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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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