5 Surefire Tips for Mixing and Matching Patterns

Decorating with patterns is fun and it elevates the style and comfort of your home. Successfully mixing and matching patterns can be tricky, especially when using a variety of colors. We gathered designers’ top 5 foolproof tips for mixing and matching patterns: 

Patterns Similar Colors
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If you are going to mix and match a variety of patterns, first choose your favorite color scheme. Stick to the same color scheme or have at least one color that ties all your patterns together.

Geometric Patterns
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Try to stay within the same theme, like a geometric, floral, or nautical pattern theme.

Patterns Inspiration
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To design the rest of the space, find inspiration within the details of the patterns. For example, if you want to match the window drapes to your patterned rug and toss pillows, choose a color that’s in both the rug and toss pillows that you would like to highlight.

Patterns and Solids
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Balance your collection of patterned items with solid color pieces. Choose the dominant colors that are in your multicolored patterns and showcase them on other pieces, like your sofa, accent chair, rug, etc.
Pattern Scale
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Play with scale when using a variety of patterns. Don’t just stick to small patterned toss pillows. Decorate with large bold patterns on window drapes or wall art or an accent wall with patterned wallpaper.