31 Mar The Truth About Patterns in Drapery
Patterns are an inventive way to bring personality to a room. It was once a design taboo to use patterns in drapes or curtains but they’re now an accepted design practice since some of the older outdated thought on interior design have been updated for a new era. Here’s the low down on some of the most popular patterns you can use as window furnishings.
Chevrons whether they’re big and bold or smaller and more subtle can add a chic hint to any room. Chevrons are commonly done in a dark or neutral color and that makes them nearly universally appealing. You can use a chevron pattern in bedrooms, studies and living rooms.
Lines and Stripes
Lines and stripes have a wide variety of design effects on a room. Depending on their placement, thickness and color they can lengthen a room, shorten it or make it look more cozy and homey. Thick lines can make a dramatic impression. Thin lines lengthen a wall. Stripes in primary colors can block light and keep rooms cool and dark.
Polka dotted curtains may seem childish but their youthful appeal looks stunning against neutral color palettes. Large dots can let in patches of sunlight and can bring character to a study, craft room or bedroom. Smaller dots can look good in nearly any room and dots in various colors can add a pop of personality and color.
Big, bold blocks of color add a vibrant pop of color to any room. Against a neutral wall, it’s a stunning addition to any living or dining room. Popular color combinations are chocolate brown and teal, black and white, navy blue and white as well as nearly any pastel and white. Color blocked curtains can be used in bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms.
We’ve barely scratched the surface on patterns and window furnishings. These patterns can show off personality, be warm or cool, inviting or make a strong statement in a room. If you’re looking to try a new pattern in your home, contact Royal Window Furnishings for an in-home consultation!