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6 impactful ways to bring pattern into your home

Here are six ways to add drama and colour to your home and life.

Text by Janice Seow

Are the only patterns in your home to be found on your clothes? Patterns aren’t just for making a fashion statement; the world of design is filled with amazing options, from botanical motifs to geometric patterns, vintage prints and illustrative tapestries. Check out these six personality-boosting ideas for spaces big and small!

#1 Go graphic

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Yes, you can play up on patterns, even in a small space! Diagonal stripe wallpaper lines the walls of this 495sqft Melbourne apartment and is actually designed to make the place appear larger. Matching patterned accessories are included for enhanced dramatic effect.

Designed by Greg Natale

#2 Make it playful

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In this modestly sized 900sqft condo, a ‘lofty’ impression is achieved thanks to a striking structure that playfully resembles the shape of a house and within which contains the TV console, storage and shoe cabinets. Limiting the height of the structure also helps ensure that it does not add visual bulk to the space. Vertical, horizontal and chevron patterns are created using laminate strips.

Design by Versaform

#3 Put a rug on it

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This modernist Melbourne home is a kaleidoscopic treat, with a patterned rug thrown in to tie the whole look together. The wood surfaces balance off the look and add warmth to the space.

Design by WOWOWA Architecture

#4 Look up!

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When it comes to renovation, people often give little thought to their ceilings. But when you see it as a blank canvas, then the possibilities open up! In this condo, a custom-designed wallpaper on the dropped ceiling transforms the home into a private tropical paradise.

Designed by UPSTAIRS_, built by IN-EXPAT

#5 Go botanical

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Turn your powder room into a boutique resort-inspired retreat space by playing up on the botanical print. Balance the look with neutral cabinetry and floors and glam it up with brass furnishings.

Design by Aiden T

#6 Lounge on it

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Put aside your plain old neutral sofa in favour of something more colourful, like Mah Jong from Roche Bobois. This free-form modular seating can be an armchair, sofa, lounge or even a bed and comes available in an array of haute couture fabrics.

Mah Jong from Roche Bobois

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