This modern interpretation layers floral fabrics on the bed then repeats the colours in a striped rug. The pattern on the wall holds the look together.
You can’t go wrong mixing and matching vintage-style ceramics and tableware in the kitchen or dining room. Choose a theme such as retro pattern and stick to a chosen colour scheme such as black and white, shades of blue or the citrus brights shown here.
You can get away with some bold combinations by starting with the most colourful piece in this case the lampshade then matching surrounding patterns to colours within this pattern.
Rugs and cushions
Take pattern to floor level, layering rugs and using different designs in adjoining rooms to define boundaries. Echo the colours and motifs in accessories such as cushions.
When mixing designs in the same palette, vary the scale of the print to add interest. Here a small-scale print on the wall provides the perfect backdrop for the medium-sized floral fabric lining the armoire doors and the large-scale pattern on the chair cover.
Trays and teatowels
You dont have to commit to a big decorating project to introduce splashes of pattern into your home. Choose small accessories such as trays, tea towels and tableware in fun, eye catching designs.
Plain backdrop…bold accents
A pale, plain scheme for floors and walls frees you up to add pattern elsewhere. Here the rug and blind are patterned but in a neutral, understated way. Colourful cushions bring out that pattern without being fussy.