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How to use patterns like a Pro

Just as you think about color, line and texture, also consider how you can mix pattern in your room scheme.

Patterns are exciting to use and can lift a scheme from the ordinary to the spectacular! Patterns can be difficult to manage successfully - but there are some rules that can be followed until you become confident enough to break them.

The most common patterns we use in interior design schemes are:

Geometric, Stripes, Floral/Organic, Motif

Complex Patterns

Patterns that use several colors and diagonal and diagonal criss-crossing lines are busy for your eye. They can liven up a large area, but it maybe overwhelming for a small room. They can however look great in a large space when they are allowed to dominate. Also when used in pastel hues these patterns can be very refreshing to the eyes.

Vertical Lines

Vertical lines add height to a short room, or add more height to a high ceiling. They are also considered to be "classic" yet "contemporary". Vertical lines add a fun quotient to design, hence are

a great pick for kids rooms.

Horizontal Lines

Horizontal Lines add space and width to an area. They are also great if you are trying to lower the visual height of a room.