Pattern Potpourri (Mixing Patterns)
In interior design, mixing patterns is one of the more advanced things that you can learn to do, and since fabrics and patterns are actually meant to be layered and combined, it’s usually all good. But doing it the wrong way can look like a hot mess. At JAC Interiors, doing it well can be the difference between designing a dream room, or going back to the drawing board, so we like to get it right! The first thing you’ll need to know is this: Patterns don’t have to match. I repeat, patterns do not have to match. Like with many elements of decorating they simply have to coordinate with and complement each other, and there are any number of ways for that to happen.
Third, you want to vary the colors used, otherwise the color scheme can get too boring. Try to pick out three colors in each room to unite the patterns, but remember you can also use the size and scale of a pattern in similar colors to play up monochromatic rooms with texture and movement versus wildly varying patterns, just use your own common sense as your guide, and have some fun!