Interlocking circles in Stone, Erin 110313 wallpaper from Harlequin is both modern and geometric, £47 per roll from johnlewis.com
For a woodwork that blends in try Little Greene Slaked Lime 105, £29 for 1 litre from littlegreene.com. Alternatively go clean brilliant white.
A rayon/cotton blend that is surprisingly soft to touch, Aura in Peony from Thibaut is £96 per metre from tm-interiors.co.uk. Machine washable, most liquid spills will bead up and blot off.
Kitts in Fog Grey from Jim Thompson is washable and suitable for indoor and outdoor. Its slightly silver sheen gives a clean contemporary look. £68 per metre from janeclayton.co.uk.