#askthestylist : mixing bold prints with confidence

#askthestylist : mixing bold prints with confidence

Love bold colours and patterns? Città Stylist Sam van Kan has some top tips on how to combo bold patterns without overwhelming your look. 


@annawaghorn asked:

I have really loud curtains in my bedroom – floor to ceiling vertical textured (velvet and linen) bold black silver cream stripes! Really having trouble making them work especially with bed linen and cushions! Ideas would be great.


Here are three rules to help you mix and match bold prints and patterns:

1. Varying sizes 

A good way to mix and match bold patterns is to have them in similar tones but varying shapes and sizes. Think thick stripes with delicate patterns. In this case, I would suggest keeping your bed linen simple in a block colour, and playing with patterns and colour with your cushions and throws.

(Below, from left to right: Amethyst Tint Cotton Velvet Cushion Cover, Frazada Woven Cushion Cover, Rombo Printed Cushion CoverLuna Wool Embroidered Cushion Cover.) 

2. Contrasting tones

Another tip is to display contrasting colorways, this works particularly well with monochrome where you can mix a darker patterned cushion with a lighter pattern like the example below using our Condor Cushion Cover and our Totem Printed Cushion Cover. Check out our handy post on how to achieve colour harmony for more tips on how to choose complimentary tones using a colour wheel. 

(Below, from left to right: Suave Fringed Cushion Cover, Condor Cushion Cover, Totem Printed Cushion Cover, Forest Cotton Velvet Cushion Cover.)

3. Hero Cushion

Choose a hero cushion such as our striped Frazada Woven Cushion Cover (below) and pull colours from this design for complimentary cushions and accessories. Create a luxe look with tonal accessories in a variety of textures, such as velvet, wool and knit. 

(Below, from left to right: Lazo Woven Cushion Cover, Luna Wool Embroidered Cushion Cover, Frazada Woven Cushion Cover, Russet Cotton Velvet Cushion Cover, Scoria Tint Cotton Velvet Cushion Cover.)

I hope these tips help you find harmony in your bedroom @annawaghorn! We'd love to see your pics so be sure to tag us in @citta so we can take a look.

Sam x

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