Posts Tagged ‘Decorating’

Graham and Brown flamingo wallpaper

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
Affordable wallpaper decorating ideas

Funky pink flamingo wallpaper

For a fun and striking wallpaper, how about adding pink flamingos to your wall?

It’s not the first pink flamingo wallpaper we’ve come across, as Cole and Son also do a flamingo design wallpaper, but this one is bold, bright and more suited to a contemporary home.

We love the combination of the deep purple background with the vibrant pink flamingos, but there’s an alternative, paler colour option if you’d prefer.

The flamingo wallpaper is affordably priced at only £18 a roll from Graham and Brown.

ISAK penguin wallpaper

Friday, November 25th, 2011
Cute children's penguin wallpaper

Penguin wallpaper

Maybe we’ve been watching too much Frozen Planet, but we’re rather taken by this penguin wallpaper.

It’s designed by ISAK and printed in a suitably icy turquoise blue (other colour options are available too) and would be perfect for use in a child’s bedroom.

The penguin wallpaper is available for £38.50 per roll from Bodie and Fou.

Skeleton wall stickers for Halloween

Monday, October 24th, 2011
Halloween wall decoration ideas

Skeleton wall sticker

If you’re decorating your home for Halloween, then how about adding a skeleton to the wall?

The Science Museum human skeleton wall sticker comes complete with all the bones (18) you need to make up a skeleton. You can put them together to form one whole piece, or add bits and pieces of bones to different areas of the wall – perfect if a headless skeleton appeals!

The wall sticker comes with full instructions for putting it together and applying it to the wall. It can easily be removed and stored in readiness for use at Halloween next year…unless, perhaps, you’d like a skeleton wall decoration all year round?

The skeleton wall sticker costs £24.99 and can be purchased from The Binary Box.

Erica Wakerly Angles wallpaper

Thursday, August 4th, 2011
Designer wallpaper by Erica Wakerly

Geometic angles wallpaper

If geometric wallpaper is your cup of tea, then here’s a striking design by Erica Wakerly.

The Angles wallpaper is available in three colour options (silver and white, cream and gold and black and gold) but our favourite choice is definitely the silver and white.

Wallpaper samples and rolls of the Angles design, and other papers by Erica, can be purchased from Contemporary Lab.

Mandara contemporary silver tree wallpaper

Thursday, April 7th, 2011
Contemporary home wallpaper design

Silver tree design wallpaper

Decorating your home with wallpaper has become more and more popular of the last few years. Gone are the days of ghastly wallpaper designs – now there are thousands of gorgeous wallpapers to choose from.

If you’re looking for a contemporary wallpaper design and would like to add more light into a room, then a light coloured wallpaper can help achieve that.

One good example is this silver Mandara wallpaper. You’ve still got an effective design – trees – but as the background is beige and the forest of trees are silver, it can help lighten a previously dark wall.

It would look great used for a feature wall in a room, such as the living room, a bedroom or in a hall.

The Mandara wallpaper costs £44.50 per roll and can be purchased from Fabrics and Papers.

For more contemporary wallpaper decorating ideas, check out our previous wallpaper posts, or have a browse of our top 10 contemporary floral wallpapers and top 10 designer wallpapers.

Brim full of Christmas ideas: blog round-up

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

It’s been a bit of a mad week, but we’re beginning to wind down for Christmas now. If you’re in the throes of getting ready for Christmas, whether decorating your home, wrapping presents or making and baking delicious food, then here are some great links and ideas from the blogosphere that we’ve rounded up to help inspire you!

Christmas Home Decorating

If you’ve had enough of shopping for Christmas decorations, then A Thrifty Mrs has a great post on making simple Christmas decorations with oranges.

For ideas on how to style your Christmas table or Christmas tree, these two videos from Pippa Jameson could help.

There are also more table ideas over at Freshome, where they’ve put together some creative centrepieces.

Find out how you can make a Christmas wreath, from this post on Parentdish.

Make It and Mend It have a great step-by-step guide to making curlicue salt dough decorations for your Christmas tree.

And for some super easy decorations, how about this cute snowman idea from Frangipani Decor.

Christmas Food & Drink

The wonderful Chocolate Orange has become a big of a Christmas staple, but if you fancy being creative with yours, then there’s a great recipe on Domestic Sluttery for chocolate orange cookies.

You’ll find lots of great food ideas on Rosa’s Yummy Yums Christmas food ideas post.

For Christmas party drinks, Apartment Therapy have some lovely cocktail ideas.

If you fancy doing something different with potatoes over the Christmas holidays, then Hygge Nook suggests herby parmentier potatoes.

Christmas Wrapping

If you’re looking for inspiration and help to get you through all your Christmas present wrapping (we need it!), then have a look at Wee Birdy, where you can download a whole load of free lovely red and blue Christmas gift tags.

There are more nice holiday tags to be found on Design Sponge and Patchwork Harmony has also written a blog post about Finishing Touches for present wrapping.

What have we missed? If you’re written a relevant Christmas post, or spotted something that we should have included, leave us a comment!

8 of the best red Christmas tree decorations

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

We’ve already looked at the top 10 silver and white Christmas tree decorations, so now it’s time to turn our attentions to the colour red.

Red is a very traditional Christmas colour, but there are plenty of modern and contemporary red Christmas tree deocrations out there for those who prefer to add a modern twist to their seasonal home decorating.

If you’re decorating your home with a red colour scheme this year, or simply want to add one or two additional red decorations to mix with other colours in your Christmas decoration collection, then here are 8 of the best red Christmas tree decorations.

1.Bombki Little Cooper Christmas tree decoration

Bombki designer Christmas decorations

Little Cooper tree decoration

We featured the Little London Christmas baubles by Bombki last year and they’re quirky and unusual. The Little Cooper bauble is handmade from blown glass and decorated with a Union Jack on its roof, to give it a patriotic feel.

The Bombki Little Cooper Christmas bauble comes in a wooden presentation box and costs £15 from Heal’s.

2. Red and white polka dot bauble

Heal's christmas tree decorations

Poka dot bauble

This shiny red Christmas tree bauble is decorated with glittery white polka dots, in Nordic style.

The polka dot bauble is £5 from Heal’s.

3. Red flock stripe bauble

Contemporary home christmas decorations

Flocked bauble

The flock stripe design of this red bauble works really well, especially as the gold stripes and partially flocked design help break the design up, so it’s not all the same intense red colour.

The stripe flock bauble is available in a choice of two sizes – 6cm diameter and 8cm – and costs £2 and £3 each from John Lewis.

4. Red glass hanging bird Christmas tree decoration

Bird trend home decorating


For those that love birds (and we know only too well how popular the bird trend has been in home decorating), this red glass bird is ready to hang on your Christmas tree.

Part of the Rouge range at M&S, the bird has a mirror finish; it’s also part of their 3 for 2 offer, so you could save money when you buy Christmas decorations.

The glass bird tree decoration costs £5 from Marks and Spencer.

5. John Lewis pack of 50 red tree decorations

John Lewis christmas tree decorations

Bumper pack of decorations

If you want to change your usual Christmas tree decorations, introduce a new decorating colour scheme this year or add to an existing collection, then this bumper pack of 50 red Christmas tree decorations is a good buy.

All the pieces coordinate and you get a good mix of shiny and matt red, star shaped decorations, round baubles and long red drops.

The set of 50 red tree decorations is £10 from John Lewis.

6. Gisela Graham glitter shoe hanging decoration

Contemporary Wizard of Oz red glitter shoes decorations

Red shoes

Reminscent of Dorothy’s red shoes in the Wizard of Oz, this glittery red shoe decoration is by Gisela Graham.

Available in a choice of red or white, the glitter shoe hanging decoration is £2.50 from Heal’s.

7. Set of three red hand carved soapstone decorations

Soapstone christmas tree decorations

Soapstone decorations

These three red decorations, that come in a mixed set of a heart, star and Christmas tree design, or three of the same design, are admittedly not cheap. But they are rather nice and a bit unusual to hang on your tree.

Made from soapstone and painted with a block red colour, the decorations are finished off with hand carved snowflake motifs.

The set of three soap stone decorations cost £23 and are available from Fab and Funky.

8. Iconic chair Christmas tree decorations

Modern chair design decorations

Chair decorations, anyone?

For lovers of modern furniture and iconic chair designs, then you can now hang a mini version of your favourite designer chair on your Christmas tree. Available in a choice of two designs – the office chair on the left (complete with cushion) is reminscent of the famous egg chair and the chair on the right resembles the ball chair.

The iconic chair tree decorations are £7.99 each from The Contemporary Home.

Winter trees wall art sticker

Thursday, October 14th, 2010
Fantastic home interior wall sticker featuring trees

Winter trees wall art

If you’ve got a plain wall in your home calling out for some decoration, then using a wall sticker is one of the easiest ways of jazzing it up and creating your own form of wall art.

This stunning winter trees wall sticker set brings an element of nature into the room and here the colours blend in perfectly with the colour of the sofa.

This sticker comes in 10 separate parts – six trees and four birds – so you can get creative and group them together, or use them on separate walls, as you choose.

The wall sticker set is sold by Zazous and is availble from their shop on Bouf.

5 fabulous Halloween home decoration ideas

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

It’s only a few weeks now until Halloween. If you’re hosting a Halloween party, or planning on decorating your home in honour of Halloween, then here are five fabulous ideas for seasonally themed home decorations that could help transform your home.

1. Halloween themed wall stickers

Hauntingly good Halloween home decor wall stickers

Halloween wall stickers

Our love of wall stickers has been well documented on FreshDesignBlog, but have you thought of wall stickers as part of your Halloween decor?

This Halloween wall sticker set from DecoSticks is packed with nine spooky wall stickers that you can use inside your home. The set includes a black cat, spiders, cobweb, pumpkin, bats and black witch wall sticker and costs £19.99.

2. Halloween pumpkin lantern

Ready made Halloween pumpkin lantern light

Metal pumpkin lantern

Save the hassle of trying to carve a pumpkin yourself and buy this metal pumpkin lantern from The Contemporary Home. Perfect for re-using year after year, the lantern is suitable for use with a tea light candle and can be placed in your window on Halloween or used as a table centrepiece at a Halloween party.

The Halloween pumpkin lantern is £16.99.

3. Halloween phantom lights

String Halloween phantom lights around your home

Phantom lights

It’s a bit hard to see these well in the picture, but this string of lights is made up of small phantom figures – perfect for creating a spooky feel in your home for Halloween!

You could hang them in a window, around a door or drape them around any other seasonal decorations you’ve got planned for a Halloween party room.

One string of phantom lights, measuring 13m in total, is £9.50 from M&S.

4. Halloween midnight lace gothic tablecloth

Stylish and tasteful Halloween tablecloth

Midnight lace tablecloth

If you were in any doubt, this stylish lace tablecloth proves that Halloween themed home decorations can be tasteful!

The midnight lace black tablecloth is suitably gothic in style, with cobwebs and pumpkins on it. In order to show off the designs to full  effect, it’s designed to be used over the top of another plainer cloth.

To decorate your table with this cloth, head over to Amazon, where it’s only £9.80.

5. Halloween black fabric for your own home decorating creations

Create your own gothic feel Halloween home interior decor

Black muslin fabric

If you’re keen to get creative and craft your own decorations for you home, then this black muslin fabric is just the job. It would be perfect for creating a Gothic or witchy feel in your home and you can be as creative as you like with it.

Drape the fabric over your curtains to darken the room, hang it over furniture or doors, use it as a floor covering (it will also save your carpet from unwanted spills) or use some of it to make Halloween cushions. Any fabric leftover can be turned into Halloween costumes or saved for another year.

A large piece of black muslin measuring 91cm by 2500cm costs £46.05 from Partybox.

Deal of the Day: 50% off Binary Box wall stickers

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

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The Binary Box do a fantastic range of contemporary wall stickers and, for 36 hours only, they have an amazing 50% off the usual prices.

Choose from a great range of designs, including the Retro Space Invaders (now £9.99), the Eiffel Tower wall sticker (now £15), the Barcode wall sticker (now £12.50), the Falling Leaves Tree wall sticker (now £15), a stylish black chandelier wall sticker (now £12.50) or a fantastic world map wall sticker (now £15).

The deal ends at 11pm on Friday 28th May, so get yours now!

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Memo chalkboard wall sticker

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Funky wall stickers

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