home: trend [ faux flowers ]

home: trend [ faux flowers ]

It has taken a while to get on board with having faux flowers in the home but more and more of us are exploring the possibility.

Now is a great time to find those realistic looking stems, ideal for dressing a table or shelf. This season has also seen an increased interest in a 70’s favourite – dried flowers.

Invest in one or two different stems and then mix in real flowers when required. The realism is so good now on these fauxs and of course they will last.

Also look out for faux plants, perfect for dark corners of rooms. No chance of killing these off!

Guide:

Clockwise from top left:

Heads Milk Vetch / abigailahern.com [ £9.00 each ], Pink Protea / audenza.com [ £26 each ], Magnolia Spray / coxandcox.co.uk [ £28 each ], Foxglove / abigailahern.com [ £14.50 each ], Allium Bouquet / marksandspencer.com [ £15 ], Eucalyptus / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £12 each ], Peony bundle / dunelm.com [ £5 ], Dried Canary Grass bunch / trouva.com [ £10.50 ]

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home: trend [ bronze highlights ]

home: trend [ bronze highlights ]

Metallics are still a strong trend for this year and bronze highlights are continuing to appear across stores in homeware products.

We’ve picked some favourites to add a little bronze highlight to your room – simple touches like picture frames, furniture legs, clocks and lights to use a small ways to have pops of metallics in a room.

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Top row

Vase £16.95 Nkuku / Artwork £35.99 Wayfair / Wallpaper £65 Beut

Middle row

Coffee table £134 Perch & Parrow / Light £111.00 Laura Ashley / Clock €72.99 Trouva

Lower row

Sofa £1999.00 Swoon / Shelf bracket £13 Nordic Nest / Frame £100 Habitat

home: trend [ matt finishes ]

home:trend [ matt finishes ]

Over the last few years we have seen a lot of shiny surfaces, metalic accents and pattern on cabinets and tables. This season we seeing less shine and more matt finishes.

Solid colour on worktops, cabinets and table tops is coming through into stores and we will be seeing it everywhere. Strong colour choices are pink, black and green.

This look is very much influenced by Scandinavian design and creates a much more harmonious interior with solid shapes and strong silhouettes.

Guide:

Top row: coffee table / johnlewis.com [ £239 ], table lamp / oliverbonas.com [ £68 ], cabinet doors / ikea.com [ £35 ]

Middle row: cabinet / laredoute.co.uk [ £349 ], decanter / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £48 ], table lamp / trouva.com [ £179 ]

Bottom row: vase / habitat.co.uk [ £20 ], watering can / trouva.com [ £59 ], wardrobe / made.com [ £699 ]

home: event [ Ideal Home Show ]

home: event [ Ideal Home Show ]

It’s not too late to book your tickets for the Ideal Home Show which runs from 22nd March to the 7th April at Olympia in London. Book your tickets HERE

They say;

From inspiring ideas, to innovative products and on-trend solutions for your home, the Ideal Home Show sponsored by Zoopla, brings together full scale show homes, over 600 companies, 100’s of free talks, the latest technology and fresh ideas from our team of experts. The show will also offer health and wellbeing advice, and an opportunity to be pampered, all for the price of your ticket. We are also excited to reveal that this year’s show will celebrate its British roots with a best of British theme! 

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