If you’re anything like us, you’ll have been glued to NYFW recently, checking out the hottest trends for SS17. Luckily, there are plenty of trends that double up as beautiful home décor that you can incorporate into your living space as well as your wardrobe!
You’d be forgiven for forgetting about the plot of land that came with your home, so used are we to hiding indoors from the grey clouds and seemingly endless rain showers. As the sun has begun to make a (fairly) regular appearance, you may have recently rediscovered your garden, spending more time outdoors and beginning to make a beautiful outside area to enjoy.
Scented candles and gorgeous summer fragrance needn’t be limited to inside the home and can be used to enhance your garden, adding simple, beautiful touches and creating a soothing, romantic ambience.
In similar form to the kitchen, the living room is often the hub of the home. Although not much living usually occurs. More reclining, snuggling and accidental-napping. Creating a calm and comfortable atmosphere is therefore crucial. You may wish for your living room to be warm in temperature and ambience. Conversely, warmth may conflict with the interior style of your living room. You see, this is the room you can get creative in. This is where you can decorate with fragrance.
In terms of décor, think of your home fragrance as the ribbon tied around a beautifully wrapped gift. Without the ribbon your gift may appear dull and incomplete, less likely to provoke the same level of anticipation for what lies within the packaging. Like the ribbon, home fragrance adds that ‘sparkle’, tying the room together and evoking the mood and feel you wish to create. A cool, natural fragrance can create that beachfront feel to suit the coastal living trend, making you feel as though you’ve relocated to Malibu. Whilst a deep, amber fragrance can set off the grandeur of a Georgian scheme.
You bathe there. You shower there. There’s a sink whose primary function it is to wash your hands and brush your teeth with. Cleaning is a common theme in the bathroom. Endless supplies of water and hygiene products make it the room in the house synonymous with cleanliness. Yet sometimes (quite regularly actually, often more than once a day) this magical cleaning room can smell somewhat… not so clean.
The bedroom. Your sanctuary. The place you go to unwind in. Where you awake after a good night’s rest and relax after a hard day’s work. The room in your home most reflective of your own style and taste. And of course, where the magic happens… sleep.
It’s the room of contradictions. It’s where you require tranquillity and solitude. When the door shuts, it doesn’t just shut out the hallway, it shuts out the world. It’s also where you require a screeching warning siren called an “alarm” to alert you that a new day has begun. As if you didn’t know already, the dog’s been licking your face since 6am and you’ve been plotting revenge on the birds for singing ever since.
You’ll always find me in the kitchen at parties. Mostly because that’s where they’re usually held. Gone are the days when kitchens were used exclusively for cooking, their function purely practical, oh no, we’re now living in the dawn of the trophy kitchen.
This doesn’t mean that we’re no longer using kitchens in the practical sense; it means that the kitchens practicality has expanded. The kitchen is often combined with the living room or dining room (or both), forming an open ‘living space’ rather than just ‘the kitchen’. This living space often acts as the heart and soul of the house, the go-to room where family and guests alike naturally gather.