We love home trends here at Littlewoods HQ as much as we love the latest fashion trends, so coming up with our fabulous range of home trends for 2012 has been great fun. We’ve based them on this season’s latest colours and patterns, with a few splashes of future trends for the coming autumn-winter season.
One of our favourite trends is Country Chic, which is a fantastic home trend for the transition between summer and autumn. Bright enough to suit a summery day but cosy enough to make sure you’re warm enough for autumn, Country Chic brings together all the freshness and brightness of a country cottage in spring. For a modern twist, think larger-than-life florals and contemporary colours, as well as clean lines and combinations of traditional and modern furniture.
The right textiles and bed linen are essential in a Country Chic bedroom, so alongside plain throws in neutral colours, choose traditional floral prints that have been given a new twist: we love the Magnolia Duvet Cover and Pillowcase Set in a pretty duck egg blue, with white and caramel-coloured flowers. The Magnolia Cushions (2 Pack) are an ideal complement, and includes a smaller boudoir cushion with luxurious button detailing.
Our Liberty range of textiles works harmoniously with the Magnolia range, in a darker duck egg and champagne colour way, with a brocade-inspired pattern. The Liberty Throwover is finished with gorgeous beaded tassels and is great for an extra layer of warmth on colder nights. We also like the Liberty Cushions (2 Pack) with beaded details: add them into a mix of plain, co-ordinating cushions for a comfortable and cosy bed!
Talking of beds, choosing the perfect one for your Country Chic bedroom is essential. Our two key frames conjure up different decades of Country Chic: choose from the Ashby Bed Frame, an elegant carved and upholstered bedstead that evokes a 1920s style, or the Parker Bed Frame in cream with classic brass-effect finials and detailed metalwork mouldings for a Victorian look. Either style will complement a Country Chic theme perfectly, as well as being superbly comfortable for those winter weekend lie-ins.
The final touches in our Country Chic style are some romantic and eclectic accessories to personalise your bedroom space. The Kalyra Wool Rug in cream is a pretty and luxurious addition to any bedroom, thanks to the feminine rose design and soft wool texture. Make sure there’s plenty of light in your room by choosing a large wall mirror with a classic frame, like the French Over Mantle Mirror, to reflect the late autumn sunshine. For the finishing touches, the Embossed Vase in duck egg blue and the sparkly silver Glass Tealight Holders (Set of 3) add a practical but gorgeous touch.
Don’t forget we’ve got even more home trends for 2012 right here on Littlewoods – which one is your favourite?