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Mix Patterns and Coordinate Prints in Decorating

Easy Ways To Coordinate Fabrics and Wallpapers


Headboard and Pillow

Coordinating fabrics make bedroom decorating special.

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Do you love the look of coordinated prints and patterns in fabrics and wallpapers? You can get a more professional look if you follow these tips:

  • Keep the background colors the same when coordinating patterns (for example all white or all ivory)

  • Repeat colors in each pattern

  • Include a mix of pattern sizes: large, medium, and small

  • Add plain or textured fabrics for more interest

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