What is paisley?

Paisley is a decorative design used in fabric production and features on items varying from clothing and accessories to furniture and wallpaper. Paisley has a distinctive, curved feather-shaped pattern based on Indian pine-cone design.


Why is it called paisley pattern?

Paisley pattern is named after a Scottish town called Paisley. From around 1850, the town produced paisley shawls on a large scale due to an increase in demand.

Paisley pattern fabrics

Tiger’s Eye linen in Black

What is paisley

Buy tiger’s eye linen in Black from Borderline (£98 per m)

Orissa velvet fabric in Burgundy

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Buy orissa velvet fabric in Burgundy from Zoffany (£145 per m)

Deco paisley Tana Lawn cotton

Paisley fabric

Buy deco paisley Tana Lawn cotton from Liberty (£25 per m)

Paisley pattern wallpaper

Paisley circles wallpaper in blue

What is paisley

Buy paisley circles wallpaper in blue from Sanderson (£78 per roll)

Boteh blush wallpaper

Boteh blush paisley wallaper G&B

Buy boteh blush wallpaper from Graham & Brown (£58)

Pomegranate prophet paisley wallpaper

paisley wallpaper

Buy pomegranate prophet paisley wallpaper from Little Greene (£110)

Paisley pattern homeware

Dreams & Drapes Maduri Paisley Quilted Bedspread

paisley homeware

Buy dreams & drapes maduri paisley quilted bedspread from Linens Limited (£37.95)

House of Hickin jacquard paisley throw

paisley homeware

Buy House of Hickin jacquard paisley throw from The Lighting Company (£49.50)