home: trend [ colour block ]

home: trend [ colour block ]

Colour block – a trend that comes and goes across the interiors world but with the abundance of strong products on the current market, it’s definitely sticking around for now, is proving popular and is an easy look to achieve and evolve with homewares through the changing season – refreshing with different cushions, throws or artwork. Plus it’s also easy to update with a fresh coat of paint on a single wall.

It’s about picking a few strong colours that sit well together and emphasising with accessories in the same tone. For example -A bright yellow wall, a green sofa with green cushions and then dashes of orange in the curtains or rug. Keep patterns to a minimum and break up with lots of white and wood to ensure the few colours stand out strong and bold.

This trend is really aided by the great selection of bold coloured modern silhouette sofas currently filling high street homeware stores. Head to Made, John Lewis or Ikea for a range of affordable options. There are great options in the perfect colours of the year – emerald greens, mustards and deep rich blues.

Guide to products (main image)

Top row

chair, Made £149 / paint, Wickes £12 / cushion, Heals from £39

Middle row

curtains, Dunelm from £30 / chair, Anthropologie £398 / cushion, Sainsburys

Bottom row

sofa, Maisons Du Monde £394 / rug, Amara £89 / set of bottles, Made In Design £223

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home: made [ soap ]

home: made [ soap ]

Sometimes it’s nice to go one step further when accessorizing your home or even giving gifts, by making or creating your own thing. Today we head to the bathroom, looking at how to make fab colour-blocked soap.

With the use of melt & pour white soap, some colouring, essential oils and a mould, you are good to go. You can pick any shape mould you like, and especially if it’s a gift you can be more adventurous. Play with colours that suit you and choose a scent you love for the perfect soap.

We have found three tutorials for you to give a go.

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