Layer inky-blue wallpapers to add depth and vibrancy – install an art-like focal point by framing one shade.

Explore tonal harmony by using the whole of a palette – from soft, pastel blue to the deepest azure.

Create a subtle, impressionist mood with colourwashed patterns owing across every surface.

Bold black and white brush strokes have a Rothko-like look – stipple ceramics for a similar effect.

Fabrics feature finer lines, swirling in monochrome patterns. Set against a wide-striped floor for contrast.

Introduce pencil-thin geometrics and ink-blot motifs to play with scale and form.

Use reversible colours and prints on a single piece to create a contemporary, op-art design.

Team graphic textiles with faux concrete and graffiti for a streetwise statement.

Keep the urban vibe alive with hand-drawn doodles in vibrant shades. Been there, tagged that...

Photography ⁄ Chris Everard

Styling ⁄ Hannah Franklin

Shining a spotlight on the now and the next in home design and decor, Livingetc is the UK's best selling high end and contemporary home design magazine. As a brand, Livingetc showcases the world's very best homes, breaks and makes the trends, and has access to leading international designers for insight and ideas. It was first published in 1998, and is currently edited by Pip Rich.