home: nice price [ affordable art ]

home: nice price [ affordable art ]

So you’ll need to buy a frame but finding a cool piece of art work for just a fiver is an incredible find. Hunting through the new home products at House of Fraser we find this gorgeous wrapping paper (3 metres for £5) that is so perfect it needs to be framed. Make a statement – find a great big frame (try the largest size in Ribba frame from Ikea or head to Desenio and pick one of their skinny profile frames) and cut the paper to size.

The pattern, the colour – it’s all on trend and would be perfect as a focus piece of art in a lounge or bedroom.

To ensure the paper stays smooth and flat, hunt out your local picture framers and ask them to ‘dry mount’ the paper to a board (this can cost around £20 for a 60×80 size piece)

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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

home: found this [ cheap shot prints ] 

home: found this [ cheap shot prints ] 

We must congratulate the folks at CheapShot for succeeding with their crowd funding to launch their creative (and wittily sarcastic) new print brand. Their prints (and cards) are on the surface a pretty mix of flora and typography with a meaningful quote but look a little closer and realise the amusing full design of the prints with their witty undertone cleverly and discreetly written behind the main quote.

It’s genius, well priced and perfect to adorn your walls. 

Head to their Instagram feed now to find out more! 

home: found this [ print ] 

home: found this [ print ] 

When sometimes you just need to laugh, this perfect print from Desenio will remind you to do just that. 

Laugh’ // 50 x 70cm // £18.95 

Desenio have such a plethora of great prints, such a well curated range; it’s easy to make a gallery wall or cluster or prints from, as they all sit so well together. Plenty of illustration, quotes, typography and photography to adorn your walls at very affordable prices and with a range of frame and poster hanger options to compliment the prints it’s easy to create your perfect wall display. With lots of reductions currently running and regular special offers, head to Desenio now. 

home: event [ Art Snug at West Elm ] 

Back again with their huge range of modern artists and designers print works, Art Snug are at West Elm, London, in October. 

This popular affordable art prints pop up shop will yet again be bursting at the seams with unique and diverse pieces. The prices start from around £20, ensuring getting great new unique art for your walls isn’t as expensive as you thought. 

They say;

this weekend we will have with us 400 individual artworks by a selection of our fabulous artists working in as diverse fields as collage, illustration, drawing, printmaking and photography. and with prices starting at only £20 you can find something unique without breaking the bank.

Open : October 27th – 29th 

home: made [ washi tape wall design ] 

home: made [ washi tape wall design ] 

Bored of clean plain painted walls in your home? Using washi tape (and some inspirational images) is a quick brilliant way to introduce colour, pattern and quirkiness to a room. 

It’s straight forward and non permanent, which makes it an ideal way to decorate – allowing easy changes, mistakes to be rectified or updates whenever you like. 

Searching google, creative blogs and Pinterest gives a plethora of design ideas to get inspiration from.
Design depends on the room. Anything from geometric patterns, stripes, Aztec designs, crosses, linear and also a great way to bring in on-trend colours like blush, metallics or simply in monochrome. 

For kids rooms it’s the perfect way to bring in their favourite images… animals, mountains, trains or simply fun pattern for stimulating a new born baby. 

Great places to buy washi tape;

https://www.thefoxandstar.co.uk/collections/washi-tape 

https://www.papermash.co.uk/collections/washi-tape

home: nice price [ art work ] 

home: nice price [ art work ] 

Looking to fill a space on a wall or need some new contemporary artwork? The IKEA LOKABRUNN alphabet design wooden wall art is a great natural piece to adorn a wall. 

And, it’s only £18

This veneer canvas style wall art, 50 x 70cm, is an affordable way to bring on-trend art to your home. Perfect Scandinavian style piece, light wood and great to bring natural textures into the home.