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Interior Fashion

The fashion for interiors has turned away from neutrals, colour and pattern is back with a bang and not a minute too soon if you ask me. Turning away from the neutral palette is a great way to add character and give things their own personality. I am not an advocate for creating fashionable interiors that will date too quickly so I’ve put together a few ideas to bring a bit of fashion into your home with ease, and keep you bang up to date without breaking the bank.


'I'm seeing more and more floral inspired by nature, especially in cotton prints and wallpapers. Think large-scale patterns, vibrant blooms and big, bold hues. One way to create the best effect for this type of scheme is to use a fabulous vibrant fabric in either a curtain or roman blind and accessorise with a couple of scatter cushions, keeping the walls and furniture neutral. Another option is to create a feature wall with amazing wallpaper this will give you a spring inspired theme without being overwhelming, and choosing a paint colour for the other walls from the colours in the wallpaper will give the overall design a cohesive feel. A third option is to use painted wainscoting panels half way up your wall and use the wallpaper on top; this creates a very elegant effect and is also very family friendly.

You don't need to commit to painting the walls intense shades to have a room all about colour. For example, paintings or framed fabrics with various colours can create a theatrical backdrop for favourite pieces.