home: trend [ statement ceilings ]
Turning the interior design world on its head, the new trend for statement ceilings is a brave new design step in putting creative thought on to an often forgotten surface – the ceiling.
Growing in popularity, following the style advice of creative forums like Pinterest and what’s in Vogue, we see various options and design processes being used to create a focal point of the ceiling instead of other more traditional areas that we make a feature like walls or floors.
We see tiles, wallpapers, stencilling and plaster (or faux) relief work, covering ceilings to bring interest to a room as well as often having benefits including allowing a space to feel lighter, taller, or even cosier depending on what is used.
Most of these ideas come from interiors of the past. Relief ceiling in plaster or wood feature (if they haven’t been ripped out) in the ceilings of grander properties from Edwardian, Victorian, Georgian and earlier houses; wood panelling or carving can be seen in the last few centuries but also in the twenties, thirties and forties; wood cladding has been popular since the midcentury and although fell out of favour in the last couple of decades it’s seen a resurgence in use for both a country cottage feel, beach house feel or the strongest design look – a midcentury modern design. A teak or walnut ceiling would have been used to lower and bring down a ceiling to emphasise the open plan so single level living with large glass windows synonymous with many properties of the 1950s and 1960s.
Now we also see tiles being used as a feature product to cover a ceiling. With brands like Rockett St George introducing tin tiles as a beautiful idea, having not been available in this country until recently, we now see other brands following suit.
But this new trend also gives rise to the DIY notion and gives a chance to get creative or crafty. Wood cladding is certainly an attainable level DIY project but also being creative with masking tape or stencils with paint is also a great idea – both cost effective and easy to do, plus can be changed at a later date to suit dates with no major cost issue – just a few coats of paint.
See our picture for ideas but also think out side of the box – swap the planned wall wallpaper to the ceiling or take the pattern from a piece of homeware in the room and transfer it to the ceiling!
home: made [ wooden succulent holder ]
To create a cute wooden succulent holder, follow this great DIY tutorial from Walnut Hollow.
You just need a few materials to create this plant holder and can choose a size and shape according to your needs or what is available.
Find a ready made hexagon wooden shelf unit as your base. Try Wish, JYSK, or Amazon .
home: nice price [ wooden chair ]
If you’re lucky enough to find one in store then the IKEA ÖVERAALT easy chair is quite an amazing discovery.
Seek out the wooden slot together chair, a beautiful piece of interesting craftsmanship – currently in stores at £35 (was £50) until 12.01.20
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This easy chair is made of untreated wood that you can easily add your personal touch to. Unleash your creativity – stain, wax or paint and then complete with cushions you like
home: favourite thing [ bench ]
With the natural rustic scandi look so on trend, and a love of using natural materials, we find this gorgeous wooden bench with cotton plaited seat to good to be true, especially at the sale offer price of £69.99 (was £89.99) from Zara Home.
Use in hallway for a seat, for an outdoor low table or even by the bedside – a useful little piece of furniture.
home: nice price [ wooden frame mount ]
These wooden frame mounts from hm.com are a great way of hanging your favourite print or poster as an alternative to a standard frame.
The two strips at top and bottom have magnets on, which clamp the picture in place. Available in 3 colours we love the simplicity of this style, which you could hang singularly on a wall or in a group.
[ £8.99 ]
home: nice price [ bed ]
If you are looking for a well priced bed, either for yourself if on a budget or perhaps a spare room, then look no further than Ikea. We spotted the versatile GJORA bed frame and think it brings a touch of style and romanticism.
With one high bar and one low bar at each end, you can have the bed either way round. Use the bar to dress with fabric or lights, or use as a hanging space for clothing.
The other great thing is that the wood is untreated so you can oil, wax or paint any colour you like.
Available now from ikea.com
home: featured [ Styled By Naomi ]
Not just for the kids room, Styled By Naomi’s beautiful range of handmade wooden decor can be the perfect addition to any room. These adorable hand painted pieces range from cute pears to beaded garlands and fun other wooden shaped creations, as well as delicate dream catchers.
Perfect for gifts and very well priced considering they’re beautifully, individually created pieces.
SBN was founded by Naomi who designs and styles products by hand from scratch. As far as possible the resources are made and sourced in the UK only. We believe in sourcing responsibly and being sustainable.