Ikat is one of those patterns that goes in and out of style quite frequently. Its great colors and textures are sometimes just the thing to spice up interiors, and other times they are a bit too bold for the current tastes. We especially like the story behind this pattern, told really well in an Apartment Therapy post: Weft & Wild: The Tale Behind Ikat.
In our opinion there’s never a bad time to incorporate this classic pattern in a space. We like keeping it on accessories—throw pillows, throws, curtains, wall hangings—but if you’re feeling real bold, do something wild like buy a furniture piece in ikat or, if you’re feeling really wild, do something a little more permanent like wallpaper.
A pretty strong trend this summer (we saw its bright patterns popping up in all sorts of outdoor furniture groupings), we’re wondering if it’ll sustain itself into fall. After all, ikat prints often feature many warm colors like reds, oranges, browns and other golden tones that we gravitate to this time of year.
This pattern has been incorporated in all sorts of home styles for awhile, but in recent years many mainstream home décor stores started putting ikat on different types of home items, making ikat more accessible, but also possibly taking away its mystique. You tell us. Do you love ikat or are you over this pattern trend? Do you have ikat in your home, and if so, what’s it on (curtains, pillows, furniture…)?
Like what you see in the photos?
A great Elle Decor photo gallery of ikat prints (photo by Simon Upton)
Home Ikat Comforter Set
Urban Outfitter’s Slipper Chair in Indigo Ikat
World Market’s Blue and Spice Printed Ikat Toss Pillow
World Market’s Ikat Print Cushion Floor Mat
Pottery Barn’s Fabric By The Yard in Graphic Ikat Print
Flor’s Sophistikat Carpet Tiles