Before & After: Adding Pattern to Walls & Furniture

Before & After: Adding Pattern to Walls & Furniture

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Janel Laban
Dec 30, 2011

We always talk about how adding color is a powerfully transformative design decision and while that is absolutely true, the combination of adding color AND pattern really just takes it all up a notch and brings your decor decisively into the 21st century. Pattern is back and the fearless embrace of it on both walls and furniture is one of the hallmarks of a 2011-style room, check out these 10 before and after examples from the past year of our archives:

TOP ROW
• 1 Before & After: An Orange Stenciled Accent Wall
• 2 Before & After: Evolution of an Accent Wall
• 3 Before & After: IKEA Gets a Wallpaper Treatment
• 4 Before & After: Ben's One-of-a-Kind Wallpapered Dresser
• 5 Before & After: From Glum Gray to Glam Gold

BOTTOM ROW
• 6 Before & After: 70s Drab to Industrial Chic Fab Kitchen
• 7 Before & After: Door Sixteen Hallway Transformation
• 8 Before & After: Cheerful Wallpapered Chest of Drawers
• 9 Bathroom Before & After: From Carpeted to Calm & Clean
• 10 Before & After: Jen's Glam Closet

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Welcome to Apartment Therapy's Best of 2011 roundup! From December 19 through January 1 we are rounding up our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.

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