Editors Pick of the Month

Welcome summer with daring yellow accents

Louis De Poortere Cameo Rug - Vanilla Dream in living room with TV unit and sofa

Summer fills our homes with light and warmth, and provides a welcome change from the grey and cold of winter. For many of us, we want to welcome summer with fresh colour in our home but we shy away from yellow for fear it will be ‘too much’, overpowering a space.

Yellow is a colour that many people think is tough to work with. Too bright a shade gives the space a child-like appeal but too dark borders on it having a negative impact on a space. And there is the question, ‘what colour complements yellow?’.

We have the answers as to how bright, warming yellow can add an air of sophistication, elegance and fun into a space.

In the Living Room

Louis De Poortere Vintage Patchwork Yellow Rug in living room with sofa and armchair

A communal space where the whole family relaxes will welcome a hint of yellow. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a wall colour but if you want a feature wall, consider wallpaper with dashes of yellow alongside grey or sky blue.

White looks great with yellow but choose a slightly more muted yellow as the white will lend luminosity to it. 

However, for more permanent yellow additions consider…

Rugs

… a fantastic fireside wool rug, aglow with a vibrant yellow or consider a lighter shade of yellow to add a mellowness to the living room. This Louis de Poortere rug makes a real design statement, great for adding a dash of yellow to uplift any space.

Team your wool rugs with a rustic coffee table, complete with a vase of enchanting yellow roses.

Upholstered furniture

In a modern industrial look, you need smooth lines, low profiles with detail that catches the eye. These contemporary armchairs and matching sofas can be customised with yellow leather, perfect for those with more daring and confident tastes.

But if you feel the yellow armchair needs to be more golden, this stylish club chair will take your breath away…

Accessories

Adorn the walls with golden framed mirrors and add yellow flowers to pick out the tones of reclaimed wood coffee tables. Illuminate the space with brass or gold effect table lamps, adding detail with hanging pendant lights too.

In the Dining Room

Yellow is a cheerful colour, perfect for the dining space in your home but you don’t have to limit yourself to yellow dining chairs. If you do, however, yellow upholstered modern dining chairs are perfect for highlighting the grandeur and the history of the reclaimed wood dining table.

Add bright yellow flowers, from blousy yellow tulips in spring to helplessly cheerful sunflowers and pretty, understated yellow roses. Yellow is a colour that works well in the farmhouse style, ideal for providing the accent for farmhouse furniture – choose a mellow, barely-there yellow for an authentic look.

Mellow yellow looks great on the walls or opt for yellow crockery, with a few accents pieces such as bright yellow jugs and platters on the reclaimed wood dresser.

In the Bedroom

Not forgetting the bedroom, yellow is perfect for adding a vibrancy that can invigorate and calm in equal measure.

We love upping the brightness in the bedroom during the summer with daring, vibrant bed linen – crisp, Egyptian cotton yellow sheet and pillow slips are not just for the spare room nor a child’s room. Match with vibrant, paisley patterned duvet covers and cushions to maximise the fun and frivolity of yellow.

Or team with light, pastel blue for a more toned down effect. For uber-modern, stick with your minimalist style and clean lines, marrying grey walls with mellow-yellow bedlinen.

Whatever the shade, adding yellow accents is sure to bring a little sunshine into any room you choose to use it in.

Editor's top pick: the best chairs to look for

You could probably find a chair in any colour and any design you could imagine. But with so much on offer, how do you pick the best option for your home. Here are some of our top picks. 

In the dining room

If you choose a dining table with matching dining chairs, the hard part is taken away from you. However, if you choose a style to match your dining room's personality, you will create a truly unique room. 

Upholstered dining chairs make a great addition to any dining area. Not only will they provide a more classic look, they often provide a more comfortable seating area for your guests with their padded seats. These modern dining chairs provide the perfect blend of contemporary design with the angled metal base with the more traditional style of the buttoned seat.

Luxe Madison Chrome Grey Upholstered Dining Chair for dining table

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In the office

The best office chair is something that will provide comfort. But this doesn't mean it has to be boring. To pair with a contemporary desk, look for a more statement design that adds some colour or interest to your space. 

Leather furniture will provide a classic, elegant finish but the metal casing of this chair will make an impact and hopefully make your working day a little less mundane!

Aviator Keeler Wing Desk Chair with leather

 

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Alternatively, a leather office chair will provide a simple and classic design that will work in any space and may be better if you don't have a designated office, but rather it is incorporated into the rest of your home.

Hudson Living Brown Capri Leather Chair with metal frame

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Outside

Outside, rattan furniture is always a great option as it looks great for a more natural finish, and withstands the weather. With outdoor chairs, make sure you go for something with a seating pad to ensure it comfortable for sitting outside with a drink in the summer or if you are sitting for longer periods and BBQs and summer dinner parties.

Chilgrove PE Rattan Garden Chair with Cushion

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To create a luxury bar area outside, make sure you add the perfect chairs to match. With an outdoor wooden table and the coordinated pair of bar stools, this classic set will look great for summers to come.

St Mawes Reclaimed Wood Round Bar Table Set

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Shop the full seating collections at Modish Living, visit our website or get in touch with our team for any enquiries.

Editor's pick for March: Get ready for a luxurious Easter

Easter is almost here and its the perfect time for a spring clean and a refresh of some of your decor. Here are a few of my picks from Modish Living to create a luxurious look in your home this Easter.

The Must-have Table

Food with family and friends is at the heart of most Easter celebrations. So make sure you have a stylish and practical space to serve your delicious roast dinner on Easter Sunday with a gorgeous reclaimed wood dining table.

The Luxe Kensington Reclaimed Wood Dining Table is the perfect blend of contemporary and rustic style. The dining table features a reclaimed wooden top crafted from old sleeper wood for a unique finish perfect for adding charisma to your kitchen or dining room. For an easy to maintain alternative, the table can be fitted with a clear glass top so you can still appreciate the beautiful wood underneath. 

Luxe Kensington Reclaimed Wood Dining Table in Dining Room with Dining chairs

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Pair your dining table with comfortable dining chairs so your dinner parties can go on for hours. The neutral tone of the Luxe Macy Grey Upholstered Dining Chairs work with any colour scheme for an elegant finish. These chairs can also be upholstered in different fabrics to match your interior scheme.

Luxe Macy Grey Upholstered Dining Chair pair

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Accessories

Accessories add personality to any room. Add a little glamour to your room with some of these stunning accessories, perfect for accessorising your dining table this Easter. These accessories can all be delivered in time for Easter and would make wonderful gifts.

Make a statement at the centre of your dining table with the Nickel Pod Candle Holder. The set comes with three slim line candle holders are distinctive and elegant, perfect for any contemporary dining room.

Contemporary Nickel Pod Candle Holder set of 3 holders for EasterShop Nickel Pod Candle Holder

The new collection of accessories at Modish Living also offers beautiful options for serving food at your dinner table. The Bramble Flower Caddy Dip is perfect for an injection of spring style with the aluminium floral framing around the three understated bowls. The dip bowls also come with three bowls in a row, perfect for placing at the centre of your dining table for a stylish way to present small nibbles, dips and chutneys.

Bramble Flower Dip Bowls for Easter table decoration

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The 'Bramble' collection by designer Garth Williams also offers styles mixing mango wood and aluminium for a wonderfully unique finish. The Bramble Flower Wooden Salad Bowl with Servers would look stunning on any dining table or would make a beautiful Easter gift. Pair with the Bramble Flower Bread Board is perfect for finishing your table off and serving bread or cheese.

Bramble Flower Wooden Salad Bowl with Servers

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To get your home ready for Easter, take a look at the full collection of home accessories at Modish Living and get inspired from our blog.