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.
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Flooring • Porcelain Superstore / ‘Misty Fjord Wall tiles • TopsTiles from £13.99 / Rug • HouseDoctor £18
Bed • Cuckooland £395 / Cushion • M&Co £8 / Throw • Coggles £105
Wallpaper • Sweetpea 28.36 / Wallpaper • Ferm Living £58 / Bedding • Heals from £9
home: made [ laundry basket ]
As functional as a laundry basket is, it’s not always easy to find one that works in your space. So why not make your own!
This tutorial from abeautifulmess.com takes you through the steps of making a cotton and canvas bag with handles. It will stand in a corner of a room or you can hang it off the back of a door.
Personalise it with your choice of fabric for the perfect practical accessory.
home: featured [ Maison Du Monde ]
Maison Du Monde online French store and now available in the flesh on UK soil, is quickly becoming a leading favourite for great design and style, trend aware products season after season and varying pieces to suit all budgets.
The great collections can transform any room and their website has plenty of inspirational styling imagery for guidance in designing the perfect room for you.
home: trend [ gold ]
It doesn’t have to be brash or over shiny, it doesn’t have to come across ostentatious or too blingy but this season, gold is the colour to embrace. From the, it seems, permanently on trend, metallics family, gold is a great colour to introduce in small homewares or be bold and embrace layering golds from walls, to floors, to ceramics to soft furnishings. Use either dark tones or soft blush and whites to sit along side.
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Boston Lounge Chair £320 Amara / Stockholm Geometric Wallpaper £9.99 per roll Inspired Wallpaper / Newberg Cutlery £129 Made.com
Trouva Rug £67.99 Wayfair / Honeycomb Side Table £99 Atkin & Thyme / Tranquil Wallpaper £18.39 Debenhams
Gold Print £15 Joyful Home Co / Vibe Cushion £9 Dunelm / Hammered Vase £29.99 Zara Home
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: made [ dying bed linen ]
We love this DIY for dying bed linen from A Merry Mishap Blog.
Straight forward and concise, this great tutorial will produce on-trend looks for your bed linen.
Get creative with old plain bed sheets and pillow cases or pick up plain bedding from high street stores including Argos, John Lewis or go for bargain bedding from eBay!
home: featured [ George at Asda ]
Head to high street supermarket Asda for some unexpected gorgeous finds in their George homeware department. Ticking lots of the current trend boxes and having great quality pieces across all departments.
Trends covered include marble, geometric, typography, copper and all black.
The affordable low prices make it super easy to give a whole new look to a room on a budget.
Our top picks are brilliantly priced bedding, including a lovely marble design, for just £16 for the super king size duvet. Other marble pattern pieces including lighting (£22) and tea light holders (£6). And we love the boho style floor cushion (pictures) (£25).