How to live with origami

Fold yourself into origami, summer's coolest interiors trend

1. Divide and conquer

Pleats, folds and ripples – the twists and turns of paper folding is an elegant way to decorate throughout the home. This screen is created with interlocking geometric shapes and serves as a gentle room divider. Team with a faceted sideboard and concertina paper file and you’re well ahead of making the

obligatory

paper crane.

2. Walls and paper

Line the walls with peeling sheets of paper to add interest to a mass of pale space. This white living room offsets the colourless texture with a dark yellow sofa with exposed seams and simple cushions, adding to the feel of folds. Get a couple of paper pets too, for good measure.

3. Fold into bed

The most modern of quilting, this detailed headboard and bed surround the sleeping space in a luxe, comfortable layer of lines. Crinkled linen sheets and a wall speckled with leaves create a calming zone for the most peaceful of dreams.

4. Go for angles

This wooden rug becomes soft and malleable when cut into triangular shapes. Add to the origami feel with this white chair’s draped arm rests and a simple pile of paper boxes which replace traditional storage.

5. Mix materials

Play with angles of glass, wood and ceramics like this modern dining room. The folded glass dining table seems to float like paper under the wooden pendant lights, making this space feel even more light-filled.

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