1. Create a Focal Point with Pattern
Patterned curtains naturally call attention to the windows, while a bold geometric on a single wall can create architectural interest in a boxy space.
2. Change an Attitude
Use gingham fabric to relax a formal chair, a geometric wallpaper to update a vintage cabinet, or a colorful toile to personalize a sleek sofa.
3. Reshape Space
Wide horizontal stripes shorten tall ceilings, while vertical stripes raise the roof. A bold pattern in strong colors can square up a long, narrow room.
4. Set the Space
Consider favorite patterns such as ikat, paisley, toile, or damask. No other element creates a decorating style for a room as easily.
5. Reflect the Seasons
Use bold or deep colors to warm up a room for winter, and use light, airy prints for a summery look.