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Timeless - the navy blue decorating trend

3 October 2018


The timeless trend seeks inspiration from mouth-watering jewel tones and embodies a sense of luxury, thanks to dashes of metallic gold and a nod to the era of true glamour - Art Deco.

Dark, rich navy is the key colour for this look with complimentary luxurious textiles and soft furnishings.


With winter looming, Timeless offers you the chance to snuggle in with a deep colour palette and have fun with metallic gold, too. There are expensive looking wallpapers to choose from, opulent rugs and statement lighting (key for those darker nights), not to mention an assortment of glamorous cushions. How do you recreate the look at home? Interiors editor Rory Robertson breaks it down.

Wow factor furniture

Significant for the living room or snug, if you're looking to invest into Timeless then you should seriously consider furniture upholstered in dark, expensive looking fabrics. A velvet or velour finish is perfect as it exudes style and gives the room an instant hit of old-school-glamour. Try it out by selecting a velvet-effect finish on one of our sofas (subject to sofa style). 

Opt for matching dark curtains too, like the Velvet Metallic Geo Eyelet Curtains, which look stunning and will help keep the warmth in over the winter. Try the Ombre Zip Panel Cushion as a finishing touch in cool grey tones.


SHOP VELVET METALLIC GEO EYELET CURTAINS


SHOP METALLIC VELVET GEO CUSHIONS

Hints of the Art Deco decade

Timeless looks contemporary with a hint of Art Deco. For those that know Art Deco, you might be able to spot some of the classic design details that are so associated with the 1930s decade. For example, take this Deco Facet wallpaper, with characteristic 30s fan print, and the Pleated Vase that boasts lovely, sleek linear patterning. It seems there's no harm in harking back to those halcyon days.


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SHOP PLEATED VASE

Dark bedrooms

It’s naturally instinctive to avoid going dark, especially in bedrooms where the tradition is to keep it as light and airy as possible. But, a darkly decorated bedroom, along with a nice selection of bedroom furniture, can be incredibly inviting on a cold winters evening, and decorating with dark wallpaper or paint can make small and otherwise uninteresting spaces feel dramatic and special. We sometimes reference winter as being time to hibernate, so why not take your bedroom to the dark side this winter and create something bold and exciting.

Try our Midnight Blue paint, or shop from a selection of interesting wallpaper prints.  Not feeling that brave? Don’t worry, you can still opt into the Timeless trend by securing yourself some Wave Jacquard bedding. It’s a quick and easy way of adding a burst of dark colour into an existing bedroom.

Love the pendant lamp? It’s called Finn, and it’s just one of our exciting new lights available in-store and online.


SHOP WAVE JACQUARD BED SET


SHOP FINN GLASS PENDANT

Dinnerware details

Get your kitchen or dining table winter-ready by considering your ceramics in your jewel-tone makeover. Our 12 Piece Kempton Dinner Set is finished in the perfect moody blue hue with a glossy glaze. For added interest why not try mixing and matching with the eye-catching Floral Platter.

Set yourself up for compliments from impressed dinner guests by adding these dark blue Wine Glasses, a set of Geo Luxe Placemats and our Next Gold Effect Cutlery Set.


SHOP KEMPTON PASTA BOWLS


SHOP PEBBLE PLACEMATS

Rich rugs

You can’t really go wrong with rugs, and when it comes to the Timeless trend the look is to mix it up and layer, where possible.

Stick to the recurring colour scheme of different deep blue, metallic and teal hues, but feel free to combine patterns, styles and textures for interest. Our top pick includes the Starlight, Oriental and Navy Geo Flatweave rug designs.

Can’t choose? Well, the more the merrier, as they say.

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