Pick The Perfect Pattern
NEED INSPIRATION? CHECK OUT THE BEST OF THIS SEASON’S FABRICS AND WALLPAPERS
Choose a statement neutral
WHY WE LOVE THEM Think neutrals are dull? Think again. These sophisticated shades are ideal if you want to make a statement without it being overpowering, as bold patterns in soft hues will add impact without losing their laid-back, elegant feel. Plus, as neutrals vary from cream and beige to grey and black, they’ll create a solid foundation no matter what your style or budget. WHERE TO USE THEM Any room can handle statement neutrals. Living areas are ideal, so go for it with bold wallpaper, patterned curtains and printed cushions in creams and beiges, or even a sophisticated grey. Busy wallpapers and fabrics work well in bedrooms and dining rooms, adding wow while still creating a relaxing space. HOW TO USE THEM Start with lighter shades, then use deeper, richer hues to add definition while keeping the look simple. Use textured or patterned fabrics on upholstery, curtains and cushions to help them stand out against a calm background and add focus. HOW TO ACCESSORISE THEM Pieces in luxurious natural materials are ideal – think slate, marble, wood and leather. For a touch of glamour, throw in metallics such as copper, gold and brass, or create real drama with a piece of contrasting black furniture.
‘Add impact to a neutral palette with bold patterns, hits of rich texture and complementary shades in soft tonal colours’ GINEVRA BENEDETTI, ASSOCIATE EDITOR
HARMONIOUS PALETTE LAYER CO-ORDINATING PRINTS Ludwig sofa in Cube 803, £2,180; curtains made in Barrington Duck Egg, £32 per m; both Diffusion collection, Voyage Maison