Zara Home’s new in section is full of natural materials and tactile finishes
Create a space that’s rich in texture yet with a relaxed feel with these pieces in materials including bamboo, acacia, mango wood and linen.
It’s nice to update our homes every so often, but it’s easy to be drawn in by high-street pieces that will look dated in a few years. A good way to make sure this doesn’t happen is to opt for simple pieces that prioritise natural materials and textures.
This is exactly what Zara Home’s new collection does, with lots of natural wood and tactile materials. Here are some of our favourite pieces.
This stoneware vase has a rough finish, while its terracotta and white tones will complement a wide range of colour schemes. A beautiful vessel for flowers or greenery, when empty it simply looks like a decorative object, unlike glass vases which can just look empty. Two-tone vase, €35.99.
This wooden cabinet looks a lot more expensive than its price tag, with its groove detailing and handleless finish. Made from mango wood, the front opens up to provide concealed storage, perfect for keeping your space clutter-free. Wooden table with door, €149.
If you like your bedsheets simple, it’s nice to choose a set that has some detail to make them feel a little luxurious. This duvet cover has a soft waffle weave, giving it a tactility that you’ll appreciate every time you climb into bed. Made with 200 thread count cotton, you can also rest assured that it’s good quality. Waffle-knit duvet cover, from €59.99.
This adorable little dish could be used for everything from serving snacks to a place to keep trinkets and jewellery. Wherever you use it, the slightly textured finish will add interest, catching the light and adding a welcome tactility every time you pick it up. Fish-shaped glass serving dish, €11.99.
This versatile bench will add storage as well as the organic tones of acacia wood to any room in your house. In a bathroom, like above, it’s a great place for towels and soap, while it could house books or ornaments in a living room, or shoes and keys in a hallway. Acacia wood bench, €89.99.
Cushions are an instant and low-budget way to refresh a room, and these ones are made from linen, with its visible weave giving the colour of the fabric an added layer of depth. Available in a square or rectangular shape, these covers have a zip closing and can be machine washed, so ideal if they fall victim to any spills. Zipped linen cushion cover, €22.99.
Baskets are incredibly versatile: they can act as anything from a place to keep blankets to cuddle up to in your living room to a stylish place to throw kids’ toys into when you’re tidying up. Made from bamboo and rattan, this one has an intricate pattern that adds another layer of texture to the design. Large round bamboo basket, €69.99.
Tablecloths are back in a big way, and I love the way this one embraces their slightly retro feel, with its subtle flower pattern and earthy shade of green. Adorn your table with patterned china to embrace the full effect, or complement it with more minimalist pieces to keep it feeling modern. Cotton jacquard tablecloth, from €59.99.
Another piece that could find its way into almost any room in your house, perfect for everything from bathroom towels to clothes in your bedroom, this acacia ladder is beautiful in its simplicity. Acacia wood ladder, €79.99.
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