Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Mixing it up!
I always admire designers who have no fear when it comes to mixing lots of different patterns together in a room. This is one area I struggle with - I tend to avoid mixing too many different patterns together and end up playing it safe...which sometimes can be boring. What I've noticed in many of these photos is that pattern is used almost to the point of exaggeration - patterned carpet, walls, pillows, drapery, etc. However, I think this is why it works for most of these rooms - you kind of need to go a little over-the-top to really pull it off. Another tip is to mix patterns that are different scales; pairing a large print with a smaller one creates a sense of balance.