home: trend [ washed linen ]
Over the last few months we have noticed an increased selection of linen items online and in stores. Particularly bedding where every brand is offering a soft washed linen duvet set or cushion cover.
Linen gives a really soft feel against the skin and is easy to care for, with little worry about ironing – let it be creased!
Soft tones are always a winner, including pinks, greys and creams. Create a neutral pallete mixing tones and layers to give your bed the most welcoming feel.
Top row: bed linen / laredoute.co.uk [ from £75 ], pillow case / loaf.com [ £40 ]
Middle row: pillow case / hm.com [ £12.99 ], cushion cover / zarahome.com [ £12.99 ]
Bottom row: pillow case / trouva.com [ £25 ], tablecloth / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £85 ], duvet cover set / hm.com [ £79.99 ]
home: trend [ earth tones ]
Natural, organic and getting back to basics with the earth tones trends. These colours will calm and relax an interior, give it depth and richness.
Deep bark tones, gentle shades of oatmeal and subtle green sage amongst other natural earthy shades.
Choose natural materials, a little texture and wood.
Paint £45 Farrow & Ball at B&Q / Rug from £99 The Rug Seller / Cushion £15.60 Marks & Spencer
Floor cushion £156 Urban Outfitters / Sofa £1399 Made.com / Rug from £150 John Lewis
Cushion £18 Dunelm / Armchair £995 Habitat / Throw £10 Ikea
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: featured [ Oliver Bonas ]
Launched in 1993, Oliver Bonas has become a staple on our high streets. With a range that covers jewellery, fashion and our favourite homeware, accessories and books, OB is continuely changing products and designs to keep itself fresh and appealing.
OB has it’s own statement style and has made full advantage of marble and metallic trends over the last few years. It also has a strong book selection and great gift ideas.
Our favourite pieces from their new collection are the dinosaur planter, green velvet armchair and gold wall shelf.
Get online to explore the range and fall in love with it all.
home: trend [ embellished ]
Its time to embrace embellishments with this gorgeous 2018 trend; and shop for anything with tassels, tufting, fringes and feathers.
The bohemian influences are strong for this look, layering, natural colours, textures upon textures, but it can also work with a clean, minimal look – using white homewares but with embellishments for texture, ensuring everything is in natural creams and whites.
Shops across the high street have a big range to create this look. It’s also worth having a search around vintage markets, eBay and searching for international sellers.
1 Elsie Cushion / Anthropologie £70.40
2 Pom Pom Throw / Trouva £22.50
3 Fringed Cushion Cover / Little Lies £32
4 Farha Cushion / Very £49.99
5 Navajo Throw / Feather + Black £120
6 Fringed mirror / Oliver Bonas £60
home: trend [ boucle ]
Growing in popularity on curtains, cushions, chairs and blankets, boucle is the fabric of choice this season. The intricate woven pattern can be found more and more on homeware, creating a very tactile and comforting finish.
Combine with a nuetral colour pallete allowing the texture to take centre stage. Mix with other soft fabrics like throws and cushions for a cosy autumnal feel.
yarn with a looped or curled ply, or fabric woven from this yarn
1. Selection from Tom Dixon at trouva.com [ from £85 ]
2. Chair from made.com [ £229 ]
3. Cushion by HAY from utilitydesign.co.uk [ £49 ]
4. Cushion from johnlewis.com [ £35 ]
5. Sofa from heals.com [ from £1949 ]
6. Throw from debenhams.com [ £32 ]
7. Jute rug from westelm.co.uk [ from £79 ]
8. Cushion from bombayduck.com [ £35 ]
9. Chair from westelm.co.uk [ £699 ]
home: found this [ throws ]
As we head towards Autumn blankets and throws become more and more of a must have. We have found these gorgeous examples from Anthropologie, all with on-trend tassels, embroidery and pattern.
Featuring classic herringbone designs [ blue one ] as well as Moroccan inspired print and texture [ Kimi & Marianella ] meaning there is something for everyone. Perfect for brightening up a room and bringing interest to a chair or bed. [ from £58 ]
Available now at Anthropologie.com
home: found this [ blankets ]
We love the nomad trend and it translates so well into blankets, throws, bedding, curtains, cushions and more so well.
We discovered this great brand Bohzaar and think they have a great range of soft furnishings in nomad patterns in a great variety of colours to suit any interior.
The blankets are beautiful and at only £59 are a steal for such a large size
home: favourite thing [ bohemian blanket ]
No home can have too many blankets – for their practical warming use or for aesthetic reasons they are always useful. Change the look or colour scheme of a room by throwing over a chair or sofa, add texture and pattern to a bed styling, bring soft furnishing outside and use with garden furniture or thrown over the grass and kick back – either way having a few alternative blankets in store to mix and match or chop and change is handy.
We love the bohemian feel of the High Vibes blanket from Urban Outfitters and it’s only £35. Perfectly on trend and see you through to Autumn/winter home styling too.
home: nice price [ blankets ]
If you’re looking for good quality soft furnishings at a great price then head to hm.com. We popped into a store last week and were very impressed with their blankets and throws. With a varied selection of soft cotton and acrylic, and majority coming in under £30 you are sure to find one you love.
Try and get into a selected store to see the full range or alternatively head to hm.com. [ There is also a great 70% off sale currently on ]