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Mixing it up with pattern

Mixing patterns can be tricky.  When I talk to my friends about decorating their homes, how I mix up the patterns in my room is always the question that gets asked.  I love pattern.  I think I have decorating ADD because I get tired of rooms and decor pretty quickly.  One way I have found that works for me to stay happy with a room longer, is to use patterns.


My first rule is to keep the bigger pieces solid.  This allows you to have fun with the rugs, blankets, pillows, chairs, and art.  Next decide on a color pallette. In my room the main colors are gray and white.  I chose a large gray and white patterned rug that was the same color as the couches.  Next, for my smaller patterns, I chose an accent color.  I found this orange patterned chair and fell immediately in love with it.  I knew it would be just the pop of color I was looking for.  I then took the colors from the chair, pillow, and ottoman and found some colorful pillows that had those same colors in them. It is fun to change your pillows and throws for the season.

For summer (above) I decided not to have a throw on the couch, and some colorful pillows.




For winter, I have a fur throw, and plaid throw, and some white cozy pillows.  It adds a little warmth and texture to the room.



And for spring, I found a cute light throw and left the white pillows.

I think that mixing up patterns, and adding interest to a room is a little like putting an outfit together.  Have fun with it, and stay with the same color family as your room, and you will have a fun and exciting space.

I'm Erin, a busy mom of three, chauffeur, cook, housekeeper, and wanna be decorator. I love old movies, good books, and a daily trip to Lowes. We have recently bought a new home...one we are fixing up and changing everything. This blog is to record our renovating journey. This is not the first house we have done. Actually, it is our third. My husband and I love a project. Any project. We both love working on our home, have the same taste, (which is great), and love working and re purposing things on our budget. We can show you how to put together a high end and creative look without breaking the bank. Taking something old and recreating it into something new and exciting for any room is my passion. Hope you enjoy this decorating journey with us!