A hint of the red wall peeks over this close-up view of neutral bedding with floral, striped and plaid patterns. A white throw pillow with an applique of red and salmon floral beading accents the bedding while blending perfectly with the wall color.
Don't be afraid of mixing plaids, checks and prints. Just keep your selections in the same color family to keep the look cohesive. An eclectic mix of patterns creates a casual and homey feel that most guests will appreciate. Tip: Tea towels are excellent to use for oversized napkins and can be found in a variety of prints and patterns.
Two bold patterns and a pop of turquoise turn this neutral kitchen into a stylish, memorable space: Wide turquoise-and-white stripes sweep across the ceiling and the barstools are upholstered in black-and-white plaid.
Add comfort. Pillows provide a soft buffer between you and a bookcase headboard. They can also introduce pattern and color. “With the addition of an extra long body pillow, it softened the surface nicely,” says Jo Torrijos, an Atlanta DIY blogger and stylist. “Plus, if you're anything like me, you'll have at least half a dozen pillows on your bed to create a cushioned oasis.”
This room's walls are patterned with a masculine, blue plaid wallpaper. The warm wood floors are topped by a cowhide rug, and a corner armchair provides the perfect spot for enjoying the beautiful natural light from the window.
This transitional living space has bold plaid wallpaper as the accent wall behind a sleek black entertainment center and wall mounted flat screen. The gray color scheme is carried throughout the space with patterned carpet and sectional sofa. The blue and yellow throw pillows add color and contrast making this space comfortable and inviting.
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.
This living room boasts a quaint yet sophisticated style, featuring green plaid curtains, a stone fireplace and a mix of neutral armchairs. Green vases on the mantle display flowers and complement the drapery. One patterned chair adds interest and texture to the space.