Ever dreamed of driving a car with a pattern on it? As featured in Trendhunter.com hip auto wraps are becoming the trend with automobiles in Europe and Asia. Yes, they are putting pattern to the test. If you live in Sweden, you can choose from over 20 different auto skins for your Volvo C30. Even Lotus was in on the Union Jack trend this year in Europe, creating a patriotic car for the English. China also loves pattern and offers various prints for Volkswagen Beetle lovers.
I love the fact that one can finally branch out and have some fun with pattern outside the home. If your a little more conservative like most of us, why not use pattern to enhance your decor? Pattern adds value to your home while making a personal design statement. Here are a few tips to inspire your decorating whether it be a room, a dresser or even a car!
Tip #1 Update Vintage Pieces
Ever own an antique cupboard that you loved but wanted to update the look from country to traditional chic? Just add some vintage or new wallpaper or fabric to the insets on the cupboards. Suddenly this antique cabinet becomes the focal point of the room while stylishly making a personal design statement.
Tip #2 Decorate Doors
It’s easy to make a designer statement in a home office. Osborne and Little’s wallpaper “Hothouse from Arizona” was wallpapered onto sliding doors to hide a closet. The large scale pattern adds a splash of color while making the doors disappear into the room, conveniently hiding the storage area for this designers office.
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Kitchens are meant to be personal and should be as we spend over half our life in them! Over 76% of all meals are made at home but now in less time as compared to a few years ago. Even so, why not make this room special, just like above. If your really daring, bring the garden inside and put the pattern on the cupboards instead of the walls, chairs and tables.
One easy way to show off your china or collectibles is by adding a colorful backdrop. Small paw prints, stripes and checks are the perfect prints to be used in display cases or cabinets to help draw attention to details, like your collectibles. Placing a colored print behind your featured pieces automatically makes them come forward visually.
Tip #5 Create Art with Patterned Furniture
Does one of your interiors needs a lift? Decorating with painted or decopaged patterned furniture instantly adds a designer look to any space. MacKenzie-Childs furnishings are a classic example of maximizing the number of patterns on a piece of furniture; bringing print to an entirely new visual appeal. They are all about pattern and how it definitely can make or break a room depending on how much or how little one can live with. Even using one patterned chair or dresser can be the piece that completes the interior, finishing the look. Brighton Pavilion loves to bring pattern into the home through painted pieces like chests, chairs, dressers and beds. When patterns and prints are mixed and matched on furnishings, its an easy way to add drama into any space.