Patterns can be quite intimidating to incorporate in a space; however, when done correctly they can make a room come to life effortlessly. With a little insider knowledge, you can begin incorporating layers of patterns like a pro. The key is understanding the basic rules of decorating with a pattern, once you do the magic will begin. We have put together the rules you should know to effortlessly mix prints in your home, to help you along the way.
Remember the basics
The first rule to always keep in mind is to remember the basics. Every time you incorporate a pattern into a room you want to have solid colors from the color wheel. The solid hues center the patterns while allowing them to make their very own statement. Without the solid colors, you would simply have an array of patterns without any distinction.
Geometric Patterns are Great
Do not be afraid of geometric patterns. Although they can be intimidating, geometric patterns give a monochromatic color palette a boost. They brighten the simplicity of any area in the home including smaller spaces. The larger than life print gives a monochromatic space the ability to come back to life.
Brighten a unified look
We love the appeal of a unified look; however, in order to have the seamless uniform appeal, you want to add patterns in similar hues. You can pair multiple different patterns or styles but ensure to keep the same color scheme throughout the room.
Stick to one pattern
If you are thinking about one specific pattern idea, we recommend sticking to that one pattern instead of incorporating multiple ones. Doing so will allow that pattern to be the main focus. Meanwhile, keep the rest of the room with simple colors and basic lines.
Keep your largest pattern on the floor
One rule of thumb to remember is: your largest pattern should typically be used as part of your flooring. Covering your floor with a large pattern works well with added accent pillows that have either a similar color or a similar pattern. Having this will bring a seamless togetherness to the area.
Bring in the Wallpaper
This is really no better way to bring pattern to an area then to add a bold wallpaper. It brings the space back to life while adding that stark wallpaper element. Whether you use a colorful wallpaper, or you decide to use a monotone option, it will make the same impact regardless.
Pair dramatic patterns with easy prints
Just because you are using pattern does not mean you can’t incorporate prints. The key is working with patterns that come in dark, rich hues and pairing them with other colors that are similar. Having this feature will add an edgy feel to the room while still being feminine and classic.
Combine multiple patterns ONLY in an open floor plan
If you happen to love pattern as much as we do, you might want to combine multiple different patterns together to create a solid beautiful space. Keep them simple, yet keep them bright, doing so bring a cohesive look even if you include numerous different patterns. Do no limit yourself to 2-3 patterns consider adding 5 or more.
Patterned pillows for an edge
Patterned pillows add an easy way to incorporate pattern into a space that may seem like it doesn’t exactly need it. Pair with simple hues or even other simple patterns for that minimalist appeal that makes absolute sense in the room.
Polka Dot Prints
When in doubt go for a polka dot pattern. Polka dots bring a whimsical feel exactly where you need it. We love the idea of having a polka dot pattern consume the entire room to help it take up most of the space and become the main focus of the room.
Do you love pattern as much as we do? If so, share with us below how you pair your different pattern styles together to create a charming space.