Colour Trend – Baby Blue

Baby blue colour palettes are no longer confined to children’s bedrooms and baby boy’s nurseries. louboutin flat sandals This pale and pleasant colour tone has long been used in period style interior designs and its versatility has transcended time to become one of the hottest contemporary colour choices of 2014.

 

The chalky hues of this tranquil colour tone look wonderful in a wide range of interior settings and work equally well with traditional and minimal home designs.

 

Colour Palettes

Baby blue is a wonderful colour choice as it looks perfectly at home alongside illuminating neutral tones and rich dark hues. It can be teamed with dark mahogany furniture for a period style design or can be partnered with fresh white painted furniture for a perfect summer look. mu legend items for sale Nike Air Max 1 Femme This colour is a key feature in nautical interior designs and creates a perfect laid back setting in bedrooms and living room areas. New Balance 1300 homme Baby blue tones look great in a complimentary pastel coloured interior for a tropical look that is bang in trend this summer season. Nike Air Zoom Pegasus Opt for baby blue, candy pink and orange for a fabulous holiday feel .

 

 

Textiles

Textiles are a perfect way of creating aesthetically pleasing focal points that are easy on the eye as well as providing textural appeal within your interior space. Baby blue curtains, rugs and throws are an ideal way of introducing this colour choice into your interior and are a great way of breathing a breath of fresh air into an otherwise neutral space. ugg classic mini Baby blue cushions look great scattered across a sofa or bed area and can be arranged in complementary and contrasting tones and patterns for a muted yet eye-catching ‘zone’ of colour.

 

 

Accessories

Baby blue accessories can be seamlessly added to your current interior colour palette to add a pop of colour within your home. T-shirts tech short sleeve Nike Air Huarache Femme Rose Their light and calming colour will create a tranquil and relaxed atmosphere in any room of your choice. A simple vase, ornament or bowl can transform an otherwise bare table, sideboard or mantelpiece whilst a shimmering and illuminating wall mirror will create a complimentary and calming ambiance that will add a focal point to a pale or dark painted feature wall. nike tn femme noir Rococo and baroque designs work really well with this colour tone as well as vintage and shabby chic style accessories.

 

 

 

Furniture

Painted furniture makes a wonderful alternative to the traditional painted feature wall and can create focalised areas of colour within your home interior. This elegant colour works really well on shabby chic furniture items and particulary classic dressers, bedsides and dining tables. louboutin soldes Vintage style interiors as well as regency designs look fabulous with the addition of a baby blue painted design.

5 Best Striped Interior Accessories

This seasons must have pattern is a classic and timeless design that can be seamlessly incorporated into both traditional and contemporary interiors – Stripes.

With their simple yet stylish print, striped accessories are becoming an increasingly popular choice with budding interior designers. From bright and vibrant candy colour schemes to chic and sophisticated monochrome styles we have put together 5 of our favourite stripy accessories that will add a splash of style to any room in your home.

For more stylishly striped interior ideas and all original images, take a peak at our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Striped Interiors.

 

1. Bedding

Striped bedding has long been a popular choice in home interiors due to its simplicity and versatility. From bold, wide prints to dainty and chic pinstripe designs, striped bedding will add a stylish and sophisticated ambiance to any home interior. Opt for traditional monochrome for a slick and simple splash of pattern or opt for white and navy stripes for a more coastal or nautical interior theme. If your’e a lover of colour then striped pattern bedding looks wonderful in an array of pastel tones or vivid stripes for a pop of colour that will create a focal point in your bedroom area.

 

 

 

2. Cushions

Cushions are the perfect way to add a dash of pattern into a living room or bedroom area and can transform even the plainest of interiors into a haven of stylish stripes. You can add a simple scattering of striped cushions to a plain sofa, chair or bed, or layer your striped cushions onto a complimentary or contrasting striped seat for a blast of pattern that is sure to create a centerpiece within your interior space. Monochrome colour palettes work wonderfully in grey, white and colourful interiors, whilst bold and colourful tones will brighten up any neutral or minimal interior decor.

 

 

 

3. Curtains

Striped curtains make a great focal point against a plain painted interior and make a fantastic alternative to a wallpapered or painted feature wall. From subtle grey, beige and earthy tones to bold monochrome and brightly coloured palettes, striped curtains are sure to make an eye-catching impact on any home interior. Opt for wide or narrow horizontal stripes to open out narrow windows or patio doors or choose slimline vertical stripes to elongate short or small window areas.

 

 

 

4. Rugs

A carefully selected striped rug can also make a great alternative to a striped wallpaper or feature wall. Available in a wide range of sizes and colour schemes you really will be spoiled for choice in making your selection. Candy striped rugs look great in bedrooms, bathrooms and dressing room areas whilst nautical navy and masculine monochrome will add a splash of sophistication to any living room or dining room area. Try co-ordinating your rug to your cushions and curtains for a complimentary burst of pattern within your chosen interior.

 

 

 

5. Seating

A warm a cosy occasional chair, window seat or chaise lounge can add the perfect finishing touches to any interior design. With such a vast selection of seating options available you can tailor your choice to your exact needs and requirements. Bold striped prints make a great upholstery selection in a plain or neutral painted home interior and look particularly eye-catching in a study, library or dressing room area. From pastel tones to black and white; striped occasional seating makes a focal point in any interior setting. You can partner your seating with a complimentary set of striped or plain cushions for an added splash of luxurious style.

 

 

 

Get the Look – Coastal Living

Sun, sand and style…you can sit back relax in a sumptuous summer interior with the latest interior trend – Coastal Living. Cool and calming colours and a blend of nautical tones and accessories are the key to achieving a stunning seaside look in your home this summer season.

Just follow these simple and stylish steps to create a beach front haven in your home.

Original images and ideas for this look can be found on our latest Pinterest board Pinterest- Coastal Living

Accessories

The perfect coastal interior is all about getting the right accessories! Telescope accessory. Seaside nik naks, wall art and cushions will transform any home into an authentic beach front retreat. Why not become a beachcomber for the day and head to your local beach or take a long coastal walk on your next holiday and collect some shells, pebbles and driftwood that make simple and natural accessories. Plush cushions and throws make a great contrast against the wood and stone finishes that suit the nautical look whilst a large seaside art print can create a window-like scene in your interior (perfect for city dwellers).

 

Colours

When choosing the colours for your coastal interior there really is a wide range of shades and hues to suit all tastes. Traditional shabby chic coastal interiors look wonderful when teamed with cool, crisp tones such as duck egg blue, white, lilac and lemon that create a serene and peaceful interior ambiance. To capture the traditional nautical theme then opt for classic red, white and blue colours and strong striped patterns for a pop of eye-catching colour. Painted Furniture, wall boards and flooring will capture the beach hut feel and provide a chilled out space to sit and relax.

Ship Ahoy!

If your idea of coastal living is more about the high seas than seashells and sunbathing, then opt for ship themed interiors for that luxury yacht ambiance that will make you fell like Captain of your home. Stylish Porthole mirrors and clocks make a focal point in any interior whilst ships wheels, compasses, flag bunting and life belts can make a great alternative to traditional artwork. You could also update your seating options with canvas style, deckchair seating or a sumptuous captains chair for stylish and comfortable relaxation.

 

So grab those sunglasses, slip on your flippers and use your telescope to fish for some fabulous coastal furniture and accessories that will transform your interior into a calm and serene setting for all the family.