It started with our hair, moved onto our clothes and gradually, as these things tend to, moved into our houses. The dip dye, or ombre trend has been floating around for a little while now and shows no sign of abating.
Designers Guild have a created a subtle version in several colour ways which might be a little extreme for many of us when it comes to the walls but check out the curtains below.
Or you can go for the full-on House of Hackney version, which has been described as chintz on acid.
Or you can just paint the walls yourself and stop where you fancy
Or, if papering and painting the walls is a trend too far for you, how about trying a few accessories? These baskets were made by Martha Stewart and would be easy enough to copy.
As would this chair. Remember if you’re painting a chair, bang four nails into the feet so that you can paint right down to the bottom. This would also allow you to dip the legs into the paint pot and then you can stand it on newspaper on the nails while it dries.
This is essentially a dip-dyed log from Anthropologie. Yes, I know what you’re thinking, I’m just showing you the possibilities.
Or this sideboard is a really pretty way of incorporating the look.
But you can always stick to a trusty cushion as a way into a trend. That way you haven’t broken the bank and you can decide if you want to go a little further with it after living with a detail for a while.
This pretty rug would look lovely by the side of the bed and both it and the cushion above, are in this year’s massively fashionable indigo (see below for more on indigo and trends for 2013)
This shower curtain from Anthropologie is a really bold version of dip dye, which doesn’t have to be restricted to the bathroom.
These lamps from Loaf.com are so pretty
I like this plate too
But actually first into this trend was the British furniture companyErcol who have been breaking the mould and creating classic designs since they first launched in 1920.
So what do you think? Are you going to be bringing a little dip dye into your home for spring?
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