home: nice price [ cushion ]

home: nice price [ cushion ]

Following with the theme of last week’s trend post – chintz, we love these floral cushion covers from H&M Home.

The highly decorative print has so much detail, and we would mix with other patterned cushions for a maximalist look.

At only £8.99 for the cover it’s a great buy, and the perfect excuse to get two!!

hm.com

home: trend [ chintz ]

home: trend [ chintz ]

By definition ‘chintz’ is quite a broad term to describe a certain style of multi-floral, ‘twee’ or rather english country cottage-ish homewares and furnishings, but it can be many things to many people.

chintz
/tʃɪn(t)s/
noun
  1. printed multicoloured cotton fabric with a glazed finish, used for curtains and upholstery.
  2. “floral chintz curtains”

….the grandparents overly floral sitting room with pot pourri and tasseled tie backs on curtains, dated china figurines and doilies on side tables, pinks and pastels and illustrated florals on every surface and what people often presume is behind every door to a thatch cottage and of course the decor to many a seaside B&B from the eighties.

Fast forward to modern day and there’s a surge in popularity for the chintz look with a subtle modern approach.

Many a crafty blogger or instagrammer is embracing the look and it’s encouraging a great push for upcycling, recycling and sourcing second hand pieces for the home – better for your bank account and better for the environment.

Layer up florals on fresh light painted backdrops. Use accessories in marble, metallics and ceramic. Cluster vases and ornaments and also play with clashing pattern sizes on cushions, furniture and curtains.

Top row

Wallpaper from £8 (sale) Dunelm / Bed £599 (sale) Made / Drinks trolley (newer style version now available) £228 Audenza

Middle row

Vase £26 Anthropologie / Sofa £769.30 (sale) Urban Outfitters / Cushion Cover £68 Trouva

Lower row

Paint £48 John Lewis / Curtains from £19.80 CurtainsCurtainsCurtains / Figurine £150 Ebay

home: favourite thing [ cushion ]

home: favourite thing [ cushion ]

Add a little jungle print to a living area with this pretty little jungle illustrated cotton cushion from George at Asda.

Perfectly in line with the trend of bringing the outdoors in – with lush greens, foliage and fauna.

Just £6

home: made [ quilted cushion ]

home: made [ quilted cushion ]

This lovely little make is from the fab abeautifulmess.com and will test your basic sewing skills.

Using a simple envelope design these pillow cases can be made in any material but we agree with ABM that it should be velvet. Perfect for a cosy cushion on a sofa or bed!

Create your own stitching design and experiment with different patterns.

Follow the step by step tutorial here

home: found this [ west elm ]

home: found this [ west elm ]

Browsing the West Elm website this week for Christmas ideas we came across this lovely collection of items for the home. Their Pop Art print features across four products – coasters, plates, cushion and dining chair, and by chance they are all in sale.

This quirky retro print will look great in a minimal home, injecting a bit of colour and pattern.

Set of 4 coasters – now £20.30

Set of 4 plates – now £35.20

Cushion cover – now £9.95

Chair – now £179

westelm.co.uk

home: nice price [ cushions ]

home: nice price [ cushions ]

A really easy and simple way to refresh your home for Autumn is with some new cushions. The best place to do this on the cheap is hm.com.

Their range is huge, and starts from £3.99 and includes basic cotton in a variety of colours, velvet and patterned covers. There is always a great find to be had, and they are continually introducing new styles.

Head to hm.com and explore.

home: nice price [ cushion ]

home: nice price [ cushion ]

As usual the Habitat sale is one of our favourites for super prices for there gorgeous homeware and furniture.

With discounts of up to 50% it’s worth a browse. We love this colourful Blox cushion which was £15 But is not half price at £7.50!