Mix patterns like a master designer

Mix patterns like a master designer

Who doesn't love patterns? They can be fun, bold and even classy. Invigorating prints also allow you to showoff your own personality in the home Although once a design taboo, today, a popular trend is to mix and match patterns. This contrasting style has been quite popular in both the runway and the interior design world. Thinking about trying out the trend? Take a look at some tips that will allow you to achieve the mixing look without making your house guests dizzy. 

  • Create the ombre look: When you are using vibrant prints throughout your home, its is best to keep your color scheme consistent. For this reason, an ombre look—also known as a color graduation—is a great solution. Use a variety of patterns, such as floral window fashions or striped pillows, and create cohesion through color.
  • Try it out: "A large-scale print can be too big for a pillow or small room, and a complicated pattern might disappear in the folds of drapery," writes a blogger for Better Homes and Gardens. "Not sure what to choose? Bring home fabric, wallpaper, rug, and curtain samples to test the look. A neutral ground pulls colorful patterns together to create visual interest […]"
  • Utilize wallpaper: Wallpaper is back and bigger than ever! Although this retro style took a break a couple of decades ago, in today's day and age wallpaper can make your room right on trend! Use wallpaper to experiment with an array of funky patterns. You don't necessarily have to place this decor in an entire room. In fact, accent walls are quite trendy as well.

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