home: made [ printing on ceramics ]

home: made [ printing on ceramics ]

Sometimes you wish you could have a specific design on a particular item but not sure how to achieve it.

If we take a ceramic tumbler or pot for example, we have seen in the past how creative you can be with a Sharpie pen or washi tape. Today we share another way to get a sharp precise finish using printed graphics on decal paper.

This extremely simple diy project allows you to create any design you like and then transfer to ceramics.

Head to homeyohmy.com to get the details

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home: trend [ pineapples ]

home: trend [ pineapples ]

Love them or loath them, pinapples are this years choice of fruit…again! Seemingly beating of the likes of the cherry, banana and watermelon, this year we will continue to see pinapples on soft furnishings, wallpapers and in the form of accessories.

Bring some fun summer vibes to a room with bright wall art or printed cushion or keep it sophisticated with a tonal wallpaper.

Selection of prints from desenio.co.uk

Show your love of pineapples with accessories, like lighting, kitchenware or bookends, anything goes and there is a huge array to pick from.

Guide:

Top row: wall sconce from grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £139 ], salad servers from hm.com [ £8.99 ], wallpaper from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £87 ]

Middle row: Wall decoration from laredoute.co.uk [ £15 ], mirror from asos.com [ £35 ], cushion from sassandbelle.co.uk [ £15 ]

Bottom row: bookends from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £49 ], ornament from trouva.com [ £35 ], wallpaper from johnlewis.com [ £59 ]

home: trend [ tropical botanicals ]

home: trend [ tropical botanicals ]

We have seen a lot of tropical prints over the last year, so this won’t be new to most. But with fresh takes on pattern with a focus on the botanicals and feel good colours, it’s hanging around for a while longer, and a winner in many peoples eyes.

For an instant jungle vibe wallpaper is the place to start, choosing a basic palm leaf pattern or go all out with one with animals as well.

Image via Pinterest

Cushions are also a great way to introduce this trend bringing print and pattern to a plain sofa or chair. Bring some fun to a dining table with palm inspired tablecloth or table runner.

Guide:

Clockwise from top left –

Wallpaper from MINDTHEGAP at trouva.com [ 3 rolls for £150 ]

Palm leaf cushion from trouva.com [ £98 ]

Print from tindesign.co.uk [ £19.95 ]

Duvet set from urbanoutfitters.com [ from £30 ]

Wall light from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £155 ]

Cushion from audenza.com [ £38 ]

home: nice price [ hm.com ]

home: nice price [ hm.com ]

Spring is finally in the air and florals are slowly creeping back into our homes. Hm.com has some new arrivals which we just love, including floral print cushions, table cloth and duvet set, and of course always at a nice price.

Cushion cover £8.99

Duvet set £39.99

Table mat £6.99

Table cloth £17.99

hm.com

home: found this [ prints ]

home: found this [ prints ]

A lovely discovery in this great little print shop – Little Dog Studio. A cool collection of prints both text and illustration based with prices from a super low £15! Whether it’s a quote to motivate you, an initial that’s personal or maybe something for the kids room, there’s something for everyone.

Have a browse of the Etsy shop and see what would be perfect for your home.

home: trend [ traveller ]

home: trend [ traveller ]

Influences from around the world, travels to exotic places, exploring far and wide – bring them all into home styling for the ‘traveller’ trend. Mixing block printed patterns with woven textures, baskets and ornaments that could have been picked up from the little streets of Marrakesh or the markets of Delhi, unique pieces that embrace another culture or way of life – all come together to create a rich interior.

Colours are rich and vibrant. Hand dyed fabrics and hand woven accessories sit on warm tone wood furniture like walnut or mango.

Main picture ;

1 Cibu Metal Shapes Banner £19.20 Urban Outfitters

2 Bombay Chair $2600 Ruby Star

3 Fusion Cupboard £399 John Lewis

4 Dessert Heat Throw £66.15 Zazzle

5 Killim Cushion from £32.95 Myakka

Cushions (clockwise) Monsoon, Rose&Grey, Cult Furniture, Etsy

H&M with great pieces for the ‘traveller’ trend.

home: nice price [ affordable art ]

home: nice price [ affordable art ]

So you’ll need to buy a frame but finding a cool piece of art work for just a fiver is an incredible find. Hunting through the new home products at House of Fraser we find this gorgeous wrapping paper (3 metres for £5) that is so perfect it needs to be framed. Make a statement – find a great big frame (try the largest size in Ribba frame from Ikea or head to Desenio and pick one of their skinny profile frames) and cut the paper to size.

The pattern, the colour – it’s all on trend and would be perfect as a focus piece of art in a lounge or bedroom.

To ensure the paper stays smooth and flat, hunt out your local picture framers and ask them to ‘dry mount’ the paper to a board (this can cost around £20 for a 60×80 size piece)