With everyone gearing up for Christmas – the presents bought, home decorated ready for guests and also the opportunity to hopefully relax and enjoy the festive period – over the next week is a great time to start thinking about the new year and browsing the Internet for ideas.
We spotted this mirror from made.com and love it’s moulded frame. Perfect in any room, and a good size to be practical as well as good looking.
It is true when we are told lighting is one of the most important parts of any room. Whether a statement pendant or multiple table lamps. We love well designed simple lighting with favourite stores including bhs.com, johnlewis.com and made.com.
Our pick this week is the Zane cluster pendant light, perfect for a dining room or living room. Available in chrome or copper the 5 slick pendants hang in a group with exposed bulbs making for a striking addition to a room.
Not that they are expensive to start with but take advantage of the sale price – was £79, now £45
Not everyone’s cup of tea for an online shopping destination but king of online selling, Amazon, is a surprising veritable gold mine for modern well priced homeware.
A few searches of key wording including marble, copper, Moroccan, monochrome and even Moomin and we could be filling our virtual shopping trolley with anything from rugs to lighting, to ceramics and cushions, with prices so tempting it’s an easy way to kit out a new home with some great pieces, update current rooms or find great gifts for interiors lovers!
If you love a certain look or piece from another interiors store but not the price tag, it’s definitely worth having a window shop around the Amazon mega site to see if a more affordable version is available.
There are always going to be colours and materials that will continuously work as accents to a room, and one of these is copper. There was a dip in popularity last year where we were being told that copper was out, and to be replaced by other metalics like gold and bronze. But we can assure you copper is going nowhere and in 2017 it’s again going to be big.
As with most metalics copper works best in accessories, complimenting a room and colour scheme. But if you are feeling brave then there is a whole lot more you can do to get your copper fix.
Lighting is a great place to start with some gorgeous pendant lights, desk lamps and floor lamps readily available, as well as bringing subtle tones into bulbs and flex. [ made.com and rockettstgeorge.co.uk have some amazing lighting ]
Introduce copper in furniture through table legs and drawer fronts combined with dark woods on table tops and cabinets. Copper is a great metal to bring an industrial feel to a room working best with strong solid design, and when it’s worn it looks even better.
Pick some key pieces, whether it’s a wall clock, vases or kitchenware and stratigicaly place them around the space mixed with other prints and pattern to suit. Copper is a great metal that works with many different trends; scandinavian, industrial and bohemian to name a few, so whatever your taste copper can be included.
[ Some complimentary colours to consider would be navy, grey, dark green and white ].
For a full on copper experience you may want to consider covering a wall or floor. Pick a patterned paper with touches of copper, or go for an all over solid block on a feature wall. This can look really striking, especially in dark rooms. Tiling is another option to get the wow factor with brushed and worn copper working best, especially if considered for a hallway or kitchen.