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:
- Opposites attract
- Texture counts
- Color on color
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:
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