There are a whole host of clever tricks you can use to create a relaxing mood with print and pattern, says interior stylist Laura Fulmine. Watch the video or read the feature below to find out more.
If you’d like your bedroom to be a place of sanctuary and calm, look for prints that use less clashing colours. Soft pastels, greys and blues are both contemporary and serene. Take a cue from Japanese design and blend origami folds with romantic florals and embroidery.
“If you want to set a more INTIMATE mood, choose a quieter print with less of a repeat. It’s the gaps between the print that will provide the feeling of serenity and CALM.”
Layering is even more important in neutral colour scheme. Build up pretty patterns, starting with the largest and finishing with the most dainty on top. Start with a plain flat sheet, contrast with a patterned duvet cover and contrasting cushions, and dial down the whole effect with a block colour throw in a calm colour.
Choose an object you love and use it as the starting point around which to style your bedroom. Use the colours, design and texture from your item as inspiration to help determine which prints and patterns you’d like to use.
“Counteract areas of PATTERN with solid colour. The more prints you mix, the more you need to layer in VISUAL respite.””
Remember print and pattern doesn’t only mean bedlinen or wallpaper. Water jugs, bowls, vases, picture frames, vintage trinket boxes, lampshades, pretty silk kimonos hanging on the back of the door... Anything and everything helps to build up a picture. Just keep it within your colour scheme.
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