Posts Tagged ‘Next’

Glass bauble Christmas lights

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
Unusual Christmas home lighting ideas

Glass bauble lights

There are loads of lovely Christmas lights available, but if you want to combine something decorative with a lighting option, then these bauble lights are ideal.

These pretty gold lights are shaped like Christmas baubles and are fitted with LED battery operated lights.

As far as lights go, they are delicate as they’re made of glass, so need to be hung and handled with care. You could use them on a Christmas tree, where the 2-in-1 bonus would mean you don’t need heaps of other decorations, or you could use them to light up your living room or hallway.

The string of glass bauble lights measure 180cm long in total and are £12 from Next.

Next brick wall design wallpaper

Friday, September 7th, 2012
Affordable textured wallpaper brick wall

Brick design wallpaper

Textured effect wallpapers, like the log cabin stacked wood mural we featured recently, are all the rage at the moment.

If it’s a brick wall effect you’re after, then here’s a great wallpaper design that’s super affordable.

The bricks wallpaper is from Next and helps create the effect of a well worn textured brick wall.

As you’d expect with a normal wall, some of the bricks look more worn than others, with pale shades running through them, whilst others have darker patches. Compared to some other similar wallpapers, these bricks have got just the right balance of colour to create a realistic brick wall effect.

The brick wallpaper is ideal for creating a feature wall – a whole room papered in this might be too much. At only £15 a roll from Next, it’s not going to break the bank if you want to give it a try!

Next cream food processor: under £50

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
Affordable food processor

Cream food processor

One of the kitchen appliances I’ve never owned is a food processor.

Every now and again – and usually prompted by a recipe that only gives instructions for making it with a food processor – I think about buying one, but am usually put off by the price and the worry that it won’t get used enough to justify paying that much for it.

But having come across this cream food processor at Next, which seems remarkably well priced and has some good reviews, I’m tempted.

It looks a reasonable size (three litre bowl), but still compact enough to not take up masses of room in a cupboard, and it’s a nice design.

The cream food processor is £45 from Next.

Do you have a food processor and, if so, do you use it a lot? I’d love to hear your food processor recommendations!

Next red and white spot kettle and toaster

Thursday, January 26th, 2012
Fresh design modern kitchen appliances

Liven up your kitchen appliances

The new range of kitchen appliances at Next includes some lively options, like this red and white spot kettle and toaster.

The kettle is a lovely pyramid shape, with a cordless base and a capacity of 1.8 litres.

The two slice toaster coordinates perfectly, with a matching red and white spot design.

Both items are in stock at Next, with the pyramid kettle priced at £32 and the toaster at £22.

There are other similar small kitchen appliances available, including a range with a cream heart design, more spotty pieces and lots of vibrant colours.

Purple plum Christmas tree and decorations from Next

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
Modern and contemporary plum purple xmas tree decorations

Purple Christmas tree

For a vibrant Christmas tree and festive decorating scheme for a contemporary home, how about opting for a rich plum?

This striking purple Christmas tree and coordinating decorations are all from Next and are a great starting point for a plum theme.

The six foot artificial Christmas tree is two tone and comes with a metal stand. It’s £60.

Many of the decorations are affordable, so won’t break the bank. For example, a set of 50 assorted shatterproof tree baubles in shades of lilac and purple costs £10.

The mini glitter trees, seen on the mantlepiece, come as a set of five and double up as name place card holders that you can use on a dining table. They’re only £6 for a set of five.

Various other purple themed decorations are available too, including the plum flock stags (£12 for 2).

Update Nov 2012: For more gorgeous purple Christmas ideas, check out our new post on the best purple contemporary Christmas trees.

Affordable wallpaper: 12 wallpapers under £20

Friday, July 8th, 2011

We know how much you love decorating with wallpaper, yet sometimes it can seem like an expensive option. Whilst some designer wallpapers do cost a lot, there are plenty of other choices that are more affordable.

To help you save money and decorate your home, we’ve rounded up 12 affordable wallpaper designs costing under £20 per roll (okay, so there’s one that costs exactly £20 too, but we couldn’t resist popping that design in!).

1. Arthouse Jazz Teal wallpaper

Stylish affordable Arthouse wallpaper

Under £8 per roll!

This Arthouse Jazz wallpaper in a pale teal and cream colourway is a real bargain at only £7.99 per roll from Wallpaper Central. It’s available in other colours too.

2. Graham and Brown Curvy Paintable wallpaper

White textured affordable wallpaper

Part of the Graham and Brown Superfresco paintable range, this curvy wallpaper comes in white and has a lovely curvy textured design. For a neutral look, put up the white paper as it is, or transform it into another colour by adding paint. At only £10 per roll from Very, you can’t go wrong.

3. Next Green Seed Pod wallpaper

Affordable wallpaper from Next

Seed pod wallpaper

This green seed pod design wallpaper from Next is £15 per roll.

4. Coloroll Havana green stripe wallpaper

Stylish and affordable contemporary wallpaper

Fresh green wallpaper

This Coloroll Havana green wallpaper, which is part of the Tequila collection, features a fresh and zingy stripe design which would brighten up a dull room. It’s only £9.98 per roll from Wallpaper Direct.

5. Swirly damask wallpaper

Dramatic feature wall wallpaper

Damask wallpaper

This dramatic black swirly damask wallpaper has a luxurious feel to it, yet it only costs £18 from Next. Use it to create a feature wall in your home.

6. Graham and Brown Serene wallpaper

Affordable floral wallpaper

Serene floral wallpaper

This simple and elegant monotone Serene wallpaper features an oriental orchid design. It’s £19 per roll from Very.

7. Albany Birds of a Feather wallpaper

Stylish and quirky birds of a feather wallpaper

Birdy wallpaper

This fun and quirky Birds of a Feather wallpaper, with its hint of British flavour, just squeezes into this category, as it costs exactly £20 per roll from Wallpaper Direct.

8. British Design Talent City Scape wallpaper

Affordable designer British wallpaper

Cityscape wallpaper

This contemporary black and white city scape wallpaper costs £19.98 per roll from B&Q.

9. Albany Linen lilac wallpaper

Linen effect wallpaper with texture
Linen effect wallpaper

Perfect for those occasions when you’d like colour and texture on your walls, but don’t want an overpowering pattern, this lilac wallpaper from Albany is designed with an effective linen weave effect. It costs £13.99 from Wallpaper Direct.

10. Stone Effect wallpaper

Create a stone wall look in your home

Create a wall of 'stone'

This stone effect wallpaper was already affordable at £19.99 per roll, but has an extra few pounds off in the Leekes sale, making it even more of a good buy. Great for creating a natural stone effect in a room, without much hard work.

12. Kelly Hoppen Hicks wallpaper

Designer Kelly Hoppen wallpaper

Geometric wallpaper

Part of Kelly Hoppen’s range of contemporary wallpapers with texture, this Hicks design wallcovering is in taupe, charcoal and silver and costs £19.95 per roll from B&Q.

Beatrice mini stacked base lamp from Next

Monday, February 21st, 2011
Small stacked base table lamp from Next

Stacked base style lamp

The stacked base style of lamps continues to be popular, but if you don’t have a huge budget available, you can still get the look without breaking the bank.

This small Beatrice lamp would be suitable for use on a table in the lounge or a bedside table.

It’s available in clear (neutral), which is perfect for going in any room, or a deep teal blue shade for a touch of dramatic colour.

The mini lamp is affordably priced at only £28 from Next.

Next Jacuzzi Asti roll top bath

Thursday, November 11th, 2010
Modern jacuzzi roll top bath from Next Bathrooms

Contemporary roll top bath

Did you know that Next sell bathrooms? It’s easy to miss, as their bathrooms are sold via a separate link to their usual site, but it’s well worth a look if you’re planning on updating your bathroom or ensuite.

There’s something about large freestanding baths that is utterly appealing – they feel more luxurious to use and look very elegant in a bathroom.

This contemporary jacuzzi Asti roll top bath is a modern version of a traditional claw footed freestanding bath. The bath is a lovely shape, with curved sides to aid comfort and taps and a plug in the middle. The elegant design is given a touch of extra shaping with a subtlely scalloped edge on the side panel.

The jacuzzi Asti roll top bath is available from Next Bathrooms for £799. In addition to individual items for the bathroom, Next Bathrooms also sell a range of bathroom suites at affordable prices.

Next Tuscany leather sofa

Monday, November 8th, 2010
Best designer leather sofa

Tuscany leather sofa

If you thought a customisable leather sofa would be out of your price range, then think again.

This stylish Tuscany leather sofa is available from Next, where you can choose which type of leather you’d like (Italian leather, Dallas leather or Rio leather), which colour shade you’d prefer (tan, black or dark brown) and which size of sofa, sofabed, seat or charir you’d like.

A medium Tuscany leather sofa in dark brown Italian leather, for example, comes in at £999, an extra large sofa is £1049 and a super functional, medium sized sofa bed is only slightly more at £1199.  A matching chair and the nicely named ‘Snuggle Seat’ are available too and you can stick to the same type or colour of leather for everything, or mix and match.

With proper care and attention, a leather sofa can last for years, so it’s a good investment to make for a piece of furniture for your living room.

To find out more about the options available in the Tuscany leather sofa and chair range, head over to Next.

Kirstie Allsopp Camille and Lydia bedding

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Designer bedding and curtains Camille by Kirstie Allsopp Designer bedding and curtains by Kirstie Allsopp Location Location Location

Best known for her insightful approach to buying property, TV star Kirstie Allsopp from Channel 4′s “Location, Location, Location” has recently launched a new range of bedding.

Kirstie’s bedding collection features a mixture of designs, reflecting contemporary and traditional design trends. We rather like the look of the navy blue and white Camille collection, which uses a modern take on the classic blue and white patterns to create a crisp and fresh bedroom look.

If red is more your colour, then the vibrant Lydia collection may appeal. Although it has a country influence, with the use of red and white gingham, the patchwork effect floral pattern adds an extra area of interest to the pieces and it’s zingy and fresh.

Both the Camille and Lydia collections, plus the rest of Kirstie Allsopps bedding, can be purchased from various stores, including Next. In addition to the bedding, matching cushions, throws and curtains are available too, which can help you complete the look.

Prices for the Camille duvet cover and Lydia duvet cover start at £50 from Next.

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