7 Genius Pattern Combinations that Will Add Fun to Every Room

published Sep 25, 2019
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Credit: Alexis Buryk

If you love several different prints and don’t know how you’ll settle on just one to feature in your space, we have good news for you: The more patterns, the merrier! Of course, some pair together better than others, but you can get pretty creative when combining various wallpapers and fabrics. Below are seven stunning groupings demonstrated by rooms that have mastered the art of pattern mixing.

Credit: Minette Hand

Banana leaves and stripes

This isn’t your average kitchen, that’s for sure! This Brooklyn home features a cooking area filled with a mixture of black and white stripes on the ceiling and a banana leaf wallpaper. The stripes keep the room from getting too overpowered by the colorful accent wall without forcing new hues into the space.

Credit: Ana Kamin

Modern and traditional

Take it from this San Francisco apartment—you can mix colors within the same palette while also experimenting with different patterns and styles. Pair a traditional rug with a bold chair in similar hues to create an effect like this one.

Geometric and floral

Jewel Marlowe designed the gorgeous space pictured above, and we couldn’t be more into the way she paired different patterns, colors, and textures to create one cohesive space. Moral of the story: Don’t shy away from combining geometric shapes with a floral print.

Cowhide and coral

This warm Charleston room proves that a cowhide rug goes well with more than just neutral pieces. A loveseat in a happy, coral hue works beautifully in the space and makes the room feel more welcoming.

Credit: Alexis Buryk

Toile and tribal

Who knew a tribal print rug could look so good paired with a toile sofa? This Brooklyn studio did.

Credit: Minette Hand

Two happy patterns

The most important thing is that your pattern combos make you happy. If you love both hearts and zebras, why not decorate with both hearts and zebras? Just take it from this spunky Dallas sleeping space.

Credit: Kelly Rogers

All the cheery prints

Kids’ rooms should be especially fun and full of color, and Kelly Rogers hit the nail on the head when decorating this space for her daughters. We don’t know what we love more: the whimsical wallpaper, rainbow rug, or cheerful bedding!