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Interior Design Themes 6: The Best of British

With the countdown to the London 2012 Olympics in full swing what better way to get into the spirit with The Best of British! This can can looked in three ways, all very practical, achievable and inspiring.

1. Buy British:
Supporting British retailers by buying only from those who trade in the UK is a great way to show your patriotism, more especially in the current economic times where we are seeing many of the retailers synonymous with the high street closing their doors. However, even if you don’t have a particular store on your doorstep online shopping makes it easy to choose and support UK retailers.

You could take the concept a step further by only purchasing goods which were manufactured in the UK, however in reality this would probably reduce your chances of finding bedding, duvet cover sets, curtains, blinds and other soft furnishing at affordable prices. So, if you really want to support everything British you’ll have to look at the source of the products you buy along with the retailer.

2. British Interior Designers:
The second way is to be inspired by British interior designers. Designer goods don’t have to be out of your price range. Some of the leading designers, including Julian Charles and Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen have some fabulous double duvet covers and super king bedding without the designer price tag attached.

If you are looking for a flamboyant, luxury and unusual bedroom makeover who better than Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen to be inspired by! With a range of stylish bedding and accessories your bedrooms can be transformed effortlessly into haven of peace and tranquillity or make a bold statement in your bedroom.

Julian Charles designs on the other hand tend to take a more traditional route, by using luxury fabrics for duvet cover sets with subtle designs and neutral colour combinations.

3. Show your support for the UK by using the union flag as the focal point of your design. These can be used as ‘loudly’ or subtly as you wish. Team plain double duvet covers with a union flag bedspread, or hang the flag on the wall. For a more subtle approach union flag cushions add a patriotic look without being too garish or overpowering.

Whichever option or combinations of the ideas you take you can have your home ready to support the British Team next year!

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