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Tips and Tricks for Decorating with Patterns


If you want to inject a little life into a space one of the best ways to do so is by adding some patterns. A pattern is a decorative design consisting of a shape (or shapes) set against backgrounds or other shapes. Patterns come in unending varieties of designs, shapes and colors.

It can be done in a small way by adding a patterned accent pillow to a chair or sofa, or framing a piece of patterned fabric and hanging it on the wall; or it can be done on a grand scale by wallpapering an entire room or covering large furniture with patterned upholstery. It all depends on what kind of look you're going for and what suits your style.

The following articles will help you figure out what patterns will work best for your space and how to mix and match patterns to achieve a desired look.



1. How to Choose Patterns

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Choosing patterns for home décor isn't always easy. There are so many to choose from that the decision can seem overwhelming. Read on to learn how to choose the patterns that will work best for your home.

2. Tips for Buying Patterns

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Once you've figured out what kinds of patterns you like and what you think will suit your home it's time to go shopping. Learn where to go and how to buy patterns so that you don't end up making a mistake.

3. How to Mix Patterns

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Many people get intimidated and confused when it comes to mixing patterns and using more than one in the same room. But there's ne need to be. Coordinating and mixing patterns is actually quite easy. Keep reading to find out how.

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