Most people consider mixing patterns too daring. When you are decorating any room in the house one thing that you need to think about is using patterns and coordinated prints. You may want to try this look from these rooms as your inspiration.
Are you a maximalist? Are you tired of all-white interiors? Are you the sort of person who would never mix two patterns together when you could mix three or four? If so, then this post is for you.
Keep the color palette cohesive.
Full disclosure: I have a bit more of a minimalist bent, myself, but I can’t help but admire the way the bedroom above, from Domino, mixes patterns in a way that’s exciting and energizing but somehow still soothing at the same time. The key, I think, is the colors. There’s a similar soft green in the bedding, the wallpaper, and even the fabric that covers the headboard. The tole sconces and pineapple print reflect the natural theme.
The patterns in this bedroom from Inside Out are definitely bold — but keeping them in the same color family helps to tame everything a bit.
Stay within the same scale.
This bedroom, from Architectural Digest, dares to mix some bolder patterns, although you’ll notice that they’re all more or less in the same family (florals in flat silhouettes) and more or less the same scale, creating a sort of harmony of non-harmony.
Introduce similar textures.
The effect of the disparate patterns in this bedroom from Style at Home is almost soothing, thanks to the delicate, barely-there scale of some of the patterns and the beautiful texture of the linens. Bringing texture to the pattern game definitely adds another dimension, while keeping the weave and finish of all these textiles similar contributes to the harmonious feel.