home: trend [ gold ]
It doesn’t have to be brash or over shiny, it doesn’t have to come across ostentatious or too blingy but this season, gold is the colour to embrace. From the, it seems, permanently on trend, metallics family, gold is a great colour to introduce in small homewares or be bold and embrace layering golds from walls, to floors, to ceramics to soft furnishings. Use either dark tones or soft blush and whites to sit along side.
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Boston Lounge Chair £320 Amara / Stockholm Geometric Wallpaper £9.99 per roll Inspired Wallpaper / Newberg Cutlery £129 Made.com
Trouva Rug £67.99 Wayfair / Honeycomb Side Table £99 Atkin & Thyme / Tranquil Wallpaper £18.39 Debenhams
Gold Print £15 Joyful Home Co / Vibe Cushion £9 Dunelm / Hammered Vase £29.99 Zara Home
home: featured [ BHS ]
Another long established brand, British Home Stores [ BHS ] which already disappeared from our high street, is now sadly also disappearing from online too.
The brand had decided to maintain an online presence with their clothing, homeware and infamous lighting, but now, after not long at all,they are pulling the plug on that too.
Just another all to familiar sign of the British retail industry losing pace and saying goodbye to another long standing retailer.
Head over to their website now and explore their closing down sale. It’s a good time to get some great bargain homewares at up to 50% off.
home: featured [ George at Asda ]
Head to high street supermarket Asda for some unexpected gorgeous finds in their George homeware department. Ticking lots of the current trend boxes and having great quality pieces across all departments.
Trends covered include marble, geometric, typography, copper and all black.
The affordable low prices make it super easy to give a whole new look to a room on a budget.
Our top picks are brilliantly priced bedding, including a lovely marble design, for just £16 for the super king size duvet. Other marble pattern pieces including lighting (£22) and tea light holders (£6). And we love the boho style floor cushion (pictures) (£25).
home: trend [ geometrics ]
We have seen this trend before and geometric patterns are always going to appeal, but this time the focus turns away from soft furnishings like cushions and rugs and more about wallpapers, tiles and art.
We are spoilt for choice when it comes to tiles and whether it’s for the bathroom, kitchen or floor we can create bold patterns and experiment with colour. Create a focal point with a vinyl floor in a kitchen, leaving the walls a plain colour or maybe it’s a patterned wallpaper that takes your fancy, to act as a statement backdrop to the rest of the room.
A great way to introduce pattern into a room is with art. Choose a select few pieces to bring interest to a wall. Whatever you do be brave and embrace geometrics.
Top row – wallpaper from cole-and-son.com, floor vinyl from atrafloor.com [ £59 ], print from desenio.co.uk [ from £6.95 ]
Middle row – floor vinyl from atrafloor.com [ £59 ], tiles from claybrookstudio.co.uk [ £6.29 per sheet ], floor tiles from claybrookstudio.co.uk [ £1.56 each ]
Bottom row – print from tindesign.co.uk [ from £19.95 ], wallpaper from grahambrown.com [ £24 ], wall tiles from britishceramictile.com [ £68.80 ]
home: featured [ John Lewis ]
Head to John Lewis for a new look for the home. If you love bright colours, we’ve collated our favourite current pieces currently in-store and online.
A colourful look is great with a retro twist. Stick with hues that are similar shades of a few bright colours, with turquoise, burnt orange and red for a midcentury twist. Keep sofas, armchairs or other main furniture pieces in statement plain bright colours and opt for patterns in home accessories. Look for quirky additions like the John Lewis ‘On Air‘ light box and mix fun patterns like geometric and block printing in curtains, throws and cushions.
home: nice price [ wall hangings ]
Great find at Joyful Home Company – these hanging cotton prints are steal at just £20 each.
The prints are 140cm x 69cm and come ready with a hanging baton.
Perfect unique piece of art. There’s three to choose from – butterfly, moth or fungi. Each a gorgeous illustrated print – reproduced from the genuine artwork and any blemishes, discolourations or superficial defects are reproduced from the existing plates – and in our eyes, add to their charm and quality!
home: trend [ ombre ]
There’s a gorgeous colour effect to bring into your home – ombre.
This beautiful colour haze can be introduced to a current colour scheme if you match the colour.
To create the ombre look pick one or two pieces eg. Cushions and curtains, in an ombre pattern fabric and then colour the rest of the interior in block colours of shades of the ombre tone.
If you’re feeling bold use ombre for a wall paper – a strong look – then collate other homewares in the same colour – this rich look would look great if using one of the popular jewel tones; currently an on trend colour palette that’s across homeware stores on the high street and online.
1 Cushion (was £20) £16 Debenhams
2 Vase £8 Wilko
3 Rug £65 Wilko
4 Lamp £165.00 Trouva
5 Cushion (was £20) £16 Debenhams
6 Wallpaper £36m2 Murals Wallpaper
7 Bedding from £33 La Redoute
8 Bedding from £34 Dunelm
9 Curtains (was £34.99) £7.99 Argos