Sunday, 15 January 2012

Knit up your nest

So as thoughts well and truly turn to the year ahead many of you will be thinking it’s time for a bit of a change! We all have ‘spring clean’ sitting on the top of our 2012 ‘to do’ lists along with plenty of other diy jobs that have all been mounting up for the last few weeks! Hopefully we’re going to give you some inspiration to kick start that artistic interior talent! So rip down that old wallpaper, bag up the bit’s for the charity shop and get busy!

We all love a bit of craft and this year it’s going to be as big (if not bigger) as it has ever been before – granny chic is in and handmade is where it’s at!

Here at Random Button we love a bit of knit and that doesn’t have to stop at knitted jumpers and a hat and scarf combo (As much as we love them too!) And whether you knit or not, in our opinion, a house isn’t a home without a knitted cushion/blanket or two …or three …or four (What!? It’s cold outside!)

So here’s a few of our favourite pieces to knit up your nest…
This wallpaper is amazing and if I had my way (and the budget to go with it!) it would be plastered all over the house! Even though it’s an American site we thought it was too good not to share!

As much as we want to stay away from the high street and shop with independent shops and designers we have to give some knitting credit to Laura Ashley. We can certainly see ourselves snuggling under this gem!

You can’t think of knitted interiors without thinking about Melanie Porter – her amazing ability to turn knitting into great pieces of furniture is a true gift and I want every piece on her website! Melanie takes pre – loved pieces of furniture and turns them into something beautiful. She does it all herself and certainly makes it into our list of favourites! Here’s just a few of her pieces…

We couldn’t leave without plugging our own knitted interior pieces now could we! Our new collection features an array of knitted cushions to brighten up any room – perfect for the sofa or the bed, our cushions have been lovingly made using a variety of knitted techniques and processes to create unique home pieces.

Thanks for reading!



  1. Wow, lovely blog and post, isn't that wall paper brilliant? Off now to browse Melanie Porter!

  2. Lovely post the wall paper is amazing and loving your knitted cushions
    Cat (making it as mum)