Repetition & pattern

Patterns add interest and life to interior design and work along with colors. Patterns tell a story of their own and add the elements of continuity and smooth transition in a living space. Patterns could be of any shape and mostly comprise of attractive and repetitive designs. Paisley, a design pattern which takes the shape of a droplet-shaped vegetable is one of the most commonly used patterns on wall paints, pillow covers and other decorative surfaces.

Designers cheat sheet:

Printed surface Patterns come in small, medium and large, and in general fall under different themes:  abstract, lines and checks, florals, or pictorial. 

Patterns can be unidirectional, omnidirectional (work in all directions), continuous, random, linear, or gridded.

Mixing patterns can be a tricky but rewarding exercise, making a space lively, adding interest for the eye.

Repetition is a pattern in the overall scheme, meaning the repetition of a motif to create flow and continuity – for example an oval or egg shape can be used in pendant lighting, side tables, the pattern on the sofa, or an egg-shaped accessory such as a vase or bowl.