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Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Perfect Guide To Mixing Patterns

Mixing patterns in your home might sound a bit scary to some of you, but it is actually quite fun! When patterns are mixed correctly, they can bring so much personality and style to any room. Here are a few tips on how to create a seamless look.
  1. Start with a neutral or solid piece of furniture such as a couch or sofa.
  2. Neutral walls will create a place for the eye to rest, when incorporating multiple patterns.
  3. Choose one or two main colors you'd like to incorporate throughout the entire room.
  4. Now it's time to mix your patterns.
  5. Accessories such as throw pillows, curtains and rugs are the main pieces you will be using when mixing your patterns.
  6. Choose your rug first.
  7. Choose your curtains next.
  8. Choose artwork that fits your space, goes along with your color scheme, and is proportionate with the scale of your room, furniture and patterns.
  9. Lastly, choose your throw pillows and other accessories.
  10. Use at least 3 different patterns in a room. When in doubt, start with two patterns and add more if it is right for you.
  11. A good mix includes a small, medium and large scale pattern.
  12. If you are feeling bold, choose a piece of furniture or upholstered chairs with a pattern. Below you will see some great examples of these.
  13. Lastly, have fun with it and let your inner interior decorator go wild!
Here are some of my favorite examples of rooms with mixed patterns. I hope you enjoy looking at these as much as I do!

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