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Choosing The Right Patterns: Here's What You Need to Know

Your home must be an extension of your persona, attitude and sense of style and choosing the right patterns goes a long way in achieving this. However, it is also important to keep in mind the space that these patterns will be used in and ensures that they suit the mood and the aesthetic of the room. One must be able to know when to use bold patterns and when to tone down a little bit.

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Patterns are not just restricted to walls anymore. They can be incorporated into any home décor product including drapes, carpets, duvets, sofas, bedspreads, etc. Picking the right pattern can be a difficult task considering the numerous options that are available for homeowners to choose from! There is no set rule that defines what pattern can be used in which room, but one must ensure that the patterns agree with the tone of the room and fit in well. For instance, when the room has modern décor, stripes or abstract prints go well with them. If you decide to go for ethnic décor, traditional or Victorian prints can be used to make the space livelier.

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Balance and scale are two of the most important factors you must consider while choosing patterns. The patterns you choose must go hand-in-hand with the size of the space you are using them in. Large, bold prints can be used when the space is small to add a bit of drama and magnificence. On the other hand, smaller and seamless patterns are well suited in a large space to give it a softer look. Since the mood of the room depends largely on the kind of patterns that are picked, it is important to identify the vibe of your space as well. For an elegant space, florals and pastel prints can be a good choice. If you wish for your space to appear formal and serious, tartan checks and plaid patterns will be more suitable.

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A common misconception regarding patterns is that you cannot mix two or more patterns in the same space. But that is not the case. If you want to use two patterns in your room simultaneously, go for it! Again, there is no hard and fast rule that determine what kind of patterns can or cannot be mixed but it is important to ensure that they do not become overpowering. If you have chosen a floral pattern for any space in your home, mixing small and large similar looking flowers or flowers of the same colour would be a wise way to go. Adding complementary colours in your patterns ensures that the walls do not look congested or gaudy but stylish.

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Using patterns creatively even in the smallest spaces can make the house come alive. If you are still unsure about which pattern might suit your room the best, you can always consult an interior designer or artists who specialise in art for the interiors. You can also get patterns customised as per your tastes to make your home feel a little more personalised. The choices are endless and all you have to do is pick the right ones.

Happy decorating!

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