home: trend [ blue ]

home: trend [ blue ]

This year we have already seen an array of gorgeous colour entering our homes including, pinks, peaches and greens. One that hasn’t had its moment… until now, is blue.

Often seen as a cold colour or one that is associated with seaside styled rooms, blue works really well as a background or accent colour to other shades, creating a modern welcoming space.

We are seeing blue homeware all over, including lighting, sofas & armchairs and furniture.

For a dark moody room go dark blue on the walls with furniture in woods and add metalic accents for a glam feel [ why not include some punchy pink to add interest ]. If your thing is lighter and brighter, electric & royal blue look great against a white background.

Whatever your preferred shade, get on board with blue and give it a go!

Guide:

Top row: armchair / westelm.co.uk [ £479 ], striped cushion / ikea.com [ £10 ], wall clock / grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £58 ]

Middle row: sideboard / maisonsdumonde.com [ £324 ], sofa / made.com [ £899 ]

Bottom row: duvet cover / laredoute.co.uk [ from £100 ], side table / audenza.com [ £155 ], dining chair / insidestoreldn.com [ £210 ], paint / grahamandbrown.co.uk [ £38 ]

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home: trend [ faux flowers ]

home: trend [ faux flowers ]

It has taken a while to get on board with having faux flowers in the home but more and more of us are exploring the possibility.

Now is a great time to find those realistic looking stems, ideal for dressing a table or shelf. This season has also seen an increased interest in a 70’s favourite – dried flowers.

Invest in one or two different stems and then mix in real flowers when required. The realism is so good now on these fauxs and of course they will last.

Also look out for faux plants, perfect for dark corners of rooms. No chance of killing these off!

Guide:

Clockwise from top left:

Heads Milk Vetch / abigailahern.com [ £9.00 each ], Pink Protea / audenza.com [ £26 each ], Magnolia Spray / coxandcox.co.uk [ £28 each ], Foxglove / abigailahern.com [ £14.50 each ], Allium Bouquet / marksandspencer.com [ £15 ], Eucalyptus / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £12 each ], Peony bundle / dunelm.com [ £5 ], Dried Canary Grass bunch / trouva.com [ £10.50 ]

home: trend [ vintage inspired lighting ]

home: trend [ vintage inspired lighting ]

Lighting is one of the most important parts of any room, whether you like you design subtle or full on.

This year we are seeing an increased popularity of antique inspired lights, including decorative chandeliers and wall sconces. The great thing about what we are seeing with reproduction lights is that the prices are a lot cheaper than if you were sourcing an original.

Make a statement with a decorative chandelier, fringing and glass. There are so many options to choose from, so be brave and go bold.

Guide:

Top row:

Velvet lampshade – tindesign.co.uk [ £295 ], wall light – wayfair.co.uk [ £36 ], chandelier – rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £395 ]

Middle row:

Ceiling light – lighting lightingcompany.co.uk [ £180 ], chandelier – dunelm.com [ £69 ], wall lamp – maisonsdumonde.com [ £88 ]

Bottom row:

Pineapple wall sconce – abigailahern.com [ £118 ], glass ceiling lamp – moonlightdesign.co.uk [ £47 ], wall light – grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £125 ]

home: trend [ colour clash ]

home: trend [ colour clash ]

With any trend you can take elements of what you like and create the looks in individual rooms. This week’s trend focuses on vibrant colour and pattern. Take inspiration at whatever level and transform a room into an array of bold tones and print.

This trend is all about being a maxamilist and being brave on your choices. Mix florals with stripes, bright pink with green, leopard print and yellow.

If you don’t want to go for this look in the whole room then why not try throwing lots of colour on a picture wall or maybe find a corner you can experiment in with ab armchair and soft furnishings.

Embrace the colour this year!

Guide:

Clockwise from top left:

Lampshade / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ from £30 ], cabinet / made.com [ £199 ], wall mural / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ from £195 ], footstool / audenza.com [ £76 ], curtains / johnlewis.com [ from £80 ], vase / laredoute.co.uk [ £37.95 ], chest of drawers / oliverbonas.com [ £795 ], sofa / anthropologie.com [ £1298 ]