Having rugs in the home is nothing new, but consider how you pick and use your rugs and the potential you have in using them. This year the focus is on layering, mixing pattern and textures to create a cosy curated room.
Layer two or three rugs together, either directly on top of one another if different sizes or overlap them to create a disjointed look. Regardless of how you choose to lay them, be sure to have interest in the patterns and texture.
Throw a sheepskin or high pile woolen kilim rug over the top of a jute rug for extreme texture. For a bohemian feel mix flatwoven patterned rugs or if you have a nuetral room opt for a couple of geometric prints.
Choose colours that compliment each other and prints that contrast, trying to make sure they are not so similar. You want it to be obvious that there is more than one rug being used.
Moroccan, Bohemian and Atzec pattern in design is still big in homeware, bringing a layed back and relaxed feeling to a room. We have found this flat – woven arrow print rug which we love, and will bring interest and appeal to a living room or bedroom floor.
Founded by Jenny Lockton in 2006 Scottish based store Bohemia is a haven for homewares and goods uniquely designed in-house and handcrafted in partnership with artisans from around the world. With boho influences on trend this year [ featured on the blog a couple of weeks ago ] there is no better time to explore this great shop.
‘ Bohemia was established to build relationships with artisan producers and through collaborations help to support meaningful employment and ensure the survival of awe-inspiring traditional crafts’
Bohemia is full of colour and inspiration with the obvious strong influence of Morocco and India running throughout their products. Head to the blankets and rugs with gorgeous pattern and vibrancy, or browse the kitchenware with palm leaf brushes and hand embossed enamel bowls.
As well as the online shop Bohemia has a flagship store in Edinburgh. It’s a definate destination if you love authentic gifts and homeware with a contemporary edge.
The boho trend in interiors is broad ; with colour and styles – but the layering and the type of fabrics or patterns is always key. Look for deep colour palette in weaves and wall hangings, hand crafted woods, worn leather, kilim and ikat patterns, lace, crochet and paisley.
It should be an effortless look that evolves and can be built on, with it benefiting from nik naks, flea market finds, homeware from world travel, heirlooms and collectables.
For online highstreet shopping try Urban Outfitters and La Redoute for a huge range of soft furnishings, cushions, throws, hangings, dishes and more that really fit this trend.
No home can have too many blankets – for their practical warming use or for aesthetic reasons they are always useful. Change the look or colour scheme of a room by throwing over a chair or sofa, add texture and pattern to a bed styling, bring soft furnishing outside and use with garden furniture or thrown over the grass and kick back – either way having a few alternative blankets in store to mix and match or chop and change is handy.
We love the bohemian feel of the High Vibes blanket from Urban Outfitters and it’s only £35. Perfectly on trend and see you through to Autumn/winter home styling too.
There’s so much to love and admire about West Elm. They are a brand, with a conscience, focused on honesty and sustainability. Both on in the virtual and physical stores there is a wealth of incredible design, styling and interiors inspiration and guidance. West Elm can make a home – a real home; a blended, co-ordinated but eclectic, homely but chic, environment.
Their huge array of homewares and furniture is spot on both in design, quality and although high end of the price scale – it’s worth it. Plus, when there’s a sale, which currently there is (with up to 60% off) it’s a good time to invest in a few updates for your home or even a whole overhaul of a room.
The style is midcentury modern, mixed with bohemian and a little industrial. They create ‘looks’ that can be strong trends or ideas that can bring a subtle new trend into a home.
We found our top favourite pieces in the sale (see picture) but explore the sale yourself for great discounts in every department.