According to international interior fairs and the fashion runway, prints are bigger and bolder than ever this year. Introduce any (or all) of these and you’ll be right on trend.

1. Geometric

Squares, triangles, hexagons, circles… geometric prints are featuring on wallpaper, rugs and soft furnishings. They combine well with the other décor trend of simplified Scandinavian style.

2. Jungle

Take a tropical holiday at home with the trend for jungle-inspired prints of oversized flora and foliage in varying green hues or more fun neon pinks and yellows.

3. Animal

While the traditional leopard print remains a classic, other creatures in the animal world are appearing on textiles, from reptiles, such as snakeskin print, to farm animals, such as cowhide.

4. Global ethnic

The above term is broad but so is the trend, covering traditional prints from Africa, the Middle East and the Americas, in rich hues of blue, red and brown.

5. Gingham

Move over Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, gingham’s here for the 21st century on statement furniture or smaller home accessories, particularly in monochrome favourite, black and white.