The lovely personalized stationery above is from up up on Etsy.
I’ve been designing new posters for my etsy shop the last couple of days so I’ve been thinking about patterns big time. How much is too much, and how little is too little?
When it comes down to it – the number one rule is – if you like it go with it!
Having said that I’ve noticed a trend recently that I personally like a lot. I think for a while pattern was everywhere – think bold in your face patterned shirts, homes decked out to the max with vibrant designs. Perhaps to counterbalance this – we recently saw minimalism take center stage. While still popular, lately I’ve noticed a new trend – mixing both trends in a fun way. Imagine simple interiors, with bright pops of color and patterns here and there to create visual interest. It’s a look I love personally, at times I find the minimal look can be cold – but too much color and pattern can be overwhelming for me. When you mix the two – I find a balance there that is really beautiful.
Here are some fun finds that I want to share – all with beautiful patterns and colors certain to brighten up you home or stationery collection.
The gorgeous business cards on the left are from the shop of Hong Kong based designer, Eva – Oh Smile. I loved learning a bit more about her and seeing all the wonderful inspiration she collects from all over the internet on her blog. Bangkok-based Be Still has a great line of patterned pillows – a perfect way to give your living room or bedroom that fun pop of color. Byrdie Graphics make beautifully patterned wall decals – just one more way to add a pop of color or pattern to your home.
If a room in your home needs just that extra “something” to feel complete, do consider adding a bit more color and a lovely pattern here and there to give it a fun look! You’ll find lots to choose from on Etsy and at your local fabric store if you’re a fan of sewing!