Blue and navy Ikat throw pillows on the two sofas provide comfort and add another touch of color and pattern to the parlor. The use of navy, French blue and indigo throughout the space offer contrast for the feminine design details in this parlor.
The many moods of the ocean are reflected in this beachfront condo's living room furnishings, including throw pillows on the sofa, a blue-and-white ikat-patterned pouf, and a striped area rug and draperies in shades of blue and gray.
A variety of patterns including houndstooth, ticking stripe and ikat are reflected in the throw pillows and armchair of this stone wall contemporary great room. Navy blue, beige and green accents in the furnishings and decor create a casual chic look.
A neutral color palette gets an infusion of refreshing energy with blue accents in the table lamps, artwork, throw and accent pillows. In a clever design move, the twin lamps serve as a visual frame for the painting behind the sofa.
A mantel is prime display space. This one hangs a mirror on the wall and leans artwork against it, for a layered look. Urns on either side balance out the arrangement. The whole room is lifted by a vibrant patterned throw and pillow.
A mix of high-and low-priced items and high-energy colors make for a striking living room. The slipcovered sofa opens up to reveal a full-size mattress. Seagrass wingback chairs and a rattan runner offer a touch of the tropics and a mix of patterns on the curtains and throw pillows creates visual interest.
A little color and pattern goes a long way in this Tudor-inspired living room. A charcoal sectional is topped with colorful and textural throw pillows ranging from ikat to flokati. Rich purple accent chairs tie in the contemporary area rug and offer a subtle pattern of their own.
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.
A rustic coffee table as a centerpiece within a sitting area adds handsome variations in tone and texture through a weathered and striking look. A timeless style, the table brings a sense of history while retaining the contemporary feel embodied in the ikat area rug and throw pillows. A transitional sofa and love seat and contemporary leather armchairs complete the ensemble.
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