When it comes to the home, people often get a bit nervous about using a pattern or two, but injecting a print of sorts into your home décor makes a room more interesting — and generally more pleasing — to the eye.
The easiest and safest print to use as your base is a simple stripe… stripes can be as bold or as subtle as you want, they’re easy to find and they go with (and compliment) most other patterns. Here are a few ways to bring in some stripes…
- Striped curtains are a safe way to bring in any print, because when they’re open, only a small part will be visible. Eyelet curtain, R275, Woolworths.
- Your bedspread is an easy thing to swop out, so bringing in a bold print is a great choice. Pair it with a solid-coloured cushion for a chic look, or bring in a whole other print for a more modern and on-trend style. Duvet cover set, R99,99 to R229,99, Mr Price Home.
- Scatter cushions are always the easiest piece of décor to change in any room. You can even keep a constant rotation going, and guests will think you’ve become quite the interior decorator! Grey scatter, R379; red and blue scatter, R499; both @home.
- A pretty rug is often forgotten when it comes to giving both a pop of colour and a pattern injection, but it’s the perfect way to zhoosh up any room. Rug, R149,99, Mr Price Home.
- Don’t forget about your kitchen, especially if you have a display cabinet. Adding the pattern to your crockery collection will pretty up an often boring room in the house. Tapas bowl, R49,95; Mug, R45; both Woolworths. And if you’re short on storage space, having a funky appliance will mean it can stay out on the counter and become part of your décor. Kenwood kMix kitchen machine, R5 579, yuppiechef.com.
Please note that these prices were correct at the time of publishing. Prices and availability of stock are subject to change at the discretion of the supplier.