Thursday, 24 March 2016

Brit Decor: Inspiring ideas for inviting pattern into your home

Pattern has a tendency to scare some homeowners and send them running for the hills, when in reality, introducing pattern to a decorative scheme is an exciting way to pull in colour, interest, and perspective. Just think about how a bold stripe rug pulls the eye in a particular direction, or how an intricate textile design fuses with other colours in a room to create a rich & diverse palette.

But hey, pattern doesn't have to be all about making the most noise or maxing-out on colours! Personally, I have a real penchant for subtle herringbone patterns and white-on-white geometric shapes, for the ultimate in understated elegance. I'm also a huge advocate of un-glazed encaustic tiles for their pared-down earthy coloured hues.

If you are a little wary of fraternising with patterns in your own home, but equally tempted, then a great 'dip your toe in the water' solution is to try adding some patterned textile accessories. If these work, then you might just be ready to think about a feature wall!

Images (from top) 1/ Etsy 2/ Dwell 3/ Homify 4/ Korlahome 5/ Cantilever 
6/ Wallpaper Direct 7/ Flodeau 8/ My Unfurnished Home 9/ NY Times

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