home: trend [ animal adventure ]
Over the last few years we have seen animals featured heavily in home accessories and lighing, and this trend is continuing into 2020.
The more quirky the better in some opinions, but you can bring a little bit of animal into home in a less vibrant way. Think birds, safari – elephants, monkeys, zebras, as well as closer to home creatures like mice, squirrels and foxes.
Whatever your animal of choice, we recommend go bold. Pick that one piece that will turn heads and stand out in a room. Colours we have noticed popping up for this trend seem to be blues & greens.
Clock wise from top left:
Bear vase / hm.com [ £19.99 ], lamp / audenza.com [ £250 ], rabbit ornament / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £45 ], peacock head / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £120 ], zebra vase / grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £60 ], mouse lamp / johnlewis.com [ £63 ], elephant ornament / habitat.co.uk [ £25 ]
home: favourite thing [ chair ]
We love this simple dining chair from frenchconnection.com. The iron frame with leather seat creates a minimilist design and comes in two different styles.
The Capri chair will fit into most interiors and is a great outdoor option.
[ £160 & £180 ]
home: trend [ natural finishes ]
A big trend we are seeing this year and in particular this Summer, is natural finishes.
This stripped back look can be seen on tables, chairs, lighting & mirrors. Of course you probably don’t want to deck out your whole room in eveything pale wood, but just a few of these pieces will mix well together.
If you like a neutral colour pallete or earthy tones are your thing, this is where you can have the most fun. In a dining room a natural finished wooden dining table and chairs can look amazing against a dark green wall or black kitchen cabinets.
In a living room a wooden lampshade can be a lovely addition. The light is often softened and it will certainly be a focal point.
If you choose items that are also untreated then you have the option of painting them at a later date. There are so many great colour choices available.
lampshade / made.com [ £30 ], bench / ikea.com [ £40 ]
sideboard / habitat.co.uk [ £760 ], coffee table / laredoute.co.uk [ £259 ]
mirror / maisonsdumonde.com [ £55 ], screen / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £400 ], dining chair / bykallevig.com [ £99 ]
home: featured [ Urban Outfitters ]
Urban Outfitters has an offering which covers all areas of the home, including accessories, soft furnishings and lighting.
With a strong bohemian vibe running through its collection expect to find a lot of pattern, texture and bamboo.
We love their bedroom furniture and accessories, with some really lovely pieces you won’t see anywhere else.
Head to urbanoutfitters.com to explore the range. You won’t be disappointed.
home: found this [ rattan chair ]
It’s no hidden fact that we both love chairs as well as having a slight obsession with rattan and woven examples.
This gorgeous rattan cane armchair from frenchconnection.com is a statement piece that will keep giving for many years to come.
The resurgence of rattan furniture is great, but for some it never really went away and for this reason it is the right decision to invest in a piece that you will love forever.
[ £395 ]
home: favourite thing [ Desenio ]
We love prints and art, and even more so when the price is good. If you don’t already know about Desenio then you should, as it’s full of affordable art for all tastes.
Check our their new arrivals, with a mixture of nature, naughty and abstract. As always full of colour and choice Desenio is the place to pick up great prints – starting at £3.95
home: trend [ woven furniture ]
This last year has seen a massive resergence in 70s inspired rattan furniture. A boho feel, with a relaxed vibe was seen everywhere, and is still very much a popular choice.
This year we are seeing a lot more woven furniture incorporating Japanese influences. The pale wood tones are being mixed with black for a more striking look. This can be seen on cabinets and screens, again with Japanese influences.
The fine weave we are seeing creates a lovely pattern and texture on table tops and door fronts, perfect for a statement piece. Don’t go overboard with this, as the more stripped back the better. Let the furniture do the talking, so just invest in one or two items to tie into your space.
Clockwise from top left
Coffee table / hm.com [ £99.99 ]
Screen / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £400 ]
Wardrobe / made.com [ £699 ]
Dining chair / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £265 ]
Table lamp / dunelm.co.uk [ £42 ]
Bed / frenchbedroomcompany.co.uk [ £1095 ]
Cabinet / laredoute.co.uk [ £655 ]