Get their look: Natural cosy corner

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Every home should have a few quiet cosy corners. Those precious spaces to sneak off to – perhaps to work or read a book. This one is light & bright, simply decorated with natural colours and materials.

This restful space in Sioux Falls, South Dakota belongs to Oksana Silchuk and her young family. Check out her Instagram feed for more pared back inspiration (link above).

  1. Rattan hanging chair
  2. Macramé wall hanging
  3. Concrete table lamp with textile cable and vintage Edison bulb
  4. ALSEDA banana fibre stool
  5. Console table

Get their look: Natural cosy corner | H is for Home

How to create a stylish bachelor pad

How to create a stylish bachelor pad

Do you want to create a sleek and stylish home to complement your lifestyle? We’re going to show you how to put your money to good use by offering interior design tips that can transform your home. Read on for advice on how to create a stylish bachelor pad.

Bedroom with emerald green wall

Pick the perfect colour scheme

Bachelor pads are commonly full of dramatic blacks, sophisticated navy, or a cool grey hue. Yet, you don’t have to follow the typical colour palettes to create a stylish interior design. For example, you can stick with the common bachelor pad colours whilst incorporating brighter shades, such as emerald green or crimson red.

Man reclining on a sofa reading a magazine

The sofa

The sofa is undoubtedly where you’ll spend most of your time within the home. You must therefore ensure that it’s not only stylish, but comfortable, too. We therefore encourage you to think carefully about how you’ll use your sofa. What you do in your downtime should determine the sofa style you choose. For instance, individual armchairs are great for gamers, whilst a corner sofa is perfect for bachelors who love to put their feet up when watching a film or Netflix.

Open plan sitting room with L-shaped sofa

A sleek TV and stand

Impress your friends with a sleek flat-screen TV that will provide the ultimate viewing experience to watch a big game. You can also take your home’s style to the next level by choosing stylish, modern TV stands, which should complement your sofa, flanking furniture and colour scheme.

Man's bedroom with clothes rack and tall plant

A contemporary bedroom

The bedroom is more than an area to rest your sleepy head. It’s one of the most personal spaces within the home, as it will house your most precious belongings, such as keepsakes, clothing and photos. You must therefore invest both time and money into creating a comfortable, modern space that will welcome you home, whilst also impressing your guests.

Of course, the bed is the biggest focal point within the bedroom, which is why you must select the right style for your interior and comfort. Don’t underestimate the importance of bedding, either. Never settle for cheap bed linens that can impact your style and sleep. Instead, opt for luxury bedding that will accentuate your contemporary bed and décor.

Apartment with artwork on shelves and on the wall

Hang artwork on your walls

Express your personality across your home through beautiful works of art. The artwork will add a splash of refinement to your bachelor pad, as it will show off your cultural side. If you’re on a tight budget, incorporate famous prints into a beautiful frame, or develop an appreciation by browsing beautiful works of art from local painters.

Model vehicle toy collection

Incorporate memorabilia across the home

Are you a movie buff? Love music? Class yourself as a big sports fan? Prove how much you love a film, band, or team by incorporating cool memorabilia across your home. For instance, you can frame movie posters, vintage sports shirts and album covers to hang onto your wall, or can display figurines or props in a group.

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Get their look: Four-poster bedroom

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One of the most sure-fire ways to give a bedroom a bit of pizazz is investing in a four-poster bed. This four-poster bedroom is living proof. It’s the property of fellow lifestyle blogger, Rohini Wahi whose website is The Beat That My Heart Skipped.

It’s a very stylish space, combining contemporary furnishings with vintage touches very successfully. The bed is the star of the show – complimented perfectly by the mid century style sideboard and bedside table in similar wood tones.

As you can see, I’m still having a bit of a love affair with yellow in interiors; this particular shade on the wall is India Yellow by Farrow & Ball.

  1. Copper industrial pendant
  2. Flowers in a Vase with Shells and Insects by Balthasar van der Ast
  3. Belgrave side table with drawer
  4. Farrow & Ball India Yellow No.66 Matt Estate emulsion paint
  5. Cushion cover
  6. Kaleidoscope bedspread
  7. Solid oak vintage long sideboard
  8. Amsterdam solid teak 160 x 200 king-size four-poster bed

Get their look: Four-poster bedroom | H is for Home

Price Points: Homeware textiles with tassels

Homeware textiles with tassels | H is for Home

If you don’t have a massive budget and want to add some decorative touches to a room, a few tassels or pom-poms are a quick and easy solution.

There’s a huge variety of homewares that can be given the tassel treatment – curtains to cushions, bedspreads to beanbags.

Tassels can be pared back & natural or colourful & fun. They work with lots of different styles; from luxe to ethnic, modern to classical.

  1. Metallic key tassel – silver/gold: £2.49, Terry’s Fabrics
  2. Pocah multicoloured cotton cushion 45 x 45cm: £45.89 Maisons du Monde
  3. Selina table runner: £118.00, Anthropologie

Get their look: Industrial style utility room

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For most people, doing the laundry is a chore at the best of times. However, I’d do my washing, drying and ironing with a smile on my face if this industrial style utility room belonged to me!

It’s practical, light and roomy – you could swing a duvet cover, never mind a cat. If you have the space, a separate and – in the case above – matching washing machine and dryer are especially handy… especially if there are lots of people (and therefore, dirty laundry) in the household. It can halve the time that wash day takes!

The monochrome décor is lifted with copper highlights in the pendant lights, worktop planters and beautiful laundry basket.

  1. Hanging ball glass terrariums with airplants
  2. Premier Jasper wide pendant light in copper
  3. Ampersand print poster
  4. Roger Lascelles 36cm French château wall clock
  5. Large copper wire basket
  6. Artificial cactus in metallic pot
  7. Miele WMH121WPS free-standing washing machine
  8. Miele TMG840WP tumble dryer

Get their look: Industrial style utility room | H is for Home

Price Points: Jungle style

Jungle style interior ideas | H is for Home

A theme that’s gaining in popularity at the moment is jungle style. Sometimes you just want to open your front door and step into a fantasy world – at least some of us that live in a cold, rainy Pennine valley do!

I really like a rainforest vibe; it’s relaxing, exotic and fun. You can easily set the mood with sound – a recording of soft rain falling on to broad-leaved trees, fast-moving waterfalls and the shrill of cicadas… We sometimes play soothing rainforest soundscapes via Spotify through our Sonos speakers to help us fall asleep.

A feature wall papered with a bold jungle print helps bring a tropical vibe to a room. Dot a few big architectural houseplants such as palms, ferns and rubber plants around the room and it’s almost like being in the Amazon!

I just love these playful lights – available in black or white – of monkeys striking different poses. A group of these simian pranksters would make a brilliant talking point!

  1. Authentic Natural Sounds – Rainforest (1 track on 1 CD): £2.19, musicMagpie
  2. Savuti Dark Petrol Multi wallpaper: £80 per roll, wallpaperdirect
  3. Seletti monkey light: from £169, Amazon