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Master the Art of Mixing Patterns and Textures in Your Home




Do you ever walk into someone's home and marvel at how effortlessly their space seems to come together? Chances are, they have mastered the art of mixing patterns and textures. From bold prints to luxurious fabrics, the key to creating a visually appealing interior design scheme lies in the harmony between different elements. In this post, we will explore the decorating tips of mixing patterns and textures in your home, focusing on color schemes, scale, proportion, variety, contrast, layering, and accessories. By following these guidelines, you can transform your living space into a stylish and cohesive oasis that reflects your personal taste and creativity.


Choosing a Color Scheme

When it comes to choosing a color scheme for mixing patterns and textures in your home, the key is to find a cohesive palette that ties all the elements together. From monochromatic schemes for a sleek and modern look to complementary hues for a more dynamic feel, the colors you choose will greatly impact the overall aesthetic of your space. Keep in mind the mood you want to evoke and the style you're going for as you select your colors, and remember that balance is key in creating a harmonious design. This is why it is so incredibly important to think of the space as a whole palette from the beginning besides piecemealing it along the way. By carefully considering your color choices, you can lay the foundation for a successful pattern and texture mix that will elevate your home décor to the next level.


color palette of bold patterns and textures
The Southern Living Palette

Mixing Patterns: Scale and Proportion

When it comes to mixing patterns in your home, it's important to consider scale and proportion. Finding the right balance between different sizes and shapes of patterns can make a big difference in the overall look of a room. A good rule of thumb is to mix large-scale patterns with smaller ones to create visual interest without overwhelming the space. By paying attention to the scale of the patterns you choose, you can ensure a harmonious and cohesive design that is aesthetically pleasing. Take the palette above, one of my favorites I have created. I absolutely love the bold magenta colors against the soft hues of greens, velvets and browns. The patterns on each fabric are different scales so they compliment each other when placed next to or across the room. This attention to scale and proportion sets the stage for selecting textures that offer variety and contrast to further enhance your space.


Selecting Textures: Variety and Contrast

Just like mixing patterns, incorporating a variety of textures into your home decor can add depth and interest to a room. When choosing textures, aim for a blend of different tactile experiences - think smooth velvet paired with rough natural fibers or shiny metallic accents next to soft fabrics. By creating contrast between textures, you can create a dynamic and visually appealing space that invites touch and adds dimension to your design. At the Canterbury Home, mixing different textures like glass, wood, velvet and a rattan light makes this room incredibly cozy and visually appealing.




Layering and Accessories

The next step is to consider layering and accessories to complete the look. Just as layering different patterns creates visual interest, combining various textures through rugs, throw blankets, pillows, and other accessories can add another dimension to your design. Experiment with mixing materials like wood, glass, metal, and ceramics to add depth and personality to your space. By carefully selecting and arranging these elements, you can elevate your home decor and create a cohesive and inviting atmosphere for your friends and family to enjoy.







Mastering the art of mixing patterns and textures in your home involves choosing a cohesive color scheme, understanding scale and proportion with patterns, embracing variety and contrast in textures, and adding layers and accessories for depth. By following these guidelines, you can create a stylish and harmonious space that reflects your personal taste. Don't be afraid to experiment and get creative with different combinations to find what works best for you. Order fabric samples and large paint samples to see how they can work together. Remember that a well-curated mix of patterns and textures can truly elevate the aesthetic of your home. So go ahead, unleash your creativity and transform your space into a visually stunning sanctuary.




Happy Decorating!

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