For many years, design choices for homeware fell almost exclusively into just three groups; geometric, floral or plain. However, thanks to technological developments we now often have an additional, far more exciting option, of abstract design. This style has taken the interior industry by storm and is now available in everything from wallpapers to fabrics to luxury rugs. Many of the top interior designers have got behind the trend including Cocovara and Anna Casa interiors. The great thing about abstract designs is that they can be used in either large or small doses, and work harmoniously with almost any interior style; introducing subtle colour, interest and character to a minimalist scheme or a contemporary edge to a more traditional one.
Oil Spill Wall Mural - Murals Wallpaper
Many interior accessories currently in the marketplace are heavily influenced by art in its rawest form; ranging from soft washes of watercolour to expressive brushstrokes of bold colour. Look at William Clark’s fabrics ‘Earthed’ which feature swirls and splatters of soft tones inspired by the fluid movement of nature. On the other end of spectrum, we have the company ‘Blackpop’ which take a more edgy approach to design. Take a look at Bazaar Velvet’s contemporary rug collection ‘Eklecktic’ which will add drama to a room by bold design and texture, with high and low pile heights and mixing various natural materials.
The Upperlands Fabric Collection – Earthed by William Clark Drop Arm Sofa upholstered In 'Vanguard' velvet fabric – Blackpop
In addition to abstract wallpapers, wall murals have also become big news in recent years. They are a popular alternative to hanging artwork, providing more impact and a cleaner look. Probably the most established of these companies is the aptly named ‘Murals Wallpaper’. Their range of styles is truly phenomenal, and they do a great line in marble and watercolour effect designs. Likewise, a contemporary rug in an abstract style has a similar effect, and has the added advantage of serving a practical use. The design team and their producers at Bazaar Velvet have become increasingly more skilled at producing this type of design, creating gradual colour change not previously found in hand knotted rugs. Many stunning examples of these can be found in stock at luxury rug store Bazaar Velvet.