Know How: How to Introduce Colour and Pattern into Your Home

Your living room is one of the most used spaces in your home so it’s important to choose a scheme that suits your personality and lifestyle. Creating a room that you will love for years to come needn’t be something left to the experts – here are a few easy tips and tricks for introducing colour and pattern into your home.

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Taste

Think about your personal taste and the ambience you wish to create. Perhaps you’re a chic, head-to-toe black wearer. Fear not! You can create a sultry, sophisticated scheme in monochrome or by using deep, smokey blues, and purples.

If you’re a colour lover the world truly is your oyster! Choose a statement sofa or armchair in a vibrant shade or bold pattern. However, if you’re colour shy, why not introduce a small pop of colour through simple accessories such as a footstool or cushions. Arlo & Jacob’s Dalloway footstool in sunny yellow is the perfect pick me up all year round. Alternatively, find a feature piece of furniture that you love, such as a sofa or armchair, and build a complementary colour scheme around it.

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Pattern & style

Stripes and checks are a subtle way to introduce colour into a scheme without being overpowering, and what’s more, they look eternally chic. Our Cavendish is a delightful floral print that takes inspiration from classic pottery designs – it’s a soft, unimposing print that’s perfect for a formal room.

For a more modern setting, we recommend opting for a funky geometric print – if you’re truly daring, opt for this in a vibrant shade to really make a statement. To be truly on trend for 2015 there’s nothing better than a folk-inspired print.

The finishing touches

Colourful cushions are an easy yet effective way to tie your look together drawing out detail from elsewhere in the room. In a neutral scheme, adding bursts of colour injects fun and lifts the setting, or adds a quirky dimension in an already bright scheme.

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