Mixing Patterns and Prints, Oh My!
One of my favorite trends I’m seeing again and again is the use of multiple patterns in one space. Mixing patterns can seem a little crazy and daunting at first, but can achieve a rather tailored look using a common theme. Take a look at some of these fabulous spaces that are not only mixing patterns but also mixing medians from upholstery to wallpaper and everything in between.
1. Color Palette Patterns.
One great way to dive into mixing prints is sticking to a general color palette. In this room above, they have the reoccurring theme of deep, rich blues on a neutral backdrop. The best part about sticking to a particular palette is that is gives you a chance to add in the finishing touch with a pop of color i.e. the bright red coverlet at the base of the bed.
2. Repeating Patterns.
The wall stenciled circular pattern is echoed throughout the space from the inset box shelf above the bar to the curves in the back of the chairs and lamp. To bring in the mix, menswear plaids and hounds-tooth were introduced in bright colors.
3. Monochromatic Patterns.
This traditional take on prints shows the monochromatic approach to mixing patterns seen here using shades of beiges, cocoas, and champagnes. The prints on the chairs gives the eye interest while the drapes elevate the entire space.
4. Collected Patterns.
We all have chairs that need to be recovered at some point, why not mix patterns and textures on the same piece such as these to arm chairs. The fabrics have corresponding tones yet both show off different textures and patterns. Mixing in with a few “found” prints and colors with pillows and throws leaves this room feeling eclectic and collected.
5. Key Piece Patterns.
A few playfully placed patterns on key pieces such as an exaggerated patterned rug and floor to ceiling drapes adds interest and whimsy in a chic, cozy living space.