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6 ways to add patterns to your home decor

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Patterns and prints are a great way to showcase your sense of style and add character to your home.


From using tiles to creating accent walls, Bunnings Workshop members have shared many ways to add patterns to their spaces. Get inspired by some examples below.


1. Wallpaper


Hanging wallpaper with bold or intricate patterns can spruce up a boring wall or transform an entire room. In this cost-effective laundry makeover, Workshop member @AMR used wallpaper to add a touch of style to a plain space.


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You can also use peel-and-stick wallpaper that can be removed without causing damage, making it ideal for rental properties. The Bunnings team shares how to Transform your bedroom with wallpaper.


2. Fabrics


Opt for bold prints, geometric patterns or unique designs when choosing fabrics and textiles for your home, including throw pillows, curtains, rugs, and upholstery. Have a look at how Workshop member @selva styled their bedroom.


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Interior designer Mariana (@lifestylebymari) shares more styling tips in The key to styling your home.


3. Tiles


Patterned tiles on floors, splashbacks and walls can transform plain areas into unique and vibrant spaces. Member @Justlucky2k2 used monochrome tiles in this bathroom makeover, creating a striking look.


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Our collection of tiling projects for bathroom, kitchen and laundry contains more inspiring ideas.


4. Furniture


Patterned furniture like accent chairs or tables can serve as focal points in your home. Sandra (@sandy_d) transformed an old baby change table into a rustic feature piece with a herringbone pattern using Venetian blinds.


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Don’t miss our Top 10 most popular indoor furniture projects.


5. Paint


Painting is an easy way to introduce patterns and dramatically transform any space. Jess (@prettyliving) made a brick feature wall in just one hour using paint and a sponge.


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Learn how to paint like a professional in this guide by experienced Workshop member Rob (@Peggers).

6. Wall decor


Hanging artwork or wall decor with patterned elements like abstract designs can add a touch of style to your room. Sandra's wall hanging with a painted mountaintop design is a good example. 


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Tara (@Tara86) shares useful advice in How to hang a picture.

More advice and inspiration for styling your home


The Bunnings team has shared several styling guides containing advice on using patterns and prints, including 10 tile patterns you need to know and Top four soft furnishings for your living room.


If you need more assistance with styling your home, the Bunnings Workshop community can help. Don’t hesitate to ask a question.


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