If you’re like most people, you’ve checked out design blogs and tried to find the perfect look for your home—and, like most people, you’re extra-serious about the way your home looks when it’s on the market.
After all, the better your house looks now, the higher price you’ll pull in for it… and the more quickly it will sell.
The good news? Investing in the right décor items now is smart, because you can use them to stage and sell your home and set them up in your next house, as well.
How to Use Patterns in Your Home Décor
Ideally, you’ll be able to layer your décor so that it looks its best.
“A lack of layers can lead to an impersonal, unwelcoming space. While mixing colors and textures is often second nature for design enthusiasts, adding layers of patterns can be a bit more complex. After years of hits and misses in my own design career, I just recently got the pattern-mixing thing down. For anyone baffled by how to pull this off, here’s my attempt to explain it the best I can — hoping my attempt to teach y’all ends up on my list of hits, not misses,” says Brian Patrick Flynn, home makeover television producer.
“While layering patterns works with walls, floors, upholstery, ceilings, window coverings and accessories, it’s best to take baby steps when first trying it out,” says Flynn.
You’ll need four main elements: color, scale, shape, and texture.
“Once you have your main color selection down, add a bit of contrast,” Flynn says. “While color and shape are easier to get a grasp on, scale is a bit more complicated. There are three different sizes of scale: small, medium and large. When mixing prints, try not to choose more than one of the same scale size; multiple patterns of the same scale often result in a one-way-ticket to Cluttersville… well, unless you’re a total master like Betsy Burnham, that is.”
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