Pattern mixing has become a popular trend in fashion, and it’s a trend that has carried over into home design as well. Mixing patterns in your home can help to give it a more “lived in” feel rather than looking impersonal and straight out of a catalog or window display. But there are some things to consider when mixing patterns and colors so that your rooms don’t end up looking like you just threw a bunch of things together.
Chose a color scheme.
The first rule about mixing patterns is that there has to be something that brings them all together. Having a specific color scheme can really help your pattern mixing look intentional. If you’re nervous about mixing patterns in your home, going with something simple like black and white can help you ease into it. Then just add pops of another color or two here and there with smaller items.