Repetition Matters

Patterns are great tools to utilize in your home.  Repetition through the use of pattern helps captivate the mind and is intriguing to the overall design perspective.  Bold colors and designs can make strong statements through repetition as well as help encompass the room’s theme.  Here are several ways to put patterns in your home to aid your space’s design:
 
Splash of Color in a Neutral Room
If you have a neutral room lacking emphasis and color, try incorporating a bold accent color through repetition. Colors can help change the room’s feel.  For example, a neutral living room with no color will respond great to red throw pillows, a couple of red accented pictures on the wall, and simple red decor.  By repeating a color (i.e., red), you are providing a more continuous design scheme.
 
Pro-Tip: Adding red will help the room have a more soft, warm feel.  Whereas, on the contrary, adding blue to the room as the primary could help give a more tranquil, cool vibe.
 
Hard Angles Versus Soft Curves
This one can be overlooked in some design themes.  Pay attention to your room’s furniture and angles.  If your furniture has sharp angles, continue this concept throughout the room.  The rest of your furniture should help complement one another.  If your space has round edges, you can also have more circular attributes in the room’s decor as well.  Keeping this repetition in a room will help give a sense of unity and balance.
 
Direction and Patterns
If you plan on incorporating stripes and patterns, be sure to keep unity throughout the space.  Vertical lines and horizontal patterns can clash if not done correctly.  Repetition matters and how you use these patterns should help add to the room’s overall theme.  If you have a striped wall as a primary viewpoint of the room, try to have decor compliment the focal point.   Polka dots can be a useful, creative design tool to use as an attention-drawer. They can help add depth to a room with contradicting colors.  When trying to match polka dots, consider using similar patterns and colors through the room’s design to help strengthen your space’s aesthetic.
 
Application
However, you chose to use patterns and repetition in your room will help amplify the features of your space.  Different patterns can be used to capture height or depth.  Consider what your overall design is and what repetition should then allow it to be the room’s base.
 
Remember, patterns make great accents to rooms to help with the overall aesthetics, and the use of repetition will help create consistency and an effortless flow from one room to the next.