Decorating trend: Carnival spirit

Rock the rio trend with sultry patterns, tropical greenery and hot good looks... it’s time to samba!

FURNITURE Carraway bookcase, £699, M&S.

Team soft pink tones with earthy greens for a fresh, exuberant feel.

WALLS Painted in, top, Kyoto Blossom emulsion, £39 for 2.5l, Designers Guild; and, bottom, papered in Bolinao wallpaper, £174.40 per 10m roll, Élitis at Abbott & Boyd. WINDOW Curtains made in Ombra linen, £80 per m, Black Edition at Romo. FURNITURE Turin armchair, £2,228, Julian Chichester; back upholstered in Palmeraie, £79.20 per m, Camengo; seat in Loriano velvet, £67 per m, Romo; and arms in Nuage, £69.50 per m, Casadeco. IC F1 floor lamp, £430, Michael Anastassiades for Flos. Drinks trolley, £325, Rockett St George. Ostrich feather floor lamp, £3,299, Aynhoe Park at Harrods.

When used on a print, this combo sings like a bird.

FURNITURE Tom Foolery sofa, from £1,769, Sofa Workshop; upholstered in Cocoa Beach polyester, £112.50 per m, Nobilis. Bird chair, £2,244, Harry Bertoia for Knoll at Harrods. Flower Base side table, £99.99, Zara Home. Ostrich feather floor lamp, as before. Traccia side table, £1,960, Meret Oppenheim for Cassina at Chaplins. Carraway bookcase, £699, M&S. Thawk rug, £1,495, Eve Spencer for Floor Story.

Go wild in the jungle with dramatic wallpaper and lush fabric.

WALL Papered in Miami 105/4018 wallpaper, £295 per 10m roll, Cole & Son. FURNITURE Eyl table, £4,146, Oscar and Gabriele Buratti for Gallotti&Radice. Bench painted in Minted Glory 3 matt emulsion, £24.49 for 2.5l, Dulux; and backrest made in Congo 131523 cotton weave, £88 per m, Harlequin. Single bookshelf, £195, French Connection Home.

Mix and match for maximum effect.

WINDOW Curtains made in Floridita, £159 per m, Matthew Williamson at Osborne & Little. Tieback made in Banana raffia string, £25.20, DZD. FURNITURE Eyl table and bench, as before. Ester chairs, £1,000 each, Stefano Bigi for Porada at Chaplins. Chroma coffee tables, £179 for a pair, Eberson rug in Grass, from £1,145, Designers Guild.

Play with scale and form to create a riot of colour.

FURNITURE China Club console, £495, India Jane. Bloomsbury table lamp, £235 (including shade), Neptune; painted in Observatory eggshell, £53 for 2.5l, Mylands; with shade decorated with faux flowers, from 99p each, Hobbycraft.

As the party heats up, it’s hard to tell what’s real and what’s faux…

WINDOW Curtains, tieback and window film, as before. For a similar bamboo roller blind, £9.99, try Homebase. FURNITURE Eyl table, Ester chairs and Chroma coffee tables, all as before.

Calm things down with neutral shades in subtle tonal shifts.

WALL Papered in Fern wallpaper in Off Black, £66.50 per 10m roll, Little Greene. Canopy made in Couture V1013/06 sheer in Onyx, from £24.75 per m, Villa Nova. FURNITURE Lana dressing table, £4,995, Pinch. Armed chair, £200, Cox & Cox. FLOOR Monsoon Jasmine carpet, £115 per sq m, Crucial Trading.

A touch of verdant green keeps the carnival spirit alive.

WALL Papered in Fern wallpaper, as before. Wall panel made in Newlyn tiles in Ingram, £74.94 per sqm, Fired Earth. FURNITURE Solvorn king-size divan, £510, Ikea; and Arran high headboard, from £329, The Headboard Workshop; both covered in Canopy cotton in Malachite, £98 per m, Christian Lacroix for Designers Guild. Fence low console table/bench, £1,237, Christophe Pillet for Lema. Ladder towel rack, £49.99, Zara Home.

Photography / James Merrell

Styling / Hannah Franklin

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