home: trend [ safari ]

home: trend [ safari ]

Last Summer saw the brights of tropical prints, fruit and a lot of flamingos, with patterns full of palm leaves and more fruit. This year is as vibrant but a bit more muted when it comes to colours and this time round its all about safari.

Zebras, lions, elephants and hippos replace pineapples and falmingos when it comes to ornaments, lighting and accessories. Printed wallpapers focus on leopards and big cats in bold yellow, oranges and burgandy.

Animal lamp from Rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £129 ]

Rather than going overboard with an array of clashing patterns consider introducing small pops of colour and print throughout the room. Use animal art work mixed with other photos and prints for a nod to this trend [ Desenio do some great priced posters ]. Combine this with brown leather on chairs and brass tables & shelving.
Bring in a bunch of faux palms and grass reeds and you have the look. Go as full on as you like, but be careful it doesn’t feel themed. Keep it relaxed and eclectic.

Guide:

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

2. Storage trunk from habitat.co.uk [ £40 ]

3. Hippo candle holder from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £42 ]

4. Leopard wallpaper from tindesign.co.uk [ £80 ]

5. Brass side table from westelm.co.uk [ £126 ]

6. Zebra print from desenio.co.uk [ from £11.95 ]

7. Cushion from hm.com [ £12.99 ]

8. Elephant lamp from grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £155 ]

9. Image via pinterest

home: trend [ Light & Dark ]

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home: trend [ Light & Dark ]

This trend is all about heavy contrast and making a statement with colour.
Dark shades dominate the space, with accents of white and lighter shades used on furniture tops and within accessories.
For example in a living room a dark sofa should be dressed with light coloured cushions [ Try velvet and faux fur, they will help with the luxurious element of this trend ].
If it’s a kitchen then use the units and worktops to block the colour, creating a very clean minimal look. [ see pic above ]

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The main colour pallete is Aubergine, Burgandy, Blue, Grey and Green. Head over to the Dulux website to get the best choice of these rich tones. [ Deep Aubergine, Monarch, Buckingham Green, Oxford Blue and Gallant Grey ]

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This trend will create a calming space, with the dark colours on the walls [ pick one or two ]. Add black accessories and dark wood furniture in parts of the room to emphasise the shades, and lift other areas with white and copper tones. [ candlesticks, vases, lamps and picture frames work great ]

Guide:
1. Wood/laquer console-West Elm [ £336]
2. Concrete vase-Rose & Grey [ from£14 ]
3. Table lamp-Rockett St George [ £65 ]
4. Chair-Made.com [ £499 ]
5. Side board-Dwell [ £399 ]
6. Copper light-John Lewis [ £160 ]
7. Candlestick-Ikea [ £9.50 ]