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Interior Design Guide: Mix Pattern Designs

Interior Design Guide

patterned armchair

When we’re looking for a little design inspiration, we like to keep our eye on the runway. No matter the designer or the season, you can bet some pattern mixing is happening. Nor surprisingly, what works on the runway also works at home. Mixing patterns is a way to add visual interest and depth to a design, but if you’re nervous about pairing plaids with florals, our designers have some tips for pattern mixing perfection.

Think multiple scales

When you’re mixing pattern in a space, you want to have a mix of large over scale patterns and smaller patterns. Too many small patterns and you’ll have eye fatigue. Too many large scale patterns and you’ll feel like you’re a character in Alice in Wonderland.

Don’t forget the negative space

When you’re mixing patterns, negative space will give you a visual breather.

Think complementary colors

A mix of patterns all in black and white could feel chic, as would patterns that have all greens or blues as the dominant color. Need some visuals? See below.

The Bedroom Pattern Mix

large floral wall art

The 500-square foot San Francisco apartment of wallpaper company Hygge & West founder Christiana Coop is filled with pattern. An oversized floral painting, gold Diamante wallpaper and navy patterned bedding. The differing scale makes it all work. Via Lonny

Wallpaper + Rug = Pattern Mixing Perfection

blue and white floral accent wall

Rug and Wallpaper Pattern Mix

blue and white pattern rug

Animal Print

leopard print sofa

The Rug is the Pattern Star

modern rug pattern living room

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