3 prints & patterns for spring/summer ‘23
Stripes, spots, checks and chinoiserie, there are a myriad of patterns you can decorate your home with. As with paint colours and styles of furniture, patterns fall in and out of fashion, so we’ve narrowed down the field for you. Here are the interior experts’ top three pattern choices for spring/summer 2023.
Ikat: a quick browse in the homeware aisles will reveal a very distinctive pattern that pairs perfectly with the lighter, brighter colours of spring. Ikat is a yarn dying technique originating from Indonesia, during which yarn is tightly wrapped to resist dye, then re-wrapped and dyed again. The yarn, when woven into one piece of cloth, reveals multi-coloured patterns with tell-tale jagged edges.
The dying is a labour-intensive process so manufacturers are replicating ikat by printing the pattern directly onto fabrics. A superb example of modern ikat is this bed linen cover from Dunelm, or you could opt for ikat fabric by the metre to make cushion covers. The Omega print in Casper from Linwood would provide the perfect pop of colour.
Terrazzo: terrazzo has been fashionable for a few years now – with the distinctive chips of marble, quartz, granite or glass set in a cement-like mixture being used for tiles, splashbacks and kitchen worktops. Fabric manufacturers have also embraced the pattern and it’s now available in soft furnishing form.
Blinds Direct sells a brilliant terrazzo roman blind, which is a subtle way to introduce the pattern to your home. Or try this terrazzo spring roller blind from Bloc Blinds. If terrazzo flooring is out of your budget, how about this calligaris terrazzo rug from Lime Modern Living?
Florals: not all florals are ‘chintzy’ and this year, the focus is on bold prints that combine heritage patterns and modern colour palettes. This could mean William Morris or Liberty-esque prints reinvented with the use of a bold background colour or pepped up with high-pigment shades of pink, purple and orange.
The House of Hackney floral section is a must if you want to buy in-vogue fabric off the roll. Lamorna is a kaleidoscopic collection of vibrant ditsy flowers printed onto velvet, while there’s a hidden skull woven in the gothic-inspired pattern of Blackthorn in billiard green. For ready-made style, simply shop the Orla Kiely papyrus cushion in watermelon from John Lewis. The stylised pattern is as far away from cutesy flowers as you can get.
If the best part of planning a move to a new home is dreaming up interior decorating ideas, contact us for a list of available properties where you can make your design mark.
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