Designer Jil Sonia McDonald mixes funky patterns with unique pieces to create comfortable and eclectic dining spaces. In this one, a wide window seat offers banquette seating in a dining nook. Remove the breakfast table and its the perfect spot to sit and read. A mix of throw pillows, in orange, white and solid green, and a bold orange bench cushion animate the space, while built-in drawers offer extra storage below. An orange and white chevron throw adds the finishing touch.
Light gray walls create a cool tone background for the red accent pieces to pop in this sitting room. A large red sectional is pairs with a red window seat cushion. The large coffee table and ottoman is upholstered with a pattern repeated on throw pillows to tie in the design throughout the room. A frame American flag adds a patriotic touch while complimenting the color scheme.
A corner suite designed by BAMO at The New York Palace Hotel features a comfortable sectional sofa with nailhead detail. The Greek key pattern of the sofa trim is echoed in the design of the rug, while the warm chevron pattern and rust-colored accents provide additional dimensions of color.
For this small space, a single part of a sectional sofa was used to add comfort without taking up too much space. Throw pillows add color, while the bright white side table is a lovely contrast from the sofa's cool gray.
Forget boring blue walls — this black-and-white, industrial-inspired space is boy-friendly from preteen to adulthood. A chevron headboard and patterned pillows and throws add a graphic (but not girly) punch.
This neutral living room is accentuated by pops of green and orange with the addition of throw pillows, artwork and a shag area rug. Amidst the retro color scheme, a skirted sofa, bamboo Roman shades and matted artwork ground the contemporary design.
A traditional white chaise lounge grouped with a stacked ball floor lamp and glass side table creates a cozy sitting area in this master bedroom. A blue chevron patterned pillow and bold orange throw breathe life and color into the otherwise neutral space.
Complete your small space by mixing patterns. In this bedroom, Ikat print curtains pair well with a tribal influenced mirror that hangs above the bed. Use throw pillows to your advantage, and add visual interest by mixing similarly colored pillows that have interesting patterns. The chevron pillows here are set off by a nostalgic, knitted throw in the middle. Unify the space by matching a muted blue wall color with quilted bed linens to add texture, but keep the pops of color from overpowering the room.
The sitting room features a chic gray palette with hand-picked turquoise accents. A tinted mosaic mirror sits above the fireplace and calls out the jewel-toned stripes on the throw pillows. Chevron Roman shades and a plaid chaise add to the pattern play in the room.
On HGTV's hit show Love It or List It, Hilary Farr has created this lovely living room with a contemporary design. The major colors are neutrals, but she uses bold accents to bring pops of color to her space with the colorful impressionist painting above the fireplace and the pillows with the chevron pillows and bright throw on the couch.
A rich chocolate wall color beautifully highlights the lighter tones of the bed and white carpeting in this eclectic bedroom. The velvet throw pillow, table lamp and chevron chair add vibrant red color. A natural wood art piece adds texture to the otherwise smooth finishes in the space.
A black and white striped accent wall showcases multicolored letters in this boy's nursery. Green patterned crib cushions are matched with a green spotted rug and monogrammed green throw pillow. A gray chevron light fixture and black and white graphic curtain add more pleasing patterns to the mix.
The white walls of this midcentury modern living room are livened with patterns and color in the furniture and decor. A striped rug complements the coloring of the patterned armchairs. Chevron and solid throw pillows and a set of sleek drawers add bursts of yellow color to the room.
For a sophisticated look with a fun edge, a subtle color palette meets a bold mix of patterns. A striped sofa and ottoman look fantastic alongside a feather-printed throw pillow and subtle chevron curtains. A world map floor only adds to the quirky charm of this stylish space.
A simple pendant light hangs over a round Scandinavian table in a dining room, giving it a simple, modern look. This white wood bench seat was covered in a vibrant orange fabric and decorated with pillows in multiple patterns, including tropical and solid green. A funky chevron throw adds a finishing touch to this dining room seating area.
Bold and colorful patterns can be on more than just pillows and throws. Try out some bright, patterned curtains for a statement piece in your living room. "In my shop, chevron, ikat, lattice and trellis prints are popular right now," says Tosha Scott, owner of Castle Creek Designs. The most important thing when bringing in window treatments with lots of color and pattern is to consider how other accessories will help temper the space. If you go bold with window treatments, think about bringing in some neutral furnishings that won't compete with the pattern. Image courtesy of Romo