Fun fabrics and patterns outfit this playroom for a pair of young girls who live in this Westlake, Texas, home. There's enough space to spread out on the floor with toys to play or with girlfriends to chat when they grow older.
The clean lines of contemporary furnishings provide an unfussy slate for plush fabrics, playful patterns and rich finishes in this inviting living room. The neutral wall color and window coverings allow the eye to go to the views through the picture window.
Muted striped wallpaper and a floral area rug set the scene for a truly traditional bedroom. The tufted upholstered headboard features classic upholstery and the bed is dressed simple creamy linens with a striped bed skirt that matches the walls.
This green bench was discovered at a garage sale for $25. Originally covered in well-worn yellow velvet, the designers transformed it with fabric patterned in vibrant palms. Voila! A vintage piece has a new life and the foyer gets a focal point!
This kid's bedroom, from HGTV Green Home 2102, features twin beds dressed in green and white organic cotton linens. A layering of textures and fabric patterns, like the zigzag headboards, suits both children and discriminating house guests. A cozy loft is situated above the beds; a wooden ladder provides a treehouse-like entrance, while a clever bucket and pulley system keeps the space stocked with treats and supplies.
In the master bedroom, Naomi’s skill at blending patterns is once again on full display. The bed pillows, headboard and sheets all boast unique yet related patterns. A mud cloth bolster and embroidered suzani pillow add texture to the bed. And a custom headboard has been upholstered in a deep gray fabric. The neutral heavy color palette weaves the various pieces together.
Mixing patterns brings interest to your outdoor space, especially when the color scheme remains consistent, no matter what the pattern. With a strict color scheme, says interior designer Danielle Rollins, you are more able to move items around for parties or just to change things up. Rollins prefers to use sturdy fabrics from Sunbrella on all outside spaces. Outdoor mirrors enlarge this covered patio space and a ceiling fan keeps things comfortable in the steamy South.
Add texture, color and pattern with fabric scrap garland. To make the garland, pick up three to five coordinating fabrics in both solid and patterned options, then cut them into two-inch wide strips using fabric scissors. Next, unfurl a spool of twine to the intended length of the garland, then tie each scrap of fabric to the twine along the center of each scrap.
Colorful patterns and pillows bring a playful feel to this bedroom. The sage green of the fabric headboard is accented with festive dotted wallpaper in shades of orange, yellow and pink to add a sense of fun to the space.
Layers of patterns—snowflakes, stripes, plaids, and more—help add energy to a large space, indoors or out. And, don’t forget about texture: Choosing fabrics and furnishings with fuzzy, nubby, touchable surfaces helps create interest, as well.
Make It: Choose approximately five different fabrics with similar colors, coordinated patterns and textures. Cut each into 12-inch strips, and then tie side by side to a strand of rope or banding. Attach along the sides of the chair by creating double or triple knots.
Fabric isn't just for window treatments and upholstery. Give your hardback books a designer update by wrapping them with medium-thickness fabrics featuring a wintry palette and a mixture of different patterns. To keep the fabric stretched taut, secure it to the inside cover using double-sided tape.
To juxtapose the masculine upholstery of the bergère chairs with a touch of femininity, flame stitch Missoni womenswear fabric was used to create graphic throw pillows. Many interior designers suggest shopping at apparel fabric retailers to save money and add touches of high fashion to a room's decor.