If you’re looking to add a new dimension to your home furnishings, mixing up patterns is a great technique for doing so. The cohesion of different prints in the home has many effects: it is a very current trend so can bring your home décor right up-to-date, the different fabrics together create great texture that’s interesting to the eye, and (most importantly) it lets you unleash your creativity and enjoy a range of prints all in one go.
Mixing patterns in the home is a skill, and the technique needs a little thought and practice to get it right. There are rules you can follow, and things you can keep in mind in order to get the desired effect. This infographic on mixing and matching prints by House of Fraser tells you everything you need to know about mixing it up the right way – with plenty of examples of it being done in stylish and chic ways.
You can read some general rules to try at home – gaining some overall pointers that work for every print. Then things get a little more in-depth, with guides to using and mixing a number of popular patterns in your home, including tribal animal prints, chic stripes, contemporary geometrics and dainty florals.
If that’s not enough, there’s tips on mixing fair isle, check, tartan, polka dots and chevrons, and you get a number of inspiring palettes to give you complementing colors to work with.
You’ll also find a guide to different textured fabrics, and where best to use them in the home – you’ll be surprised how much impact your choice of material can have.
With all of this, you’ll soon be able to master the art of mixing patterns in your home and channel your creativity in a new direction!