A trend in home decor that is steadily on the rise is mixing fabrics and patterns. It is no longer fashionable to have a room filled with only one pattern, such as plaid. This new trend has opened up an entirely new space for creativity and artistic freedom, allowing you to display different styles and colors that all come together to form one extraordinary look.
However, for the non-Michelangelos of interior design, mixing different styles and colors can be very intimidating to attempt and challenging to master. Here are 5 tips to help you navigate through a successful design endeavor!
1. Keep Your Balance
The most important component to remember when designing a room with mixed patterns and fabrics is visual balance. Too much of one thing, or too many different things, are both situations you want to avoid when decorating.
2. Pick A Focal Point
Decide what object or area of a room you wish to capture the focus. If something as simple as an embroidered pillow inspires you- let that be your foundation for the room. Having a focal point will help eliminate design chaos and will also make it easier to select fabrics that compliment that one piece.
3. Mix With The Right Ingredients
You generally want to choose three patterns for your design palette. These three patterns should consist of a large-scale pattern (such as a big floral print), small-scale pattern (such as paisley or geometric shapes), and lastly, a striped pattern. Though these patterns will all be different from one another, they should also be complimentary to each other. If you are not confident that your mix of patterns will go well together, there is a helpful solution called companion fabrics. Gamino Upholstery & Decor can provide you with companion fabric options that will complement the one specific pattern in which you are interested. Don’t forget to throw in solid colors as well that coordinate with the primary color in the room.
4. Keep The Colors In The Family
Now this does not mean that you must only use various shades of one specific color for a room; it is, however, important to select colors with the same energy. For example, it is not a good idea to mix a pastel color with a strong primary color. You can bring multiple colors into a room, as long as they all express the same feel.
5. Throw Some Fun Into The Mix
Don’t forget to have fun with it! There are so many unique patterns and fabrics available that can turn a room into a work of art. As long as you follow these general rules for mixing and matching, you can use your own style and creativity to design a room with the ambiance that fits you.