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Tropical Brights

From parrots to palm trees this trend is sure to brighten up your home!

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This palm tree wallpaper creates a strong style statement when teamed with accessories in co-ordinating colours and a mix of wood finishes.  These Eames inspired Eiffel DSW chairs shown here in Blue are one of the must have pieces for the year and work with almost any trend.


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This wall mural is more toned down than some of the tropical style wallpapers we’ve seen.  This look is kept very natural with the rustic style table and chairs and plants.

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Scatter cushions are great if you don’t want to redo your whole room, and are easily changeable when you want to update the look.  We love this deep blue cushion with bright bold parrot and floral motif.

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Ok, so pineapple ornaments may be a throwback to the seventies, but this is a much more sophisticated way to incorporate the trend.  You can find accessories like these in block colours quite easily but if you would like to add your own touch why not spray paint the bottom and fade upwards like the one above.

This trend is all about being daring with colour and patterns so can be a little daunting for most.  We would suggest keeping these bold prints and colours to cushions, throws, artwork, and accessories in order to match to your upholstery.  If you would like any help with updating any fabrics in your home, a Plumbs Home Consultant will be able to advise on the best options for you, all in the comfort of your own home and for free.


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Inspired by Wimbledon

Inspired by the outfits of Wimbledon, we’ve put together some of the best all White home decors we could find…

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With an all-white colour scheme you need to be creative when accessorising in order to add texture and interest.  Faux fur throws, soft lighting and thick rugs will add warmth and cozyness to the room, whilst art and plants, will add some character.  If all white is too daunting then try incorporating some black fabrics and accessories, as a monochromatic style can look just as chic!

If you would like any help giving your home a refresh, contact Plumbs today for a FREE no obligation quote from one of our expert Home Consultants.


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Exotic Interiors

It’s that exciting time of year when most of us are eagerly anticipating our Summer holidays.  However if you’re not off abroad this year, we’ve collated a range of looks that will take you right back to your favourite holiday memories!

Modern Moroccan

Moroccan design is all about strong colours and eclectic accessories.  Think intricate woodwork, Gold and Copper accents, and jewelled tones.  To make this look work in your home, I suggest keeping to one or two colours throughout the scheme.

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French Chic

French style is all about soft whites, antique furniture and an abundance of florals.   This style will work well in all types of homes, but is more suited to a country cottage type setting.  This look can be achieved by renovating existing tired furniture, simply by painting white and distressing. 

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African Influences

Natural materials are a strong theme throughout African design.  Wood, stone, and animal skins are typical trends found in this part of the world.  To recreate a similar look at home keep fabrics neutral, go for dark and imperfect wooden furniture (such as stools and coffee tables), and accessorise with artefacts.

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White walls and linens keep the Grecian look fresh and by adding patterns or ‘keys’ around borders (cushions and rugs work particularly well) you can create a visually interesting look.  Although Blue and White are the most popular colour combination when we think of Greece, a monochrome look can achieve the same look but with a modern twist.

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Going global when looking for interior design inspiration gives us a huge amount of styles, colours and trends to choose from.  You may want to think back to previous holidays and where you’ve felt most comfortable, or be inspired by somewhere you’ve always dreamed of visiting. 

If you would like help creating an exotic new look, contact Plumbs today and one of our expert Home Consultants will talk you through our range of furniture fabrics, curtains, and blinds.


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If You Go Down Into The Woods Today

Towards the end of 2013, interior design had taken a trip into the woodlands.  Foliage prints and wallpapers, natural woods, and animal motifs crept into interior design magazines and homes and this design trend is set to carry through into this year and be bigger than ever.

Taking inspiration from nature is perfect if you want to mix classic designs with quirky and interesting pieces.  You can achieve this look in varying degrees either by adding a few accessories or upcycling some pieces you already own, such as benches, sofas and chairs.  A relatively neutral colour scheme of crisp White, deep Browns, and Greens helps complement bolder pieces and indulgent fabrics.



The natural colours of this beautiful check wool fabric (Skye in Heather) evokes thoughts of long walks in the woods, roaring fires and help bring out the dark wooden features of furniture such as this stunning reupholstered Wing back chair.  This fabric suits the rustic accessories of the image above such as chunky wooden furniture and aged candle holder, to really let the fabric stand out I would keep the walls neutral and use natural flooring


Scatter cushions are probably the quickest and easiest way to achieve this trend on a budget.  Depending on your sofa and décor you can choose bolder styles or keep it simple with black and white prints such as this wolf design.  Scatter cushions like this work beautifully when paired with faux fur throws in inviting Mink hues.  

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Faux Stag heads are a huge trend at the moment whether on prints like this scatter cushion or as decorative art such as this green and white piece.  You can pick up items in varying styles and colours, so will fit in to most decors.


These wall stickers are great if you don’t want to commit to wallpaper as they’re easy to apply, usually quite inexpensive and can be removed when you want try something new.  Choose one wall to feature on and keep all other wall art and shelving to a minimum so draw attention to your design.

If you would like any help updating your furniture contact us today for a FREE no obligation quote, and your local Home Consultant will talk you through a range of fabrics and co-ordination options.



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