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Purple Power: Bringing the lavender look home

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Style spotters may have noticed shades of lavender blossoming lately. From hair roots to fingertips, winter coats to summer frocks, this pretty purple has bloomed.

Of course, it’s made its pretty little way from the catwalks to our homes. So we’ve been thinking about how to make this once twee tone look gorgeously up to date.

Wonder walls 

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Let’s start with the walls. A flood of colour is brave and has to be perfectly balanced. So try a texture or pattern to break it up. Even a subtle variation of tones is easier on the eye and offers an unmistakably contemporary take.

And don’t forget drapes as a quick, easy option to add floor to ceiling colour without the trouble of a paintbrush or wallpaper paste. Sheer lavender drapes look beautifully soft with natural sunlight streaming through.

Do look down 

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Flooring is so easily forgotten. But it’s an amazing way to add colour, especially with easily changeable rugs. Once again, it’s pattern and texture that’s your friend here. Neutral greys and natural woods are all complimented by a splash of purple. Or if you want to keep on the metallic trend, opt for silver against subtly lavender hues.

Make a statement 

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A statement piece of furniture is the perfect way to rock lavender. You get something unashamedly on-trend but that won’t overwhelm. If you’re handy with a spot of sandpaper and pots of paint, lavender gives a lovely finish to shabby chic styles. Colour lovers will be happy to know that Pantone’s ‘Greenery’ offsets lavender well too. Just choose one tone to dominate and accessorise with the other.

And you can always accessorise… 

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Whether it’s the aroma or the colours, too much lavender can be overpowering. So however you use it, keep it subtle. Keep an eye out for gorgeous accessories. Remember, lavender can work everywhere from kitchens and bathrooms to bedrooms and living rooms.

As a plant, lavender’s known for it’s calming qualities. Using it in moderation can have the same effect on your home. And of course, you can always take it right back to basics by making a feature of real lavender too. Now that’s fresh.

For more lavender and lilac inspiration, visit our Pinterest board

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