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Fantastic Folk Art Fabrics

Trends in interior decorating often takes its lead from the catwalk and on of the key fashion trends for this autumn are designs inspired by folk art.



Designs which are reminiscent of folk art include crewel work, butterflies, birds, florals and any designs linked to nature. Designs should be naive as if produced by an indigenous culture or peasants or made in the home.


Natural fabrics such as wool and linen best reflect this trend and should be used as curtain fabrics and for cushions and upholstery. Crewel fabrics and embroidered designs are ideal for creating a folk art feel. Curtains should have simple headings and be overlong so they puddle on the floor.



Lots of earthy natural tones - such as muddy browns, silver greys and neutrals with shades of burnt orange and russet reds. This very natural palette is very easy to live with. Keep walls and floors neutral in colour, use fabrics to add pattern and colour.

Furniture and Accessories


Squashy armchairs and comfy sofas scattered with an array of cushions with folk art designs on them.  Nothing should look too perfect or coordinated in this scheme.  Wooden furniture should either be natural in colour or with a distressed finish.


Use natural accessories and woollen throws.  Art work should be naive in design and depicting scenes from nature or folklore.  It’s a comfortable and homely look.

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