Catherine Rowe Designs

Statement Cloakrooms and Winter Patios

Here at jmm PR, we have been scouring the internet for our favourite articles of the week.

This week brings inspiration on how to transform your cloakroom with statement wallpaper as well as patio ideas for the winter.

Image: Catherine Rowe Designs

These Three Rooms – Cloakroom wallpaper: Create a real statement in your downstairs WC

With the festive season fast approaching, our homes will likely be experiencing an influx of visitors during the remainder of 2021. Now is the perfect time to revamp the areas of our homes that are likely to be used a lot over the coming months, and why not start by giving your downstairs cloakroom a makeover?

In this article, These Three Rooms explains how to use printed wallpaper to transform your downstairs toilet, as well as providing some stunning inspiration to help get our creative juices flowing! According to the article, your cloakroom “doesn’t have to match the rest of your house. You can go for clashing colours, mishmash patterns and completely different styles.” If you tend to play it safe with your interior design, testing out a new style in the cloakroom is a great way to experiment and, as the space is small, it can be updated easily and is far more cost effective than redecorating a larger room in the home.

The first tip that stood out to us in the article is to match your sink to your wallpaper, enabling the sanitaryware to blend in and the wallpaper to take centre stage. The article also suggests wallpapering your ceiling (we’re undecided about this idea!), which can help to create a cocooned effect in your space. When it comes to colour, there are advantages and disadvantages to making a statement with dark colours in the cloakroom. While dark wallpaper can help to create a cosy atmosphere, it should only really be considered in rooms with lots of natural light, to prevent your space looking too dark. A great way to experiment with printed wallpaper in a subtle way is to opt for a style in muted, toned-down colours, such as beige, grey or off white.

Our favourite idea in the article, and a great tip for anyone looking for a more understated look, is to just wallpaper the top half of your wall, while pairing it with some wall panelling below. This looks particularly stylish when the panelling is painted to match the wallpaper, like in the stunning example pictured above.

Are you daring enough to revamp your cloakroom with printed wallpaper? To read more ideas from These Three Rooms, check out the article and don’t forget to let us know which style is your favourite!

Image: Moda Furnishings

Gardeningetc – Winter patio ideas: 11 ways to make the most of your backyard in cooler weather

Now that the weather is getting colder, many of us are retreating indoors for our social gatherings. But, if done right, your patio space can still be a great place for socialising, even in the winter months! This is why we loved this article by Gardeningetc, which has some creative ideas for prepping your patio for a winter get-together.

One suggestion by Gardeningetc is to give your patio a festive touch by decorating it with pretty lights. Anything from festoon and fairy lights to tea lights and candles will really give your outdoor space a wintery feel. You can also buy light-up woven creatures, which will further enhance the cosy atmosphere, while also ensuring you have enough light now that the days are getting shorter. You can even hang up a wreath to really bring out the Christmas vibes!

Just because it’s nearly winter, doesn’t mean you and your guests need to put up with the cold. Add some throws or sheepskins to your outdoor seating and with the addition of an outdoor heater, firepit, chimenea or stove, your guests will be feeling nice and cosy in no time!

Warm tones are often used for autumn, but they’re also effective at bringing a snug vibe to your space. If the weather is too brisk, then you can always bring in the impression of a warmer environment with colours such as burnt orange and red.

If you’re looking to keep up with the latest trends, opting for a Scandi look is perfect for keeping your outdoor area looking trendy and in-style. Keep the neutral tones from looking boring by partnering them up with some natural textures, lanterns and outdoor elements such as pinecones and foliage. If you’re looking to add some potted plants that will survive the winter months, ornamental grasses are perfect for adding that green touch and are hardy enough to survive cold weather.

Image: Julia Currie

And if you don’t fancy braving the winter weather, Gardeningetc has recommended even turning your greenhouse into a seating area instead. This is even better if your greenhouse has mains power as you could bring in an electric stove to really make you feel more comfortable.

What was your favourite tip for a winter patio? Let us know if the comments! And don’t forget to check whether your furniture can be left outside or not, fabrics, uncoated steel, iron and natural rattan are best brought inside once you’re done using them.

Ends

Jess and Steph at jmm PR

22nd October 2021

 

About jmm PR:

jmm PR is a PR, social media and influencer marketing agency that offers a range of bespoke and innovative marketing services that can make a real difference to your business.

With decades of experience and proven success in raising the profiles and awareness of brands and businesses, jmm PR has extensive public relations and commercial knowledge, which can effectively contribute to the growth of your business. In addition, services include writing press releases, proof reading and copy writing, plus campaign and event support, social media and influencer planning and marketing.

jmm PR offers solutions for businesses of all sizes, including PR packages designed to support SMEs in addition to annual press office management to complement marketing plans of larger organisations.

For more information, please visit the website www.jmmpr.co.uk or contact the team on 01536 414555 or contact@jmmpr.co.uk

Categories

Archives

Recent Posts

Our Twitter Feed

jmm PR 22 hours ago

We have been scouring the internet for our favourite articles of the week. This week brings festive bedrooms and traditional Christmas decoration ideas. Read the full story on our blog, available here: bit.ly/3Ihkv5F Image: David Brittain

test Twitter Media - We have been scouring the internet for our favourite articles of the week. This week brings festive bedrooms and traditional Christmas decoration ideas. 

Read the full story on our blog, available here: https://t.co/lSQMtvWUzm

Image: David Brittain https://t.co/b85A4T97Yb
jmm PR 1 day ago

InSinkErator has announced its partnership with ArtiCAD, which will see food waste disposers featured in the ArtiCAD catalogue for the first time. Read the full story on our blog, available here: bit.ly/3ohR5w7

test Twitter Media - InSinkErator has announced its partnership with ArtiCAD, which will see food waste disposers featured in the ArtiCAD catalogue for the first time. 

Read the full story on our blog, available here: https://t.co/QNoSJbMi2E https://t.co/cWOk1sVob2
jmm PR 2 days ago

The Kitchen Bathroom Buying Group (KBBG), part of DER KREIS, Europe’s leading kitchen and bathroom buying group, has expanded its members’ offering with the addition of Swift to its portfolio. Read the full story on our blog, available here: bit.ly/3EmmraE

test Twitter Media - The Kitchen Bathroom Buying Group (KBBG), part of DER KREIS, Europe’s leading kitchen and bathroom buying group, has expanded its members’ offering with the addition of Swift to its portfolio.

Read the full story on our blog, available here: https://t.co/IeB0oYbZd0 https://t.co/wGesg2GkVe
jmm PR 2 days ago

Just because it’s nearly winter, it doesn’t mean you have to abandon your garden entirely for social gatherings. Take a look at this article by @HB which has some ideas for keeping your garden warm during this chilly season! bit.ly/3luxkj9

test Twitter Media - Just because it’s nearly winter, it doesn’t mean you have to abandon your garden entirely for social gatherings. Take a look at this article by @HB which has some ideas for keeping your garden warm during this chilly season!

https://t.co/yQfymMwoqR https://t.co/PVbEenVTNX
jmm PR 3 days ago

One of our favourite things about the festive season is the delicious cocktails! This list of recipes from @bbcgoodfood includes a range of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktail ideas that are sure to wow your family and friends over Christmas: bit.ly/3pjNYTI 🍸

test Twitter Media - One of our favourite things about the festive season is the delicious cocktails! This list of recipes from @bbcgoodfood includes a range of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktail ideas that are sure to wow your family and friends over Christmas: https://t.co/fCYgwyZWjE 🍸 https://t.co/SkHgAq5zUk
jmm PR 4 days ago

AM Labels, an award-winning supplier of complete labelling solutions including manufacturing and warehouse automation, barcoding and RFID systems, has added the DTM LX610e to its portfolio. Read the full story on our blog, available here: bit.ly/3o5HwjV

test Twitter Media - AM Labels, an award-winning supplier of complete labelling solutions including manufacturing and warehouse automation, barcoding and RFID systems, has added the DTM LX610e to its portfolio. 

Read the full story on our blog, available here: https://t.co/1sdf8xhmya https://t.co/phcO29XpvV