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The Importance of Patterns in Design

Whether it’s carpet skewing, designing wallpapers, or sketching interiors we’re talking about, patterns will always be mentioned. A pattern is defined to be a repeated decorative design. Patterns involve texture, color, and of course, depth.

Using patterns can be a bit complicated, just like when designing carpets. For instance, pattern distortions that are manufacturer-related like skew and bow may not occur only during the finishing, but it may also happen during weaving or tufting. To correct them, you’ll need the appropriate tools. Clearly, patterns can be challenging to use in a design. But why do we keep using them? Below are the reasons why.

They beautify things

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In the field of architecture, patterns are used to enhance the aesthetic quality of a structure. They are also used to stamp design authority, as well as to give the needed user guidance. Patterns can be used to make the design of a product more attractive to look at.

They are useful

Patterns can even support organizational principles set by the designer in a fancy way. For instance, if the square shape is used as a basis for a particular grid, then the texture of the pattern will also depend on the square.

They are also used to supplement the simple and clean material surfaces designers work with and to decorate a material with relevant texture.

Patterns really are a fine add-on to the content of a design.

They are meaningful

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Patterns have the special power to hold meaningful content. Patterns are used to symbolize culture too. Their components—dots and lines—are organized to add flavor to the design so that they can reflect the culture and time from where and when they came from and of the materials which created them. In designing carpets, for example, some manufacturers prefer to augment their country’s culture and art. Designers know that patterns can hold meaningful content and naturally repeat that significant content. Patterns are powerful if the designers know how powerful they can be. But, of course, they shouldn’t be abused. By that I mean the patterns shouldn’t be that complicated and shouldn’t be so tiring to look at. Too many patterns can cause the eyes to dislike it rather than get attracted.

So, if you’re a designer, don’t neglect patterns! Use them wisely when you design!

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