Beyond the wardrobe
It's not just a fashion statement, either.
Trends in fashion and home decor often cross over, and ikat is extremely popular in the home, said Kellie Clements, interior designer and owner of Modern Whimsy.
“It's kind of a modern take on a traditional pattern, so I think that appeals to a vast amount of people,” she said.
Some patterns just turn people off, either because they're too modern or too traditional depending on the color pattern, she said. “That's part of why ikat is so popular right now.”
The print is making a statement on big pieces such as headboards, chairs and window treatments, but most people prefer to use the pattern in smaller doses. Clements said she's opting for ikat pillows in her home.
“For people who like the pattern but are scared to make a commitment, I would strongly encourage them to just do pillows,” she said. An ikat rug or bedding will spruce up a more traditional room, too.
Unlike some patterns, such as stripes and polka dots, ikat tends to look softer because the edges are not so defined.
“Polka dot will scream at you because of the lines of the pattern,” said Clements, who was fourth runner-up on HGTV's “Design Star” last season and as the show's fan favorite now has an online show on HGTV.com.
“Ikat seems more cozy,” she said.