Good Questions: Coordinating Multiple Prints?

Good Questions: Coordinating Multiple Prints?

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Janel Laban
Jan 12, 2009

Chaely is looking for some advice: Hi! After carefully studying Apartment Therapy for months and months, I decided that I would try to be less afraid of color and go for a bold, bright color scheme in my new bedroom to offset the fact that the room itself is dark (tan walls & carpets, one window that hardly ever gets light). I fell in love with and purchased the Marimekko Sarastaa comforter from Crate & Barrel in green. I'm attempting to accent with bright colors like orange and plum, and some black elements to keep it from looking like a kids room...

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However, I thought it would be easier to choose coordinating accessories (fabric to make curtains, chair cushions, storage, etc.) without buying strictly solids all the time. I can't seem to find the right balance where it works without competing with the comforter. Is there some way to incorporate other prints into the plan to add color or did I bold pattern myself out of options? What should I look for? Are there any good online resources that aren't too expensive - my local JoAnn's is very Holly Hobby and doesn't offer much inspiration.

Please share your advice and ideas on incorporating more prints into Chaely's bedroom in the comments below...thanks!

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