Decorating trend: Carnival spirit

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

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

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

Mix and match for maximum effect.

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

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

Calm things down with neutral shades in subtle tonal shifts.

A touch of verdant green keeps the carnival spirit alive.

Photography / James Merrell

Styling / Hannah Franklin

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