3 ways to do graphic print
Spanning everything from the deco to the distinctly modern, the power of pattern to transform a tired space can’t be underestimated – and printed cushions, throws and even towels pack all the punch you need. Here’s three ways to style prints, without the commitment.
Get ready to brush up (sorry) on your artist A-Z – this trend is inspired by all things abstract. Whilst the fad for face prints is still going strong, we’re putting aside the Picassos to make space for Matisse, Rothko, Mondrian and the whole modern art gang. It’s all about the bold and the blocky, so look for expressive lines, curvy shapes and simple, vibrant colourways – no paint necessary.
Enter the gloriously graphic – zig zags, chevrons and the kind of tessellating shapes that confused you in maths class. It’s a real move on from those spring-fresh geo prints, with bold, defined lines that are more Sharpie than Scandi. Prints are seriously punchy, so whilst one or two tones is enough, take note of contrasting panels and a playful approach to scale - see the zingy contrast border of our Felix towel for notes.
Long synonymous with all-white-everything, luxury has been injected with a serious dose of individualism of late - graphic print included. Equal parts striking and sophisticated, this trend pairs ‘20s-tinged prints with luxe fabrics and embellished detail. And whilst there are splashes of rich, saturated colour, its base is firmly black and gold – after all, it wouldn’t be art deco without a bit of bling.