posted May 20, 2013 by Kaitlin Smithpatternpatterns









Sometimes it can be challenging to coordinate fabrics within a room. Whether it be the combination of a stripe and geometric or a bold flower and ikat, it can be difficult to know how many patterns will work. I like to use a couple rules of thumb to create a lively color story within a room–don’t be afraid of pattern or color!

A good start can be a pattern with multiple colors; this pattern will serve as your “road map”. The next step is to decide on coordinating prints which can play off your initial pattern. Varying scales of print are important. Try to choose one large print and a couple different prints in medium and small scales. You want to avoid using prints that may be repetitive in their design.

Have fun with your fabrics–don’t shy away from color or pattern!