Dogtooth Decor: the Five Best Bargains

Ah dogtooth…it’s just so sharp, isn’t it? (Pun not intended). It’s always made for a perfect coat or suit, but it’s increasingly popular nowadays in home interiors. Here, we’ve picked five of our favourite bargains. We don’t suggest you try all of them out in the same room, but a bit of monochrome or grey and white houndstooth can make a great statement piece!

Habitat Dogtooth Chair and Footstool

Black And White Dogtooth Fabric Armchair – £535 (was £595), House of Holland

We love the gorgeous ’60s curves of House of Holland’s Misty armchair. It’s available in various striking colourways, including teal, lime green and a divine hot pink velour edged in navy blue piping – but the houndstooth version oozes Mod style, in addition to being in the current Habitat sale. The matching footstool is available for £175 – a saving of twenty quid – so act now if you want to add a bit of timeless style to your home.

Artgeist Dogtooth Check 2.45m x 350cm Wallpaper

Grey and White Dogtooth Wallpaper – £15.98 per square metre (was £20.17), Artgeist

The popularity of grey as the go-to interior design colour continues, but not in muted shades or textures. This striking wallpaper – nay, grey and white dogtooth mural! – from Artgeist is the perfect backdrop to bright fixtures and fittings, as is shown here alongside bright yellow fixtures and fittings and the spring sales give you the perfect opportunity to freshen up your surroundings in imaginative style.

Monochrome Dogtooth Linen Cushion

Monochrome Dogtooth Linen Cushion – £45 (was £65), Tori Murphy

Quality accessories can really lift the feel of a room, as this superb dogtooth cushion from Tori Murphy proves. In shades of coal and linen (we’re calling it monochrome!), the hand-finished cushion’s bold print is emblazoned on a beautifully soft 100% Merino lambswool, woven in Lancashire. The back is constructed from heavy calico. The cushion measures 40x40xcm, comes with a duck feather pad and is available with a twenty pound saving currently.

Alston Grey and White Throw from the White Company

Alston Grey and White Throw from the White Company – £42 (was £60), The White Company

The White Company provide a more muted but luxurious take on the trend with this beautiful wool and acrylic blend dogtooth throw in alabaster white and soft grey. Warm and soft to the touch, the throw would fit in perfectly in any bedroom or living room. Its edges are finished with tassels and you’ll make a 30% saving on the retail price if you buy it now.

B&Q Black and Grey Dogtooth Rug
Black and Grey Houndstooth Rug – £31, B&Q
A steal at just over thirty quid, this durable Amara houndstooth rug from B&Q’s Colours range comes in either beige or grey or the grey and black colourway shown here. Hard-wearing and measuring 1.6 x 1.2 metres, the polypropyline textured rug is a simple and practical way to had warmth, texture and a bit of timeless geometric style to any home.

Five of the Best: Faux Fur Home Accessories

It might seem a bit unseasonal, but faux fur looks fabulous and feels comfortable all year round – and there isn’t a better time to get a bargain piece! Here we choose our five favourite faux fur finds – all of them reduced!

M&S Faux Fur Bean Bag

M&S Faux Fur Bean Bag – £120 (was £150)

Initially it had a slightly heftier price tag than a other similar items – but then this is no ordinary faux fur beanbag, this is an M&S luxuriously soft faux fur beanbag! Also available in mocha, it’ll add both comfort and style to your home’s interior.

Mint Green Faux Fur Sheepskin Rug

Mint Green Faux Fur Sheepskin Rug – £14.99 (was £29.99)

Now this is a colour you don’t see out in the wild! This fun sheepskin-effect rug is available in three sizes and the most fantastic colours (alongside this vibrant mint green, which is our favourite): heather and fuschia  as well as a more sober and naturalistic grey, beige, chocolate brown, cream and black. It has a non-slip latex backing for added safety.

Grey Faux Fur Throw by Gallery

Grey Faux Fur Throw – £34.99 (was £62.50), Kilburn & Scott

A quality throw can add real elegance as well as textural interest to a sofa. This grey faux fur throw is double-sided; it is mink on the reverse with piping detail along the hem band. Kilburn & Scott’s throw is also available in a warm cream colour.

Helene Berman Faux Fur Cushion, Coral

Helene Berman Faux Fur Cushion, Coral – £55.20 (20% off)

This colourful cushion – designed by faux fur specialist Helene Berman, no less – is part of a luxurious range of homeware. The cushion itself is also available in teal, soft blue, pink, black and grey as well as in this rather fetching coral (which looks somewhat red in the photo!)

Helen Moore Faux Fur Two Tone Hot Water Bottle
Helen Moore Faux Fur Two Tone Hot Water Bottle – £22 (was £59)

It might not be the most spring-like of items but we wouldn’t rule out its use just yet and its lack of seasonality means you get this Helen Moore faux fur two-tone hot water bottle at (much) better than half price! If you have the urge to match your hot water bottle with a keyring or scarf, matching versions of those are in the sale too.

Five Fabulous Bargain Photo Frames

They might not be the first thing you think of when you’re decorating your home but it can often be the accessories that make all the difference. And why pay full price when you don’t have to? Here are our five favourite current cut-price picture frames!

Habitat Cohen Recycled Magazine Frame

 

Cohen Round Recycled Magazine Photo Frame – £4.50 (was £6), Habitat

This striking porthole-shaped piece will really liven up your decor! Handmade in Vietnam from recycled magazines, the unique and colourful Cohen multi-coloured square photograph frame is perfect if you want to add interest and an eclectic flavour to your surroundings. It’s a petite 9cm high but a larger version in a rectangular shape is also available, also in the Habitat sale with 25% off. All you’ve got to do now is find a photograph with enough impact to do it justice!

Biba Jasmine Gold Photo Frame 8x10

Jasmine Gold Photo Frame – £15 (was £30), Biba

We love the grand stylings of this Jasmine gold coloured photo frame  – part of Biba’s continuing and inspiring range of gold-coloured accessories that includes bed frames and even toilet bins – which will really add a touch of fairytale glamour to any room. Measuring eight by ten inches, the velvet-back frame is also available in slightly smaller versions (4×6″ and 5×7″). It’s at half its original price, which means you can give a few of your favourite snaps the right royal treatment.

Rustic Wood Picture Frame

Rustic Wood Picture Frame – £3 (was £11), B&Q

A true bargain, here! This rustic wood photo frame, which measures 25.2cm by 20.2cm – is a mere £3. Originally priced at £11, it’s part of B&Q’s Whistler’s lodge collection, which includes all sorts of home accessories such as plaques, cushions, and candles. They’re all worth checking out as, though they’re part of the company’s autumn/winter style collection, they’ll all at a timeless natural style to your home – and, importantly, they’re all impressively reduced in the current sale!

Rope Collage Photo Frame

Rope Collage Photo Frame – £39 (was £49), Very.co.uk

Multiple-aperture photographs have come back into vogue the past few years, after decades in the wilderness. This layered rope four-aperture collage photo frame is an unusual piece though, and, as its manufacturers’ claim, will create the ‘ultimate seaside setting’ at home! With a tenner off, it’s practical as well as a tad nautical, though: the hanging points measure six by four inches and seven by five inches and allow you to display photos in both landscape and portrait formats.

Deknudt White Photo Collage Stand

Photo Stand – £63.99 (was £85.99), Deknudt Frames

Running short of wall-space? This wooden photo stand by Deknudt Frames could be the perfect solution for your picture-displaying needs. An impressive 124cm high (and 29cm wide), this collage frame offers spaces for five of your favourite standard-size (5″ x 7″) snaps. With a white painted finish (or a version is available in black if you prefer), it will display your memories while resting happily on a floor or a table-top thanks to its sturdy stand. Both colours are available for over £20 off, so act now if you want to pick up this bargain!

Five of the Best: Stylish Bargain Vases

Barcelona Ceramic Vase by Pacific Lifestyle
Barcelona Ceramic Vase – £39.99 (was £49.99), Pacific Lifestyle

Chunky and bright, Pacific Lifestyle’s red Barcelona ceramic vase will bolster up your interior with its bold presence. The design – a strong colour supplemented by a volcanic effect base – is reminiscent of vases of the 1970s, especially the other available version (not shown here) available, which is a strong mustard yellow.

Set of 3 Vases – £25 (was £29), Very.co.uk

At triple the value, this set of three vases from Very.co.uk is a great purchase, especially now the trio feature in the sale. The tallest vase, 30cm high and with a metallic finish, is complemented by the slightly smaller cylindrical turquoise vessel and the petite angular pot in pale blue.

kate spade new york Pearl Place Rose Bowl

Pearl Place Yellow Polka Dot Rose Bowl – £37.50 (was £75), Kate Spade New York

We’ve long admired her glassware range, and Kate Spade’s Pearl Place rose bowl is a great addition to the collection. A bulbous goldfish bowl-shaped glass vase, emblazoned with gold polka dots, it is presented in beautiful green branded box and would make a superb gift  – especially as it’s currently half price in the sale.

TAMERTON Multi-Coloured Ceramic Vase

TAMERTON Multi-Coloured Ceramic Vase – £37.50 (was £75), Habitat

Habitat’s Tamerton multi-coloured ceramic vase is a hand-decorated piece and so each one is unique. The pale grey stoneware vase is covered in a dripped colourful pattern of glazes that emanate from its top in a volcanic fashion. It’s currently half-price in Habitat’s sale, so act quickly if you want to acquire this beauty.

Linea Sprig Vase

Sprig Vase – £10 (was £20), Linea

Another hand-painted piece, Linea’s sprig vase bears a delicate design of foliage and berries, in pretty shades of blue and pink/orange. A column vase of 27cm high, it’s perfect for smaller bunches of flowers and, the company promises, will ‘bring the fable folk trend into your home.’ This one’s also something of a steal, and is yours for a tenner (again, half price).

Time to make savings: the best bargain clocks

It’s so hard to get back into a routine after Christmas – and since time can feel like your enemy at this time of year, you could do with a clock with a nice friendly (or at least stylish!) face. Obviously, if it’s a bargain that’s even better – so here are our favourite timepieces from the current sales.

Karlsson Maxie 29cm Wall Clock, Copper/White – £29 (was £55)

Copper has been a huge trend in interior design over the past year, and with good reason – it’s so sleek and stylish, and gives us a bit of a break from more predictable chrome or blingy gold. We love the understated retro yet contemporary looks of this Karlsson Maxie wall clock in copper and white. The clock is 29cm in diameter and powered by one AA battery – stocks are running low, though, so get in fast!

Wall Clock by Herdasa

Wall Clock by Herdasa – £88.99 (was £102.99)

From a company that prides itself on ‘spanning the style gap between classic and contemporary’ comes this striking timepiece. The black and grey Herdasa wall clock is comprised of a grey face on a shaped wooden support and it comes in a series of more natural finishes, including cherry, oak and walnut, in addition to plain white.

Roger Lascelles Children's Cow Pendulum Clock

Roger Lascelles Children’s Cow Pendulum Clock – £24 (was £35)

The little dog may have laughed to see such fun, but not before the cow had jumped over the moon! Display the first part of the scene on your child’s bedroom wall in the form of this fantastic cow-shaped Roger Lascelles children’s clock which has a swinging, moon-shaped pendulum. Powered by 2 AA batteries, it’s made from foamex.

Nickel Cog Wall Clock

Nickel Cog Wall Clock – £69 (was £99)

Industrial style in interior design remains popular, and is embodied in this nickel cog design wall clock from Furniture Village. An impressive 46cm in diameter, the clock’s face is composed of shiny nickel plate, finished off with black hands and would suit a minimalistic, clean and crisp interior.

Acctim Mika Glass Wall Clock

Acctim Mika Glass Wall Clock – £16.99 (was £20.49)

If you want to add a burst of colour to your living environment you could do worse than introduce the smart retro stylings of this Acctim’s red open-dial glass wall clock, which has a mirrored Arabic dial and is also available in black and hard-to-find lime green! This battery-powered clock is 30cm in diameter.