5 Ways to Accessorize Your Home With Patterned Fabrics

Add some interest to your home's design with these tips from interior designer, Lonni Paul. Lonni collaborated with Duralee and Crypton Home to create a collection of stain resistant fabrics, that are both chic and livable.

Photo By: Lonni Paul

Photo By: Lonni Paul

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Photo By: Lonni Paul


Drapery can complete a room, while also adding a chic design element. Lonni explains, "patterned drapery can really balance a room while also adding chic colorful interest to a space. I’m all about bold drapery next to neutral walls. They add a bit of drama to the room, which I love."

Sofas and Sectionals

An interesting, yet understated fabric pattern can dress up a living room sofa. Lonni Paul explains, "subtle patterned sofas are the best statement pieces to incorporate into a living room! I love textured weave for sofas and sectionals, they are so much more unique and fun than a solid fabric sofa. Even a pattern in a neutral color looks great and a tone on tone in a bold color can really make a statement!"

Accent Chair

Accents chairs can dress up a sitting room and can add enliven an otherwise neutral space. "Double duty accent chairs are my favorite way to play with pattern in a home. I love a patterned accent chair that can live in the family room near the fireplace for visiting with friends, but can be pulled up to the end of a dining table during a family holiday when extra seating is needed," says Lonni Paul.

Rugs and Stair Runners

"An unexpected way to add pattern to your home is with a stair runner. It immediately grabs the eye and adds a pop of color and texture to wood floors. Patterned rugs are also a great way to pull together a room filled with solid fabrics," says Paul.

Accent Pillows

Accent pillows are an easy way to add color and texture to your home. Lonni Paul explains, "accent pillows are a must-have when decorating. They add color, texture and whimsy to a plain jane sofa or chair. The other great thing about accents pillows is they are an inexpensive way to change your decor. They can easily be shaped out each season to fit the mood and personality of an evolving home."

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