This January is seeing three key themes; exotic global style influences, nature-inspired, eco-friendly living, and cosy nights in. From Portuguese tile wallpaper and Indian living rooms to rustic kitchens and bathrooms that blend into nature, to sink-into sofas and rustic fireplaces, these are the most popular ideas from Livingetc's Instagram feed...

Cosy Corner

Who wouldn’t want to curl up here on a grey January day?

Country kitchens

A range cooker, neutral palette and natural materials create a homely and inviting atmosphere in this rustic kitchen…


Cool palette

This living room oozes relaxed glamour, with faded parquet floors, calm colours, stonewashed linens and worn out leather. A few brass and velvet accents give it glamour.


Portuguese tiles

With Spanish bathrooms predicted to be a top trend this year, it’s no surprise that Pierre Frey’s latest wallpaper launch, inspired by tiles from the Mediterranean, is going down a treat…

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Portuguese tiles have long been acknowledged as some of Europe’s most beautiful – timeless blue-and-white tin-glazed azulejo designs, often using intricate motifs, that still have a fresh, clean feel. One from our News page in the Feb #livingetcuk, this is in fact a scenic wallpaper from @lamaisonpierrefrey Lovers of the real thing can now find many designers and manufacturers paying homage to the Portuguese technique but interpreting it very differently such as British studios @reptile_tiles and @piccolpassotiles Photography @jakecurtisphoto Styling . . #livingetcmag #livingetcuk #livingetcuknews #scenicwallpaper #portuguesetiles #azulejotiles #blueandwhite #tinglaze

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Squishy sofas

Squishy sofas like this deep, textural sink-into seat celebrate winter’s cosy nights in.

Crittall Style

Crittall style never goes out of fashion. That’s a fact.


2020 is all about taking a more sustainable approach to living, and that includes design. We’re all ready for this new dawn of eco-friendly paints, made from natural raw materials, including plant extracts, chalk and linseed.

Global style

Another major trend for 2020 is the influence of global style on our home interiors. Here, a Cuban-inspired look has us dreaming of balmy summer nights.

Back to nature

This striking bathroom design vividly connects with nature. The in-out connection is reinforced through plantings and a dark wall to create contrast and drama with the bright courtyard beyond.

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Feelin’ fresh this Friday, thanks to this amazing bathroom which so vividly connects with nature, 365 days a year. A wonderful positive way to wake up in the morning, sharing a shower with Mother Nature – a daily boost for wellbeing and mood. Aussie designer Michelle Fieldsend @afreshtouch reinforced the in-out connection through plantings and then used a dark tile wall to create contrast and drama with the bright courtyard beyond. Part of our Feb issue wellness special, packed with ideas on how design and health go hand-in-hand, out now! . . . #livingetcuk #livingetcmag #livingetcdesigndossier #livingetcwellness #feelingfresh #showerinsunshine #designforhealth #designforwellbeing

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Read Also: Cool Ways To Bring The Outdoors In

Indian inspired

Did you know that online searches for Indian inspired living room ideas has gone up by 2080 percent over the last year? Looks like we’re all a little hungry for a taste of the exotic.

Read Also: Inside the Most Stylish Homes of Tangier, Morocco


sing the blues

Pale pastel blue combined with brass finishes, cane furniture and clean lines gives the home of @andthentheywentwild a totally fresh and fabulous feel.

top to toe

The deep blue colour of the tiles is repeated on the ceiling, above the wall panels and on the bath tub to beautiful effect.

paradise found

Create your own blissful tropical oasis within your own home like interior designer Nicoline Beerkens has done here and enjoy a staycation every day.

cane do attitude

The appetite for cane and rattan shows no sign of abating. Perhaps it’s due to the relaxed vibe it imbues?

fan fare

Stylist Lucy Gough gets the festive season started with these pretty fan decorations in a Circus inspired Christmas shoot for our December issue.

Check out the Christmas gift trends 2019.

a real gem

Emerald, amethyst and ruby tones inject this room with some decadent drama.


Everything but the kitchen sink? Not with the trend for fluting.

brassed off

A beautiful bronze cooker hood and dramatic brass pendant light add to the grandeur of this elegant kitchen.

in the round

We’re loving these lights  by Budapest-based @Lumoconcept, which manage to be both subtle and statement at the same time.

country homes collab

Country style with a contemporary twist from our sister magazine, Country Homes & Interiors and One World.

Find stylish Christmas Decorating ideas.


It’s clearly time to hunker down and cosy up…


This kitchen is a winner on so many levels: the extra prep area, the steel Crittal-style doors, the rich colour, the marble surfaces, need we say more…

2 beam me up

The pale white oak flooring and original timber beams, exude warmth in this airy warehouse apartment.

3 zone out

One of the biggest interiors trends right now, these Crittal-style panels zone the kitchen area, without losing any of the flow.

4 island life

If enclosed storage space isn’t an issue, consider a trestle-style island with a chunky worktop for a modern take on this kitchen staple.

See other ways to use Crittal-style doors, screens and room-dividers.

5 on a pedestal

The heritage style of this beautiful bathroom basin brings a touch a country house grandeur to the ‘smallest’ room.

6 material gains

A limewash wall, white cabinetry, marble table and steel cooker hood combine with wooden worktops, leather handles and a brass pendant for a perfect mash up of cool and warm materials.

7 sit back and relax

Beautifully curated with tonally tuned artworks and quirky finds this shelved alcove provides a serene backdrop for a restful space.

8 the right lines

These panelled timber cabinet doors transform this kitchen into a characterful space.

10 natural high

The kitchen may not be the obvious room for introducing colour, but being brave can pay dividends when it comes to balancing aesthetics and atmosphere.


September might be summer’s last hurrah, but it was moody hues and calm neutrals that got you going on the ‘gram

1 The art of design

A Damien Hirst takes centre stage in this fabulous home, which featured on our September House Tours event.

2 light and dark

Thanks to the glass panels, this light-flooded extension can carry off the dark wall and accessories without feeling oppressive.

3 into the archives

One of the highlights of the London Design Festival was Cole & Son’s new Pearwood wallpaper collection, a stylish revival of some of its classic prints.

4 spaced out

Interior Designer, Beata Heuman seriously maxed out the space in this bijou apartment, creating a concealed pocket door in the bookcase, so the study can be closed off when required.

5 feather your nest

Spectacular murals are not just for walls. This built-in wardrobe has been turned into an art form with this eye-catching Heron print wallpaper from Gucci.

See more stylish bedroom wallpaper ideas.

6 kitchen confidential

Some clever reconfiguring combined with a soothing palette and luxe materials make this kitchen a cook’s dream.

7 natural beauty

Reclaimed timber, pale linens and vintage pieces give this home a natural, earthy vibe that’s full of character and instantly calming.

8 material magic

White kitchens don’t have to feel cold or austere. This one oozes warmth through the use of rich veined marble, painted panel doors and the antiqued mirror.

9 lemon fizz

These moody hues are uplifted with a blast of citrus yellow, like a zesty garnish on an autumn dish.

10 Style Steel

These steel Crittal-style doors are a serious trend that’s set to continue into the next decade.


Elegant exteriors and sunny and smart interiors were the biggest hitters on the ‘gram in August.


Turn a dingy basement entrance into something rather special with some chevron tiles, brass wall lights and smart door furniture.

2 divide and conquer

In this Victorian home Crittal-style screens preserve the flow of light while providing a feel of seclusion.

3 back in time

Retro appliances and vintage furniture and accessories stand out against the soft grey walls in this cool kitchen.

4 in the frame

Keep the sunny vibes going all year by painting your skirting and architraves in a vibrant shade of yellow.

5 basket case

Laying metro tiles in a horizontal and vertical basket weave pattern brings a new twist to this bathroom classic.

Find more metro tiled bathroom ideas.

6 lap it up

You’d be hard pushed to not start the day with ten laps before breakfast, when you step out the door into this pale turquoise pool at Hotel Punta Caliza in Mexico.

7 raise the tone

Create a sumptuous, layered look with curtains in a fabric a few tones darker than your walls.

8 flower power

We’re now aware of the benefits of biophilic design on our well-being, but by planting a seeded roof you’ll not only gain beautiful blooms, which will attract butterflies and bees, and make you feel better, it will insulate and sound-proof your home too.

9 a shark’s tale

Use paint to create a stylish mount for a series or triptych of art prints. The sunny yellow used here makes a stand-out feature and adds a welcome splash of colour in this otherwise neutral room.

10 on the run

Fancy injecting some West Coast cool into your home? Check out interior designer, Kelly Wearstler‘s runner and rug collection for The Rug Company.


We were fawning for foliage and rushing to blush this month…

Cool colour combos and fanciful foliage (both indoors and out; real and imagined) were grabbing your attention on the ‘gram throughout July.


No windows? No problem in this beautiful bathroom. A pale pink palette and on-trend terrazzo see to a bright and bold interior by Mops Studio in Russia.


A hint of dusty pink brings a flash of modern style to the classic architectural features in this beautiful abode.

3 sleep smart

A compact space is no barrier to style, as seen here in this sophisticated bedroom by Humbert et Poyet.

4 bathtime bliss

Gorgeous greens, trailing foliage and graphic gridlines make for serious statement style in this beautiful bathroom.

5 room with a view

A simple and streamlined kitchen island by Espresso Design ensures all eyes stay on the prize outside.

See these inspiring kitchen showrooms.

6 well hung

High ceilings and structural steels have multiple benefits in this cool kitchen.

7 easy elegance

This palatial pad is softened by the cool cane headboard, pale grey linens and paper pendant.

8 on the scene

This dramatic wall mural and animal print rug immediately transport you to sunnier climes.

9 take pride

A stylish reminder to celebrate Pride for longer than a weekend…

10 blooming marvellous

Move over the humble vase. Flowers and foliage have been taken to new heights, literally, with A Tree in the House.


It was all summer vibes and verdant greens winning your votes this month…

Soft sage, zesty emerald and tantalising teal hit the insta hot spots in June. Cool white spaces and sociable outdoor areas scored highly with you too.


This room clearly resonates as it was one of the most liked interiors on instagram last month too. The calming tones of green and cocooning headboard are instantly soothing. Just what we need after long days in the summer sun.


Who wouldn’t fall in love with this cool and characterful kitchen? It belongs to artist and stylist, Liza Giles and was part of the Livingetc House Tours last month. Tickets for the next House Tours in September have just gone on sale, if you want to snoop round more homes like this.


The coastal theme in this former Fisherman’s cottage has been given a sophisticated lift with some luxurious lighting.


Earthy textures and soft neutral tones – this hallway has lazy boho summer written all over it.


This gorgeous garden belongs to Julia Thompson of Frank Interiors and was another of the homes on the Livingetc House Tours last month. Julia gave us some tips on how she created her sociable outdoor space.


This cool white backdrop is enhanced with natural tones of sand and olive green and topped off with the delicate yet dramatic Vertigo light.


Set to take over from grey, sand is the new neutral to know about – and one that’s sure to evoke sunny summer days on the beach.

8 arts and crafts inspo

The new collection at William Morris & Co takes its inspiration from the work of May Morris, the designer’s daughter, who was a creative talent in her own right.

9 all white now

The white surfaces in this beautiful light-filled kitchen are grounded with timber tones and splashes of black.

10 California Dreamin’

The dappled sunlight and succulents in this desert-style garden have us all dreaming of far away places.



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