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.
Though small in scale, this contemporary powder room makes a big statement with its floating vanity and patterned wallpaper. Clustered pendant lights are a chic touch that echo those found in the kitchen.
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 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.