14 Ways to Decorate with Pattern

Unsure how to mix prints, textures, and colors? Get inspiration from these lively rooms, where pattern takes center stage.

Mix Monochromatic Prints
Photographer: Tria Giovan, Stylist: Heather Chadduck

Mix Monochromatic Prints

The guest room sitting area of our 2011 Idea House pairs several motifs within one color family for a cohesive look. Three different patterns, from preppy stripes to repeating florals and ikat dots mix easily thanks to sharing the same moss green hue and being paired with neutral, beachy elements, like the seagrass rug.

Get the look: The curtain fabric is Small Ikat in custom color from Lee Jofa. The chair fabric is Lizzie in Green from Lee Industries. The ottoman fabric is Lily in green from Lee Industries.

See the rest of the 2011 Idea House.

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