When you’ve got an iconic piece of vintage furniture, you want to make sure the rest of the room complements the look. From big things like wall coverings and flooring to the small details and touches, it’s all about getting the right style for you.
Here’s where you can find regular articles, thoughts, advice and guides to excite and inspire you. Whether it’s making the most of a room size or successfully mixing vintage and contemporary styles, it’s all here to help you bring your style to life.
22 September 2017 - Uncategorized
Whether you are looking at optimising the space in your home or styling a studio apartment there are many ways in which you can style a small room with maximum impact without compromising on style. Everybody loves getting their friends and family together so optimising space is key to allow you to entertain guests in a smaller space!
14 August 2017 - Blog & Opinion
The Ancient Greeks used marble as a show of wealth and grandeur and is now seen as a trend of the past. However, marble has become a popular contemporary design trend that is continuing into 2017.
27 June 2017 - Blog & Opinion
No room is completely without a few carefully selected accessories and no coffee table is complete without a few beautiful, inspiring coffee table books. We have pulled together a selection of our favourite books that we think will help complete your room or just help to inspire you.
19 April 2017 - Blog & Opinion
As it’s officially Spring we wanted to give you some seasonal interior inspiration. Spring is a great time to be inspired by nature and it’s a good opportunities to experimental with colour!
22 March 2017 - Blog & Opinion
Quilting is a trend that has been gaining popularity for a while now, we want to show you some of our favourite quilted pieces to help inspire you.
31 January 2017 - Blog & Opinion
If you want to start 2017 by refreshing your interior style, one easy way to do this is to simply add a few show stopping accessories. We’ve pulled together a few of our favourite accessories that are guaranteed to give any room a new lease of life.
8 December 2016 - Blog & Opinion
Buying a new sofa is an investment and there are some big decisions to be made, especially when you share your home with pets. Whilst no material can completely withstand the wear and tear pets will inevitably bring, some will make a better choice than others. We’ve put together some top tips for you to bear in mind to help keep your sofa looking better for longer.
5 December 2016 - Blog & Opinion
If you’re after inspiration for stylish presents to buy your loved ones this Christmas, look no further. We’ve pulled together some of our favourite 2016 gift ideas for the home, all of which feature at the top of our wishlist!
7 November 2016 - Blog & Opinion
We round up three of our favourite trends that are set to be all the rage for the Winter season.
12 October 2016 - Blog & Opinion
The cosmic trend has emerged within both fashion and interiors this year and we're feeling totally inspired...
27 September 2016 - Blog & Opinion
To celebrate London Design Festival, we’re giving you a peek inside G Plan HQ. We’ve collaborated with some of our favourite designers to create some one-of-a-kind pieces exclusively for our reception area.
13 September 2016 - Blog & Opinion
We’ve always loved the trend for timeless, pared-back Nordic style and in this week’s blog we’re looking at ways to take this scheme into the cosy Autumn months and beyond.
31 August 2016 - Blog & Opinion
There's no stopping the trend for florals in the world of fashion and interiors. For Autumn 2016, it's all about layering feminine patterns, prints and embroidery.
19 July 2016 - Blog & Opinion
Whether it’s your favourite holiday destination, or somewhere you’ve always wanted to go, take inspiration from a faraway place to bring a cool travel vibe to your home.
14 July 2016 - News & Events Blog & Opinion
New Designers showcases the fresh-thinking and innovation of 3,000 brilliant graduate designers and this year G Plan got in on the action to be inspired by fresh ideas and discover new design talent.
9 June 2016 - Blog & Opinion
Clever furniture design for storage and display is trending in interiors this year and we’ve brought you our favourite innovative pieces to help you curate your clutter.
23 May 2016 - Blog & Opinion
If you’re looking to brighten up your interior this year, you only have to look to the outside for inspiration.
19 April 2016 - Blog & Opinion
We welcome Artist Corey Hemingway as our guest blogger this week. Corey shares inspiration on how to bring art into your home and tells us the stories behind the most treasured pieces in hers.
14 April 2016 - Blog & Opinion
We’ve pulled together our top tips for making your living space (big or small) comfortable and balanced so it works for you.
10 April 2016 - Blog & Opinion
Here at G Plan HQ we've been totally inspired by the BBC’s ‘Great Interior Design Challenge’. We bring you our four best tips to help you get your head around tackling a restoration project.
8 March 2016 - Blog & Opinion
Find creative ways to show off your collections so they double up as interesting artwork displays and become conversation pieces in your home.
3 March 2016 - Blog & Opinion
Beautiful bold hues of forest green, midnight blue and deep charcoal can transform a space into something sophisticated and intimate. This dramatic look is set to illuminate the interiors world for 2016.
19 February 2016 - Blog & Opinion
We’re coveting this sumptuous material more than ever as it makes its way into homes for 2016...
21 January 2016 - Blog & Opinion
If you're after an interior style full of charm and personality, that's also easy to recreate in your own home, a mid-century makeover is for you...
22 December 2015 - Blog & Opinion
Why not turn your hand to a little bit of mixology this Christmas and spoil your guests with a vintage-inspired cocktail? Here are 5 of our favourite recipes...
25 November 2015 - Blog & Opinion
Some simple tips for creating a stylish and snug living room ready for the holidays…
13 November 2015 - Blog & Opinion
Every Sixty Two armchair and footstool is expertly handcrafted by one carefully selected upholsterer at the G Plan Factory based in Melksham, Wiltshire. His name is Tony...
20 October 2015 - Blog & Opinion
As we eagerly await the launch of Spectre on Monday, here are a few of our favourite ideas for bringing a little Bond style into your interior...
2 October 2015 - Blog & Opinion
We've pulled together an inspiration guide full of our favourite up and coming trends…
28 September 2015 - Blog & Opinion
We’ve pulled together a few of our favourite upcycle ideas to help you capture the trend in your home...
14 September 2015 - Blog & Opinion
Inspired by our latest trip to Paris for the illustrious Paris Design Week, we’re coveting all things gold.
27 August 2015 - Uncategorized
As we creep into September our thoughts here at G Plan HQ are turning to the Autumn/Winter season and the up and coming trends for the home.
20 August 2015 - Blog & Opinion
Loveable and versatile grey has ruled the interiors agenda for some time now, but if you fancy something a little different we've been exploring some alternative colours...
30 July 2015 - Blog & Opinion
With a modern twist, it’s hard not be seduced by the 70s trend as it works its way into our homes...
27 July 2015 - Uncategorized Blog & Opinion
This theme perfectly captures the best elements of the season with an explosion of zesty brights and wonderful prints inspired by the tropics – think palms, pineapples and colourful exotic birds.
1 July 2015 - Blog & Opinion
Sunsets offer such a wonderful range of colours that it can be difficult to select one or two when considering how to decorate your living space...
19 June 2015 - Blog & Opinion
Incredibly tactile and filled with colour, this style is a feast for the senses and we are thrilled that it’s making a come back.
15 June 2015 - Blog & Opinion
Bright tones are on-trend this year, with pops of yellow, magenta and turquoise featuring heavily in interiors...
10 June 2015 - Blog & Opinion
Nature is a great place to look for interiors inspiration – natural, neutral colours are the perfect choice to bring a calming influence into your home...
29 May 2015 - Sofa Care
We understand that the odd spillage is inevitable, so in order for everyone to relax and enjoy it to the full, follow our top tips to keep your sofa looking smart for years to come.
22 May 2015 - Blog & Opinion
We’re so proud that our Vintage collection is created in collaboration with HemingwayDesign, a striking range of furniture inspired by our original classic sofas and chairs of the 50s and 60s.
28 April 2015 - Blog & Opinion
Which region ‘has the blues’, who ‘cuts the mustard’ and where will you find ‘the bold and the beautiful’?
24 April 2015 - Blog & Opinion
Our three new Vintage fabric collections launch this spring. Inspired by natural patterns, fashion and soft femininity, they’re all very different...
20 April 2015 - Blog & Opinion
Scandinavian design is known for its simplicity and understated beauty...
2 April 2015 - Blog & Opinion
With its tawny neutrals, earthy materials and wonderful patterns, African interior design is an interesting aesthetic to add some detail to your living space.
27 March 2015 - Blog & Opinion
Born in Glasgow, Charles Rennie Mackintosh was an influential Scottish designer, watercolourist, architect and artist.
20 March 2015 - Blog & Opinion
Lighting is such an integral part of interior design. The right lighting can create ambiance and set the tone for the room.
4 March 2015 - Blog & Opinion
Last year it was Radiant Orchid, but this year Pantone have named their colour of the year as Marsala.
27 February 2015 - Blog & Opinion
British painter, draughtsman, print maker, stage designer and photographer, David Hockney was an important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s.
20 February 2015 - Blog & Opinion
As we journey through our Vintage models and the years they are named after, we take a look at 1962...
6 February 2015 - Blog & Opinion
Walnut is a soft hued, warm wood that is often associated with the mid-century modern style.
30 January 2015 - Blog & Opinion
Stemming from a small group of stylish young men, based in London around the 1950s, the Mod design movement was borne from the world of modern jazz...
23 January 2015 - Blog & Opinion
Continuing our series we take a look at the year that inspired our Vintage chair, The Sixty.
12 January 2015 - Blog & Opinion
In this blog we take a look at the life of William Morris, an English poet, novelist, social activist and textile designer.
8 January 2015 - Blog & Opinion
Using accent colours within the home is a useful way of injecting personality, and creates a sense of synergy.
30 December 2014 - Blog & Opinion
We take a look at the four main aesthetic trends that will be landing in the new year – Flora, Mood, Blend and Unite. From furniture to fashion, we’ll see these trends creeping in, and we’re pretty excited about them.
18 December 2014 - Blog & Opinion
Here we take a look at the final year of the 50s that lends its name to one of our Vintage models, The Fifty Nine.
18 December 2014 - Blog & Opinion
With a few simple twists, you can achieve the Minimalist look within your living space, but in an accessible and warm way...
12 December 2014 - News & Events
To celebrate the season we’re offering the chance to win one of two pairs of tickets for the Skate, Champagne and Truffles experience on Saturday January 10th...
5 December 2014 - Blog & Opinion
These simple tips bring the feeling of Christmas to your home beautifully...
27 November 2014 - Blog & Opinion
We’re taking a look back at home décor trends during the 50s and 60s, and how they have evolved to find a place into our homes today...
20 November 2014 - Blog & Opinion
Style your home with old Hollywood glamour in mind...This gorgeous look is relatively easy to recreate, yet can still achieve that va-va-voom, darlings.
13 November 2014 - Blog & Opinion
The G Plan Vintage collection is steeped in history, and as a continuation of our exploration of the past, we now turn to Britain in 1955...
6 November 2014 - Blog & Opinion
Autumn heralds the opportunity to explore darker, more atmospheric colour tones in your home...
31 October 2014 - Blog & Opinion
With the temperature dropping outside, it’s time to bring some warmth back inside. Autumn is finally here...
23 October 2014 - Blog & Opinion
In 1962 G Plan went Danish. To meet the increasing demand for Scandinavian imported furniture, G Plan hired Danish designer Ib Kofod-Larsen.
17 October 2014 - News & Events Blog & Opinion
Best of Britannia is a show that celebrates the best of British design, fashion and manufacturing. We were extremely honoured to showcase some of our iconic sofas and chairs at this great event...
16 October 2014 - Blog & Opinion
We’ve explored the heritage behind The Fifty Three model and now we’re taking a look at what happened in the year The Fifty Eight design originated from...
10 October 2014 - News & Events Blog & Opinion
We couldn’t wait to attend designjunction to get the scope on next season’s hottest trends for our homes.
1 October 2014 - Blog & Opinion
Bright blue skies may be something of a rarity here in the UK, but the colour Mykonos blue is lifting the atmosphere with its tropical quality...
12 September 2014 - Blog & Opinion
The G Plan Vintage range is named after some of the most historic years in Britain. We’re exploring the heritage behind our sofas and taking a look back through the ages, starting with 1953...
10 September 2014 - Blog & Opinion
From exposed bare brick walls, grid-like structural elements and industrial inspired light fixtures, the ability to renovate old barns, warehouses and factories has taken the design world by storm.
3 September 2014 - Blog & Opinion
Whites, greys and pale pastels are great for bringing a sense of calm to a household.
1 September 2014 - Blog & Opinion
What we love most about leather, is that no two pieces are the same.
20 August 2014 - Blog & Opinion
We love summer. It's the perfect opportunity to inject some colour into our homes...
18 August 2014 - Blog & Opinion
We love looking at incredible Scandinavian design. Not only is it stylish, but it’s also brilliantly versatile when it comes to mixing textures.
6 August 2014 - Blog & Opinion
Moroccan styling is exotic, yet attainable. Here's how you can transform your space into your own African haven...
20 June 2014 - Blog & Opinion
Our favourite colour this spring is Green. It can be used to create a calm, serene feeling or liven things up.
13 June 2014 - Blog & Opinion
Arguably one of the most iconic colours from the 1950's and 60's, and certainly a fave of ours, is the warm mustard yellow.
30 May 2014 - News & Events Blog & Opinion
The latest trends from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014 with advice for recreating mid-century modern décor with wallet-friendly techniques.
2 May 2014 - Sofa Care
A short guide on how to care for your leather furniture.
24 April 2014 - Blog & Opinion
You’ve decided on a mid-century modernism style for your home, but maybe it’s still missing that wow factor. Here's some inspiration to help you complete the look...
16 April 2014 - Blog & Opinion
California is known for its ultra-modern apartments, slick minimalistic features and vast monotone colours. So arriving at Palm Springs is like entering a surreal time capsule of mid-century design.
3 April 2014 - Blog & Opinion
We’ve been looking into feature walls that have left us oozing with inspiration, and we couldn’t resist sharing our findings with you.
31 March 2014 - News & Events
If you’ve ever wondered what happens behind the camera lens, here's an exclusive peek into our vintage-inspired world.
15 January 2014 - Blog & Opinion
Welcome to 2014! The world around us is drenched with colour, and a new year is the ideal time to rejuvenate your home’s interior and we have the four colour trends of 2014 to help.
8 December 2013 - Blog & Opinion
G Plan Vintage and the cast of Mad Men are the perfect combination, don’t you agree?
6 November 2013 - News & Events Blog & Opinion
Tilly Hemingway pointed out that homes have reduced in size since the 1950s, and so designing for compact and cosy living has become a much bigger focal point. Find out how in our compact and cosy home blog...
20 October 2013 - News & Events
The ever increasing trend for Mid Century Modern design has put G Plan in the spotlight for interiors, so we took the time to ask Tilly Hemmingway, who collaborated with us on our latest vintage range, how she works with classic designs for the modern times we live in.
13 September 2013 - Blog & Opinion
Simon Wade is the Design Director at G Plan. We’ve managed to grab fifteen minutes of his time to answer some of your questions.
18 August 2013 - Blog & Opinion
There are a number of factors that you should consider when choosing your sofa colour so we’ve pulled some handy tips together for you.
19 July 2013 - Blog & Opinion
When it comes to sofas, it’s not just how they look on the outside. It’s also how they’re made on the inside. So, how do we define quality when it comes to the G Plan Vintage collection?
24 June 2013 - Blog & Opinion
We want you to be delighted with your chosen model from the G Plan Vintage collection, so we’ve put together this guide to help you choose the right one for you.