10 Ways to Add Patterns and Textures to Your Space Courtney Hayes May 6, 2015 DECOR, POPULAR While some of us here in the office are maximalists and others are proclaimed minimalists, there’s one thing we can all agree on: the power of a great pattern. Check out these 10 ways to add a little (or a lot) of pattern to any space. 1.Rugs and carpet The quickest way to add patterned to your space is to get a rug with some sort of design or an unusual shape or texture. Rugs can be switched out quickly and easily, making this the ideal choice for people who like to switch things up often. Shawn’s Sunny Heritage Hill Condo via Apartment Therapy Contemporary Living Room by Chicago Photographers Cynthia Lynn Photography Midcentury Living Room by Los Angeles Home Stagers Madison Modern Home 2. Staircases Steps are a sneaky way to integrate a pattern or ten into your space. Add a new pattern for every step or make them all match. Use carpet, paint, or tile to create your own unique staircase. Traditional Staircase Southwestern Staircase by Santa Cruz Media & Bloggers Shannon Malone 3. Tile Tile is a no brainer when it comes to adding pattern. Choose a patterned tile or arrange different types of tiles to create a pattern. Both are timeless and elegant ways to up your pattern game. Traditional Bathroom by Other Metro Photographers Olga Chertova Traditional Kitchen by Philadelphia General Contractors Buckminster Green LLC 4. Bookcases Bookcases that hold all your knickknacks are a simple way to add some pattern and texture while keeping things organized. Contemporary Bedroom by New York Architects & Building Designers Katie Leede & Company Traditional Family Room by San Francisco Interior Designers & Decorators John K. Anderson Design Transitional Living Room by New York Interior Designers & Decorators Damon Liss Design 5. Paint Instead of dealing with pesky wallpaper, try your hand at painting your walls in a pattern. Use a stencil or go freehand for an intentionally imperfect appearance. Hand Painted Wall Pattern via Beautiful Matters Peony Paint via Katie’s Pencil Box 6. Tapestries Tapestries are insanely versatile. Hang them up as art, toss them on your couch or bed, or create a window treatment. Whatever you decide to do, you’ve just added a pattern to your space. Eclectic Living Room by San Francisco Media & Bloggers Nanette Wong Industrial Bedroom by New York Interior Designers & Decorators Amy Lau Design 7. Painted floors If your hardwoods aren’t looking great but it’s not in the budget to replace them, turn them into a blank canvas with a few coats of paint. Bold or subtle, painted floors are a sure way to make a statement. Eclectic Living Room by New York Interior Designers & Decorators Andrew Flesher Interiors Beach Style Kitchen by Santa Monica Interior Designers & Decorators Alison Kandler Interior Design Contemporary Kitchen by Edmonds Interior Designers & Decorators Zinc Art + Interiors 8. Etched windows Etched windows can be customized to any design and give some privacy while serving as a sort of art in your space. Modern Bathroom by Taylorsville Kitchen & Bath Fixtures Jonathan Stanton, Inc 9.Furniture One piece of patterned furniture will add a dose of whimsy and depth to your space. If the thought of a giant patterned couch is alarming, go for a more subtle pattern or opt for a chair in lieu of a couch. Eclectic Living Room by New York Architects & Building Designers Robert Passal Interior & Architectural Design Transitional Living Room by San Francisco Interior Designers & Decorators Favreau Design 10. Ceilings Don’t forget to look up when trying to add pattern or texture to your space. A patterned ceiling or one with some texture, like paneling or beams, will take your space to the next level in the blink of an eye. Traditional Basement Traditional Living Room by New York Interior Designers & Decorators Kim E Courtney Interiors & Design Inc Rustic Bedroom by New York Interior Designers & Decorators Thom Filicia Inc.