home: found this [ blankets & throws ]

home: found this [ blankets & throws ]

As Autumn is in full swing and Winter around the corner, now is a great time to invest in the perfect blanket. We have found a gorgeous selection at thefuturekept.com

Choose from blankets & throws in Merino lambswool, recycled wool and eco wool. All ethically made in the UK or Sweden.

[ Prices start from £18 ]

Head to thefuturekept.com to see the full collection.

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home: made [ pom poms ]

home: made [ pom poms ]

The pom pom has grown in popularity in recent years and this year it has appeared on everything from shoes & clothing to garlands in the home. Appearing a lot on cuhsions, bedspreads and curtains pom poms bring a lot of fun to a room, also adding texture.

We all remember making pom poms at school, using a donut shaped piece of cardboard and a lot of wool. Although quite time consuming the result was worth it.

These days there are other ways to get the perfect pom pom and we have found some tutorials to show you how, plus different uses for them.

Pom pom basket / abeautifulmess.com

Pom pom garland / taradennis.com 

Making quick pom poms / homemade-gifts-made-easy.com

 Pom pom doorknob garland / designsponge.com

home: made [ wall hanging ]

home: made [ wall hanging ]

This textured wall hanging is a perfect introduction to latch hook weaving. It’s not a quick process but we think it’s worth it. Choose your favourite coloured cotton and wool, and design your own pattern.

We have found this tutorial from abeautifulmess.com to tell you all you need to create this gorgeous hanging.

home: nice price [ rugs ]

home: nice price [ rugs ]

Using rugs throughout your home is a great way to break up wooden floors, plus it’s an easy way to update a space. If you are looking for well priced examples then check out H&M.

Starting from £17.99 you can choose from stylish jaquard weave designs through to wool blend rugs. Here we have picked our favourites under £60. 

Top row: cotton rug [ £24.99 ], cotton rug [ £19.99 ], green cotton rug [ £19.99 ]

Bottom row: cotton rug [ £17.99 ], tassel rug [ £59.99 ], grey cotton rug [ £19.99 ]

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home: trend [ layered rugs ]

home: trend [ layered rugs ]

Having rugs in the home is nothing new, but consider how you pick and use your rugs and the potential you have in using them. This year the focus is on layering, mixing pattern and textures to create a cosy curated room.

Layer two or three rugs together, either directly on top of one another if different sizes or overlap them to create a disjointed look. Regardless of how you choose to lay them, be sure to have interest in the patterns and texture.

Images from houzz.com

Throw a sheepskin or high pile woolen kilim rug over the top of a jute rug for extreme texture. For a bohemian feel mix flatwoven patterned rugs or if you have a nuetral room opt for a couple of geometric prints. 

Choose colours that compliment each other and prints that contrast, trying to make sure they are not so similar. You want it to be obvious that there is more than one rug being used.

Selection of our new favourites

Guide:

1. Flatwoven rug from ikea.com [ £140 ]

2. Woven rug from westelm.co.uk [ from £249 ]

3. Low pile rug from ikea.com [ £60 ]

4. Jute rug from laredoute.co.uk [ from £89 ]

5. Patterned jute rug from laredoute.co.uk [ from £109 ]

6. Wool rug from habitat.co.uk [ £495 ]

home: event [ arm knitting workshop ]

home: event [ arm knitting workshop ]

Ever thought about learning to knit with your arms? Well now you can with Drink, Shop & Do and their beginners workshop where you will learn how to make an arm knit throw. 

‘Join us for a lazy Sunday morning of arm knitting and learn all the knotty skills required to make a super cosy throw using Wooly Mahoosives Mammoth yarn’

26.02.17 / Tickets cost £50 with wool included, unlimited tea and slice of cake. Head to drinkshopdo.com to find out more.