We absolutely love pattern. Be it a simple stripe or a luxe leopard print, patterns are one of the most effective ways to add interest to your home. But they certainly aren't the only way. We’ve seen countless pattern-free rooms that prove solids can be just as powerful. By using simple upholstery, tile, and other finishes, you can bring attention to sculptural furniture, statement-making art, or a single colour choice and make a grand impact that rivals the busiest florals and the boldest checks. Scroll on below to see—the proof is in the pudding.
One stitch of pattern would ruin this all-white gorgeousness.
The simplicity of this space lets those amazing red-orange chairs take center stage.
The architecture of this loft-like living room brings all the linear elements it needs.
The sameness of tones in this modern lounge lets the sculptural seating take center stage.
The marble veins of the Saarinen table and the beautiful caning of the bentwood chairs in this dining room bring a bit of pattern in their own way. Keeping the walls and curtains simple lets them shine.
This little pillow-packed bench makes the greatest case for solids we've ever seen.
Rustic whites provide a gorgeous foundation for the worldly finds in this California living room.
Keeping your furniture and walls understated will allow you to have fun with art and accessories.
We love how laid-back this dining area is. With blacks, whites, and natural elements, it has a modern farmhouse vibe.
Louis XVI chairs and a trestle table give this dining room a traditional slant but the designer's choice of solids makes it look fresh and modern.
If you have statement-making art you want to show off, solids are often the way to go.
There's nothing dull about this space. With an intriguing ceiling installation, powerful art, and endless accessories, a solid background is just what it needs.
Layers of solid linen make this moody bedroom the loveliest place to unwind.
With a hanging mobile, architectural furniture, and a hide rug, this Spanish living room already has a lot going on. Primary pops of colour add intrigue without being overbearing.
When you're working with luxe fabric like silk, sometimes you should just keep it simple and let the material speak for itself.
We can't imagine an edgier choice than all-black. This dining room is nothing short of fierce.
Sticking with solids is an opportunity to play with perfect colour pairings.
This exotic bedroom draped in all white seems like a place we could sleep forever.
One could easily introduce a patterned rug into this Scandinavian kitchen with subtle mint cabinets. But as it is, it feels wonderfully calm, airy, and bright.
Beautiful herringbone wood floors and an elaborate gallery wall is all the fuss this dining room needs—coordinating the blue-grey walls and rug was a smart choice.
We'll never argue with an all-white kitchen.
When you have an oversized art piece like this moonman print stealing the show, keeping bedding simple with layers of colour is foolproof.
The gorgeous black and white photography, textural bits like a furry ottoman, and sculptural furniture like a footed table offer enough intrigue to last a lifetime. A pattern rug or throw pillow could easily kill the airy, artistic mood.
Do you have any pattern-free rooms in your home? Would you consider it after seeing these spaces? Tell us in the comments below.