THE UNEXPECTED TREND TO TRY THIS SUMMER
Heat things up with this odd couple. Two of our favourite motifs, floral and geometric, are colliding in a cacophony of colour and pattern that excites this season. Leave your block colours at the door and embrace a little clashing glamour with this look.
We know what you’re thinking: can you have too much of a good thing? The key to making this pattern smash work is to ensure one motif is more dominant than the other, and keep the colour-use consistent. Blue plays the hero hue is this room, weaving itself throughout the space to keep it classy and coordinated.
Designer and pattern aficionado Orla Kiely told The Home: ‘Patterns are an exciting injection, so think where the focus of the room should be and add pattern in this area with a beautiful rug, cushion or lamp shade.’ And it’s her words that make us think the bedroom is the perfect spot to test the waters with this refreshing hit. Focus on making the bed – with linen, cushions, and rugs – a hive of pattern buzz, keeping the rest of your room simple and sophisticated in neutrals.
Starting to feel a little overwhelmed? Add restraint to one of your bigger items. In this space, we’ve used a patterned rug in a neutral shade to indulge the theme while still fusing the overall look to the rest of the room. It also adds a resting spot for the eyes among the kick of colour.
Bigger is always better when it comes to a floral motif that’s double-teaming with another pattern. The large-scale floral pattern featured in this room’s linen injects inspiring colour and pattern in a smart, digestible size that’s easy on the eye. By keeping it big, it doesn’t get lost in any pattern play.
So what are you waiting for? Go bold and discover this striking look in your bedroom this season.
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