Even the most neutral of interiors can look a little bland without a hint of colour or pattern to draw the eye to a particular feature in the room. Pops of pattern are a great way of creating a focal point in your chosen space and are a cost effective way of transforming the look of your home. Soft furnishings, wallpaper, artwork and furniture can all be used to achieve this look and work well in a wide variety of interior styles.

Floral designs are a great pattern to include in a home interior as the variety of classic and abstract designs means that they can be introduced into both traditional and modern interior spaces. A brightly coloured floral bedding set or a set of curtains will instantly update a botanical or crisp white colour scheme to create visual detail in your chosen space. Opt for bright a vibrant fuchsia, turquoise and lime with bold orchid or watercolour designs for an eye-catching finish or stick with simple rose, daisy or hydrangea designs in soft pastels for a more refined and feminine feel.

Monochrome patterns give an ultra cool designer finish to an interior space and work well in creating a sleek and sophisticated design with a hint of Art Deco opulence. Geometric print wallpapers create maximum impact in a black and white colour palette and can include elements of silver and gold for added period style glamour. For a chic Parisian feel then opt for graphic or photographic print wallpapers featuring cafes, the Eiffel tower and famous Paris landmarks or opt for a bold baroque or rococo print design for a rich and flamboyant feature wall.

Rugs provide a simple way to add pattern to your current home interior and are a great alternative to wallpaper in creating a central visual focal point. If your chosen interior space is plain and neutral then why not add a nautical twist with a wide navy and white striped rug that is refined yet eye-catching in its appearance. You could also include matching cushion covers to tie this look together and create a unified pattern and theme. For a more bright and intricate look then select a richly coloured Persian style rug with jewelled coloured tones and traditional patterns that will bring a hint of Moroccan elegance into a soft cream interior space.

People are becoming more and more adventurous with their kitchen designs, moving away from traditional oak and mahogany and selecting sleek and modern high gloss cabinets and glittering worktops that create a sophisticated space in which to cook and entertain. If you have chosen a sleek black, grey or white high gloss kitchen then why not create a statement pattern on your flooring that will provide an artistic finish in the room. Multicoloured striped flooring will look great in a square or galley style kitchen, while monochrome chequerboard patterned tiles will provide a chic finish in a black or grey kitchen area. If you do have a wooden kitchen area then there is no need to miss out on this trend, why not introduce a Spanish tile on your floor or backsplash area for a cosy Mediterranean design.

If you don’t have the time or the budget to undertake any major redecoration then a change of lightshade is one of the simplest ways to create a pop of pattern in any room of the home. For a chic design then opt for monochrome chevron, striped or geometric print shades with metallic inners for a glamorous finish that looks fabulous in bedrooms and living room areas. If you want a more vibrant design then opt for abstract paint splash designs in neon and primary colours or bold floral patterns for a garden view or conservatory area. If you are feeling particularly artistic then take some cheap, plain white pendants and some coloured fabric paint and create your own bespoke lightshade using free hand painting or stencil work.

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