Our new collection is rich with texture. Soft, hard, sophisticated, rustic – it’s all there. One of our top tips for decorating your home is to embrace different textures, to create a tactile home that feels both stylish and cosy. Combining different textures can have just as much impact as playing with colour in your home. If you prefer a more minimal look and aren’t into bright colour, play with texture instead to create an interesting aesthetic. To help you to plan the materials to use in your home, here are five textures and materials that we especially love this season.
Wooden furniture helps to make your home feel warm and cosy during the winter, but also feels soft and cool during the warmer months. We love how wooden sideboards, drinks cabinets and tables add both tone and texture to a room, and can be paired with other materials such as metal or concrete to create different looks. Wood-framed chairs and wooden stools are constant favourites in our collections, especially when layered with sheepskins or blankets to create cosy little nooks in your home.
Our favourite fabric! Velvet may be considered ‘on trend’ at the moment, but we’ve been selling velvet sofas for several years now and their appeal shows no sign of waning. We particularly love combining velvet with vibrant colour, and our mustard, pink, green and blue velvet sofas have all proved to be best-sellers. If you want to add velvet to your home but are looking for a more subtle take on the trend, try one of our new velvet lamps.
Adding one of two pieces of glass to a room adds a certain elegance. Even if we’re going for a more rustic look, we’d still add a couple of glass accessories just for a little bit of contrast. One of our glass bell jars, a glass & brass lantern or a recycled glass jug are all great ideas for adding glass to a room in a more subtle way. If you’re striving for a more contemporary and sophisticated look, our glass-topped side tables and console tables can be styled towards your own personal taste.
The metal of the moment, timeless brass has stepped into the space previously held by the more trend-led copper. If you love this look, brass-edged side tables and coffee tables are the perfect way to introduce the metal into your home without being overwhelming. We also love the look of placing brass decorative objects on shelves and surfaces, to add a little bit of glam into your home. There are many pieces available that combine brass & glass, making it easy to introduce two complementary materials at once.
Harking back to Seventies bohemian style, rattan is everywhere at the moment. Yes, it is a trend-led material, but rattan, wicker and bamboo pieces have been floating around in various guises for so many years that we don’t see the trend fizzling any time soon. If you’re looking to make an impact, our rattan hanging chair is a great statement piece, but small storage baskets, lampshades and planters are all simple ways of adding a more subtle touch of the trend to your home.