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This look is a riot of patterns, colours
and textures. With inﬂuences from
India and Morocco, bohemian chic
became very popular in the 1970s
when more people began travelling
to exotic, far-ﬂung places.
It gives homes a cool, retro vibe
and is the perfect look if you love
being surrounded by bright colours
and a mix of personal items.
Choose rich jewel tones and bold
pinks, purples and yellows for
your soft furnishings. Accessorise
with intricate metal tables, leather
patchwork pouffes, tribal patterned
rugs, heavy carved-wood picture
frames, large lanterns and plants.
With this look, more is most
deﬁnitely more - with ornaments,
prints, hangings and clashing
colours and textures adding interest
to walls and shelf units.
You can leave walls white for a
more relaxing, modern take on this
trend, or go the whole way with rich
ochre or blue to recreate the feel of
a Moroccan bazaar.
Just remember, fully embracing
this look isn't for the faint-hearted.
This is a modern urban look, heavily
inﬂuenced by the loft-style living
found in cities such as New York.
The bold style is all about
mixing it up - combine a bit
of industrial luxe with a bit of
Scandinavian and mid-century
modern - to create a cosmopolitan
feel characterised by strong shapes.
It works by bringing together pieces
from diﬀerent eras - think modern,
square, low sofas complemented by
antique lamps and sleek designer
chairs arranged around a quality
heirloom dining table.
Walls can be either white or very
dark - grey, green and navy work well
and set oﬀ wood and leather furniture.
This look lends itself well to
splashes of pattern, which is set to
be a huge interior trend in 2017.
Interiors are often dictated by the
catwalks and, this year, bold prints
were everywhere in the collections.
Add a patterned geometric rug or
cushions to your modern urban
interior for a stylish ﬁnish.
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WORDS: KIA HANSEN, IMAGES: AMARA.COM, ASDA, FURNITURECHOICE.CO.UK, HOUSE OF FRASER, SAINSBURY'S, FOR STOCKISTS: SEE PG 289