Going Bold: Mixing and Matching Patterns

Going Bold: Mixing and Matching Patterns

Laure Joliet
Oct 1, 2009
As we look forward to Fall and all of its coziness, we want to shake things up a bit, make the bedroom (and the rest of the house) even better. We're thinking about color, texture and best of all bold patterns: Not only does adding pattern to a room add warmth and pizazz, but if you do it in the form of a bedspread, sheet or rug, it's something totally removable. So when you get tired of it, you can just retire it for a season until you're ready for it again. Here are some of our favorite posts to help mix and match some bold patterns for a cozy and warm Fall: • Think about scale. Mix large scale patterns with small ones so it doesn't get overwhelming • Palette: choose fabrics and patterns that are part of the same color palette and you'll have a much better time creating a cohesive look. • Think texture too. The pattern might be white and white in the form of stripes on the bedding, or different textures on a rug or pillow. • Check out these combos for some inspiration. A little retro, but totally modern palettes • Are you over faux bois yet? If not, you're in luck. • Look what a little pattern did to this bathroom • Take a look at this and see if you don't feel like going really bold. • And finally some of our favorite tips for mixing and matching patterns. (Image: lutterlagkage via aesthetic outburst)
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