We get it—incorporating statement prints and patterns into your home can be daunting. Polka dots or stripes, pretty patterns or showstopping chevrons – it’s a décor minefield. But we promise, with a little insider knowledge, you can mix and layer bold décor like a pro. Because no one said style must be subtle.
The trick to nailing your dream décor scheme is grasping some basic design rules – and then breaking them as you see fit. The first rule? When layering patterns, it’s essential to combine prints in different styles and sizes. But what does this mean in practice?
Let’s say your room’s focal feature is a super-vibrant rug. You could emphasise it with a neutral wall palette, but to really make a statement, you’ll need scaled-down layers of complementary or contrasting patterns – think plush cushions, textured throws and lively wall art.
Confused? Don’t be. Whether you’re a design traditionalist or a décor maverick, our expert tips will help you pair the right patterns, and ultimately, wow, with statement prints and patterns.