home: trend [ beige ]

home: trend [ beige ]

It may not be a choice of colour that jumps out at you, but beige is to take over our lives and homes during 2019. No longer is it seen as dull, lifeless and dated, beige is actually a warming & calming colour which acts as a nuetral backdrop to bolder shades.

Layer up different shades of beige with accents of brass, gold, wood and additional colours of black and white, creating a very collated room.

Bedding & salt pot from hm.com

There are so many accessories and soft furnishing options to bring a bit of beige into your home. H&M Home has jumped on this trend and has a huge choice of cushions, throws and bedding to add a hint to a room

For paint options check out Farrow & Ball, Dulux and Little Greene


Top row: corduroy cushion / hm.com [ £8.99 ], chair / ikea.com [ £70 ], blanket / hm.com [ £39.99 ]

Middle row: plant pot / trouva.com [ £25.83 ], sofa / made.com [ £699 ]

Bottom row: drinks trolley / grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £375 ], vase / habitat.co.uk [ £20 ], lampshade / trouva.com [ £42.76 ]

home: trend [ scandinavian ]

home: trend [ scandinavian ]

Not many trends can stand the test of time. Throughout the year you have Spring / Summer looks and Autumn / Winter looks which work for that time of the year, whether it’s tropical prints, nautical and bright tones or knitted, woodland and textured, these trends come and go.

A style and interior trend that has grown year on year is Scandinavian. It’s popularity is due to its relaxed nature and is very simple to achieve. Using a subtle colour palette, key furniture and a selection of textures you can easily get the look in your room.

Prints and art sit strongly within this trend. Black & White typography and graphic art work really well pulling together the scandinavian feel. Texture also plays a big part, with faux fur and knitted wool throws creating a cosy welcoming space to relax.  Continuing with soft furnishings you cannot call a room Scandi influenced without rugs layed on wooden flooring. Make sure the rug has a pattern and keep the colours to a minimum.

If you want to bring colour to your room consider deep oranges and blues, they work really nice with the different wood tones that are used. Go bold with a coloured sofa or chair, alternatively paint a wall offset with white furniture and accessories. A popular style of sofa is a rattan framed option, creating interest and giving a sense of outdoors living but inside, as well as giving the versatility of a day bed. Also consider a large mid century style leather sofa in brown or caramel.

For chair inspiration check out Arne JacobsonHans Wegner and Kaare Klint.

Furniture really makes a room and the bolder the better in this case. Mix walnut finishes with mango wood and acacia vaneer. A classic low level console with drawers and doors will look great with a selection of plants, frames and accessories arranged on top. Another key piece is a display cabinet showing off a lovely collection of glassware and ceramics.

When bringing lighting into the room keep the wood theme by opting for a woven bamboo shade or freestanding floor lamp.

A good place to start to get the scandinavian look at varied budgets is buy heading to Ikea.comSkandivis.co.uk and Skandium.com


1. Pair of dining chairs from made.com [ £189 ]

2. Rug from ikea.com [ £59 ]

3. Print from indish.co.uk [ £36 ]

4. Walnut coffee table from ikea.com [ £195 ]

5. Faux fur cushion from hm.com [ £12.99 ]

6. Frame from skandivis.co.uk [ £29 ]

7. Dala horse from atnumber67.co.uk [ £9.90 ]

8. Sofa from husandhem.co.uk [ £3740 ]

9. Cabinet from ikea.com [ £110 ]

10. Console from johnlewis.com [ £1299 ]

11. Bamboo lampshade from loandbeholdstore.com [ £95 ]

12. Throw from hm.com [ £29.99 ]

13. Chair from nest.co.uk [ £185 ]

home: trend [ natural tones ]

home: trend [ natural tones ]

This year the home takes on a natural tone with creams, stone and woods. Create a calming, no fuss space which is clean, yet cosy. With a colour palette of nuetral creams, greys and browns there is little that can go wrong when creating this look.

Focus on soft furnishings like throws and cushions to enhance a sofa or chair, making sure you go for textured fabrics to bring a different element to all the muted colours. With furniture Mid Century and Scandinavian influences work the best, strong design with a great use of wood and fabric, especially leather.

When decorating your room, look at two possible options. Firstly paint the wall a pale cream or grey and accent the space with white furniture and accessories or reverse the look with all white walls, bringing in the addition of other tones in everything else. What’s nice with this trend is that you don’t necessarily have to stick to 2/3 colours, use as many as you like. Look at the palette below.


1. String shelving – string.se 

2. Coffee table – Westelm.co.uk [ £199.95 ]

3. Light shade – johnlewis.com [£30 ]

4. Wool throw – Ikea.com [ £25 ]

5. Pair of leather chairs – made.com [ £159 ]

6. Vases – Westelm.co.uk [ from £12 ]

7. Armchair – swooneditions.com [ £369 ]

8. Cushion – sainsburyshome.co.uk [ £14 ]

9. Nest of marble tables – rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £255 ]

10. Coffee pot – trouva.com [ £39.95 ]