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Children's Room Inspiration

Saturday, 8 October 2016 16:34:31 Europe/London

children's room inspiration

 

children's room inspiration

 

A white chair can add a special touch to a room. Throw a striped blanket over, or add a touch of colour with a cushion.


children's room inspiration


Our matching Badger poffe and cushion are ideal for the children's nursery. Pop the pouffe, or even the cushion on the floor for some comfort whilst they play.

 

children's room inspiration

 

children's room inspiration


What children's room would be complete without a range of toys and games. We love the traditional style of our children's games. Take the toys out for playtime, and the boxes look great as decoration on top of a cupboard, or table.

 

children's room inspiration

 

children's room inspiration


Our Finlay Felt Fox Rug is perfect for adding a playful touch to a wooden or even carpeted floor, ideal for the nursery.

 

children's room inspiration

 

You can shop our large collection of children's gifts online here.

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Your Autumn Home Updates in Pictures

Saturday, 1 October 2016 13:35:50 Europe/London

This autumn, we're loving darker hues, such as brown for the home. From throws and cushions, to arnchairs, to scented hearts and decorational accessories, we've put together some of our favourite inspiration, ideal for your home this autumn.


autumnal home updates

 

autumnal home updates

 

autumnal home updates

 

autumnal home updates

 

Upholstered in a faux cream leather, seated with a brown checked cushion-seat, the cream billianna is the perfect chair for the home this autumn. Pair with a stag cushion for the ideal, autumnal combination.

 

autumnal home updates

 

autumnal home updates

 

autumnal home updates

 

autumnal home updates

 

autumnal home updates

 

Shop our autumnal home updates online today.

 

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Five Furniture Favourites

Saturday, 17 September 2016 16:41:45 Europe/London

Discover our five pieces of furniture, that we think will be perfct for slotting into every room of the home.

 

At WARINGS there's one thing we think we're really good at, and that's furniture. Our collection features versitile pieces that can be styled into any room of the home, from bedrooms and living rooms, to the little one's nursey, kitchens and even the garden.


1.Pimlico Armchair

 

Pimlico Armchair

 

Tucked into a cosy corner of your lounge, our super comfy, deep-seated 'Pimlico' Armchair is the perfect reading spot, where you can also enjoy a morning cup of coffee. The Pimlico Chair is perfect for the contemporary or traditional style home. The chair itself is made from a wenge frame, covered in a charcoal coloured , woven upholstery, including a loose, back cushion.



2. Muster Sofa


Muster Sofa


 

Add a serious statement to your home's living room, with this bright and quirky, Muster modern-style sofa. Although the sofa is fun and vibrant, it can be toned down with neutral cushions and throws, to suit the quieter home. The sofa itself stands on four dark solid beech legs, and is upholstered in Bilberry genuine leather. The seat and back cushions are upholstered in a 100% wool, and teal coloured fabric.



3. Victorian Antique Twin Pedestal Sideboard


victorian sideboard


There's always room to integrate a timeless classic into the home - whether it's a large sideboard, a single chair or a table.This beautiful sideboard would look fabulous in a large dining room, made from a flame mahogany, it is bound to act as a show-stopping centrepiece. With a led-lined wine cooler in the bottom right hand cupboard, it is perfect for entertaining guests.

 

 

4. Picasso Chair in Mint


Picasso Chair in Mint

 

Sitting in the living room, or a bedroom window bay, this mint green chair will not only add a pop of colour, but a touch of elegance to any room that it graces. Our beautiful Picasso armchair is upholstered in a beautiful mint green linen, with an intricate leather piping detail. This small form armchair will remain timeless in the home, suiting the traditional, country or the contemporary styled home.



5. Erica Bench


Erica Bench


Adorn your home with our incredibly pretty Erica Bench. Made from solid beech, with a spindle-back design & upholstered in Ruby and Taupe plaid, this special piece of furniture would look beautiful in any home. Placed in the living room, bedroom, or any room that you desire, this traditional style bench will add a special delicate and charming touch to any room that it adorns.



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Update your home's lighting

Saturday, 23 July 2016 12:38:38 Europe/London

Whether your home is traditional in age and style, or a completely modern new build, replacing or updating your lighting can update your home’s style with a great amount of ease.


tripod floor lamp

 

 

No matter what style you’re trying to achieve, whether it is contemporary, traditional, country-style or modern, there is such a wide selection of decorative lighting available, you’re bound to find something that’ll suits your style and flair.

The current lighting trend is slightly in favour of the more contemporary design. Look for something with edges and lines, something similar to a studio design for the ultimate contemporary look. Matte is also popular within the recent contemporary style, allowing light to be dimly reflected off a fixture, rather than brightly bounced from a shiny surface. The Tripod Floor Lamp is matte, with straight lines, making it the perfect modern update.


tripod lamp


Quick lighting updates

There are a few simple ways you can update your home lighting without having to rewire any fixtures or spend too much money, but the simplest way that you can update is by replacing your lampshades.


jellyfish lampshade


Replacing the shades on your current lamp stands is the perfect way of updating your decorative lighting, and is also the simplest starting place for integrating a theme into the room.

 

Pick a shade that you can match with throws, cushions or even smaller details such as door stops. The game bird collection, for example, is the ideal way of integrating a country theme throughout the living room, or bedroom. 

 

home accessories

 

As well as being perfect for themes, shades come in a variety of shapes, colours and textures, quirky or simplistic in design, really making them the quickest lighting update for your home.

 

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How to add a rug into your home

Thursday, 14 July 2016 14:48:31 Europe/London

A rug doesn’t just have to be a home accessory, but instead, if placed correctly, can create the foundation of a gorgeous space. If you’re serious about using a rug to brighten up, or liven up the home, it can be a good idea to choose your rug first. Rugs can be more limiting when it comes to Designer David Scott says that the room’s "colour scheme, furniture placement and accessories should all connect back" to your chosen rug, bringing the room to life.


rug

*image source Pinterest


If you have children, or house pets, this certainly has to be taken into consideration when deciding on colours and fabrics, as they can bring quick wear and tear to a rug. If you have children and pets, opt for a woollen rug, which can be cleaned easily, or something patterned, that would definitely help to hide those signs of wear. Designer David Scott suggests that "the number one rule of decorating with area rugs is to purchase the rug with your lifestyle in mind”.

 

rugs

 

Patterned rugs available here

 

rug

 

The size of the rug is down to personal preference, and furniture layout. If the rug is in the living room, perhaps place the front two legs of your sofa, or armchair on the rug. And don’t completely cover the floor – make sure you leave some showing. The rug should be large enough to bring together and support the space, yet small enough for flooring to come through, and allow circulation around the rug area.  


animal hide

*image source Pinterest


Don’t be afraid to use a bold colour, print or pattern when choosing your rug, as they can be the accessory that adds a jolt of colour, or a touch of personality to the room. A bold colour or pattern used in an otherwise neutral room will be sure to add a focal point within the room, so don’t be afraid to add something a little unexpected. The zebra print cow hide is certain to draw attention, so can be used to bring the room all together. It is also a nice and simple way to add colour to the room, when you don’t want to commit the boldness to the walls or an item of furniture.

 

cow hide

 

Animal hides and skins are the perfect option for showing a little personality, and being daring in the home with their unique colours and prints. Just be careful to check the suitability for use as rugs on the floor. For example, reindeer hides are prone to shed when walked over, or in the heat (think underfloor heating), but cow hides and sheep skins are perfectly suitable! We just love the individual and unique prints on each of the cow hides.

 

Cow hides

 

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How to integrate Antique Furniture into your home

Friday, 24 June 2016 11:50:00 Europe/London

 Forget the clean, all-matching look – decorating a room with different furniture styles, colours and pattern is modern & fresh; however, it can also be hard to pull off. Mixing the old with the new might seem a little strange, but just like they say – opposites actually attract!

 

victorian sideboard


We love the stark contrast between the flame mahogany Victorian sideboard, and the dramatic appearance of the cow hide zebra print, and how they only enhance each other in their contrast.


antique furniture

Antique chair with woven rush seat


If you are nervous about adding a piece of antique furniture into the home, why not start small, with a chair or a small table?


Our top tips for integrating antique furniture into the home:


antique furniture 

Edwardian Dining Table


  • Embrace the contrast – our top tip for adding a piece of antique furniture to the home, is that you have to be willing to embrace the various colours, patterns and styles, when put together with existing furniture. But, you will be creating something new, and original by doing so
  • Add further contrasting elements – by adding further contrasting elements to the room, you will be adding interest to the room, and can actually help offset any mismatched styles. So, if you have dark, antique woods mixed with existing country style furniture, add bright & bold colours to make it even more striking.
  • At the same time, limit the colour palette – if you have different types of wood, metals etc. then you want to keep the colour of your décor simple. If you go a step too far, you may take away from the look that you’ve tried to achieve. Stick to one unique wall colour, and a couple of colours for your décor, and you should be good to go.
  • Do not get rid of anything that you already have – people often swap out the old for the new (or in this case, antique), which can be a mistake. The point of adding an antique piece is to embrace, enjoy, and ultimately enhance the furniture pieces that you already have by combining them well.
  • Be ‘eclectic’ – combine different textures, patterns and finishes to create an eye-catching, on trend look, achieved by combining the old and new, bright and dull, and square and round!

 

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Modernise your home in a few simple steps

Thursday, 19 May 2016 15:13:00 Europe/London

Whilst living in a space, you may not realise how accustomed you have become to your home, and its decor that you probably don't even realise how out-of-date it actually is. However, this doesn't mean that you need a complete makeover in order to turn your home around. With a few easy and simple steps, you can freshen up and modernise your home without too much effort.

 

Brighten Up


farrow and ball neutrals

All White No. 2005 | Wevet No. 273 | Cornforth White No. 228


There are few spaces in your room that show age as much as your walls. One of the simplest and easiest ways you can freshen up any home is by integrating bright colours; however, keeping it neutral can do wonders too. Deep and rich colours such as yellow can feel decidedly modern, as can deep purples, such as Farrow & Ball’s Brinjal, when contrasted against a bright white.

 


Add a colour pop

 

Upcycled Chair

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If you’ve painted and chosen to stay neutral, it’s perhaps time to add a pop of colour to your room. Add a colour or texture that you love and integrate it throughout the room, or better still the entire home, to create a consistent theme.

Why not go a step further and put your own twist in your home by choosing a bright colour to transform old and worn out furniture into your favourite new pieces. Use Farrow & Ball’s Estate Eggshell paint for upcycling your wooden furniture.


 

farrow and ball

 

Brinjal No. 222 | Charlotte's Locks No. 268 | Citron No. 74



Remove and replace one piece of furniture


Orange chesterfield sofa


Typically, we struggle to let go, and that’s how we end up with the same sofa in the living room for ten or more years. However, the key to refreshing your home is choosing furniture to remove and replace. Replacing just one piece of furniture, be it an old coffee table or sofa, will give your room an entirely new boost. Why not use your new piece of furniture to add the colour pop to the room. Our Orange Chesterfield Sofa would be perfect for updating the home.



Stack Your Books


Book Stack


Stacking your books horizontally can easily give any room an updated and modern look. Opt for hard cover books, with bold title prints to make them really stand out.

 

Add a Global Touch


go global


Add African style décor to your home for a modern touch. Be it decorative bowls, lamps or rugs, home accessories are the easiest way to update the home.

 

Bring the outside – inside

 

Eucalyptus Spray

 

Now is the best time to liven up and freshen up a space with beautiful blooms. If you don't have time to look after plants properly, opt for green floral sprays, such as eucalyptus to keep your home looking fresh all year round.

 

 

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How to update your kitchen in 7 easy steps

Friday, 13 May 2016 09:44:00 Europe/London

If you don’t want to completely renovate your kitchen, but do want the feel of a total transformation, there are simpler and easier steps that you can take - some small, and some slightly bigger, that can result in a totally new feel to your kitchen.


1. Use storage jars as decorative displays


chamba storage jars 


Think of buying new jars to store your food as an investment for an update for your kitchen, because these jars are going to look fabulous on the kitchen counter or kitchen shelves. Fill the jars with grains, biscuits, cereals or whatever else that you want, and place them out on display for the world to see. These will only add to the look and the feel of the kitchen. Our Chamba Storage Jars are the perfect balance of practicality and decorative.


2. Update your kitchen cabinet handles and pulls


 floral door knob


Changing out your kitchen handles is one of the easiest and quickest updates, and also one of the cheapest. Opt for something a little colourful, or patterned to make them noticeable against the kitchen cabinet. Our range of door knobs start at £3.20, making them an easily affordable update.


3. Paint your kitchen cabinets


 farrow and ball

*image source Pinterest - units painted in Farrow & Ball Dove Tale No. 267


Freshen up the room, and paint any kitchen cabinets. Opt for a couple of shades darker than your walls to make them act as a feature piece to the room, but make sure you stick to the colour scheme. Citrus-like colours, such as greens, oranges or yellows also look beautiful in kitchens.


4. Liven up your scheme with accessories


CAKE AND JELLY ACCESSORIES 


New tea towels, napkins, oven gloves – anything that might be out on display – is definitely worth updating. Why not use these accessories to add a touch of colour to an otherwise neutral room, or a continuance of vibrancy to a colourful kitchen. Opt for a bold print to make them stand out further. Our Cake & Jelly collection is the perfect option for adding a stand out, bold print to the kitchen.

 

5.  Create a kitchen diner


tall sharing table


With the kitchen acting as heart of the home, it is important to create a space for friends and family to gather round. Even the smallest of kitchens normally have a space for small chairs and a table, even if these have to be stacked after dinner. If you have a larger space, why not opt for a larger and more permanent sharing table. We love our Tall Sharing Table, ideal for adding a simple yet stylish touch tp the kitchen or dining area, especially when combined with our Raine High Stools.

 

6. Introduce a seating area


kitchen sofa

*image source Pinterest


If you have the space, why not mix up your kitchen a little, and create a multipurpose, relaxed area by adding a comfy sofa, or even just a bench just a bench?


7. Update your kitchen walls


kitchen colours

 Citron No. 74 | Tunsgate Green No. 250 | Wevet No. 273


This, of course, is one of the easiest and simplest ways to update your kitchen. Our kitchen walls can dullen and tire over time with use of the kitchen, so why not opt for a bright and fresh coat of paint. Enhance the natural light and create a fresh space with a bright, neutral colour.


 Why not take a step further and add a feature wall to your kitchen? Wallpaper can be a great way to add a hint of colour and vibrancy to a kitchen. Cover the whole room, or stick to one wall to create a feature area. Farrow & Ball offer a wide range of wallpapers, from complex colourful designs, to the simpler and more neutral.


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Add a country-style theme into your home this spring

Wednesday, 4 May 2016 15:16:00 Europe/London

This week at WARINGS at Home, we’re loving décor and accessories for adding a touch of country-style to the home.

 

country home


Adding accessories to the home is the simplest way to incorporate a theme into the home, as they can be changed quickly and easily. Throws, cushions, log baskets & lampshades are the ideal accessories for this, as they can add a variety of prints, patterns and textures to a room.


animal print cushions


For the country home,  we love animal printed accessories, such as those from our Game Bird & Hare Capers Collections.


GAME BIRD HOME


game country home


Country-Style Decorating


Natural and muted colours tend to be the best option for decorating the country-style home, with furniture and accessories that stand out from this. Be it a pale green, yellow or cream, a natural colour will enhance natural light in the room, and make the home seem brighter.


 country colours


Green Ground No. 206 | Wimborne White No. 239 | Farrow’s Cream No. 67


 

Complete the look...


Picasso Chair in Mint


Why not take an extra step for achieving the complete look, and add a coloured piece of furniture to the room. It doesn’t necessarily have to be an extravagant piece, but even a subtle coloured piece of furniture, such as the Picasso Chair will layer that warmth that the country home desires. Make sure you throw on a Partridge Cushion to complete the look.

 

 

Until next time,


Kelly


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Add floral décor into your home in a simple and subtle way

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 14:34:47 Europe/London

As spring begins to blossom outside, it’s natural to want to bring a little of that beauty indoors. However, fresh-cut arrangements aren’t your only option for adding flowers into your home. You can add floral designs to the home in a simple and subtle manner, to avoid turning your home into your own personal florist.

 

rose spray


Give your home a botanical boost without appearing too overwhelming by placing a standout floral item in each room, or a couple of smaller and subtler items to create a focal point.

 

For example, in your bedroom swap out your thick, knitted winter blanket, for a lighter floral throw, and contrast with the white sheets - add a matching lampshade to your bedside table for a subtle and elegant pairing. In the kitchen, place a small pastel coloured pot with a few neutral artificial stems on the windowsill, and never worry about the maintenance of real. For those wanting to remain slightly more neutral, replace the pastel with a grey or white pot.


floral accessories


magnolia


If you’re wanting a bolder floral display, a large vase, full of artificial flowers are perfect for placing in the hallway, or next to the front door. Adorn your guests with a combination of pink roses and eucalyptus spray, for the beautiful balance of greenery and colour.


 

artificial flowers


For the living room, why not add a floral style cushion or two to your sofa, contrasted against two neutral-coloured cushions, such as grey or white. For those who are not so keen on cushions, and those who want an added touch, floral scented candles are the ideal addition for infusing your home, and your senses with the smell of spring & summer.


floral cushion


For those wanting to go a step further and redecorate, why not opt for softer colours, such as light pinks and greys to create a softness that you can contrast simply against your floral accessories, or even a Farrow & Ball floral-style wallpaper.

 

 Farrow and ball


You may not have considered florals as a design option for your home, but there is far more to floral decor than meets the eye – whether it’s pretty pastels or understated and neutral, floral interiors can be surprisingly diverse, and that’s why we think you should add a floral touch to your home this spring.

 


Until next time,

 

Kelly

 

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