Patterns are everywhere. From fashionable outfits to home design, the use of patterns can elevate every room and add style to every outfit. However, while using patterns can add sophistication and character, using it wrongly can be a disaster and have the opposite effect to what was intended. For quick overview of some of most popular patterns, follow the list we prepared for you and get yourself pattern ready.
Let's start with one of the most popular patterns. This is the official name for the pattern usually known as plaid and is originally coming from scotland. The warm feeling generated from just looking at this pattern makes it the perfect pattern for winter. From winter coats, shirts, boots, and even ties, there are so many combinations to try. And we havn't even mentioned the cozy effect it has on a room when used for decoration. Try incorporating it as a throw blanket or a wall decoration, and your room will immediately exude a winter vibe.
One of the most versatile and popular patterns in home decor, mainly due to its modern look and endless combination possibilities. The series of interlocking geometric shapes can be used for wallpapers as well as accessories. Some popular uses are pillows, curtains, and chairs. Try interchanging between colored lines with white background and white lines with a colurful background. Each one will add a significant, yet different, effect to the room.
ArgyleBy kennymatic / Kenny Louie from Vancouver, Canada [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
This traditional scotish pattern remains popular today and is used both in fashion and home decor. The overlapping motifs of diamonds or lozenges add an addittional layer to it and create a sense of three dimensionality and movement. Usually associated with a colder weather, this pattern comes in multiple color combinations. Apart from everyday use, this pattern is also very popular among sports teams such as cycling, soccer, and multiple Winter olympics sports.
ToileBy Velvetbrighton [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
The elegance emitted from this pattern is almost a natural characteristic of it. You can use it in multiple combinations in your home decor process. It can either be the dominant center piece in the room, while the rest of the decorations take a step back with subtle colors and patterns, or be displayed as the backdrop of a more heavily decorated room. Either way, the room's elegance will be elevated instantly.
Though looking like the perfect spring pattern, it can work perfectly for fall and winter as well. Combine it with a darker shade jacket or use it on a scarf. You will look ready for the cold weather, but will still maintain the energy and spark of spring.
For those of you feeling a bit more risky with your pattern selection, this is the perfect option. Usually comes in a combination of bold beauiful colors, this pattern can work as either a full outfit, or in a combination with a one-color, less dominante piece.
This print is characterized by a pattern of three shades of squares, usually white, darker dominant color, and a combination of the two. With Christmas just a round the corner, this pattern is perfect for decorations. Festive by nature, using this pattern will get your home to be "Christmas-ready" in no time.
This traditional pattern is making a fast comeback in all aspects of life. From fashion to home decor, you can see it everywhere in many color combinations. The design is comprised of printed zigzags in a stripe layout, also called herringbone. This pattern is flattering no matter how used, and adds an edge to every outfit.