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mixing & matching patterns

Caroline Smith

Whether you are looking to update a space without emptying your wallet, or simply want to refresh a room, adding and mixing patterns is the perfect place to start! 

 Photo via Collectivco

Photo via Collectivco

 Photo via Collectivco

Photo via Collectivco

Mixing and matching pillows with patterns and color can be tough to get right. In case you need some guidance, we are sharing our go-to tips below!

1. A solid pillow is a great start. This lays the foundation for the color and lets you have room to play with pattern!

2. Texture is key! Adding in a textured pillow such as velvet, faux fur, or a knit pillow, adds depth and interest.

3. Organic and geometric patterns are the perfect pair when mixing and matching. When paired together, the shapes and movement in patterns help balance each other out. In case you aren't sure what we mean by organic and geometric, check out this helpful article.

4. If mixing organic and geometric patterns really isn't your thing, play with scale! Mixing large prints with small prints is a great way to show contrast!

 GROUP 1 PILLOWS/  1  -  2  -  3    GROUP 2 PILLOWS/  1  -  2  -  3   GROUP 3 PILLOWS/  1  -  2  -  3   GROUP 4 PILLOWS/  1  -  2  -  3

GROUP 1 PILLOWS/ 1 - 2 - 3   GROUP 2 PILLOWS/ 1 - 2 - 3 
GROUP 3 PILLOWS/ 1 - 2 - 3  GROUP 4 PILLOWS/ 1 - 2 - 3