Colour Trend – Claret

There is nothing more relaxing than curling up on a chilly autumnal evening with a cosy woollen throw and a rich glass of red wine. With the weather dropping to familiar colder temperatures its time to take a look at one of the hottest colour trends of Autumn/Winter 2014 – CLARET.

This rich and warming red tone gives a perfect splash of colour in a traditional wintry hue that can be perfectly accommodated into sleek and contemporary interiors as well as classic home designs. This versatile colour will add a sense of cosiness and elegance that is perfect for the lead up to Christmas.

 

Colour Schemes

This luxurious colour can be partnered with a chic lilac, cream and chocolate colour palette for a soft and tonal interior ambiance and also looks wonderful alongside crisp white for a more fresh and sleek interior setting. This fabulous hue can also be combined with silvery greys and deep black for a glamorous and opulently rich finish.

 

Cushions

This rich colour option is a popular choice for furnishings and fabrics as its deep concentration of colour will add a sumptuous focal point to a specific zoned area of the room. A scattering of cushions on a bed of sofa area can transform the whole feel of your interior with minimum effort and cost. This colour works particularly well with classic fabrics such as satin and velvet and can be used as a plain accent tone or as a pattern that ties in to the remainder of the interior space. Lace, tassels and beading work fabulously in bringing out the period opulence of this vintage colour.

 

3. Upholstery

Nothing can look more striking than an opulently coloured sofa, window seat or occasional chair that brings a splash of exquisite elegance to even the most neutral of interior spaces. Rich velvet looks amazing in this flamboyant claret colour tone and will give a classic and authentic period look to a Victorian chair or chaise lounge. Opt for plain fabrics for a simple and sleek appearance or opt for classic baroque style floral motifs or prints for more visual appeal and detail. For a fresh and contemporary upholstery style choose simple pinstripe patterns or chevrons that will add a refined and sophisticated style to any interior design.

 

 

Accessories

Claret accessories are a huge trend on the high street this season with items that will seamlessly fit into both vintage and minimal home interiors. A classic lamp will make a fabulous purchase and will create a perfect balance of style and function in a living room, office or bedroom area. Vases, ornaments and candles make a great addition to a mantelpiece, sideboard or windowsill and will create an ambiance of warmth against a neutral painted feature wall. Crockery and table settings will provide a warm and welcoming finish that is perfect for large family dinners during the cold autumnal evenings.

 

 

Furniture

Painted furniture is still as popular as ever in the interior design world with more and more people becoming adventurous with their choice of colours and finishes. A single furniture item painted in a rich Claret paint effect will create a real statement in any room of the home and will compliment your chosen colour scheme and accessories. Opt for a centralised item such as a table, sideboard or dresser that will make the most impact on your chosen room. Alternatively opt for plain painted black or white furniture that will create a fresh or glamorous period feel that perfectly contrasts the bold claret colour palette.

For more ideas on how to use a claret colour scheme within you home then head over to our latest Pinterest Board - Pinterest – Claret Colour Trend or for a selection of furniture items to compliment this look then take a look at our luxurious French chateau white and French moulin noir furniture collections.

Colour Trend – Cobalt

From eastern style homes to royal palaces COBALT has long been a colour that has been adopted into interiors as it provides a bright yet sophisticated feel to both traditional and contemporary interior styles.

This eye-catching colour works wonderfully with a wide range of complimentary tones and patterns to provide a sense of illuminating cheerfulness that is perfect for the upcoming summer months. Air More Uptempo Colorways Its fresh tones provide a serene and relaxing setting in which to unwind. We have put together some of our favourite ways to incorporate this colour trend into any home interior.

 

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Moroccan interiors are a hot talking point in the interior design world this season. With their vibrant colours and laid back stylings, Moroccan homes exude a bright and summery feel and create a chilled out atmosphere that is perfect for living areas or conservatories. You can partner your Cobalt colour choice with other bold and contrasting hues such as fushia, purple, red and yellow for a rainbow of colour and detail or alternatively you can choose to partner Cobalt with complimentary blues, aquamarines or simple whites for a beach side coastal theme.

 

Cobalt blue is one of the statement colours in oriental style interiors and is usually balanced by crisp white to accentuate its bright and opulent tones. Traditional willow pattern pottery is a key addition to any oriental style interior and can be displayed in a dresser or as a wall art arrangement for a statement feature wall. This fabulous pattern also works great as a wallpaper as it provides just enough colour and detailing without being too overpowering.

 

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Georgian style interiors are well known for embracing colours and patterns that had been ignored in previous eras. Solde adidas gazelle Greens, mustards and reds were adopted into homes alongside rich and luxurious cobalt and royal blue tones. NIKE AIR MAX SEQUENT This sumptuous colour worked fabulously alongside crisp white walls and perfectly complimented darker hardwood furniture to create a lighter and brighter interior ambiance. air max pas cher pour femme Floral patterns looked beautiful with a splash of cobalt whilst classic pottery such as Wedgewood adopted many designs inspired by oriental imagery and nature.

 

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Modern interior design is often categorized into two main styles; Minimal and colorful. Cobalt blue has been celebrated across the board over the past few years and has transcended from the catwalk to the interior design world. nike air max 2017 femme rouge This fabulously vibrant colour fits equally well into minimal and bold modern homes. It adds a ‘colour pop’ to stark and minimal style homes whilst its rich and vibrant nature means that it can stand side by side with equally bold colours for a truly psychadelic modern feel. FREE RN

This colour works particularly well as a statement piece of wall art or as funky LED lighting that provides a bright yet chilled out atmosphere in any room of the home.

 

4. Accessories

Cobalt accessories are a great way of injecting this bold colour into your home without the need to completely change your entire interior canvas. Nike Air Max Thea Heren blauw

A simple lamp, vase, bowl or photo frame can create an eye-catching feature that looks particularly good against a plain wall or painted furniture item.

Cushions and fabrics create a rich textural and visual aesthetic and look great in a wide range of complimentary and contrasting tones and patterns.

 

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Furniture

Unlike many other bold painted furniture items, cobalt items are not reserved simply for contemporary homes or retro interiors. Cobalt painted pieces look equally beautiful in both modern and traditional settings and can be personalised using on trend chrome or antique style handles to accommodate your interior style.

How To Use Palm Print In Your Home Interior

Just because Summer is ‘officially’ over it doesn’t mean we have to ditch the bright colours and summer prints in favour of darker tones and autumnal patterns. With weather forecasters hinting that an Indian summer is here to stay we have decided to embrace the last weeks of British sunshine and showcase the simple style and elegance of palm print designs.

 

Cushions

What better way to update a plain sofa or bed than a scattering of patterned cushions that will add depth and colour to your home interior. Palm print patterns in bright or muted tropical colours such as blue, green and yellow will look great against both neutral and dark upholstery and give a subtle pop of pattern that can be seamlessly introduced into your current home decor. This pattern looks particularly elegant in a conservatory area or in a garden view living room, bringing a reflection of the outdoors, indoors.

 

Wallpaper

While palm print wallpaper may conjure up images of Hawaiian beach bars and fancy dress parties there is a way to avoid the ‘tacky’ connotations that is often attached to this classic pattern. Modern designs have moved away from bright and vivid palm tree patterns and have instead chosen more muted and glamorous tones that give a vintage and elegant interior feel. Delicate palm fronds and leaf patterns look wonderful on a bold feature wall or alcove and colour schemes such as black, gold, monochrome and beige will create a softer and more refined version of this much loved pattern.

 

 

Bedding

Palm print bedding will provide a relaxed and laid back feel to any bedroom area creating a Miami beach front style that is refined and tranquil. Soft tones such as pale blue, mint green and sandy beige look wonderful against a muted interior backdrop while bolder more vivid colour options look great in a crisp white, minimal bedroom space. Layer your bedding with complimentary plain sheets and pillows and add a scattering of cushions for added visual depth and comfort within your sleeping space.

 

Wall Art

If wallpaper is a no go in your home then why not update a feature wall with a selection of palm print art work that will add colour and a visual focal point to your chosen room. A framed arrangement creates a sleek and organised focal point that can be matched to your interior colour palettes while a bold palm tree landscape photograph will compliment more contemporary interior designs. You can try your hand at some DIY crafting by creating some pressed palm leaf pictures or painted prints and stencils for a more personalised and artistic design.

 

Accessories 

Palm tree print was very popular in vintage interior design. Home accessories often featured flamboyant Hawaiian designs and these fabulous items are still readily available in charity shops, auctions or are possibly laying hidden in your attic or garage. Classic palm print lampshades are a must have in retro inspired interiors as well as Art Deco crockery, vases and ornaments that showcase this bold yet elegant design. If vintage style is not to your taste then modern and abstract versions of this classic design can be readily found in high street stores and look wonderful nestled amongst a neutral interior design or a bold and funky interior setting that embraces the fun and fabulous nature of bold prints and patterns.

 

For more amazing palm print interior ideas, take a look at our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Palm Print and transform your home into a elegant and eye-catching beach side retreat.

How To Create A Boutique Hotel Bedroom

Holidays and mini breaks have the perfect way of making us feel happy and uplifted and whilst this may have a lot to do with warm weather and historic culture it also has a great deal to do with the atmosphere of our accommodation. If your anything like me, there is nothing more satisfying than waking up in a luxurious and sophisticated setting that oozes classic elegance and style.

You can recreate the glamour and opulence of a boutique hotel bedroom with these simple steps and ideas. Using items that are readily available on the high street you can create a sleek and luxurious sleeping area that will feel like a high class getaway, everyday.

 

Colour Schemes

Boutique hotels tend to stick to neutral yet tonal colour schemes that can be used alone or with more bolder colour options for a luxurious contemporary feel. Soft beige, pebble grey and mocha tones work really well in creating a sleek yet relaxed setting that is both warm and uplifting in appearance. Monochrome colour schemes also work extremely well in hotel style bedroom areas as they provide a fashionable balance of feminine and masculine tones that give a contrasting yet complimentary feel to the room. Crisp white gives an illuminating backdrop to a bedroom setting however be sure to partner it with bold or earthy colour tones to avoid your bedroom feeling cold or stark.

 

 

Beds

The bed is the first item we see when we enter a hotel room for the first time and is obviously the most important aspect when it comes to comfort and a good nights sleep. Depending on the look of your hotel style bedroom there are several avenues to explore whe it comes to choosing the right bed. For contemporary chic interiors with an earthy colour palette (right) opt for a leather or Upholstered bed frame in complimentary tones and fabrics. If you prefer a more period interior setting then choose a plain Hardwood Bed frame in a sleigh style design for a grand and eye-catching appeal. For a more glamorous and truly ’boutique’ feel then choose a fabulous French Carved Bed Frame and where possible go all out with a King or Super King sized frame for added visual impact.

 

Lighting

Cleverly positioned light fittings and lamps will make a huge impact on small or large bedroom interiors and will provide that recognisable luxury hotel feel within your chosen space. Classic chandeliers look fabulously glamorous in both modern and classic boutique interiors and whilst you may not be able to accommodate one on the same scale as the Beverly Wilshire (left) there are many eye-catching French and Venetian designs available on the high street that will add a splash of period glamour to your bedroom area. Don’t forget to purchase some complimentary bedside lamps for a stylish spot of light bedtime reading .

 

Furniture

When it comes to bedroom furniture both home and away, each item should provide a perfect balance of eye-catching style and functional practicality. Wardrobes, chests of drawers and bedsides should compliment your surroundings and provide plentiful storage space for all of your items. Mirrored items, French designs (such as the armoire on the right) and regal style mahogany frames work extremely well in boutique style settings and will create a stunning focal point within your room. Make sure you include a sumptuously stylish dressing table to accentuate the glamour and class of hotel style living.

 

Seating

No hotel room would be complete without a stunning and relaxing choice of seating that is perfect for slipping off your shoes after a long and busy day, or sitting at your dressing table for a much needed pamper session. You can opt for classic armchair designs for the ultimate in comfort and ergonomic design. Wood or metal exposed frames look fabulous when partnered with sleek, soft fabrics in neutral tones that will add an opulent feel to your interior space. Occasional chairs look amazing nestled in the corner of your bedroom area and can be a glamorous addition to both bold or minimal colour schemes. French painted bedroom chairs can be purchased in a range of chic and flamboyant colours that will add a splash of boutique opulence to any bedroom area.

 

For more ideas on how to bring hotel living into your home interiors then take a look at our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Hotel Living and for an extensive range of luxury bedroom items then check out our fabulous Bedroom Furniture collections.

 

How To Create An Urban Home Interior

With more and more people flocking to large cities and populated areas for work there has been a huge rise in popularity in urban interior design. Reflecting the hustle and bustle of city life as well as elements of social and cultural influence, urban interiors have become a diverse and versatile theme that work well in small city interiors.

Urban style can come in a broad spectrum of designs that each have a perfect balance of everyday practicality and artistic flair. A balance of rugged industrial style and chic city beauty go hand in hand in creating a space that is both simplistic and rich in visual features.

 

Colour Schemes

Urban interiors draw attention to the natural beauty of the building around them with many interiors using exposed brickwork, concrete and wooden beams as a basis for their interior colour palettes. Greys, whites and earthy tones work well in creating a naturalistic and minimal backdrop with a calming interior ambiance. Natural elements are often partnered with industrial metallic tones such as chrome, bronze and silver whilst the addition of bold contemporary colours such as red, lime and electric blue will create an eye-catching ‘colour pop’.

 

Storage

With compact style studio apartments and city flats there is often a need to make the most of the limited space you may have. Storage is a must have in any urban interior as it allows for an uncluttered and organised living area. Urban style celebrates all things industrial with a twist of city charm and this is reflected in the choice of storage styles. Metal framed shelving, rustic oak chests and bookcases work extremely well in this style of interior as they provide an area that creates a visual focal point and a natural/man made partnership. Opt for quirky or bohemian style items like this fun fire escape style shelving unit (right) for a unique and personalised home addition.

 

Seating

After a long and stressful day there is nothing better than putting your feet up with a nice cup of tea. When choosing fabrics and looks for your seating arrangements opt for simple neutral upholstery such as corduroy, cotton and linen for a soft and sumptuous finish and partner these with exposed wood framework for a retro style design. Alternatively opt for metal framed styles such as the famous ‘Tolix’ chair that will look fantastic around a rustic dining table or breakfast bar area. Avoid a cold and stark feel by partnering any plain metal seats with a complimentary cushion or seat pad that will add a cosy contrast against the sleek finish of the frame.

 

 

Lighting

Less is more when it comes to lighting an urban style interior. Industrial designs and stylish vintage items will create a simple yet eye-catching design that works really well against the clean lines and rugged backdrop of urban interiors. Ceiling lights can be left with exposed bulbs for a minimal look and feel and can be arranged in a cluster design (right) to create a contemporary industrial chandelier. Table lamps should be designed in chrome, brass or rusted metal finishes for a illuminating factory style feel.

 

Furniture

Urban interiors strip furniture back to its simplest form and celebrates the sumptuous materials and craftsmanship of its design. Metal framed items such as bookcases and coffee tables work wonderfully in an urban setting whilst stainless steel and rustic metal cabinets will create a mix of city slicker style and industrial design. Wooden furniture should be distressed or reclaimed and a chunky and bold appearance will look perfect when partnered with man made materials and modern accessories. Choose statement furniture items for a focal point in your home and don’t be afraid to mix and match your styles and materials for a varied interior finish.

 

For more Urban interior inspiration take a look at this weeks latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Urban Interiors or for furniture designs and ideas for your finished room then check out our new and extensive Industrial Furniture collection.

 

Colour Trend – Chrome

You can add a splash of glitz and glamour to your home interior this season with the illuminating CHROME colour trend. From industrial chic to rich opulence, chrome interiors will create a metallic finish that is complimentary in both vintage and contemporary settings.

 

Strategically positioned chrome items and accessories can create a pop of illumination and elegance within your home without an overwhelming ‘Disco’ finish that may be best left in a 1970s nightclub.

 

Colour Palettes

Chrome is a versatile colour that can comfortably compliment both neutral and bold colour tones. When partnered with white it creates a crisp minimal finish that fits wonderfully into urban and industrial interior designs or it can alternatively be paired with mustard and duck egg for a vintage colour scheme. Add chrome to pink or lime green for a splash of colour and texture that will give a contemporary feel to any interior space whilst chrome and pebble grey creates a universal colour palette with just the right amount of tonal texture.

 

Fabrics

Here’s where things can get a little tricky. If your going for a retro disco theme then knock yourself out with some glittering chrome upholstery and swathes of metallic fabrics however if your looking for a more reserved chrome finish then you may want to reign in the chrome to a more subtle and scattered appearance. Opt for patterns and prints instead of solely chrome fabrics and alternate with plain white and grey for a muted yet illuminating feel. Opt for neutral curtains with a band of chrome to the top of the swag or create a scattering of cushions in alternating prints and designs for added texture and visual detail on a plain upholstered bed or sofa area.

 

 

Lighting

Lighting is a great way of adding a central colour theme into your interior and will create a focalised  centrepiece with your chosen room. Chrome light shades are a truly versatile fixture that look equally as glamorous in a chic, modern home as a retro or vintage inspired setting. Pendulum shades are the perfect way of creating a visual focal point in your interior and look great in a central living room or poised above a dining table or breakfast bar area. Chrome lamps have long been a favourite in the interior design world and look fabulous on an industrial lamp table or vintage desk for a splash of reflective elegance and refinement.

 

 

Accessories

Stainless steel accessories have become hugely popular kitchen items over the past few years and are easily available in most high street stores. They are a simple way of adding a chrome finish to your kitchen area and look great against contemporary black granite worktops or traditional natural oak. Whilst stainless steel looks fabulous in the kitchen/diner it does not always work so well in other rooms of the home. To create a chrome effect in your vases, photo frames or ornaments then opt for silver, mirrored or mosaic items that will provide a shimmering exterior and create a focal point on a painted or plain oak table or mantelpiece.

 

 

Furniture

Chrome furniture will make a super sleek and glamorous addition to any home interior and will create a sense of space and light in compact or darker rooms. If you are looking for a subtle addition of chrome then choose a statement furniture item such as a table, dresser or bed that will become the focus of the room and partner it with crisp white painted furniture for a splash of femininity and elegance. Alternatively you can balance chrome furniture with rugged oak or hardwood designs for an industrial loft style ambiance that is both contemporary and retro in appearance.

 

 

For more inspirational chrome coloured interior ideas then take a look at our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Chrome Colour Trend and check out our stylish Mirrored Furniture collections for chrome effect interior items.

 

 

Colour Trend – Salmon Pink

There is nothing fishy about the latest SALMON PINK interior colour trend! This soft and sumptuous colour tone is sophisticated and stylish and will add a chic and boutique feel to both classic and modern interior designs.

This dusky colour hue can be partnered with bold and dramatic interior styles as well as soft and feminine furnishings to create a decor that is perfectly balanced and opulently eye-catching.

 

Colour Schemes

The soft and subtle tones of salmon pink make it a versatile colour choice that works equally well as an accent colour or as an all over colour palette. nike air max 2017 goedkoop Its chalky tones look beautiful alongside pastel tones such as cream, grey and pebble or can be paired with rich black, crisp white and silver for a more opulent and dramatic finish that looks particularly stylish in period style interior designs.

 

 

Upholstery

Salmon pink upholstery and fabric was extremely popular in vintage interior design and is a fabulous way of creating a centralised area of colour that makes a great alternative to a painted feature wall.

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    Accessories

    A scattering of salmon pink accessories can completely transform the feel of a room.

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    Cushions

    Fabrics and textiles add a visual and textural beauty to an interior space and create areas of cosiness and warmth against the sleek and streamlined edges of the room. Nike Air Max 2016 Heren Cushions are a great way of including colour and pattern in your home and can be stacked, layered and scattered across any sleeping or seating area and can work in coordination or contrast to your walls and upholstery. adidas sandały dziecięce Salmon pink cushions look fabulous against a white, black or grey interior backdrop and can be found in a huge variety of contemporary and vintage inspired patterns for a broad and detailed focal point.

     

    Furniture

    Painted furniture will perfectly compliment a salmon interior decor and can create a diverse and varied finish depending on your tastes and style.

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    How To Create A Modernist Interior

    After the rich and opulent Neo-Rococo and Neo-Gothic revivals of the Victorian period it was a complete departure for homes of the early 20th century to drop heavy ornamentation and luxury in favour of plain and unimposing interior design. Scarpe Nike Air Max It was not until after the First World War that the modernist movement began to take hold and remained firmly in place until the mid 1950s.

    Modernism became a huge movement across Europe and was particularly popular in Italy and Germany with the famous Bauhaus movement. Influences were taken from the industrial revolution and the rise of consumerism as well as the simplistic style of the Arts and Crafts period. Sleek and open spaces as well as industrial and abstract design played a huge roll in creating this instantly recognisable interior style.

     

    Colour schemes

    Walls and floors should reflect natural and simple lines with a feeling of austerity that is familiar with the modernist movement. Goedkoop New Balance Bare concrete was a popular feature of modernism that has made a huge comeback in contemporary home interiors creating a blank canvas on your walls that can be contrasted with a bold and abstract artwork in vivid or primary colours. Nike Air Max 2016 Dames Zwart Wallpaper was banished from modernist interiors in favour of simple crisp white paint or a mirrored glass covering that created a light and airy feel that added to the minimal ambiance of the interior space.

     

    Glass

    Glass was a heavily used material in modernist homes due to its reflective and streamline nature. Adrian Gonzalez Authentic Jersey Concrete walls were replaced by glass screens or glass bricks to create the familiar ‘open plan’ look that is popular in many modern homes. Nike Air Max Tavas męskie Plain or opaque glass was selected and would be used to screen and zone particular areas for a sleek and sophisticated interior feel.

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    During the modernist period lighting moved away from the rich chandeliers and tasselled lampshades of Victorian interiors and chose instead to celebrate the simplicity of industrial style designs. New Balance 990 damskie Modernism borrowed techniques and styles from industry and engineering and for the first time lights began to be bent and styled into more angular shapes and designs. Lights were made from typical everyday materials such as brass, copper and tin and could be polished or left in a slightly tarnished state to emphasise their industrial roots.

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    Radiators

    These days contemporary interiors do everything in their power to hide and conceal any radiators or pipes in in favour of a sleek and uninterrupted interior finish however modernist interior design chose to celebrate all things practical and highlight the functionality of heating and workmanship. Radiators were often placed in the most visible part of the room and were left in their basic metal state or painted in a simple crisp white finish. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Decorative radiators were avoided due to the minimal feel of modernist homes and were replaced with small and simple designs that once again held in high esteem the beauty and ruggedness of industrial design.

     

     

    Furniture

    Modernism saw the rise of built in or fitted furniture designs that were adorned with practical storage and design features but did not encroach upon the simplicity and clean lines of the interior space. Cabinets and bookcases were popular choices for home interiors and were crafted from interlocking or curved wood and tubular steel and were wall mounted to make full use of the floor space within a chosen room. Non fitted furniture items were designed to be low level and unimposing and never reached from floor to ceiling to avoid the feeling of overcrowding.

    Miles Van der Rohe and Le Corbusier are some of the most famous names not only of the Modernist period but of the furniture design world as a whole. air max pas cher Their unique and recognisable designs have been used in some of the most famous homes and hotels in the world due to their simplistic style and sophistication.

    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.

     

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    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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    How To Create An Oriental Interior

    Oriental Interiors have an elegant simplicity that makes them a simple and easily achievable look in a wide range of homes. Their broad range of colours and sleek and sophisticated finish allow them to be adapted into both traditional and contemporary interior settings.

    This stylish interior design trend has swept the high street which means that accessories, wall finishes and furniture are readily available and reasonably priced to ensure that everyone can try their hand at transforming their home into a peaceful oriental retreat.

     

    Colour Schemes

    When we first think of Oriental interiors the colours that usually pop into our heads are sleek black, red and white that are a staple colour palette in Chinese design. But there are far more colour combinations that can be used for this trend. Japanese interiors focus on luxurious neutral shades and rich green, jade tones or for an illuminating and more traditional look you could opt for crisp white and blue that reflects the famous willow pattern artwork .

     

    Fabrics

    Oriental fabrics can range from basic and natural cotton and linen to rich and luxurious silk that will add a shimmering feel to any interior space. Curtains rugs and cushions look fabulous in a classic oriental pattern and will create a focal point against a plain painted wall, upholstered seat or bed, providing a splash of colour and texture. Bold and feminine Floral patterns are huge in oriental interior design and can be chosen in delicate pastel shades for a soft ambiance or bold hues for a striking visual appearance. Willow patterns, cherry blossom and pergola prints are also popular choices for fabric and upholstery and provide authentic detail and opulence within your chosen interior.

     

    Lighting 

    Lanterns are a must have addition to your Oriental interior design as they provide a stunning ambient light as well as beautiful colours and patterns that will cast elegant shadows across your interior space. These delicate paper designs can be purchased on the high street or if you feel crafty then why not try your hand at your own lanterns with a few simple items or a DIY kit. Lanterns can come in simple orb shaped designs as well as more complex shapes such as birds, animals and pergolas that will create an artistic area of light and sculptural detail that looks fabulous in the centre of the room or hanging above a dining  table, bed or coffee table.

     

    Accessories

    Oriental accessories come in a vast range of colours, shapes and sizes that can be easily matched to your chosen interior colour palette. One of the most popular choices is the famous Chinese vase that is almost always blue and white in colour and features traditional Chinese imagery such as dragons and cherry blossom trees. Other oriental vases include rich golds and bold red and black designs or soft floral designs for a more subdued appearance. Popular ornaments include Chinese dragons, delicate Japanese Geisha girls and Buddha figures in ebony, jade and marble finishes.

     

     

    Furniture

    A stand out feature of Oriental furniture design is its rich and dark tones and simple lines that create a sleek and sophisticated look against both bold and neutral backdrops. Rich walnut. ebony and black painted designs are a popular choice that fit neatly into traditional and contemporary interior spaces. Tables and chairs are a key item within your interior space as well as a striking display cabinet or sideboard and a sumptuous low Japanese style bed that will provide a glamorous yet simple centrepiece in any bedroom area. Combine your dark furniture with light fabrics or patterned upholstery for a contrasting yet complimentary finish.

     

    For all original photography and more Oriental interior inspiration then take a look at our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Oriental Interiors or for oriental inspired furniture items then check out our sumptuous French black painted furniture and Hardwood furniture collections.