With the natural world busting into life all around us in St Albans and Harpenden it’s no wonder that many of us are enjoying experimenting with colour and pattern on our walls like never before. Even our Frost's Harpenden branch has embraced this new trend by incorporating pattern wallpaper into our refurbished office (featured in the photo) - if you're passing by why not pop in and take a look.
New data from John Lewis suggest that the days of playing it safe are well and truly over. We really are embracing nature and seeking to bring the outside in more and more with our home décor.
According to John Lewis prints with hummingbirds and dragonflies has seen a year-on-year increase of more than 125 per cent. Building on the 2017 trend for introducing more green to our interiors oversized blooms and jungle palm patterns have also increased, as have sales of Morris & Co Strawberry Thief wallpaper clearly inspired by William Morris fabric designs . This wallpaper is available in three colour variations. It is based on a classic design registered in 1883 and John Lewis say it is “the go-to wallpaper of the moment” with sales up by more than 108 per cent compared to last year.
Tony Berardis, home design stylist at John Lewis Oxford Street says. 'Our customers are becoming more adventurous with wallpapers, paints and fabrics, and we have seen a notable step away from traditional wallpaper colours in recent months.' 'It's fair to say that customers are also thinking beyond the traditional feature wall and are considering bolder options to give their homes real personality. More and more customers are leaving their appointments with swatches of clashing wallpaper and fabrics, all destined for use in the same room.'