home: featured [ La Redoute ]

home: featured [ La Redoute ]

If you are yet to discover French brand La Redoute, then you need to take a look. Full of gorgeous homeware, with masses of style and great prices, La Redoute has something for everyone

The website is vast with loads to choose from, but if you have a product in mind it’s really straight forward to find what you want.

Choose from furniture, lighting, and home accessories with both modern and traditional style. Trend led prices are always appearing and don’t miss out on their offers, which are always really good.

Head to laredoute.com to see what you have been missing.

home: featured [ Amazon]

home: featured [ Amazon ]

For many it’s the go-to site for buying things you need last minute (thank you amazon prime), others loath it for being the big quasher of other stores through its competitive pricing and ease of shopping – but it does offer small stores an outlet to reach a bigger market (albeit if they take a big cut) and also it’s surprisingly home to many many good interiors pieces.

By just searching under the top trends (scandi, industrial, marble, Moroccan, midcentury and more, there’s an abundance of great homewares and furniture that comes up – and at great prices!

Plus as the returns system is so easy, it makes it simple if you get the wrong product or change your mind.

See our top picture for our favourite picks at amazon .

home: trend [ top 5 of 2019 ]

home: trend [ top 5 of 2019 ]

Looking back over the year we have seen a lot of trends come and go but some have stuck, and we look forward to seeing what 2020 brings.

We have picked our top 5 trends of 2019, the ones that have had big influences on the high street and the ones we have loved to dip into.

Terracotta

A colour which has had its moments over the last few decades, particular in the 90’s when everyone was trying colour washes and paint effects. This year we saw it was back with block colour on furniture and soft furnishings.

A great colour to being warmth into a room and a lovely time to use for accessorising a space.

Slogan

Who doesn’t love a slogan! This trend moved from fashion into homeware early this year and has been bringing us laughter and empowerment through fun works and phrases.

Everyone needs a slogan cushion in their lives. Other popular choices were mugs & plates. Slogans and typography is sticking around and will always have a place in our homes.

Pumped up

This trend has really filtered down to the high Street after being featured in a lot of interior magazines as a must have design.

Wide armchairs, deep sofas and oversized proportions were the only requirements, and we loved it. Perfect for the second half of this year, where we are always ready cosy up in front of the TV.

Pick your furniture carefully and it will last and not date. Mix this style with other looks to keep it fresh.

Jewel tones

Glassware is no longer boring. If you are looking to update your collection,then go for something colourful. Jewel tones have been big this year and we are both fans of this.

Lots of stores have jumped on the back of this look, and there are loads to choose from. Mix and match the colours and styles for a vintage style.

Matt finishes

In contrast to the brightly coloured glass we have just mentioned there was a more sutbtle, calming trenda making an appearance this year.

For those that like your home’s fuss free and minimal, matt finishes were everywhere, and still are. Kitchen fronts, wardrobes and table tops are the most popular choices, in black and green shades, but also ceramics and accessories were being finished in matt for an alternative to glazed or glass.

home: trend [ compact dressing tables ]

home: trend [ compact dressing tables ]

More and more home owners and renters are dealing with smaller spaces or are just finding that having more compact furniture creates more space in rooms, leading to an airier feeling environment.

One piece of furniture which is ticking these boxes is the humble dressing table. A necessity for some, for others less so. But whatever you actually use yours for, we have found some great modern examples which are compact in size, but big on personality.

The variety is huge online, so there is lots to choose from for all styles of room.

Guide:

Clockwise from top left:

John Lewis [ £350 ], Dwell [ £399 ], Next [ £275 ], Laredoute [ £230 ] , West Elm [ £399 ], Habitat [ £450 ], Made [ £399 ]

home: trend [ bold wallpaper ]

home: trend [ bold wallpaper ]

Be bold and embrace the beauty of wallpapers that have strong large prints of flowers, shapes and geometric designs.

There are different ways to style the trend and you can choose to be more maximalist or have a clean, minimal style.

To go for a bold look, maximise the clashing strong designs; use various flower prints, various illustrative prints or shape designs to layer up a rich look. Look for sofas, armchairs, soft furnishings that the patterns sit together by colour but have variance in size and design.

Alternatively opt to just have the bold impact of the wallpaper and have far simpler plain accessories and furniture. Pull out a few colours from the wallpaper to have block colours for the sofa and chair or bed linen. Metallic highlights in chair or bed frames, homeware pieces, framed artwork or ceramics can be very effective to add dimension to the room.

You can also create more depth to a room by pulling one colour from the wall paper to use as a solid paint colour on the other walls. Think about papering the largest wall, most likely where the sofa goes, for a more modern look; instead of the more traditional ‘feature wall’ idea of the wall with the chimney breast and fireplace.

Main Picture guide

Upper

Naken / Ellie Cashman Design / Jane Clayton £47.20

Middle

Jane Clayton £99.20 / World of Wallpaper from £11.99 / Graham Brown from £50

Lower

Graham Brown from £40 / Murals Wallpaper from £36 / Murals Wallpaper from £36

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 ]

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.

Picture guide

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