Stylemaker Secrets: How to Mix Patterns

Mixing patterns is a common challenge in decorating, but it doesn't have to be! Master the art of pattern-mixing with these tips from designer Bridgid Coulter.

Mixing patterns can be a challenge. So here are some tips on how you can get the right combination. [MUSIC] So when we're mixing the patterns for this sofa, one of the reasons I think it works really well is, first of all we have a monochromatic palette. Everything is based in oranges and reds. And they all complement each other and blend really, really well. And there's different levels of the color and those different levels add visual interest but still create a cohesive look. And then all the patterns that we've chosen here are organic. So even though there are a few of them are geometric, there's something blurry about them, the edges fuzz so you get this softened look. But again, the color brings it all together, and then everything being organic shapes, natural shapes makes it soft. The base of it is this taupe which is really neutral and safe and comfortable. And then, we took some risks and I think those risks paid off because it is an un, and you want that, that wow factor. The idea is that in all my travels I found a little something and I've brought it together and all of them are cohesive. There's an organic feel to them and it makes the look feel good. [MUSIC]

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