Get­ting it right

Living Etc - - AGENDA ⁄ STYLE -

* Pick a Pal­ette ‘there are a cou­ple of colour schemes that work well along­side dark flo­ral de­signs,’

ex­plains anna Fell of Mu­rals Wall­pa­per. ‘One is a pal­ette of rich, luxe colours such as gold, cherry, black, mid­night blue and emer­ald. the other is more suit­able for toned-down flo­rals – grey, nude, dusty pink, vi­o­let, cop­per and even some ac­cents of dark-toned wood.’ * colour Match ‘If you find it hard to choose a wall colour to go with your flo­ral pat­tern,take a sam­ple of your fabric or wall­pa­per to your lo­cal Du­lux mix­ing sta­tion,’ ad­vises Abi Boura from Love Your Home. * be brave ‘Don’t as­sume only large rooms can handle dark flo­rals,’ says de­signer abi­gail ah­ern. ‘the best thing you can do in a small space is take the at­ten­tion away from its size, and choos­ing bold, dark flo­rals does just that.’ * MIX it up ‘a good way to en­sure a per­fect mix of flo­ral pat­terns is to look for el­e­ments that you can see in both de­signs,’ sug­gests Anna Fell of Mu­rals Wall­pa­per. ‘Per­haps there is a prom­i­nent colour in one de­sign that also fea­tures more sub­tly in the other de­sign.’ * FIND THE RIGHT BAL­ANCE ‘If you de­cide you want to keep the look con­tem­po­rary, use pat­tern in only one or two places,’ ad­vises Abi Boura from Love Your Home. ‘Make sure you keep light­ing moody, and use di­rec­tional light­ing to high­light key ar­eas of the room and fo­cus on the pat­tern.’

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