I love using bold patterns and texture in my work. And, I know that putting together texture and patterns in a way that pleases the eye and the soul is what makes the rooms I design look like the work of a professional.

Let’s face it. Many homeowners don’t understand the importance of texture. And, they are almost afraid of using patterns. That’s why they hire me, I guess.

A room can display texture in a rug or other flooring, on wallpaper, in the matte or shiny surface of a table top, a wood or brick feature wall, a backsplash, a light fixture, or anything covered in fabric.

Similarly, you might find an interesting pattern in a pillow, a lampshade, a tiled wall, backsplash or floor, or in a rug or window treatments.

The key is putting it all together. I find that there are no absolute rules for doing this. It all depends upon the size of the patterned or textured elements and the scale of the room.

The textures and patterns above were included in a living room redesign that I did for a client here in Denver. See how it all came together by viewing both the before picture and the final living room design here.

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