Perhaps the trickiest of all current home design trends, mixing and matching can be simply stunning when done correctly — and downright disastrous when not. Whether you are pairing prints in the bedroom or an open concept floor plan, or choosing complimentary custom cabinet finishes for the kitchen, here are the design secrets to creating successful mix and match interior spaces.
When working with multiple prints, decide what interior design style you are going for and don’t stray too far from that theme. For example, delicate florals and French toile patterns would not be suitable for a modern aesthetic, just as animal prints and bold geometric patterns would look out of place in a traditional or country home. Here are some perfect print options for wallpaper, fabric and upholstery, from the classic to the contemporary. Use this list as a guide when decorating your unique space.
- Stripes (Pin, Ticking, Rugby)
- Greek Key
- Plaid (Tartan, Buffalo Check, Gingham, Argyle)
- Trellis & Quatrefoil
- Chevron & Herringbone
- Faux Animal Prints
- Geometric Shapes
- Swirls & Squiggles
When working in an eclectic or transitional theme, feel free to pull from both lists. Regardless of your personal style, stick with no more than three complimentary patterns and include a few large-scale solids for balance. Keep in mind that throw pillows and drapes are easy to swap out in contrast to costly elements like sofas and area rugs. You should also take color into careful consideration when decorating with more than one pattern. Choose a palette of one or two hues in varying shades for pattern and anchor the room with a neutral base.
Customizing Cabinet Finishes
Mix and match cabinetry is right on point in high-end kitchen design. When opting for custom cabinet finishes, select two contrasting colors in the same door style, for example, timeless white Shaker cabinets paired with a dark Shaker kitchen island as pictured here. For a more modern approach, alternate sections of dark and light all wood cabinetry for a high-contrast look.
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