Geometric Patterns Enliven a Black and White Color Scheme
Geometric patterns give a small sitting area with a monochromatic color scheme a big dose of pep. The two large prints on the wall inspired this space by interior designer Jennifer Talbot based in Chicago. The two chairs with the second biggest pattern anchor the nook. Underfoot is a subtle zigzag patterned wool rug.
Pattern Matching Basics
This colorful living room demonstrates the basics of pattern matching. California based design company Taylor and Taylor stuck to four different patterns in three different sizes. Each pattern is distinct but has a similar feel.
Consider Sticking to a Specific Pattern Style
Sticking to a specific type of pattern can create a sense of cohesion in a space. Hence, in this boho styled living room by Commune Design based in Los Angeles, California, several different Turkish kilim accent pillows with slight variations in color and pattern, top off the Moroccan day beds.
Vibrant Patterns from the Far East
The mother and daughter design team behind Alida and Miller situated in Australia designed the space. They call their unique decorating style perfect imperfections. What makes this mash-up of patterns work? The pale blue walls ground the space by coordinating beautifully with the various textiles in vibrant colors from the Far East.
Layer Patterned Rugs
Spice up a neutral room with two different floor coverings. Here Chicago based interior designer Jennifer Talbot layered a couple of rugs in two different jaunty patterns.
Anchor Your Space With an Oversized Pattern Rug
A general rule of thumb is that the most prominent pattern in the room should be covering the floor. In this chic little living room seen on Homepolish, a rug with an oversized pattern anchors the space. Accent pillows in a mixture of styles and different scale patterns lend visual interest. Our favorites are the shibori tie-dyed cushions on the rattan chairs.
Patterns for Creating a Happy Hippy Vibe
Yes, sometimes more is indeed more as is the case with this tiny, eclectic living room by interior designer Paige Morse based in Dallas, Texas. Two colorful pillows inspired the bold mixture of patterned fabrics from across the globe. Together they combine a cozy nook with a happy hippy vibe.
Pair Bold Wallpaper With a Simple Rug
In this ridiculously chic black, white, and brown conference room by New York City-based Mammoth Projects gorgeous wallpaper in a Native American inspired design pairs beautifully with a tribal styled wool rug.
How to Combine Two Bold Patterns
The easiest way to pull off combining patterns is sticking to two distinct and very different designs in coordinating shades. Here Mandarin orange and indigo blue go together like peanut butter and jelly in this dining room by New York City interior designer Alison Causer. On the walls is a bold geometric wallpaper pattern called Imperial Trellis by Schumacher. Covering the floor is a large area rug with a soft floral pattern by Safavieh.
Patterns Bursting With Texture and Color
Color and texture both play a prominent role in this modern living room by Chicago interior designer Jennifer Talbot. The bold, pink geometric rug is the main pattern that lights up the neutral furnishings. The curtains featuring a subtle abstract design add a second layer of pattern. The finishing touches are the accent pillows in four different patterns in a range of scales for contrast. Our favorite is decked out with pink pompoms.
How to Avoid Pattern Overload
Avoid pattern overload by combing a crisp white backdrop with pops of lovely color. In this open concept home by Los Angeles based interior designer Haley Weidenbaum, a woven diamond pattern rug anchors the living room. A rag rug ottoman that doubles as coffee tables bring rustic stripes to the party. On the sofa are whimsical accent pillows with colorful tassels.
Pair Bold Floral Wallpaper With Classic Toile Fabric
Here is a drool-worthy space by New York City interior designer Tali Roth. On the wall is wallpaper featuring an oversized floral pattern on a saturated black background. Covering the sofa is black and white Toile fabric depicting a lovely pastoral scene. The frosting on the cupcake is the subtle gray, peach, and white pattern on the painted wood floor unites all of the colors in the room.
Patterns That Match the Colors Used in a Painting
The large painting on the wall provided the color scheme for this living room by interior designer Amy Fasnacht from Havenly. The pink and orange Turkish rug centers the space. The black and white curtains add contrasting pattern. A mix of accent pillows unites all the colors used throughout the room into a proverbial bow.
Pair Dramatic Patterns With Organic Prints
Patterns in rich, moody colors are having a huge moment. A pitch-perfect example is this den by Greene and Grey Interior Design a firm based in San Francisco, California. The room pairs a dramatic geometric print with an organic pattern. Lining the glossy hunter bookcase is a striking chevron wallpaper. On the floor is a speckled cowhide rug that softens the space.
Charming Bedroom Combines Three Different Prints
A charming bedroom by designers Pentreath and Hall situated in Bloomsbury, London shares a simple solution for mixing up prints. The modestly sized space features three different and straightforward patterns all using a similar shade of green. On the wall is a trellis wallpaper features an organic design. The polka dot pillow adds a splash of contrast. The striped wool camping blanket on the bed adds extra zest.
Mixing Patterns in a Small White Space
Here is another example of how to mix patterns in a white space. The rug, sofa, chair, and accent pillows in this chic little space spotted on Lovely Life all feature different prints in different textures. What pulls the look together are the varying tones of green and blue that work with the bold painting with the saturated red background.