home: trend [ natural tones ]

home: trend [ natural tones ]

This year the home takes on a natural tone with creams, stone and woods. Create a calming, no fuss space which is clean, yet cosy. With a colour palette of nuetral creams, greys and browns there is little that can go wrong when creating this look.

Focus on soft furnishings like throws and cushions to enhance a sofa or chair, making sure you go for textured fabrics to bring a different element to all the muted colours. With furniture Mid Century and Scandinavian influences work the best, strong design with a great use of wood and fabric, especially leather.

When decorating your room, look at two possible options. Firstly paint the wall a pale cream or grey and accent the space with white furniture and accessories or reverse the look with all white walls, bringing in the addition of other tones in everything else. What’s nice with this trend is that you don’t necessarily have to stick to 2/3 colours, use as many as you like. Look at the palette below.


1. String shelving – string.se 

2. Coffee table – Westelm.co.uk [ £199.95 ]

3. Light shade – johnlewis.com [£30 ]

4. Wool throw – Ikea.com [ £25 ]

5. Pair of leather chairs – made.com [ £159 ]

6. Vases – Westelm.co.uk [ from £12 ]

7. Armchair – swooneditions.com [ £369 ]

8. Cushion – sainsburyshome.co.uk [ £14 ]

9. Nest of marble tables – rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £255 ]

10. Coffee pot – trouva.com [ £39.95 ]


home: trend [ Light & Dark ]


home: trend [ Light & Dark ]

This trend is all about heavy contrast and making a statement with colour.
Dark shades dominate the space, with accents of white and lighter shades used on furniture tops and within accessories.
For example in a living room a dark sofa should be dressed with light coloured cushions [ Try velvet and faux fur, they will help with the luxurious element of this trend ].
If it’s a kitchen then use the units and worktops to block the colour, creating a very clean minimal look. [ see pic above ]


The main colour pallete is Aubergine, Burgandy, Blue, Grey and Green. Head over to the Dulux website to get the best choice of these rich tones. [ Deep Aubergine, Monarch, Buckingham Green, Oxford Blue and Gallant Grey ]


This trend will create a calming space, with the dark colours on the walls [ pick one or two ]. Add black accessories and dark wood furniture in parts of the room to emphasise the shades, and lift other areas with white and copper tones. [ candlesticks, vases, lamps and picture frames work great ]

1. Wood/laquer console-West Elm [ £336]
2. Concrete vase-Rose & Grey [ from£14 ]
3. Table lamp-Rockett St George [ £65 ]
4. Chair-Made.com [ £499 ]
5. Side board-Dwell [ £399 ]
6. Copper light-John Lewis [ £160 ]
7. Candlestick-Ikea [ £9.50 ]