Mixing and matching textures from the silky gray rug to stripped velvety bedding in violet and yellow add warmth to the room that invites guests to lounge and relax. A comfy mattress adds customizable comfort to this relaxing retreat.
Whether you can paint your walls or not, you can always embrace color and pattern through your furnishings. Use rugs, textiles and furniture to create a dynamic home no matter how long you live there. "Choose colors that are on the opposite sides of the color wheel to ensure they balance each other," says designer Emily Henderson.
The key to mixing mismatched patterns? Maintain the same color palette throughout the pieces, as demonstrated in this chic bedroom. From the graphic valance, to the striped pillows and checked ottomans, a red, white and blue palette is intact.
When your guests outnumber the dinner plates you have in a matched set, don't sweat! Just use plates that are all in the same color family or same style and it'll lend an eclectic look to your spread. Tip: Antique luncheon plates are the perfect size for children.
A concrete topped dining table adds sleek simplicity when paired with a dramatic rattan peacock chair in this outdoor dining space. Using similar materials throughout the space ties the different living areas together and adds rhythm and interest.
"Mix and match your decor to create a fresh and unique holiday mantel," Melissa Michaels of The Inspired Room says. "Pretty faux or fresh greenery can be paired with candlesticks, glass balls and artificial fruit for a lush and festive look."
“Instead of sticking to simple pillar candles for centerpieces, opt for mixing and matching," suggests Audrey Isaac, of 100 Candles. "Select assorted stemmed glasses or votive holders for a fun, clean look that will add character to each table.” Floral design by Intrigue Designs.
Chairs with different styles and prints unite because of a shared color palette to give this gray dining room personality. The black dining table rests atop a sisal rug, while a metallic chandelier descends from the ceiling above.
Complete your small space by mixing patterns. In this bedroom, Ikat print curtains pair well with a tribal influenced mirror that hangs above the bed. Use throw pillows to your advantage, and add visual interest by mixing similarly colored pillows that have interesting patterns. The chevron pillows here are set off by a nostalgic, knitted throw in the middle. Unify the space by matching a muted blue wall color with quilted bed linens to add texture, but keep the pops of color from overpowering the room.