MIXING PATTERNS –
As intimidating as it may seem, there are some clear-cut guidelines for mixing patterns in a room. Odd numbers work best when choosing color schemes, grouping objects, placing plants in a garden, or choosing patterns. Start with 3 patterns that vary in scale from small to large.
1. First Pattern – Choose this pattern carefully as it will be the statement pattern and set the tone for the room. This should be the largest pattern in the room.
2. Second Pattern – This pattern should be very different from the first, and half the size or scale of the first pattern. If your first pattern is a large floral, look for a plaid or geometric pattern with some of the same colors in the large pattern.
3. Third Pattern – Choices for this pattern could range from a small floral, a tiny checked pattern, to a printed textured look. Again, choose patterns that repeat some of the same colors for a pulled-together look.
Keep these steps in mind next time you are trying to mix patterns, and the job will be much easier!
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