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Pat­tern can be added into your liv­ing spa­ces in a va­ri­ety of ways, from soft fur­nish­ings such as drapes, cush­ions, rugs and throws to larger fur­ni­ture items such as a side­board, cof­fee ta­ble or sofa.

The aim is to limit the num­ber of pat­terns to be­tween two and four and bal­ance them with plain colours. For in­stance, in the bed­room a pat­terned du­vet can pro­vide a fo­cal point to a plain room when com­ple­mented by plain colours in sheets and blan­kets.

When it comes to us­ing pat­tern in the bath­room, most of us opt for a plain and neu­tral scheme but, if done right, a pat­terned tile on the bath­room floor or in the shower can trans­form a util­i­tar­ian space into some­where dec­o­ra­tive and de­light­ful. The same can be said for the kitchen, where a pat­terned tiled splash­back in a plain kitchen in­jects a shot of per­son­al­ity and en­ergy into the space.

If you do pick a pat­terned tile for ei­ther of these spa­ces, it is im­por­tant to re­peat colours from the de­sign in a few other ar­eas so the room feels co­he­sive. This could be done through coloured tow­els, stor­age bas­kets or a soap dis­penser in the bath­room, or via coloured ap­pli­ances, tea tow­els, crock­ery and so on in the kitchen.


1 In­verse mat, $49.95, from Free­dom. 2 Firenze Deco Fiorehex gloss tile, $125 a square me­tre, from Tile Space. 3 As­terixbuf­fet, $1499, from Free­dom.4 Ves­tige Tan­gram cool grey tile, $125 a square me­tre, from Tile Space. 5 Corinthian re­versiblequilt, $249.90, from Wallace Cot­ton. 6 Gourmet oven glove,$12.90, from Wallace Cot­ton.1





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