The Winter weather is lifting and spring is on it’s way, which makes now the perfect time to freshen up your home with a few choice pieces. To make it even sweeter, we thought we’d help out by giving one lucky person £100 to spend on what ever they like on our site. To enter our prize draw all you need to do is enter your name and email address below before Midnight on Sunday 28th February. We’ll select and inform the winner on March 1st 2021.
What could you add to your home with £100 to spend?
The Dotmaker team scour the world to find items for your home that are on trend right now. We team them up with interiors influencers so you can “Shop the look” here are a few things our team picked out, but have a look around the site and see what you like. If you’re our lucky winner you can always put the £100 prize towards something bigger too.
The Franco Pillar Candlestick, is an elegant addition to the dining table or mantelpiece. Made from polished aluminium, its broad base supports an ornate baluster body, which in turn supports a circular top that will hold a large candle with ease.
The Arden multi-coloured basket is made from seagrass, woven to produce a beautiful finish which would look great as a feature piece in a room, or as a practical storage or carrying vessel. Two robust handles mean it can be easily transported even when full.
If you are looking for a dramatic piece to create a focal point for your room, look no further. The Horatio Wall Mounted Skull is constructed from textured aluminium, with a mirrored polished silver finish.
The Baa Sheepskin Pouffe is so gorgeously soft, it’s impossible not to dip your toes in! It is filled with sheepskin offcuts for extra comfort and comes with a zipped bottom. As sheepskin is an natural product, each of our lovely Sheepskin Pouffes are unique and differ in texture and hair length.
To enter our prize draw all you need to do is enter your name and email address below before Midnight on Sunday 28th February. We’ll select and inform the winner on March 1st 2021.
Prize Draw Rules:
The prize is £100 credit to spend on Dotmaker.com. All entries must be received by 28th February 2021. The winner will be randomly selected from all entries and contacted directly via email. No correspondence will be entered into regarding the prize draw. Employees of The Dotmaker are not eligible to enter. UK residents aged over 18 only.
A luxurious addition to your living space, the 100% wool Ochoa sheepskin rug, available in 3 variations - cream (pictured), natural or dark grey, will feel super soft under your feet and help finish of the rooms décor. The fluffy pile will complement any setting, while accentuating the deluxe style of the rug.
Ideal for draping over your sofa or chair, the sheepskin will indulge you with a cosy feel, while bringing a lavish look to your furniture. Softening your floorboards, the Ochoa sheepskin rug will make a wonderful feature piece in your home.
To enter the prize draw simply enter your name and email address below.
This rug is really versatile, worth £95, makes any room a little bit special as you can see in the inspirational room shot from @the_3_stowe_aways
Now, we want to give you the opportunity to win this lovely item as seen in one of our stunning inspiration images. A little something to bring a little warmth to your home this winter.
Entries are now closed
Fancy winning one of these beautiful rugs? All you have to do is fill in this simple form, and that’s it! A winner will be chosen from all the entries on Monday 23rd November 2020, and contacted via email.
Prize Draw Rules: The prize is a Ochoa Luxury Sheepskin Rug as described. All entries must be received by 23rd November 2020. The winner will be randomly selected from all entries and contacted directly via email. No correspondence will be entered into regarding the prize draw. Employees of The Dotmaker are not eligible to enter. UK residents aged over 18 only.
The minimalist design movement dates back to the early 20th century and remains strong today. The origins of minimalism however can be traced back centuries before in the Japanese foundations of Zen and simplicity, whereby anything that isn’t essential is not tolerated - minimalism really is more of a principle than a style. We have put together a simple style guide for the keen Minimalists.
Interior that is easy on the eye
In a nutshell, pared back, simple spaces, sophisticated furniture, lots of light, an open floor plan, neutral white base colours. Minimalist interiors are easy on the eye, and soothing on the soul. Beautiful and serene; to embrace this style less is most definitely more, and provides the perfect backdrop to an inviting interior that can be as luxe as you like!
Embracing this principle in your own home can do wonders for your sanity; it offers serenity and beauty through and through and works in harmony with a mindful lifestyle. That said, achieving this look successfully needs more thought than it may seem! Potential pitfalls can include ending up with a space that can feel sparse, cold or unlived-in. Join the Dotmaker dots to get a head start with minimalism...
First things first for Minimalist Interior
A key mantra to a Minimalist style guide is to live by ‘do more with less’, and simply ‘less is more’! Pare back on superfluous clutter and operate a strict ‘one in, one out’ approach to anything you introduce. Consider each item you bring into your home carefully; form is so important here! You will be repaid with a more considered and thoughtful interior.
Light, Space & Storage
The 'one in, one out' mentality doesn't mean get rid of all your belongings and sentimental items. A key factor to a Minimalist style guide is to invest in functional storage that also has beautiful form. Think reductive design, free from decoration or ornamentation. Your inner hoarder can still lurk within if it must!
Don’t panic if you don’t have loads of natural light. Think carefully about using warmer tones of white and off white colours particularly if you’re relying on artificial lighting, and introduce plenty of texture to stop your place feeling flat. Colour can be used - but choose solid pigments that are easy on the eye.
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