Journalists and bloggers from all over the World recently visited the capital for London Fashion Week. The looks they saw on the catwalk will not only influence the clothes we wear over the coming seasons, but also the way we decorate our homes. Over the past few years, interior trends have become more and more closely linked with fashion.
One of the key catwalk trends for spring / summer 2013 that’s now being adopted by the high street is striking geometric prints. The shops are currently awash with gorgeous graphic clothes in vibrant colours. And this is a look that can work equally well in your home too.
If geometry wasn’t a subject you enjoyed at school, don’t be put off by the name of the trend. Geometric shapes are just regular shapes – such as squares, circles and rectangles – that are uniform and regular in appearance, so it’s a very easy look to get to grips with.
Most people find it simplest to pick just one shape per room, but that’s not to say the bold among you can’t mix and match different prints in your home, or on your outfit. One of the best ways to introduce pattern to your room is using soft furnishings which feature geometric shapes, such as cushions, rugs or blinds.
“Adding a geometric print to your window is a fantastic way to embrace the trend for pattern, without your room becoming overwhelmed” Heather Evans from the Web-Blinds online team advises. “If you do want to use more than one print, be sure to select complementary colours – too many clashing tones and shapes will make your home appear cluttered.
“One of my favourite geometric inspired fabrics from the Web-Blinds range is our Summer Pudding offering, in our Roman blinds range. The mustard yellow shade will add a splash of colour to your window without appearing gaudy, while the white rectangles create interest and draw your eye to the centre of the design.
“For a softer look, our Dancing Queen Roller blind featuring a circle pattern is perfect. The fresh orange and lime shades will brighten up any room. And while the geometric trend is very current, this fabric is also ideal for retro inspired design schemes.”