Welcome back to our TREND SERIES, kicking off your week with the second interior trend NEW NEUTRALS!
Turning your home into a soothing sanctuary that provides an escape from the outside world is simply accomplished through the natural, earthy tones and textures. There is currently too much noise, too much choice and sometimes we just need a quiet space and calming environment to feel rejuvenated & cleansed.
There’s a new fluidity in how we spend our time, and our interior choices are mirroring this change. Pairing the interior back and simplifying the mantra is here for uncomplicated, timeless interiors in quality fabrics, textures and décor that are made to last. There’s an understated, relaxed approach as we enter a new season, our “New Neutrals” seems like the perfect trend edit for re-awakening our senses. If you resonate with this, then keep reading to find out how to bring the calmness into your home.
Textures Soft minimalism can be pulled off by introducing the use of multiple textures, materials into a space. Textures create movement within an otherwise flat space. They create visual and tactile interest without adding chaos. Every surface has an opportunity for texture, from cushions, soft furnishings, and ornaments.
Shapes What is often originally a linear and sharp space, especially when using neutrals, we can create a well-defined balance of curves that keep the room looking cosy. By simply adding curves to a room, you create depth which will hold a gaze on the eyes. We have several sofas with curved details including arms, cushions, and feet. Our top picks to soften your room effortlessly include THE CHELSEA, THE SAVOY,THE WINDSOR and THE NED.
Irregular shapes give some fluidity, finding those “imperfect” yet perfect pieces including geometric shaped mirrors or ergonomic vases to mimic the shapes we find in nature, freely pairs the interior back.
Colour (the rule of 3) Neutrals can take us from a tranquil, place of stillness to a place of mismatch if not fulfilled fittingly. That’s why the colour of three or AKA 60-30-10 rule is essential. Let’s take you through a breakdown of the rule.
The 60% is the “background colour” or the base to your room. The neutral colour palette is a large one, from whites, blanched neutrals, beiges, to grey, browns and blacks, meaning picking the background colour can be a tough decision. However you can’t go wrong with a soft off white or a light beige colour, it brightens the room, whilst giving opportunity to seamlessly add depth through other colours.
The 30% is the colour that will help support the chosen background colour. In the same way that tonal dressing has become huge on Instagram, so has tonal living spaces. Think of a colour that pairs up nicely with your chosen 60% but pick one that creates difference such as a brown or black. Brown is soft and has dominated the colour wheel over the past couple of years and with no-doubt always looks simplistic, timeless, and classy. One of the simplest but best ways to add brown is through wood e.g. your flooring or coffee table, it grounds the room and is another way of adding a new layer of texture.
The final 10% or known as your accent colour. This is where you can add some personality, in other trend edits a pop of colour will lift the spirits and add a true fashion element to your room. However, in this case another neutral colour ties the loose ends together, brings the story to a close and effortlessly creates a cosy space. Textured books, think of the natural linen books or a classic black Chanel book, it’s your choice to pick the final accent. The best part of this 10% is that it is super easy to switch up and can completely bring a new look to the room.
We hope you liked our second trend edit. Stay tuned for more ways of sprucing up your home this year!
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Castelan Fabric Protection has been tried and tested and will give you the best chance of removing stains
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care of it.
The Care Plan includes a £50 cleaning kit
So What's Covered?
Drink spills such as coffee or red wine
Acidic and corrosive liquid such as vinegar and lemon juice
Food such as sauces or litle sticky fingers
Ink such as biros, felt tip and permanent marker and paint
Accidental dye transfer from jeans or newspaper
Make-up, hair wax, or nail polish
Oil-based stains such as grease or tar
Adhesives and glues
Bleaches and other household cleaning products
Bodily fluids such as blood or vomit (not nice but good to know!)
One-off pet damage (not as a result of build-up)
Burns caused by cigarettes
Rips and tears caused by keys and belt buckles
Scratches caused by jewellery
Textile Cleaner - is a very efficient cleaner for general soiling, perspiration
and fatty stains.
Resistant Stain Cleaner - is a product designed for cleaning resistant stains
like marker, ballpoint pen, lipstick, make-up products, shoe polish and wax.
Stain Away - will clean most fresh stains and soiling from textile surfaces. It
is a water-based product that penetrates into the surface to clean without harming your textiles.
Use it with a synthetic sponge.
Textile cleaning cloth and a sponge
You can read full details HERE, which also
tells you what's NOT covered by this Care Plan.