Wit & Delight this May explores all the many benefits of decorating with patterns at home.
Patterns are design elements that are sometimes considered secondary to their undecorated corresponding colors.Color preference is personal, but I think the pattern preference is the same more Personal. By thoughtfully adding pattern to a space, you can infuse it with richness, interest, depth and emotion.
When we think of patterns, what often comes to mind is bold, graphic, and visually appealing patterns. But there are patterns everywhere, on every scale and in every color combination you can imagine.
Decorating with patterns is a tool I’ve used in every home over the years.
In my current home, the first room in which patterns were introduced extensively was the library (now the office). While designing this room, I was inspired by all the nature that surrounds our home grounds. I was looking for a wallpaper pattern that harmonizes with our natural surroundings.I chose in the end beautiful floral It ties in with the blue paint color of the woodwork. The wallpaper is stretched all the way up to the ceiling, making you feel like you are surrounded by flowers every time you enter the space. What I find most interesting about this pattern is the scale. Due to its small size, it can be read as a texture from several vantage points, adding depth to the room.
We have patterned wallpaper in the basement kitchenette, main bedroom, kids bathroom, kids bedroom, and guest bedroom. But wallpaper isn’t the only way to add pattern to your home. Every surface in your home is an opportunity to do just that.
By thoughtfully adding pattern to a space, you can infuse it with richness, interest, depth and emotion.
Patterns can be added through basic elements such as wallpaper, rugs, flooring and other materials.i had a rug graphic stripesrug rich turkish motifsa sisal carpet with a subtle weave pattern (like this sisal carpet in the family room and main bedroom), and swedish kilim rugs in bright pastel colors. It can be added through a large focal point like a set of sofas and chairs. It can also be added as an accent such as pillows, art or small decorative items. You can add patterns with . The sky is the limit when it comes to bringing patterns into any space.
This month, I’ll show examples of how patterns can be used in a variety of applications and home environments.
My goal with this subject is to demystify the implications of using patterns in the realm of interior design. It’s just to help people understand what they can gain by adding a little more pattern to their homes.
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