How To Introduce Patterns To Your Home
This doesn’t have to be a big, complicated process, or involve an interior designer. It doesn’t have to be particularly expensive or require a significant amount of time. It’s the little things that count, and here are a few tips which you can incorporate patterns and make them transform your living space into an area which is artistic, stylish, and refreshingly different.
Black and White
Tiling on the kitchen wall can create a whole new vibe. Simply replacing all-white tiling with alternating black and white tiling can create a stylish, sleek appearance in which the surrounding cabinets and white goods off-set this strikingly simplistic pattern. It requires minimal expenditure, and with online tutorials is a reasonable DIY task, only requiring a certain number of tiles, tile adhesive, and grouting.
Curtains take up a lot of square meters in your home, and by changing them you can create a brand-new look. Try snazzy, tropical green and gold in order to bring new life to your pastel carpets and sofas. Match this in various rooms, and your whole house will be lifted and energized. You might instead prefer a more sober russet or sunset orange, to complement those stunning, autumnal months. Actually, having a variety of curtains which you can store in your attic (in vacuum storage bags) is a useful idea for altering your house to fit your mood or the changing seasons.
Picking up ornate, modestly priced antiques in your local thrift store or bargain antique shop, or even an online auction site, can pleasantly modify the appearance of your household. Vintage cups, ornate vases, classic lampshades, even place mats and candle holders can all contribute to a pattern of antiquity which doesn’t have to be color specific. When contrasted against your modern décor they will lend a sense of style and sophistication to your otherwise regular suburban dwelling.
Rugs can be as a hassle-free option because all you need to do is unroll – then – voila! If you purchase a number of similarly patterned rugs then you are creating your own brand, and whether the patterns are circular, geometric, textured, fluffy, Middle eastern, or whatever, they can be laid out in as many rooms as you want. Some rugs are reversible, so that if you get bored of one side you can simply flip them over and create a completely different mood.
Hotels do it, so why can’t you. Purchase a whole set of matching towels in order to create that patterned, corporate look, ensuring that every bathroom in the house follows the same rule. Another nice touch is to have similarly dark colored towels but each one with a different, inspiring message woven in in silver or gold. The concept of ‘pattern’ doesn’t have to be restricted to colors or shapes but can be in having a similar design feature or famous quotation which can really make you think when you read it.
Tapes, trims and borders can be subtle additions to each room, which can add flair, eccentricity, and sophistication. Consider having a cultural pattern, so that in each room there is a different trim, eg. South American, Asian, African, Indian. Or aim for a bright, vibrant, rich color such as purple, teal, magenta. Strong borders can bring a regal sense of confidence to a household, as you consider what effect you’re striving to achieve.
You can purchase replica paintings or photographs relatively inexpensively, and fantastic shots of wildlife can look striking on your walls. Consider choosing a different animal for each room, so that the exotic theme is patterned all over your house. Create a rugged, energized mood throughout your home, and brilliantly off-set the more suburban predictability of uniform colors which so often characterizes modern carpets and wallpaper. Small statuettes and replica animal sculptures can also be placed on various tables and shelves, for good measure.
Patterns don’t always have to be that original or creative, but the very presence of them adds something extra to the overall message your home conveys to the outside world. Hopefully these pointers have given you some food for thought, as you seek to subtly transform your home.