Archive for ‘Patterns’

March 21st, 2014

Textiles: Trellis and Lattice


As the last of the winter melts away we open windows, put the cozy away and trade it in for airy light colour. A little pattern goes a long way, but it is near essential to creating a sophisticated look. What better way to experiment and dip your toes in trend? Ask yourself: is there a colour I love but could never paint a room in? Is there a design I am drawn to again and again?

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Trellis and lattice patterns offer a splash of graphic interest, usually with some colour and they are kind of fun for spring don’t you think? Look for trellis patterns with a light colour for the background to brighten your space.

Trellis and lattice are repetitive patterns with geometric flare. You may find ethnic themes like Moroccan or Greek especially with wallpaper or stencils like the ones at Royal Design Studio

Here are some ways to freshen up your home with trellis patterns. Throw pillows of course! A rug. New curtains? Bedding is another way to add life and colour to the home.

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Trellis, lattice, soon we will be out in the garden enjoying the sun! Until then, we can dream and we can brighten our inside spaces with bright pattern and hopeful colours.

June 13th, 2012

How to Decorate with Chevrons

Chevron Vinyl Wall Art

Photo via Vinyl Wall Art

Zig zaggy chevrons are a hot little pattern in home decor. And it’s no wonder, chevrons come in a wide range of colour combinations, most commonly white paired with another colour, and in different scales. The bold graphic print, can be incorporated in small or large doses, depending on the┬ámethod you choose to display the pattern. If you want to know how to decorate with chevrons, look no further!

Dwellstudio Home Chevron Citrine PillowPhoto via Layla Grace

I love how graphic the pattern is, especially when paired with bright solids and interesting textures. Here are some ways to use chevrons:


  • Carpets
  • Curtains
  • Bedding
  • Pillows
  • Accessories
  • Lamp Shades
  • Wall Treatments

Green Chevron Lampshade

Photo via Sassy Shades

Check out this post at Kimbercrafts Baby to see a nursery decorated with yellow chevron curtains. I also love the wall and ceiling chevron treatments found at Ampersand Vintage Modern.

Dwellstudio Home Wool Rug Zig Zag Lapis

Photo via Layla Grace

There are so many DIY possibilities with chevrons! Imagine painting an old wood floor, revamping furniture with chevron fabric and then there is sewing! You could make curtains, pillows, a table-cloth or cloth napkins. Paint a canvas with zig zaggy chevrons for instant art! How to decorate with chevrons really depends on your personal style and how much pattern you want or need to introduce into your space. Chevrons are a delightfully cheerful pattern so have fun with them!

Gray Chevron Curtains

Photo via Layla Grace

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