Pairing Patterns Like a Pro

Love the mix of patterned pillows in the Room of the Week.  They provide the perfect formula for creating your own pillow pairings.

Here’s a few tips to learn from this grouping:

  1. An odd number of pillows makes a very pleasing arrangement to the eye.
  2. Use pairs of pillows for simplicity’s sake and to create rhythm in the room.
  3. Pay attention to the background of each pattern, in this case white.  Keeping the background the same for all the patterns helps the patterns easily coordinate.
  4. Follow this simple formula to create a playful mix: 1 Floral Pattern + 1 Striped Pattern + 1 Abstract Pattern

I put together a few examples to show you how this formula works!

How to Mix Patterns Like a Pro | www.theanatomyofdesign.comSOURCES:
ONE: Sofa | Floral Pillow | Stripe Pillow | Abstract Pillow
TWO: Sofa | Floral Pillow | Stripe Pillow | Abstract Pillow
THREE: Sofa | Floral Pillow | Stripe Pillow | Abstract Pillow
FOUR: Sofa | Floral-ish Pillow | Stripe Pillow | Abstract Pillow

 

I hope this helps if you’re looking for ways to create a pretty pattern mix.

Here’s a few more posts I’ve done about mixing patterns if you want something different: A Formula for Mixing Patterns With Solids | How to Mix Patterns Like Thom Filicia | Mixing Patterns Using Scale

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