Whether you like geometric patterns, florals, graphic patterns or different textures and colors, the good news is that plain is out and bold patterns are in when it comes to decorating and furnishing your home. Using bold and bright patterns for the first time can be daunting, but the good news is that with a few simple tips, you can use them to make your home look like it was put together by a professional.
Start with the Walls
Bold patterns on the walls are a key trend today, and the best part is that you can easily use paste-the-wall or peel-and-stick wallpaper to get the look in any room of your home. Whether you like funky geometric patterns, art deco designs or oversized and dramatic florals, there are tons of options to consider. If you’re going bold on the walls, choose furnishings and home décor with colors that complement those on the walls.
Keep It Simple
While you can of course use two different bold patterns in the same room and still make it look good, keep it simple and stick to some focal patterns rather than having a pattern on anything. If you’re going for an art déco look with a feature wall with gold accents, for example, this Versace décor would look great, with black and gold or cream and gold furniture and soft furnishings in plain colors to add some balance. You can check out the full range of Versace décor at SSENSE including duvet covers, comforters, throws and more.
Add Interest to Small Spaces
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to have a large home to make an impact in it with bold patterns. A small living area or bedroom can be completely transformed by adding a feature wall with bold oversized floral or tropical patterns. Keep the rest of the room plain to add balance, but don’t be afraid of going dark – painting the woodwork the same color as the walls when you use a dark paint color can open up the room further and create the illusion that it is larger.
Create Your Own Patterns with Paint
Who says that you need to stick to the patterns that are available in the stores right now? You can create your own unique look by using paint to design your own patterns when decorating if you like. One simple way to do this is to place masking tape on a white wall in different directions until you get a geometric pattern that you like, before painting over it with a darker color and removing the masking tape to reveal the white lines underneath. You can also create bold patterns using paint splashes with different colors or use a stencil to create a wide range of different effects. Experiment with different colors; you don’t have to keep the wall underneath white – another contrasting color can look amazing.
Bold patterns are a massive trend right now when it comes to home décor, and there are plenty of ways that you can use them to freshen up your space and give it a new look.