Tips on using Texture in your Home Decor

Using a variety of textures in your home décor is a great way to add interest, style and character but it can be surprisingly difficult – too many textures – too busy, same textured repeated – unbalanced. Follow these tips to achieve a fabulous textured haven.

Decide which mood you’re trying to achieve and select your textures accordingly. For a cosy feel textures should be soft and tactile like rich velvets, shimmering cotton mixes and faux fur for throws, cushions and rugs. For a more streamlined look choose accessories with matt finishes, like concrete floors, steel accessories and non-reflective, functional surfaces.  Fabrics with tonal textures work well.

 Don’t forget the walls. Whether you select a high-gloss paint, wood panels, exposed brick or tile.  Wallpaper is a simple way to introduce texture to walls to compliment your soft furnishings.

Layering textures is the greatest way to get the most of contrasting fabrics but don’t indulge in too many – three or four at the most.  Blending textures evokes a strong mood, adds depth and is visually stimulating.

If you are a little afraid of textures a simple rule of thumb is to combine toning plains and patterns.

Texture can have a powerful visual impact when it is done boldly. Dare to embrace a luxurious metallic velvet fabric for that rich elegant WOW factor.

Fabulous Zoffany Paints

Exceptional coverage, outstanding depth of colour and an effortlessly sophisticated palette is the hallmark of the Zoffany paint collection. Gilding the Lily Interiors can supply Zoffany paints, Come in and while selecting your wallpaper and/or fabrics use our A4 colour samples to choose paint tones. Have them all delivered together to collect at the one location.

Fancy Puting Your Feet Up ?

Fell in love with these glamorous, glitzy, gorgeous foot stools.  A nod to old Hollywood style. 

Too good for anyone I know to put their feet on.

Designer Headboard Sale

EX DISPLAY SALE OF VOYAGE DECORATION HEADBOARDS

ALL DOUBLE BED WIDTH X 110CMS HIGH X 9CMS DEEP

ONLY 3 LEFT

GRACE – PIPED –  WAS £555 RRP

BRIDGET – BUTTONED – WAS £650 RRP

ANNABELLE – DEEP BUTTONED – WAS £620 RRP

ALL NOW ONLY £200.00

IMAGES UNDERNEATH GRACE IS SAME AS IMAGE, BRIDGET SAME AS IMAGE 2 BUT  LIGHT BLUE, ANNABELLE SAME AS IMAGE 2 BUT RICH WINE/PURPLE

 


What’s your wallcovering style ?

Come in and browse our fabulous library of wallcovering and fabric collections, let us give as much help and advice as you feel you need.  We’ll take the hassle out of pulling your look together – no pressures.  Whether you need one feature wall or colour advice or an entire home pulled together.  You want to achieve that show home or homely look but just can’t get it quite right.

Harlequin Paloma Fabric and Wallpaper Collection – New In

Soft elegant weaves, highlighted with glistening metallic thread adorn the luxurious drapery products that make up the Paloma fabric collection. Graceful natural forms juxtapose with the angularity of architecture, bringing a timeless sophistication to stylish living spaces. With its name taken from the Latin word for ‘dove’, Paloma comprises nine beautiful fabric motifs in a range of calming natural tones.

Inspired by graceful natural forms and the angularity of architecture, Paloma from Harlequin effortlessly combines captivating metallics with delicate contemporary prints. A range of seven wallpapers with complementary fabric designs make up this stunning collection, available in a sophisticated pared back colour palette.  

 

Setting a Budget

All Interior Design Projects happen within the framework of a budget.  Once you have decided on a budget you can than plan how much you can allocate to each element.  How much can you comfortably afford ?  If its a major renovation talk to a few experts, tell them what you wish to achieve and they can give a qualified estimate for your work.  This is a starting point – consider all costs involved ie lighting, flooring, furniture, soft furnishings also delivery costs or shipping.  If you are unsure or working within a tight budget bringing in an Interior Designer can be a wise investment.  They will help source within your budget, keep within your budget and give advice on where to save and spend within the project.  They will make sure you achieve your aspirations.  Remember if you are working within a very tight budget you can divide your project into phases.  Come in and chat to your local Interior Designer – we are only too willing to help and give advice.  Don’t be shy in discussing budgets.  Settling on a budget helps the designer in sourcing materials to match your aspirations.

Not a Slave to Colour Trends ?

Not interested in following trends, don’t do decorating every other year ?  Here are some tried and tested tones for your interiors which you will never tire of.

Taupe – so versatile adds warmth, works with everything.

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White – so many shades, most popular  brilliant white – keep it cool and stark or add pops of colour or wood to add warmth and variety.

Brilliant White – bold choice or add pops of colour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grey – no longer the dull and boring colour it used to be – so many shades again – shaken off its dull image and nowadays  is synonymous with style, sophistication and glamour.

Grey – style, sophistication and glamour

JULY FREE CUSHION OFFER

Chosen your colour scheme, looking a bit flat, its the finishing touches that matter. Eyes are naturally drawn to window dressings, they frame the room and turn it from a space to a hub and a beating heart. Getting the curtains right makes all the difference to your design dreams. Adding texture and pattern will add interest and lift your room.  Complete the look by including some matching cushions to bring pattern/colour into the room, tying your scheme together. 

During the month of July Gilding the Lily Interiors will provide two FREE matching cushions complete with pads with any curtain orders placed.

Valentines Vibes

Don’t just think of red on valentines day – bring red into your life all through the year.  Go bold and fill the room with red in differing tones and textures for a rich decadent look.  Go for “less is more” by adding touches of red throughout the room in lampshades, rugs or cushions.  Here is a selection of ideas.  This stunning headboard  became the WOW factor in a client’s bedroom.

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Stunning Practical Visions Blinds

Striking Contemporary Practical Blinds

  Striking Contemporary Practical Blinds

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Liven your windows with practical yet stylish Vision Blinds made for a more contemporary home.  Control light while maintaining the view, Vision fabrics gently filter the light whilst providing a privacy blind. Suitable for all rooms. Choice of fabric textures and colour.

 

Happy St. Andrews Day

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Happy St. Andrews Day to all our clients, wherever you are in the world

 

Christmas Through the Years at the White House

Obama "Pets" Theme

Obama “Pets” Theme

Obama White House Corridors

Obama White House Corridors

Jackie and John F Kennedy

Jackie and John F Kennedy

Relaxed Kennedy Family

Relaxed Kennedy Family

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Johnston

Brighten Your Home for Christas

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Time is fast running out to add a fresh look to your home before Christmas but why not add some wallpaper for a relatively inexpensive solution.

ADD WARMTH WITH COPPER

Copper is a wonderful metal to add WOW and WARMTH  to any room.  Tones with most colours, especially neutrals and greys.  We have a wide selection of textured wallpapers and fabrics or have a look at some accessories you could incorporate in a room scheme.

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