A fresh take on classic vintage style, combine hexagonal silhouettes, angular prints and on-trend colours.
Love this bedroom
- 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.
Use hexagonal wall shelves as bedside tables in small rooms to add interest without taking up floor space.
Bring calm and balance to a bright scheme by making sure that everything is symmetrical and evenly spaced.
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.
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