home: trend [ cool tones ]

home: trend [ cool tones ]

It’s cool, it’s calm and allows you to create a sanctuary in your home. Follow the cool tones trend and fill your interiors with soft greys, cool blues, gentle pinks, pale greens – and textures of knit, linen, cotton and lace.

Use along side light wood or white furniture and keep accessories minimal to not clutter the look.

1 ‘Alpi’ cushion £38 Heals

2 ‘Croft’ bedding (from) £12 John Lewis

3 ‘Dorian’ paint £25.60 Graham & Brown

4 ‘Linen blend’ bedding £59.99 H&M

5 ‘Dusty Rose’ print (from) £11.95

6 ‘Corbin’ throw £45 Habitat

7 ‘Caspar’ sofa £999 Greysons

8 ‘Duck Egg’ wallpaper £18.40 Graham & Brown

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home: trend [ Hang It ]

home: trend [ Hang It ]

If it’s got a hook on the back if it hang it! That’s the basic rule to follow, with wall decor taking on a new style.

We all love a picture wall, framed prints and photos filling a space. Nothing wrong with that, although now there is so much more to display on our walls including hanging rings, macrame, baskets and planters. It’s nothing new, but a trend emerging currently is to soften a room with neutral tones and add the hanging items with materials to compliment – woods, rope, and metals with an artisan feel, almost hand crafted.

Plants play a large part, so get some baskets or metal rings and play around with faux or real succulents to create a relaxing space – ivy is great for this.

Feathers are popular, whether in art work, embroidery or hanging decor with the softeness and intricate design bringing interest and calm to a space. 

Whatever you decide, the choice is out there. A great place to start is online marketplaces Trouva and Amara.

Guide:

1. Rooster feathers from designvintage.co.uk [ £85 ]

2. Hanging shelf from amara.com [ £129 ]

3. Embroidered wall hanging from trouva.com [ £70 ]

4. Ceramic planters from westelm.co.uk [ from £16 ] 

5. Decorative mirror from tindesign.co.uk [ from £39.95 ]

6. Hanging basket from bohemiadesign.co.uk [ £15 ]

7. Hanging candle holder from trouva.com [ £16 ]

8. Cotton wall hanging from trouva.com [ £40 ]

9. Black hanging ring from Skandivis.co.uk [ £23.99 ]

home: trend [ teal ] 

home: trend [ teal ] 

It’s rich, but calming; readily available in homeware across the high street; easy to match up with similar hues in paint and wallpaper; and compliments well with other on trend favourites including metallic tones, monochrome or jewel tones – or you go true to the trend and have design braveness in having everything being in the teal colour! – a strong bold look.

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Main picture product guide ;

1 ‘Charley’ sofa / Maison Du Monde £517.50 

2 Fabric lampshade / Red Candy £40 

3 ‘Teal’ paint / Homebase £10 

4 ‘Saffiano’ wallpaper / Lancashire Wallpaper £18.99 

5 Lavish cushion / Graham & Brown £22 

6 Fox & Ivy vase / Tesco £18 

home: trend [ Red ]

home: trend [ Red ]

With new colour trends appearing all the time its hard to keep up. Decorating whole rooms to the latest shades is not always an option, so instead it’s a great time to start introducing accessories and accents.

A big colour choice for now, going into next year is Red. Not an easy one to work with, so our advice is to keep it simple. Red is a colour that is going to shout out within a room, so make sure the pieces you choose enhance the space, not clutter it.

A statement clock or cabinet will draw attention in a room, as well as an armchair or sofa. Perhaps opt for a painted wall, a chalky matt finish will tone the effect down and in turn will create a more subtle finish.

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A monochrome, white walled room is going to act as the best back drop to red accessories, but an industrial look also looks great with red light fittings or tiles, ideal in a kitchen.

Whatever your thoughts on the colour Red there is no doubting it’s uplifting and fun. We are on board!

Guide:
1. Cabinet from ikea.com [ £70 ]

2. Pendant lamp by Muuto from ambientedirect.com [ £95 ]

3. Sofa from made.com [ £649 ]

4. Vase from habitat.co.uk [ £15 ]

5. Clock by Newgate from amara.com [ £75 ]

6. Chair from futureandfound.com [ £219 ]

7. Side table from ikea.com [ £20 ]

8. Cushion by Bella Freud from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £160 ]

9. Cabinet by Kartell from heals.com [ from £72 ]

home: trend [ curve appeal ] 

home: trend [ curve appeal ] 

Give your home ‘curve appeal’, soften those edges, bring circular and rounded patterns and silhouettes into an interior to create a calm feel and modern design look.

Introduce the circular design in fabrics, wallpapers and other patterned soft furnishings, or try curves in furniture – rounded tables, soft cornered shelving, and moulded smooth plastic furniture. 

Look for inspiration from midcentury interiors and 1960s styling but give it a modern look by minimising too many bright colours and not clashing too many patterns. Furniture in plywood and plastic are always strong for curved silhouettes. Head to print stores like King & Mcgaw and Seventy Tree for extra details in your styling by introducing prints with circle patterns and colours that match your scheme.  

Midcentury style and inspiration

1 Cushion £10 Made.Com 

2 Rug £59.95 Scandiborn 

3 Lamp Shade (from) £375 Tom Raffield 

4 Chair £99 Dwell 

5 Sofa £3295 Sweet Pea & Willow 

6 Tiles (from) £6.50 Mosafil 

7 Wallpaper £20 Graham Brown 

8 Tray £85 GemmaWightmanCeramics 

9 Coffee Table £159 La Redoute 

home: trend [ mosaic ]  

home: trend [ mosaic ] 

This season’s trend for mosaics shows how patterns of mosaic tiles or patterns in the style of, are not just for holiday destinations or even a bathroom – that can work in any room as a feature or pattern on the wall or homeware. 

Blending art, architecture and design, mosaic tile is one of the oldest forms of wall and floor covering. Using the tiny squares known as tesserae, Ancient Greeks and Romans created detailed stories and intricate geometric patterns, and mosaic art embellishes ceilings, walls and floors from Byzantium to Barcelona // SeattleTimes.com 

Using mosaics on walls can make a bold design statement and an incredible alternative to wallpaper or paint for a feature wall. You could use block colour or patterned design depending on the colour scheme and style of room. It could be used on a chimney breast, kitchen wall or even as an alternative way of creating a headboard for a bed.

Not looking to be so bold? There’s lots of accessories to bring a little of the trend into the home – on ceramics and fabrics.  

Bathroom set £14.94 Wayfair 

Dessert Plate Set of 4  £21 La Redoute 

Mosaic Towels from £6 BHS 

Giraffe Mug £14.99 Fortune & Hopkins l

home: favourite thing [ stoneware range ] 

home: favourite thing [ stoneware range ] 

Dunelm have ticked the midcentury style box with the great new Elements Scraffito range, currently made up of a large bowl and two vases. 

This stoneware range has lovely simple graphic illustrated design on each piece in colours that are on trend and would sit well in a cluster to make a feature on a shelf or table.