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

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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.

home: found this [ pom pom blanket ]

home: found this [ pom pom blanket ]

Explore Hammam + Home for bed, bath and home linens, fabrics and soft furnishings. There’s a beautiful range of towels and throws that can be used all over the home, in the garden, by the pool and on holiday.

Our favourite find is the Dill Stripe Pom Pom Blanket with its colour splash of mustard, but there’s lots in the range including monochrome patterned, plain and grey stripe.

They say;

Our Dill Stripe Pom Pom Blanket is beautifully handcrafted in Morocco using traditional hand-weaving techniques. Made in 100% premium quality cotton for a lightweight yet luxurious feel, and finished with large mustard yellow pom pom tassels for that ultimate boho artisan feel. A statement addition to a bedroom, sofa or floor;  this piece is truly Moroccan craftsmanship at its finest and will stand the test of time.

home: favourite thing [ shelving unit ]

home: favourite thing [ shelving unit ]

We love this mesh storage unit from roseandgrey.co.uk. The simple stylish design finished in black will work in any room. Fill with books, plants and ornaments, showing off your favourite things.

Available in two sizes [ £115 & £185 ]

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home: found this [ tiles ]

home: found this [ tiles ]

Create a quirky feature in a bathroom or kitchen, use for a fire hearth to restore a vintage look in your home or for an exciting new look use to create an alternative headboard – these Moroccan style tiles from Total Tiles are just 79p each. They come in so many gorgeous different patterns, choosing may be hard – so go eclectic and mix them all up together.

home: made [ tile stickers ] 

home: made [ tile stickers ] 

When there’s only a small budget and you want to update a look of a kitchen or bathroom, when the home is rented or you’d rather not a permanent design change or you fancy a quick and easy update to your tiles; tile stickers are a quick easy way to go with so many patterns and styles now available across the high street and online. 

Colour designs from DaWanda

We love the bright coloured patterns from SirFaceGraphics, the minimal clean modern look from the stickers at josiecrafts on eBay and for a unique look head to Love Maps On for beautiful map image tile stickers (see main picture) 

Easy to apply and remove