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HOW TO MIX PATTERNS IN THE NURSERY

We are sharing our favorite tips for mix patterns in the nursery or in any space for that matter.

We get asked so many questions about decorating the nursery and this topic about how to mix patterns in a nursery, is one of them.

Here, we'll talk about patterns-why you should add patterns to your interiors, share our go to tips for mixing patterns, as well as some lovely nursery inspiration where the mixing of patterns really elevate the design.


WHY YOUr NURSERY DESIGN NEEDs PATTERNS

No matter your nursery design style, consider adding patterns to the baby's room.

Adding patterns to the nursery design creates drama as well as gives depth, contrast and interest to the space. Use patterns to bring the nursery design together and make it look cohesive.

Now when mixing patterns though, there's some things to consider such as the color, size and shape. Find out how to combine patterns the right way, below.


6. TIPS WHEN MIXING PATTERNS IN THE NURSERY


1. SELECT YOUR DOMINANT/ SHOWSTOPPER PATTERN

When you want to mix patterns in the nursery, start by picking a pattern that is going to be the show stopper. This is the pattern that would dominate your design -meaning the complex pattern. 

how to mix patterns in the nursery

2. EDIT YOUR PATTERNS

Next up, choose a few other patterns that are more simpler. You don't want to add too many patterns which will cause visual clutter, so stick with 2-3 additional patterns.

how to mix patterns in the nursery

3. MIX LARGE SCALE WITH SMALL SCALE PATTERNS

When mixing patterns, do consider the scale of the patterns. The show stopper pattern should be large scale while the rest of the patterns should be small and medium scale.

how to mix patterns in the nursery

4. STICK TO A COLOR PALETTE

Carefully select the color palette and hues for the patterns. The pattern-color combination will impact the vibe and style you are going for in the design.

how to mix patterns in the nursery

5. CREATE VISUAL BALANCE

The best way to create visual balance and sense of harmony when you are mixing patterns is to incorporate solid colors into your design. 

how to mix patterns in the nursery

6. DON'T GO OVERBOARD WITH PRINTS

We don't want the nursery to look too busy. When mixing patterns, look for combinations that look effortless and harmonious.

how to mix patterns in the nursery

NURSERY DECOR TO BRING PATTERN TO YOUR DESIGN

Look for all of our favorite nursery décor finds in this Nursery Décor Made Simple: Complete Guide.

In the meantime, here are some nursery décor items to add pattern to the nursery design.

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