Our favourite perma-trends: Global Fusion

While fashions come and go, these foundation styles simply evolve from year to year. Invest in them and your home will never look out of date

Combine energising pattern with a mix of tactile materials for this eclectic look. Try it with mid-century furniture, add elegance with smooth, dark woods, or create a Wild-West feel with weathered wood and leather.

Add urban elements

Give a global look an urban edge with touches of reclaimed wood, metallic highlights and concrete grey accessories.

Patagonia wallpaper, £23 per roll; Flores tray-top side table in grey, £199; both John Lewis. LPU1622 Dominicano Oak Natural laminate flooring, £29.49 per sq m, Largo collection, Quick-Step. Coast three-seater sofa in Cloud Combination, £998; Coast armchair in Cloud Combination, £648; all French Connection range, DFS. Sunshine coffee table, £495, Loaf. Large Finn ladder bookcase, £395; Inti Design wall art, £225, Lombok. On sofa Cushions, from left: made in Zahira Caribou, £63 per m; made in Tremont Henna, £62.50 per m; made in Zahira Caribou, as before; made in Zahira Mango, £63 per m, Romo.

The perfect room recipe:

■ Woven and printed folk patterns
■ Simple upholstery
■ Non-matching, eclectic mix of furniture
■ Artisan art and ceramics
■ Splashes of bright, earthy colour
■ Wire and concrete pieces

An ocean colour scheme

Capture the spirit of a Greek island in a dining room with a tie-dye-effect wallpaper and a palette of ocean blues. Smarten up the look with walnut furniture and crisp white accessories.

Wallpaper, Demeter Stripe, £54 per roll, Harlequin range, Wallpaper Direct; for similar cushions try Indigo Shibori cushions, £64.95, Decorator’s Notebook or Bayac Ikat print cushion, £14, La Redoute; for similar sideboard try Mallini Spice Maker sideboard, £549, Myakka.

Take it to the Wild West

Go for an informal feel in a family room with mismatched furniture and a versatile, brick effect wallpaper rather than a traditional pattern on the walls

Wallpaper, Bricks 226706, £12, Albany range, Wallpaper Direct; Spitalfields shelving unit, £299.99, Dunelm; Kelim squares rug, £200, Smug; Caruso sofa, £1575, Barker & Stonehouse; Contemporary footstool with charcoal legs, £330, The Dormy House, covered in Mohawk fabric, £93 per m, Osborne & Little; cushions from left: Teal Arrows cushion, £35, Holly’s House; for similar pattern cushions try Kilim cushions from £24.95, Myakka; Tufted Arrow cushion, £15, George Home; Wall art Extra Large Cheveaux art print in Natural Ash frame, £119, King & McGaw.

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