three easy ways to capture the iconic look

As a former hoarder, it’s always hard not to fill up shelves with ceramics or squash in one more piece of furniture – so when Furniture Village released their new lookbook for SS16, the section on Iconic Style really appealed to me.

This style is all about keeping it minimal, but with a modern twist – beautiful, simple furniture combined with pops of colour and natural wood make it an easy look to achieve in your home, whatever your budget. Today, I’ve got three top tips on how to get the look yourself, whether you’re thinking of changing all your furniture or just some cushions.

1. Look for clean lines
The real key to capturing the Iconic Style is to keep everything really simple with plenty of clean lines; Ercol chairs and dining tables are perfect, and any accessories should be fuss-free with subtle detail. Industrial lighting is ideal for this particular trend, as the simple metal shades mean it fits right in.

2. Choose natural wood
Wood is a big look this spring and summer, and you don’t have to be looking for furniture to get involved. Vases, bowls and plant pots are all great ways of adding this particular style to your home – simply add some bright and cheerful flowers or leafy green plants to complete the look. If you do happen to be shopping for bigger items, try chairs, tables and sideboards with the grain left showing through to capture that natural look.

3. Consider black
A lot of people are afraid of adding black to their home, but keeping it minimal and mixing it up with colourful accessories will keep things looking bright and fresh; try candlesticks or napkins for table accents, or add a monochrome cushion here and there to add depth to your room.

For more tips on how to capture this great spring look, head over to the Furniture Village website.

Many thanks to Furniture Village for collaborating on this post.

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