Print persuasion

Chintz. Paisley. Buffalo check. They’re not the kinds of prints typically associated with modern interiors, but these patterns are all making a comeback – and in decidedly contemporary spaces this time around. The key to classic motifs feeling fresh? Achieving visual balance in the room, whether it’s by combining light with dark or mixing ornate prints with more streamlined pieces. It’s all about the juxtaposition. Here are some of our smart ideas for using quintessentially traditional prints and patterns in new and unexpected ways. Read on:

For those who are tentatively introducing print, it’s wise to start with soft furnishings like this throw pillow.

A heavily patterned feature piece can be just as impactful as patterned wallpaper or a patterned rug.

Take a seat in style with this charmingly comfortable printed ottoman stool.

Wall art is a great way to experiment with prints and patterns.

Introduce joyous holiday vibes into your home with tropical prints.

Nothing pulls a room together quite like a rug does.

These geometric planters are sure to add character to any of your spaces.