8 reasons to go crazy for paisley

The traditional teardrop shape has been given a 21st-century overhaul…

Not so long ago paisley was seen only on silk pyjamas and your dad's ties. But thanks to the catwalk, it's now the coolest print on the block and homeware designers have started to cotton on.

Check out these eight products that are pure paisley perfection.


Paisley bed linen set, from £15.99, Zara Home

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Make sure you enjoy an Indian summer this year, whatever the weather's doing, with this bright and breezy paisley bed set from Zara Home.

Candle shade in indigo blue paisley, £15.90, Jim Lawrence

jim lawrence candle shade in indigo blue paisley

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This paisley lampshade puts a modern spin on the design by blowing it up into a large-scale print.

Samba Paisley fabric, £157.50 per m, Robert Allen

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Pattern gurus Robert Allen have also gone down the contempoary route with their funky Samba Paisley, which comes in Sapphire, Tomato, Bear Brown and the vibrant Emerald shown here.

Louise two-seater sofa, £799, Swoon Editions

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Swoon live up to their name with this stunning paisley sofa, which oozes exotic appeal.


Paisley print cushion, £25, Marks & Spencer

paisley print cushion

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For an easy, affordable way to work paisley into your home, how about this opulent cushion from Marks & Spencer? Thanks to the neutral colour palette, it'll work in practically any scheme - traditional or contemporary.

Eliza throw, £145, OKA

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For an even subtler pattern injection, try this paisley-fringed throw from OKA.

Kahla mug, £23.99, Wayfair

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The Kahla mug from Wayfair gives the paisley print an abstract update...

Cole & Son Rajapur wallpaper, £72 per roll, Amara

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... while this beautiful paisley wallpaper by Cole & Son would look supremely elegant as part of a soothing bedroom scheme.

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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.