- Kitchen & Dining
- Walls & Floors
- Doors & Windows
Thankyou for registering on ZingyHomes.We have sent you a verification email. Please click on the link mentioned in the email to activate your account and start using the site!
As a member, you get exclusive offers, discounts, sneak previews, space planner and members only rewards and privileges.
You already have an account? Great! Sign In
Remind me later
Sign In to ZingyHomes
Jazz up your Home with PatternsBy Sahana Rajagopal
Wall Decor Tweet 1 Comment(s)
Look around you. Wherever you are sitting or standing currently. Just gaze around the room and observe. What do you see? Is everything plain or is there something that attracts your eye? Usually there is something in every room that catches an individual’s attention. This could be the wallpaper, a piece of furniture, a painting, it could be anything! Usually it’s a contrasting color or a distinctive pattern that attracts the viewer.
Most decorators feel that a pattern amidst all the solid colors is the showstopper that adds a feel to the room. The theme could be anything but the prints and patterns make all the difference.
Generally home owners and decorators are overwhelmed and confused when they are faced with task of choosing the type of pattern and also its location. Here are a couple of attractive patterns that might be of use for budding decorators!
Chevron: One of the common and recurring patterns is the chevron design which is basically a V-shaped pattern. A psychological theory suggests that its so common because it gives a feeling of family when one looks at it. The pattern is commonly alternatively black and white, but lately colors have started making an appearance as well. It’s a very commonly used on bedcovers.
Tribal Print: If you are someone who is a huge fan of ethnic designs or who loves to explore the raw roots of our evolution, then tribal prints is the best choice you have! They not only come in different colors but also they are usually extremely intricate thus giving the entire décor a very authentic look.
Houndstooth: One of the patterns that suddenly a great hit amongst decorators is the Houndstooth pattern. It not gives out an optical illusion but also adapts very easily with its surroundings. Usually used on cushion covers and table cloths, it also provides with the illusion of being more spacious.
Plaid Print: The plaid print is basically a modified version of the checkered print consisting of horizontal and vertical lines. It provides a calming effect and is soothing to look at. This print is one of the only ones which can be used anywhere and yet it doesn’t seem out of place!
Floral Pattern: An all time favorite amongst women, the floral patterns provide a homely feel and add freshness to the room. The prints can either be big or small depending upon the area of usage. Though Commonly used on upholstery, recently floral wallpapers are the most popular.
Animal Prints: One of the most difficult prints to be used for decorating is the animal print and this is because they do not merge well with their surroundings. Only if you are extremely sure of your choice should you go ahead with your choice of pattern. These prints not only stand out amongst everything else but also highlight the area where they have been used. Hence the best way to use an animal print is to make sure there are solid colors in the background which support and contrast the chosen print!
It’s extremely enthralling to see the extensive use of patterns in our homes and the creative ways with which we incorporate them. The amount of patterns that one may find interesting is innumerable but these are some of the popular ones used in home décor. Hope they light a flame of inspiration in the budding decorators out there!
Got some tips, design ideas? Share them with the community.
Leave a comment here or submit your own article.
ZingBoards you may like
Design Ideas you may like
Popular in this Category
The summer calls for a paint job, and a refreshing one at that. As you cast away the blues of ...
“My walls my choice“ if you are in for changing your old, plain and boring walls just for something new ...
A house well painted is a house well done. Beautiful walls can create ambience you need to relax and unwind. ...
Luxury Design Products
Wall Coverings Decor Accessories
Railings & Stairs Ceramic & Tiles, Flooring, Interior Surfaces
Interiors- Doors and Windows
Safety Grills, did you say? Ornamental, chic and make for an open view and airy rooms - your near...
Task: To create beautiful, high quality design proposals for a new home. Registration: Septemb...
Just like any other element of home decor, lightings and fixtures can define your taste and perso...
Design & Decor Selfies
Interiors As the name suggests, we decided to use colour schemes, textures and art work that w...
Basement Design & Decor
From the age of our Neanderthal forefathers or even before that, man has come up with ideas to sh...
- Anu's home reflects her contemporary taste
- A Home that evokes poetry
- Mr. Sharma's Home embraces the Zen style approach
Copyright ZingyHomes - 2013 - . All rights reserved.
- Kitchen & Dining