home: nice price [ rug ]

home: nice price [ rug ]

Online and on the high street we are overwhelmed with great prices to shout about with all the big post-Christmas sales everywhere!

Today’s pick is this gorgeous statement rug from Habitat.

They say;

The Dulcie large multi-coloured rug is made from hand-tufted cotton with a bold abstract design that is hand carved to accentuate its shape.

Was £450 now £225

home: trend [ statement rugs ]

home: trend [ statement rugs ]

To bring a room together or to give you a starting point for styling and picking colours for a room; a statement rug is the place to start.

The two main routes to take for interior designing from the chosen rug is to keep the rest of the room simple and minimal and take colours from the rug for small highlights around the room or follow the maximalist trend and continue from the statement rug with bold walls, patterns in soft furnishings and layer textures.

Picture guide :

Top row

Maison Du Monde £103.50

Habitat £600

Benuta £59.95

Middle row

French Connection £155

Rugs Direct £385.99

Made £299

Bottom row

Modern Rugs £959.20

Ikea £250

La Redoute from £99

home: trend [ 1980s ]

home: trend [ 1980s ]

Let’s step back in time and indulge ourselves in the ’80s, a decade of bold colour and print.


Perspex plays a major role, with neon furniture including chairs and tables. Add to this accessories such as light fittings, trays and wall hooks.
If the clashing colours aren’t for you, opt for something in clear plastic or white and get the colour and bold print from soft furnishings, like cushions and throws. [ The prints can be as crazy as you like, as can the colours. ]
This trend is fun and shouldn’t be taken too seriously, ideal for a second living space or spare bedroom if it’s too much in a main room.
Alternatively get the look with one or two key pieces of furniture or a few accessories, and work with paint to inject a strong colour onto the walls.

1. Coat hooks – blockdesign.co.uk [ £14 ]
2. Tea towel set – futureandfound.com [ £15 ]
3. Acrylic chair – habitat.co.uk [ £175 ]
4. Plate – darkroomlondon.com [ £80 ]
5. Wall light – do-shop.com [ £250 ]
6. Chair – Ikea.com [ £40 ]
7. Pattern inspiration
8. Cushion – futureandfound.com [ £79 ]

home: found this [ wallpaper ] 

home: found this [ wallpaper ] 

If you thought of flamingo wallpaper, you wouldn’t be blamed for thinking about a fun design that would most likely sit well in children’s room but flamingoes have got all grown up and would suit a wall in any room, with this gorgeous (and on trend) flamingo wallpaper by Albany Maison available from Wallpaper Direct at the incredible price of only £17.99 per roll. 

To compliment, other walls and woodwork in the room, could be painted in white or soft greys. Use minimal accessories in white, grey (concrete would look great) or black, plus stylist-favourite, copper, would sit very well against this back drop.