Pattern Play

Combining patterns can give a room depth, character and excitement.  Whether using monochromatic patterns or large vivid ones, doing it right can be a challenge. Whenever I mix patterns I keep in mind the following 4 things:

  1. Opposites attract
  2. Texture counts
  3. Color on color
  4. Layering

What best suits my aesthetic is mixing floral and geometric patterns in similar color tones and then layering them with something textural:  like a solid fur pillow or a sisal rug.  Another consideration I keep in mind is  that the type of fabric being used is as important as the print on it.  Take a look at a few very nicely executed examples:

At Home With Pattern is available here.

images via:  Jennifer Ferreira, Dwell StudioThe Rug Company, Pinterest,  Pinterest, Decor8