Written by Victoria Purcell

Colour palette: Terracotta home décor ideas

From burnt orange to earthy clay, embrace the sun-kissed shades of terracotta with statement furniture and bold wallpaper prints, or dip a toe into the trend with colour pops from rugs and wall art  

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1. The terracotta bedspread

Go back to nature for a good night’s sleep with this bedspread in an earthy shade of terracotta. This organic cotton double duvet cover is patterned on one side and plain on the other, so you can flip it over if you fancy a change. This super soft, crinkle textured fabric is made from organic cotton and doesn’t need ironing. Linus duvet and two pillowcases set, £150 from undercoverliving.com

Linus organic cotton double duvet cover and two pillowcases, £150 from Undercover Living

Photo: Undercover Living

2. The coral statement piece

A statement piece in trendy terracotta is a quick and easy way to embrace this colour palette. Gold adds interest and depth to a terracotta decor scheme, making the gold-plated metal legs and handles on this coral dressing table a real winner. Wilderness dressing table, £140 from habitat.co.uk

Wilderness two-drawer dressing table in coral, Habitat

Photo: Habitat

3. The peachy hammock 

What’s summer without a hammock? Add a touch of Mediterranean spirit to your garden with a peachy-coral swing hammock with matching tassel detail. This one comes with metal rings at either end for hooking onto tree branches. Peach hammock with tasselled fringe, £79 from cielshopinteriors.com

Peach hammock with tassels, £79, Cielshop

Photo: Cielshop

4. The wall-art colour pop

For the commitment-phobes, trying out a colour trend by switching up your wall art is a good way to go. This graphic illustration on a terracotta background will make your walls pop. Abstract Arches poster from £8.95 (unframed) at desenio.co.uk

Terracotta wall art from Desenio

Photo: Desenio

5. The accent footstool  

Another great way to add a pop of terracotta with going the whole hog is to add a vibrant footstool. Keeping your sofa neutral and switching up your footstool will help you stay on trend as colours go in and out of fashion. The same goes with cushions. Grand Designs Farnham footstool in terracotta velvet, £479 from dfs.co.uk

Grand Designs Farnham footstool in terracotta velvet,£479 from DFS

Photo: DFS

6. The retro-glam pendant light 

Hints of terracotta combined with neutrals and similar hues on the coral-pink spectrum is a great way to work this trend into an existing colour scheme. The Whitney cluster pendant light stacks glass shapes in rosy pink, light apricot and milky white, with shiny brass fixtures for a hint of luxe. It also got a bit of a retro vibe. £159 from made.com

Pink Whitney cluster pendant light, £149 from made.com

Photo: made.com

7. The essential terracotta plant pot

Terracotta and plant pots are the dream team, so why not start there when building your new colour palette? This terracotta face plant pot will look great with tumbling ivy or vine plants cascading from it. Available in small or large, £12-£18, from  heavenlyhomesandgardens.co.uk

Terracotta face plant pot from £12 at Heavenly Homes & Gardens

Photo: Heavenly Homes & Gardens

8. The seasonal rug

Rugs are another great way to add just a hint a colour trend that you can update with the seasons. This hand-tufted Sloan Geo rug by Asiatic Rugs features a contemporary geometric pattern in a durable flatweave construction. Available in various sizes priced £63-£176 from next.co.uk

Sloan Geo rug by Asiatic Rugs from £65 at Next

Photo: Next

9. The bold print wallpaper

Wallpaper is back in a big way, so go bold in your choices and paper the whole wall in a print with a hint of trendy terracotta (feature walls are, of course, permissible). This Garden City in Putty Rouge is inspired by the tree-lined streets of London, printed with non-toxic water-based ink and wipe-clean. £71 per 10m roll from missprint.co.uk

Garden City wallpaper in Putty Rouge £71 per 10m roll MissPrint

Photo: MissPrint


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