How To Create The Perfect Room For Boys

As a child there is no place more magical than your bedroom. ROSHE RUN

It is a place you can go and relax, play and sleepover with friends and each and every bedroom design goes someway in reflecting a child’s personality, hobbies and lifestyle.

Boys bedrooms should be all about adventure,discovery and a sense of fun. As your child grows the decor of his room can change with him to reflect his passions and hobbies as well as including practical items that he will need as he grows into a man.

 

Nursery

Gone are the days when nurseries were simply blue for boys and pink for girls. Adidas Zx 500 Homme Whilst traditional crisp white and royal blue looks wonderful in classic nursery interiors more bold and contemporary designs and colours can make a refreshing alternative for your newborn. adidas nmd r1 femme Turquoise blue and grey is a fabulous colour palette that provides a pop of colour against a sophisticated backdrop. Alternatively opt for an array of colours such as lime green, yellow, aqua and orange for a bright and uplifting nursery space that will create a summery feel that will open up even the smallest of interior spaces. Add bright blankets, cot bumpers and some wall art for a fabulous finishing touch.

 

 

Toddlers

Toddlers bedrooms can be particularly hard to design as your child will be at that ‘inbetween’ age where they no longer require a babies room but are not yet big enough for a older child’s interior. Cot beds are a great purchase as they will take your child through from his nursery to his toddling years whilst interesting colours and patterns will stimulate your childs imagination. Nike Blazer homme Opt for jungle themes, seaside or trains to create a bright and educational space for them to learn and relax.

 

5 to 12 year olds

These are some of the most fun years of a young boys life, they get new friends at school, take on new hobbies and find their inner adventurer. Oklahoma City Thunder Your child’s room should begin to reflect his personality; his favourite superhero, sports team or hobby or even a themed bedroom such as this tree house design (left). NIKE FREE RN

But be warned you may be changing or adding to their decor every few years as their interests change and expand.

 

Teenagers

They hit 13 and your whole life begins to change. New Balance 997 homme They no longer want to be ‘boys’ anymore, instead they want to be taken seriously as they ascend the mountain into manhood. Gone are the character bedrooms and the stuffed animals and in its place comes lots of their ‘stuff’ and a sense of the men they are to become. Opt for sophisticated and manly colours such as navy, grey and red and opt for traditional oak or contemporary industrial style furniture that will add a cool loft style feel to their space. NIKE AIR ZOOM VOMERO 12 Musical artwork or modern murals will create a relaxed and laid back atmosphere that is perfect for all those late morning (afternoon) lie ins.

 

 

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If they have yet to fly the nest then it is important that your post teenage child has a bedroom space that will take them through into their 20s without looking dated or childish. Nick Marshall Jerseys Opt for strong and masculine colour palettes such as monchrome, with a pop of modern colour. Nike Air Max 2017 Goedkoop Include a desk for any university work and also plenty of storage for their books and paperwork.

How To Create A Hawaiian Style Interior

Here at The Furniture Market we are saying ‘Aloha’ to the latest Hawaiian style interior design trend that will create a fun and laid back style within your home.

From funky floral designs to traditional Tiki style ornaments, we take a look at how to to create a fresh and welcoming Hawaiian interior for a relaxed island ambiance.

 

Hawaiian Print

No Hawaiian interior would be complete without a splash of Hawaiian print. new balance femme nike goedkoop With its vibrant, island colours and bold floral print this eye catching design is sure to create a focal point within your home. nike little rift br bambini This versatile pattern can be used as a wallpaper, upholstery or as a bright and inviting piece of wall art to inject an uplifting summertime ambiance into your interior space.

 

 

 

Surfs Up!

Slip into the island lifestyle with a stylish surfing inspired interior that will create a Hawaiian beach front haven within your home. timberland femme nike air huarache ultra donna Contemporary or traditionally decorated surf boards make a great artistic feature wall and reflect the fun and culture of the island community. bottes ugg pas cher You can further add to this surfers paradise by adding beach style signs, coastal accessories and cool ocean tones to create a serene and laid back environment with a ‘pop’ of fun and quirky style.

 

 

 

Aloha Accessories

Tropical Hawaiian print accessories are the perfect way to add a splash of Island style into your current interior decor. Jordan 13 enfants Zapatillas New Balance Use fabulous Hawaiian print, beach front imagery and palm tree cushions to create a fabulous aesthetic and textural appeal against your sofa, bed or window seat. Adidas Yeezy 350 Homme nike air max 2017 dames Rood Vases, bowls and ornaments in a selection of natural materials and coastal colours such as azure, green and orange will create a welcoming appeal in any room of your home.

 

 

Lighting

Lighting plays a huge role in any home design scheme and can create a soft and warm ambiance in any interior setting. Scarpe Jordan Basket For a sumptuous and traditional Hawaiian beach hut feel, opt for classic, woven lantern designs made from palm fronds, bamboo and carved wood. Adidas Zx 700 Femme Leopard Asics Kinsei 5 męskie These traditional lighting shades cast beautiful patterns and creates a muted interior lighting that reflects the wondrous Hawaiian sunsets and the sunshine ambiance of cosy island living.

 

 

Tiki Tiki

For an authentic injection of Hawaiian culture and mythology then Tiki style designs and Polynesian art work will create a warm and traditional ambiance within your interiors. New Balance 009 femme Florida State Seminoles Jerseys The majority of Tiki style designs are carved from native woods and stone and feature a variety of faces, patterns and designs that are widely seen throughout the Polynesian islands. adidas gazelle homme Joe Montana Jerseys Totems, sculptures, masks and figurines are a fabulous addition to any wall, sideboard or display cabinet and provide a natural warmth and appeal within your home.

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.

 

How To Create A Mexican Interior

Bright, zesty colours and lively patterns feature heavily in the decor of Mexican home interiors. This bold and fresh finish makes this design a popular choice with those who wish to create a uplifting and feel good atmosphere within their home.

These cheerful interiors are steeped in folklore and tradition and perfectly balance bold and abstract design features with natural and classic materials. From kitchens to bedrooms Mexican interior design will add a splash of energy and fun to your interior space.

 

Colour Schemes

When it comes to selecting colours for your Mexican interior then there is one simple rule; Go Wild! From bold reds, oranges and yellows to exotic purples, cobalt and turquoise, every colour in every tone and hue can be utilised. These bright and carnival inspired colours can be layer one upon another for a truly eye-catching interior colour palette or can be paired with crisp white walls, neutral backdrops and traditional terracotta floor tiles for a slightly more subtle and manageable look.

 

 

Wall Tiles

Instead of the textured and coloured wallpapers that are found across Europe, Mexicans follow the traditions of most Hispanic countries with its use of bold and artistic wall tiles to create a focal point within their home. Talavera tiles are often printed with Spanish colonial patterns while more elaborate designs are hand painted to feature images and characters from Mexican folklore. Much in the same style as the rest of the home, tiles are hand painted in bright and vivid colours and are often used to highlight specific areas such as a sink, a shrine or a bath tub.

 

Textiles

Mexican textiles and designs are steeped in history and have been a staple feature of Mexican interiors for more than 7000 years. Throws, blankets, cushions and rugs are usually woven from cotton or wool and feature brightly dyed threads in vibrant hues of yellow, green, blue, orange and red. Textiles often take inspiration from Central America with Aztec and Mayan patterns and Saltillo designs and frequently incorporate images of indigenous people, costumes and imagery from the mythological tales of the local area. Textiles also play an important role in the woven paintings of the Huichol Indians who live in the Sierra Madre region of Mexico and adorn the walls of many homes across the country.

 

 

Skulls

The intricately decorated skulls that are a frequent motif in Mexican interior design are representative of the Day of The Dead or ‘Dia De Los Muertos’. Much as the druid religion celebrates All Hallows Eve, Mexicans use this day to remember loved ones who have passed over into the afterlife.

The skull motif is used prolifically throughout the home in ornamentation, food, decorations and lanterns and the skull itself features floral designs and intricate patterns that can be emphasised using fiesta inspired colours or more neutral palettes that will work fabulously as a wall covering or fabric in more refined, contemporary homes (right).

 

 

Furniture

Mexican interiors embrace a rustic and natural furniture finish that contrasts wonderfully against the bold colours of their interior backdrop. Chunky wood and textural grains are a reflection of Spanish colonial influences along with delicate and intricate wrought iron bed frames, table legs and ornaments that place emphasis on Mediterranean style and femininity. Furniture is designed to be functional and durable and materials are selected for their strength and local availability. Items can be left plain and natural for a hacienda feel or can be painted and decorated for a more vibrant and clashing burst of colour that works particularly well on statement items such as dressers, tables and wardrobes.

 

For more inspiration on how to create a rich and vibrant Mexican interior then head over to our latest Pinterest board – Pinterest – Mexican Interiors where you will find an array of ideas that will transform any home into a Hispanic haven of colour and style.

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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.

 

3. Contemporary Interiors

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.

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

 

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 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.

Glass was also a staple finish for modernist furniture items and worked particularly well when teamed with tubular steel and chrome finishes to create an eye-catching yet unimposing look that was not over adorned or flamboyant. adidas gazelle uomo rosse Choose centralised items such as a coffee table, dining table or sideboard that will provide a sense of spaciousness and illumination.

 

 

Lighting

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.

    How To Create A Greek Style Interior

    Greece is one of my favourite holiday destinations and one I have visited many many times throughout the years. The cool and calm surroundings and laid back life style makes Greece an appealing and relaxing place to visit.

    Steeped in History and Mythology Greek interiors create a balance between classic style and coastal colours to provide a serene yet luxurious feel that is instantly recognisable due to its distinct features and designs.

     

    Colour Palette

    Greek interiors reflect the colours that can be seen right outside their windows. Canotta San Antonio Spurs Cool and calming royal blue and azure reflect the clear blue skies and crisp tones of the sea whilst neutral whites and pale grey represent the scattering of houses and buildings that are a recognisable feature of Mediterranean landscapes. asics trail damskie This coastal colour palette will create a laid back and summery feel in any room of the home.

     

     

    Greek Key

    No Greek interior would be complete without the famous ‘Greek Key’ design. Canotta Sacramento Kings This simple yet eye catching pattern can be traced back to the buildings of ancient Greece and has been seamlessly transferred into contemporary items and designs.

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    Busts and Sculptures

    Another feature of Greek interior design that gives a nod to the history of the country is the use of busts and sculptures as key accessories within the home. Oakley pas cher Replica busts are usually crafted from plaster or polymer, however more luxurious items can be purchased in traditional marble or bronze. Canotta Phoenix Suns The figures that are depicted are usually taken from the characters of Greek mythology or the Gods and Goddesses themselves. These busts look wonderful on a lamp table or plinth, creating a focal point in any interior.

     

    Olive Trees

    Olives and olive oil are Greece’s most fruitful produce. nike air max 2017 goedkoop With groves and groves of olive trees throughout the country they are a thing of beauty as well as function.

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    Furniture

    Less is more when it comes to Greek style furniture designs. Plain oak or beech designs sit perfectly among the neutral interior colour palettes and once again create a sense of bringing the outdoors, indoors.

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    How To Create A Focal Point In Your Interior

    Modern day homes can often appear disjointed and cluttered due to the unavoidable items that grace our homes such as media devices, accessories, heaters and general bits and bobs. With the need for extra storage space and display units, our home interiors have lost that traditional sense of organisation that created a centralised and stylish space in which to relax.

    The focal point of your interior should be the first thing that draws your eye as you enter a room, it can be created using colour, furniture, accessories or a simple change of layout and can transform even the most blank of canvases into a sleek and sophisticated interior design.

     

    Wall Art

    Wall art and Wallpaper are a great way of creating a focal point in a neutral interior space and work particularly well in plain interiors that lack a chimney breast or natural focal point. Opt for a bold patterned wallpaper with colour and depth or for a more subtle yet still eye-catching finish opt for neutral palettes with a hint of metallic pattern or finish. Wall art can be used to draw the eye to a plain painted wall or can seamlessly highlight a sofa or sideboard area. Large and contemporary images work great in minimal homes whilst traditional portraits and landscapes can also create a soft and refined focal point in more classic interior styles.

     

    Fireplaces

    The fireplace has long been used as the focal point in the living room area as it provides a centralised and visually appealing area that can dictate the layout and seating arrangements of a room. A large mantelpiece creates an eye-catching centre piece that can be further emphasised using a vase, ornaments of photo frames for added detail and visual effect. Modern electric fires can work equally well, with wall mounted designs being used to compliment a wallpapered or painted chimney breast wall. This creates a zoned area of detail and colour that provides functional practicality as well as elegant interior style.

     

     

    Lighting

    Lighting is a fabulous way of creating a centrepiece within your chosen room and is the ideal way of creating a focal point in smaller or more awkward interior spaces. A large, single drop light works extremely well in creating a central area of detail and light that can be used to draw attention to an item below, such as a dining table, bed or seating area. Large French or Italian chandeliers look great in classic or contemporary home interiors whilst modern sculptural designs will add a visual artwork that makes a great alternative to a ornament or picture. Opt for bold coloured styles or elegant crystal designs to co-ordinate your lighting choice to your interior style and palette.

     

    TVs

    They may not be the most beautiful items in the world but our TVs have become to social point of our home with many an evening spent catching up on our favourites TV series and films. Creating a more visually delightful setting for these often ugly devices can be tricky, but with all eyes and furniture drawn towards your TV it becomes a necessary focal point that requires a balance of style and elegance. Opt for a grand and eye-catching TV cabinet that will provide a complimentary focal point but will also hide a multitude of wires and clutter. Alternatively you can create a wall mounted focal point by incorporating your TV as a piece of wall art on a centralised wall or chimney breast.

     

    Furniture

    Furniture can create a natural focal point in an interior depending on its size, colour and impact on its internal space. Sideboards, console tables and display cabinets create a visual focal point that once again will draw the eye to a particular wall or chimney breast and can be adorned with complimentary items that add to the overall visual finish. Focal points do not have to be against a wall however, a grand and eye-catching dining table, coffee table or bed can draw the eye to the centre of the room with your seating, decor and smaller items orbiting the centrepiece of your interior space.

     

    For more inspirational ideas that will create a focal point within your home, head over to our latest Pinterest board – Pinterest – Focal Points