home: made [ painted glass jars ]

home: made [ painted glass jars ]

This super easy diy project will transform basic glass jars into quirky monochrome storage containers.

You could do this with any pot or jar you like, some spray paint, washi tape and a sharpie.

Experiment with different patterns and shapes to create some chic Scandi inspired home accessories.

Full tutorial at hunker.com

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home: trend [ organic ceramics ]

home: trend [ organic ceramics ]

With an increased interest in handmade home accessories, this season we are seeing a lot more of this look in ceramics. Of course we know that some will not be handmade, but we are able to get the look, with uneven edges, organic shapes and engraving.

We are seeing subtle textures embossed onto vases and pots, engraved lines and even rattan decorated.

Colours are very nuetral, with stone, white, terracotta and black. Mix different styles and colours together for a curated look, and of course get your pops of colour this Spring with flowers and greenery.

Guide:

Top row:

embosed vase – £18 / made.com, rattan decorative bottle – £29.99 / zarahome.com, bud vase – £30 / habitat.co.uk

Middle row:

table lamp – £179 / westelm.co.uk, vase – £60 / rockettstgeorge.co.uk, vase – £16 / anthropologie.com

Bottom row:

engraved vase – £18 / hurnandhurn.com, vase – £26 / grahamandgreen.co.uk, ceramic pot – £45.95 / trouva.com

home: favourite thing [ cushion ]

home: favourite thing [ cushion ]

Add a little jungle print to a living area with this pretty little jungle illustrated cotton cushion from George at Asda.

Perfectly in line with the trend of bringing the outdoors in – with lush greens, foliage and fauna.

Just £6

home: trend [ maritime ]

home: trend [ maritime ]

The new ‘maritime’ trend has a far softer and subtle feel than nautical trends of the past.

Still with a feel of being in and around the sea coast but through textures, colours, patterns and imprints as opposed to more obvious use of rope, anchors and red, blue and white.

The colours are washed out blues, sandy beiges, dirty whites and with metallic hints to give an edge of boat engines, rusty hand rails and anchor chains and using natural weave in rugs, runners and chair seats; as a nod to sailors rope.

There’s much layering in textures and fabrics, with patterns of stripe, weave and linear illustration alike to shell patterns.

Add in collected nicknacks from travels, clusters of vases and stick to natural fabrics and surfaces – wood, wicker, bamboo, cotton, wool and silk.

Main picture guide:

Stool £45 Trouva / Paint from £23 Wickes / Rug £299 La Redoute

Sofa £1445 Loaf / Vase / EBay / Sideboard £651 Turnball & Thomas

Vase £18 Plumo / Light £88.45 More Handles / Curtain £88 Anthropologie

Inspiration from Ikea (above)

home: made [ plant pots designs ]

home: made [ plant pot designs ]

With Spring in the air it’s time to think about outdoor living, planting and gardens. It’s great to make personal touches within your space with your own design creations on plant pots. This can allow them to match a colour theme, follow a trend, label what’s in the pot or personalise them as a gift!

We love the design idea from Homedit with its modern geometric look and metallic colours.

For a plethora of ideas head to BalconyGardenWeb or have a look on Pinterest

All you’ll need is paint and, if it’s not outdoor paint then a good fixer spray or varnish will ensure it lasts and holds up to the weather. You can get plain pots from garden centres, IKEA, or try online at Hobby Craft or Baker Ross for great prices.

home: event [ Ideal Home Show ]

home: event [ Ideal Home Show ]

It’s not too late to book your tickets for the Ideal Home Show which runs from 22nd March to the 7th April at Olympia in London. Book your tickets HERE

They say;

From inspiring ideas, to innovative products and on-trend solutions for your home, the Ideal Home Show sponsored by Zoopla, brings together full scale show homes, over 600 companies, 100’s of free talks, the latest technology and fresh ideas from our team of experts. The show will also offer health and wellbeing advice, and an opportunity to be pampered, all for the price of your ticket. We are also excited to reveal that this year’s show will celebrate its British roots with a best of British theme!