5 Best Blinds For Your Home

For me no window is quite complete without a stylish and functional blind that not only provides you with privacy and shade but can also add a splash of colour and pattern to your chosen interior space. Alone or partnered with a chic set of curtains; blinds will create an added feature and focal point within your home.

With a wide selection of designs and materials available we have selected 5 of the most popular styles of blind that will transform any room into a cosy and sophisticated setting.

 

Roman

The pleated design of Roman blinds have made them a popular choice for many people as they look elegant and neatly folded in their heightened position but form a smooth and sleek surface area when dropped to their full length. This allows any patterns or prints to be appreciated in full and makes them a perfect choice for tall or wide window areas. Their simple folding design can be adjusted to a variety of heights to allow full control of the light entering the room whilst always showing a flash of colour, even when fully folded. This style of blind is particularly popular in kitchens and conservatories due to its classic style and simplicity.

 

Vertical

Recent statistics have shown that vertical blinds are now the most popular style of blind across the UK as they can give a subtle and stylish finish to both contemporary and traditional home interiors. These sleek blinds can come in a vast range of finishes from simple linen, to glamorous glitters and suit both small and compact windows as well as large and wide patio doors. Available in plain colours and patterned styles you can make a real statement with your window dressing or match them to your existing furnishings for a more subtle finish and appearance. Their long and streamline slatted appearance can be tilted to allow a stream of light into the room or fully closed for a overlapping visual finish. These blinds work particularly well in living rooms and bedroom areas.

 

Venetian

During the 20th century Venetian blinds became hugely popular in the homes and offices of the UK as their simple louvred style allowed a complete regulation of light into an interior space. Today they are still a popular choice with many people and their style and finish has come a long way from its first, basic incarnation. One of the most recognisable versions of the Venetian blind is the metal slatted finish that can come in a variety of colours and metallic coatings such as simple white or glistening chrome for a more modern and sleek appearance. More recently wooden slatted versions have become particularly popular as they add warmth and texture to even the most neutral of interior spaces. This style of blind works extremely well in offices, kitchens and dining room areas.

 

Rollers

With one of the most simple mechanisms of all the blind styles, roller blinds are a popular choice for those who prefer a quick and low maintenance window dressing within their chosen room. With a basic up and down motion you can adjust the flow of light and shade within the home whilst retaining a streamlined and uninterrupted finish. The full length, sleek surface area of roller blinds makes them perfect for showcasing bold patterns, prints or designs and can also be printed with a photographic image for a truly personalised finish that is great for children’s rooms. The straight edged design will look great on even the smallest of window areas and works particularly well in kitchens, bedrooms and office areas.

 

Sliders

Sliding blinds are a recent addition to the blind family and are the perfect way of showcasing your French or patio style doors and work extremely well in modern homes with large wall to wall glass and expansive window areas. These elegant blind panels simply slide back until they are stacked behind one another allowing them to be drawn back fully or closed in stages for controlled light and shade within a chosen space. These blinds come in a wide range of colours and patterns and can also feature cut out patterns (left) for a bright and illuminating focal point. These blinds look fantastic in living rooms, dining rooms and kitchen areas.

 

For more ideas on classic and contemporary blind styles, colours and patterns, head over to our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Blinds.

5 Best Home Accessories For Music Lovers

If you have a passion for the classical or love a spot of air guitar then what better way to celebrate your passion for all things musical than introducing some fabulous and funky music themed accessories into your home interior.

We have chosen our three favourite musically inspired home accessories that will add a quirky and unique look to any home interior and are the perfect way to add a splash of personality and flair to your home.

1. Guitar Shelving

Don’t even think about throwing away your old or broken guitars! You can give them a new lease of life by transforming them into a fun and personalised shelving area that is ideal for displaying your music memorabilia and CDs. This simple design can be created by removing the strings, fretboard and the front panel of your old guitar and gluing or nailing some small shelves into the inside of the body. You can leave your guitar in its natural finish or paint the exterior to match your interior colour scheme. This look can also be achieved with other string instruments such as a double bass, cello or even a violin.

 

2. Vinyl Wall Art

Old vinyl discs can make fabulous items of wall art and are a great way of showcasing your personal music tastes and collections. If you are lucky enough to own any limited edition records or signed discs then frame them in a sleek box frame and arrange them in a geometric pattern on a feature wall or chimney breast wall. Alternatively if you have any discs that you no longer listen to or are simply no longer to your taste then make use of them by having them cut into eye-catching shapes such as hearts, stars or butterflies (left) and arrange them in a scattered design across the wall for a textured, coloured and 3D visual finish.

 

3. Brass Band Lighting

If you love the loud and powerful sound of brass band music or are part of your local band then why not show off these stylish and curvaceous instruments in all their glory with an amazing brass instrument light fitting. These truly unique designs can be bought from specialist stores or why not ask an electrician to transform one of your own instruments for a truly personal touch. Trombones, trumpets and horns provide and illuminating and glistening finish on a chosen wall area and can be utilised as up-lighters or down- lighters that look particularly eye-catching in an alcove or under stair area.

 

4. Groovy Cushions

Cushions are always a great way to add a print, colour and texture into your home so why not use them to showcase your favourite artists or music tastes in specifically zoned areas within the home. You can opt for famous images such as Michael Jackson (left) or The Beatles or opt for simple sheet music images of your favourite classical composers. Song lyric prints are also a subtle way to pay tribute to your favourite songs and performers as well as famous cover artwork and designs.

 

5. MP3 Accessories

In an age of MP3 players where music is literally at our fingertips 24 hours a day, there is often a feeling of emptiness within the home with a lack of traditional CD players and turn tables. But we have found the perfect solution! This amazing retro style gramophone is a sleek and shiny speaker that works at the touch of a button with your MP3 device. This creative device will add a splash of vintage glamour to your interior and will put the sophistication back into playing your favourite songs while you kick back and relax on a Sunday afternoon.

 

For more amazing music inspired interior design ideas then take a look at our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Musical Interiors.

 

5 Ways To Create The Perfect Conservatory

With more and more of us yearning for a little bit of extra space within our homes, conservatories and orangeries have become popular choices in both small terraced and grand detached homes. Conservatories provide you with an extra room to expand your living space and are a great way of adding more space and light into your home interior.

Their wall to ceiling glass finish will create a bright and uplifting ambiance and allows you to bring a sense of the outdoors – indoors on even the coldest of winter days. With these 5 simple and easy techniques, you can create a chic and sophisticated conservatory area that will be the perfect place to relax and enjoy the gorgeous garden scenery.

 

Uplifting colour schemes.

When choosing a colour scheme for your conservatory area it is important to choose colours that will compliment the light and airy design and will provide a balance of the outdoor space and natural colours. Opt for soft and subtle pastel tones for a feminine and delicate feel and partner them with rich coffee and chocolate tones for a warm and cosy feel. Alternatively why not inject some zest and colour to your plain white conservatory with some fabulous lime green and mint tones that reflects the scenery of your your garden landscape. For a more chic and contemporary feel; monochrome is a simple yet eye-catching colour combination that will add a splash of boutique style chic to your conservatory area.

 

Seating

If you wish to use your conservatory as an extension of your living room area or as a cosy snug away from the hustle and bustle of the house then you need to ensure that your seating options provide a stylish and functional partnership. Traditional wicker furniture is still extremely popular in conservatory settings or you can opt for a more modern take on this classic look by using some sumptuous rattan designs with matching coffee tables and footstools. Feeling lavish? Why not treat yourself to a fabulous day bed where you can curl up with your favourite book and take in the beauty of the surrounding outdoor scenery.

 

Dining Sets

Larger families or those who love to throw a good dinner party may wish to use their conservatory as an alternative to a traditional dining room area. The light space and beautiful exterior views make them the perfect choice for parties and romantic meals. To make the most of your space choose a table that suits the shape of your conservatory design. A rectangular table will suit longer orangery style conservatories while a small round bistro style table will compliment more circular and angular room designs. Opt for light oak or white painted items for a fresh and illuminating centrepiece or for a more dramatic and contemporary feel then choose a chic black painted dining set that will create a bold focal point in the centre of the conservatory area.

 

Blinds

While conservatories are there in order to enjoy the outside space there is nothing worse than having the sun blaring in your eyes as you try to read your morning newspaper. A stylish selection of conservatory blinds will create a function shade within your room and are also a great way of adding colour and pattern to your interior space. Venetian blinds are a simple and sleek style that can be adjusted to allow the perfect amount of light to enter the room and do not encroach upon the open nature of the conservatory walls. Roller blinds will create fabulous blocks of colour and pattern that can be coordinated with your upholstery, cushions, rugs and accessories to create a complimentary interior decor and style.

 

Accessories

Accessorising your conservatory area should be a celebration of the outdoors natural beauty. A selection of house plants will compliment the view of the garden area and will create a botanical feel that is calm and tranquil. Lanterns and candles will provide a soft and subtle lighting feature and look wonderful placed along the internal windowsills and tables for a scattering of glowing illumination. When selecting cushions, throws and rugs opt for classic colour combinations that compliment the furniture and interior colour scheme with a splash of pattern to break up the neutral backdrop of the walls and floor.

For more ideas on how to create the perfect conservatory area then take a look at our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Conservatories.

 

5 Ways To Use Flamingo Print In Your Home

Why did the flamingo lift up one leg? Because if he lifted up both he would fall over!

Flamingo print is one of the hottest trends in the interior design world this season, with designers showcasing the pattern in vintage inspired interiors as well as rich and colourful tropical rooms that ooze contemporary flair and style. Flamingos are a firm favourite in creating a fun and fresh interior feel that can be toned up or down depending on your tastes.

From vintage style wall coverings to abstract imagery and artwork, we have put together 5 of the easiest and most eye-catching ways that you can introduce this funky print into your interior and add a permanent avian influence to your home.

Wallpaper

Flamingo print does not have to come in bold and colourful forms, this stylish print can also be used in soft and sophisticated tones and patterns that create a vintage and glamorous ambiance within the home. While a typical tropical print may look fabulous in a minimal or contemporary interior, those with classic furniture and a more traditional home can adopt neutral gold and beige tones or elegant monochrome wallpaper (left) for a more subtle splash of flamingo print. Retro style prints and oriental designs work really well as wall coverings and make a fabulous finish for a central feature wall or alcove area.

 

 

Cushions

If you cannot face a complete overhaul of your interior decor then why not add a flash of flamingo print using a selection of cushions and bolsters that look amazing on a plain upholstered sofa or bed. For a splash of colour you can opt for bold images like this abstract, psychedelic design (left, from www.notonthehighstreet.com) or select more subdued, vintage colour palettes with a smaller flamingo print pattern that will compliment a classic or traditional home interior.

 

 

Accessories

Oriental interior design is bursting with items that feature fabulous flamingo imagery and water side scenes. This eastern artwork looks wonderful in both modern and traditional homes and most often features bright red and monochrome colour schemes that are bang on trend this autumn/winter. Vases, tins and ornamental plates are most commonly adorned with this pattern and can be displayed on a mantelpiece or display cabinet for added visual detail.

 

Bedding

For me there is nothing better that closing my eyes and dreaming of a tropical getaway. With a cute selection of flamingo print bedding you can create a relaxed and summery bedroom area where you can escape into your own summer inspired setting. You can team some cute and ditsy flamingo bedding with crisp white walls or baby pink colour palettes for a fresh and feminine feel or partner it with a bright and bold fuchsia feature wall for a pop of colour and zest.

 

 

Wall Art

Bird inspired wall art is a huge trend this year and has been adapted from the catwalk designs of some of the most prolific clothes designers. You can brighten up even the blandest of painted walls with a bold canvas or a selection of small framed images that add colour and detail without the need for a complete change of decor. Simple abstract images as well as vintage watercolour scenes look fabulous in a living room or dining room area or why not embrace your literary side with an Alice in Wonderland inspired Flamingo croquet artwork, that will bring back thousands of childhood memories of this classic fantasy tale.

 

For more inspirational ideas for adding flamingo print to your home, check out our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Flamingo Print

 

5 Ways To Update Your Bathroom

As a room of the home that is used for function more than fashion, our bathrooms are often one of the first areas of the home that begin to look outdated and a little unloved. If you are looking for a change or have just moved home and are on a tight budget, then we have 5 simple and inexpensive ideas that will lift the atmosphere of your bathroom and add a splash of style to your existing space.

 

1. Colour

The simplest way to give your current bathroom a breath of new life is by changing the colour scheme of your walls and/or accessories. If you have lived with a neutral bathroom for the last few years then why not try introducing a splash of colour to your walls that will change the appearance of your entire space. Opt for fresh or coastal colours such as pale blue, grey and lime green for a bright and uplifting bathroom space or if your current space is already a colourful canvas then consider toning down your colour scheme using pebble palettes such as cream, sand and mocha. A traditional yet glamorous monochrome design can be used alone or with coloured accessories for added detail and style.

 

2. Accessories

Even the most neutral of bathroom areas needs some practical accessories to provide a functional and finished look. By updating these items you can add a fresh addition of colour or change the theme of your space in a simple and cost effective way. Update your pots and holders by changing their colour and appearance and also try re-positioning any current accessories (you’ll be surprised at how this little move can change the visuals of your entire space). Try adding a vase or shabby chic bathroom sign to break up the linear wall space or even include a new toilet seat in complimentary colours.

 

3. Tiles

This may not be the most cheapest option but it is definitely the most effective. Changing the tiles on your walls or flooring will completely transform the feel and look of your bathroom area. If you are on a strict budget then choose a specific area that you wish to change and focus on creating a zoned area of colour or pattern. This works particularly well inside a shower cubicle, around the bath or on a bath panel. If you dread the thought or ripping up your current tiled floor then try lifting the edge tiles only and creating a border of new tiles that will create a frame around your room. Colour and texture are key in creating a varied and alternative feel to your current bathroom space.

 

4. Mirrors

Bathroom mirrors are a must have accessory in any home as none of us want to leave the house with a toothpaste or shaving cream moustache. But if your current mirror has seen better days then it may be time for an change. If your mirror is connected to your vanity unit then this can be difficult but if you fancy a spot of DIY then try removing the mirrored area of the unit from the base and replacing it with a free hanging wall mirror that will create a focal point in your bathroom. French carved designs look feminine and stylish alongside a crisp white bathroom suite or you can opt for a more contemporary chrome design for an illuminating and glamorous interior ambiance.

 

5. Storage

Clutter is one of the downsides of modern living and the bathroom is perhaps one of the areas that suffers the most. From shampoos and shower gels to towels and tablets our bathrooms house a multitude of items that are necessary but often unsightly. By creating a centralised storage area for these items you can create a sleek and more linear finished look. Cupboard storage is the obvious choice to completely hide away your bathroom items and these can easily be matched you your current colour choice and theme or if your prefer to display your items in a stylish and artistic manner then an eye-catching shelving area can be mounted to your wall or placed in a free standing position for a visual impact on a feature wall.

 

For all original images and more ideas on how to create a stylish bathroom area then head over to our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Bathrooms.

5 Best Mirrors For Your Home

We are always looking for ways to make our homes look a little bigger and slightly more spacious than they may appear. Mirrors are a wonderful way of creating a sense of space and light within your chosen interior as well as providing an uplifting backdrop to your decor that is both functional and fashionable.

Mirrors have long been essential items in the interior design world and have spanned the centuries in many different forms and styles. We have put together our guide to the 5 best mirrors for your home interior, providing you with a practical and stylish finishing touch to any style of decor.

 

Floor Length

Floor length mirrors are a must have feature in any dressing room or bedroom area as they provide an all around visual display for checking out your chosen outfit as well as creating an illuminating focal point on a plain feature wall. From sleek mahogany and oak to glamorous French and Italian designs; floor length mirrors are an eye-catching item that will create a sense of spaciousness in even the most compact of rooms. Alternatively why not turn your floor length mirror into a horizontal position and hang above a bed, sofa or hallway table for an eye-catching centrepiece that fits seamlessly into traditional and contemporary home designs.

 

 

Over Mantel Mirrors

If you are looking for a way to brighten up a furniture item or fire place then a stylish over mantel mirror will draw your eye to a specific area and will provide an illuminating finish against a neutral or bold feature wall. Intricate designs such as Gothic, Baroque and Venetian work particularly well in this position and can be hung directly above a sideboard, sofa or bed for an eye-catching interior feature. Gold, silver, bold black and white can be easily matched to your interior colour palette and can also be positioned above a dressing table as an alternative to a traditional table top mirror.

 

 

Contemporary 

Contemporary mirrors provide a perfect blend of practicality and artistic design. 3D designs and sculptural items create a unique and eye-catching feature that works well in both minimal and bold interior colour schemes. Coloured mirrors and frames as well as quirky hand crafted shapes will create a centrepiece in your home that will be the talking point of all your guests and visitors.

 

 

Table Top

Table top mirrors are a traditional and elegant design that have long been popular in the interior design world due to their versatility and practicality. Art Nouveau and Venetian designs are extremely well loved due to their simple style and glamour and they look particularly striking against a mirrored or silver leaf dressing table design. Traditional oak and hardwood framed mirrors can be partnered with a classic wooden dressing table for a period style finish with a splash of rustic country cottage charm. Their simple rotating or tri-folding designs are ideal for creating the perfect angle for a functional and luxurious pamper session.

 

 

Multiple Arrangements

For a unique and personalised visual finish on a plain or wallpapered feature wall then why not get creative with a mirrored arrangement that can be tailored to your exact decor and style. To create this look select a wide range of mirrors in your chosen colour (or contrasting colours) and ensure that you have a broad spectrum of sizes and frames to create a striking and varied finish. Plan out your design before hanging and place your mirrors in vertical and horizontal positions to create a square, circular or mismatched shape that will look fantastic above a fireplace, bed or up a stairwell for an illuminating and eye-catching finish.

 

For more traditional and contemporary Mirror designs then cast your eye at our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Mirrors

5 Best Hallway Accessories

Many people tend to neglect their hallway areas as they are the one room of the house where we spend the smallest amount of time. The hallway is, however, the first port of call for visitors and guests and gives the first impression of your home and interior style.

Whether your hallway is small.

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    No body wants to have muddy boots and grubby trainers tread throughout the entire house, but you don’t want them stacked up in a pile near the front door either! Shoe storage chests and shelving are a great way of keeping your shoes in a neat and organised space with easy access to them as you are on your way out, or in through the door. adidas nmd męskie Specifically designed shoe cabinets feature sectional areas for your shoes and can be closed away so they are visually out of sight. Alternatively you can opt for an open fronted shelving area (left) that uses your shoe collections as a visual feature in your hallway area.

     

    2. Coat Hooks

    For me, there is nothing worse than coming in through the front door and having to find somewhere to store your coats, scarves and hats that are out of the way of your general living area. Green Bay Packers Jerseys Coat hooks and stands are the perfect solution for hanging up your outerwear and also make a great feature in your hallway area. Traditional coat hooks look great at the side of a hallway or an alcove area and can be personalised to your exact tastes. Try adding pictures of your family members to each hook for a fun ‘school cloakroom’ style design or you can purchase or create a traditional or contemporary hatstand that works as a piece of sculptural artwork as well as a functional storage device.

     

    3. Hallway Seating

    Hallway seating provides a stylish and practical area within your home for you to sit down and put on or remove your foot wear.

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    Lighting and lamps play a huge role in any room of the home, however if you are coming home or leaving the house at unsociable times of the day you may not want to put a bright main ceiling light on (we all need time to adjust in the mornings!) Lamps provide just the right amount of light to illuminate the hallway space without flooding the rest of your home with bright light. When selecting the perfect lamp for your hallway try opting for a freestanding floor lamp that can be placed in a corner or alcove; or matching table lamps that can be placed on a hallway table or sideboard so you can easily find your keys, bag and accessories.

     

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    5 Best Garden Inspired Home Accessories

    With all the fabulous sun we have been enjoying these past few weeks its no surprise that we have all headed outside to enjoy the fresh air and the beautiful floral surroundings of the garden. However knowing the good old British weather, it wont be long before we all have to head back inside to avoid the rain.

    If you are missing the outdoors on those unpleasant stormy days then why not bring some of your garden indoors with a selection of botanical home accessories that will create a fresh and summery feel at any time of the year.

     

    Cushions

    Cushions are a great way of introducing a new colour or print into your existing home interior as well as providing a cosy and warm area of relaxation. For a garden theme opt for green and neutral colours, or choose relevant prints such as trees, ferns, grass or florals for a nod to nature and the outdoors. Floral prints can be bold and contemporary as well as traditional and vintage in style (Kath Kidston). Palm tree prints are huge this season and will provide a tropical, holiday atmosphere that will transform even the plainest of rooms into a relaxing and tranquil setting.

     

     

    Wall Art

    You can create a focal point against a plain feature wall using a bold garden inspired artwork that can be co-ordinated with the rest of your interior decor. Colourful and abstract floral designs look fabulous in a minimal interior setting or why not select a landscape garden image for a more intricate and detailed backdrop. If your feeling artistic then try your hand at leaf printing or dry flower pressing for a unique and customised piece of art that is tied to your own garden space.

     

    Bedding

    Floral bedding is bang on trend this year and comes in a vast range of colour schemes and prints to suit both modern and traditional bedroom interiors. Opt for bright and colourful patterns for an injection of colour into neutral rooms or choose a range of rich green leaf designs for a more classic botanical feel. Your chosen bed set can be co-ordinated to match your wallpaper, lampshade and rug to create a fresh and airy feel that will bring your bright outdoor space into your fresh and new interior design.

     

     

     

    Plants

    It seems like an obvious choice but a selection of indoor plants can create a fresh and colourful focal point within an interior and will tie the indoor space to the outdoor space without the need for a complete redecoration. Yucca plants, umbrella plants, cacti and orchids are great indoor plants that will provide colour and textural appeal into your home. Terrariums are a fabulous and low maintenance way to introduce plants into your home interior and make a great alternative to traditional vases and flowers. If your not particularly green fingered then opt for artificial plants and flowers that are ideal for those with  busy lifestyles.

     

    Crockery

    Our kitchens and dining rooms are often neglected when it comes to interior trends and designs. But a beautiful set of botanical crockery can transform a dining table and will create a fresh ‘outdoor’ setting in which to enjoy a meal. Alternatively why not display your crockery in a fabulous dresser that will create a colourful and detailed focal point within your chosen room. Bold abstract prints look great in contemporary homes and provide a pop of colour that can be tied into the rest of the home. Classic floral designs will provide a traditional addition to your kitchen area and create a cosy country cottage feel that is warm and welcoming.

     

     

    For all original images and more fantastic garden inspired interiors that head on over to our latest Pinterest board – Pinterest – Garden Inspired Interiors

     

    5 Best Candy Cane Accessories

     

    This season has seen a rise in popularity in candy coloured interiors that create a soft yet colourful backdrop within your home. I personally love this interior trend as it recalls memories of walking into a sweet shop as a young child and seeing all the fabulous and yummy colours and glistening glass jars that would mesmerise both adults and children alike.

    We have selected the 5 best candy cane accessories that will bring mouthwatering pastel shades and ice cream tones into your home interior and create a sumptuous finish to both plain and colourful home decors.

     

     

    Cushions

    My name is Alicia and I am a cushion addict. For me there is no better way to add colour and pattern to your home in a subtle yet eye-catching manner. To create a perfect candy cane arrangement then choose complimentary pastel tones such as peach, pale blue, pink and lemon and create a scattering of alternating colours. For a further nod to the traditional sweet shop interior then why not add some classic candy cane striped patterns that will provide a visual contrast against the plain coloured cushions as well as you chosen sofa or bed fabric.

     

     

    Rugs

     

    If your not quite brave enough to add colour to your walls then a carefully positioned rug can add the perfect splash of colour that will tie together your fabrics and accessories. Whilst a pastel rug in any shape or size will provide you with a fabulous candy colour palette I think a stylish circular rug or a circle patterned rug (left) creates a fun visual centrepiece that reminds me of bon bons or flying saucer sweets. Choose colours that match your chosen cushions, curtains or wall art for a universal and linear colour scheme that will add a bright yet feminine feel to your interior space.

     

     

     

    Mirrors

    Mirrors are a fabulous way of creating a sense of space and light in even the most compact of interior spaces. Whether you opt for a wall hanging mirror, free standing or table top design a luxurious coloured frame will create a focal point that looks amazing against a plain or patterned feature wall. Opt for classic period style designs, or shabby chic styles in subtle ice cream tones such as peach, lilac, blue and pink that will create an eye-catching centrepiece above a mantle piece, bed, dressing table or sideboard.

     

     

     

    Crockery

    With the shabby chic interior trend still as popular as ever, pastel coloured crockery has become readily available on the high street in a range of colours and patterns. Delicate baby blues, pink and lemon create a fun and cheerful table setting on a rustic cottage table or can be arranged neatly in a traditional oak dresser or a pastel painted display cabinet for a splash of colour that looks good enough to eat. Use a mismatch of designs, sizes and patterns for a truly vintage feel.

     

     

     

    Chairs

    If your dining room is lacking some colour or your living room is feeling a little bland then why not introduce some candy coloured seating that will lift the atmosphere within your chosen interior. Wooden dining chairs can be painted in matching or individual pastel colours that will look great in a vintage dining area or can be paired with a natural oak dining table for a twist on traditional cottage style. If you want to create a statement furniture item then you can reupholster your favourite occasional chair that will provide a zoned area of colour that will transform even the most neutral of interior spaces.

     

    For more mouth watering candy cane interior ideas then head over to our latest Pinterest board Pinterest – Candy Cane Interiors and feast your eyes on some more stunningly stylish pastel interiors .

     

     

     

     

    5 Best Wallpaper Prints

    Gone are the days when wallpaper was something you only saw on a visit to your grandparents house, over the past few years we have thrown away the hideous wood chip and embraced the rise of more classy and contemporary wallpaper designs.

    From elegant vintage styles to fun and funky modern prints we have selected 5 of our favourite wallpaper designs that will transform your chosen interior and create an eye-catching feature within your home.

     

    Stripes

    Striped wallpaper is an ideal way of creating a chic pattern within your home and looks great on a stand out feature wall or a long and linear space. Vertical stripes are ideal for those with low ceiling height as the position of the stripes will create the illusion of extra length on your chosen wall. Alternatively horizontal stripes will have the same effect of lengthening the room outwards. Striped wallpaper works in a wide range of colours and looks particularly fabulous in metallic shades for added elegance and luxury. If your not brave enough to tackle bold stripes then opt for a thinner, more subtle stripe or choose a pin stripe design for a chic and sophisticated interior feel.

     

     

     

    Spots

    If your dotty about wallpaper then what better way to show of your interior style than a fabulously spotty wallpaper design. Opt for small spots if you are using the wallpaper on more than one wall or if you have a compact or enclosed interior space. If your are wallpapering a large feature wall then you can opt for larger more bold spots to create a focal point within your interior. Classic monochrome works really well with a spotted pattern or opt for white and red for a more vintage feel. If your feeling adventurous then opt for a vibrant and multicoloured colour palette that will create a psychedelic and retro style interior ambiance.

     

     

     

    Floral

    Floral wallpaper has long been a favourite in the interior design world and with such a vast range of traditional and contemporary designs to choose from you really will be spoiled for choice. Classic rose prints work really well in a shabby chic style interior whilst bold gerberas or orchids can transform the feel of a modern living room or bedroom area. More ornate floral designs and oriental willow patterns create a mural effect on a feature wall and create an area of artistic style and beauty that will add texture and colour to your interior space.

     

     

     

    Baroque

    Baroque and Rococo style wallpaper has made a huge impression on the interior design world this season. Its intricate designs create a rich and luxurious atmosphere that works wonderfully in both bedroom and living room areas. Its flamboyant print looks particularly beautiful in a black and white colour scheme or for a more traditional feel then select your wallpaper in period colours such as duck egg blue, gold and pale pink.

     

     

     

    Quirky

    If you prefer your wallpaper choice to be something a little out of the ordinary then there are thousands of fun and funky wallpaper designs that will create a visual delight in any room of the home. Animal print designs are increasingly popular this season with dogs and cats being an obvious design choice. Wallpaper murals can add a real statement to a feature wall transforming your interior into a chic Parisian landscape or a Jurassic dinosaur filled jungle. Other designs include cartoon or comic strip designs that you can colour yourself (perfect for the kids) or book effect wallpaper that is perfect for filling up any empty space in your library or study.

     

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