home: featured [ Argos ]
High street giant Argos is definitely one to put on the list for great homeware and furniture.
With Habitat and Sainsburys Homeware under their belt and their own great home designs, the range of products to choose from is vast and offering great design, on trend pieces, super value and ample choice.
Industrial, Green and Faux Planting all feature in their new season collection and it’s easy to create entire room styling solely from them, from the sofa and shelving down to the ceramics and cushions.
There’s even same delivery on some products!
To make it even more appealing there’s even more all under the same (virtual) roof to help you out – from toasters and kettles, mattresses to fridges and even all you need for the garden too!
home: found this [ mirror ]
With everyone gearing up for Christmas – the presents bought, home decorated ready for guests and also the opportunity to hopefully relax and enjoy the festive period – over the next week is a great time to start thinking about the new year and browsing the Internet for ideas.
We spotted this mirror from made.com and love it’s moulded frame. Perfect in any room, and a good size to be practical as well as good looking.
Available now [ £129 ]
home: trend [ vanity units ]
Trends have changed a lot across the last decade in bathrooms. No longer are designs so traditional and pieces purely designed for a bathroom.
It’s now about furniture that makes a statement and allows the room to feel more like any other – considered, with thought and more than just a ceramic sink and toilet in a tiled room.
Interiors trends of minimal, maximalist, monochrome, traveller, midcentury, mosaic, herringbone, black – are all trends we see translating into the design of the bathroom.
When it comes to picking the vanity unit it’s about the style and design, the practicality and function, and also now we have a far broader range of furniture to choose from – and even growing in popularity is using furniture pieces that aren’t for a bathroom but converting them to work. Typically midcentury sideboard work incredibly well. The shape lends itself to working well, with good counter area and storage space in the form of draws and/or cupboards.
Consider balance of the size of furniture in the room as bathrooms aren’t often the biggest of rooms. Choose a mirror that suits the style of the unit and is not to over powering in size to dominate the room.
Main picture guide
Noir 1000 / Bathstore £999
Michal / Tikamoon £329
Foresters Bow / OldFashionedBathrooms £1899
Consider using a concrete look square sink resting on top of a sideboard unit
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
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 ]
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 ]
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.