Mix prints, furniture and accessories to create the contemporary look

Store it up

Modular shapes work well in this scheme, so consider boxy shelving with deep proportions. When displaying treasures, less is definitely more. Limit trinkets and books to your favourites for an uncluttered look. High-gloss lacquer adds to the contemporary feel.

Colour coding

Choose a colour palette, but limit it to no more than three shades to keep it clean. This is not a fussy look; it’s an opportunity to be brave with colour. Go for a bold, dynamic paint to match furniture, accessories and details, as shown here with the rug, cushion and drawer knobs.

Simplify your style

Graphic walls, rugs and accessories demand a simple backdrop. A sumptuous sofa in a neutral shade will balance out the drama in a bold scheme to prevent it from overpowering the room. Choose upholstery that will complement a statement armchair, and opt for a style with simple lines and plain legs.

Keep it neutral

Not a fan of bright colours but want to embrace the graphic trend? Just keep your scheme neutral and add wow factor with an attention-grabbing mirror. The gold tones of this design work beautifully with nude walls and chocolate shades, while the beehive shapes will create a real buzz!

Light fantastic

Lighting should complement graphic style, not fight for attention. Overhead fittings can be a pain to install, so it’s worth investing in a good quality design that will last. We love this pendant with its discreet drum shades that contrast with the sharp, angular arms.

Quick fix

If a complete room makeover is not an option, cushions are a great way to introduce graphics to a current scheme. They will also soften sharp shapes, making the look more feminine.

Heat it up

Forget ordinary radiators, install a piece of art instead! The dramatic design of this wall-mounted radiator will echo the angular style of the scheme and is a real conversation starter.

Accent all areas

The key word is accent, not accessorise. Pieces should be minimal yet bold. Think retro shapes and uplifting colours. A graphic patterned rug brings energy to a room, while vases and trinkets add a homely feel.

Make a statement

One key item of furniture is a must. Block shapes in your chosen colour palette will work, or try stripes in contrasting Shades.

Off the wall

To turn up the energy in this scheme, try papering your walls in a graphic design. Keep the rest of the room simple with uncomplicated furniture; lacquered woods will work well. Purldeco makes wallpaper produced to your wall size to avoid matching up the patterns on rolls.

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