Catwalk trends come home

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orange lib REUTERS The super-bold prints spotted at the Cynthia Rowley and Derek Lam shows have inspired eye-catching cushions that inject colour and personality into any room.

Belfast - Fashion fans keen to update the look in their home need look no further than their own wardrobes. Hot interior decor styles take inspiration from this year’s statement prints, proving to be extremely popular with homeowners.

Bright and vibrant floral and bold geometric prints were seen at the 2012 catwalk shows, alongside clashing colours and pretty paisleys. Now these styles have made their way on to the high street and the world of interior design has taken to the trend too.

Whether it’s intricately detailed wallpaper or woodwork painted in a contrasting colour to the walls, homeowners are taking inspiration from the catwalk.

Colour blocking was seen at the Marc Jacobs and Tommy Hilfiger shows. Homeowners are achieving this look by painting their rooms in two clashing colours.

Meanwhile, the super-bold prints spotted at the Cynthia Rowley and Derek Lam shows have inspired eye-catching cushions that inject colour and personality into any room.

Orange and tangerine are big news this year, and those who aren’t keen on painting a whole room such a bright colour can go for a retro orange vase or photo frame instead.

Pink is another popular shade that is easy to adopt in a living room or bedroom. Pastel pink and funky fuchsia are the two shades to go for – as seen at DKNY and Jenni Kayne.

Fashionistas are letting their personality shine through with their choices of furniture, too – especially in the bedroom. Vintage fans who love the styles of times gone by have a wide choice of nostalgically-themed beds and dressers to choose from.

Ornate metal bedframes add a romantic feel to a room and look stunning when teamed with candelabras and chandeliers.

The retro theme can be found influencing the shape of sofas and sofa beds, too – with a wide variety of minimalistic designs that have a very Mad Men feel.

Fans of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s are choosing sturdy new sofa beds that have a timeless look about them.

Adding a floral print or boldly patterned cushion is a simple way to combine personality with a chic yet vintage style with a modern twist, according to this season’s latest trends. – Belfast Telegraph

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