From Aztec to ikat: 6 global-inspired schemes you’ll love

Travel the world (without leaving your home!) with these vibrant, global-inspired prints

1. Going Global

Thanks to its crisp white walls in a chalky finish, beaten leather and roughed-up wood, this scheme is full of texture and character. A series of leaf-print and geometric cushions add a softer feel, while an ikat rug cements this room’s global style.

Rug and accessories, all H&M

living room with leather sofa and wooden tea table

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2. Into The Wild

Bring a bit of the animal kingdom into your bathroom with accessories in fun animal prints. Mix and match a range of patterns by sticking to strict colour palette; here, a monochrome zebra motif provides the perfect starting point.

Rug and accessories, all George

bathroom with bathtub and animal print towel

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3. Take A Seat

Bring a touch of Mayan flair to a traditional chair with this hand-dyed fabric. Like your furniture to have a bit of a story? The company work hand-in-hand with a weaving co-operative in Guatemala, so the fabric is as authentic as it is ethical.

Chair upholstered in Catarina ikat fabric, £55 per m, A Rum Fellow

room with chair and white tiles

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4. Prints Charming

Add interest to a pre-weathered sofa with a range of printed cushions. Seat big block prints next to intricate patterns for an informal feel, and mix wood and leather furniture to give the scheme depth and texture.

Cushions, from a selection at Barker & Stonehouse, George and Holly's House

living room with white walls painting and leather sofa

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5. Bolt From The Blue

Choose an ikat print rug for an instant global feel, then tie it into your scheme by going bold with a statement hue. Add an industrial edge with mismatched chairs and stools, then keep the dining room relaxed with an array of crockery in pops of tonal colour.

Modasa rug, from £60, John Lewis

dining room with dining area with panelled wall and wooden dining set

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6. Arabian Nights

Bring warmth and life into a global-inspired bedroom with notes of Moroccan reds and oranges – why not frame a few fabrics for a quick and easy piece of art? Toughen it up with leather accessories, hints of steel and cool, metal studs for a bit of traditional detailing.

Cushions, from a selection at Zara Home and Littlewoods. Artwork, from a selection at Barker & Stonehouse and King & McGaw

bedroom with wooden vanity and crane lamp

(Image credit: TBC)

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