Wallpaper, throw pillows, rugs … it seems like patterns are everywhere! While they're a fun way to add personality to any room, how do you use your favorite prints without getting too carried away? We asked professional interior decorator, Judith Balis, for her advice.
Vary the size. Combining patterns that are all the same dimensions look cluttered and chaotic. Make sure to use large, medium and small patterns to create a visual balance.
Mix neutral with bold. When using bold patterns such as geometrics, florals or other busy prints, try to throw in a neutral pattern if possible … such as a stripe, dot or chunky weave.
Keep color consistent. If you like a lot of shades, feel free to use varying patterns as long as you stay within the same color family. This will give your home a more "eclectic" look.