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.

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 Create An Alpine Interior

Traditional Alpine interior design originated in the lodges and chalets of south east France and has since expanded to influence both the basic and luxury lodges of some of the worlds most famous ski resorts. The warm and welcoming style of Alpine interiors are the perfect contrast to the cool and iced landscape of their surroundings.

Chalet style interiors celebrate the beauty of nature and the simplicity of traditional craftsmanship and design. The perfect Alpine interior will have a stylish balance of natural or painted wood and exposed stone or brick for a back to basics interior that oozes rich tones and cosy style.

This style can be easily achieved in modern homes and while you may not be able to enjoy the stunning Alpine views you can recreate the snug and laid back feel of a classic chalet in your home interior, providing the perfect setting for those who love to feel closer to nature and the outdoors.

 

Natural colour palettes are key in creating a sumptuous and cosy Alpine interior space. Muted earthen tones such as golden beige and coffee create a warm yet illuminating feel in smaller interior spaces while crisp clean white can be used for a more sleek and modern Nordic feel. Colour can be added in the form of dusky glacial colours of violet and blue or rich red, burgundy and green will create a classic autumnal colour palette.

No Alpine style home would be complete without a stunning and functional fireplace to add a sumptuous and relaxing living space away from the chills of the outdoor air. Classic chalet fireplaces should be carved from traditional wood such as oak or birch or placed inside a rustic stone wall for a rugged yet stylish finish. Open fires will give a beautiful and mesmerising focal point to your interior but modern flame effect fires can also be used in more minimal chalet interiors.

When choosing fabrics for your Alpine interior the key features should focus on natural styles and materials as well as traditional colour palettes that will compliment the earthen tones of your home.

Soft suede, hides and furs look fabulous draped on a bed, sofa or window seat while light natural wools and Alpine or tartan print patterns look great as curtains or cushion covers providing visual style and texture. Opt for greys, whites, creams or reds or mix and match your items for added detail and cosiness.

When it comes to furnishing an Alpine interior it is all about Wood, Wood, Wood! Rich golden oak will look great among the warm backdrop of your interior space and can be matched to your exposed beams, wall cladding or flooring for a universal tone and style. If you would prefer a more modern and crisp interior style then choose pale wood such as maple, alder and ash for an illuminating furniture finish that gives a Scandinavian feel to your chalet style interior. Choose large and eye-catching items such as a coffee table, dresser, dining table and sideboard in matching wood types to create a rich and inviting interior space that provides a luxury resort finish in the comfort of your own home.

For more fantastic Alpine interior inspiration head over to our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Alpine Interiors or for a diverse and extensive range of furniture that will compliment this look,  our oak furniture collections offer a vast range of styles and finishes to suit all tastes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Create A Shaker Style Interior

When it comes to creating the perfect Shaker style interior always remember that ‘Less is More’. It is the Shaker belief that every item within the home should be practical and functional not simply just for decoration. ‘Beauty rests on utility’ and whilst Shaker interiors may not be adorned with glamorous accessories, each and every item contained within the home is crafted to an extremely precise, perfected standard.

Whilst the feel of Shaker interiors may be simple and minimal, this allows the beauty of the few designs they feature to shine through. Follow these simple steps to achieve this interior look in your own home and don’t forget these looks can be modernised slightly using varying materials and finishes whilst maintaining the original style and appeal of this period.

 

Colour Schemes

Shaker  homes are all about neutrality and nature and the internal colours of the home reflected the beauty and simplicity of their surroundings, Walls were almost always plain white or beige with any additions such as furniture or fabric adopting natural orange and brown tones. The only colour that may be used was in quilting and bed throws and this remained simple and sparse in navy, russet and mustard tones that would not stand out too obviously from the backdrop of the home.

 

Lighting

Lighting and light fixtures were a necessity that did not require any flamboyant design or eye-catching features. Candle holders would be placed on tables and wall sconces would be placed in the darker areas of the home for an ample supply of light. Sconces and  sticks were made from a basic metal such as tin and were left in a rustic state for a rural country look. While candle lit lighting may not be appealing in modern times you can easily recreate this look using metal framed wall lights and candelabra style ceiling lights but ensure that you avoid an over polished look by choosing matt black, antique or distressed metal finishes that will capture the purity and natural beauty of Shaker interior design.

 

 

Fabrics

Shaker fabrics were made from natural sources that were simple to make and simple in appearance. Wool, cotton and linen were the main materials and these would be left in their natural colour state of white and beige for a minimal textural appearance. Colour would be introduced only in quilts and throws which featured uncomplicated shapes and gingham patterns. Denim tones and autumnal hues were used that complimented the simplicity of the decor and furniture. Whilst original Shaker quilts may be a rare and expensive find, reproduction quilts and more colourful prints can now be found in traditional high street stores and will add a splash of visual interest against a neutral interior setting.

 

Storage

Practicality came above style in all aspects of Shaker life and when it came to the home there would be no visual signs of clutter or accessories. Any excess items would be cleverly hidden away in furniture items and wonderfully simplistic Shaker style boxes that could be stacked in a corner or on a cabinet or sideboard for a centralised and neat storage area.  Boxes were an oval design and made using a swallowtail and copper pin construction from natural wood or hide. Opt for natural finishes for a rustic country look or choose more modern painted finishes to add add detail and colour to your interior space.

 

Furniture

Function over fashion was the key to successful shaker style furniture so who would have thought that these days Shaker style designs are extremely ‘fashionable’ in modern home interiors. Traditionally carved from cherry and maple woods each item featured simple and practical designs and plain handles with wardrobes, cabinets and chests being popular items due to their vast storage capabilities. In modern homes this look can be recreated using golden oak or walnut finishes and selecting statement furniture items that fit the look and feel of Shaker homes such as simple slat back chairs, oak benches and dressers that will provide the perfect balance of function and beauty within a modern home.

 

For more ideas on how to create a minimal and naturalistic Shaker interior, head over to our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest -  Shaker Interiors and for a selection of furniture ideas take a look at our extensive Oak and Hardwood furniture collections.

How To Create A Boutique Hotel Bedroom

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

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

 

Colour Schemes

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

 

 

Beds

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

 

Lighting

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

 

Furniture

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

 

Seating

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

 

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

 

How To Create An Urban Home Interior

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

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

 

Colour Schemes

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

 

Storage

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

 

Seating

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

 

 

Lighting

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

 

Furniture

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

 

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

 

How To Create An Art Deco Interior

By the 1930s, there was a surge in the availability of mass produced products meaning that furniture styles and interior accessories that were previously only affordable to the wealthy were now readily available to all.

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    Whilst Art Deco designs kept the natural influences seen during the Art Nouveau period they traded the naturalistic shapes and floral motifs for more bold and striking shapes and designs. With the rise of Hollywood and the glitz and glamour of the movies Art Deco embraced a far more opulent and refined style using luxurious fabrics, mirrors and striking lighting effects.

     

    Colour Palettes

    Luxurious and rich colour schemes were a hugely popular choice during the Art Deco period. new balance 998 homme noir Striking colours such as bold black, silver, gold, red and yellow were often seen together creating a chic yet eye-catching finish. Soft creams, fern greens and oyster were popular in fabrics and upholstery whilst Art Deco accessories usually provided a complimentary yet contrasting colour scheme to the furniture and walls by using illuminating and crisp glass finishes or bold and vibrant colours such as orange and blue to create visual detail and artistic flair within a chosen interior.

     

     

    Fabrics

    Fabrics and upholstery in Art Deco interiors were often left plain as to not divert any attention from the fabulous designs of the furniture and architecture. Neutral colours were ever popular for cushions, curtains and bedding using soft beige and pebble tones that complimented the often dark and bold tones of the interior decor. When pattern was used Geometric prints in a contrasting colour would be adopted that were often naturalistic in nature and would feature a chic repetitive pattern that was a key feature of Art Deco interior design.

     

    Lighting

    Lighting was an ever present and central design in all Art Deco interiors and came in varied designs that would compliment the backdrop of their interior setting. Ceiling lights would feature plates of glass in increasing or decreasing ‘step’ like designs and would be a balance of light glass and dark metal framework for an eye-catching finish. air max 90 pas cher Wall lights were almost always uplighters with a detailed Art Deco patterned sconce and a plain or frosted glass shade for a instantly recognisable period design.

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  • Lamps during this time often featured a delicate female figure that would hold a glass ball shade creating an artistic and sculptural focal point. Glass was very rarely coloured during the Art Deco period, designers instead chose to use frosted, etched or enamelled finishes to create their finished look.

     

    Accessories

    Accessories of the time were complimentary of the natural influences of the period but also provided a contrast against the bold forms of the interior backdrop. Air Jordan 5 Rene Lalique was a huge name in Glassware during the Art Deco period. Marqise Lee – USC Trojans His vases, perfume bottles and wall mounted glass columns were a must have item in any home. His elegant and natural designs looked fabulous against the dark and rich patterns of 1930s interior decor and his designs are still a very popular choice in modern day interior designs.

    Another name that became massively famous during the Art Deco period is Clarice Cliff.

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  • Her hand painted enamel jugs, crockery and vases were a vibrant sight to behold and added a splash of colour to the glamorous yet muted tones of 1930s interior decor. Natural designs such as flowers, trees and leaves adorned many of her designs and her popularity during the time made her a successful career woman which was something that was unheard of during such a male driven time period.

     

    Furniture

    The focus of furniture design during the Art Deco period turned from simple and natural shapes to strong and linear designs that reflected a sense of boldness and glamour. Statement items began to be introduced to homes such as bar cabinets, console tables and wardrobes as an alternative to previous matching suites. nike air max 1 pas cher The ‘stepped’ design is a statement feature of this period and looked particularly amazing on tables and cabinets. Chevrons, geometric shaped and zig zags were patterns that appeared across many designs as they worked equally well with opulent mirrored finishes as well as light veneered wood items to create a light and airy feel in any room of the home.

    Eileen Grey was a well known furniture designer of the Art Deco Period. Goedkoop Adidas NEO Working with wood and lacquer her influences came from designers such as Le Corbusier and and Miles Van Der Rohe. She crafted fabulous geometric designs and innovative styles that featured practical storage space that was hidden and tucked away into linear and visually delightful exteriors.

    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