Here we’re going to taking a look at one trend that has revolutionised the way that we can furnish and decorate our interiors. The folk art revolution has really come on in leaps and bounds over the recent years in a way that is not only cost-effective, but fun and easy for all!

One of the great things about folk art is its anything-goes approach to colour. This bedroom uses floral folk art patterns in conjunction with vibrant purples, indigo’s and yellows to bring life and warmth into what could otherwise be a fairly sterile space.

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Whereas this kitchen aims for a more classical take on the folk art approach. The dense wooden cabinetry is given a delightfully ornate face lift with the intricate East European folk art patterns, and the motif is carried over on the tiling that gives a reliable and welcoming feel.

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The European folk art heritage is given a more modern twist in these soft furnishings that utilise intricate floral patterns that allow the textiles to create a deeply beguiling impression. The printed patterns show how adaptable folk art patterns can be in infusing your home with a traditional, yet uplifting flavour.

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Another great thing about folk-art inspired decor is the way that many different influences and styles can come together to create something simple and effortlessly unique. This snapshot from a folk-art living room shows that by using a broad colour palette in a care-free manner, and by gathering a variety of intricate artefacts, it can tell a story all of itself!

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Not that your folk-art inspired room has to be totally over the top of course! Sometimes a few little touches such as these colourfully patterned woollen blankets, and charmingly abstract wall print can do so much, especially when contrasted with the clean white walls and classically reliable wooden chest of drawers.

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And even if you’re lacking in the folk-art accessories and artefacts, then fear not, as sometimes just a little bit of paint and a lot of imagination can go a long way, as illustrated by this wonderful Hungarian painted doorway. Another excellent example of the welcoming power of folk-art!

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