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Current Trend: Contemporary Prints

Contemporary fabrics and prints are great if you want a change from florals or simple plains, and will work across many styles, such as sleek and minimal or bold and eclectic. 

If you’re looking for some inspiration take a look at what we think are some of the best ways in corporate a contemporary print in your home…

Bright & Bold

 

We’ve completely fallen for this bold new addition to the Prestige Collection.  This contemporary design called ‘Amari’ features a trellis leaf like pattern with splashes of colour and a deep charcoal trim. We’ve reupholstered this fabric onto a chair with light wooden features to give a slight retro feel.  This fabric is perfect if you’re looking to give one piece of furniture in the room some wow factor!

Muted & Understated

 

By choosing contemporary patterns in one or two shades like these above, you can easily modernise a look without running the risk of clashing with other designs.  More neutral colour schemes such as this dusky Grey look great when teamed with bolder flashes colour, like the sunshine yellow scatter cushions and accessories.

 

Stunning Stripes

 

Stripes are one of the easiest ways to create a contemporary look, and they co-ordinate with most other styles such as florals or graphic prints.  To keep the look interesting choose stripes with various widths and colours such as our Mitra fabric in Berry colourway. 

If you would like any advice on creating a new look in your home speak to one of local Home Consultants who will guide you through our huge range of furniture fabrics all in the comfort of your home and at no cost.

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How to Introduce Patterns and Printed Fabrics into Your Home

Published by Joanna Whitworth in Patterns, Prints, Tips

In today’s fast-moving world, there are no hard and fast rules regarding interior design. The key is to develop your own style.

Here we look at how to use prints or bold colours, taking inspiration from designers and design publications.

 

Ways to introduce patterns

Before you can start deciding how to use patterns in your home, you need to understand what options are available to you. Introducing prints into your interior design is relatively easy and products you can opt for include:

  • Reupholstered sofas, settees, chairs and other furniture
  • Patterned or printed cushions
  • Patterned or printed curtains, furnishings and decorations

Once you’ve decided which products are best suited for your home, start to think about the best way to introduce them.

Introduce your new design stage by stage

Rather than rushing in like a bull in a china shop, give your new style time to grow by introducing patterns stage by stage.

Start by colour matching a small piece of fabric with your colour scheme and having a single item of furniture reupholstered with a complimentary pattern. Alternatively, introduce patterned curtains and see how they look before taking the style further.

  Chelsea Velvet - Rose & Balmoral - Aubergine

Consider the size of the room

You must take the size of your room into consideration when introducing patterns and printed fabrics. Smaller prints will suit a smaller room while a bold approach can be taken in larger rooms.

To experiment, you could always just recover a few cushions with a vibrant colour to place on plain sofas or chairs. Try and co-ordinate your colour scheme so that a range of plain and busier shades are used; too much colour can be very distracting.

Ensure that the background colour of your new upholstery blends with your overall room décor so that your changes don’t stand out like a sore thumb and remember to keep everything in proportion to the room.

                                                            Macintosh - Cream

Colour and design is vital

If you are still unsure about changing from a neutral design to one of pattern, then why not opt for something subtle? Patterns and prints come in all styles and designs so you’re sure to find something that suits your needs.

Starting with subtler patterns can help you get used to the new look and feel of the design, giving you the confidence to experiment with bolder options in the future.

 

Zari - Natural

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