Just as you think about colour, line and texture, also consider how you can mix pattern in your room schemes.
Patterns are exciting to use and can lift a scheme from the ordinary to the spectacular! Pattern 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:
Stripes – Geometric – Floral/Organic – Motif – Animal
That use several colours and diagonal, criss-crossing lines are busy for your eye. They can liven up a large area, but it may be overwhelming for a small room – They can however look great in a larger space when they’re allowed to dominate.
Vertical Lines add height to a short room, or add more height to a high ceiling. They are also considered to be ‘elegant’ and can be used successfully in historically accurate rooms.