Start with a pared-back palette of cool grey, bright white and natural wood textures, then add mid-century-style furniture - look out for clean lines and splayed feet to fast-track the look. Here, the geometric wallpaper transforms an awkward, disused alcove into a standout focal point, while adding a retro touch. Then, break up the look with punchy pops of orange and add modern hits of copper to bring the scheme up to date.
Love this style? Here's how to get the look - for less!
Mix and match this cool, retro-inspired Danish design in up to six different colourways.
Retro ceramic mugs, £7.50 each, Rigby & Mac
Use this angular accessory to add a contemporary feel.
White ceramic bird ornament, from a selection at Dunelm.
This retro-inspired wallpaper is the perfect jumping off point for your scheme - although the print is small in scale, it works on a large surface because of the subtle colourway. Use the shades of white, grey, charcoal and terracotta to inspire your furnishings.
49065 wallpaper, £39.50 per roll, Layers collection , Tektura Wallcoverings
Soften up the stark white walls and wooden floor with soft textures - this handy footstool doubles up as an ottoman when guests visit.
Urchin Knitted Pouffe, £69, Barker & Stonehouse
Break up the neutral look with pops of welcoming orange.
Orange Diamond throw, £14.95, Myakka
Give the scheme a modern spin with metallic touches, such as a copper floor lamp or brass mirror.
Copper floor lamp, £138, MiaFleur
This mid-century style print ties the look together perfectly.
Elin Cushion, £25, John Lewis
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