Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Bohemian Beauties; Pattern Is All the Rage Right Now and Rightly So! Bright, Bold Prints Can Add So Much Life to a Room. Clare Jobson Finds Some Quick Fixes to Revitalise a Room

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Bohemian Beauties; Pattern Is All the Rage Right Now and Rightly So! Bright, Bold Prints Can Add So Much Life to a Room. Clare Jobson Finds Some Quick Fixes to Revitalise a Room

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Byline: Clare Jobson

FABRIC is really affordable and can work wonders in rooms such as bedrooms and sitting rooms. Although the temperature outside is definitely getting a little chillier, you can still keep things bright and cheerful with florals and polka dots.

Look for patterns with loads of colour and don't be afraid to mix and match.

You can even combine different textures. Don't avoid clashing pattern, it's a huge trend right now and will add lots of character to the room.

A room like this can't be too formal, so add in lots of cushions and throws to make it as comfy and cosy as possible. Even have a go at making your own if you have time.

For simplicity, it is possible to purchase fabric online but some sites may not allow you to have a sample before you buy - www.fabricinspirations.co.uk is a great website for gorgeous floral fabric.

If you're not feeling confident about mixing different patterns together, then start by just mixing colours and introduce pattern gradually. …

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