Posted on February 26, 2016 by Hailey Mitchell

Bold patterns and prints can be daunting to many people, but when mixed properly it can create an edgy, eclectic, yet homely feel in anyone's space. The key to mixing is to find a common element within your prints and patterns. This may be in colour, shape, scale or texture.
An easy starting point for us is always colour. Find a print you love, and take from this your favourite colours. Mixing different shades of a common color will lead to an evolved, effortless look. 
 Polka dots and stripes work well with  bolder, busier patterns and prints. They can work as a more neutral element in your scheme. Just always keep that colour theme in mind. 
When mixing prints, try not to choose more than one of the same scale size; multiple patterns of the same scale often result in a cluttered look
Don't be scared to experiment, take baby steps when first starting out. It's always best for your more expensive pieces, like couches and beds, to be a neutral base. That way you can easily mix a few scatter cushions and throws, and change the look in your home in a flash. 

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