Donâ€™t you just love a gorgeous paisley print?
- Resembling a twisted teardrop, the kidney shaped paisley is Iranian and Indian in origin, but its western name derives from the town ofÂ Paisley, Â in central Scotland.
- In Tamil the design is known as mankolam and has long been used in India. It resembles a mango and has sometimes been associated with Hinduism.
- In Persian, the design is known as “”boteh jegheh” and has long been used in Iran since the Sassanid Dynasty.Â
-Quoted from wikipedia.
Paisley is a timeless classic. The South Asian tear drop-shaped motif is based on mangoes of the region and suggests bounty and fulfillment.
The bold, spiral pattern may be an intimidating choice when decorating a home, but the contemporary versions of paisley are not even close to the pattern on a grandmaâ€™s shawls.
Whether itâ€™s wall art, wall covering, or wall decals, adding paisley to the walls is a fun way to incorporate its allure.
Try to avoid pairing paisley with other patterns â€“ the pattern print is statement enough without addingÂ anything else.Â
As far as color goes, though the traditional shades appear in reds, burgundies and golds, donâ€™t be afraid to try paisley in unconventional colors like blue, yellow or even pink.
You can hang oversized paisley-patterned wallpaper in an office or study for a modern feel.Â Or you can choose to go with soft colors or tone-on-tone patterns to keep the space clean and distinctive.
Get playful, whimsy or sophisticated with pops of paisley in jewel tones or in a pastel palette.
Still feeling a little intimidated by the power of paisley? Here are some tips to help you use the bold pattern in your home:
â€˘ If a large surface is covered in paisley,
keep the rest of the roomâ€™s decor neutral.
Beige and gray are safe bets, or pick
one shade from the pattern to use as an
â€˘ Whether itâ€™s a little paisley or a lot, try
to limit a roomâ€™s paisley quotient to one
general location: one piece of furniture,
one accent wall, etc.
â€˘ Paisley patterns range from very small,
which appear more conservative, to exaggerated
and bohemian versions. Â Consider
the scale of a given space, but donâ€™t
be afraid to use a bold pattern in a small
room, such as a large paisley print in a
AnotherÂ wayÂ to bringÂ just a ‘pop’ of paisley in a room is using art work for the walls:
Â Just beautiful!Â Do you like working with paisley prints?Â Which pattern/colors above is your favorite?Â I really love that first dress, the second photo and the last pastel picture.Â Wait!! Â I like them all except the traditional print with the burgundy and gold.Â Comments?
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