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Fantastic Florals

 

The early summer months are really the perfect time to experiment with fresh, floral patterns in your home. Whether you’re choosing new designer furniture to completely revamp your rooms, or you simply want to freshen up your current look with some contemporary accessories to reflect the season, we have the range you’re looking for.

Here are a few tips, taking inspiration from some of our favourite floral-themed products right now from Shabby Store.

Let there be light

Refreshing your light fittings could make more of a difference than you think.

Floral patterned lampIf you’re looking for a table lamp that’s perfect for a living room, bedroom or hallway, we love this Floral Patterned Lamp with its vibrant botanical design. This Gold Floral Pattern alternative is also a luxurious choice with a touch of oriental inspiration.

Go functional and floral

Many of our wonderful accessories aren’t just decorative, but they also serve a purpose in your home and help keep things organised. For example, consider this Jade Flower T-Light Holder, our Gold Flower Candle Holder, or a few other similar choices. All create a beautiful effect whether you light candles in them or not.

Blue floral framed printsKeep to your colour scheme

Never assume that you have to switch to pastel colours or shades of green to add a floral twist to your home. If you’re sticking with a sophisticated blue theme, for example, you might consider these spectacular Blue Floral Framed Prints to enhance a plain wall. You could compliment the same look with this striking ceramic stool.

Subtle contemporary décor

If you’d like to incorporate some inspiration from nature but you’d prefer to keep it low-key, we have some more abstract and contemporary accessories which are perfect. This Gold Flower Mirror is a great example for creating a sleek and modern style.

Jade flower t light holderWe have many other useful accessories and furnishings with floral-inspired designs, including chairs, cushions, mirrors, lanterns, picture frames, coasters and much more. Use our search feature to find what you’re searching for, or try our different categories in Get The Look for some more inspiration.

Adding Spring Freshness To Your Home Decor

Spring Homeware

Now that spring is finally upon is, warmer days are becoming a little more regular and there’s certainly a lot more greenery outside our window. But how can you reflect this seasonal shift inside your home?

At Shabby Store, we have an excellent range of contemporary accessories for your home, hand-picked from some of our favourite designers. Everything is organised into helpful categories to help you create a specific theme in every room. Here we’ve selected just a few of our favourite spring-themed products to inspire you.

Botanical Nature Collection

Botanical Nature Picture Collection

This set of nine unique wooden frames is ideal for turning a plain wall into a wonderful display. The images in the frames, ranging from birds and butterflies to flowers and plants, will add a fresh touch of spring to any room.

Pastel pink stag headPastel Pink Stag Head

With a built-in hook, this piece is easy to mount on any wall. It’s something of a statement piece, but due to the hand-painted pastel colour, it can actually help to create a softer image that’s perfectly suited to the time of year.

Aliza Dusk Pink Throw

Continuing with the pink theme, this luxuriously soft and smooth throw is perfect for adding both colour and comfort to a lounge or bedroom.

Shaded white tulipsShaded White Tulips

Nothing says spring like fresh flowers, and these beautiful tulips will stay fresh all year round with a completely natural and lifelike look. These are presented in a tasteful and versatile glass vase.

Evergreen Botanical Cushion

Taking inspiration from the natural world again, this cushion features an attractive range of green hues and a contemporary leaf print to add a spring feel to your furnishings.

Hurricane setPatterned Waste Bin

Following on with a similar green colour scheme, this green and cream patterned bin is a subtle and stylish way to add some seasonal practicality to any room.

Natural Hurricane Set

This set of three different sized natural hurricanes can create an attractive effect on any large shelf, sideboard or even a long hall table. Keep the trio side by side or place them on different shelves for a mismatched look.

Rabbit cupcake plateBonus: Rabbits!

Easter may be over, but rabbits are also a symbol of spring, so they’re ideal for adding a little charming detail to your home. These rabbit bookends are a cute option, handcrafted from wood, or if you’d prefer something in the kitchen you might opt for this rabbit cupcake plate for serving up sweet treats. We have a lot more bunny-themed products too, so make sure you hunt them all down.

Our New Contemporary Furniture from Eichholtz

 

Contemporary Furniture from Eichholtz

At Shabby Store, we love to bring in new product lines on a regular basis, and we’re always excited about refreshing our line-up of contemporary designer furniture. One of the newest additions to our website is the fabulous Eichholtz collection, and we think you’ll agree it’s well worth a look.

Jenna zebra print chairEichholtz has been supplying stylish designer furniture to businesses and homes all around the world for the last two decades. Theo Eichholtz was inspired to create the brand after touring around many different countries, and his global influences are evident when you see the unique mixture of styles in his designer furniture range.

The key characteristics of this creative and distinct product range are a timeless, elegant feel combined with a very sleek, sophisticated finish. You’ll find many pieces of contemporary furniture in this category which carry enough personality to transform the look of any room, which is always exciting, plus beautiful light fittings and many other decorative items.

Although the Eichholtz brand always delivers the same high standard and follows this general theme, it’s fair to say their many collections and individual products are also very varied. Just a few different examples that we love include the following…

Eichholtz Natural Bone Obelisk

 

Sinan Natural Bone Obelisks – This pair of unique, handmade obelisks are inspired by the incredible architecture of Ancient Egypt. They would make the ultimate focal point for a coffee table or display shelf.

Fornasetti Clear Glass Console Table – A slim and sophisticated table that would fit perfectly in almost any lounge or bedroom. This curved, contemporary design is deceptively simple but it’s one of our favourites from Eichholtz.

Jenner Zebra Print Chair – Make a real statement with this magnificent luxury chair. The pattern uses neutral tones but instantly creates a striking contrast, so it blends in with your décor whilst drawing the eye immediately. Lined with authentic bronze nails and built from high quality birch wood, this really is a timeless and impressive piece.

There really are a huge range of fabulous designer pieces in the Eichholtz range, from tealight holders to elegant sofas, so we highly recommend browsing the full collection. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team.

Your Cosy, Hygge Home

Hygge (pronounced “hue-guh”) is a Danish word that’s suddenly becoming a huge trend when it comes to home design. It doesn’t exactly translate to English, but it’s all about that warm, contented feeling that you get when taking pleasure in simple things.

We think a home should give you exactly that sensation, so it’s no surprise that many people are now looking to capture that warm Scandanavian feeling with their interior design. The world often feels like a stressful place lately, but people are welcoming hygge-inspired décor into their homes so they can enjoy the opposite effect and create a calm, cosy retreat.

It just so happens that luxury shabby chic style fits perfectly with the fashion for hygge. For example, in our Get The Look section, the Winter Lodge theme contains a fantastic range of products that are perfect for incorporating hygge into your home. Here are just a few of our favourites…

Circular Log Holder – The perfect accompaniment to a roaring fireplace, this stylish metal piece has a large capacity for wooden logs and looks both modern and homely. This is a great way to incorporate cosiness without compromising on contemporary style.

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Thick Faux Fur Throw – This glamorous, premium quality faux fur throw is bound to be your new favourite lounge feature. Getting snuggled up on the sofa with this extra-thick throw is the best shortcut to finding out what hygge really feels like. It’s available in a neutral cream colour so it will blend in with most colour schemes.

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Edison Bulb LED Lights – Natural light is a big part of hygge and should always be maximised, but in the evening you need a bit of mood lighting to add to your warm atmosphere. These quirky LED light bulbs are perfect for this task, and being in a long string of 10 bulbs, they give you plenty of reach to decorate your cosy living space or bedroom.

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Silver & Metal Glass Lanterns – These classy and contemporary lanterns come as a pair with mismatched sizes, so you can place each of them in their own unique space. They’re ideal for reflecting candle light around your whole room, and look fantastic with almost any style of décor.

Dilver & Metal Glass Lanterns

New Year, New Look?

After taking a break over Christmas and finally welcoming 2017, we hope you’re feeling refreshed! Many people take advantage of this time to think about a revamp of their home décor, especially after spending more time indoors than usual over the festive period.

Shabby Store offers the ideal solution if you’re looking for a change. By visiting our Get The Look section, you can browse different styles and find a selection of contemporary designer homeware and furniture to suit whatever theme you fancy.

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Here are just a few of our favourites…

Shabby Chic – Of course, we’re known for our selection of luxury, French-style shabby chic furniture and décor. This extensive range includes everything you need to take inspiration from different decades and create a totally unique, comfortable feel for every room in your home.

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Colour Pop – One interpretation of shabby chic style that always works well is to choose a range of neutral tones for much of your furniture, flooring, walls and so on. You’re then free to add an exciting pop of colour wherever you like, which is perfect if you like to change the theme of your room regularly. We have a fabulous range of vibrant decorations and accessories to add a subtle colour scheme to your home, as well as larger pieces that really make a bold statement.

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Creative Copper – This look is set to remain well and truly in style this year. Copper decorations and details are ideal for creating a sense of warmth and adding a luxury finish to a relatively simply room design. We have a selection of homeware items in the Creative Copper theme, ranging from vases and plant pots to coffee tables and lighting.

Pyramid Copper Coffee Table

Moroccan – If you’re looking for a completely new style, Moroccan contemporary style is very popular right now. Finishing touches make all the difference here, including smooth textured cushions, intricately designed lamps and other quirky display pieces. Gold is featured heavily, and most of the pieces are decorated with amazing details inspired by Moroccan influences.

Moroccan Style Rounded Table Lamp

Cosy up with designer homeware, cushions and throws

When you’re decorating and furnishing each room in your home, there’s nothing more satisfying than getting the perfect balance between style and comfort. The best designer homeware, especially for the lounge and bedroom, will be luxuriously comfortable as well as attractive and fashionable. French style shabby chic furniture and accessories tend to work really well when you’re trying to achieve this effect, especially now that we’re heading into the winter months and most of us want our homes to be even more cosy and inviting.French Style Shabby Chic

Lounge furnishings are the perfect place to start. We offer a huge range of sofas and armchairs, all designed to help create a distinct look for your living room while offering a comfortable seating space for one, two, three or even four. Our velvet armchairs and sofas are luxuriously soft, making them the ideal choice for getting cosy by the fireplace. We also have some real statement pieces including cow hide, gold finish, vintage leather and many more.Gold Finish Arm Chair

Once you’ve selected your signature pieces, it’s time to accessorise with soft furnishings. We have a brilliant range of throws available in various styles to match all of our chairs and sofas. You might choose a traditional knitted throw, go for something more opulent like a thick faux fur, or pick a brighter colour that coordinates with your room. One of our favourites for keeping warm this winter is the Charcoal Rabbit Pom Pom Throw which is perfect for adding texture to your room and is unbelievably soft. Rabbit Fur Pom Pom Throw

Finally, add some bright, warm colour to your living space with cushions from Shabby Store, like our Wild Flowers or Hummingbird covers, or you could even pick from our collection of Christmas themed cushions featuring snowflakes, stars and full of sequins which are ideal for a festive winter look. For a more subtle flare, try something in duck egg blue or blush pink to bring out the perfect tones in your shabby chic furniture. To complement a mirrored glam or art deco theme, we have a range of patterned cushions in monochromatic colours. The list goes on, so why not try mixing and matching a few styles around your home?

Pearl Beaded Cushion Cover

At Shabby Store you can search for designer homeware in any particular style using our Get The Look section, including our full range of classic French-style shabby chic furniture and décor. We hope you enjoy browsing our product range and find some fantastic items to help revamp your home this winter and stay cosy.

Stylish Tableware

As the warm, long summer evenings fade into the cooler colourful autumnal weather, the luxury of spending time outside becomes a distant memory and dining moves indoors. Room decoration changes as individuals gravitate towards warmer, more cosy decoration throughout their rooms, and the dining table should not be missed especially if you are planning to entertain throughout the autumn months.

Gold Plated Candle Holder

There is so much choice when it comes to decorating a table and the darker months mean that the use of candles can create a very warm atmosphere with minimal effort. If you have ever used candles on the dining table you can probably relate to having to be extra careful not to either knock the candles over, burn your arm or drip melted wax onto your stylish tableware. This doesn’t need to affect your dining experience though as you can make use of accessories like a Gold Plated Candle Holder which will allow you the benefit of having candles on your table without running the risk of damaging your tableware or any of your guests!

4 Dipped Wine Glasses

It is so simple to tie in your tableware with your autumn décor. A gold cutlery set adds a very warm and decadent feel to a beautifully dressed table. Teamed alongside dipped wine glasses waiting on a table with napkins finished with gold steel napkin rings will set the scene for a truly luxurious dinner, and is bound to impress your guests.

Gold Steel Napkin Rings

As nights begin to draw in, it is natural for you to want to add light to your house to make it feel warm and welcoming. If you are lucky enough to have an attractive table in your hallway, why not consider standing a lamp on it to create a welcoming entrance. A Driftwood Lamp gives you all the benefits you would expect from a lamp whist maintaining those summer memories. If you are looking for something a little more contemporary a Chrome Tubular Lamp makes an interesting, functional and decorative piece in one.

Dharma Driftwood Lamp

Ways With Mirrors – Ideas to Brighten Up Your Room

Mirrors are pretty much essential in any home, but as a decorator’s secret weapon they have even more uses than you might realise. To magically create space in an awkward room that’s feeling a little too cosy, there’s nothing better than a great mirror, but they can also make for an amazing centrepiece to draw focus and pull a whole theme together. A well-placed mirror can also really complement contemporary living room or bedroom furniture that you want to show off from multiple angles. At Shabby Store we stock a great range of luxury and designer shabby chic mirrors to choose from, but to inspire you a little more, here are a few ideas to use mirrors to your advantage.

Rustic

Choose rustic and homely frames for your mirrors to make your home feel more cosy. This works especially well in rooms that typically would have less of the softer touches, such as the kitchen.
Rustic Mirror

Large Mirrors

Hide a large rectangular wall mirror behind a dresser or a half-height bookcase, so it’s not immediately obvious that it’s there but you have the illusion of twice as much space on the top, plus you can see the rest of the room.

Large Mirror

Long Mirrors

If you have large windows to let plenty of light in, that’s a great start, but you can enhance the look even further by adding a long mirror between those windows. This reflects the natural light even more and creates the illusion of another window.

Long Mirrors

Small Mirrors

If you choose a small mirror, you can avoid the rest of the wall looking blank by placing pieces of artwork either side of it. This looks best if you go for a symmetrical layout.

Small Mirror

Sunburst Mirrors

Round sunburst mirrors are among our favourite styles for a shabby chic look. They work really well above a bed if you want a large one as a main feature, or you could perhaps go for a smaller sunburst mirror above a piece of furniture in your living room.

Sunburst Mirror

More is more when it comes to mirrors! Without making a room too overwhelming, you can really increase the visible space with multiple strategically placed mirrors. If you place them opposite each other, you can make your room look infinitely larger, which may work well with certain designs.

Autumn Home Decor Tips

With Autumn approaching, it’s time to ditch your light florals and pastel colours and make the home look and feel super cosy and warm. As evenings slowly get darker and darker, there’s nothing quite like coming back to a soft and snug living room and bedroom. Aside from the obvious throws and cushions, here are ten ways to make your home so gorgeously cosy, you’ll actually be excited for that cold weather to home!

1. Warm Leather

Warm brown toned leather seats or sofas with soft, beaten up surfaces look absolutely great in an Autumnal scheme. Get that gentleman’s country club look with this beautiful seat from Shabby Store.

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This gorgeous and unique bench from Shabby Store makes an amazing statement

2. Autumnal Tones

There’s no shame in bringing a few tasteful orange and brown leaf colours into your home. As long as things don’t end up looking like a strange plastic autumn shopfront, a couple of pretty orange chrysanthemums and some leaves collected by your little darlings will surely impress your mother-in-law.

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3. Vintage Crockery

Trawl your local charity shops for the most attractive pieces which always seem to come into their own in the colder months. When summer returns and you’re bored of them again – just donate them back!

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4. Bring in Natural Wood

Everyone knows that the very best thing about Autumn is going for crisp walks, kicking up crunchy piles of leaves. Elements of natural wood will bring the beautiful outside in.

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We love this twist driftwood table lamp from Shabby Store

5. Warm Colours

Always wanted a rich teal blue living room but couldn’t quite take the plunge? Now’s your chance! Jewel colours bring an instant warmth and cosiness that everyone will appreciate during autumn.

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6. Natural Fabrics

During Autumn, beautiful fabrics like calico, hessian and raw silk really do come into their own. It’s easy to pick up a couple of metres from your local fabric shop or stall and use as a table runner or wrapped around a vase.

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7. Scent of the Season

Replace your usual fresh linen or sweet vanilla scent with something a little more spicy. Reed diffusers permeate the whole house really well.

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8. You’ve been Framed

Autumn and winter are a great time to get closer to your family and spend lots of time hanging out. Why not frame up some of your favourite photos or use canvas for a sweet reminder.

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This 9 photo frame from Shabby Store makes a simple and pretty statement just about wherever you decide to hang it.

9. Fairy Lights

The more the better. String these little babies up around your mirror, your picture frames, the bedheads and on the banister for a little early Christmas charm.

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10. Warm Metals

Copper and gold will give your home instant warmth and cosiness with no tacky fake fur necessary. The most glam way to do cosy Autumn style possible.

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Your Latest Kitchen Update

The kitchen is the heart of the home, making it the most popular room to renovate. For the longest time, white, stainless steel and chrome have ruled the biggest stores. Get ahead and make your kitchen beautiful, giving it a real edge with colour, texture and shape. Here are some of the biggest up and coming trends to make your kitchen look stunning.

1. Back to Black

A truly unexpected and cool addition to any slick kitchen. Paint one accent wall black, go bond with dark and moody cabinets or add a luxurious black marble or granite worktop.

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2. Ditch Wall Cabinets

If you can spare the space, one of the coolest new ways to streamline your kitchen involves keeping those walls clean, crisp and uninterrupted. Add in an island for keeping plates, cups and supplies under wraps, leaving your walls looking seriously slick.

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3. Furniture Style

Bin off the clinical grade surgical steel worktops and uninteresting chrome fittings for a warm and cosy nod towards country kitchen style. Combined with practical and contemporary taps and appliances, a wooden dresser or shelving unit can really add that homely finishing touch.

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This Wiltshire Glazed cabinet from Shabby Store is a definite contender

4. Open Shelving

This has been a massive kitchen trend for a while now and it shows no sign of stopping. Fill up open shelving in the kitchen not just with items you’d like to display but also with the most practical every day use pieces for that effortlessly lived-in look.

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5. Wallpaper

Wallpaper isn’t the first option you’d think of to decorate the kitchen but in actual fact, it can look truly amazing. Apply it well and use the correct formula for longevity in steamy and greasy conditions and give your kitchen a quick pep up.

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6. Back to Basics

Adding in more traditional wooden doors and accents to your kitchen is set to be a huge trend this season. No need to go the full Laura Ashley here – it’s best to mix up woods with metals for a stunning clash.

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7. Warm Metallics

Take a step away from the usual stainless steel and silver and consider adding some copper, gold or bronze. These tones warm up your kitchen as well as adding in a modern, luxurious feel to the home.

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This copper pendant by Shabby Store should fit the bill

8. Tactile Finishes

Natural materials like wood, granite and marble are set to be big news in the kitchen this season. To bring these timeless substances a modern twist, add texture such as ridging or an unfinished, matte surface.

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9. LEDs Everywhere!

When it comes to lighting, you seriously can’t shut us up about LEDs right now. These fun and easy to apply strips of lighting can be used along the bottoms of cabinets, at the ceiling and to show off your best china in cabinets.

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10. Get Smart

Everyone has something to charge these days, so why not adapt your kitchen to suit? Simply devoting one kitchen drawer to your smart devices can make all the difference. Pop an extension lead in and charge your phone safely and neatly, well away from kitchen spills.

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Here at Shabby Store, we have a whole range of shabby chic, retro and contemporary kitchen furniture and accessories available to purchase online.

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