Tips on decorating with patterns « Vanessa Arbuthnott
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Tips on decorating with patterns

Here are my top three tips for combining patterns in your home…

1. Limit yourself to one large scale fabric design

2. When mixing prints, try not to choose more than once of the same scale size

3. Layering patterns involves four main elements: colour, scale, shape and texture.

 

Here are three of my favourite examples using combined patterns:

The Artisan Sitting Room

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This fresh, Summery room was created using different shades of greys and saffrons. Large scale floral cushions work well against a simple stripe on the sofa and I have kept the accessories neutral and to a minimum to show off the fabrics. A statement wall painted in Scree by Little Greene Paint Company creates a dramatic finish against the light wood floors.

10% off all the fabrics used in this room set for one week only! Click on the swatches below and enter PATTERN10 at the checkout…

1460 12a bori-57 Pi 6 1460 18a bori-57-52 Pi(li)Sa 7 1460 17a bori-63 Pi(da) 8TICKING-381460 01b GAMI-19-52 PiSa 8

 

 

The Meadow Sitting Room

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In this room, I have used colours that co-ordinate but in varying patterns. The large scale of the Songbirds design works especially well for curtains and I have picked out a stripe and floral in the same colourway for cushions against the backdrop of a plain cream sofa.

10% off all the fabrics used in this room set for one week only! Click on the swatches below and enter PATTERN10 at the checkout…

BIRD-43-37-38ROSE-43-37-38FT-43-37PLAIN-3-u and plain-3-LLAP-48-52-38 crop

 

 

 

The Birds and Beasts Sitting Room

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Here is a room where three patterns have been combined with a stripe and tweed. Using different colourways of the same design gives a fun an eclectic look and the tomato red lifts the charcoal grey of the wall covering and sofa.

10% off all the fabrics used in this room set for one week only! Click on the swatches below and enter PATTERN10 at the checkout…

1365 16a HOP 38 CH 7MAID-501365 12a HOP 29 TO 81365 24A W&F TO 9 LO1365 33A W&F LICH 10 lo1365 07a TW 103 ST 7 LO RES

 

Please note 10% off these fabrics will only run until end of day on Friday 30th June! 


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