Interior / September 2, 2018 / Emmaline Brenner.
A note on choosing texture vs pattern. These two things are usually talked about together, but they are two distinct, and necessary components of design. Pattern refers to a visual print while texture is about how something feels. Make sure you incorporate both into your interiors instead of choosing one over the other. Whether you choose a throw rug to warm up your bedroom room or a wooden coffee table to bring life to your living space, the importance of texture is clear.
You also have an innate reaction to color. For example, when you look at red, it does increase your heart rate. It is a stimulating color. This goes back to caveman days of fire and danger and alarm. You also have learned certain associations with color, such as red making your heart race since it is linked with fire trucks and ambulances, in other words, alarm, or yellow having positive association simply because it was the color of your beloved grandmothers kitchen.
You do not need to fill up a space with lots of furniture. Spend more of your budget on fewer but better quality pieces, and your room will look better than if it is stuffed to the gills with flea market finds. The high backed chairs shown here, for example, stand out because they do not have to fight for attention. Hang artwork at the right height.
Just wanted to use that pattern everywhere and not break it up with different colors or patterns. To that end refrained from introducing any of the vibrant colors used on the homes ground floor. Wanted to feel a little calmer, quieter, even though it is not a calm, quiet fabric. What is a great way to bring in brighter hues without it feeling overwhelming?