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How to: work print on print

Our top tips for working the maximalism trend… without overdoing it

This season it’s all about print… and lots of it. But while we’re loving the maximalism trend, there’s an art to styling pattern on pattern so you don’t overdo it. Keep reading to see how.

Keep it in the family

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A failsafe way to keep your decor looking chic is to choose prints that are from the same family. This way, you can mix as many as you like without too much thought and it will always look considered. This means one factor needs to be the same. Whether it’s the textile (we love seersucker sets for summer) or the printing method itself – like these inky blue Shibori sheets. Just take your pick.

Pick an era

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If you want to clash a bunch of prints but still want your space to look fresh out of a design magazine, choose patterns from the same era. Go 70s with psychedelic swirls and an oversized floral print or give mid-century a go and layer up a mix of geometrics and grid patterns.

Play with pillows

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If you love the pattern trend but you’re not sure on how to work it in your own bedroom, start simple. Keep your bed set plain with a classic duvet cover in grey or khaki and experiment up top.

Layer pillowcases with a dainty print at the back and a larger print in front and accessorise with your pick of scatter cushions. Our Palm House ones come in a mix of jungle prints – think lush green velvets and cute tasselled designs – they’re just made to be thrown together. Finally, chuck on a palm print blanket for good measure and transport your bedroom to the tropics.

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