From subtle and sophisticated to bold and boisterous, patterns are full of personality. When it comes to mixing prints, it can take a little finesse to get these strong personalities to work together. Thankfully, there are some guidelines that can take the mystery out of mixing patterns.
Show Your Colors
Color is a great place to begin when selecting patterns. Start with your wall color or an inspiration piece, then look for prints that complement that hue. Even with a number of patterns at play, the colors in this bedroom encourage calm because there’s little contrast going on. The bottom line: if the colors don’t mix, the patterns won’t either.
On Solid Ground
One of the most essential steps when playing with patterns is to make sure you mix in plenty of solids to balance out your room. These pieces break up the patterns and give the eye a place to rest before taking in the next print. Along with neutral curtains and bedding, this room’s fresh green walls work to keep the space from becoming too busy.