21/02/2015

Denim - a perfect fit for a fashionable home


How much new season denim is too much? Skinny flares, midi skirt, cropped jacket, boyfriend shirt, bo-ho dress… suddenly double denim seems lame.

And why stop at clothes? I basically live in my jeans. It's the ultimate basic. Stylish, practical, hardwearing. When you think about it, demin is the perfect fabric of life. It's entry into the home fashion charts is surely long overdue.


In the home, as in fashion, denim and leather is the classic combination. Rustic, laid back and on-trend bohemian, it is the colour that works with everything. The new (old) neutral. I love this patchwork room divider - what a great way to re-work the denim scrap heap that quickly forms in a house full of growing kids and slavish fashion victims. You can learn how to make your own here: www.marthastewart.com


Denim is the master of reinvention. Back every season with a new twist; a fresh shape or a different wash. So I like the idea of updating vintage furniture with denim too. I've got a pair of old G-plan chairs that I picked up for next to nothing and are simply begging to be young again. At just £15.50 a metre I will be giving them a DIY denim look with this fabric: www.janeclayton.co.uk

And if it's good enough for David and Victoria, it's good enough for me. Matchy-matchy denim is now totally acceptable. Do it with a fab feature wall in this gorgeous Folia Sefa wallpaper from Harlequin. www.fashioninteriors.co.uk

Style goddess Alexa Chung was typically strides ahead of the trend with her AG Jeans collaboration and a sell-out capsule collection that makes denim appropriate for any occasion.


So here's my take on a capsule denim collection for the home. A few basic items that will nail the trend and for which you will be grateful, season after season.

1. The Cushion



Fash-up that battered leather sofa with a cheap and chic cushion. This is from the new drop at H&M and costs just £7.99. Buy yours here: www.hm.com

If you're quick you could also bag a bargain from www.houseoffraser.co.uk This pretty frilled scatter cushion has just the right amount of girliness about it and currently in the sale, is only £6.


2. The lampshade.


On a cool standard lamp, or a ceiling light in a teenage bedroom, the lampshade is an easy update and this plain denim drum shade is simply perfect.  £35 from www.notonthehighstreet.com 


3. The Bean bag.




It will be hard to see where my son ends and the furniture begins once he's slouched in this denim bean chair from www.coxandcox.co.uk. It's even got pockets man. How cool is that? Just add attitude.

Make yourselves comfy fashionistas, this trend has staying power.


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