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How to Beautifully Combine Patterns

Combining patterns is a great way to create interest in any space. The use of pattern will open countless style possibilities that will help you to design the perfect room. Using more than one pattern in a room can seem daunting to those who are unacquainted, however, it is actually a simple process that allows you to express your unique creativity.

The first step in combining patterns is to determine what style you wish to express in your home. Your pattern selection and the way the patterns are combined will contribute to the overall feeling of the space. For example, combining plaids with tweeds can give a space a masculine and tailored feeling while adding florals can make the room feel more feminine. Animal prints can also be used to create a trendy and eclectic impression.

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Once you have determined the style you are going for it is time to choose your patterns. Remember not to be timid! Use this selection process as a time to express your creativity. The trick to successfully combining patterns is using various scales of patterns and an assortment of different colors to fully express your individuality. Be as bold and quirky or as tailored as you wish. Keep in mind that there are no rules when it comes to creating your idea of a beautiful room.

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There are many different ways you can incorporate pattern into your home. An easy and affordable way to do this is to incorporate bold prints into throw pillows throughout your living room. Add pattern to your home office and bedroom by using statement wall coverings. You can even mix patterns in your kitchen or bathrooms by using tile with decorative motif. Patterned rugs and statement furniture are also great investment pieces.

Now that we have given you some inspiration, it is time to put it to the test! The only rule to combining patterns is that there are no rules. Let your imagination take charge and your creativity flow, and most importantly create a home that reflects you.

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