Are you stumped by how to combine patterns with panache? The trick is to mix prints that feel harmonious but not matchy. Read on for our top two tips!
Cohesive color palette. One of the easiest ways to effortlessly mix patterns is with a restrained color scheme. You can still have vibrant color – just stick to varying tones of two or three colors. In the living room above we opted for a cool color scheme of blues and grays with orange and ivory accents. The large scale rug works well with the smaller scale patterns in the pillows.
Scale is key. DO: Mix small prints with medium to large scale patterns. DON’T: Mix patterns that are the same scale. Why? They will compete with one another and feel too busy. The above patterns work well together because the green fabric has a 1.5″ repeat and the fuchsia fabric’s repeat is over 6″.