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Any one else feel overwhelmed by Black Friday already? As a shopping expert there are certain rules I'd adhere to, to ensure money is invested wisely – don't shop for the sake of shopping. Thinking about the items you need, and will stand the test of time rather than merely the allure of a saving.
Here are the key buys to invest in now, while the discounts are on offer.
These are key items I predict will still be big sellers next season too...
5 On-trend interior buys to shop this Black Friday
1. Round mirrors
It's all about curvature when it comes to modern mirrors. Slim edged metal round mirrors are the most coveted designs right now. The softness of the shape lends itself to a gentler way to add a statement mirror to walls – effective in any space from hallways and above mantelpieces to bathrooms
La Redoute Caligone Aged Brass Metal Mirror: was £199, Now £139.30 (opens in new tab)
Save 30% right now on this generous 80cm diameter brass edged mirror. The aged brass rim is super versatile. It can be glam or rustic, depending on the surrounding decor.
2. Berber-style rugs
The popularity of the Berber rug has skyrocketed in recent years – you only need to look to Instagram to see that!
This textured, sumptuous style of rug is ideal for comfort underfoot in any room. With North African roots, this traditional rug is full of character and earthy tones. A dense pile provides the ultimate softness and a thick feel, modernised Berber rugs commonly utilise geometric patterns and styles.
La Redoute Afaw Berber-style rug: was £99, Now £64.35 (opens in new tab)
For most the famous rug design needs no introduction! Now is the time to finally buy, thanks to the significant saving. The textured, traditional inspired design comes in a variety of sizes. Starting with this one at 120cm by 170cm. Reduced by 35%.
Afaw Berber-style rug SAVE £63: was £180, Now £117 (opens in new tab)
The next size up measures 160cm by 230cm, very sizeable for the price. This is probably the most popular for open-plan family rooms, rather than smaller living rooms.
3. Stylish drinks trolley
Once an icon of the 70s home, this once indulgent accessory has become the must-have of the modern home. Even before lockdown the nation was staying at home more, entertaining became simplified from our own living rooms. But one thing that can instantly project a space into a place made for entertaining is the drinks cart.
You're unlikely to pick a drinks trolley up for less than £100 – unless Primark or B&M bring their designs out again, but they sell out quicker than you can sink a Mojito. But there are are great prices to be had during the Black Friday sales.
Amazon HAKU Furniture Trolley: was £149.99, Now £115.99 (opens in new tab)
In bronze this compact drinks trolley is the understated way to follow this trend. Big enough to make a statement and hold just enough drink to entertain...but small enough not to impose too much on your living space.
Wayfair Tracy Serving Cart by Canora Grey: was £203.99, Now £147.99 (opens in new tab)
Spectacular in silver chrome this circular drinks trolley is perfect for a Mrs Hinch-style glam home. The two mirrored shelves added an extra touch of luxe to the look. 27% off offers a saving of £56.
4. Velvet accent chairs
Velvet is a upholstery fabric that shows no signs are going away – and thank goodness. It's tactile, it's inviting, it's luxurious and it lends itself to using brighter, more contemporary colours perfectly. Bagging a velvet occasional chair is a very worthwhile investment for both bedrooms and living rooms.
Made.com Charley Accent Armchair, Vintage Pink Velvet: was £179, Now £149 (opens in new tab)
Furniture favourite Made.com is a great place to source on-trend velvet pieces. This sweet occasional chair in Vintage Pink Velvet is sure to be popular for seasons to come. Save £30 this Black Friday.
5. Statement chandeliers
Chandeliers have come along way since the Art Deco glass designs – although those are timeless and still highly desirable. Modern chandeliers are simply statement ceiling lights that set the scene for grandeur. They serve a great purpose, because not only do they illuminate the room, they also captivate with their presence.
Made.com Axton Chandelier Lamp: was £129, Now £99 (opens in new tab)
Designed by MADE Studio this Black & Brushed Brass contemporary take on a chandelier offers an an iconic desk lamp vibe that is very popular within design at current. This pipe-style design has an air or fluidity yet structure to it. Love, Love, Love.
John Lewis Bay Lighting Lopez Ceiling Light: was £250, Now £200 (opens in new tab)
This elegant and dramatic ceiling light offers everything that's currently on trend – brass, exposed filament bulbs and Sputnik-style vibes. Save £50 when buying this investment lighting piece. Amazing in a hallway space.ff
Watch out for more of these key interior pieces throughout the black Friday sales.
Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.
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