5 Simple Ways To Play With Lines & Patterns

Working with lines and patterns may seem like the easiest thing in the interior design book, but rest assured that there are rules to be followed with this. Patterns are always introduced as visual cues into the interior setting. They’re used as a decorative element that have a positive impact on the space. Too much can seem overwhelming, while too little can seem redundant in the grand scheme of things. To today, we’re going to share 5 ways to work with lines and patterns in your interior designs.

 

1. Going in-built

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Lines that have been etched in plaster, cut in laminates or carved in paint become a permanent part of the overall interior design. You have to be especially careful with these. This interior design shows a feature wall with in-build diagonal lines that introduces an understated beauty in the overall setting. It’s a great way to work in elegance and sophistication in your interior designs.

 

 

2. Bold and straight

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Straight lines are a great way to evoke the horizontal-vertical effect in your interior designs. Horizontal lines can make your spaces look wider, while vertical lines can make your spaces look taller. So working with either of these can make your interior designs look more spacious in an illusory fashion.

 

 

3. With paint

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Linear patterns that have been articulated in paint form have become very common. They’re extremely easy to incorporate in the design and they also give you a lot of choice when it comes to the actual patterns. There are a lot of patterns you can incorporate with the help of paint. This gives you much more leeway to get creative with the designs.

 

 

4. Intricate and temporary

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Intricate geometric patterns can come off a little bold and you might even grow tired of them in the long run. So if you want to incorporate those in your interior design, it’s better to be cautious and use temporary surfaces. Patterns used in bed sheets and covers are a great way to get a taste of the geometry but in small doses.

 

 

5. Diagonal lines

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Oblique patterns are the hardest to incorporate in any interior design settings as they have very little context. They mostly offer a unique decorative value that can make your interior designs look interesting. But always be cautious about the amount you use in any given space.

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