Stylish Curtains Aff317

Stylish curtains instead of plain for a roomThis particular pattern has appeared before with slightly different, or perhaps I should say slightly less, colours as just a pattern and the original design was also used by me for a carpet material. This is a development of the design intended for fabric and shown here as it would look as curtain material.

In this room the walls have a wallpaper that has a quiet texture which breaks up the regularity of the walls and provides a little warmth. It also acts as a foil to show the curtains to their best advantage. Obviously the curtains are shown here closed but during the day they would be open so that the view out onto the garden, or whatever lay outside, would be framed on either side by the material.

Patterned curtains like this which have a regular repeating design make such a difference to the decorative effect and overall appearance of a room. So much so that it seems hardly worth my saying that using a plain colour for the curtains would make the room look very box-like and not at all inviting.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors and my interior 3D work on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Simple Flowers Wallpaper Design

Simple Flowers Wallpaper Surface PatternThis is the simple flowers wallpaper design which I had intended to bring to you firmly plastered to a wall but, unfortunately, machine problems have meant that it will take a little longer for my 3D machine to be up and working.

However, in common with my recent posts, this does give you the opportunity to see the pattern as a design before it is applied as wallpaper. It is a simple pattern and I have to be honest I do like simple designs with a fast repeat. I had intended this to be at a smaller scale although I have a feeling that it is going to look better at this size once it is put on a wall.

These patterns are not knock-you-out patterns that are intended for a feature wall but are designed for all the walls or, as would perhaps look better, several walls leaving one or perhaps two for either feature or plain covering.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors and my interior 3D work on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Orange And Lime Wallpaper

Mid-century inspired wallpaper patternIt’s very easy to look at patterns today that represent the 1950s, 60s and 70s and yet these are just a small subset of the designs that were produced. In fact, in exactly the same way that it happens today, patterns followed a variety of routes, some were very new, inspired by emerging art trends, while some were much more traditional and took for their inspiration to designs of previous decades.

This pattern uses much older elements, although I have tried to make the shapes look both modern in an up-to-date sense and modern meaning that they would not look out of place in the mid-century decades in the United Kingdom.

The pattern is a mixture of elements which I hope is unified by the colour scheme which is partly mid-century and partly up-to-date. I am trying to create what I hope will be a wallcovering suitable for a modern room. There is little contrast between the colours and they all flow together which means that this wallpaper could do all the walls rather than just a feature wall.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors and my interior 3D work on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Green Non-Floral

aff317 43.jpgThis is a very simple, very ordinary, vector pattern that uses for its inspiration mid-century designs although the colours are intended to be more modern.

I have always liked making patterns with small elements which are repeated and I like to see a pattern like this reduced in scale because there is something about the endless-seeming repeat that I find attractive. Reducing patterns to a small-scale was very much the way that patterns were created and used at the beginning of the 20th century although, since the 1950s, there has been a trend to show patterns larger.

This is part of the fashion to create design which is different and in a way contrary to accepted ways. There is nothing wrong with this and, of course, I do it myself but it is also nice to look back and re-evaluate the way that patterns are created and shown. This is so particularly because, in the fullness of time, fashions will reverse and patterns like this will be considered ‘new’ again.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors and my interior 3D work on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Green Floral

Green floral surface patternYes, you are quite right have seen this pattern before because I used it with a blue background in a slightly different form for bedroom wallpaper a few posts ago.

However, patterns are flexible and a good design can often serve more than one purpose. With some further alteration and the addition of a background which has a variegated diffuse, the pattern will become very suitable as a fabric.

This could well be a cushion or other soft furnishing design intended to bring a cool but fresh look to a lounge or dining room. I did see it as a possible furnishing fabric for, perhaps, the seats of dining chairs although experimentation persuaded me against this since the design is a little too unbalanced for that use.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors and my interior 3D work on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Pink Bedroom Wallpaper

Pink wallpaperPink wallpaperYesterday’s wallpaper was a nice example of how a bold and colourful wallpaper can exist on a feature wall in a bedroom and look so much nicer than painted walls.

Today, this particular design is in pink and is intended to give the room a bold and busy look and why not? Bedrooms these days are used as study or fun or additional sitting rooms and maybe should be decorated as such. In particular, I tried not to make this room a pastel pink candy sort of room.

The pattern you see is a bold one and is part of my collection of circle patterns that I mentioned recently. It is not intended to be used on a small-scale and I thought when creating it, that it would work well on a feature wall.

The picture on the wall, if you are interested, is titled ‘The Brown Family’ and was painted in 1869 by Eastman Johnson, an American artist.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors and my interior 3D work on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Blue Bedroom Wallpaper

Blue wallpaper for a bedroomThis is a design which was made as wallpaper and was intended to be used in this room. The room is an old room that I created but one which I have updated and made to look a little nicer. It is intended to be a very conventional bedroom in a modern house.

The design uses some mid-century elements but I wanted it to be modern in its look and this is reflected by the relatively large-scale that I have used. This is not intended to be a wallcovering that is applied to all the walls but it is one which would go nicely, I felt, on a feature wall such as the wall behind the bed head. The point being that the house owner (and a visitor) see this wall on entering, but once the bed is in use the occupant is looking away from the wall and towards the camera. The walls then in vision would be plain and probably painted.

Paint this wall behind the bed, however, and you immediately create a space resembling the inside of the box, particularly in a modern room which has few embellishments or decoration to catch the eye.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors and my interior 3D work on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.