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Having fun with patterns doesn’t mean that your room is busy, crammed with accents, or filled with throw pillows. Incorporating a mix of patterns into your space, from your fabrics to your furniture, will add visual interest and dimension to your space.


You can be playful with patterns without stepping outside your theme, colour palette, style, or comfort zone. You don’t need to overdo it. You just have to find areas that could incorporate some patterning without looking forced.


Where To Incorporate Patterns


Almost any space in any room in your home can feature patterns, but not all rooms need it. Try to consider where patterns will make the nicest addition to your current layout. Here are some good places to incorporate patterns:

  • Place throw pillows in a variety of patterns and textures on your sofa, bed, or accent chairs.
  • Add an area rug to your living room, dining room, or bedroom.
  • Include furniture that features detailing (like nailheads or stitching).
  • Add accent furniture or larger pieces that offer design elements in their structure.

Boho Chic Patterns


Achieving a boho chic look is on-trend and can be achieved by adding pops of colour and patterns throughout your space.


Add a solid-coloured sofa and top it with a variety of different coloured throw pillows. Place a colourful area rug on the floor and add a metal or wood coffee table on top. Then complete your look with a mix of vases, candle holders, mirrors, and lamps.


Classic Patterns

Adding patterns to your space doesn’t mean you have to be wild and funky, or fill your space with colour. Select patterns that blend well with your sofa and accent chairs — don’t look for an accent tone, find a tone that matches your existing fabrics.


Incorporating furniture that features design elements in their construction will help to achieve a patterned look without looking too “out there”. Try adding a side table with an designed chrome structure for a base, or a console table with an interesting design. Adding circular furnishings is a great way to add visual interest or a focal point.


For more ideas on how best to bring some patterns into your home decor, come and visit us at Smitty’s!

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