It seems that the sober colors and smooth surfaces that have always had their captive place in the universe of interior design are increasingly sharing space with the most varied types of prints. Great allies of decoration, the patterns are able to transform the environments with style and personality, making the compositions more interesting and inviting. Patterns are very versatile and can be used in any room of the house and in different decoration styles, from rustic to Nordic style, including minimalist. Combining prints is a very simple way to add a touch of style to any room; prints look great on pillows, sofas, beds, and even curtains.
Do you want to know how to make a beautiful decoration with patterns without running the risk of overdoing it? Continue here, reading this article and check our tips! There are people who want to brighten up the environment with many prints and colors, and there are others who prefer cleaner environments, prefer to pass an air of sobriety, etc. Soft colors make the house cozier, dark colors make it more sober. It is necessary to have a purpose, be inspired by a theme, other environments, research ideas… It is very important to have a ‘click’, and this is only acquired with research and references.
Choose the space and the object – When it’s time to get your hands dirty, the first thing to do when you start decorating your home with patterned furniture is to choose the space and the object in which the pattern will be used. It can be any object, from pillows to chairs, sofas to walls. We need to know which area of the house we will decide to decorate so that, depending on the size of the room, it will not be overloaded. One of the main rules when decorating with different prints is to have “a connection” between the most common elements, size, pattern or color.
It is essential to use a suitable color palette to combine the prints. Often it is recommended to choose a small color palette that requires no more than three or four colors, but another option is to choose a multi-colored pattern and combine it with other patterns of accent colors. For example, a floral print pillow can be combined with a slightly neutral pillow and another one that matches the color range of the pattern.
See the color scheme:
- White: goes with everything, its contrast is most striking with blue, red or black.
- Gray: fuchsia, red, purple, pink, blue, and yellow.
- Red: gray, white, black.
- Orange: blue, white, black.
- Yellow: blue, violet, gray, black.
- Green: golden brown, orange, yellow, gray, black, white.
- Blue: yellow, brown, gray, silver.
- Black: this color is universal and goes well with all colors.
It is important that among the patterns there is a variety of size and scale, for example, combine 3 pillows of different sizes or 2 pillows with similar prints but in different colors and scales. It is vitally important not to put two prints of the same size together, because in a way they would compete with each other, when in doubt about the size variation, a good trick is to close your eyes a little and see if you can tell the difference between one and the other.
In any case, a large print looks better on a large object, such as a wall, a curtain, or a rug, while small prints look better on small objects, such as pillows, or to give a specific touch to furniture. To make it easier to combine prints, it is best to choose a base pattern that is the starting point of the combination, then choose a pattern that is opposite this print and combine it with plain fabrics and play with colors. All of this is intended to create a rest for the eyes. It is best to have variety and to play with floral prints, geometric prints, stripes, etc. But the prints should not be concentrated in the same corner, but should be taken to all rooms.
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