Patterns and Prints

16 Nov

prints-and-patterns1Mixing and matching prints and patterns is a beautiful interior design strategy.

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Today’s home decorating prints are not the old fashioned patterns that might first come to mind. Options include stripes, geometrics, florals, animal prints, abstract shapes and more – all updated to today’s color palettes and decorating styles. Prints can be bold and colorful or oh-so-subtle and neutral. It all depends what you like and what looks good in your home!

Decorating elements that are perfect for prints include:

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  • Furniture and upholstery fabrics
  • Window coverings
  • Rugs and flooring
  • Wall coverings
  • Pillows and bedding
  • Tile and backsplashes
  • Even painted patterns on wood furniture and walls

To mix and match patterns follow these simple guidelines:

  • Start with one print that has a relatively large pattern, and use it for more than half of your printed materials in a room.
  • Then as you mix patterns with additional home elements, use smaller scales and some of the same colors. This will ensure a harmonious look, rather than a sense of chaos.
  • Balance prints with solid color design elements in the same color range to settle your look.

prints-and-patterns4As with all design decisions, try to bring samples home before you make your selections. Sometimes colors and patterns look different at home than in a showroom! If you’re nervous about adding prints to your home décor, experiment just a little with decorative throws, pillows, bedding and table linens.

Add some energy and visual engagement to your home with prints – they are a great low-cost way to update the look of your home for just one season or for a lifetime. For more ideas or for help with your next design project, please contact the team at Delux Drapery & Shade Co..

 

http://www.deluxdrapery.com

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