Would you love to add some pattern to your home, but unsure where to start? With so many designs and options to choose from, it can feel overwhelming and be costly if you make a mistake. Luckily, there are some affordable and easy ways to introduce a pop of print and pattern to your home, so I have listed five ways to get you started.


The easiest place to start when adding pattern to your home is cushions. They are affordable and come in so many designs and in my opinion, you can never have too many cushions.

Bedding is also another affordable option and easy to change up for different seasons. It can instantly make an impact in a bedroom with either a subtle floral or something more bold like a stripe or geometric design. Mix with some patterned cushions and you can transform your room on any budget.

Something else that can create big impact in a bedroom is a patterned, oversized headboard. They've become popular in high end interior design and hotels; look to Kit Kemp for some stunning inspiration. They are harder to come across in high street shops so are a more expensive, custom option, but it is possible to DIY with fabric and a staple gun. Here's how I DIY'd my own using a bold, statement fabric.


Curtains and blinds can make a big statement. There are endless options if you go custom made, but also lots of options available online and in high street stores. Ikea always have a good selection as well as Dunelm, John Lewis and La Redoute. Fabric websites like Just Fabrics and The Pure Edit also let you order their fabrics as made to measure items.


A great place to start adding pattern is through accessories. They can be very affordable and are small so easy to move around the house. Lamps are a great option and patterned shades are on trend, so easy to get hold of at an affordable price point. Ceramic lamp bases in a pattern to match the shade are also popular at the moment. Oliver Bonas always have a great selection of patterned vases and jugs in floral and stripe patterns which are great to put on shelves and useful too.


A more permanent and pricy option is furniture, but it can create a stunning focal point. Patterned sofas and armchairs are becoming more popular in 2024, with high street brands bringing more affordable options to the market. The Dunelm Beatrice stripe armchair is a firm favourite within the interiors community on Instagram. Laura Ashley have a selection of patterned sofas at Next and Sofas & Stuff have some beautiful options if you have a larger budget, with a recently launched collaboration with the RHS.

Footstools and pouffes are a great addition if you don't want to opt for a large piece of furniture and you can choose colours to tie together other aspects of the room.


Wallpaper is a great option if you want to add a feature wall or go bold and wallpaper the entire room. Wallpapered ceilings are on trend and create a brilliant focal point. Use a paint colour from the wallpaper on the woodwork for a cohesive scheme. You can also use it to upcycle pieces of furniture if you just want to a pop of pattern.

If you love print and pattern, why not join The Pattern Pantry, a Facebook community for print and pattern lovers! I set up the group to help give you the confidence to add more print and pattern to your home decor. I share tips and inspiration to give you the ingredients for a cohesive, pattern filled home.

Are you ready to join? Click the link below! See you there!

Still need a little more help adding colour, pattern and personality to your home? I can help! I offer online and in person interior design consultations to help you create a classic, cosy and relaxed home. Click here to check out my work and how we can work together.



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