home: favourite thing [ shelf ]

home: favourite thing [ shelf ]

We love this triangular shelf from La Redoute, with its varnished black metal frame. 

Perfect for a monochrome room or kids bedroom to display ornaments, pictures and plants. 

Available now for £89 from laredoute.co.uk

[ use code BIG25 to get 25% off ]

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home: trend [ finish it in black ]

home: trend [ finish it in black ]

As more and more people are turning to dark interiors for inspiration Black is becoming a popular choice whem accessorising a room. Whether its small accessories like vases and ornaments, tables and chairs or wall coverings and paint, black is the shade of choice.

Mix high gloss with matte finishes to create tone and collect a selection of black items to display in one space.

Layered black [ image from pinterest ]

The kitchen is a great place to introduce black as there are so many surfaces to play with as well as including electricals, tableware and cutlery. Of course mix with white for a more monochrome feel or combine with dark wood, copper or brass additions.

Combining different finishes [ image from pinterest ]

If you are daring enough, and there is no reason why you shouldn’t be go full on black throughout a room. This especially works well in a bedroom, where most of the time you spend in there is in the dark anyway. Going dark creates a cosy space and doesn’t always – as a lot of people expect -make a room feel smaller. 

Guide:

1. Rattan chair from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £195 ]

2. Vanity mirror from futureandfound.com [ £39 ]

3. Ceiling light from habitat.co.uk [ £55 ]

4. Lamp shade from made.com [ £29 ]

5. Desk from westelm.co.uk [ £399 ]

6. Smeg fridge freezer from johnlewis.com [ £1999 ]

7. Armchair from ikea.com [ £190 ]

8. Vase from hm.com [ £17.99 ]

home: nice price [ clock ]

home: nice price [ clock ]

This desk top clock from Ikea would make a great addition to any room. It’s stylish brushed gold and black finish give a more expensive feel.

It’s actually only £12 and would sit nicely amongst vases, frames and other ornaments on a shelf or tabletop.

Ikea.com

home: found this [ cutlery ] 

home: found this [ cutlery ] 

With dark tones, especially black being so strong an influence in interiors trends, we look to the smallest details to include in these colours to tie in to creating s complete look for a room. 

Recently we featured dark kitchens and now IKEA have this incredible black cutlery to work perfectly in to this trend. 

The TILLAGD cutlery set is an affordable £40 for a 24 piece set and is handily also dish washer safe!!  

home: nice price [ mirror ]

home: nice price [ mirror ]

If you are looking for home accessories with style, on-trend design and a good price then look no further than hm.com. Always a favourite of ours H&M offers a large collection of items for all rooms.

Our pick today is this hanging mirror with shelf. The black metal frame will work in most bathrooms and perfect for minimalist, monochrome and even industrial fans.

Available now online and instore [ £24.99 ]

home: found this [ Oliver Bonas lighting ]

home: found this [ Oliver Bonas lighting ]

You can always be sure to find great homeware in Oliver Bonas. Their trend lead pieces with their trademark style and colour pallete will always appeal.

Our pick from them is the Alba lighting collection. This sleek angular design with its narrow stem and gold accents will look great in any space. Choose from a wall light [ £70 ], table lamp [ £95 ] and floor lamp [ £175 ].

There is also 20% off the current price of the Alba collection, so even more a reason to invest.

Oliverbonas.com 

home: trend [ dark kitchens ] 

home: trend [ dark kitchens ]

In between the love for white minimal and Scandinavian pops of colour, the strong trend for dark tones within the kitchen is a beautiful stylish style direction to head in. 

Choosing between dark cabinets, counters, wall tiling, floor covering or all of the above creates a deep rich interior – a modern look for a home. 

Ikea // dark kitchen cabinet doors

Bringing together a lot of dark tones (greys and blacks) is a bold move but it pays off. Although high lighting with colour or white is also a great look. Intersperse dark cabinets with white tiling or use a paler paint or  flooring to soften the darkness. 

Tiles / Victoria Plumbing • Cabinets / Ikea • Floor Tiles / Terrazzo Tiles • Cabinet Doors / Ikea •

For accessories, using other on-trend colours of the moment including metallics, blushes and pastels or light greys will really add to the look. 

Tray / Mia Fleur • Tin Boxes / Ferm Living • Kitchen Utensils / Studio • Enamel Jug / Smug •

Across the high street big brands and smaller independent brands, seek out well chosen kitchenalia, ceramics, equipment and utensils to compliment the look. 

Shopping guide: 

Victoria Plumbing / Ikea / Terrazzo Tiles / Mia Fleur / Smug / Studio / Ferm Living