5 Best Blinds For Your Home

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

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

 

Roman

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

 

Vertical

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

 

Venetian

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

 

Rollers

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

 

Sliders

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

 

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

5 Ways To Use Flamingo Print In Your Home

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

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

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

Wallpaper

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

 

 

Cushions

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

 

 

Accessories

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

 

Bedding

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

 

 

Wall Art

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

 

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

 

5 Best Mirrors For Your Home

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

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

 

Floor Length

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

 

 

Over Mantel Mirrors

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

 

 

Contemporary 

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

 

 

Table Top

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

 

 

Multiple Arrangements

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

 

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

5 Best Hallway Accessories

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

Whether your hallway is small.

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

     

    2. Coat Hooks

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

     

    3. Hallway Seating

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

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

     

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    5 Best Wallpaper Prints

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

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

     

    Stripes

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

     

     

     

    Spots

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

     

     

     

    Floral

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

     

     

     

    Baroque

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

     

     

     

    Quirky

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

     

    For more fantastic wallpaper ideas then check out our latest Pinterest page - Pinterest – Wallpaper

     

     

     

    5 Best Union Jack Interior Accessories

    Despite our rather disappointing result at the World cup we are still feeling a patriotic spirit in the UK this month. With summer finally here and Wimbledon under way why not inject a sense of Great British pride into your interior with these 5 stylish Union Jack accessories for your home.

     

    1. Cushions

    You can never have too many cushions…right? Their textural surfaces and wide ranging colour combinations are perfect for introducing a new colour or print into your existing home interior. Traditional Union Jack designs in red, white and blue look great in shabby chic or classic home interiors whilst bold and contemporary styles (left) will provide a modern take on this timeless design and will add a pop of colour to a plain sofa, chair or bed.

     

    2. Rugs

    Creating a bold centrepiece with a statement rug makes a great alternative to a feature wall and can transform a plain or minimal interior space. This highly recognisable design will look great in a bedroom or living room area and looks amazing combined with bold pops of red or in a cool and calm white and grey interior colour palette. The chunky straight edged Union Jack design is a versatile pattern that can fit seamlessly into retro and contemporary rooms alike.

     

    3. Bunting

    With the recent surge in shabby chic style interior design and a return to traditional handcrafted accessories, there has been a huge demand for some good, old fashioned bunting! Union Jack designs have been incredibly popular over the past year and have been featured in designer and high street stores across the country. However if you are feeling a little crafty then why not grab the sewing machine and select your favourite Union Jack fabric or ribbons (left) and create a personalised line of bunting that looks great strewn above a window, bed or across a fireplace area for an eye-catching interior addition

     

    4. Wall Art

    Union jack wall art will transform any plain wall or alcove area into a visual focal point that provides patriotic patterned and coloured detailing. A large canvas or a selection of small prints can be arranged in a unified or mismatched pattern to create a creative and artistic feature wall in both traditional and modern interior spaces. Wall clocks also make a great focal point and  provide visual appeal as well as functional purpose and design. Opt for traditional colour schemes for a classic look or choose vibrant or neutral shades for an alternative take on the traditional Union Jack design.

     

    5. Statement Furniture

    A singular piece of statement furniture can add detail and colour to a new or existing home interior and can be completely personalised to your tastes and colour palette. There are many companies who provide customised furniture designs or unique and quirky styles or alternatively if you would prefer to transform one of your existing furniture items then it may be simpler than you would think. A union jack design is one of the simpler patterns to paint as it follows straight lines and does not require any artistic freehand work. Simply choose your primer,a selection of paint colours and some low tack tape and mask off the design to ensure crisp edges and a professional finish. Once again you can opt for classic colonial colours or a selection that compliments your current interior tones.

    For all original photographs and lots more Union Jack inspired home accessories, head over to our Pinterest page - Pinterest – Union Jack Accessories.

     

     

    5 Space Saving Interior Ideas

    With all the necessary items we need to survive in our homes these days, its no surprise that many of us are struggling to find the space we need to accommodate all our furniture, storage and gadgets. Space saving furniture has made a huge impact on the interior design world over the past year with many well known designer names adapting a number of their designs to suit smaller or overcrowded interior areas.

    From multifunctional beds to classic corner units, we have compiled a list of the best space saving items and designs that will create a fashionable floor space that does not overpower your entire interior.

     

    1. Beds

    Sofa beds have come a long way since the typical fold down/fold up designs that were popular during the 1990s. The latest designs fit seamlessly into any bedroom or living room area and are indistinguishable from any normal seating area. Large and contemporary corner sofas (left) can be slid and rotated into shape and create a lavish and relaxing area for guests. Bunk beds are also as popular as ever and work particularly well in children’s bedrooms. With many designs featuring built in storage and seating areas they are ideal for making use of a compact box room. Alternatively why not combine the two with some ingenious and sophisticated sofa bunk beds. (see our pinterest page - space saving furniture)

     

    2. Dining

    With many houses and apartments providing a distinct lack of space for a classic dining table, many of us are giving up on the traditions of eating around the table with family and friends. However new and clever designs in the furniture world have come up with space saving ideas that will allow you to transform even the smallest of areas into a functional dining space. The latest compact dining tables feature a spacious circular table with triangular shaped chairs that can be slotted beneath the table top when not in use. This sleek design is perfect for those with narrow dining areas or those who wish to keep their interiors looking uncluttered and minimal in design.

     

    3. Corner Units

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    Corner units are as popular as ever across the interior design world and have become one of the most purchases furniture styles of the 21st century. From TV units like our Chunky oak corner TV cabinet to sumptuous desks and display cabinets these space saving items allow you to make full use of your interior floor flans without negotiating on style and visual appeal. With plentiful storage and display space, corner units are designed to fit seamlessly into both classic and contemporary homes.

     

    4. Desks

    With more and more of us choosing to work from home and many of us suddenly find ourselves with a house full of teenagers studying for exams our computer desks have become a hub within our homes. A cleverly designed desk can not only save space but can also provide an organised area in which to work. Corner and fold down desks are a classic design that works well in a vast range of interior styles or for a more sleek and minimal style then why not create a visual masterpiece in your home with a sculptural shelving and desk area (left)

     

    5. Storage

    Storage, storage, storage…we all need it, but none of us have enough of it! If like me your a bit of a hoarder (Don’t pretend your not!) you may find that your interiors are constantly filled with a stream of bits and bobs that do not really have a home within your interior design. There is only so many traditional sideboards, dressers and consoles you can fit into a room before things start to look a little overcrowded. So why not take a fresh look at your home design and work out if there are any unused areas that have the potential to be something much more. Under stairs storage is ideal for vacuums, coats or shoes or why not create a space beneath your bed for books, clothes or accessories and hide away your clutter in a concealed and unobtrusive space.

    For all original images and many more space saving interior ideas then head over to our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – space saving furniture.

     

    5 Best Art Nouveau Home Accessories

    The Art Nouveau movement was at its height during the years of c.1880 to 1910. It is believed by some to be the first attempt to create a 20th century contemporary style. Instead of drawing inspiration from history and previous styles it took inspiration from the here and now, with many of its influences coming from nature and natural forms.

    Art Nouveau interiors have made a huge comeback in recent years with many designers adopting its elegant and intricate design features. We have whittled down the 5 best Art Nouveau accessories and furniture items that will add a splash of early 20th century style to your home.

    Seating

    For the first time during the Art Nouveau period, seating was beginning to be seen as an intricate piece of artwork instead of just a functional and essential furniture item. Their designs became more flamboyant and eye-catching with styles featuring heavily carved and tall seat backs and visual beauty .

    Designers such as Charles Rene Mackintosh opted for lavish designs that centred around floral imagery or aspects of nature such as trees, leaves and botanical colours. Upholstery often featured, browns, olive greens and greys to compliment his natural designs.

     

    Lamps

    A classic Art Nouveau lamp is a must have addition to any home interior. Whether you opt for an authentic antique or modern replica there is no need to miss out on the beauty of this 20th century style. The obvious choice when it comes to Art Nouveau lighting is the famous Tiffany lamp. Its signature style is recogniseable throughout the world with its beautiful stained glass designs and jewelled tones. As with all other elements of Art Nouveau interiors his designs reflected the beauty of nature and the earth, with many of his lamps being crafted into petal like structures that provide a magical, almost fairy tale like quality.

     

    Cushions

    Art Nouveau fabrics can make a bold and elegant statement on even the plainest of sofa or bed areas. Their contemporary designs provide a stylised take on the image of the flower (like the orchid cushion, left). With chunky lines and curvaceous ‘whiplash’ prints these fabrics provide a fabulous alternative to traditional floral prints. Colours remain within the neutral and botanical colour spectrum with browns, creams, greens and yellows featuring heavily across all designs.

     

     

    Mirrors

    Many mirrors during the Art Nouveau period featured colourful stained glass frames and mackintosh styled designs but one of the most prominent mirror styles during this period was one of much more natural beauty and elegance. The art nouveau movement celebrated the opulence of the female form with many images of women featured in a pre-Raphaelite pose with long, flowing hair. These carvings give an enchanted and delicate quality to these mirrors with the combination of botanical and female imagery creating a mythological image of a wood nymph or enchanted maiden.

     

    Furniture

    No Art Nouveau interior would be complete without a striking and elegant glassware item that is perfect for display on a sideboard, mantelpiece or windowsill. Some of the most famous names of the period include Rene Lalique and Emile Galle who produced the most sumptuous vases and sculptural glass work that played heavily on floral imagery and the naked female form. Lalique focused heavily of frosted glass designs whilst Galle created colourful and simplistic flower designs that create a pop of colour among classic neutral tones. Many of these items can be found at auction or if your lucky enough in a local car boot sale or charity shop, however there are more inexpensive and still beautiful reproductions available on the highstreet, so there is no need to break the bank to achieve your perfect Art Nouveau interior.

     

    For more Art Nouveau interior inspiration and all original photography take a look at our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Art Nouveau Interiors

     

     

     

    5 Best Flooring Options

    We spend hours pouring over wallpaper swatches and paint samples but we often dont give the same attention to our floors despite the fact they they are a large and eye-catching area of our home interiors.

    From functional and low maintenance vinyl flooring to good old traditional carpets we have selected the 5 best flooring options that will add colour, style and cosiness to your interior spaces.

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    Tiling

    Tiles and slates have been used as a stylish and practical floor surface for many centuries. Their strong and visually appealing design was once a cheap and easy way of re-using broken pottery items. In modern days there are a vast range of tiling options available to buy, from mosaic styles and bright and contemporary designs, to glamorous and metallic finishes they make the perfect flooring material in a bathroom, kitchen or hallway area.. They also provide an easy wipeable surface area for muddy little feet or workmen’s boots and can be polished or varnished for an addition lustrous finish.

     

    Vinyl

    Vinyl flooring has always been a popular flooring choice in kitchen and bathroom areas due to its waterproof exterior and durable nature. This unique flooring can provide the textural and visual appearance of authentic tiled flooring with a far less expensive price tag. Contemporary vinyl flooring has been created to suit a wide range of interior styles and decors. From bold geometric prints to floral and sparkly designs they have become a popular choice of flooring in both traditional and modern home interiors.

     

     

    Concrete

    Concrete floors have shot up in popularity over the last few years due to their stylish minimal appearance and their ability to be stained, painted and polished to match any room decor. The porous and toughened qualities of concrete make it a particularly hard wearing flooring choice that will absorb and retain any coating, giving it a long lasting sumptuous finish. Concrete is by no means a cheap choice of flooring however its durability ensures that it will provide a longevity that you will not get from other flooring options.

     

     

     

    Wood

    Wooden flooring is a traditional flooring option that provides a textural as well as visually appealing ambiance and provides a warm and cosy feel to your interior. From rich, dark hardwoods to light oak and beech panels, wood flooring can compliment a wide range of interior colour palettes. You can tailor this flooring to suit your requirements with a choice or varnished, waxed or lacquered surfaces that provide style and sophistication within your home. For a cheaper alternative to solid wood floors, laminate flooring can provide the same warmth and colour choice as real wood and comes in handy click lock designs making them easy to lay and replace.

     

    Carpet

    Last but not least is the trusty carpet! With many styles and colours emerging throughout the years; it seems like rich and opulent carpets will never go out of fashion. We’ve banished the shag piles and opted for more elegant and luxurious designs to create the ultimate warm and cosy floor space that you can squish between your toes. Traditonal styles have survived the rest of time and create an authentic old world feel in vintage or county cottage home interiors. Bold and modern print designs provide a fabulous splash of colour in a minimal or neutral interior and make a great alternative to an eye-catching feature wall.

    5 Best Bedroom Accessories

    A perfect bedroom space should be somewhere you can relax, take time out and enjoy a peaceful and cosy rest from everyday life. Whether you prefer bold statement colours or muted traditional tones, your bedroom should reflect your personality and also be a functional space for you to begin and end your busy day.

    Whilst your furniture choice may be a huge decision when it comes to designing your bedroom interior, no room is complete without some carefully selected accessories that are both stylish and functional. Here is our choice of the 5 best bedroom accessories for your boutique boudoir.

    For more bedroom accessory ideas and all original photography, take a look at our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Bedroom Accessories

     

    1. Bedside Lamps

    Bedside lamps are the perfect addition to any bedside table or chest and provide a stylish and illuminating ambiance as well as a practical light for a touch of bedside reading. From traditional carved and period style designs to contemporary glass and perspex forms there are a vast range of styles to suit all interiors. You can select complimentary shades and bases to match your interior colour palette or opt for contrasting colours for a eye-catching addition to your bedroom interior.

     

    2. Cushions

    Cushions are the perfect way to add colour, detail and texture to your sleeping area. From traditional bolster style cushions to opulent faux fur and lace designs, bedroom cushions will add a splash of luxury and comfort to your bedroom interior. Opt for pastel tones and floral designs for a feminine interior touch or choose bold prints or vibrant colours for a more contemporary interior feel. If you would like to inject a little fun into your interior then select some slogan cushions such as ‘His & Hers’ or ‘Sweet Dreams’ for added detail and style.

     

    3. Jewellery Holders

    No women’s bedroom is complete without a perfect and practical space for her beautiful and treasured jewellery collection. Traditional style jewellery boxes look great adorning a classic dressing table or bedside or opt for a more contemporary hanging tree design that will provide sculptural artwork as well as functional storage. If your feeling artistic then why not try your hand at some DIY and transform an old wall cupboard, photo frame or coat hook into a stylish and personalised jewellery holder that will create a focal point in your interior.

     

    4. Headboards

    A statement headboard can make a great alternative to a feature wall or piece of wall art and will create a focal point within your bedroom area. With such a wide range of designs to choose from you will be sure to find a style to suit your tastes. Traditional oak and hardwood designs look great in both classic and modern interiors and can be matched to your furniture collection for a complimentary interior palette. Leather and upholstered headboards are a great injection of texture and sophistication and can be easily adapted to a wide range of interiors. If you have a particular pattern or fabric that you wish to match within your bedroom then why not re-upholster your current headboard for a customised interior look.

     

    5. Full length Mirror

    There is nothing worse than getting all dressed up and only being able to check out your outfit from the waist up. A floor length mirror is a perfect addition to any bedroom area, not only for functional purposes but as an eye catching feature that will create a sense of space and light in even the smallest of bedroom areas. A bright or ornate wall mirror is a great alternative to a piece of artwork or photography. Feminine French carved designs are a great way of creating a boutique and romantic feel whilst sleek and bold contemporary designs look great in minimal interior settings For a more adaptable and movable design  then why not try a stylish freestanding design such as our White Sleigh Cheval Mirror that can be brought out or tucked away when not in use.