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Infographic: What Goes With What

With a full room to decorate, we always say that it’s best to start with one piece of inspiration. Whether that’s a colour, a texture or a pattern swatch you love, use that as your base.

But what goes with what? What colours will complement your fur rug; what pattern will make your cool blue walls feel warmer?

Well, that’s where we come in. Introducing the Plumbs What Goes With What infographic…

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Infographic: British Homes Through the Ages

It’s been over 50 years since Plumbs first opened for business. Today, life in Britain is virtually unrecognisable – and so are our homes. We’ve seen more than our fair share of trends come and go, and we’ve noticed that our interior choices always reflect the times much more than we think. Design trends are as influenced by cultural change as by designers themselves.

Another thing we’ve noticed is how our sofas have remained the nucleus of our living areas. We’ve watched generations grow up on the same one, and have seen what a great source of nostalgia they are in British homes.

British Design Through the ages

Our infographic aims to demonstrate two observations: it’s a recap of the last 7 decades of interior design, and how one sofa can stay at the centre of the family home with just a few changes to keep it updated. Which decade is your favourite? And what does your family sofa mean to you? Leave a comment below!

 

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Trend Alert: Clever Copper

Copper has been everywhere in interior design over the last year or so and its popularity doesn’t appear to wavering.  The trend is even taking over our high street stores from light fittings to kitchen utensils and bathroom fixtures. 

Why is this trend so popular?

Stainless steel has been the staple metal of choice in our homes for many years, and so it was difficult to imagine another metallic becoming so popular, however the glamour, grandeur and versatility of Copper has helped propel this hue into our homes.

How to use incorporate the Copper trend into your home?

Whether beaten, aged or shiny, this warm metallic tone is perfect for any season and works well with both vibrant and neutral colour schemes. Team with grey and white for a calm and contemporary feel, dusty pastels for a playful feminine feel, or for an intense and moody vibe - deep indigo blues.

Here are some of my best copper finds..

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 This colour also looks great on the walls; take a look at the Colour Predictions blog we posted towards the beginning of the year looking at Dulux’s colour of the Year – Copper Orange.

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Trend Alert: Soft Summer Florals

As we approach the summer months, now is the perfect time to incorporate some soft and subtle florals into your home. 

These delicate designs work well in a colour palette of soft pastel shades like the duck egg blues and muted greens (as shown below). When shopping for accessories be on the lookout for pretty wildflower motifs, and try to buy objects in varying sizes to create a layered look.  Mixing different floral patterns can help create that meadow feel, yet still give you an overall co-ordinated look.

Take a look at some of my fabulous floral finds…

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