WHERE CAN I USE PATTERN?
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