If you’ve debating about whether or not to use prints or patterns in your next decorating project…fear no more!
Prints are definitely more eye-catching than solid or textured fabrics. They dramatize the look of window treatments, furniture – and yes, even area rugs. Be sure to choose one main pattern - usually large or medium in scale and make that your show stopper design.
Then you can add additional prints and patterns in smaller scales to your room’s overall design. Just be sure to not crowd your room with too many prints – especially if your room already holds a lot of furniture and accessories. Too many prints will definitely make any room seem small and look very cluttered.
As a general rule, big bold prints will make objects appear more dominate. Small patterns can eliminate undesirable angles and visually increase the size of a room. So, doesn’t it stand to reason that you’ll want to use the bigger, bolder patterns on furnishings that you truly want to stand out? And, by using coordinating prints of a medium or small scale design to complement your main print, you’ll easily avoid overcrowding your room.
When used properly, decorating with prints and patterns will help make your home be pattern perfect.