There’s nothing like bold design to enliven a space. We share top ideas to add graphic prints in the home.
The look: Graphic interplay
According to Alon Sachs, co-founder of Mobelli Furniture + Living, graphic designs are a great way to fill a space with energy and excitement. “Bold and colourful patterns are often viewed as overwhelming, especially in small spaces. But this needn’t be the case, as long as you choose the colours and pattern sizes carefully,” he notes.
Start by incorporating subtle graphic elements into your décor scheme, and work your way towards a bolder design statement. “A few scatter cushions and a throw or rug can be a great way to introduce this trend into your home without going overboard,” suggests Sachs. Find the look at www.mobelli.co.za
TIP: Watch out for too many competing patterns – this will be overwhelming for the eye.
The look: Global nomad
Oversized tropical leaves and bold florals have had their day. Geometric prints are coming into sharp focus once again.
This trend lets you explore your eclectic side with patterns and prints from far-flung countries. “It’s a fusion of decorative motifs, paisleys and designs influenced by intricate Indian and African prints,” explains Stacey Nel, marketing manager at Volpes.
Whether incorporated in muted neutral tones or bolder shades, there’s no doubt that prints are the focus of this look. “Ideal for the bedroom, all work wonderfully on scatter cushions, quilts and duvet covers,” adds Nel.
Create a melting pot of patterned interest with the tribal-inspired geometric scatter in grey. Or add some old-world charm with this Portuguese tile-design scatter in navy. Both available from www.volpes.co.za
The look: Clean, minimalist lines that pack a punch
Whether abstract or more definitive, be on point with the latest black-and-white patterned prints. Or add some colour for an unexpected twist.
Stroke of genius: Use an abundance of abstract art to create a retro look. Or simply incorporate one or two pieces to liven up a contemporary interior. Visit www.home.co.za
Branch out: The bespoke Phoenix Chair by Love Milo is sure to add some visual interest to any space. Use as a standalone signature piece in your home.
Written in the stars: Part of Love Milo’s Winter Alchemy collection, these antique constellation-inspired napkins present a heavenly perspective to line and design. Visit www.lovemilo.com
Walk the line: For an edgy pattern underfoot, look no further than the understatedly stylish Ladders rug, available from www.shf.co.za
Hashtag pattern: Make a sharp statement by juxtaposing this look with pops of pearlescent colour. Hashed vase in Everglade, available from www.shf.co.za