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.
One of the most difficult aspects of decorating is finding a harmonious mix of patterns. Here, different patterns are used on the throw pillows to add depth and complexity to the space. The key to mixing prints is to use a variety of small, medium and large scales rather than several patterns of the same size.
Tones of metallic silver and gold create a space that's rich and elegant. Materials mix to bring nuance and depth -- from the blown-glass lamp to the upholstered, hammered headboard and the scrollwork wallpaper.
Navy walls provide a beautiful contrast to the bright white of the long desk and and cabinet. A metal "Chicago" sign is highlighted as the only wall decor. Metal tabletop details compliment the sign, and vases of flowers create a smart mix of styles. Black chairs create a sleek office look and tie in the black on the leopard print rug.
Matching custom leather-upholstered headboards draw the eye in this teen bedroom. The teal transitional space features a mix of prints, including floral curtains and patterned pillows to dress up the room.
A mix of printed textiles, furniture styles and decorative artwork creates a polished yet relaxed look in this living room. Bold curtains flank striped blinds, while a stacked stone fireplace adds a rustic touch in the cozy space.
A paisley print quilt in teal and white plays off the dark teal walls while keeping the space from feeling too heavy. Mixing the printed quilt with the blue and yellow striped Roman shades keeps the eye moving and punctuates the room with interesting patterns and textures.
Marble-patterned wingback chairs at heads of the table bring drama and style to this dining room while also counterbalancing the pair of chandeliers. An eclectic mix of prints in complementing hues makes for a vibrant, cozy space. A large area rug defines the dining area.
Consider textures carefully and don’t be afraid to go large with key features. This room, with its show-stopping bed, mix of tactile finishes and patterned wallpaper works excellently. The oversized headboard, plump pillows and faux fur add all the essential luxurious finishing touches.