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Sun-baked Coral Home Décor: the Desert Garden trend

Fill your home with vibrant warm colours, with the Desert Garden trend. In contrast to cool minimalism, this relaxed home décor style brings to mind the laid-back vibes of America’s West Coast with desert hues from rose pink and coral to yellow ochre, mustard and burnt orange. Read on for tips on creating this sizzling new look in your home.
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Choose an adobe inspired colour palette

Desert Garden is coral home décor with a sun-baked, Californian twist. Corals and the earthy colours of traditional adobe walls create a warm backdrop against which sunny yellows and vibrant oranges shine in accessories such as lampshades, vases and cushions. If you’re feeling bold go all out with coral or ochre walls. Or paint your walls off-white, bone or pale taupe and choose sofas, chairs and large rugs in warm, earthy tones or bright, hot colours.

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Textured soft furnishings and matte finishes

Apart from those glints of gold, surfaces are matte. Think natural and earthy, not sleek and polished. You can choose a sofa in a neutral shade – such as beige or sand – then add interest with colourful, tactile and textured soft furnishings, perhaps a woven throw, a textured silk cushion or a hand carved rug.


Macramé pot holders and wall hangings

Macramé is back! But it’s come a long way since its heyday in the 1970s. Pot holders, rich wall hangings, headboards, cushion covers and more add plenty of natural texture. If you’re brave enough to try it, once you master the basic knots it’s easier than you’d think. Or you can buy trendy macramé everywhere right now – there’s plenty to choose from to add a splash of boho to your coral interior.

Gold and copper accents

Gold accents complement coral interiors, adding a fabulous feeling of luxury to the Desert Garden living room, dining room or bedroom. Choose statement pieces such as outsized mirrors and add glints of gold in lighting or in furnishings such as side tables or console tables.


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Stoneware and ceramics

Ceramics are key to the Desert Garden trend, stunning with ochre and coral home décor. With gorgeous earthenware bowls, terracotta pots, clay or glass bottles, textured ceramic lamp bases and patterned tiles to choose from, it’s easy to incorporate stunning ceramics that will complete your cosy, laid-back living space.


Cacti and succulents

No coral interior would be complete without cacti or succulents in gorgeous pots. Follow the ‘odd number’ rule, and display these desert plants on your window ledge, table or mantelpiece. Or why not use that macramé pot holder you bought – or made – earlier?

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