home: trend [ curve appeal ] 

home: trend [ curve appeal ] 

Give your home ‘curve appeal’, soften those edges, bring circular and rounded patterns and silhouettes into an interior to create a calm feel and modern design look.

Introduce the circular design in fabrics, wallpapers and other patterned soft furnishings, or try curves in furniture – rounded tables, soft cornered shelving, and moulded smooth plastic furniture. 

Look for inspiration from midcentury interiors and 1960s styling but give it a modern look by minimising too many bright colours and not clashing too many patterns. Furniture in plywood and plastic are always strong for curved silhouettes. Head to print stores like King & Mcgaw and Seventy Tree for extra details in your styling by introducing prints with circle patterns and colours that match your scheme.  

Midcentury style and inspiration

1 Cushion £10 Made.Com 

2 Rug £59.95 Scandiborn 

3 Lamp Shade (from) £375 Tom Raffield 

4 Chair £99 Dwell 

5 Sofa £3295 Sweet Pea & Willow 

6 Tiles (from) £6.50 Mosafil 

7 Wallpaper £20 Graham Brown 

8 Tray £85 GemmaWightmanCeramics 

9 Coffee Table £159 La Redoute 

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home: nice price [ lamp shade ] 

home: nice price [ lamp shade ] 

A new stylish bit of lighting for your home and it’s environmentally friendly? – look no further than the honey felt lampshade available from Southwood Stores for just £28. Made from durable 100% wool felt dyed with environmentally friendly inks.

The honey felt lampshade blooms like a flower and settles into its final shape after a few days in position. Its intricate beehive pattern will give a beautifully natural feel to any room. It can be fitted on a standard lamp holder and is designed for use with an energy-saving (15w max) or a GLS bulb (40w max).

Made in the UK. A portion of the proceeds go to Tree-nation‘s planting scheme.

home: favourite thing [ table lamp ] 

home: favourite thing [ table lamp ]

Mixing industrial with marble (but also available in concrete or metallic which also tick the trend box) this gorgeous table lamp from Heals is a perfect addition to a bedside or side table. 

The Bristol Table Lamp is now in the Heals sale reduced from £89 to £53 (filament bulb sold separately)!

home: nice price [ garden lights ] 

home: nice price [ garden lights ] 

The popular industrial design of cage lights have been a strong trend in interiors and this trend is now available for outdoor garden styling. 

Grab a bargain from the Sainsbury’s outdoor range – these solar powered string of cage lights was £12.50 but is now £9.37 

Create a warm light around a seating area for outdoor entertaining. 

home: featured [ Amazon ] 

home: featured [ Amazon ] 

Not everyone’s cup of tea for an online shopping destination but king of online selling, Amazon, is a surprising veritable gold mine for modern well priced homeware.

 A few searches of key wording including marble, copper, Moroccan, monochrome and even Moomin and we could be filling our virtual shopping trolley with anything from rugs to lighting, to ceramics and cushions, with prices so tempting it’s an easy way to kit out a new home with some great pieces, update current rooms or find great gifts for interiors lovers! 

If you love a certain look or piece from another interiors store but not the price tag, it’s definitely worth having a window shop around the Amazon mega site to see if a more affordable version is available. 

home: nice price [ table lamp ] 

home: nice price [ table lamp ] 

There are always sales happening across homeware stores both online and on the high street. It’s always worth checking the sale department for that absolute gem at a knock down price. 

The West Elm sale is always a good haunt and today we spotted this great industrial style angle poise table lamp in tumeric (yellow) reduced from £79.00 to £39.95. 

Add a pop of colour to a desk or bedroom – great with monochrome, greys or against dark woods. 

home: trend [ sculptured lighting ]

home: trend [ sculptured lighting ]

We are spoilt for choice when it comes to lighting. With the ever increasing number of new designs and re workings of old ones, it’s difficult to know where to begin.

Lighting as with all home decor is personal taste but sometimes we all need a little direction, so with that in mind a new trend for 2017 is sculptured lighting.

Floor lamp from Rockettstgeorge.co.uk

Strong angles and shapes currently dominate lighting departments, with geometric, 1920s and organic designs proving popular. Moulded one piece task lamps and curved wood pendants give fluidity and cast amazing light when on. And when not on they become works of art.

Globes are featuring big at the moment, in the form of clusters or individually. White is an obvious colour choice bit if you are feeling brave consider a bright colour, perfect set against a neutral room.

Pendant light from trouva.com

Consider how the lighting works in each room, do you want it to blend in to its surroundings or stand out as a centre piece. The current choice online is amazing with favourites trouva.comrockettstgeorge.co.uk, and johnlewis.com, having vast collections of on-trend and modern lighting.

Guide:

1. Five light pendant from grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £185 ]

2. Orb ceiling pendants from westelm.co.uk [ from £159 ]

3. Gregg pendant from trouva.com [ £136 ]

4. Normann Copenhagen pendant from trouva.com [ £75 ]

5. Tom Raffield pendant from johnlewis.co.uk [ £245 ]

6. Tom Dixon pendant from heals.com [ £110 ]
7. LED desk lamp from johnlewis.co.uk [ £45 ]

8. Geometric pendant from grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £375 ]

9. Table lamp from habitat.co.uk [ £45 ]