home: trend [ woven textures ]

home: trend [ woven textures ]

If you are accessorizing your rooms this Summer, be sure to feature something woven. Its all about the texture and detail.

Consider potted plants in woven baskets and bags, heavy woven cushion covers [ think macrame ] and jute rugs. Adding these pieces into a room will bring an artisan / handmade feel and soften a space.

If you want to make more of a statement choose a woven light fitting [ There are some stunning picks online – try grahamandgreen.co.uk & rockettstgeorge.co.uk ]. Woven chairs are big this season as well, like bold rattan furniture but focusing on a smaller weave. 

Guide:
1. Rugs from made.com [ from £20 ]

2. Basket light from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £56 ]

3. Cushion from anthropologie.com [ £128 ]

4. Armchair from ikea.com [ £39 ]

5. Basket from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £32.50 ]

6. Bar stool from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £195 ]

7. Basket from habitat.co.uk [ £14 ]

8. Pendant light from grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £72 ]

home: found this [ jute rug ] 

home: found this [ jute rug ] 

The Urban Outfitters sale is a great place to get hugely discounted homeware and furniture. Often full of unique on-trend pieces to update the home. 

Their rugs are always great designs and quality. 

We found this large natural jute rug with a little dash of colour reduced from £120 to £60. 

‘Rounded area rug with a colourful border made of sustainable natural jute…… Woven from jute plant fibres that are super durable – perfect for a covered patio, entry way or high traffic area.’

home: featured [ Amazon ] 

home: featured [ Amazon ] 

Not everyone’s cup of tea for an online shopping destination but king of online selling, Amazon, is a surprising veritable gold mine for modern well priced homeware.

 A few searches of key wording including marble, copper, Moroccan, monochrome and even Moomin and we could be filling our virtual shopping trolley with anything from rugs to lighting, to ceramics and cushions, with prices so tempting it’s an easy way to kit out a new home with some great pieces, update current rooms or find great gifts for interiors lovers! 

If you love a certain look or piece from another interiors store but not the price tag, it’s definitely worth having a window shop around the Amazon mega site to see if a more affordable version is available. 

home: favourite thing [ outdoor rug ] 

home: favourite thing [ outdoor rug ] 

Summer is upon us and to enjoy the sun we can look to style and design our outdoor living spaces are as exciting as our indoor spaces. 

Outdoor rugs are a great way to make an area stylish and attractive with colour, pattern or both. Tie in to chair cushion (try IKEA ) and throw colours; and style an area with as much attention to trend as any room. Plus add in some great garden accessories available across the high street – pots, ornaments, lamps and tables

To start the area design, find a great outdoor rug. We love this monochrome patterned rug from CuckooLand, which ties in perfectly to current trends. Style with either dashes of bright mustard or teal, or compliment with blush pink, metallic and greys. 

home: event [ craft classes ] 

home: event [ craft classes ] 

Creating something yourself for your home is so rewarding. 

Rag rug making is fun, accessible for all ages and a great way to bring colour into the home. 

Search through at CraftClasses.com and find a class near you across the UK to have a go at making your own. 

Prices from £30 

home: trend [ layered rugs ]

home: trend [ layered rugs ]

Having rugs in the home is nothing new, but consider how you pick and use your rugs and the potential you have in using them. This year the focus is on layering, mixing pattern and textures to create a cosy curated room.

Layer two or three rugs together, either directly on top of one another if different sizes or overlap them to create a disjointed look. Regardless of how you choose to lay them, be sure to have interest in the patterns and texture.

Images from houzz.com

Throw a sheepskin or high pile woolen kilim rug over the top of a jute rug for extreme texture. For a bohemian feel mix flatwoven patterned rugs or if you have a nuetral room opt for a couple of geometric prints. 

Choose colours that compliment each other and prints that contrast, trying to make sure they are not so similar. You want it to be obvious that there is more than one rug being used.

Selection of our new favourites

Guide:

1. Flatwoven rug from ikea.com [ £140 ]

2. Woven rug from westelm.co.uk [ from £249 ]

3. Low pile rug from ikea.com [ £60 ]

4. Jute rug from laredoute.co.uk [ from £89 ]

5. Patterned jute rug from laredoute.co.uk [ from £109 ]

6. Wool rug from habitat.co.uk [ £495 ]

home: trend [ big blooms ]

home: trend [ big blooms ]

Floral prints are always a popular choice, especially around this time of year. Spring brings flowers and colour which in turn brings joy and positivity into our lives. This is then replicated in the home with our interior choices. This year its the same, although now the prints are bolder, bigger and more colourful.

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Mural by grahambrown.com

Florals have often felt quite old fashioned and it can be difficult to know how to use them in the home. A great place to start is with soft furnishings; cushions and rugs in a distictive pattern mixed with more plain colours help bring this trend in a subtle way. Mix different floral prints together for a bolder look or with other patterns like stripes and geometric [ see previous trend post floral x geo ].

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Rug from habitat.co.uk

Large floral images look great framed as pieces of art, and just having a few of these around the home or placed together on a wall can create a subtle nod or full on statement to this trend. Go even more bold with a mural wallpaper or an allover patterned sofa. The wall becomes a piece of art on a larger scale and can bing drama to a room and a floral sofa is fun and quirky, making all your guests smile when they enter the room. Go one step further and match your sofa with the wallpaper, for a full on statement.

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Sofa by houseofhackney.com

However much floral you fancy investing in, remember it can be young and cool and no longer Mumsy, so enjoy it.

Guide:

1. Wall mural from Grahambrown.com [ £150 ]

2. Print from Skandivis.co.uk [ £34 ]

3. Cushion from Amara.com [ £80 ]

4. Stool from Miafleur.com [ £102 ]

5. Print from Desenio.co.uk [ from £11.95 ]

6. Duvet from Amara.com [ £105 ]