Read this article to know more about matching color and patterns in home Decor the combination tricks of motif and pattern, drapery patterns and other fabric and wallpaper patterns.
: Basic Pattern Ideas for Design & Décor
Basic Pattern Ideas for Design & Décor
The various magazines that show all that glitzy
photographs of celebrity homes make such a good use of fabrics that they
can change the entire look of a room merely by changing their patterns.
However, pattern combination is not everyone's cup of tea so most people
prefer to make do with colors and accessories for home Decor. It
is a skill that comes with good imagination and creativity. We have
brought you some basic rules of the thumb that will help you decorate
your homes and work areas look grand and instantly likeable by spending
just a few bucks. If you learn how to best place combination of chosen
patterns, you can change the look of your home every time you want quite
easily without having to strip down your home totally. So here are our
- Add variety to a room and glamorize it instantly. Harmonious
pattern combination should also count how dense a pattern is. Use
patterns closer together to make a room appear cozier while patterns
far apart can make room appear bigger.
- An expert can experiment with combination of pattern styles.
Three plaids may look dull while sensible use of a floral pattern; a
plaid pattern and a stripe pattern may add a dramatic touch to the Decor.
Checks, geometric patterns and abstract designs make experimenting
almost a fun.
- As a novice, it is always a good idea to choose one basic fabric
pattern and use it as a foundation to decorate your room. Choose the
wall colors and accessories according to the fabric and its pattern.
Various patterns that are most commonly used are cheery ornamental
florals; classic plaids, funky multicolored stripes or even
traditional solid colors.
- In case you are not able to get the hang of the right use of
scales while using patterns, choose medium-scale patterns as they
can be used both for larger spaces and for smaller spaces too.
- It is advisable to use more than three patterns in a single room,
unless you want to disrupt the harmony of the room and make it look
chaotic. However, if the room or area is very large, you may use
some subdued and understated pattern to give definition to certain
part of the room or make it the focal point of your Decor.
- Large-scale patterns may be cut to bits and pieces when used to
cover smaller areas or small pieces of furniture and accents and may
lose their beauty. They may also make a room appear smaller. On the
other hand, they look bold, energetic, vibrant and lively in a large
room and add a touch of elegance and grandeur to large furniture
- Never ever use contrasting patterns in a single area as it can
become chaotic. Instead choose three different areas over a large
room in a way that visual and aesthetic balance can be achieved.
- Not only the patterns but also their scales can be experimented
with. Large to medium to small sized plaids all have a different
look that can be learned from experience. Use large-scale patterns
in larger rooms while small scale in smaller rooms. You can define
different work areas in a room, simply by changing the scales of the
patterns used. Try using a small-scale floral design for the
corners, medium-scale stripes for the kitchen and large-scale plaids
for the living area. A very small-scale pattern in a very large room
may be lost and may be mistaken for texture or solid color, when
seen at a distance.
- The trick is to have unity in patterns though they may vary in
style or scale. Common color can be this unity factor for one. If
the foundation fabric or color that you have chosen is blue in
color, choose the patterns that have same shade of blue as the main
- Vertical stripes add illusion of height and are meant for rooms
with lower ceilings and low furniture, while horizontal stripes add
illusion of width to the narrow rooms or furniture pieces.