After many years of a minimal neutral look, pattern is back on the scene.
Following the advice of TV interior programmes, home décor was on the bland side. We were all encouraged to keep it neutral, make one room flow into another and not use anything that would put off potential buyers. We may have had no intention of selling our home, but it was the look we saw in magazines and on TV programmes.
So we had a shop full of 50 shades of beige (nothing against beige but maybe not in every room) and every time we were talked into displaying a bit of colour, customers would say very nice but not for me. Over the past couple of years pattern has crept in and now the choice is endless. Whether it’s muted colours or full blown Moroccan style, there is something for everyone. Putting pattern next to something neutral is the way to do it – I don’t think many would agree the 70’s pattern on pattern is the look to go for! There are traditional and very modern designs, patchwork, textile, geometric, Moroccan, abstract and Victorian plus many more.
If you are looking to inject some personality back into your home, here are a selection of our favourites.