#IFTTT: 9 Summer Patterns to Rock at Home + in Your Closet
We love everything patterned — patterned tops, shoes, bags, accessories — no, literally, everything. Ever love a pattern so much you just want to put it everywhere? Even in your own home? Then this is the post for you. We’ve pulled some of the hottest prints and trends of the season and found some great home goods to match. Cool, right?! These might be the most fab If This Then That Recipes ever created…
We, along with the rest of the world, *love* polka dots. Who doesn’t live to sport a fun spotted shirt, shorts, or even shoes?!
If you like rocking the dots, then why not bring it home with a mint and white comforter or (brace yourself) polka dot flatware? Yes, you read that correctly. Polka. Dot. Flatware.
Tribal print is a staple these days. It’s been around year after year, season after season in the fashion world. Strut in it with fringe, patterned pants or neon sequins. Swoon!
That’s it, we’re taking our love of bright + beautiful global patterns home. Consider joining us and hanging a tribal printed mirror or laying down a colorful rug and sport your boho-chic style at home, too!
Uber brights are a bold statement — whether on your clothing or on your phone case.
When it comes to styling your home in neon, you can do it without painting the walls yellow and orange. Store your jewelry in this chest, add a pop of color to your coffee table with a neon tray, or dress up your table with a tasseled table runner and easily test out a little neon at your pad with these daring accessories.
Let’s just take a second to admire this *amazing* scallop leather jacket. It’s the bees knees, if we do say so ourselves. And how sweet are those totally chic tank and shorts?!
Wondering how to bring the scallop trend into your home? Show off your yummy cakes on these stands and hang this scallop print. (Hint: the correct answer is you want both.)
Once the snow starts to melt, we start fawning over flora outside, in our closet and now we’re ready to bring more of it into our homes.
We already wear it, so why not decorate our pads with it, too? Don’t be afraid to add fresh florals to your abode in a big or a little way. Toss the old brown sofa and mismatched measuring spoons and replace them with a floral wingback chair and flower patch measuring spoons.
Folks, summer is creeping up on us quickly. But don’t worry, these sandals and this bikini are the perfect additions to your summer wardrobe.
We’ve color blocked our nails, and we’ve certainly worn our fair share of it, but something we haven’t tried are these swoon-worthy home goods! How rad is this blue and orange pillow and fab flowerpot?!
Ready to sport the I-just-stepped-off-the-beach look this summer? We especially love this dress, striped button down and tank.
Bring your love for nautical prints home with these beachy goods whether you love city living or are dressing up a home by the water.
Think you’re over chevron? Think again. We’re not finished with it yet, we’re just looking for it in new places — like this scarf and (omg) this way cool headband!
Stick with the chevron trend and check out this chevron chair AND pillow (which is from the Brit + Co. Shop, so it just makes it that much more amazing!).
There are ways to do gingham *so* right (um, just look above) but there are also ways to do gingham entirely wrong (picnic table cloths…). We know a way or two to do them right ;)
Betcha never thought you’d nail gingham so well at home with this pretty pillow or this #AMAZING pet set. I think Turkey might like this. What do you think?!
So, that’s it for our very first edition of If This Then That! What trends do you want us to rework? Tell us in the comments below.
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)