The Trick to Using Bold Patterns Without It Being Overwhelming
It's all about color.
If you've always loved the look of bold, stylish patterns but are nervous about working them into your home decor, here's the ultimate trick. In the May 2018 issue, we visited Elsie Larson of the blog A Beautiful Mess's recently renovated Nashville home, where bold wallpapers and chic patterns were the stars of the show. But while statement-making patterns were everywhere, the designs never felt too loud or overwhelming. The secret? Sticking to a neutral color palette.
Below are a few of our favorite ways that Elsie's gorgeous new home features big patterns that are pretty, sophisticated, and anything but overwhelming.
Work the Wallpaper
Balance out a bold wallpaper, like this fun one shown here in Elsie's dining room, by sticking to a neutral color palette throughout the room.
A More Subtle Stripe
This welcoming porch features a bold striped rug with matching pillows. While high-contrast stripes are typically a bold choice, the black and white colors make these accessories a bit more subtle.