home: made [ Halloween ]
Layer up fabric, cluster old bottles, paint spiders webs in bleach, use pumpkins for vases… just some of the wonderful ideas collated by Good Housekeeping for weird, yet beautiful table settings and centrepieces for this weekend’s Halloween gatherings.
Try out their super ideas, lots of which are made from objects from around the house, items you could pick up at a local charity shop or bits and bobs from the supermarket!
[ all ideas/DIYs credited within the article. ]
home: favourite thing [ stoneware pots ]
We will always encourage vintage and secondhand shopping as a way to look after the environment and to give goods a new purpose and a second life, rather than just being discarded.
The Goods In General Store has such a veritable feast of vintage delight to fill your home, it was hard to pick a favourite – but we love the victorian stoneware pots that would be great for vases, just for display on shelf, or as pot for utensils.
Everything in my shop has a story and I like it to be authentic or original. Learning the history of who made and used these objects fascinates me. I also do my best to find, fix and pass things on.
home: favourite thing [ candles ]
A new addition to make your table setting or shelf more beautiful. We love candle light for creating atmosphere and warmth to an interior, and these pretty shell candles from Inle Home are perfect for a fresh Spring look.
Priced from just £12-£13 they would work well in a cluster, a row or just one styled with a vase of spring flowers on a rattan tray with other chosen spring homewares – a stack of books, natural wood ornaments or marble.
home: made [ plant ladder ]
With more and more of us indulging in the live if plants it is no suprise we find ourselves struggling for that last piece of shelf space or window sill.
Avoid the drama by creating your own plant ladder. A low level stand which can house a selection of your favourite plants.
Using some basic tools and pine board, follow a great tutorial at themerrythought.com and make a fab new plant storage solution.
home: found this [ hooks ]
Ensure your house is full of beautiful homeware, even down to the wall hooks. We love these antique style distressed feather hooks that we find on eBay from American brand ‘Two’s Company’.
£19.95 for a set of three.
home: nice price [ shelving ]
Collate you treasured items, books or for a little nursery room display – these cute pine and metal wall shelves from La Redoute are a great to create a focus in a room.
Now reduced to £31.50 from £45.00
home: found this [ display unit ]
This season Argos has really upped its game with really lovely homeware and furniture. Following on from yesterday’s post on open furniture, this storage unit from their Nomad range has great looks and is also practical.
Perfect for a living room for displaying books, ornaments and storage boxes. Or perhaps in a kitchen for displaying ceramics and tableware.
Plus the cabinet space at the bottom is ideal for hiding away the things you don’t want your guests to see.
£230 – argos.co.uk
home: nice price [ room divider ]
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.
[ £35 or £25 if an IKEA Family member ]
home: nice price [ leather tray ]
With the steady introduction of new arrivals at hm.com it’s hard not to find a little gem.
We love this leather tray with pinched corners, perfect for carrying items from one room to another, or displaying ornaments on a table.
Available in black or tan it’s only £17.99
home: found this [ cabinet ]
This find was caught sight of on the Instagram feed of of our favourite print designer Gayle Mansfield and we loved it too.
Great industrial style but sleek unit from Ikea. Perfect for both stashing and displaying all those things that need a home. Use baskets inside to hide away stuff but take advantage of the glass doors to show your favourite pieces too.
Available now from Ikea, the FABRIKOR cabinet is £130.
(Above) in the lovely home of Gayle Mansfield. For this Hell Yeah print and more take a peak at her website.