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Home Decorating | Using Geometric Prints Without Going Overboard

 

I have a confession: I am completely obsessed over those geometric lattice and trellis prints that are hot for the home right now. I’ve been planning on redecorating a couple of different rooms in our house, but I’m scared to overdo it with these prints. I mean, they can be, um, loud.

So, how do you decorate with these cool new prints without making the room too busy? (Lucky for you, I’ve been doing some research!)

5 Ways to Decorate with Lattice and Trellis Prints

1. Stick to lattice or trellis print curtains.

I stumbled across this post from DraperyStreet.com and fell in love with the navy trellis patterned draperies they show as the first example.

If you use this pattern on curtains against a plain wall (like seen in the photo here),  it will still make the room pop without feeling like you’re drowning in it.

Loud or busy prints can be used on one or two accent pieces and not make your room seem all crazy. Get your prints on accent pillows or on an accent furniture piece like an ottoman or a side chair.

3. Get a powerful trellis rug and surround it with neutrals.

One of the easiest ways to tone down the trellis is to surround it by neutrals. You may think that a plain palette isn’t your style, but as you can see in this photo a powerful trellis rug is complimented nicely with neutral paints and furniture without making the room feel too sterile.

4. Trellis accents on the wall doesn’t have to mean wallpaper.

You don’t have to have geometric wallpaper to get this look on the walls. Get creative and cover some canvas with trellis or lattice fabric and hang it on the wall as art as a grouping. Or, you can even make a faux headboard by stapling some trellis fabric onto some boarding.

5. Go for an accent wall.

If you want the geometric prints on wallpaper, why not go for one accent wall in your room? It will still be cool and trendy, without closing off your entire room with a stifling print.

What do you think of the new geometric print craze? Love it or hate it?

Along with being a contributor to PrimeParentsClub.com, Jacqueline Wilson is: Appalachia Advocate~Supporter of Women~Writer~Accidental Pit Bull Advocate. Founder and executive director of Monkey Do Project and co-author of 50 Shades of Frayed: What Happens When 'I Do' Becomes 'Not Tonight': A Humorous Mompilation.

2 Comments

  1. Becki

    July 24, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Love! I didn’t even know it was “in style” right now. But I needed new curtains and fell in love with these: http://www.target.com/p/threshold-jacquard-ikat-window-panel/-/A-14278385#prodSlot=medium_1_29 They totally changed the feel of my living room. I live in a cookie-cutter apartment with white walls, but these curtains bring a lot to the very minimal space.

    • Prime Parents Club

      July 24, 2013 at 4:01 pm

      Those are SUPER CUTE Becki! Look, you’re trendy hot and you didn’t even know it! LOL /jackie

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