If you are looking for ways to enliven your home, adding graphic designs can help. Geometric patterns and abstract designs bring an energetic vibe to a space. You can achieve a mixed pattern design by including several different patterns in varying scales and colors or by using the same pattern throughout in the same variety. The key to getting graphic with your interiors is to experiment with what you love.
One way to add a graphic touch to your interiors is through wall treatments. Wallpaper, murals, and even wood panels layered in interesting patterns can give walls dimension and interest. A modern graphic color block wallpaper can spruce up a drab interior. Bold shapes work great in small spaces such as a powder room. Repeat patterns throughout a room to create balance. Wood panels placed on the diagonal inject interesting dimension.
Rugs are an easy way to infuse a room with graphic pattern. Add black and white to a room for contrast and to ground the space. Place a jazzy patterned rug in a room of solids or mix it in with other patterns. Take color and shape cues from the rug and balance the space with a mixture of repeated elements.
Fabrics can have a large impact on a room’s patterned mix. Upholstery, pillows and window treatments can all be included with various geometric shapes, colors and textures. See how the fabrics below create balanced and inspiring designs.
Getting graphic with your interiors can result in vibrant, lively rooms or very sophisticated and modern spaces. Take a few risks to establish your own personal mixture. Start in small places, such as adding pillows to the sofa, placing a new area rug in the room or by upholstering an accent chair in a bold graphic fabric. Begin with what you love and blend in other graphics until you achieve the look you want.