One of the feats I’ve always admired among home decorators and interior designers is that of mixing prints (and stripes and polka dots, what have you) in a manner that’s stately, yet fun and shows a lot of character.
I love a lot of the places that I’ve shared with you all because they’ve used prints sparingly and decorous, but I find myself opening up to the possibility of mixing unexpected prints and patterns.
Keeping everything the same in home decor/interior design is playing it way too safe for my tastes, so today we’ll be looking at what does inspire me…motley prints.
A black-and-white striped rug + an eccentric mix of pillows and artwork just works in this quirky living room.
I posted this room as part of a house tour…this is basically when I warmed up to the idea of mixing up prints and patterns.
This living room’s mix of pattern, color and print is much more subdued; I think that’s partly because everything is just about in the same tonal range. The gray, the lilac and purple are all equally saturated.
So what do you guys think about mixing up prints and patterns and colors? Would you do it, or would you stick to more neutral colors and pattern?