home: featured [ Argos ]

home: featured [ Argos ]

High street giant Argos is definitely one to put on the list for great homeware and furniture.

With Habitat and Sainsburys Homeware under their belt and their own great home designs, the range of products to choose from is vast and offering great design, on trend pieces, super value and ample choice.

Industrial, Green and Faux Planting all feature in their new season collection and it’s easy to create entire room styling solely from them, from the sofa and shelving down to the ceramics and cushions.

There’s even same delivery on some products!

To make it even more appealing there’s even more all under the same (virtual) roof to help you out – from toasters and kettles, mattresses to fridges and even all you need for the garden too!

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home: trend [ coloured marble ]

home: trend [ coloured marble ]

As quite often with trends they come and go, and then come back again, and one of those is marble. With so many marble products available it’s coloured examples we look at today.

Gone is the white marble and in comes black, green and pink. You will start to see this on coffee tables, kitchenware, shelving and lighting. This material works really nicely with mixed metal & black accents.

Green marble from hm.com

Marble also goes beyond table tops and can be seen on home accessories including clocks, bookends and coasters. Get your little marble fix without breaking the bank.

Guide:

Clockwise from top left –

coffee table / laredoute.co.uk [ £849 ], side table / habitat.co.uk [ £250 ], light / trouva.com [ £160 ], coasters / oliverbonas.com [ £30 ], table / zarahome.com [ £120 ], chopping board / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £40 ], clock / made.com [ £49 ], shelf / anthropologie.com [ £36 ]

home: trend [ pastel kitchen ]

home: trend [ pastel kitchen ]

A big kitchen trend for 2019 is to feature pastel tones. This could be painting walls, using tiles or going full on with pastel cabinets.

The calming feel of pastels will also inject some fun into you kitchen and this can be achieved simply by painting some walls. If you get bored with it, then it’s easy to change.

Create some interest on splashbacks and tiling with pastel tones like blue, green and pink. There are so many shades and patterns available on tiles now, so you can be sure to find something you love.

With more and more options with kitchen cabinets online and in store, now is the perfect opportunity to design everything yourself from style to colour. A pastel pink or blue cabinet will work really nicely with pale wood and white for a fresh clean look.

For a more subtle take on this trend then add some pastel appliances like a fridge or toaster. Who needs to stick to black or chrome!

Guide:

Clockwise from top left

Image from Pinterest, Smeg fridge /very.co.uk [ £1299 ], image from Pinterest, image from wrenkitchens.com , tiles selection / claybrookstudio.co.uk, Breville Toaster / johnlewis.com [ £49.99 ], image from Pinterest.

home: found this [ armchair ]

home: found this [ armchair ]

With inspiration from yesterday’s trend we spotted these gorgeous scalloped velvet armchairs from made.com.

This chair is very well priced and velvet is sticking around as fabric of choice. It has a real sumptuous luxe feel, and available in three colours.

made.com [ £399 ]

home: found this [ leaf plate ]

home: found this [ leaf plate ]

Plants, plants, plants; the urban gardener is still as popular as ever.

Bring the outdoors in with leaf ceramics – add a dash of retro, and you get this great plate from HM. There’s a definite vintage inspiration.

It would look great on a dinner party table or use for nicknacks on a dressing table.

home: favourite thing [ sofa bed ]

home: favourite thing [ sofa bed ]

There are so many great new arrivals appearing online and one of our favourite brands is made.com. We have featured them a lot recently and this is basically because of their great design and prices.

Our latest crush is on the Edwin sofa bed, with its classic vintage design and simple fold-down backrest. Available in three colours this sofa is certainly a winner for those who want a cool daytime sofa, but need a bed for occasional guests staying over.

[ £299 ] made.com

home: trend [ tropical greens ]

home: trend [ tropical greens ]

Evey summer over the last couple of years we always get an overdose of tropical prints, including plants, animals and fruit. Although this trend never really goes away throughout the year we tend to notice it more now.

This year we have seen it is less about the bright colours and clashing prints and more a subtle take on what’s gone before, with layering prints and textures in different shades of green.

Image from Pinterest

Green on green action is big this year, whether it’s tableware on complimentary table linens, art and ornaments layered against a wallpaper backdrop or tiling in a bathroom with similar tone bath towels and accessories. The calming and refreshing colour of green mixed with patterns in different shades will bring an exciting and bold look to any room.

And then on top of that fill your home with indoor plants – real or faux – to get the maximum look.

Guide:

Top row – cushion from trouva.com [ £20 ], leaf dish from trouva.com [ £90 ], wallpaper from johnlewis.com [ £65 ]

Middle row – tableware from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ from £8 ], image from dunelm.com, print from desenio.co.uk. [ from £7.95 ]

Bottom row – tray from audenza.com [ £29.95 ], shower curtain from dunelm.com [ £8 ], image from Pinterest