5 Bold and Bright Pattern Placement Ideas

5 Bold and Bright Pattern Placement Ideas

Adrienne Breaux
Jan 14, 2011

This cold weather has us attaching onto photos of brightly-colored and boldly executed interior patterns like those quarter-sized primates that hug people's thumbs in photographs. It also reminds us that instead of opting for sensible, we-can-use-these-for-many-years-to-come solids, the New Year means being bold enough to step off the deep end into pattern.

As we said, our psychological need for warmth during these dark winter months has had us noticing all sorts of bright and bold patterns, and we grabbed five we've particularly liked recently. We also like that they represent five different places in the home, in varying degrees of adventure, that pattern can be implemented. We'd be interested in knowing what your pattern limit is—does it stop at accessories or do you go all the way to home surfaces with your patterns?

1) Textiles, as seen on Desire to Inspire A great and affordable place to grab pattern, we like that there's little commitment (you can easily change a bed spread) and that these are the only pattern examples on our list today that you could actually cuddle with.

2) Your home's surfaces, as seen on The Cool Hunter Not for the interior faint of heart, we can't help but notice how darn dynamic going for a wild pattern on a floor or wall surface can be.

3) Furniture, as seen on The Cool Hunter We like this example because it proves you don't have to go the more expensive upholstery route; a simple paint job on some found chairs or wooden pieces works. And, it's just paint, which can be easily painted over when the pattern is old.

4) Accessories, Dean & Deluca Okay, maybe not the boldest choice, but these olive oil containers are too cute not to include.

5) Art, as seen on Anthology Mag Alyson Fox is an indie artist favorite, and her new patterns that are popping up around the internet are gorgeous, dynamic, arresting and just the thing for someone craving pattern.

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