7 Stylish Ways to Use Pattern at Home
Introducing pattern into your home’s design can be tough for hesitant decorators. Utilizing solid rugs, fabrics, and surfaces can feel safer and more classic, yet adding print and pattern into your space can make a home feel cozier, more personal, and more lively. The easiest way to begin bringing in patterned elements is to start small, with tonal designs in similar colors rather than bold or graphic prints that can feel overwhelming. Keep scrolling for our favorite ways and places to bring pattern into your home.
The stepping stone to introducing large doses of pattern into a space, pillows are the easiest way to try out something new without a costly commitment. Add some simply patterned pillows to your neutral upholstery or bed to inject color and interest into a room with barely any effort.
Next to accent pillows, area rugs are our best bets for adding pattern without overwhelming a space. A classic stripe in tonal colors is an easy place to start adding texture and personality to your home. Still worried? Ease into it with a runner or small rug in a kitchen or entry, and work your way up to something larger in the bedroom or living room.
Few things add unique personality and flair to a home like well-chosen wallpaper. Though it’s a commitment for sure, wallpaper can transform a small space into a jewel box–like escape and help a grand area feel cozier. Start small by wallpapering the back of bookshelves, a closet, a petite entryway, or a small powder room, and then work your way up to covering a large space in a tasteful pattern that’s easy on the eyes.
Introduce print to your home’s vertical planes without committing to wallpaper by opting to use a patterned fabric for your shades and drapery. A bold-colored print will enliven any neutral space and is a nice contrast to organic textures. A textural shade in classic colors is a good bet for any space where you’d like to project a serene vibe.
Printed and patterned bedding is a fun way to introduce some personality into a serene environment. Opt for a printed coverlet with plain sheeting or throw a patterned bed skirt over a box spring for an unexpected hint of print. Not sold? Start by only switching out your shams and keeping the rest of the bedding solid before committing to a patterned quilt or duvet cover.
Tiled backsplashes, floors, and bathroom walls are the perfect way to add personality to utilitarian areas. Both the tile itself and the price of installation can be costly, so definitely consider your choice carefully before proceeding. A tonal installation in a classic pattern is an ideal place to start, while a bold geometric design will certainly make a lasting statement.
A patterned ceiling is a fun and unusual way to add interest to a space. Whether in the form of painted stripes or tonal wallpaper, an eye-catching ceiling is unique and chic. We especially love the look in kids' rooms, where it can be easier to get away with a more unusual color combination or bold design.
Where do you like to use pattern at home? Share with us in the comments!