I see big floral patterns everywhere, especially on the wall with a big painting and in the drapery fabric collection; significant larger patterns, vibrant colors and some with bold hues. Another inspirational patterns in textile that I see this year is geometric ones.
Many a time, working with big bold patterns can be difficult, when it comes to mixing vibrant color palette, that is the reason you see many people going with solids just to play it safe. That is where the experienced Interior Designer comes in, helping you in the selection of the right pattern and texture that is not only in style but would enhance the area giving it a look that you may enjoy each day.
I am a big advocate of flowers as I love flowers everywhere around me. Florals as a big mural could depict a love story. The couples who are just stepping into their newer place after getting married would love that romantic feel as flowers are self-explanatory. Florals could be added element of old world style or a contemporary look when mixed with other patterns with asymmetrical or symmetrical lines or geometric patterns. It may be an excellent idea to add a flavor from your wedding theme or a trip that you made a while ago or a place from your old memories. Run your imagination wild and if you feel that you do not have the time then let your interior designer do that for you. I always suggest trying to mix and match the lines, or shapes with the florals as I love how textures create a balance and give illusion of a much bigger space when in real it is not.
A tip for those who choose to do themselves would be to understand scale and proportion along with focal point before you start looking for the style and fabrics or florals. I would say, go with your gut feel as there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to trying something new.
Recently, I worked with a client who had a beautiful modern looking custom furniture, because of the placement and missing of accent pieces with blank walls made it look unwelcome and congested. I always try to utilize the space efficiently and creating additional seating within the area would be an excellent idea for making eye contact and creating room to mingle. It is important to visualize and perceive objects and patterns before you place them in the area that you are working on.
Lastly, I would like to add, that you may want to go with solids and add an accent with florals, pillows with patterns. We all like change now and then so leave room to make little changes each season. In the end, it is your home where you spend most of your time each day. It should bring in a feeling of belongingness before you host a gathering and make your guest feel at home.
What do think about mixing the texture and colors together? Would you try and create your own concept and be a trend-setter?
Love to hear what you have to say!