5 Home Decor Ideas Using Patterns and Textures

In this article, we will show you how to use patterns and textures to elevate the look of your home.

1. Analyze the Used Colors
The first thing you need to do when it comes to home d├ęcor that includes patterns and textures is to analyze the current situation of the particular room.

This would really help you to solve all your dilemmas in choosing the right patterns and textures that need to be added in order to complete and finalize the interior design as a whole package.

2. Think Outside the Box
Redecoration can be a stressful moment, but only if you are a harsh-thinker. The design is pretty complicated area and all the rules that exist can easily be broken if you have a real and strong argument.

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So, the famous 'less is more' quote that circulates around the Internet has no longer the ability to limit people to their personal choices. Yes, it is always better to stick in the 'safe-zone' by adding the minimalistic design or to maintain the minimalistic style, but people sometimes need something new and different.

This is the moment when you need to 'spice' things up by being brave and not being afraid to express yourself with thinking and designing outside the box.

3. Add Some Contrast and Shape
The easiest way to add depth to a given interior is to use patterns and shapes that make the contrast with the existing items from the room.

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The contrast could be made with two complementary colors, or it can also be a contrast between cool and warm tones. Besides colors, you could also play with shapes. If your furniture is angled, you could easily brighten the space by adding some round pillows on the sofa, or a round coffee-table or oval-shaped chairs. Details that seem ordinary could really do the trick, but you need to brave enough to experiment with shapes and different designs.

4. Learn to Play with Textures
Textures add dimension to space. The room that has textures seems deeper and warmer because textures can really give us the feeling that the design is fully complete.

This doesn’t mean that you need to stick only to details just like blankets and plush or shag cushions. On the contrary - it is such a pleasure to 'play' and experiment with textures because the palette of different choices is as wide as the world.

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If you like to experience something new - feel free to add some texture to the walls, or even the ceilings!

There are 3D wallpapers that could be easily implemented on the walls. They surely would accentuate a certain point from the room and they can be very functional if you want to separate corners from it, in order to turn them into main focal points.

5. Mix 'n' Match
The most common mistake that people make is that they often limit their points of view.

The design is a specific area where you should never set limits to yourself - you need to leave all of your options open, in order to fulfill the finishing touches of the decoration process properly.

So, feel free to mix different patterns and different textures. You could easily mix patterns that are contrasting with each other. For starters, try mixing black and white stripes with oval, floral, or even baroque patterns. Mixing patterns that have same or contrast colors is another option that you could count on.

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There is a rule that says how you should always stick to three different patterns or textures maximum. Mix two patterns with one plush texture, or add a specific pattern to the existing textures that you already have. The result would be amazing.

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Last review and update: August 27, 2018

About the Author

Patty Benjabutr is an interior design enthusiast. She loves to write about actionable home decor knowledge because she believes interior design content is something much more than a collection of beautiful photos. You can contact Patty via e-mail.