home: trend [ modern folk ]

home: trend [ modern folk ]

Taking inspiration from traditional homeware from the past couple of centuries, and objects and colourful patterns of the past, but with a modern twist, this trend can be a bold or subtle look depending on the colours chosen.

Image via Pinterest
Modern folk touches from Ikea, LivingItUp and WallPaperDirect
Living Etc showing the perfect influence of Frida Kahlo on this trend

Bringing together your collated items from travels and things that were inherited, sitting alongside new treasured pieces. Bold patterns, rich colours and discovery of your own identity in the homeware and furniture that are styled in a room. With a cultural feel from travelling, this look can be continually added to with pieces that have a story or a personal meaning.

Top row

Lamp £24.99 TKMaxx / Cushion £20 Urban Outfitters / Plant Hanger £60 Urban Outfitters

Middle row

Quilt £120 Cissywears / Pouffe £98 Bohemia Design / Rug £99 Culture Vulture Direct

Bottom row

Rocking Chair £150 Ikea / Tapestry £26.65 Red Bubble / Paint from £4.25 Chapel Interiors

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home: featured [ Aldi ]

home: featured [ Aldi ]

Home of the bargain delicious cheeses, place to get decent wine at low low prices, destination for all sorts of tasty cheaper food – but also the perfect shopping haunt for homeware and furniture with so many great pieces for the home – head to Aldi in store or online to kit out your home.

Whether your style is monochrome, marble, scandi or boho – there’s some pieces that will suit your home.

home: made [ wall hanging ]

home: made [ wall hanging ]

We love a good home project and HomeyOhMy blog is at the top of brilliant projects to inspire you.

This modern tassle wall hanging is a great tutorial to follow and creates a really super wall hanging when complete.

With very simple and easily accessible items the project is straight forward and easy to follow.

Follow their blog for other great DIY inspirations.

home: favourite thing [ clock ]

home: favourite thing [ clock ]

A perfect little piece of repro midcentury style for your home with this great retro table clock from Royal Design for just £24.

It would look great on a mantelpiece, bedside table or styled up with a few other midcentury pieces as part of a ‘shelfie’

home: trend [ statement rugs ]

home: trend [ statement rugs ]

To bring a room together or to give you a starting point for styling and picking colours for a room; a statement rug is the place to start.

The two main routes to take for interior designing from the chosen rug is to keep the rest of the room simple and minimal and take colours from the rug for small highlights around the room or follow the maximalist trend and continue from the statement rug with bold walls, patterns in soft furnishings and layer textures.

Picture guide :

Top row

Maison Du Monde £103.50

Habitat £600

Benuta £59.95

Middle row

French Connection £155

Rugs Direct £385.99

Made £299

Bottom row

Modern Rugs £959.20

Ikea £250

La Redoute from £99

home: trend [ eastern ]

home: trend [ eastern ]

Inspired by interiors of the orient, this eastern trend is chic and now with a modernised edge.

Layer up intricate patterns of flowers, birds and illustrations on cushions and other soft furnishings. Keep the colour palette rich but muted tones.

Image credit ; WallPaperDirect.com

Although busy with pattern and design ensure some larger areas – a wall or two, the rug or the sofa colour is paler and less fussy. Add accessories in lacquered black to add a contrast and richness to the scheme, with flashes of gold and iridescent pearl tones in lighting, ceramics and picture framing.

1 cushion / zazzle £25.25

2 wallpaper / WallPaperDirect £103.20

3 cabinet / Shimu £1125.00

4 chairs / Pamono £928.00

5 wall decor / Wayfair £105.99

6 mirror / MaisonDuMonde £115.00

7 cushion / Kaleidoscope £15.00

8 rug / BuyARug £139.00

9 cushion / WallpaperDirect £8.40

home: featured [ Maison Du Monde ]

home: featured [ Maison Du Monde ]

Maison Du Monde online French store and now available in the flesh on UK soil, is quickly becoming a leading favourite for great design and style, trend aware products season after season and varying pieces to suit all budgets.

The great collections can transform any room and their website has plenty of inspirational styling imagery for guidance in designing the perfect room for you.