Paisley is a centuries old pattern that is regaining popularity. Vibrantly colorful, muted and sophisticated or monochromatic, paisley can be added to your home in a variety of ways. Choose wallpaper, rugs and fabrics that lift your rooms from ho-hum to oh-so-stylish. Here are some uses for paisley to inspire you to decorate your own rooms with this timeless pattern.
Wallpaper is one way to fully embrace the flowing pattern of paisley. You can choose a monochromatic style for subtlety or a mixture of colors for a bolder look. Take care when using a wallpaper with a repeated paisley pattern against a blank background. This type of pattern can appear busy and you will want to maintain an overall “less is more” look for the room, keeping other patterns to a minimum. This open pattern is a more modern take on the style.
When taking the bolder choice, you can work with the other colors in the paisley print to accessorize the room. Mix smaller patterns and take color cues from the wallpaper for styling the room. This is a classic style of paisley and brings warmth and a certain distinguished charm to a room.
Fabrics in multiple styles and colors are available for upholstery, window treatments, bedding and pillows. Upholster a chair in paisley, hang long panels in a bold paisley or use the pattern on a collection of throw pillows for a solid sofa.
The bedroom is the ideal space to experiment with paisley. Beautifully vibrant paisley comforters and quilts look fresh and modern. Soft pastel bedding in a subtle paisley print is clean, bright and feminine.
A paisley patterned rug can make a stylish impact in a room. Opt for the more contemporary brighter hues or go with a traditional, more subdued family of colors depending on your style.
Although paisley is a centuries old pattern, it is timeless. It spans different tastes and styles from old-world charm, colorful Bohemian or bright and modern. Paisley is versatile and unique. Try it out in your home and see what unexpected charm and sophistication it creates.