Are You Afraid to Mix Patterns?

11.21.2016

I have always mixed patterns in a room and find it very easy. I don't really even think about it, but I have heard many of you say you don't know how. I have read many times that you should have no more than three different patterns in a room. Well, I say bah humbug! Who are the authorities that came up with that one anyway? I know the late great designer Charles Faudree never stopped at three.



In this guest room I believe I have seven different patterns. What pulls them all together is the common denominator......the color blue.

Stripes and plaid together? Yes, definitely. 

The blanket type fabric Euro shams are my newest find. I got them deeply discounted from the Pine Cone Hill outlet on line. I love the texture they add to warm up this very light and bright room.

This pillow has a very small print and it works with the plaid and stripes of the other pillows again because of the blue.

The curtains have a large pattern and they mix well with the other patterns, but soon these curtains may be replaced with something else.

Blue ticking lamp shades is another fun pattern.

Even the blue and white jar adds more pattern.

The rolled quilt adds another pattern in a discreet way.

Patterns add so much to a room and make it feel warm and welcoming.

So go ahead and mix those patterns and don't be afraid.
Just be sure to have one of the same colors in each piece and mix large and small patterns and you'll be mixing like a pro.

Have an awesome week and if you don't come back for Wow Us Wednesdays I'm wishing y'all a very Happy Thanksgiving.


25 comments:

  1. All your patterns look wonderful together. I like to throw in a little floral just to break it up and I'm dying to throw some into your mix.

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    1. Thanks. Yes, floral would be a nice addition.

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  2. Oh I love using lots of patterns and you do it beautifully.

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    1. Thanks, Marty. Yes you mix them very well.

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  3. Love mixing patterns and you do it so well.....Love the patterns in the room!!!

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  4. You always do such a beautiful job mixing patterns - and I love the blue!
    Shelley

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  5. I love that architectural piece above the bed. Beautiful room!

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    1. Thanks, Delores. It's actually a mirror that I removed the glass from. I like it better without it.

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  6. Your blue patterns work together wonderfully! In design class I learned that as long as the colors match one can mix. Love those blue velvet pillows sooo much! I am a pillow and tea towel addict. Ha! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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  7. Kim, I love your use of pattern. Pattern and texture is a perfect mix...Happy Thanksgiving

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  8. I love all you have done and I also want to thank you for the wonderful advice on how to fix Christmas tree lights by finding the fuse to add a new fuse. Thank you so much.

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    1. Betty, that must have been someone else that told you about the fuse thing.

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  9. I am struggling with this same issue in my great room right now. Patterned rug, chairs, sofa and I want to add 2 more chairs. Trying to decide on the chair fabric. I think since the furniture is in a great room is my problem.

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    1. Ann, I try to do the main large pieces in a solid and then use pattern in maybe the accent chairs and pillows.

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  10. Thank you, Kim. I do enjoy how you mix patterns! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  11. You always do such a fab job mixing patterns. Love this!

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  12. I totally agree, a mixture of colour, patterns and texture is vital

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  13. Kim, You're a pro at mixing patterns! Love this room. The architectural piece above the bed is awesome too.

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  14. Nice combinations. I, too, like to see a floral in among all the more graphic patterns. You can add that later! Maybe in the curtains? I'll wait to see what you do for the windows.

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