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Sunny Side up

What better colour to welcome the sunshine into your home than a soft pretty Primrose or bold lemon Yellow?  Yellow is said to produce a warming effect, make us more cheerful and boost our energy and mental activity, so it’s the perfect colour to pep up our homes this season. 

This uplifting and elegant Primrose Yellow will create a welcoming feeling in any room.  To create a country cottage look, accessorise with white accents and lots of fresh flowers.

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This is a softer take on the Yellow trend, although still in keeping with that country look.  We’ve matched this Cherry Blossom floral fabric in Lemon with muted stripes and patterns to create an understated feel.

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Mixing grey with yellow creates a contemporary and subtle look. White and black accessories and pale wooden flooring acts as a cool backdrop bold yellow tones.

 

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Yellow works particularly well with pastel hues.  Pale natural woods and copper accessories finish off the look perfectly whilst giving it a quirky edge.

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Monochrome schemes look great with bursts of yellow, and can brighten a moody dark room.  Mustard shades work well to balance lots of Black and White in a room. 

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Yellow can be a strong colour so it may not work in every home, but if you would like to add a slash of sunshine to your home or discuss any other trends contact Plumbs today, and one of our expert Home consultants will be able to talk you through our huge range of fabrics and colours.

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No Place Like Home

Nordic and Scandinavian Design has been a staple trend for years, and thanks to large furniture outlets such as Ikea, we can guarantee this trend is set to stay.  Think pale beech wood, neutral walls, and crisp clean lines mixed with modern accessories.  This look is all about effortless style, practical furniture and a minimal amount of fuss. 

 White Room

A bright and airy room is the perfect place for this trend.  Natural light streams across the glossy white furniture and flooring, and the light fittings hang perfectly over the main entertaining areas.  The splashes of pattern in different colours and styles give the look a slight thrown together appearance.

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Low furniture is typical of this trend usually in neutral colours and wooden frames.  The large bookshelf stops this look becoming too bare and clinical, as well less serious aspects such as the oversized Basketball seat.

 Citrus

This take on the Scandinavian trend is slightly more liveable, due to the soft furnishings and curtains.  A citrus accent colour has also been used to liven up the colour scheme.

 Bedroom

The bedroom is a great place to incorporate this trend, as we usually crave calming colours and minimal fuss when we unwind.  We love the white washed walls and unfinished style of this room.

You don’t need to spend a fortune to achieve this look as less is often more when accessorising the Scandinavian trend.  A few well thought out, higher quality pieces of bespoke bedroom furniture will stand out more against cool neutral walls.  You could even transform the furniture you already own with sofa covers or reupholstery in simple quality upholstery fabrics.

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Beautiful Botanicals

Like all areas of design, trends eventually come back around and the Botanicals trend has come back bigger and stronger than ever.  Pretty flowers and plants, incorporated with butterflies and birds are set to take over our walls and accessories this spring and summer, to give a welcome break from masculine looks that have dominated interior design over the winter months. 

There is a variety of ways to achieve this look, such as wallpaper, art, plants, and accessories so this look is perfect for everyone. 

Plants & Flowers

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This look is a restrained and subtle take on the trend, using only a few green plants and moss green bottles and vases.  The distressed mini step ladder makes an interesting side table and matches the flaking walls perfectly.  These aspects have been contrasted beautifully with a simple Aubergine coloured chair and pretty scatter cushions.

 

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The mix of pretty botanical wallpaper and industrial edged furniture adds a modern twist and stops this style looking too chintzy.

Birds

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The days of flying ducks on walls may have gone but birds are defiantly still around to stay.  You’ll find them on walls, curtains, and scatters in bold summer hues and patterns.

Butterflies

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Butterflies have been around in interior design for some time now, with many designers using motifs in prints and wallpaper, even well-known artists such as Damien Hurst have been known to use these pretty insects in their work. The strong turquoise and bold blue colours of these butterflies would work well on muted walls, or you could try a bright wallpaper to create a striking feature wall.

Retro

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This bold take on the botanicals trend is much more retro.  The measuring beaker used as a vase takes the trend a step further whilst adding a light-hearted twist to the overall look.  These bold clashing colours and patterns may not be for everyone but they certainly make a statement.

Elegant

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A full on yet sophisticated take on the trend using shades of green and dark woods.

 Tropical

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This look has taken the bold yellows, reds and greens, typical of the botanical trend but contrasted them with lots of deep purples and mauves.  Although quite dark, this look still has that distinct tropical look of the botanicals trend.

Whether you’re looking to create a look that’s retro inspired or pretty and floral, the botanicals trend can work perfectly for you, why not start by adding a few scatters or bold artwork to refresh your home

If you would like give your furniture an update with reupholstery or sofa covers, in designs including like this trend, contact Plumbs today for a FREE no obligation quotation.

 

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Go Graphic with Geometrics

Geometric patterns are one of the most versatile and biggest trends this year.  You can create a range of different looks from modern to retro, depending on the scale of the pattern and the colours used within your look.  We thought we’d take a look at some of the best patterns out there and how to co-ordinate them into your home.

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Two of our newest fabrics, these beautiful geometric prints, by Linwood have given this trend a distinctively retro feel.  These fabrics work especially well on 60’s and 70’s inspired furniture, but can also be contrasted with a few interesting modern accessories to keep this look up-to- date.

Grey Wallpaper

This cool grey wallpaper is a modern take on the geometrics trend. The angular pattern works well when contrasted with natural woods, and contemporary chrome accessories.

Indian 

The soft earthy browns and teal greens of these prints gives the geometric pattern an Indian influence.  This timeless fabric would look great teamed with metallic accessories and splashes of reds and oranges to really carry the Indian theme through.

Bedspread 

The busy and colourful geometric print of this bed spread contrasts beautifully with the cold, white brick walls.  The miss match of prints on the scatter cushions adds a slight Aztec feel to this look, and the bold reds, yellows, and oranges also makes this fabric perfect for Spring/Summer.

 Bold Chair

This chair has been reupholstered in a handmade vintage fabric in a geometric print in vivid colours.  This bold one of a kind chair would make a great statement piece in a neutral and contemporary room.

Mirror 

If bold prints aren’t your thing, then how about a geometric piece of furniture or an angulated accessory?  This stunning mirror would work in most decors and will bounce light around a room beautifully.

This trend is something everyone can work with in their home, whether you want to cover a whole wall in a strong and colourful pattern, or use a few scatter cushions to brighten up a piece of tired furniture.

If you would help incorporating prints into your home, through reupholstery or sofa covers contact Plumbs today for a FREE no obligation quotation from one of our expert Home Consultants.

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