Natural textures and raw materials have a timeless appeal and are great for creating a relaxed, lived-in feel. Ideal for summer decorating schemes, this trend will conjure up memories of lazy, hazy summer days. It doesn’t get much more simple, organic and just downright awesome than this outdoorsy bedroom scheme. The centrepiece bed has been dressed to impress with brightly coloured florals, but the real star of the show is the headboard. Made from wooden logs and sticks, it really will feel like you’re sleeping outside, but without all the aches and pains.
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Oak beams add a shot of English tradition to a contemporary open-plan scheme. Here, chunky oak beams inject rustic style into an otherwise modern space. Don’t think that this look is only reserved for country homes, it can work equally well in a modern setting – we love the clash of styles. Despite being a simple idea, the space between the beams filled with chopped logs, is an eye-catching focal point and ensures the log fire will always be easy to top up.
Take a natural approach to coastal style using the colours and textures of the beach as inspiration: subtle pebble shades of pale grey, sand and stone; the rough warmth of weathered wood and worn linen; the fresh hues of sea, sky and cloud, and the delicate beauty of pearlescent shells. For a coastal-inspired bedroom, build a headboard and bed platform with reclaimed planks, choose sisal flooring and textured rugs, and dress the bed with wool blankets and cushions. Against simple, pale-grey walls, all those natural and woven textures will stand out beautifully.
Relaxed at its heart, plantation style is an infusion of classic wood and woven furniture, pale textiles and subtle colours that weave together to create a look that evokes an elegant faded grandeur. This colonial-style rattan chair works equally well indoors and out. Casual in its construction, the colour makes it more adaptable and it works equally well in a contemporary, traditional or country-style setting. Alternatively, position on your front porch for channelling a bit of southern-belle attitude or use it as a perch from which to survey your garden handiwork.
Every room needs cool accessories, even the garden. Here, bright textured cushions bring pops of colour to an outdoor sofa that takes prime position in front of a fire pit. The rattan stools are versatile enough to double as tables. In this design, the raw fibres are neatly woven together to create a rustic look.
Pay homage to your building’s roots with the use of natural materials. The look is still neutral, but it contrasts perfectly with the muted tones of the rest of the space.The kitchen wall is the ideal place to post school timetables, theatre tickets and household bills so they are easy to see.
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A lively rope-patterned wallpaper makes a dynamic focal point in this nautical living room, with a vintage nautical knot sampler on the wall adding to the theme. This floor lamp appears to be seemingly frozen in time, or caught mid-lasso. The twisty length of braided jute supports a beam of light. Finish off the look with a sisal rug. Texture is one of the key flooring trends of the season, especially for carpet in neutral tones.
Create a tropical look in the living room with a bold wallpaper and and a rattan lounger. Introduce accents of white to allow the exuberant Caribbean hues to sing out. And what’s not to love about this unique feature wall? Made entirely from bamboo that has been glued together for an organic take on art.
Wood makes such an unexpected statement when it is used across a whole wall – think panelling or tongue-and-groove. But apply the look in a bedroom via smooth panels of ply and you’ll get a whole new neutral in an original take on the wooden wall. Softer than the softest white; warmer than the warmest grey, wood has a covetable look all its own. Finish of this delightful scheme with modern, quirky furniture for a contemporary take on this organic trend.
Mid-century flair meets contemporary craft in this characterful living room. Go for furniture with textured weave and small-scale patterns for a look that won’t date. Hang pendant shades in groups of three, at varying heights – look for simple, organic shapes and sculptural styles. Choose blonde wood, teak and rosewood, ceramics and natural upholstery – the last thing we need is a revival in synthetics.