Lighting Trends 2021

Lighting Trends 2021

Lighting Trends 2021

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10 Lighting Trends 2021

Lighting fixtures are not only a great way to light up your entire home, but they also help showcase your style. There are different ways to design your lighting, from experimenting with different materials to adding vivid colour details.
Mother earth is the inspiration for the 5 lightning trends of 2021. Let’s look at the lighting trends for this year.

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Number 1 trend: keeping the environment in mind

These trends have translated themselves by the use of natural materials (wood, bamboo, glass, cloth and paper imitation, metal…). Shapes are based more on natural forms such as branches, a drop of water…

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Number 2 trend: Simple shapes

Minimalist style plays a big part in 2021 trends. Lightings are simple in shape, without unnecessary details. The colours are also inspired by mother earth.

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Number 3: lighting as object d’art

If you fancy adding an eye catching detail to your interior, a chandelier is perfect for this purpose. The results can be punchy as long as if you keep it in balance with the rest of your the space. Even in a small space, you can choose an object d’art for your lighting.

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Number 4: Rounded lamps

This trend is not new and it has remained in 2021. Depending on the area, it can be transparent, translucent or opaque. They can be used as night lights, full fledged chandelier, or waterfall lighting. You can match them with rounds bulbs which are more actively used recently. This echoes both respects for the environment and the simplicity of forms.

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Number 5: Brass

If you want to add a touch of luxury to your interior, this is a great choice! This material is still very popular and it can be found in dressing tables, vases and, of course, in lamps. If you want to add a touch of luxury to your interior, this is a great choice!
Brass makes the space warmer and more comfortable. It looks noble and more interesting than the usual gold, silver, and common metal. A significant part of this trend also includes the combination of gold metal and monochrome colourful textures. This type of luminaire is particularly elegant and luxurious.

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Number 6: Geometric shapes

This trend has been around for some time. In fact, you can notice a lot of geometric elements and shapes in home decor trends in 2021.
Lightings with geometric shapes add a sense of structure and order to your interior, making it elegant and trendy.

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Number 7: Abstract shapes

Free-form lights add personality to your interior. They bring creativity and uniqueness to your home. The twisted lines and abstract shapes blend easily with simpler interior design elements and stand out in their background.

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Number 8: Metallic Material

If you flip through any interior magazines, you will notice that many interior pieces include a soft metallic finish.
Whether it’s the edges of a coffee table or the stand of a light fixture, they contain some type of metallic element. This design component not only adds a feeling of elegance to the room, but it also makes it look much more expensive.

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Number 9 trend: Lighting with combined materials

Combining different materials and textures is one of the biggest trends right now. And light fixtures and other decor items are no exception.
This year you will see a lot of materials mixed together like wood and metal, steel and ceramic, and the list goes on. Add some fixtures like this and wow everyone if you want to do something creative with the lighting in your room.

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Number 10 trend: Industrial style lighting

Industrial lighting has been present for many years now, and it doesn’t seem out of date. In fact, it only gets better in the design of 2021 fixtures.
Simple geometric tubes, concrete, bold lines, a textured combination of wood and black metal adds an industrial-style fixtures that you will see over the year.

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It is also a sourcebook for houseplants and outdoor plants manual to keep them beautiful for many years to come.
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Large Outdoor Dinning Table Sets

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Large Outdoor Dining set

Outdoor dining sets are a place to sit, entertain and enjoy the sun, so that you can make the most of your garden all summer long. There is not a better place, when the sun is shinning to share a meal with friends, have a family meal or even work on your laptop.
We have selected a wide range of dining sets which we hope will inspire you in your search.

Kona Outdoor Dining Set,  £3,539, RRP £4,153
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Sky Cubo Outdoor Dining Set,  £3,045
Moda Furnishings

Milano – Horizon Outdoor Dining Set,  £3,329, RRP £3,909
Holloways

Extending Ciara Left Hand Dining Corner Sofa Set,  £1,999.00,  RRP: £2,899.00
White Stores

Fiji 8 Seat dining set £2,499
Ocean Designs

Maze – Marina 8 Seat Oval Dining Table,  £2899,  RRP £3,299
Maze Living

Maze Lounge, Outdoor Fabric Ambition Oval Dining Set£2,699.00,  RRP £3,299
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Fabric Zest Dining Set with Fire pit Table, free cover,  £3,299.00,  RRP £3,999.00
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Rosario XL Dining Set, £1,899
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Vogue Dining Set,  £1,699, RRP £2,399
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Aruba 6 Seat Garden Dining Set,  £1,299
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Antigua 6 Dining set, £1,299
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Monstera Deliciosa care

Monstera Deliciosa care

How to care for your Monstera Deliciosa

“Monstera Deliciosa also called the Swiss Plant is one of the easiest plant to look after. Be prepared: it is a fast growing plant!”

Overview

Family Origin Temperature
Araceae Mexico to Columbia 15 – 29º+
Humidity Light Shape
Yes,please Filtered bright light Vine, Canopy
Watering Toxic Growth
Moist soil, not soggy Yes Fast
Dormant Period Dislike Repotting
Not really, slower growing in winter To be near a cold window or a heated vent Spring/Summer, every two years
a bedroom with a fiddle leaf tree next to a window

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Monstera Deliciosa’s

Golden rules

Do not leave your plant in a cold draft or near a cold window or a fan heater
Do not leave your Monstera in direct contact with the sun
Do not overwater it or let it dry out
Do not leave the roots in constant contact with water for an extended period of time

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Just relax and enjoy it

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It will grow fast very quickly

Light and Location

Monstera prefers diffused bright light. Place it in either a bright room with indirect sunlight or a bright room with plenty of shade. Its growth will decrease if your plant gets too much shade. The leaves will grow toward the light. Too much sun will scorch the leaves.
In their natural habitat, they climb trees and gain shade and moisture from them. You will have to find the right balance between light and shade. Signs for lack of light are small and weak leaves and thin air roots.
Turn your plant every two weeks, for your plant to have an uneven shape. If you don’t, your plant will grow toward the light.

Watering

Ensure that your water is at room temperature. Allow the soil to dry for a couple of inches before watering again. Watering once a week is the right watering balance. They do not like to have their feet wet. Water sparingly to make the soil barely moist, but not wet.

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Temperature & Humidity

The ideal temperature for a Monstera is between 18-29℃. They can survive in temperatures as low as 10℃, but it won’t grow. If the temperature is above 16℃+, your plant will continue to grow. Below 15℃, the growth rate slows down, and you will need to water less. Our home temperatures have the ideal climate for a Monstera Deliciosa.
Do not leave your plant near cold draft or a cold window.

They like to have humidity around them. Usually our homes are do not have a high level of humidity. If your home is too dry, you can mist the leaves, or you can make a humidity tray. Make sure the roots are not in contact with water for a prolonged period.

Repotting & Compost

You can repot your plant every couple of years. If you want to slow down its growth, take some of the soil out and top up your soil. The more you repot, the bigger your plant will become.
Gently work the old soil out of the roots, to help them spread out in the new pot. Try to take as much old soil out of the roots. Place your plant in a new pot with gravel at the bottom for drainage, fill around the root ball with fresh soil.
Monsteras need a soil well drained soil. The ideal soil is peat soil mix with vermiculite.
My potting mix is:
10% agricultural charcoal
10% vermiculite is good for drainage
80% Westland compost.
This is my personal preference. It works for me. As long as you have drainage in your compost, your plant will be happy.

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Fertiliser

During the growing period, from the end of March to end of October, feed once a month with fertiliser. Once established, they require less fertiliser.
I use Happy House Start Me Up (in addition to RootGrow when I repot). It is completely natural and there is not risk of overdose. Just add to the surface of your plant, lightly fork and water as usual.  Remember, do not over fertilise your FL and always follow the guidelines of the fertiliser you are using.

Propagation

Propagating this plant is such an easy process. Spring/Summer is the best time to propagate a Monstera, but you can achieve it at other time of the year.
Cut a stem with 2 or 3 leaves at the root node, with a root at the bottom if possible. Place it in water or in moist potting soil easy to drain. You should see results in a few weeks depending on the time of year. Transplant the plant into a pot when you notice roots appearing. It is an easy process.

Pruning

There is no rule. You can leave your plant be or cut the stems to change the shape of your plant.
If you want to propagate, make sure you cut a stem with a root attached.
Cut any yellow leaves.

Cleaning the leaves

Gently clean the leaves regularly to get rid of dust, bearing in mind that they are delicate.

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Trunk & Growth

If you have a mature plant, it will require support with a moss pole to support its weight and to grow tall. You can use any stick to train your plant. If your plant is small, it is not necessary to have a support pole. If you are using a moss pole, mist the moss from time to time to encourage the aerial roots to take hold.
In their natural environment, they climb trees to get support and use their aerial roots. If your plant is small, it is not necessary to have a support pole.

Monsteras are famous for their large green glossy leaves. A juvenile Monstera starts with full leaves with no slits. When the plant matures, the leaves grow larger and begin to have a slit.
The Monstera Deliciosa is often called “the monster” due to its rapid growth. If you want to keep your plant controlled, do not repot it too often as it will shoot off.

Roots

A mature Monstera can develop a large number of unruly roots. You can cut them or put them back in the soil. If the roots are outside the pot, they won’t damage your wall or wallpaper.

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Common Problems

Tips of leaf and edges turning brown is a sign of root bound, and it needs repotting. It could also be a lack of humidity.
Leaves not getting slits is potentially due to lack of light.
Yellow leaves could mean that you are overwatering your plant or it does not have enough nutrients in the soil.
Brown leaves indicate that you are overwatering and the roots are rotting. remove your plant from the pot, remove the wet soil, leave the roots dry out of the pot for 24 hours. Repot into a clean pot with fresh dry soil. Place your plant in bright indirect light. Go easy with watering until your plant has recovered.

Diseases

Powdery mildew can kill the leaves’ tissue. You will end up with your leaves dropping and your plant not growing. You can resolve this problem by using an organic fungicide or wash your plant with a damp cloth and a drop of washing liquid.

Pests

If your plant has pests, put it in quarantine before it spreads to your other plants. Monsteras are resistant to pests. Usually, they can be infected by surrounded plants.

Spider mite is a small red spider. Pale spots on the leaves appear. Use a fungicide to clear it.
Mealybug looks like lumps of cotton wool, and they live at the bottom of the leaves. The plant will start by losing its leaves. Spray with a fungicide and repeat the 1 week later until your plant is cleared.

A good tip to clear your plants from pests is to use a damp cloth with a little washing liquid. Clean your leaves and do it again every week until it has resolved.

I had whiteflies, last summer, and I cleaned the leaves and trunk thoroughly with a damp cloth and a drop of washing liquid. I rinsed my plant and followed the same process a week later. Furthermore, I used a fungicide between cleaning. My plant has survived but brown scars have remained with brown spots on the leaves.

If you have pests, put your plant in quarantine until the problem is resolved.

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It is also a sourcebook for houseplants and outdoor plants with a manual to keep them beautiful for many years to come.
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Small balcony bistro sets

You don’t need to have a garden to make your outdoor space beautiful, a patio, courtyard or balcony can suffice. Finding the right furniture for your small outdoor space can be a struggle. Nowadays, balconies are small and narrow, and you do not want to make your space cluttered.

Think about how you want to use it. There are plenty of ways to use your space with compact garden furniture to enjoy the summer months outdoor. Choose your patio furniture according to the shape and the size of your space. If you have  a circular space, opt for a round table, if it is rectangular, a narrow table will be a better choice and your space will look larger and airier.
We have selected a few dining/lounging sets for your small outdoor space with different shapes to inspire you in your search.

Villa Wooden Bistro Set, £395
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Beaumont Bistro Set, £675
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Faro Bistro Set, £250
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Bondholmen, £175
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Fiory Bistro table, £119
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Lyra Garden Lougne set, £399
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Garden Trading

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Small Patio dinning sets

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Material Trends 2021

Material Trends 2021

Material Trends 2021

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We have seen a shift in trends this year, due to the pandemic and a growing feeling of protecting our planet.  Designers are inspired by the earth for a more natural feel, and focus on products built with eco-sustainability in mind.

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Wood is one of the main material for furniture with its light nuances but also dark burned wood. We will see different inlays in furniture. We also see the appearance of light wood panelling on our walls to bring a natural feel and an earthy tone.
Antiques are coming back. They will modernise and decorate your interior with an unexpected feel which again have in mind sustainability. Eclectic style is trending where you can pair a piece of modern furniture with an antique armchair. It opens the field of merging different style to create a unique feel.
Rounded shapes are emerging with curves that soften furniture and interiors to give unusual shapes but stay practical and functional.

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Fluting to add texture to materials for wood, bamboo, glass, cabinets is also back.

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Rattan and bamboo soften our homes. They give a natural and chic look to any interior with their vegetable fibres. A wicker basket is ideal as a container for books, blankets…

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Ceramic is back with planters, vases, pottery, dishes, and tiles to give texture to your space.

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Natural stones with its natural elements can be used in a modern or rustic home to make a room warm and welcoming. They can be used on countertop, sinks, window sills, floors… They can be used in kitchen, bathroom and floor to give a natural and luxurious feel. It gives your home an elegant and organic look. The choice is wide from travertine, to granite, limestone, and marble…  

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Material combinations where several texture and colours are used. Leather can be mixed with fabric to bring nature inside with its mixing patterns such as cowhide cushions, rugs or door knobs.

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Metal such as gold, brass, bronze, steel, or nickel with copper being the most popular with its warm hue to give a touch of luxury. It is practical and stylish. A metal lamp with a marble stand is the perfect combination or a wooden table with metal feet. 

Glass is the perfect partner for bookcases, dividing sections, but also external walls to bring brightness into your home. Glass can also be used as a material in kitchen cabinets, stairs and floors. I can be coloured or textured. 

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Natural textured fabrics are a big trend to bring a cosy feel to your home. Boucle wool, sheepskin are soft to the touch. A trend that fits perfectly into the cocooning style.
Velvet is chic and comfortable, and compliment any type of interior.
Leather is elegant and vintage. It is one of these timeless trends. This material will last for years.

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Truly Yummy Things

Welcome! Truly Yummy Things is an interiors, outdoor living blog and sourcebook to inspire you in your search of truly beautiful things for your home and garden.
It is also a sourcebook for houseplants and outdoor plants manual to keep them beautiful for many years to come.
I am a firm believer in recycling old furniture and sustainable products for your home. I like to think that truly beautiful things in our home have the power to improve your mood and make you smile without always spending a fortune.

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