home: trend [ Navajo ]

home: trend [ Navajo ]

Across the high street homeware stores, and online, there’s a huge amount of homewares inspired by Native American tribal patterns.

The colours are strong but not too bright and these homewares sit well in a predominantly neutral tone interior. Cream or white walls and floors, lots of natural wood and then texture and pattern from all the gorgeous rugs, throws and wall hangings. It’s a truly ‘traveller’ and earthy trend that creates warm, timeless style and feel to a room, and can be added to with trinkets and paraphernalia from travels.

Picture guide;

Top row

Cushion : Scandinavian Design Centre £43 / Wall Hanging : Graham & Green £95 / Blanket : MatchesFashion £320

Middle row

Rug : JDWilliams from £39 / Rug : The Rug Seller from £119.00 / Blanket : MatchesFashion £320

Bottom row

Chair : LittleWoods £699.00 / Throw : Ebay from £17.99 / Basket : JSLoves £19.99

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home: trend [ 70s ]

home: trend [ 70s ]

There was some incredible design and style to come out of the seventies – it wasn’t all bad bell bottoms and glitter, but the design mentality of the midcentury continued, evolved and produced slick but funky interior design, luxury and a lot about comfort and relaxing – think low level seating, sumptuous throws, endless cushions, fabric on walls, even padded walls… dinner partying in the home and cocktail evenings or ‘soirées’ were becoming all the rage so creating the right home environment was key.

Fast forward to present day and a lot across the current high street has taken inspiration from the styles, patterns, furniture silhouettes and luxurious feel.

The colour palette to stick to should include neutral creams and beiges with rust, red, mustard and green tones. For a modern approach keep things quite minimal with not overlaying too many strong patterns as they would have done in the 70s.

Hunt on eBay, in markets and at car boots for pottery, ceramics and homewares of the era to bring in the right details but also high street favourites Habitat and Dunelm have some great modern equivalents.

Picture guide

Top row :

‘Biba’ Cushion £28 House Of Fraser / Rug from £44.99 Very / H K Living Bowls £31.13 Trouva

Middle row :

Leaf Dish £16 Dunelm / Cushion £20 Urban Outfitters / ‘Flynn’ Sofa £2300 Habitat

Bottom row :

Vase £17.50 (sale) Habitat / Chair £229 CultFurniture / Curtain £103.50 Maison Du Monde

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!

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: trend [ beige ]

home: trend [ beige ]

It may not be a choice of colour that jumps out at you, but beige is to take over our lives and homes during 2019. No longer is it seen as dull, lifeless and dated, beige is actually a warming & calming colour which acts as a nuetral backdrop to bolder shades.

Layer up different shades of beige with accents of brass, gold, wood and additional colours of black and white, creating a very collated room.

Bedding & salt pot from hm.com

There are so many accessories and soft furnishing options to bring a bit of beige into your home. H&M Home has jumped on this trend and has a huge choice of cushions, throws and bedding to add a hint to a room

For paint options check out Farrow & Ball, Dulux and Little Greene

Guide:

Top row: corduroy cushion / hm.com [ £8.99 ], chair / ikea.com [ £70 ], blanket / hm.com [ £39.99 ]

Middle row: plant pot / trouva.com [ £25.83 ], sofa / made.com [ £699 ]

Bottom row: drinks trolley / grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £375 ], vase / habitat.co.uk [ £20 ], lampshade / trouva.com [ £42.76 ]

home: made [ quilted cushion ]

home: made [ quilted cushion ]

This lovely little make is from the fab abeautifulmess.com and will test your basic sewing skills.

Using a simple envelope design these pillow cases can be made in any material but we agree with ABM that it should be velvet. Perfect for a cosy cushion on a sofa or bed!

Create your own stitching design and experiment with different patterns.

Follow the step by step tutorial here