Today I am going to talk about mixing patterns. Mixing patterns is so fun and easy once you know the basics.
First I like to start with a fabric that has lots of colors we can pull from. A great floral fabric, like this one from Schumacher, is usually a good starting point.
Then I start pulling colors that I like from the floral fabric.
For this scheme I picked up the red and blue. What I love about the blue in this scheme is how unexpected it is. It's not very prominent in the floral fabric but placing it next to a light blue pillow will really pull the color out.
In this scheme I've pulled yellow and blue. Notice how great the graphic patterns look next to the floral. A floral pattern can be busy so by placing it with a simple graphic pattern it helps rest the eye.
In this scheme I've left out the blue and instead I'm playing up the red and green. This will make the room feel much more energetic and vibrant. I could see that trellis fabric making a great curtain. The scale is large which will play nicely with the other patterns.
I hope this helps you get started on mixing some fun patterns!