home: favourite thing [ bath mat ]

home: favourite thing [ bath mat ]

A perfect addition to the bathroom but this round bohemian, monochrome HKliving mat would look great in any room.

Available from the great Koolhaus for just £16

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home: featured [ Zara Home ]

home: featured [ Zara Home ]

With every animal print you can imagine being worked into fashion design, across the high street, it was inevitable that it would also feature strongly in homeware design too.

We headed Zara Home and discovered the brand who has sell out animal pieces in their clothing collections, also has some key pieces in homeware using patterns inspired by zebras, leopards and snakes.

The bathroom, bedroom and lounge are all catered for.

Head to Zara Home now

home: made [ laundry bags ]

home: made [ laundry bags ]

A very handy little DIY to make laundry bags, from the creative people at Ideal Home (online).

These great bags could be used for all sorts of things – not just laundry; and made from any fabric to suit your decor. Hunt out vintage fabrics from flea markets, bargain fabrics from IKEA or even use sheets, duvets or other inventive ways to get great fabrics.

home: favourite thing [ storage basket ]

home: favourite thing [ storage basket ]

Just when you think you’ve got all the baskets you need we find these handy hangable large hemp ‘Mira’ storage baskets from The Little House Shop.

Perfect for all over the home; toiletries in the bathroom, magazines in the lounge, laundry in the hallway or even toys in the nursery.

£38

home: trend [ herringbone ]

home: trend [ herringbone ]

The herringbone trend has had a rise in popularity during the last couple of years, although it’s never ever really been out of favour.

It’s a classic look, a design-minded pattern and now this herringbone format has found new places to feature, not just floors and walls in wood or ceramic, but also cupboard fronts, kitchen doors, table tops and the pattern even transfers into fabrics and of course has always been a knitting pattern – thriving at the moment for throws and cushions.

Main picture guide :

Top row

Flooring • Porcelain Superstore / ‘Misty Fjord Wall tiles • TopsTiles from £13.99 / Rug • HouseDoctor £18

Middle row

Bed • Cuckooland £395 / Cushion • M&Co £8 / Throw • Coggles £105

Bottom row

Wallpaper • Sweetpea 28.36 / Wallpaper • Ferm Living £58 / Bedding • Heals from £9

home: trend [ tropical greens ]

home: trend [ tropical greens ]

Evey summer over the last couple of years we always get an overdose of tropical prints, including plants, animals and fruit. Although this trend never really goes away throughout the year we tend to notice it more now.

This year we have seen it is less about the bright colours and clashing prints and more a subtle take on what’s gone before, with layering prints and textures in different shades of green.

Image from Pinterest

Green on green action is big this year, whether it’s tableware on complimentary table linens, art and ornaments layered against a wallpaper backdrop or tiling in a bathroom with similar tone bath towels and accessories. The calming and refreshing colour of green mixed with patterns in different shades will bring an exciting and bold look to any room.

And then on top of that fill your home with indoor plants – real or faux – to get the maximum look.

Guide:

Top row – cushion from trouva.com [ £20 ], leaf dish from trouva.com [ £90 ], wallpaper from johnlewis.com [ £65 ]

Middle row – tableware from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ from £8 ], image from dunelm.com, print from desenio.co.uk. [ from £7.95 ]

Bottom row – tray from audenza.com [ £29.95 ], shower curtain from dunelm.com [ £8 ], image from Pinterest

home: featured [ BHS ]

home: featured [ BHS ]

Another long established brand, British Home Stores [ BHS ] which already disappeared from our high street, is now sadly also disappearing from online too.

The brand had decided to maintain an online presence with their clothing, homeware and infamous lighting, but now, after not long at all,they are pulling the plug on that too.

Just another all to familiar sign of the British retail industry losing pace and saying goodbye to another long standing retailer.

Head over to their website now and explore their closing down sale. It’s a good time to get some great bargain homewares at up to 50% off.