SMALL-SCALE PAT­TERNS

Country Living (UK) - - Decorating -

From Lib­erty’s sig­na­ture Tana Lawn prints with their pretty, de­tailed mo­tifs to 1950s de­signs in up­beat colour­ways, which have a nos­tal­gic charm, small-scale pat­terns bring warmth and cheer to a room. Al­though more of­ten as­so­ci­ated with dress and fash­ion fab­rics, they have a sim­i­lar ap­peal when used dec­o­ra­tively in the home. Flow­ers in bud or sprigged de­signs of­fer a fresh, ro­man­tic qual­ity: pop­u­lar on a wide va­ri­ety of ac­ces­sories, from needle­point rugs and cush­ions to porce­lain tea sets, they are ideal for bring­ing a softer, fem­i­nine touch to a space. Tra­di­tion­ally, small de­signs would have been rel­e­gated to trim or line cur­tains and blinds. Us­ing them cen­tre stage in a dec­o­rat­ing scheme works well in smaller rooms and they’re per­fect for cot­tagestyle in­te­ri­ors where full-blown flo­rals could be over­bear­ing. Try Cath Kidston (cathkid­ston.com), Laura Ash­ley (lau­raash­ley.com), Green­gate (green­gate.dk) and Lib­erty (lib­erty.co.uk).

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