home: featured [ Dunelm ]

home: featured [ Dunelm ]

For a designer look and trend aware furniture and homeware, we’ve headed to Dunelm and discovered some incredible pieces to work with some of the current trends – including jewel tones, traveller, natural textures and midcentury.

Create modern looks for each room on a low budget with Dunelm’s purse friendly prices.

There’s lighting that makes a bold statement, furniture pieces that give you the amazing design style of more expensive stores and on trend home accessories to finish the look perfectly.

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home: trend [ statement rugs ]

home: trend [ statement rugs ]

To bring a room together or to give you a starting point for styling and picking colours for a room; a statement rug is the place to start.

The two main routes to take for interior designing from the chosen rug is to keep the rest of the room simple and minimal and take colours from the rug for small highlights around the room or follow the maximalist trend and continue from the statement rug with bold walls, patterns in soft furnishings and layer textures.

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Maison Du Monde £103.50

Habitat £600

Benuta £59.95

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French Connection £155

Rugs Direct £385.99

Made £299

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Modern Rugs £959.20

Ikea £250

La Redoute from £99

home: trend [ herringbone ]

home: trend [ herringbone ]

The herringbone trend has had a rise in popularity during the last couple of years, although it’s never ever really been out of favour.

It’s a classic look, a design-minded pattern and now this herringbone format has found new places to feature, not just floors and walls in wood or ceramic, but also cupboard fronts, kitchen doors, table tops and the pattern even transfers into fabrics and of course has always been a knitting pattern – thriving at the moment for throws and cushions.

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Flooring • Porcelain Superstore / ‘Misty Fjord Wall tiles • TopsTiles from £13.99 / Rug • HouseDoctor £18

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Bed • Cuckooland £395 / Cushion • M&Co £8 / Throw • Coggles £105

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Wallpaper • Sweetpea 28.36 / Wallpaper • Ferm Living £58 / Bedding • Heals from £9

home: found this [ rug ]

home: found this [ rug ]

If you’ve heard of and love the infamous Afar Berber Style Rug from La Redoute, then now is the time to pick one up.

Currently, with the discount code HOME, you get 30% off the price. Original prices for this rug start at £99. But now you can take 30% off the price for every size.

home: favourite thing [ rug ]

home: favourite thing [ rug ]

With the trend for all things grey staying strong we love this antique-style patterned grey rug from Wilkos.

Great quality from this affordable high street favourite, at just £50

Style with clean minimal whites for added texture to a plain interior or with a range of deep jewel tones for a more dark, on-trend, opulent look.

home: made [ outdoor rugs ]

home: made [ outdoor rugs ]

There’s a whiff of Spring in the air, if you aren’t still trudging over snow, so it’s definitely a good time for projects that create great pieces for the garden. Anything to help make that perfect outdoor living area to enjoy in the warmer months.

We found two great outdoor rug DIYs from two of our favourite creative maker blogs – A Beautiful Mess and Apartmenttherapy .

The first from ABM is a great, fun project, weaving your own rug from scrap fabric and finishing with a protective spray.

The second from ApartmentTherapy is a stylish idea to make an outdoor rug with waterproof fabric and then create a design on it waterproof acrylic paint.