Unleash Your Creativity: DIY Pattern Drawings for Interior Decor

Unleash Your Creativity: DIY Pattern Drawings for Interior Decor

Picture a home adorned with beautiful patterned art that speaks of your unique style and personality. Now imagine the feeling of pride and satisfaction knowing that you created those pattern drawings yourself!

In this blog, we will dive into the world of pattern drawings for interior decor. We’ll go through plenty inspo that can be bought on Etsy or commissioned, too. But we’ll also be exploring different mediums and providing some handy tips on how to start your own abstract pattern drawing journey.

So, buckle up and get ready to unleash your creativity while adding a personalized touch to your living space.

Understanding Pattern Drawings:

Before we dive into creating your pattern artwork, let’s look at what pattern drawings actually are.

There are several forms of pattern art. In the realm of interior decor, pattern drawings usually refer to repetitive designs or motifs that are used to embellish not only wall art but also various objects or surfaces of furniture.

Don’t let repetitive translate into boring. Good pattern drawings throw in at least a tiny bit of chaos to make the pattern visually appealing.

(digital) Pattern drawing via Etsy: Inadazed

The size and amount of the motif is pretty variable, too. These could range from one or two giant intricate floral motifs or minimalist geometric shapes to heaps of tiny abstract forms.

And let’s not forget that you can make patterns out of vibrant color blocks as well. That means you can make your pattern drawing as boho and ethnic as your natural taste dictates. Patterns are about a sense of continuity, rhythm, and visual interest - the way you pull that off is up to you.

Needless to say, minimalist pattern drawings can be some of the easiest ones to DIY and they will still add a lot to a space.

So, if you want to DIY, let’s dive straight into the inspo in both minimalist and boho aesthetics, and also into some more practical info regarding the creative process. If creative mess is not your thing, go support the indie artist and buy the HD digital art on Etsy. Instant download artworks cost as little as 2 USD.

Unleash Your Creativity: DIY Pattern Drawings for Interior Decor
Unleash Your Creativity: DIY Pattern Drawings for Interior Decor
One of the best pattern works I saw. This is an ethnic printed wall art via Etsy: BabaAfricana
Digital artworks for those of you who want a complex pattern drawing without making it ethnic. Digital download at Etsy: AtelierPure
Unleash Your Creativity: DIY Pattern Drawings for Interior Decor
Unleash Your Creativity: DIY Pattern Drawings for Interior Decor
Irregular patterns are difficult to draw but so rewarding to see. This is a digital download by Etsy: PrintableArtCoStore
Printed wall art inspired by Turkish traditional art via Etsy: cultofart

(digital) Lemon pattern drawing (and a whole lot of other pattern drawings) via Etsy: Inadazed

(digital) Boho aesthetic pattern triptych via Etsy: 2020visionprints

(digital) One of the pattern drawing styles that is easy enough to DIY. This one is from Etsy: dPrintRoom

Printed triptych of pattern drawing on a colored background via Etsy: STRAVEE

Choosing the Right Medium:

When it comes to creating your pattern drawings, there are two popular mediums to consider – ink and full digital graphics.

Ink drawings can be done using pens, markers, or even paintbrushes dipped in ink, depending on the desired effect. Ink drawings often have a tactile, organic feel and come across as more personal, given that each piece is handcrafted.

On the other hand, digital graphics offer greater versatility and control in terms of creating, editing, and reproducing pattern designs. With a plethora of design tools and software at your disposal, digital graphics enable you to create intricate patterns with precision and ease. Also, digital patterns can be easily scaled or modified and printed onto various materials like wallpaper, fabrics, and ceramics.

(digital) Pattern drawing that reminds of chopped wood via Etsy: Inadazed

(digital) Patterns within patterns! Pears and circles in a Danish pastel poster via Etsy: BOHEY

(digital) Two giant flower patterns in a sketch from Etsy: RosewallPrints

Finding Inspiration:

This is a big one. One of the most challenging aspects of pattern drawing can be finding the right inspiration for your design.

You would have to be quite an advanced creative to take inspiration from random skylines, nature sceneries or people watching. If you’re more on the beginner side, you’ll want to start with something easier to grasp - like other people’s pattern drawings.

Start by browsing through pattern designs in books, magazines, or online to understand what appeals to you. Keep a visual journal or mood board to collect inspiring images, color palettes, and textures. You can draw inspiration from nature, architecture, fashion, art, or even mundane objects around you - the possibilities are almost endless.

Sketch, Revise, Repeat:

Once you’ve chosen your medium and found your inspiration, it’s time to put pen (or stylus) to paper (or screen). Start by sketching your pattern design with simple shapes and lines. Keep your design flexible since you might want to revise and refine it as you progress. Once you have the core structure in place, build upon it by adding details and embellishments.

While working with ink, you might want to consider using a pencil for the initial sketch and then tracing the final design with ink. If you’re exploring digital graphics, a drawing tablet will make your process smoother and more intuitive.

Bringing Your Pattern Art to Life:

After completing your pattern drawing, it’s time to share it with the world! You can turn your hand-drawn ink patterns into digital images for easy reproduction using a scanner or a simple photograph. If you work with digital graphics, make sure to save your design in high-resolution for optimal printing quality.

Finally, print your pattern designs onto your desired medium – wallpaper, fabrics, cushions, or even ceramic tiles. The key is to experiment and have fun in the process, so don’t be afraid to try new things and discover exciting possibilities.

(digital) Lemon pattern drawing (and a whole lot of other pattern drawings) via Etsy: Inadazed

To wrap it up, creating your own pattern drawings for interior decor is not just an opportunity to curate a living space that truly reflects your personality and tastes, but also a fulfilling creative journey. Use them as accent pieces or to create feature walls.

By exploring different mediums, finding inspiration, and learning through experimentation, you’ll soon discover that the world of pattern design is as rich and diverse as your imagination. So, go ahead and let your creativity run wild, and breathe new life into your interiors with your unique pattern drawings!