Having rugs in the home is nothing new, but consider how you pick and use your rugs and the potential you have in using them. This year the focus is on layering, mixing pattern and textures to create a cosy curated room.
Layer two or three rugs together, either directly on top of one another if different sizes or overlap them to create a disjointed look. Regardless of how you choose to lay them, be sure to have interest in the patterns and texture.
Throw a sheepskin or high pile woolen kilim rug over the top of a jute rug for extreme texture. For a bohemian feel mix flatwoven patterned rugs or if you have a nuetral room opt for a couple of geometric prints.
Choose colours that compliment each other and prints that contrast, trying to make sure they are not so similar. You want it to be obvious that there is more than one rug being used.
It’s great to search in unexpected places for bargains for the home. So by pass the cucumbers and washing detergent and head for the Tesco homeware department. We’ve had a look through their cushions range and were very impressed with both the low prices and great designs to suit many of the current interiors trends both for family and kid’s room designs.
Floral prints are always a popular choice, especially around this time of year. Spring brings flowers and colour which in turn brings joy and positivity into our lives. This is then replicated in the home with our interior choices. This year its the same, although now the prints are bolder, bigger and more colourful.
Florals have often felt quite old fashioned and it can be difficult to know how to use them in the home. A great place to start is with soft furnishings; cushions and rugs in a distictive pattern mixed with more plain colours help bring this trend in a subtle way. Mix different floral prints together for a bolder look or with other patterns like stripes and geometric [ see previous trend post floral x geo ].
Large floral images look great framed as pieces of art, and just having a few of these around the home or placed together on a wall can create a subtle nod or full on statement to this trend. Go even more bold with a mural wallpaper or an allover patterned sofa. The wall becomes a piece of art on a larger scale and can bing drama to a room and a floral sofa is fun and quirky, making all your guests smile when they enter the room. Go one step further and match your sofa with the wallpaper, for a full on statement.
However much floral you fancy investing in, remember it can be young and cool and no longer Mumsy, so enjoy it.
With Mid Season Sales starting, now is a great time to pick up some bargains for the home. We found this geometric cotton rug from Urban Outfitters and we think its great value [ was £140, now £98 ] and perfect for updating a living room or bedroom for Spring.
2017 sees a move towards big and bold in wall art in the home. To create an impact and a statement in a room, abstract art has a powerful wow-factor and can bring colours together from a scheme, introduce pattern and be a visual talking point.
Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world.
Abstract art can also translate into soft furnishings and fabrics; for curtains, cushions and bedding. It is a good way to bring bold pattern into design and be the starting point for the styling and use of colour in a room. Work of famous and amateur artists is often translated into fabric design. Head to ZaidaUk or Zazzle for Abstract art on cushions or visit museum shops for great examples. We love these Henri Matisse cushions from HomeLava (below) at just £10.
One of the most renowned abstract artists was Jackson Pollock and his work is famously shown world wide in galleries as well as designed into many homeware pieces both from the original works as well as inspired designs from his work.
Paul Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956), known professionally as Jackson Pollock, was an American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was well known for his unique style of drip painting.
Introduce some pattern to the bedroom with this on trend, Moroccan-style duvet set from this year’s SOMMAR range from IKEA.
At just £10 for the double set it’s an affordable update to an interior. Keep it simple with a white washed room and other accessories in blues and whites or go bold and mix up with other patterned fabrics.
Last year we saw a lot of floral and tropical prints on soft furnishings and in art, as well as geometric pattern continuing to be a popular choice. This year sees the two prints combined creating a clashing mix of colour, pattern and style.
Larger more bold florals are appearing on wallpapers and bed linens. Layer this up with geometric soft furnishings and accessories.
A great place to start is with a statement wallpaper, combined with plain furniture and then accessorized with geo pattern. Fill the walls with art, either more floral or geo inspired. The more it clashes the better.
Brass and copper tones work great when considering smaller pieces of furniture. A glass or marble topped coffee table or side table will help bring this trend together. Its very over the top and works best with darker interiors.
You can go big, or small with this trend. Keep it more subtle on bedding or perhaps a couple of floral cushions on a sofa combined with a geometric rug for example.