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Branching Out – Nature with a Contemporary Twist

As spring and summer come and go, design dreams of bright red poppy patterns, roses and sunflower yellow can seem somewhat out of place during cooler, autumnal nights. Creating a year-round design scheme for your home can be difficult, if not impossible as our moods, the weather and activity changes. Consequently, this article introduces you to the Prestigious Branching Out fabric collection which sits at a perfect crossroads between hot sticky nights and cold, cosy evenings.

This range consists of a collection of designs in various natural shades, which provide an edgy and contemporary twist to more classic floral or botanical fabrics. With a bold almost screen-printed style, each design consists of layering silhouettes of branch-like forms reaching up and down the length of fabric. Their brave and striking use of black and brown with soft pastels and whites enables them to sit nicely besides a very chunky and man-made leather couch while also, because of their botanical design, working well with a more gentle arrangement of bright, contrasting flowers.

To introduce these fabrics into your design scheme, the most effective and striking look would be long slot top or eyelet curtains to accentuate the slender and elegant forms reaching up the curtain’s length, echoing that of real life trees. By adding these full length curtains to even short windows will create a perception of height and space within the room and take the eye away from the small window bay. For smaller uses, such as a small blind or scatter cushions, it would be advisable to use the smaller, more leafy designs which will work well in more unusual and confined shapes.

Although hugely effective and unique, these curtains do need to be incorporated into the room’s overall design in order for them to look truly stylish. If already sat within an existing design scheme, simply add black (or brown) accessories throughout the room to repeat the use of this strong tone and even consider displaying a vase of black twigs as a table centre piece or stand alone feature.

If you choose a style with less contrasting colours you could also consider adding a brighter, fresher tone elsewhere in your scheme. For example, why not opt for the Branches fabric in Gold/Linen for classic, non-intrusive and versatile curtains. Add to this a rich aubergine roman blind and purchase gold and aubergine scatter cushions, lampshades, wall art and wallpaper to bring the colour scheme in to the entire room.

Again, this subtle botanical design should keep the look versatile throughout the year and enable you to introduce splashes of colour throughout the year with fresh flowers, Christmas decorations and potted plants.

Whichever fabric design is your preference, the Branching Out collection is a striking, funky and contemporary twist sure to give your room a level of sophistication and maturity. Similarly, however, the range of colour schemes available ensures that these fabrics will work well within an existing design with the addition of a few cohesive accessories.

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