Written by Jaymi Naciri

Adding pattern to your home is one of the easiest ways to create interest in a space. It’s also a great way to add a punch of color, link colors together, and create new style profiles.

“Combining print and pattern can bring excitement to any room, adding both depth and layers,” said Owl Design. “As a rule of thumb you should have at least three different patterns in your scheme to make it interesting.

Set small patterns against large ones and limit your color palette. When first trying out mixing pattern we would recommend experimenting with rugs, throws and cushions, as they are an inexpensive way of updating any interior.”

The end of chevron was a blow to all those who had incorporated the now-tired pattern into their décor. But good news – there is a slew of patterns ready to replace the zigzags with some new pizzazz.

Geometric Patterns

Circles, triangles, honeycombs—geometric patterns are everywhere right now. But they don’t stop there, said HGTV. “Any geometric shape is going to add visual texture to your design, so there’s no need to stick to the shapes you learned about in elementary school.”

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A subset of geometric patterns, the hexagon is a throwback to the past with a modern twist that has made it a favorite choice for practically every surface. It’s being found on the floor, the walls, and even the ceiling—and it also comes in every imaginable material, from stone and glass to textiles and wallpaper.


We know what you’re thinking. How could the traditional French country pattern work in a modern home? New options offer a stylish, playful alternative to bring some chic energy to your space.

“While early toiles featured fully-dressed frolicking peasants, monumental architecture and historical events, this figurative storytelling medium continues to evolve, reflecting the passions, trends, and beliefs of the society which it decorates—from bikini-clad heroines and urban landmarks to everyday objects,” said Bob Vila.

Indeed, added Decorators Best, “Toile has gone through a modern makeover this year. Once known as a traditional pattern, today we’re seeing done in unusual scenes and fresh new color palettes. It’s also being paired with contemporary elements.”

Check out a slideshow featuring modern toile patterns here.


For glamour potential, not many materials can surpass the beauty of marble.

The beautiful stone has been used in everything from sculpture to architecture since ancient times,” said About Home. “And for modern day luxury items, it is the epitome of classic style.

Today’s trends find it being used in its natural state and being replicated as luxe wall coverings.


The classic pattern is having a resurgence. Whether its being used on the walls, on the floor, or on an accent piece, it always brings the style.