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Side tables are a really useful piece of furniture to have in your home, especially in your living space. Not only do they offer a practical elements, they can have so much style as well. I’ve pulled together some fun and glamorous side tables that can give you an idea of how you might like to change up your home or add in some new pieces.

French House White and Elm Hand-painted Round Lamp Table’ from Angel & Boho

This simple, French style table from Angel & Boho offers a simple but charming effect for a relaxed and low-key room, a perfect canvas to pair with some exciting and colourful accessories.  Side tables are a great way to introduce a particular style, especially antique and vintage ideas. This piece from West Elm is a mid-century design, which would look beautiful paired with an antique sofa or armchair in the same style. The golden magazine rack adds both a pretty feature as well as some 21st century practicality.

‘Mid-century Magazine Side Table’ from West Elm

If you want to inject a touch of high-end glamour to your living space, a glitzy side table may be just the ticket. Julian Chichester always has some exciting and beautiful designs, and this Penn side table is no different. Its unusual shape will make it an eye-catching feature in any room.

‘Penn Side Table’ from Julian Chichester

Choose to go really contemporary with this hexagonal side table from Skandium. The geometric almost avant-garde design would really make a statement in a contemporary setting.

‘Slit Side Table Hexagon by Hay’ from Skandium

 

‘Liberty Side Table’ from Tom Faulkner

This gorgeous piece is from Tom Faulkner and has a modern, Art Deco feel to it. The glass top shows off the table’s legs, and gives the whole look a sophisticated, grand look.

If you want to bring the glamour, minus the price tag, there are loads of less expensive pieces available. These marble top side tables from Swoon Editions make fantastic little add-ons to a glam living space, and would go hand-in-hand with some sumptuous velvets.

Wooden  ‘Pearl Side Tables’ from Swoon Editions

These side table were originally design in metal, but have been altered to wooden form. The curved bases give them a unique look and would give any room a big dose of character.

‘Wooden Side Table by Vitra’ from Skandium

Keeping with the wood theme, this little piece from Swoon Editions is super sweet, and a really versatile design that can work with a lot of different schemes and styles. The arched legs give the simple design a lovely bit of character.

‘Oscar Side Table’ from Swoon Editions

Finally, for some real eclectic fun, this face side table from Rockett St George will really get people talking. It’s a great idea if you want to add some excitement into a scheme without it losing its glamorous feel.

‘Faces Side Table’ from Rockett St George

With endless styles, sizes, shapes and colours, side tables are a great way to revamp your living space and experiment with ideas, and maybe finding some new favourite pieces.

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It’s always fun to have a look outside of the interior style you usually go for, and sometimes the more extreme the better as you might discover something that you really love. Typically, I’m not a huge fan of the ultra-contemporary, futuristic style, but every now and then something catches my eye. Whether you’re already a futuristic style fan, or a total new-comer take a look at these chic and forward thinking interior products.

For a sleek and suave introduction to a contemporary, futuristic style, Tom Faulkner’s innovative designs are sure to get you into the swing of things. This shell-like chair design has a grown-up, masculine feel about it. It’s perfect for an office, or a formal dining room, and its clean lines give it a timeless, sophisticated vibe.

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‘Echo Chair’ from Tom Faulkner

Gotham have also pretty much honed the masculine look in their pieces, and this coffee table is no different. Designed by Damien Langlois-Meurinne for Pouenat, the mirror polished steel table is a contemporary intrigue. It’s a futuristic piece that can be easily worked into a contemporary set up, and if you just want to play around with the style concept it’s a great starting point.

‘In the Lake’ from Gotham

Not all contemporary and futuristic styles need to be masculine to fit the bill. This feminine, curvy shaped mirror from Julian Chichester is an easy way to incorporate the futuristic style into a feminine setting. There’s a lovely individuality to the mirror, as the combination of steel studded frame and guitar-like shape is an unusual pairing, but it works perfectly.

‘Guitar Bubble Mirror’ from Julian Chichester

For a table lamp with a little sci-fi elegance, the Metis design from Heathfield comes in some wonderful colours that’ll be sure to make a pop in your interiors. The free blown organic form of the base is an elegant statement, while the textural aspects of the design transition the lamp into a futuristic playing field.

‘Metis Violet’ from Heathfield

There’s a beautiful, fantasy element to this wall light from Ochre, it looks like something you might find decorating a set of a fantasy, sci-fi film, and if you want to create a romantic, theatrical atmosphere to a futuristic setting then this light feature, as with all of Ochre’s designs, is rather enchanting.

‘Damselfy Wall Light’ from Ochre

Your sci-fi world can extend all over your house, even to your bathroom. Dress up your shower with this Rio Revive shower from Crosswater. The LED design creates a beautiful, colourful effect that’ll transform a plain old bathroom into an exciting, playful one.

‘Rio Revive Showerhead’ from Crosswater

If you’re really getting the feel for things now, take a look at the some of the more avant-garde style pieces available, which will be anyone who wants to make a statement’s dream. Artemide is always host to a whirlwind of intriguing and outside the box designs, and it’s no different with this Copernico 500 sospensione pendant light. If you have a large drop and want to create a true futuristic statement, this is a sure fire way to do it. The spherical design is made from one single piece of laser cut aluminium sheet, creating an intricate design from a simple format.

‘Copernico 500 sospensione’ from Artemide

Another fascinating design from Artemide is the Florensis floor lamp. Not only is the design aesthetically innovative, but it’s also rather tech savvy too! The floral shape works with the surrounding air to create heat dissipation, so if you’re looking for something that both looks the part and acts it too, then this will be right up your street!

‘Florensis’ from Artemide

From Unto This Last comes the fascinating, alien-like shape bench that is a gift for those wanting to create a perfect, futuristic statement in their home. The fine precision craftsmanship from the company makes a cool, sleek look, giving the bench an effortless elegance.

‘Nurbs Bench’ from Unto This Last

From things with an overwhelming sci-fi edge, to items with a little hint of a futuristic element to them, there are all kinds of ways to get creative with your home.

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When decorating, and filling our homes with wonderful things, it seems that we tend to lean towards using lighter colours, but I believe that there is an argument to be made from using darker shades, especially black. There’s something intriguingly stylish and timeless about the colour black, and using it within a room helps to frame and sharpen the overall look of a room. Whether you want to go hard and heavy or just have a little play around with the idea, here are some absolutely brilliant black accessories and furniture pieces to be thinking about.

‘Round Copper Art Deco Shelf’

The black metal frame that circulates this shelving unit creates a wonderful contemporary look, especially combined with the copper effect of the shelves. It’s a simple yet intriguing piece that would look stunning as a feature on any wall and is a lovely way to use a small amount of black within your home.

‘Ronde Pendant’ from Gubi

This matte black pendant from Gubi has a certain sleekness that is hard to replicate in another colour. It breathes cool, and is the perfect piece to use in a modern designed kitchen, perhaps using a few in a row for a truly sophisticated look.

‘Black Oak Parquet’ from Kardean

If using black interiors has really taken you fancy, go all out with a bold statement under your feet. A black flooring system really creates a modern, urban feel and will serve as a brilliant blank canvas if you want to add some depth to your scheme with a few colourful or contrasting rugs.

For example, a beautiful black patterned rug, this Paul Smith designed stunner is just the right amount of contrast to make the black on black work together making a powerful yet understated visual look.

‘Arrows’ by Paul Smith from The Rug Company

If you’re not quite ready to take the big plunge into the world of black interiors, a few simple accessories that follow the black motif are a great way to test the waters. This marble clock from Houseology is a worthy investment. Its timeless style means it’ll be well suited to many styles and will be adaptable as you move homes or change your interiors.

‘Marble Wall Clock’ from Houseology

This lamp base from Pooky combines black with pinch of cuteness, especially when you can mix and match with their wonderful patterned lampshades, which will add a bit of fun and playfulness into an interior.

‘Verona Table Lamp’ from Pooky

Another charming home accessory that will appeal to your softer side is this lovely black heart light. It’ll be super effective if you want to warm up a look of a room or space in your home.

‘Small Black Heart Light’ from Graham and Green

The award winning Philippe Starck has designed this stunning dining room chair, available via Houseology. Its sleek design is every contemporary lover’s dream, and would look amazing paired with a glass or white table. If you’re not sure about getting a whole set, then just purchasing two for the heads of the table will also make a wonderful feature piece.

‘Kartell Masters Dining Chair’ from Houseology

The canton collection from Lombok has a particularly elegant look, I especially love this four poster bed from the collection. It’s a simple and classic design, and accompanied by some beautiful bedding will really be the icing on the cake.

‘Canton Four Poster Bed’ from Lombok

Lastly, I had to squeeze in this little marvel from the ever brilliant Julian Chichester. For show stopping pieces Julian Chichester is a must, and this piece is no different. The gilded metal legs give the piece a lighter feel as though it is floating meaning that despite its black lacquer finish, it doesn’t appear heavy or bulky.

‘Twister Cabinet’ from Julian Chichester

If you’re brave enough to go in full throttle, or just want to have a little dabble, there is so much fun to be had and you may find your perfect little black piece of furniture.

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Having an area to dress in that is organised, clutter-free and tailored just for you can work wonders for putting you at ease and allowing to get dressed without a care in the world.  Whether you have an entire room at your disposal or only a small corner there is much to be said for bringing organisation to your dressing area.

When it comes to a bedroom the most important piece of furniture is of course the bed, and sometimes other pieces in the room are forgotten about or paid less attention to then our heavenly beds. If you can, using another room to house your clothes is the ideal solution to not only creating a clutter-free dressing area but a clutter-free bedroom as well.

If you love fashion and have enough clothes to rival a shop, dedicated a room for your clothes is the best way to organised and store them, so you won’t be constantly searching for that item you can never seem to find.

‘Classic Interior in Platinum’ from Elfa

The Swedish storage company, Elfa, are a great choice if you want to create a large dressing area without breaking the bank! Their designs allow you to create customised storage areas that can work in any space, be it a whole room a just a wall.

‘Décor Interior in Birch’ from Elfa

If you can’t spare a whole room in your house, there are loads of other ways to store your clothes in a stylish manner that won’t take up too much room. This beautiful, crisply designed wardrobe from Ercol has a chameleon-like style, and can be adapted to different design schemes, so it’s perfect if you haven’t decided on your favourite style yet, or are forever changing your mind. It’s a beautiful blank canvas piece of furniture that can be altered with different types of home accessories.

‘Devon Wardrobe’ from Ercol

This contemporary design from TwentyTwentyOne is a great way to a display your clothes and would look amazing integrated into a minimalist or industrial style home.

‘Tra-ra Wardrobe’ from TwentyTwentyOne

Though they may be functional, chest of drawers are a lovely way to show off your style and can be a stunning statement piece. Investing in a well-designed, durable piece can be the perfect solution to a dressing area problem. Julian Chichester has some absolutely stunning designs that are a wonderful combination of contemporary and glamourous. I love this Bow Chest style chest of drawers, its marbled effect gives the lovely hint of glamour without being over the top.

‘Balthazar Chest’ from Julian Chichester

For a design that will never go out of style, an elegant piece like this Chest from Bolier is a beautiful statement piece and will make a bold presence in a room with it’s classic, timeless design.

‘Rosenau Biedermeier Tiered Chest’ from Bolier

As well as having the perfect staple wardrobe for your staple wardrobe, just like in fashion accessories are key for any dressing area and can really help to optimise a space.

Using a room partition can help create a separate dressing area within a bedroom, and though room partitions are usually found in vintage and retro-glamour styles there are alternatives out there if you’re looking for something with a more contemporary feel to it. I love this fun design from Houseology that would look amazing in a modern home!

‘Moooi Paper Screen Patchwork’ from Houseology

If you do have the extra space to play around with, investing in some decorative, but practical additions to a dressing area are the perfect way for your style to transpire. I absolutely love the vintage look of this gloriously glamourous trunk from Houseology. Even if vintage isn’t necessarily your preferred taste, a classic piece like this can work with just about anything and is something that you’d be able to keep for generations!

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‘Authentic Model Stateroom Armoire in Black’ from Houseology

For something a little more in-line with laid-back, contemporary glamour, or perhaps something to work with a unisex dressing area, a piece like this cabinet from Retrouvius is just the ticket. Its beautiful leather exterior is subtle style at its best.

‘Leather/ Shoe Cabinet’ from Retrouvius

Most women tend to acquire a lot of jewellery overs the years, whether its items you’ve bought or special pieces that have been passed down through the family. Storing jewellery isn’t just about organisation, it’s about displaying your treasured pieces in a beautiful way (that’ll also make you remember to wear them!)

‘Glass Trinket Boxes’ from Graham and Green

I love these glass boxes from Graham and Green, they’re a beautiful, delicate way to present your pieces and their subtle design means they’ll display your jewellery without trying to steal focus from your favourite pieces!

For something a little smaller, this imaginative Guppy Ring Dish design from Anthropologie puts the fun in functional and is the ideal accessory for those who love something a little different.

‘Gulping Guppy Ring Dish’ from Anthropologie

So whatever space you have to work creating a beautiful and functional storage for your clothes will hopefully mean never having a wardrobe malfunction again!

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