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At what stage did the ‘granny look’ do a complete U-turn and start off a trend in its own right? We can’t put our finger on it – but we don’t mind! In fact, we’re pretty glad it’s here and hopefully for the long haul too.

Trend Of The Week: Granny-Chic

There are endless ways with the trend! Whether you commit with full-on floral wallpaper, furniture and accessories or take a few key pieces and opt for a more modern approach, there are plenty of ways that you can secure granny chic – just make sure you don’t go too overboard…

Here are some of our tips

  • Use soft furnishings like pillows, throws and blankets

  • Shop for vintage items at charity shops and boot sales, which have pretty designs – the trend also incorporates the ‘make do and mend’ idea, rather than sparkling new homewares

  • Showcase any treasured black and white photos

  • Don’t feel restricted to pale colours; opt for floral in brighter or darker colours

  • Think of typical ‘granny’ pastimes; afternoon tea and patchwork for instance, and incorporate into your home.

  • Don’t confuse the trend with ‘shabby chic’, which uses mostly light, pastel shades and distressed wares.

  • Think botanical, and mismatched; busy designs against each other

  • Keep ornaments, trinkets and crockery on display

Mia Fleur: www.miafleur.com Iapetus: www.iapetus.co.uk Make the most of: www.makethemostof.co.uk Illustrated Living: www.illustratedliving.co.uk House Envy: www.house-envy.co.uk Burford Garden Company: www.burford.co.uk Alexander and Pearl: www.alexanderandpearl.co.uk Baker + Bell: www.bakerandbell.com Paper Whites: www.paper-whites.co.uk Creative Tops ltd: www.creative-tops.com

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Trend Of The Week: Granny-Chic

There are endless ways with the trend! Whether you commit with full-on floral wallpaper, furniture and accessories or take a few key pieces and opt for a more modern approach, there are plenty of ways that you can secure granny chic – just make sure you don’t go too overboard…

Here are some of our tips

  • Use soft furnishings like pillows, throws and blankets

  • Shop for vintage items at charity shops and boot sales, which have pretty designs – the trend also incorporates the ‘make do and mend’ idea, rather than sparkling new homewares

  • Showcase any treasured black and white photos

  • Don’t feel restricted to pale colours; opt for floral in brighter or darker colours

  • Think of typical ‘granny’ pastimes; afternoon tea and patchwork for instance, and incorporate into your home.

  • Don’t confuse the trend with ‘shabby chic’, which uses mostly light, pastel shades and distressed wares.

  • Think botanical, and mismatched; busy designs against each other

  • Keep ornaments, trinkets and crockery on display

Mia Fleur: www.miafleur.com Iapetus: www.iapetus.co.uk Make the most of: www.makethemostof.co.uk Illustrated Living: www.illustratedliving.co.uk House Envy: www.house-envy.co.uk Burford Garden Company: www.burford.co.uk Alexander and Pearl: www.alexanderandpearl.co.uk Baker + Bell: www.bakerandbell.com Paper Whites: www.paper-whites.co.uk Creative Tops ltd: www.creative-tops.com

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