A small-scale pattern can be a perfect way to add graphic zip to a space without being too overwhelming. This bathroom uses mosaic tiles to add a pattern to the floor; simple lines elsewhere keep the room from feeling busy.
This sophisticated dining room knows how to pair patterns: First, keep them in the same color scheme (here it's gray and white). Next, choose prints in different scales: a big, airy diamond-pattern for the rug, a more elaborate smaller-scale design for the curtains.
The classic four-poster bed is flanked by traditional white nightstands topped with bold blue lamps. A gathered window valance features a small-scale polka dot pattern that is repeated throughout the room.
The star attraction of this spacious family room is the window treatments: The pattern is an intense floral with bearded dragons and Chinese lanterns. To balance out its boldness, the designers kept the room's other prints subtle: a medium-scale geometric on the rug, a small scale geometric on the sectional pillows and a casual, tie-dye stripe on the chair pillows.
This spacious kitchen uses patterns and textures to add visual interest to its neutral palette: a small-scale chevron stripe covers the back wall, lively without being overwhelming. Overhead, thick, rustic beams help move the eye across the room.
This beautiful bedroom proves that pairing different patterns can look fancy-free and so fun. The trick here is using different scales: a wide, easy stripe for the rug and a small, more contained print for the chaise and accent pillows. White walls are a serene foundation.