A fresh take on classic vintage style, combine hexagonal silhouettes, angular prints and on-trend colours.

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  • Pick a vibrant wallpaper to create a focal point behind the bed – edge it with vertical picture rails to create a framed effect.
  • Go for just one dominant design in a bedroom to avoid overwhelming the space.
  • Pile on layers of both patterned and plain bedding, and mix prints of different sizes.
  • Try mini box shelves as an alternative to artwork – line them with leftover wallpaper.

 

Good idea

Use hexagonal wall shelves as bedside tables in small rooms to add interest without taking up floor space.

 

Styling tip

Bring calm and balance to a bright scheme by making sure that everything is symmetrical and evenly spaced.

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Decorating with retro shapes

Hexagons - The modern way to use this iconic form is on furniture and accessories, rather than fabrics and wallpapers.

Broken Stripes - Easier to live with than chevrons, use instead of vertical lines to help inject a sense of grandeur and height.

 

How to create a mural:

  • Pick out colours from your main wallpaper design and choose tester pots in similar shades from your local DIY store (try Dulux at B&Q).
  • Draw a graphic design on your wall with a pencil and ruler and use masking tape to zone off the sections. Paint in the shapes, letting each one dry before removing tape.
  • Display a statement piece of furniture in front of the mural to create a focal point in your room.

 

Play with pattern

Layer bed linen, pillowcases and throws in different designs until you’re happy with the result.

 

Flower power

Add a feminine touch to this angular scheme by introducing floral motifs. Stick to a vibrant palette, but use more gentle prints featuring spots and oversized blooms. Finish with chunky knit throws, tactile pompoms and a retro-inspired, shagpile rug. 

 

Credit: Andrew Boyd

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