Decorating 101: How to mix prints in your home

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photo: Elle Decor

Why mix prints:

Quoted from Elle Decor:

” Introducing bold patterns and bright pops of color to a room gives it personality and depth.”Thom Filicia

” I’m a big proponent of mixing patterns, I think it adds dynamism to a room. It creates new layers and another level of interest.”Amanda Nisbet

” Unexpected visual pairings are exciting and can enliven a room, such elements are keys to great design.”Jonathan Adler

Hmmm, easier said than done. Mixing prints and patterns for your home can be a daunting task. In fact a lot of combinations in my own home have been a result of countless attempts and constant trial and error. And while I am slowly but surely making sense of it all, I wish I had these handy tips when I started.

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photo: House Beautiful

1) Set small patterns against large ones, limit your palette and include one solid piece.

    – Real Simple

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photo: Decorate Workshop

2) Pick a color theme, look for variations in pattern, balance large scale with an allover print, solids in theme colors anchor the look.

    – HGTV

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3) Find one item that is multicolored and pair them with other pieces that pick up the colors of that scheme. Keep furniture pieces basic and solid to act as a canvas.

    – HGTV

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photo: Apartment Therapy

4) If you limit your palette to a couple of vibrant hues and play them off of a neutral background, a playful mix of prints looks cohesive while effectively moving your eye around the space.

    – Apartment Therapy

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photo: Apartment Therapy

5) A monochromatic palette against a neutral background makes it impossible to mess up.

     – Apartment Therapy

Do you guys like mixing prints too? Do share your photos by sending them to theinspirationseekers@gmail.com.

Looking forward to hearing from you guys!

L.