We are always looking for ways to make a statement for dinner parties with the place settings.
We found some incredible ideas on DIYS.com – with varying levels of skills needed, there’s all sorts of creative projects to make stylish placemats to finish of your dining place settings perfectly. These could be used for home or for a wedding, kids party or other function. There’s lots of ways to personalise settings with names, themes, and colours.
Special placemats at a wedding could also then be the wedding favour or personalise them for a kids party and then pop them in the party bags at the end!
Join artist & designer Yinka Ilori at the Design Museum for a tile making and decoration workshop.
‘Ilori’s work draws on both his London upbringing and Nigerian heritage and is often influenced by traditional Nigerian parables. Following an introduction to story-telling through design from Yinka, participants will create narrative tiles using fabric, paint and colour, drawing on motifs from Dutch wax prints for inspiration‘
This room divider from ikea.com is great piece of furniture and perfect for a bedroom or living room. Use it to divide a space or lean against a wall for decoration.
In a bedroom hang clothes and accessories from it, your favourite items within easy reach. In a living room or study lean against the wall allowing you to add hooks, hang your favourite items, or use clips to attach pictures.
The options are endless and what’s great is you can move it from room to room depending on your needs.
This year we are seeing rattan, bamboo and woven homeware making a huge comeback. A popular choice for many is baskets, now being used for more than just storage.
How about turning one into a light pendant, hanging planter or as decorative objects for the wall. We found some cool ideas at homestolove.com.au as well as a lovely woven basket wall hanging at casawatkinsliving.com
With only 4 weeks to go till Christmas there is not much time to get your home decorated, presents bought and food prepared. We have found this really easy make using a concrete mix, card made into a cone and some paint.
These Christmas trees give a minimal look to a shelf or table. Choose the size and colour to create the perfect decoration for you.
Head to the Heals website and check out their events page – find a wreath making workshop near you. Create your own unique, festive wreath, a personal touch to decorating your home for Christmas with prices from £25 to £90 depending on location.
Catch the London workshop and join Abigail Ahern to get creative (November 18th)
This trend might not be for everyone but this season’s animal of choice is the Butterfly. Ever popular for its variations and colour the Butterfly is a happy motif that isn’t just for kids.
Whether on wallpaper, soft furnishings or printed on decorative objects the Butterfly print needs to be bold and full of colour. Don’t shy away from making a statement, cover a whole wall with a design. The Christian Laquoix wallpaper is a great example of this.
The easiest way to being Butterflies into your home is with art. There are some gorgeous prints available online including vintage charts and graphic digital prints. Build this trend up in stages, add other insect motifs creating a curated picture wall or soft furnishings and accessories in a corner of a room. Key colours to look out for are teal, turquoise, yellow, black and red.