home: trend [ bold wallpaper ]

home: trend [ bold wallpaper ]

Be bold and embrace the beauty of wallpapers that have strong large prints of flowers, shapes and geometric designs.

There are different ways to style the trend and you can choose to be more maximalist or have a clean, minimal style.

To go for a bold look, maximise the clashing strong designs; use various flower prints, various illustrative prints or shape designs to layer up a rich look. Look for sofas, armchairs, soft furnishings that the patterns sit together by colour but have variance in size and design.

Alternatively opt to just have the bold impact of the wallpaper and have far simpler plain accessories and furniture. Pull out a few colours from the wallpaper to have block colours for the sofa and chair or bed linen. Metallic highlights in chair or bed frames, homeware pieces, framed artwork or ceramics can be very effective to add dimension to the room.

You can also create more depth to a room by pulling one colour from the wall paper to use as a solid paint colour on the other walls. Think about papering the largest wall, most likely where the sofa goes, for a more modern look; instead of the more traditional ‘feature wall’ idea of the wall with the chimney breast and fireplace.

Main Picture guide

Upper

Naken / Ellie Cashman Design / Jane Clayton £47.20

Middle

Jane Clayton £99.20 / World of Wallpaper from £11.99 / Graham Brown from £50

Lower

Graham Brown from £40 / Murals Wallpaper from £36 / Murals Wallpaper from £36

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home: made [ napkins ]

home: made [ napkins ]

Head to The Sweetest Occasion blog to discover a wonderful diy for creating your own designs on fabric napkins.

Simply with fabric pens, you can create great modern designs and patterns – allowing your napkins to be suited to the occasion or colour theme.

Colours can allow association with different festivities – and text or wording can make the napkins personalised for a table setting or appropriate for an event.

Try Berol or Sharpie for fabric pens or one of the other many many brands that do versions.

More inspiration for pattern designs from Pinterest

home: made [ washi tape wall design ] 

home: made [ washi tape wall design ] 

Bored of clean plain painted walls in your home? Using washi tape (and some inspirational images) is a quick brilliant way to introduce colour, pattern and quirkiness to a room. 

It’s straight forward and non permanent, which makes it an ideal way to decorate – allowing easy changes, mistakes to be rectified or updates whenever you like. 

Searching google, creative blogs and Pinterest gives a plethora of design ideas to get inspiration from.
Design depends on the room. Anything from geometric patterns, stripes, Aztec designs, crosses, linear and also a great way to bring in on-trend colours like blush, metallics or simply in monochrome. 

For kids rooms it’s the perfect way to bring in their favourite images… animals, mountains, trains or simply fun pattern for stimulating a new born baby. 

Great places to buy washi tape;

https://www.thefoxandstar.co.uk/collections/washi-tape 

https://www.papermash.co.uk/collections/washi-tape

home: made [ outdoor patio stencilling ] 

home: made [ outdoor patio stencilling ]

Looking to great a new look for the garden or update a patio? Pushing the trend for outdoor rugs further we love the idea of stencilling patterns or designs directly onto a patio or decking. 

By using stencils (or freehand if very creative) you can produce a unique, look for an outdoor area – choosing from styles including geometric, Moroccan, ethnic, bohemian or midcentury. 

We found some great sites offering tutorials and design ideas of how to achieve these looks including The House Of Wood, Cutting Edge Stencils, and Stencil Search

home: favourite thing [ leaf wallpaper ] 

home: favourite thing [ leaf wallpaper ] 

Brighten up any room and bring the outdoors in with a choice of amazing leaf print wallpapers. So fresh and organic, we love bold prints of palm or monstera leaves and so many stores are offering great prints in various green shades, various degrees of boldness and size of leaf illustration. 

(Above picture from top left going clockwise : Mind The Gap Banana Leaves / Trouva £150 • Blue & Green Tropical Leaf / Murals Wallpaper from £25 • Monstera Leaves / WallFlora on Amazon from £23 • Christian Lacroix for Designers Guild Eden Roc Wallpaper / John Lewis £79 ) 

Effective for a statement feature wall with a fresh white interior, keeping it minimal but also incredible for a stronger multi wall look, mixed up with other large print patterns. – a strong trend this season. 

Going bold / clashing patterns

home: trend [ tiles ] 

home: trend [ tiles ] 

The use of tiles are storming interior design this year. It’s about thinking outside the box with both designs, patterns but also where to use tiles.

Not just for the bathroom walls or a hallway floor, but bring a cool design feature to a bedroom with a tiled back drop to a bed, to a lounge with a feature wall or even for function use on hallway walls to help with the marks and wear from heavy traffic through this busy room. 

Explore high street stores like Topstiles, Habitat, Homebase and B&Q ; and online retailers including Zazous and The London Tile Co for affordable tiles. Mix patterned tiles with plain, square with oblong and play with size and shape with hexagon shaped tiles, large scale tiles and mosaics. 

We found great inspirational imagery  from House & Garden and some gorgeous ideas from Grand Designs

You can also explore the vinyl tile market with modern brands including Zazous and Amtico producing up to date designs in vinyl that is hard wearing, easy to lay and with very competitive pricing compared to porcelain or ceramic tiles.

Be bold with pattern or play safe with neutral tones and then over lay with rugs to bring pattern and interest to an interior. 

Tiles are hard wearing and functional. Use instead of carpet or wall paper as a great alternative.