From catwalk to interiors. summers hot fabric fashions
When the latest designer collections from the big fashion houses hit the runways, it’s not just the high street clothing retailers who jump on the trends and speedily put the hottest new looks on their rails.
The season’s new colours and pattern designs also set the agenda for interior design, with the latest word in fabrics translating into homewares from bedroom furniture to lampshades, curtains and wallpaper.
So what if you can’t afford that designer outfit? You can get your mitts on the latest fabric trends and bring the glamour of the catwalk into your bedroom with gorgeous new throws for your beds and beautiful cushions!
What’s hot this summer?
Flip through your fashion magazines and you’ll see that there is a fabulous choice of key trends to choose from this season, including florals, stripes, colour-blocking and the contrasting white minimalism.
Question is, whilst you may want to go for striking colour blocks for your new party outfit, which of these fabric looks do you want to grace your home?
Is your sleep pattern in need of a makeover? If you’d love your bedroom to look soft and feminine, take a look at the latest duvet cover sets in a range of pretty, summery florals or simply add a new floral bedspread to soft, white sheets.
If crisp and sharp is more your style, go for bold or subtle stripes of colour and pick out key colour matches with co-coordinating cushions. You can create a Zen-like sleep sensation by dressing your beds top to toe with white, creams and complimentary stone and earth neutrals for the latest minimalist chic. Or wake up to colour and swathe your beds with bold colour combinations such as cobalt blue and emerald green or crimson and white with contrasting pillow cases, duvet covers and throws.
Once you’ve picked the pattern for you, consider investing in one or two key pieces of furniture to complete the look. Check out the latest ranges of natural wood furniture – perfect for the clean, white minimalist look. Or compliment your retro-feel colour-block scheme with G Plan-style pieces.
And you needn’t blow your budget on expensive items. Update your décor with bean bags sporting the latest on-trend fabric covers, or transform your headboard by doing a bit of DIY with fabric by length.
Whether you want to jazz things up or cool them down, new cushions will also instantly transform the look and feel of any room, without breaking the bank.
To give your bedroom the five-star hotel treatment, place a sumptuous pile of cushions in contrasting or complimentary colour schemes and designs on top of your throw and dive in. Or breathe new life into old bedroom chairs with new cushion bases.