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Marvellous Mulberry

The beginning of September signals the change of season and wills us to create a cosier environment to come home to.

Deep rich Purples, bright Plum tones and paler Mauve hues can create a warm yet sophisticated look and are on trend for the season.  Think sumptuous woven fabrics, fresh flowers and white accessories to offset these opulent colours.

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These Ashbee and Brydcliffe fabrics are new to the Plumbs Prestige range.  The Mulberry colourway is enhanced with Aubergine scatter cushions and timeless Gold accessories.

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These bright and bold dining chairs brighten up this neutral kitchen, and make an unusual match for this natural wood table.  The understated accessories and minimal colour used allow these chairs to really stand out against the white washed walls.

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The Plum Purple tone of this sofa paired with silver accessories makes for a sophisticated look. By using a large mirror the room appears bigger and adds a touch of glamour!

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This look contrasts a feminine rosette quilt with industrial bed frame and black board wall to create a striking look.  By adding luxurious fabrics in deep Aubergine colours the look has been softened and become much more liveable.

Purple is one of those colours that evokes a sense of royalty and elegance yet often gets assigned to the bedroom.  Hopefully by looking at the way these different shades are used, it will inspire you to think outside the box when redecorating.   If you would like any help choosing a new colour for your furniture, request a free home visit from one of our expert Plumbs consultants.

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Current Trend: Contemporary Prints

Contemporary fabrics and prints are great if you want a change from florals or simple plains, and will work across many styles, such as sleek and minimal or bold and eclectic. 

If you’re looking for some inspiration take a look at what we think are some of the best ways in corporate a contemporary print in your home…

Bright & Bold

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We’ve completely fallen for this bold new addition to the Prestige Collection.  This contemporary design called ‘Amari’ features a trellis leaf like pattern with splashes of colour and a deep charcoal trim. We’ve reupholstered this fabric onto a chair with light wooden features to give a slight retro feel.  This fabric is perfect if you’re looking to give one piece of furniture in the room some wow factor!

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By choosing contemporary patterns in one or two shades like these above, you can easily modernise a look without running the risk of clashing with other designs.  More neutral colour schemes such as this dusky Grey look great when teamed with bolder flashes colour, like the sunshine yellow scatter cushions and accessories.

 

Stunning Stripes

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Stripes are one of the easiest ways to create a contemporary look, and they co-ordinate with most other styles such as florals or graphic prints.  To keep the look interesting choose stripes with various widths and colours such as our Mitra fabric in Berry colourway. 

If you would like any advice on creating a new look in your home speak to one of local Home Consultants who will guide you through our huge range of furniture fabrics all in the comfort of your home and at no cost.

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Flower Show

Often considered as old-fashioned or chintzy, florals would usually be our last choice when we want to modernise our homes, but that’s set to change as florals are back and are bigger than ever.   

Painterly Florals

Painterly florals have been quite popular over recent months and it’s clear to see why.  These pretty and vibrant prints are a softer way to incorporate florals and work really well with simple modern furniture to add warmth to a minimal look.

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Fresh florals

If you want to create a fresh and elegant look, then a floral style such as this Whitworth fabric could be perfect.  Pastel shades like the Duck egg shade we’ve used on the wall, match the delicate petals within this print perfectly.  

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Vintage florals

Vintage florals can be anything between muted and sophisticated to bold and loud, so are a versatile choice when working with a floral scheme.  Delicate vintage florals look chic when paired with a neutral colour palate and French furniture, whereas more brashy styles, are best kept to scatter cushions or can look great when used as a feature in an ornate picture frame such as the ones below.

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Classic Florals

Some florals when accessorised correctly will never go out of fashion, and this Montartre fabric from the Prestige Collection, is no exception.  This look is lifted by pairing the floral fabric with the bold stripes of our Picasso fabric and co-ordinating scatter cushions.

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There’s a floral style to suit all tastes, whether that be clean and modern or decorative and traditional, so if you’re thinking of making home improvements and would like any help incorporating floral fabrics or any other styles into your home, then contact Plumbs today and one of our expert Home Consultants will talk you through our huge range of furniture fabrics. 

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Sunny Side up

What better colour to welcome the sunshine into your home than a soft pretty Primrose or bold lemon Yellow?  Yellow is said to produce a warming effect, make us more cheerful and boost our energy and mental activity, so it’s the perfect colour to pep up our homes this season. 

This uplifting and elegant Primrose Yellow will create a welcoming feeling in any room.  To create a country cottage look, accessorise with white accents and lots of fresh flowers.

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This is a softer take on the Yellow trend, although still in keeping with that country look.  We’ve matched this Cherry Blossom floral fabric in Lemon with muted stripes and patterns to create an understated feel.

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Mixing grey with yellow creates a contemporary and subtle look. White and black accessories and pale wooden flooring acts as a cool backdrop bold yellow tones.

 

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Yellow works particularly well with pastel hues.  Pale natural woods and copper accessories finish off the look perfectly whilst giving it a quirky edge.

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Monochrome schemes look great with bursts of yellow, and can brighten a moody dark room.  Mustard shades work well to balance lots of Black and White in a room. 

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Yellow can be a strong colour so it may not work in every home, but if you would like to add a slash of sunshine to your home or discuss any other trends contact Plumbs today, and one of our expert Home consultants will be able to talk you through our huge range of fabrics and colours.

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