home: trend [ bold wallpaper ]

home: trend [ bold wallpaper ]

Be bold and embrace the beauty of wallpapers that have strong large prints of flowers, shapes and geometric designs.

There are different ways to style the trend and you can choose to be more maximalist or have a clean, minimal style.

To go for a bold look, maximise the clashing strong designs; use various flower prints, various illustrative prints or shape designs to layer up a rich look. Look for sofas, armchairs, soft furnishings that the patterns sit together by colour but have variance in size and design.

Alternatively opt to just have the bold impact of the wallpaper and have far simpler plain accessories and furniture. Pull out a few colours from the wallpaper to have block colours for the sofa and chair or bed linen. Metallic highlights in chair or bed frames, homeware pieces, framed artwork or ceramics can be very effective to add dimension to the room.

You can also create more depth to a room by pulling one colour from the wall paper to use as a solid paint colour on the other walls. Think about papering the largest wall, most likely where the sofa goes, for a more modern look; instead of the more traditional ‘feature wall’ idea of the wall with the chimney breast and fireplace.

Main Picture guide

Upper

Naken / Ellie Cashman Design / Jane Clayton £47.20

Middle

Jane Clayton £99.20 / World of Wallpaper from £11.99 / Graham Brown from £50

Lower

Graham Brown from £40 / Murals Wallpaper from £36 / Murals Wallpaper from £36

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home: nice price [ table lamp ]

home: nice price [ table lamp ]

Grab a bargain with this reduced price table lamp from B&Q. It was £30 now £20.

The Geo Geometric table lamp combines the black linear style of the geometric trend with a little dash of copper – and metallics are very much still in favour for interiors.

Perfect in a lounge or bedroom, and works well with an eye pleasing filament bulb.

home: nice price [ triangle shelf ]

home: nice price [ triangle shelf ]

Loving a great price piece of homeware and this triangle shelf fits the bill.

It’s amazing how a little hunting on eBay can find some absolute gems – well priced and versatile small furniture items for the home.

Available in a variety of colours and in sizes.

Priced from £11.99

home:trend [ geometrics ]

home: trend [ geometrics ]

We have seen this trend before and geometric patterns are always going to appeal, but this time the focus turns away from soft furnishings like cushions and rugs and more about wallpapers, tiles and art.

We are spoilt for choice when it comes to tiles and whether it’s for the bathroom, kitchen or floor we can create bold patterns and experiment with colour. Create a focal point with a vinyl floor in a kitchen, leaving the walls a plain colour or maybe it’s a patterned wallpaper that takes your fancy, to act as a statement backdrop to the rest of the room.

A great way to introduce pattern into a room is with art. Choose a select few pieces to bring interest to a wall. Whatever you do be brave and embrace geometrics.

Guide:

Top row – wallpaper from cole-and-son.com, floor vinyl from atrafloor.com [ £59 ], print from desenio.co.uk [ from £6.95 ]

Middle row – floor vinyl from atrafloor.com [ £59 ], tiles from claybrookstudio.co.uk [ £6.29 per sheet ], floor tiles from claybrookstudio.co.uk [ £1.56 each ]

Bottom row – print from tindesign.co.uk [ from £19.95 ], wallpaper from grahambrown.com [ £24 ], wall tiles from britishceramictile.com [ £68.80 ]

home: featured [ John Lewis ]

home: featured [ John Lewis ]

Head to John Lewis for a new look for the home. If you love bright colours, we’ve collated our favourite current pieces currently in-store and online.

A colourful look is great with a retro twist. Stick with hues that are similar shades of a few bright colours, with turquoise, burnt orange and red for a midcentury twist. Keep sofas, armchairs or other main furniture pieces in statement plain bright colours and opt for patterns in home accessories. Look for quirky additions like the John Lewis ‘On Air‘ light box and mix fun patterns like geometric and block printing in curtains, throws and cushions.

home: favourite thing [ ceiling shade ]

home: favourite thing [ ceiling shade ]

We have a bit of an obsession with lighting, and why wouldn’t we when there is such a great choice available online and in stores. Habitat has just launched a load of new arrivals including this Quad light and we think it’s pretty cool. The striking architectural design will work best in a modern monochrome inspired living room, kitchen or office.

Available now at habitat.co.uk [ £55 ]