home: trend [ aquatic ]

home: trend [ aquatic ]

At the start of next year we will be seeing a lot of cool blues, greens, pearl white and pale grey, with print and pattern taking inspiration from the sea. Bring comfort and serenity into a room with soft accents of colour and lots of soft furnishings like throws, sheepskin and rugs.

bookcase from ikea.com [ £21 ]
A strong black and white pattern on furniture and cushions work perfectly against the blue, whether on a feature wall or furniture. Carefully choose the pieces to carry the bold colour, something like an armchair or bookcase in a living room or perhaps dining chairs in a kitchen. Layer different tones of blue and green bringing depth to your space.
Accessories like vases are a good place to start with some gorgeous pearlized finishes available in stores, in aqua greens and rich indigos. Bring in metalics like copper and zinc to add more interest to a room.

rug from laredoute.co.uk [ from £85 ]
This trend is great for any room and can be adapted to suit the space. Aqua and turquoise can be overwhelming if over used but if used as an accent rather than a base you can create a beautiful modern space.

Guide:

1. Cushion cover from hm.com [ £12.99 ]

2. Feather lampshade from skandivis.co.uk [ £84 ]

3. Acorn vase from miafleur.com [ £9.95 ]

4. Duvet cover set from ikea.com [ from £30 ]

5. Print from desenio.co.uk [ from £5.49 ]

6. Ceramic vase from habitat.co.uk [ £15 ]

7. Pair of chairs from made.com [ £59 ]

home: trend [ colour your personality ]

home: trend [ colour your personality ]

Everyone has a favourite colour, maybe a couple, but that doesn’t mean you will paint your whole home in it. With this in mind there are theories that colours can be drawn from our personality, whether it’s a strong flamboyant pink or a calming understated beige.

On the blog today we look at the three main personality traits that translate into our home style; CONFIDENT, COMPOSED and COMFORTABLE and the big colours that we will be seeing alot of in 2017.

Confident: Creative social types drawn to attention grabbing dusky blues, green and bright yellow.

Bring a statement to a room with bold colour throughout. If you like this then you are probably someone who embraces change and likes the energy colour brings. You don’t hold back and you are brave with your choices.

Composed: Traditionalist looking to create a contemporary space with earthy greens, grey and auqa blue.

For someone who likes a calming space and takes time to create a well curated room. The wall colours become a backdrop enabling more colour to layer upon. Nuetral tones are a favourite for this person – bright colours arent as important – yet gorgeous spaces can be created.

Comfortable: Introverted types who like muted shades of pink, yellow and blue. Subtle tones for beginners of an accent colour in their home.

Colour is a risk sometimes, and those that don’t want to go for brights feel happier opting with pastel tones, playing down the intensity a stronger colour can bring. Using these softer colours on furniture for pops of colour against a white or pale grey wall is a sophisticated look.

All in all this is a bit of fun to help pick your next wall colour, but there is something to be said for how we choose colours for our home. Personality definitely plays a factor and it’s not always about following trends, but how you feel happy to adapt them to suit you.

Happy decorating in 2017!

home: trend [ denim ]

home: trend [ denim ]

We love it when new paint colours are announced from Dulux, and for 2017 it’s Denim Drift. This lends itself perfectly to a new denim inspired trend for Autumn/ Winter 2016 running through to next year.

The great thing about this trend is that amongst the traditional washed denim colour you can bring in different tones to either bring drama or a subtle airy feel. Introduce blues through ceramics and accessories to hint at this trend. Marble and splattered paint effects look great in blue and can add interested to a shelf or table top.

Use soft furnishings in accent shades of blue against neutral tones of white, cream and grey. [ Try and avoid stripes as not to end up with a nautical feel ]

Bring drama to a room with a large piece of furniture in a deep blue, or paint a feature wall in a dark tone and add black, grey accessories like shelving and framed prints. 

Guide:

1. Painted vase – rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £29.95 ]

2. Candle – ikea.com [ £4 ]

3. Wool throw – ikea.com [ £39 ]

4. Image from Dulux

5. Sofa – habitat.co.uk [ £1400 ]

6. Image from Dulux

7. Image from Dulux

8. Bowl – oliverbonas.com [ £7 ]

9. Cushion cover – hm.com [ £6.99 ]

10. Glass vase – grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £27.95 ]

11. Pendant light – made.com [ £79 ]

12. Image from Dulux