One of the hottest new trends in home decor - as seen at the New York Gift Fair recently - is for battered metal accessorie,s like vases bowls and ornaments.
Some of the items on display in New York may not be available in the UK or may be outwith your budget but you can still get bang on trend with the hammered effect stainless steel bowl from Cocomale, pictured.
It’s a snip at only £14.95 and will look fantastic sitting on a coffeee table or on a console. You can use it as a fruit bowl, maybe even fill it with crips or snacks or simply leave it on its own. One other terrific way to use this – and any other vase or bowl – is to fill it with a mixture of citrus fruit. A selection of lemons and limes looks – and smells - fantastic combined together.