In the realm of interior design, pairing fabric styles and materials and coordinating contrasting colors can seem like a daunting task. However, if done right, a vibrant play of textures, patterns, and colors can be a feast for the eyes, adding visual interest to your interior decor and giving your home a lot of personality!
From pairing velvet and wood to styling stripes with floral, here are a few ways you can mix and match patterns, textures, and colors in your home.
Leather and Natural Fibers
The sleekness of leather perfectly complements the texture of woven fibers and natural materials. A brown leather couch, for example, would look great when juxtaposed with natural elements like wooden shelves, rattan chairs, jute baskets, and plants! Want to boost your home’s organic appeal? Bring in some hand-woven throws and tapestries or a chic macrame wall hanging.
Velvet and Wood
Smooth, velvety finishes on armchairs look chic and feel luxurious. Pairing this luxe material with tall wooden legs and other wooden furniture would give it a more modern, casual, and down-to-earth appeal.
Stripes and Florals
A stripe pattern, especially in black and white, is one of the most versatile patterns and can complement almost every type of room theme. When paired with subtle floral elements, stripes get a softer, more feminine look—a fail-proof combo!
High-Gloss and Matte
High-gloss materials like marble and glass add a vibrant shine to any room. Aside from making the room feel extra special, high-gloss surfaces also bounce light, which makes the room look even brighter. For a more sophisticated look, tone down the shine just a notch by mixing it with non-reflective decor elements, or using a wall paint with a matte or satin finish.
Wood and Stone
Wooden vanities paired with marble countertops make a dazzling bathroom couple. Marble stone lends a cool touch to the space while wood adds warmth and a sense of comfort.
Floral and Plaid
Floral and plaid patterns may seem like an odd combination, but when you think about it, the softness of florals’ curves can actually balance out the sharpness of plaid’s angles and lines. To make this pattern combination work, keep the colors in the same color family, and neutralize the boldness with monochromatic furnishings and neutral, single-colored walls.
Steel and Glass
Mixing contrasting materials like delicate glass and durable steel will give your home a modern, industrial look, which is perfect for urban dwellings. For a homier look, add some wooden elements and plants to give it a warmer, more rustic (think modern farmhouse) feel.
Gold and Wood
We don’t always see wood and gold come together in the same space, but because both are warm colors, it’s not surprising that this combination actually works. A wooden coffee table would look elegant next to a gold-plated floor lamp, pendant ceiling light, or mirror with a golden frame. To tone down the warmth, pepper your space with some greens, greys, and whites.
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