Mixing patterns like a pro

When more is more – Mixing patterns in a room makes for a statement about the home and its owners. It’s a beautiful way to express one’s individuality. Here are our tips on how to mix patterns like a pro.

  1. Decide on a dominant colour and fabric

Pick a theme or colour – maybe green and botanical for instance – and let the dominant colour in the pattern be the dominant colour in the room (painting walls or cornicing that colour). Use the primary pattern in a bold way – covering an entire sofa, or wallpapering a feature wall.

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Fabrics from Tessa Sonik, fashion image from Trendland


 
2. Build up secondary colours & patterns
Look for patterns that build up the primary colour, and match a few of the colours from the dominant pattern. Spread these out through-out the room, using scatter cushions, rugs, and lamps. How far you take it is up to you.
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Fabrics from Tessa Sonik, fashion image from Trendland


3. Stick to a theme
One simple way to match colours is to stick to a theme, for example floral, or animal. Choose other patterns in this theme, in the same or similar hue and you’re good to go.
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Fabrics from Tessa Sonik, fashion image from Trendland


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Fabrics from Tessa Sonik, fashion image from Fanm Djanm


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Fabrics from Tessa Sonik, fashion image from Tumblr


All fabrics featured are from Tessa Sonik Fabrics. 

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