Pattern is something many of us tend to shy away from, but when done well, it's one of the most transformative elements of any interior. Those who do steer clear of it have probably experienced more rooms that clash than those that look chic. And while we completely understand your hesitation—we’ve certainly seen a few examples of this in our time—pattern doesn’t have to take over. Just a few subtle placements can be the difference between boring and beautiful. Once you know how to use it, we promise you’ll never turn back. From the courageous to the cautious, these inspirational rooms will showcase a few pattern rules to get you started.