London based interiors store Decorum is full of Industrial and vintage furniture, lighting and accessories. With an online store and a shopping space in Boxpark, East London, Decorum is definately worth visiting. We love its carefully curated selection of products, offering a gorgeous collection to browse through. Choose from handmade ceramics to concrete topped tables, hanging glass picture frames to leather deckchairs.
‘With over 18 years experience in interiors and retail, I have always had a passion for good design, whether in a chair, a clock or even a spoon. Inspired by the modern classics, I want to discover our very own modern classics of today. Finding new products that stand the test of time and quality pieces to fall in love with. The profound reason for Decorum’
The trend for using drinks trolleys in the home is growing with high street and designer stores alike continuing to stock great styles. The drinks trolley is a versatile, practical, movable piece of furniture that, with all the current styles available (modern, retro, antique, industrial, minimal) there’s one to suit every home and they’re aren’t just for drinks and glasses .
This handy piece of furniture is great for a multitude of uses – kitchenalia, toiletries, make up, books, as a side table, office and work goods, even shoes.
With prices up from around £50 there’s something for every budget plus hunting eBay, vintage markets or furniture charity stores can often come up trumps with some amazing prices especially when they are a little worn round the edges and need a little sanding, painting or cleaning – it’s a great upcycling project which benefits you to allow you to colour or style the piece to suit your home.
A beautiful addition to any room for storage, we love this new piece in the IKEAStockholm collection. This natural ash and rattan airy, scandi style cupboard is a light modern cupboard suitable for linen, crockery, books or even toys. Things will be partially screened to keep tidy but the cabinet still remains fresh and with a modern feel for a room.
Stockholm pieces are limited edition so they’re not around forever.
This year materials become luxurious and opulent with velvet having the biggest influence on designs. More and more velvet is seen in stores on cushions, furniture and soft furnishings. There are are some gorgeous sofas and chairs available bringing a seventies vibe with the soft tactile material. But it doesn’t end there, as velvet is making a comeback in the bedroom, with sumptuous padded headboards and throws.
Sofas are the core piece of furniture to any room, it’s the place to relax and converse so you want it to be as comfortable as possible. What better material to choose than a soft velvet and to really show it off go for a bright colour. Jewel tones look more vibrant in velvet and opting for green, dark purples and blue bring a richer feel and would look great in both dark and light interiors.
Velvet also looks great in softer tones like dusty pink, cream and light grey.
For a more subtle introduction to velvet how about a lamp shade or cushion. A simple drum shade can bring to life an old light or be a great addition to a new one. Velvet cushions are everywhere at the moment in all colours and prints, meaning you can give a little update to a room; finding ones that fit without changing your space.
If you like your interiors monochrome and looking for a little addition to your home then be sure to check out a new range at Ikea called AVSIKTLIG. These new products bring pattern and style to the max, with the majority being in black & white. Choose from tableware, towels, cushions and even chairs. Mix and match the varied prints in the tableware for a fun look or select a few cushions to add interest to a plain sofa or chair.
The AVSIKTLIG is such good value with pieces starting from 95p [ printed napkins ] and going up to a max of £59 [ armchair ] Ikea.com
Full of new and vintage homeware After Noah is a treasure trove of curiosities, collectables and modern items. Based in Islington, London After Noah has been trading for over 25 years and has grown a huge following of loyal customers.
Head to the store on Upper Street to see mid century furniture from G Plan and Eames as well as a good selection of accessories, books and gifts. The experience will take you back in time with everything having a vintage and industrial feel. Our favourites include the G Plan sofas, vintage desk lamps and woven baskets.
If you can’t get to the store be sure to head to the website to see a selection of products.
Cheap and cheerful? Is the quality less? We were overwhelmed with the plethora and immense choice of great homeware and furniture at Matalan.
Covering so many current trends with prices starting from a couple of pounds, you can fill your home and garden with textiles and ceramics, glassware and trinkets – from marble-look accessories to bohemian soft furnishings, plant hangers to metallic pieces – there’s so much to choose from.
With their furniture you can create industrial, retro, midcentury or modern monochrome looks with quality and affordable prices – the current sale section is definitely worth chacking.