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Patchwork prints for decoration: understand how to use this beautiful trend. Have you ever thought of using patchwork prints in your home decor? Then you should know that this is a very interesting trend for those who have an affinity for craft activities and want to give that special touch to the home! After all, the technique allows you to explore your own creativity and artistic skills, to add more color and harmony to the environment.

Understand right now what patchwork is and learn how to use this resource to personalize the style of your home! What is patchwork and what are the characteristics of this technique? Patchwork is an artistic technique that consists in splicing different pieces of materials to create mosaics, drawings, and different patterns on pieces. Usually, this work is done with fabrics, which originates its name in English and means “patchwork”.

The origin of patchwork dates back to the origin of sewing itself. Egyptian pharaohs in the 9th century B.C. already wore clothes with similar techniques. Currently, the trend has returned with force, due to the enormous amount of materials and tools that contribute to the realization of this work. In Brazil alone, this market moves more than R$ 13.6 billion a year, which reveals its prominence. How to use patchwork prints in home decoration? There are several ways to use patchwork prints in your home. After all, this work is very versatile and can be chosen according to your profile and the decoration of your home. To achieve the best result, harmonize the patchwork prints with the rest of your home decor. Use the same colors (or complementary shades) as those used on the wall, floor, and other objects in the room.

To modernize the environment with geometry: Something that characterizes very well the contemporary design is the use of geometric shapes. In this case, squares, rectangles, triangles, and circles are all used to give a touch of charm and elegance to the decoration. And since geometric figures are part of the very nature of patchwork prints, it is possible to invest in several models to keep up with this trend. We can combine this idea with the previous one. One example is a cushion cover with a checkered pattern on the living room sofa. Another option is a quilt made of triangles in different sizes in the bedroom. The most important thing is to make sure that the colors of the fabrics used in the technique are compatible with the room’s decor.

By betting on patchwork in more colorful and cozy fabrics, you will give a more comfortable and fun aspect to your home. Another option is to use firmer fabrics in neutral and dark colors, such as black, gray or brown, for a more elegant decoration. For you to have a satisfactory result in the design of your home, you need to take into account all the elements present, from the walls and floors, to the furniture and decorative objects. After all, this way, you will be able to build a harmonious environment that has your personal touch. Thinking of this differential, you can also invest in patchwork prints for your furniture. By applying the technique in some specific points, such as the bed, the sofa, or the kitchen table, it will be possible to bring some highlight to environments that are usually more classic. Besides using the trend in furniture covers, such as bedspreads, sheets, and linings, it is also possible to cover them in patchwork. For example, if you cover drawers, cabinets, or desks with fabrics, you can create a decoration with a different and very original effect.

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