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Years ago, pattern mixing was just downright messy. Now, it signals smart fashion and design know-how (if you do it right, of course). Sure, sometimes it looks like someone picked up every patterned pillow at West Elm, threw it on the sofa and bam — an eclectic mix of patterns that magically work. But trust me, things can go wrong very quickly. (Think 90s patchwork-style shirts on a large scale. Nobody wants that.) Check out this stunning pattern mixing done right, and follow our tips to bring the look into your own home.

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3 Responses

  1. Sammy says:

    I enjoy mixing patterns. Love the look it brings.

  2. RSS says:

    Mix and match.

  3. margaret castler says:

    I learned about mixing patterns and colors through quilting. at first all the prints are small, and as you gain confidence, you go bigger and broader in your fabric choices. sadly, no longer do quilts, but loved picking out fabrics for aprons, which of course I have not made yet! getting the fabric was the best part. onebrush

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