Playing With Patterns

Playing With Patterns

Patterns are a powerful design tool when used correctly. With a little planning and experimentation, they can take your space from basic to brilliant. One of our favorite things about patterns? You can use them anywhere – from bathrooms to living rooms. Plus, there are countless ways to incorporate patterns into home design. 

One of our favorite ways to use patterns is on the floor. This is a great way to bring the focus of the room to an unexpected area. Add a patterned area rug to start incorporating patterns into the design of your room. If you decide to try this out, there are a few tips to keep in mind. First, make sure the pattern is in the same color scheme as the rest of the room. This will ensure consistency and pull all the design elements together. Second, pay attention to the size of the motif. Large patterns generally work best for larger spaces, and vice versa. Lastly, make sure your rug is the right size. Experts recommend keeping between 4 and 8 inches of exposed floor around the rug. 

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If you’re searching for a rug in a specific color, pattern, and size, a custom rug is your best option. Give us a call or visit our showroom, and our design experts will help you create a rug that is uniquely perfect for your space. 

Tile is another great way to add pattern to your home design. Whether you choose to install it on your floors, walls, shower, or elsewhere, this material can be customized for any space. We love decorating with tile because it comes in textures, patterns, colors, and sizes for any design style. Try a large-motif mosaic to add pattern to your bathroom floor or choose to go with a small-scale hexagon backsplash to bring a wow factor to your kitchen walls. 

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Pattern Rules
No matter how you choose to use patterns in your home, there are a few rules to keep in mind that will help you design like a pro. First, when mixing patterns, don’t feature more than three patterns in one room. Select patterns in similar or complementary color schemes to make sure all the design elements in your room work together. Another tip to keep in mind is balance. Try to spread patterns around the room, instead of keeping them in one spot. Combining a patterned rug and complementary throw pillows is a great example of pattern mixing and balance.

There’s a reason why patterns are considered an essential design element. They have the power to make a space feel larger, more luxurious, and more uniform in style. Inspired? Give us a call at 615-893-7721. We carry a wide selection of tile and rugs, and our experts are happy to help you choose the right pattern for your space.