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.

If you are looking for furniture items with a splash of Central American style then look no further than our elegant and rugged Mayan Walnut furniture collection.

 

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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  • This design looks fabulous on cushions, curtains and rugs but also creates a great visual detail on photo frames, wall art and mirrors to give an historic and luxurious finish to your interior space.

     

    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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  • These beautiful and elegant trees are not only tied to the exterior of the home as they make a fabulous feature in a crisp Greek interiors and can be potted in a traditional or mosaic pot that will compliment the tones of your interior space. These trees look great in a kitchen, living room or conservatory space and are an ideal way of bringing the outdoor space through into your interior as a reflection of the exterior landscape.

     

     

    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

     

    Colour Trend – Jade

    With Bohemian, Moroccan and Oriental interior design becoming increasingly popular during 2014 there is one colour that has become a must have tone that is both fresh and colourful as well as sophisticated and refined – JADE.

    This fabulous colour trend is bright and versatile and fits easily into classic and retro interiors as well as complimenting contemporary or minimal interior designs. In a few simple steps you can inject this rich colour into any room of your home.

     

    Walls

    A carefully selected wallpaper can completely transform the look and feel of your home and with a vast range of Jade colours and patterns available on the high street it is one of the simplest ways of adding this colour to your interior space. For added texture and colour then why not add a matching coloured art piece or mirror to your chosen feature wall for an illuminating focal point that will create a sense of openness in compact room designs. Opt for rich jade painted frames and designs or alternatively choose a mosaic style frame inlaid with jade effect stones for a textural and visual appeal.

     

    Lamps

    Lamp bases and Shades are an ideal way of introducing a new colour into an existing interior decor. Bold jade designs will provide a refined and classic feel that looks perfect in both minimal and colorful interior settings. Opt for historic oriental designs or vintage art deco styles that adopted this rich colour choice. You can combine your base with a matching lamp shade or opt for varying tones or completely contrasting colours. This will create a visual focal point that looks fabulous on a classic lamp table, sideboard or console table providing practical illumination and elegant style.

     

     

    Cushions

    For me a sofa or bed without a selection of cushions looks naked and unfinished and not particularly inviting. A scattering of cushions creates visual colour and pattern as well as providing a welcoming and cosy space in which to relax. Oriental floral designs look wonderful in this colour choice and will compliment both dark and light upholstery. Bold and abstract designs will look great in contemporary interiors and will provide a colour pop in both minimal and bold interior settings.

     

    Furniture

    Jade green furniture may seem like a bold choice for your interior but this illuminating colour looks fabulous in neutral interior spaces as it provides a colourful and visually striking focal point within your home. When opting for a colourful furniture item, choose a statement item that will create an artistic splash of colour in your chosen room. Sideboards, dressers and tables will create a centrepiece in your interior and can be adorned with complimentary accessories and crockery for a rich and lustrous finish that will provide a textural and practical addition to your home.

     

     

    Buddha

     

    Last but not least, no jade interior would be complete without a traditional jade Buddha to watch over your home. In eastern cultures Jade can represent healing and purity which makes it a popular choice for jewellery and statues. The soothing and wise energy of jade is believed to be the best match for Buddha energy and therefore even the smallest of statues will create a peaceful and purifying atmosphere within your home interior.

     

    For more inspirational Jade interiors then take a look at our latest Pinterest board  - Pinterest – Jade Colour Trend

     

    How To Create A Scandinavian Style Interior

    The closest most of us get to Scandinavian interior design is a Saturday afternoon trip to Ikea, but this fabulous interior design trend is far more steeped in classic designer style and travels much further back in interior design history than its contemporary incarnation.

    Scandinavian homes take the basic concepts of the modernist movement (seen by designers such as Miles Van Der Rohe) and blends it with natural forms and traditional materials.

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    Colour Scheme

    Scandinavian interiors are all about white! Brilliant white, antique white, pebble white; these illuminating shades reflect the crisp Nordic surroundings of Scandinavian homes and give a clean and fresh appearance to any interior space.

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    Furniture

    No Scandinavian interior would be complete without the fabulous furniture stylings of Arne Jacobsen.

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    Accessories

    Accessories are the one area of a Scandinavian interior where colour can be introduced. asics gel stratus mujer Plain designs or bold patterns work equally well against the sleek white decor and a selection of modern art will make a great focal point on a feature wall. For a scattering of colour throughout your interior then why not include some traditional Scandinavian glassware such as the famous and curvaceous ‘Savoy’ vase that was designed by Alvar Aalto for the opening of the Savoy hotel in Helsinki in 1937.

     

    Floral patterns

    Floral patterns are huge in Scandinavian interior design and usually appear in bold and bright shapes such as orchids, daisies or cacti. Air Jordan 11 The famous name associated with these designs is Marimekko; a Finnish design company that has been producing fashion and interior prints since the 1960s.

    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