Debenhams £245 (sale) / F&B Paint India Yellow DesignerPaint from £26 / Rug Wayfair from £52.99

Lower row

Wall paper – Wilkos £10 / Wall paper – Very £12.99 / Throw – Debenhams £125