One of the most sophisticated looks in home decorating today is mixing different patterns in the same room. For a do-it-yourself decorator, it is also one of the most intimidating processes.
Colour is the key. If patterns share common hues, they can be completely different and still look great together. For example, you can mix a paisley pattern with a stripe, as long as they share the same colours.
Whether it is traditional or eclectic, when mixing patterns in a room, it is important to keep within the same style family. It is also important to identify whether patterns are formal or casual, and to keep these choices consistent. For the most sophisticated mix, include variations of texture as well.
Simply, keep in mind colour, contrast and consistency of style. With these simple guidelines at hand, you'll soon be coasting towards a beautifully coordinated room with a sophisticated, multi-pattern mix.
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