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How Patterns Can Change Your Home Decor… For The Better

WHILE SOLIDS DO LOOK AMAZING, YOUR INTERIOR CAN REACH AN EXCITING NEW LEVEL USING FUN, MIX-AND-MATCH PATTERNS.

By adding contrast to your space, you will elevate your visual interest and bring character to the room. You may feel that mixing and matching patterns is challenging, especially when professionals make it look so effortless, but once you understand a few of the basics you will be eager to try it out!

Here are my top 10 ways to introduce some pattern into your home:


number-1 COLOR PALETTE

Before determining which patterns to pair, first think about your color palette. If you are considering neutral colors, try adding a pop of color that will give your room character, such as the red pillows, flowers, and wall decor, in the photo below. These subtle details in color will give your space a textured feel.

color-paletteImage Source - CRT Interiors

number-2 COMBINE WHITE + PATTERN

One of the easiest ways to combine your patterns together is to start with a white color palette. Think black and white, navy and white, or even pink and white. You can then introduce patterns into that color scheme, like polka dots, stripes, or chevrons. Incorporate any prints you like, but aim for ones that compliment your style without taking over the space.

white-pattern-for-home-decorImage Source - Nandina Home and Design

number-3 NEUTRAL COLORS + BOLD PRINTS

When mixing and matching patterns, bold or large prints can work as great statement pieces. If you have neutral colored walls, flooring, and sofas, then use rugs, pillows, or upholstered furniture as your bold pieces.

neutral-colors-and-bold-printsImage Source: Bayberry Cottage

number-4 VARIETY OF SCALE

When choosing the patterns you want for your interiors, look for both small and large scale designs and prints in your chosen color scheme. Choose a dominant print for the artwork or window treatments, and smaller scale patterns for coordinating textiles. Having a variety of scale in your patterns will make your space feel cozy and inviting!

patterns-for-interiors Image Source - Nicola Interiors

number-5 GO BOLD!

Don’t be afraid of using bold patterns that mix and match with your chosen color palette. Jewel tones (think blues or reds) look lovely in devore fabrics and will offer a rich, luxurious texture to your soft furnishings. Remember, don’t only choose pastel colors for mix-and-match designs; bold colors look awesome, too!

bold-patterns-for-home-decor Image Source - Lumar Interiors

number-6 FIND A PATTERN YOU LOVE

When integrating your mix-and-match patterns with your decor, such as: bedding, pillows, window treatments, and area rugs, remember to choose a color and pattern that you love. A variety of bold prints, in coordinating colors, will add a gorgeous, decorative touch to textiles - so don’t be afraid to incorporate prints for a dramatic look, just be sure to find a theme you’ll be happy with!

mix-and-match-patternsImage Source - VRA Interiors

number-7 TONE-ON-TONE COLOR

You can easily find tone-on-tone colors, with varying saturations and tint levels, of the same color. By using varying shades of gray, brown, white, and greige, you’ll be able to match patterns much more easily by using altering levels of impact.

family-room-pattern-decor Image Source - Betty Wasserman Art and Interiors, Ltd.

number-8 FEEL INSPIRED BY THE DETAILS

Wall art is a great place to start when looking for inspiration on color schemes, patterns, and fabrics. Choosing wall art will assist you in choosing a color palette, which will give you a clearer picture of where to take your design. Once the colors are chosen, the rest will come easily and you can begin looking for patterns and prints that coordinate with your statement piece.

pattern-wall-art-for-home-decorImage Source - Nandina Home and Design

inspirational-design-for-home-decorImage Source - Gillian Gillies Interiors Inc

number-9 PRINTS & PATTERNS FROM YOUR TRAVELS

If you travel a lot and collect fabrics, textiles, or other decorative pieces, you can incorporate them into your design. Adding an assortment of collectables, such as plates, vases, and fabrics, will create a one-of-a-kind space, as well as remind you of precious memories!

prints-and-patterns-for-home-decor Image Source - CRT Interiors

number-10 USE WALLPAPER

Patterns can be added to your home in so many creative ways - not only through the use of textiles and soft furnishings, but wallpaper, too. Wallpaper is a great way to showcase your love for patterns, in a either a bold or subtle way.

wallpaper-design-for-home-decorImage Source: LimitLess Walls

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How do you mix and match patterns in your interiors?

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