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We love the beautiful and simple illustration on this great ‘Swimmers’ range of diningware by House at John Lewis.

With prices from £6, it’s affordable and stylish. A great addition to home dining, lovely to give as a gift and a single plate would also look so pretty hung on a wall! (Use non damaging plate hangers found here)

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Fall in love with the John Lewis Draper armchair in chloe emerald. With greens being such a big colour influence this season in the home, this chair could be the perfect introduction to this colour in a lounge design. It’s a modern midcentury style with its classic lines. 

£1299
The Draper is a contemporary sofa with elegant, classical lines. Featuring a button effect seat and back cushions that provide a comfortable yet supportive sit. Modern proportions take on vintage design and offer a deep, inviting lounging experience. Thoughtful design details combined with tailored arms and slender legs will make this a stylish yet functional addition to your home.

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We love the John Lewis Canteen Splash range. This cup and serve bowl are now reduced so perfect bargain ceramics to add something new to your kitchen cupboards. 

The paint splash look is stylish, on trend and perfect addition to summer dining. 

Cup / Was £6 Now £3 

Serve Bowl / Was £12 Now £6 

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If your looking for a classic designed chair for your dining room at a bargain price then look no further. We have found this white lacquered chair from John Lewis – and they are only £19.

With design influences from Arne Jacobsen and Robin Day, these contemporary chairs will look great in most rooms, and being stackable they are perfect for storage in small living spaces.

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There’s always room for more beautiful art on a wall. John Lewis has a talent to hunt out some incredible artists and graphic designers and have a huge, varied range of styles of work. 

We picked this gorgeous Tiffany Lynch print, that is only £5, as our favourite. The colour, the detail and the stylized effects come together to ensure this is a stunning vibrant piece, inspired by nature and perfect to bring a bold, Spring feel to a room. 

Tiffany Lynch is inspired by the magic of nature, it’s wildlife and changing seasons, her paintings on canvas always find their origins in her pen and ink sketchbook drawings.

Birdy Unframed Print / 30cm x 40cm print / £5 

  

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Miss Print at John Lewis / bringing the outdoors in

Not that we don’t appreciate a painted wall and the ease of changing colour, but recently wallpaper has just grown in choice with incredible options of style and look for any room. 

Technology has helped us by bringing in paste-the-wall  paper instead of paste-the-paper, which allows us all to have a go at hanging wallpaper with much more ease. 

To pin point a favourite would be hard but we’ve rounded up groups of our favourite designs and found some of the best stores to head to. 

Make a statement with a bold design. For a wow factor, especially effective with nature and floral designs, cover all walls and then push the look further with more strong patterns in the soft furnishings. This look can be softened, instead, by using minimal accessories, clean line furniture and lots of white. 

Bold patterns can also be effective on a solo wall as a feature wall and then when styling the room pick one or two colours to follow through in the choice of soft furnishings. 

Baltic Shop / Graham & Browne
 
Fun and colourful designs are great for a children’s bedroom and can also be both educative, when the designs involve words, pictures and numbers, and interactive, with designs that involve stories, colouring in and games. Visit Graham & Browne and Baltic Shop for interactive options. 

Go bold / bright and patterned to make a statement
  
(Above) Wallpapers Direct / Homebase / Wallpapers Direct / Fabrics & Papers 

For a grown up, strong look, it is currently a key trend to go dark in interiors and contrary to belief it actually brightens a room. Contrast with white ceilings, light floors and sits well with dark woods and accessories in monochrome and metallics. 

Dark and grown up / dark colours actually can brighten a room
  
(Above) John Lewis / Miss Print / Sophie Conran / Wall Papers Direct 

A constant favourite is monochrome. Easy to style and regularly update with black and white accessories as well as new on trend colours like copper and also 80s brights, monochrome allows flexibility and never fails to look fresh and stylish. Monochrome sits well with walnut, white or wire furniture. 

Monochrome / timeless simplicity and easy to style
  
(Above) Graham & Browne / Cole & Son / Miss Print / Sanderson 

If you decide to go for a wall covering we’ve discovered the excellent range of Betapet who not only have a great selection of bold, on-trend patterned and exciting designs but also, quite brilliantly, their range is self adhesive ensuring decorating is even easier! Head to their Etsy shop and choose from stripes, geometric and nature-inspired designs.

Betapet / self adhesive wallpaper / find on Etsy
  
Wallpaper is definitely a modern look and needs to be considered a great way to bring pattern and strong design to interior design. And it isn’t to be   discounted, thinking its a hassle to change as realistically it’s just a strip and re-paper if desired. Patterned designs can be great at covering imperfect walls (unlike unforgiving paint) and with new methods of hanging there’s very little mess and fuss!