When choosing decor for a space, fabric is a key element. It’s important to find the right combination for your drapery, furniture and pillows. Many people are intimidated by the different options and unsure how to coordinate different patterns together. We think choosing fabric should be a fun experience! Once you know a few tricks, you can mix and match like a pro.
First, choose your color palette. If it’s blues, multiple tones are a great choice, this gives you more options when selecting accessories.
Typically you fall in love with a pattern within your palette, which is usually bold and becomes your “lead” fabric, from there you can choose less prominent coordinating patterns to pull it all together.
Stripes are always a good choice for your 2nd fabric, as they blend well with ikats, large patterns, small patterns, or just about everything.
The third fabric could be a solid. If you use a pattern on your throw pillows, you might want a solid on your drapes. If your sofa is solid, the throw pillows are a great place to add some patterns.
Think about mixing different textures and materials. The Pineapple Girls love linen, linen/cotton blends, velvet and woven fabrics. You can mix these materials in one room to add variety.
A good rule to remember is the rule of three. More than three colors or patterns in a room can look busy.
A white, slipcovered sofa is a great canvas for adding patterned throw pillows in colorful fabrics.
All the furniture lines we carry in our store offer the option to choose custom fabric, so you can be as creative and unique as you like. Have fun mixing and matching! If you need help, check out our new e-design service.