Love showing off your favourite prints but don’t know how to use them into your interior design? Here’s how you can use them on your walls and floors without overwhelming your space.
- The right balance
How much is too much? It’s all up to personal preference, but we’re of the opinion that most of the time, less is more. These triangular tiles, Dresscode from Ceragres, are put together to create an interesting feature wall. Instead of covering the entire wall, the designers created a pattern that imbues the space with a dynamic sense of flow.
- Kitchen antics
One of the best places to use prints and patterns in the home is in the kitchen. It’s an energising, creative space that has no qualms taking on bold prints and colours. As such, we see many local homes using colourful Peranakan-inspired tiles in their kitchen. For a lighter, airier look, try coloured mosaics!
- Subtle style
If mixing prints and colours are a tad too much, you can still add pattern to your kitchen without overwhelming the senses. White subway tiles are one of the favourite tiles used in the kitchen, well loved for their modern cosmopolitan style. A different layout of the same subway tiles gives the kitchen a stylish chevron pattern on the backsplash.
- Counter culture
Keen on incorporating patterns into your home but apprehensive of overwhelming the space? Apply prints on the countertop instead! Natural stone offers plenty of elegant options, while engineered quartz, laminates, and solid surfaces will have you spoilt for choice.
- Great feature
Wouldn’t you love to create an attention-grabbing feature wall with bold prints like this in your home? To prevent it from overwhelming the space, make sure that only half of the wall is covered with prints.
- Small spaces
For a small space like the bathroom, it’s the perfect opportunity to go wild with prints and patterns. Firstly, it’s hard to go overboard because you’d be restricted by the limited space in there. Secondly, it also plays on the element of surprise as most bathrooms are simply utilitarian. But if this is too wild for you, then try mixing patterns in the same colour, like in this stylish all-white bathroom.
- Fun and functional
Install beautiful prints on the floor by using them to demarcate an area for a specific function. In this open-concept space, the decorative floor tiles help to separate the dining area from the rest of the home.
- Overhead magic
Instead of a feature wall, have a statement ceiling. What better way to make a statement than with bold prints on the ceiling? To prevent overwhelming the space, make sure to keep the overall decor simple and apply the prints to only one section of the ceiling. In this home, the designers wallpapered only the drop ceiling that runs between the living room and dining area.