home: featured [ Argos ]

home: featured [ Argos ]

High street giant Argos is definitely one to put on the list for great homeware and furniture.

With Habitat and Sainsburys Homeware under their belt and their own great home designs, the range of products to choose from is vast and offering great design, on trend pieces, super value and ample choice.

Industrial, Green and Faux Planting all feature in their new season collection and it’s easy to create entire room styling solely from them, from the sofa and shelving down to the ceramics and cushions.

There’s even same delivery on some products!

To make it even more appealing there’s even more all under the same (virtual) roof to help you out – from toasters and kettles, mattresses to fridges and even all you need for the garden too!

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home: trend [ rust ]

home: trend [ rust ]

The rust tone is warm and it’s best layered with lots shades of this one colour – plus splashes of rose as a lightener. This creates a lovely building of the colour with no striking other colours to distract from the colour. It’s not overwhelming at all. It’s also a colour that works with trends including Traveller, Moroccan and Woodland.

If you just want a little rust, use in a clean white or soft grey interior with lots of wood tones and keep minimal so the rust stands out.

For walls we’ve found Red Earth (Farrow + Ball) and Heat (Little Green Paint Co). Create the full impact by also painting skirtings, doors, frames as well as walls in a rust tone.

Top row

Sofa £389.97 Furniture 123 / Cushion £45 John Lewis / Rug £175.20 (sale) Houseology

Middle row

Cushion £10 (sale) Made / Chair £160.65 (sale) Clippings / Rug £96.99 Wayfair

Bottom row

Armchair £499 (sale) Made / Throw £30 Trouva / Pair Cushion Covers £6 Dunelm

home: nice price [ rug ]

home: nice price [ rug ]

Online and on the high street we are overwhelmed with great prices to shout about with all the big post-Christmas sales everywhere!

Today’s pick is this gorgeous statement rug from Habitat.

They say;

The Dulcie large multi-coloured rug is made from hand-tufted cotton with a bold abstract design that is hand carved to accentuate its shape.

Was £450 now £225

home: found this [ rug ]

home: found this [ rug ]

One of our favourite West Elm rugs is on sale right now with a sizeable discount. We love this rug ‘Inspired by a 1970s wall hanging…

….our Multi Pixel Rug is handwoven by Craftmark-certified artisans in India using yarns of varied texture and colour. The facility where it’s made is Fair Trade Certified™ and the artisans have chosen to use the premium they earn from Fair Trade production to fund additional healthcare coverage.’

It’s normally £499 now £349!

home: featured [ A New Tribe ]

home: featured [ A New Tribe ]

We love finding new brands and today we share A New Tribe – an exciting curated collection of textiles and objects all sourced from independant makers.

A lot of the items are handmade or produced in small batches making them very individual and appealing.

Choose from painted ceramics, woven rugs, cushions and stationary.

Head to anewtribe.co.uk or visit their store.

92a Chatsworth Road, London, E5 0LS

home: featured [ River Island ]

home: featured [ River Island ]

High street fashion giant River Island has joined the ranks of Zara, HM and French Connection and introduced a homeware department to their already popular fashion clothing brand.

Their launch products are small homewares, including vases, candle holders and dishes and soft furnishings, including cushions, rugs and bedspreads. It’s a mix of luxe boho and wild jungle and has got the usual RI sparkle and panache.

home: trend [ colour block ]

home: trend [ colour block ]

Colour block – a trend that comes and goes across the interiors world but with the abundance of strong products on the current market, it’s definitely sticking around for now, is proving popular and is an easy look to achieve and evolve with homewares through the changing season – refreshing with different cushions, throws or artwork. Plus it’s also easy to update with a fresh coat of paint on a single wall.

It’s about picking a few strong colours that sit well together and emphasising with accessories in the same tone. For example -A bright yellow wall, a green sofa with green cushions and then dashes of orange in the curtains or rug. Keep patterns to a minimum and break up with lots of white and wood to ensure the few colours stand out strong and bold.

This trend is really aided by the great selection of bold coloured modern silhouette sofas currently filling high street homeware stores. Head to Made, John Lewis or Ikea for a range of affordable options. There are great options in the perfect colours of the year – emerald greens, mustards and deep rich blues.

Guide to products (main image)

Top row

chair, Made £149 / paint, Wickes £12 / cushion, Heals from £39

Middle row

curtains, Dunelm from £30 / chair, Anthropologie £398 / cushion, Sainsburys

Bottom row

sofa, Maisons Du Monde £394 / rug, Amara £89 / set of bottles, Made In Design £223