I love a good mix of patterns in my rooms, I think it adds interest, texture, colour and personality, plus it's a really easy way to change up a space for a cheap quick fix from season to season. Here are a few simple ideas that will make you a master of pattern mixing!
One of the best places to start when mixing prints is by adding a spot, strip or monochromatic print in a colour that matches your décor. This way you know it will flow well and it's a perfect first step to mastering mixing.
ODD IS GOOD
When it comes to pattern mixing cushions, try having one or an odd amount. With large spaces I find it's best to start with three and then add to the collection if needed. You will find mixing patterns and odd numbers flow really well together and often instantly work on things like sofas, beds or other large pieces.
PLAYING WITH SCALE
Another fun way to mix things up is with scale, chose patterns with contrasting design sizes this will add texture, interest and leave your space feeling like its not competing to be seen. Try oversized prints with ditsy prints or pin stripes.
-Natural and painterly mixed with methodical structured designs.
-Classic or traditional prints mixed with contemporary designs
-Mixed textures in similar colours
-Adding a polka dot or strip to existing patterns
Let's be honest, sometimes you got to break the rules to get to the good stuff. You home should be a reflection of you and your style, so if you see something and it works for you then go for it!