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Get the trend: Monotone tribal textures

July 2018

Colour is such a dominating force in a room that if we take it away, our focus changes and the texture and finish of every material comes to life. This look fuses two of this year’s hottest trends: monotone colour schemes and tribal or exotic influences.

Though we have seen interior design ideas coming from all over the world – from Africa to native America – the unifying factor is that all the items showcased have artisanal texture and a high level of creativity. Think woven baskets, rattan furniture, fringing, macramé cushions and hangings and intricate bone inlay.

By combining and layering these pieces with a refined cream sofa with black piping, we have created a look that is both elegant and rustic. Though black and white are stunning they can also be cold, so we’ve combined cream and black with touches of chestnut through warm wooden tables and a laid-back linear rug to pull the look together. Tan leather would also be a stylish way to add warmth to this scheme while keeping it simple.

To prevent all the patterns and textures from becoming too busy, create areas of interest within the room and keep the wider space uncluttered and uncomplicated.

Have you been inspired by this trend? We would love to see how you’ve incorporated monotone or tribal influences into your decor. Let us know by using the hashtag #summerstory with your photos.