Fabrics with a solid backgrounds, as shown here, accentuate bright colours and ensure that patterns of different scales sit together effortlessly.
For a gorgeous range of cushions and fabrics with bold designs on dark backgrounds, try Nina Campbell at Osborne & Little, as well as Harlequin, Romo, Villa Nova, GP&J Baker and Celia Birtwell.
1/6 Mix patterns effortlessly
2/6 Hang dramatic prints
Smoky pink walls highlight dramatic vintage-style botanical prints, while vivid cushions lighten up a dark sofa.
3/6 Frame windows with pattern
4/6 Play with panelling
The 59th Street armchair is from The Conran Shop. For gorgeous wallpapers like these, we recommend Colefax & Fowler, GP&J Baker, Nina Campbell at Osborne & Little, Schumacher at Turnell & Gigon, Little Greene and Sanderson.
5/6 Choose black in the bedroom
Black may be an unusual choice for bedroom details but, used in contrast with bold pattern and luxurious silk embroidery, it creates a sophisticated feminine look.
6/6 Create a bathroom feature wall
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Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.
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