Un­leash your girly-girl side with ditsy chic prints

Warwickshire Telegraph - - HOMES -

PAT­TERNS are dif­fi­cult, I find. I have no prob­lem putting to­gether a com­pli­cated colour scheme but throw in some squig­gly shapes and over-zeal­ous splodges and I want to run to the hills. How­ever, with ev­ery rule there is al­ways an ex­cep­tion... for me that comes in the form of any­thing retro.

If it’s ditsy, or cute with a nod to times gone by, my no-pat­tern rule is thrown to the wind! I don’t know if it’s nos­tal­gia that makes me en­joy this style so much, es­pe­cially as it is so far re­moved from what I head to­wards, but I am drawn to cute cups and saucers, rose-pat­terned table­cloths and flowery plates.

Even if I don’t use them ev­ery day of the week, there is some­thing com­fort­ing about just know­ing they are there.

I have one wall in my kitchen that is adorned with pink an­tique rose wall­pa­per and, even though it doesn’t re­ally match how the rest of my home is dec­o­rated, I love it be­cause it’s so ut­terly, unashamedly girly.

Maybe that’s why I like to have these things around, to pull out when­ever the mood takes me? As a life­long tomboy at heart, ev­ery now and then it’s nice to let the ditsy me out and re­mind my­self that deep down maybe I am a girly girl af­ter all!

Flo­ral mugs, £4 for four, Ge­orge home at asda

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