Accessorising your kitchen can be tricky unless you’ve chosen a simple, pale kitchen, which lend themselves to all sorts of finishing touches.
A good place to start is with a shot of colour on a splashback, fabric-covered chair or blind that you can echo elsewhere. But what to choose? We spoke to Sarah Quilliam, head of product design at Hillarys to see what she thought the best-dressed windows should be wearing…
‘Interior design trends often collide with fashion,’ says Sarah. ‘While we may never entirely tire of neutrals, styles have become much more individual, mismatched and quirky. Hard times call for high hopes and we want colour, pattern and the simplicity of nature around us.’
With this in mind, here are a couple of Sarah’s picks.
York Lime Roman blinds by Hillarys, prices start at £118
‘Eye-popping and vibrant colour combinations fly in the face of muted palettes and concerns about the economy! It’s time to stand out from the crowd and wake up your senses with cobalt blue, tangerine, lime, coral and fuchsia pink, with at least two of them clashing!’ says Sarah.
Which is really quite different from her next pick…
Rosie Posie rollers from Hillarys, prices start at £62
‘Stripes, spots and florals are part of the British fabric of life and remain a popular choice for interiors. We’re seeing a real revival in chintzy florals and quintessentially British looks,’ explains Sarah.
So, whether you’re looking for luminous colour or a classic favourite, it seems it’s easy to be on-trend this spring.
PS – Want to see more blinds? See our September 2011 issue for our edited choice.
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