Whoever said patterns should be used to accent a room was sorely mistaken.
|Photo from Better Homes & Gardens Magazine|
Patterns are all the rage this summer, especially those boasting bright colors and geometric shapes and lines.
Why not have some fun and pile those patterns up?!
Because it is a simple design, chevron is also easy to mix it with more complex patterns in different styles.
Here are a few general pattern-mixing guidelines to consider:
- Stick to similar color families/shades or use a few complimentary colors
- Use 3 different patterns (or 5, as an odd number tends to look better)
- Scale is important (if using 3 patterns choose 1 each of small, medium, and large)
- At least one of the patterns should be completely different than the others (for example, mixing stripes + polka dots with an intricate floral pattern…just remember to stick to similar colors!)