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The 5 biggest décor trends

Feature Natalie Osborn


Picture research Charlotte Coward-Williams

Wading into the treacherous world of interior trends can be a tricky – and expensive – business. Keeping up with the Joneses is one thing, but keeping up with all the stylists, homeware brands, authors and celebrities on a seasonal basis? Well, that’s a whole different (retro-style) kettle of (colour-blocked) fish. This issue we’ve done the hard work for you and combed through a never-ending assortment of looks, schemes and accessories, all claiming to be The Next Big Thing. The result? A delectable menu of decorating trends to pick and mix, safe in the knowledge that these designs are not going to slip out of style any time soon. Notepads at the ready... Let’s begin.

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Aug/Sep 2015

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