home: trend [ neon lights ]

home: trend [ neon lights ]

Lighting is a very important part of your home as we all know. Choosing various designs and styles creates individually in each room. This year sees more and more neon in stores.

The new type of neon we are seeing is not as it used to be with glass tubing and gas, nowadays it’s much more safe and durable with acrylic.

Of course the original neon lights are still available, and if you are looking for a vintage piece, or just want an experience then we recommend a trip to God’s Own Junkyard in London.

God’s Own Junkyard

Today we have picked some of our favourites, from lightning bolts to ice creams, clouds to lips.

Guide:

Top row: ‘you are loved’ from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £399 ], cloud from conranshop.co.uk [ £50 ], ‘XOXO’ from urbanoutfitters.com [ £65 ]

Middle row: ice cream from trouva.com [ £70 ], lips from madeindesign.co.uk [ £249 ], ‘hello’ from trouva.com [ £200 ]

Bottom row: ‘cocktails & dreams’ from custom-neon-sign.co.uk [ £119.19 ], lighting bolt from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £195 ], ‘good vibes’ from cultfurniture.com [ £59 ]

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home: trend [ gold ]

home: trend [ gold ]

It doesn’t have to be brash or over shiny, it doesn’t have to come across ostentatious or too blingy but this season, gold is the colour to embrace. From the, it seems, permanently on trend, metallics family, gold is a great colour to introduce in small homewares or be bold and embrace layering golds from walls, to floors, to ceramics to soft furnishings. Use either dark tones or soft blush and whites to sit along side.

Main picture guide;

Top Row

Boston Lounge Chair £320 Amara / Stockholm Geometric Wallpaper £9.99 per roll Inspired Wallpaper / Newberg Cutlery £129 Made.com

Middle Row

Trouva Rug £67.99 Wayfair / Honeycomb Side Table £99 Atkin & Thyme / Tranquil Wallpaper £18.39 Debenhams

Bottom Row

Gold Print £15 Joyful Home Co / Vibe Cushion £9 Dunelm / Hammered Vase £29.99 Zara Home

home: trend [ midcentury monochrome ]

home: trend [ midcentury monochrome ]

The angles, the curves, the familiar silhouette of midcentury design sits so well with a monochrome interior. A little hint of walnut tones is all you need to soften the monochrome look.

Across the high street there are so many homewares and furniture embracing the style and designs from the midcentury era.

It’s easy to create this trend from modern stores but also it’s a great excuse to explore vintage markets, auctions and antiques fairs. Look for designs from brands including Ercol (furniture), Midwinter and Meakin that have some beautiful design and great monochrome pieces (ceramics).

Use vintage vases, lamps and plates for decorative display to compliment the look.

1 ‘EKENÄSET chair / IKEA £180

2 ‘Sputnik’ light / Dunelm Was £129.00 Now £38.70

3 embroidery cushions / West Elm from £29

4 ‘afar’ rug / La Redoute from £69.30 (current prices with up to 30% off)

5 wall hanging / La Redoute £37.80 (current price with up to 30% off)

6 ‘Margot’ sofa / Argos £299.99

7 ‘Scott’ armchair / Perch & Parrow £685

8 Ridgeway ‘homemaker’ vintage plate / search vintage markets and eBay

9 ‘Ditto’ wallpaper / Miss Print £64

home: trend [ ice cream shades ]

home: trend [ ice cream shades ]

The sun is shining, summer vibes are in full swing and we all want to inject some colour into our lives. This season pastels are back and the focus turns to ice cream!

The gorgeous subtle shades of pink, mint, yellow and soft brown create a calming and welcoming feel to any room and whether you choose one colour or a mixture, you will be sure to have a smile on your face whenever you walk in the room.

Image from Pinterest

Add small touches to a space with soft furnishes and accessories like vases and tableware or why not paint a wall or room in your favourite ice cream flavour. With so many amazing paint colors available we are spoilt for choice. Using art is a great way to introduce colour to a room, Desenio is our favourite go to online store.

Image from Pinterest

Try creating large art works on walls using different block colours and shapes to give a well curated feel. Add shelving and mirrors to add drama.

Guide:

Top row – print from desenio.co.uk [ from £6.95 ], plant box from fermliving.com [ £195 ], pepper grinder from trouva.com [ £29 ]

Middle row – sofa from made.com [ £499 ], placemat from zarahome.com [ £11.99 ], lamp from made.com [ £69 ]

Bottom row – sheepskin cushion from oliverbonas.com [ £50 ], image from Pinterest, velvet cushion from hm.com [ £6.99 ]

home: trend [ embellished ]

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 [ peach]

home: trend [ peach ]

2018 sees peach as the new colour to love. Peach is the ‘new’ blush – becoming a colour favoured as a great highlight in dark grey or black, or minimal white interiors.

It’s great as a highlight, but create a beautiful look with blending shades of the hue across a room, keep it minimal with no pattern but let the colour do the talking.

Main picture guide :

Top Row / Highlight one wall in a white interior / ‘Crushed Peach’ Paint £16 B&Q / Lamp £7 Dunelm

Middle Row / ‘Heidi’ Bedding from £25.50 Debenhams / Chair £140 Oliver Bonas / Vase £43 Amara

Lower Row / ‘Oscar’ Sofa £1745 Loaf / Rug £159 I Rugs / Blending shades of peach with cream, beige and natural shades.

Peach inspiration

home: trend [ marble coffee tables ]

home: trend [ marble coffee tables ]

Marble is strong trend for so many homewares and furniture, it’s been high on the radar for a while and is set to stay there this year. It’s such a great material, it’s practically become a new neutral. It can sit amongst many strong interior trends and work with many home styles. It goes perfectly with a minimalistic white interior but is equally a great way to break up and brighten an interior using strong jewel tones – layered and dark. Marble can come in black, white or sandy tone and this lends itself to an easy add in to designing a room.

A nice easy way to introduce or use marble when styling a room is with a coffee table. And there is an absolute abundance of high street, designer and online stores offering a huge variety of styles, silhouettes, sizes and prices.

Designs often mix marble tops with metal framework base either quite minimal or with a geometric influence or wooden legs, wooden frames and even matching it with another material like wood or plastic and segmenting the top surface.

1 £199 La Redoute

2 £549 Dwell

3 £199 Dunelm

4 £499 Swoon

5 £798 Anthropologie

6 £259 Atkin + Thyme

7 £325 Loaf

8 £1,298 Anthropologie

9 £359.99 Wayfair