Pattern Mixing

29/03/2016



Hi Friend!

It's that time of year again, to switch up your throw pillows & blankets! 

Changing out your pillows & blankets is like an instant facelift on your space. I always recommend rotating them up when the seasons change. Through the winter I like having chunky knit or faux fur accents, but now that it's spring it's time to bring out something a bit fresher.

Something a lot of people struggle with is how to mix a large, bold, or busy pattern. There are definitely many ways to accomplish this, but the above combinations are ones that I've found work every time!






Start with your bold pattern and let the rest fall behind it. Having a solid is always a great way to ground your combination. And no, the solid doesn't need to be a colour pulled from your bold pattern. It may be the second accent colour that you want to bring into the space, or a tone that fits beautifully with your main pillow. 

The next layer is a soft texture, light pattern, or a stripe that relates to your bold pattern pillow through colour or material. But again - let it be more of a background for your main event. It's all about creating a soft backdrop for your busy pattern.



An easy to remember "recipe" for mixing fabrics in a room:



Two tips: try to mix geometrics with organics, and one large pattern with one small pattern. 
Tip two: add texture! Even in a very subtle colour. I  love adding texture to a space through pillows, throws, or draperies because it adds an instant visual interest to an otherwise flat area.


I hope this helps! Happy pattern mixing.





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