High street fashion giant River Island has joined the ranks of Zara, HM and French Connection and introduced a homeware department to their already popular fashion clothing brand.
Their launch products are small homewares, including vases, candle holders and dishes and soft furnishings, including cushions, rugs and bedspreads. It’s a mix of luxe boho and wild jungle and has got the usual RI sparkle and panache.
Explore Zara Home and discover perfect new trends for your home this season.
We love their rustic range, especially this incredible bed spread with its earthy tones, textured finish and woven design – well suited to many of the current organic ‘traveller’ and ‘boho’ homeware trends. Pair with linen sheets and duvet cover, with natural wood and brass accents in accessories.
Have a browse and find it easy to style a full room with classic design pieces that have a retro midcentury feel, plus cool ceramics, wall hangings, lighting, rugs and cushions – they have it all covered.
Create that boho styled home with a modern edge. We’ve picked some of our favourite pieces (see picture) and it comes together to have s great natural, earthy vibe.
Rattan, popular on and off throughout the last century, especially from the 1950s to 1980s in various styles and forms, is back in fashion and across the high street.
Habitat, known for its midcentury styling and strong designs from the key rattan era, is definitely the go to place for rattan and other materials that have a similar look – wicker, cane, bamboo, and other woods. Beds, shelving, chairs and more all embracing the current new trend.
So why is rattan different to other materials that look so similar? Rattan is a specific material, hence rattan furnitureis crafted out of rattan only, but wicker furniture may be crafted out of different materials such as bamboo, straw and even rattan. Recently, synthetic materials are also being used for manufacturing wicker furniture.
It sits perfectly within either a clean minimal interior or equally amongst an eclectic bohemian styled room. It worked in the 1970s and still works now. Avoid mixing with chintzy florals – not to end up looking to 1980s.
We saw this look grow in popularity last year, and it’s continuing this year. Focusing heavily on independent makers and designers but also handmade, hand woven products.
Move away from mass produced factory homeware and look at handcrafted goods. The detail and time spent making them is what appeals, and every piece becomes unique.
Soft furnishings is a a great place to start with fringes, raw edges and heavy adornment on cushion covers and throws.
Wicker, rattan and woven furniture is having a huge comeback – Habitat has just launched a new collection of rattan furniture, with John Lewis going for a woven look with their range. The Leia range of outdoor dining furniture has a fishermans rope weave on its chairs and sofas.
This woven style extends to pendants lights giving a very relaxed Boho feel. Lots of layered soft furnishings and natural colours. Go as bold or as subtle as you want.
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.