Some people are afraid to use pattern in their rooms... I think it induces some sort of pattern matching anxiety!
There are a few key things to remember when mixing and matching different patterns, and 'pattern stage fright' can be a thing of the past if you wish it to be!
I like this room below. There's so many different patterns - in the back of the fireplace, the inlaid chests of drawers, the throw on the sofa, the print on the cushions and the upholstered coffee table/ottoman.
The stacking of the logs so their ends show off a pattern of circles is a great touch against the backdrop of the zig-zag lines in the fireplace. Love it!
The gorgeous pattern in the ceiling, the shaped indent in the wall above the fireplace, the shape of the arched window and the window panes, the triangular bases of the lamps, and the barley twist legs of the table/ottoman, also play into the geometric/ethnic pattern 'aesthetic' that's holding the room together.
The touch of the leafy branches, and bright pops of colour via the window furnishings, rug, and other cushions etc. finishes the room off nicely and adds contrast.
All in all, an eclectic, yet simple room that I find strangely attractive.
I must admit however, I have an interesting feeling of wanting to paint the ceiling a darker colour.... not really dark, but a soft green/grey maybe? Perhaps just the actual flat ceiling itself, (up inside the detail).
I somehow feel it would take the edge off the bright citrine colour of the blinds and curtains, and the stark brightness of these combined with the white. It would sort of cap it all off more gently, and soften the visuals somewhat.
Hmmm, that's got me thinking about doing the walls in a soft colour..... I could have some fun with that room.
What do you think?