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Home & tech | Friday 4 August 2017

5 quick ways to update your space

Give every room a style upgrade with our experts’ guide to the hot new home trends

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Wild wallpaper


We’re loving bonkers wallpaper, and our new-season designs will revive a neglected space in your home so you fall in love with it all over again. New to the trend? Get your papering groove on by choosing a small space you won’t spend loads of time in, like your under-the-stairs loo or the back of a closet. Or paper just one wall (as pictured) and keep other walls calm and neutral. For maximum impact, layer your new look with opulent accessories and a vase of fresh flowers.


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Statement accessories and wallpaper - the bolder, the better




Industrial luxe



The trend for factory-style lighting shows no sign of slowing down with exposed light bulbs, black powder-coated cages and concrete bases adding edge to rooms around the UK. But the trend gets an injection of opulence thanks to copper finishes and elegant shapes that look sharp against minimalist white walls, or warmly sophisticated in grey and midnight blue rooms.


Glamorous kitchens


Bored of the utilitarian kitchen look? Here’s how to give a decadent new-season spin to
the heart of your home:



  • Add drama by swapping white or chrome accessories and electricals for luxurious black and gold (and they’re easier to keep clean)
  • Gold or brass taps are super-elegant, and you can upgrade your cabinet handles to the same finish
  • A deep jewel-toned splashback - try teal or emerald green - provides a rich contrast to classic worktops


Grey to stay


Grey has well and truly earned its place as our favourite neutral, and our obsession with the shade shows no sign of waning. And as trends point to bolder jewel tones and lively feature walls (see above), grey accessories - sofas, cushions and rugs – are the perfect counterpoint.


That 70s show


Take a trip back to the 70’s – YEAH BABY - with enviable mid-century furniture, fun retro prints and a bold colour palette.


Orla Kiely Sicilian Lemon Candle

Inject colour into your space with Orla Kiely’s printed candle. The 70s-inspired print adds fun to a modern Scandi bedroom or a mid-century setting.

Windmill Cushion

Breathe new-life into a room in an instant with printed scatter cushions. These Windmill cushions offer a modern take on a 70s pattern – and the colours are perfect on a grey sofa!

Raj Table Lamp

Choose shapely statement designs and bold block colours. This lamp will add instant character to your sideboard, coffee table or room.

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