We cannot quite say if it’s our love for the bold white, red and blues in our home decor or our desire for some spirit lifting patriotism in these politically challenging times and decided to bring you a blog with some seriously witty Brit- inspired themes to add the touch of the ‘Cool’ to our homes.
The term ‘Cool Britannia’ was used to describe UK’s contemporary culture in the 1990’s to capture and build on its rising popularity abroad. But the expression with its attached style and the flagship sign of Union Jack caught on and its influence went beyond music and arts into fashion and most importantly (we may be biased) to interior design!!
Union Jack Inspired
The fans of all things British and the Union Jack in particular have not been short on choice. From Union Jack fridges, range of cookers, sofas and armchairs to throws, cushions and mugs the choice is plentiful. If flying the flag is your pick, we love the subtlety and the nostalgia that seems to ooze from this vintage radio.
Pop Art Prints
The love affair with home grown musical icons is best answered with a pop art print. Be it Bowie or Beatles the choice is plentiful giving us an easy way of adding a burst of colour to our homes. The bold colours of pop art prints on neutral background and with simple frame can be incorporated into any, neutral or vibrant, themed interiors.
If you are in this for the long haul iconic themed wallpaper will add colour to any space brightening up your home. We are very fond of the vintage look London scenes wallpaper from the quintessentially British Cath Kidston that will go well in kids’ bedrooms, kitchens, hallways as well as adding some cheerfulness to office and study rooms.
For a quick fix, you can’t go wrong with scattering few pillows with iconic images related to Britain that are recognized all over the world. For the more subtle but quirky choice we are leaving the Union Jack behind and would go for this fun London inspired design with palace guard and the crown.
And if you can’t quite decide simply opt for kitchen accessories, from colourful mugs with cute twist on what we perceive as a very British scene to brighten up the breakfast table to stylish cork place mats depicting the map of British Isles perfect for any meal time.