home: trend [ colour block ]

home: trend [ colour block ]

Colour block – a trend that comes and goes across the interiors world but with the abundance of strong products on the current market, it’s definitely sticking around for now, is proving popular and is an easy look to achieve and evolve with homewares through the changing season – refreshing with different cushions, throws or artwork. Plus it’s also easy to update with a fresh coat of paint on a single wall.

It’s about picking a few strong colours that sit well together and emphasising with accessories in the same tone. For example -A bright yellow wall, a green sofa with green cushions and then dashes of orange in the curtains or rug. Keep patterns to a minimum and break up with lots of white and wood to ensure the few colours stand out strong and bold.

This trend is really aided by the great selection of bold coloured modern silhouette sofas currently filling high street homeware stores. Head to Made, John Lewis or Ikea for a range of affordable options. There are great options in the perfect colours of the year – emerald greens, mustards and deep rich blues.

Guide to products (main image)

Top row

chair, Made £149 / paint, Wickes £12 / cushion, Heals from £39

Middle row

curtains, Dunelm from £30 / chair, Anthropologie £398 / cushion, Sainsburys

Bottom row

sofa, Maisons Du Monde £394 / rug, Amara £89 / set of bottles, Made In Design £223

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home: featured [ Dunelm ]

home: featured [ Dunelm ]

For a designer look and trend aware furniture and homeware, we’ve headed to Dunelm and discovered some incredible pieces to work with some of the current trends – including jewel tones, traveller, natural textures and midcentury.

Create modern looks for each room on a low budget with Dunelm’s purse friendly prices.

There’s lighting that makes a bold statement, furniture pieces that give you the amazing design style of more expensive stores and on trend home accessories to finish the look perfectly.

home: made [ laundry bags ]

home: made [ laundry bags ]

A very handy little DIY to make laundry bags, from the creative people at Ideal Home (online).

These great bags could be used for all sorts of things – not just laundry; and made from any fabric to suit your decor. Hunt out vintage fabrics from flea markets, bargain fabrics from IKEA or even use sheets, duvets or other inventive ways to get great fabrics.

home: favourite thing [ cushion ]

home: favourite thing [ cushion ]

You can’t go wrong with monochrome, and typography in homeware is still strong for this season.

We love this Bon Voyage Paris cushion from Southwood Stores – a great find in their sale; it was £42.00 but now it’s £30.

home: found this [ cushions ]

home: found this [ cushions ]

New colour palette for the new season? Head to Heals and browse their latest Global Fusion trend collection.

Just replacing cushions can give a whole new look to a room.

We picked four we love mixing pattern and texture – just add to a neutral colour based lounge.

home: featured [ urbansize ]

home: featured [ UrbanSize ]

What a wonderful brand. Urban Size has a great history and beautifully designed pieces.

Explore their range of furniture and homewares perfectly suited for smaller living.

They say;

At Urbansize we wanted to create stylish ‘urban sized’ furniture which would fit into smaller, quirkier spaces unlike traditional standard issue furniture which often ignores the needs of people like us who live in small homes. We thought that small, functional furniture seemed to be seriously limited and we decided to fix that problem with Urbansize. 

The furniture we design maximises the space in a room. For example we have a ‘floating’ range, items with built in functionality (such as a bed with a foldaway bedside table) as well as more traditional items which are simply a bit smaller than comparable products on the market.

Urbansize is a small family run business. We are all passionate about design and interiors and are building on a long history of furniture making and design. Our family has been in this business for over 30 years, designing, manufacturing and importing furniture.