5 Popular Interior Design Patterns, Styled in Rooms I Love

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an entrance hallway to a bedroom, with walls covered in pink block print wallpaper and framed antique art
Photo by Simon Upton for House & Garden, Design by David Mlinaric

The May theme on Wit & Delight is all about the joy of decorating with pattern at home. I wanted to pull together a list of some of the most popular interior design patterns, styled in spaces I love. 

There’s no shortage of ways to bring pattern into a home. Most patterns fall into one of a few categories, and knowing which type of pattern you want to work with can help guide you in your search. The patterns below are ones I find myself coming back to time and time again.

Here are five popular interior design patterns, styled in rooms I love.

1. Striped Pattern, Featured by Tory Murphy Textiles

Interior Design Patterns, Styled in Rooms I Love
Photo via @torimurphytextiles

A true cabana stripe is my favorite pattern of them all. I love it for its simplicity and big visual impact. When it comes to interior design, you can always create a twist on a classic style by applying a design element on an unexpected scale. I think that’s exactly what is done with the addition of these curtains in this room.

2. Floral Pattern, Featured by Tess Newall Studio

Interior Design Patterns, Styled in Rooms I Love
Photo via @tessnewallstudio, Design by @bissoulifestyle

There is no shortage of floral patterns out there—and they’re popular for a reason. What I like about them is that they add both visual texture and a variety of colors to any room. I love that the floral print shown in this playroom has breathing room in between each floral print. It’s such a beautiful backdrop for this room.

3. Botanical Pattern, Featured by Beata Heuman

Photo via @beataheuman

A botanical pattern is a way to bring plants into the design of a home. These kinds of patterns can feature leaves, flowers, trees, and any other natural elements. This example of a botanical pattern in Beata Heuman’s home is more of a mural than anything else, but it shows that a pattern doesn’t necessarily have to be a step-and-repeat design. A pattern can be featured in small areas of a design element that otherwise feels larger than life.

4. Block Print Pattern, Featured in House & Garden

Block Print Pattern Wallpaper
Photo by Simon Upton for House & Garden, Design by David Mlinaric

Black print is another pattern that reads visually as texture. This is my second favorite interior design pattern. What I like about it in this space is that it brings depth to a mostly monotone color scheme. It feels both very peaceful and rich. 

5. Geometric Pattern, Featured by The House on Dolphin St.

Geometric Pattern Quilt
Photo by Christopher Horwood, Design by @thehouseondolphinst

I love geometric patterns that reference something you typically see in a historical context. It should then come as no surprise that patterns featured on quilts are some of my favorites. I love the way they bring a touch of relaxed ease to any room. 

BY Kate Arends - May 10, 2023

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Lisa Stultz, Watercolor Interiors
May 15, 2023 11:43 am

I love these designs. Bringing back some history with a fresh approach. Nicely done! Love the wallpaper mural in the dining room!

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