Pattern Play for Your Pad

We hear you, decorators: incorporating patterns into the home can seem daunting. Will I still love this print in five years? Will it overwhelm the room? Am I really a pattern person? We're here for you! From chinoiserie to geometrics, there's a motif out there for everyone. We implore you, don't count out an ornate ottoman or stenciled sofa just yet! Check out some of our favorite ways to place punchy prints in your pad. Say that five times fast!

Wallpaper

deGournay Badminton green wallpaper

Prints for your walls may seem high risk-- pick the wrong one, and you could feel like you're living inside a kaleidoscope. Instead, think of the high reward. With just one fell swoop, you can envelop any room in your desired look and feel. A perky tropical print can liven up a sun room, while houndstooth can transform a forgotten office into a bespoke den. If you sway more classic than contemporary, you can't go wrong with chinoiserie to add opulence and timelessness to any room. Even in lime green, this wallpaper is nothing but elegant.
Badminton Print Wallpaper, de Gournay

Furniture

CB2 triad geometric print cabinet
Furniture makes a wonderful and unexpected canvas for prints. Turn an empty corner or entryway into a conversation piece with an ornate armoire, dresser, or table. We love wood furniture as a vehicle to showcase a fun geometric print.

Seating

One Kings Lane floral Maven Settee

A fabulous settee can make any sitting room feel luxurious. We enjoy bold florals or ikat designs on our upholstery. If you're not ready to commit to a louder love seat or sofa, try it on smaller seating like a pouf or an armchair.

Rugs

Ikea PS 2014 rug

Mr. Lebowski was on to something: a rug can really pull a room together. If your walls and furniture are bold, choose a print in a neutral color palette. If they are more demure, pick a print that will really pop. This Ikea rug can read playful or calming, depending on room decor, and works in a number of areas in the home.

Dinnerware

Anthropologie Cliveden Dinnerware Set

If all this talk of patterns still has you breaking out in hives, start with a manageable area, like the dinner table. Try a mix and match set to make each course more fun that the last!
Cliveden Dinnerware, Anthropologie

We hope this has inspired you to let loose and have some fun with prints. Happy decorating!

This post was written by Lauren.


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