Ask The Pro:: Matching Fabric/Patterns

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Today I have Shelli from a’ la mode to continue our Ask The Pro series!
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Shelli is a fellow Nashvillian and has ah-mazing taste! When I stumbled upon her blog several months ago, both her personality and impeccable decorating style had me hooked!Shelli will be helping answer a reader’s question regarding mixing fabrics/patterns::

I always struggle with mixing fabrics that compliment each other- pillows, curtains, etc. I often fall into the matchy-matchy rut even though I prefer the look of a variety of patterns & fabrics. Any advice on pairing fabrics that are different, but work well together?

The floor is all yours Shelli ๐Ÿ™‚
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Think of choosing fabrics for your bed as you would pieces of clothing to make an outfit! You want them to coordinate, but not be too matchy matchy.ย 
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For instance, if your bedding is a blue print with small hints of kelly green, choose a bright bold kelly green pillow to give the color ‘pop’!
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If your sofa is a light taupe or beige, choose a fun geographic print in a bold brighter color like turquoise or magenta.ย 
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When trying to choose fabrics that pair well together, choose variations of the colors. Try a few in a lighter shade of the main color and a few in a darker shade of the main color.
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Mix patterns. If you have a geographic fabric chosen, pair it with a coordinating floral or textured solid.
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Have fun with fabrics, a little can go a long way!
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Thanks so much Shelli! I know that being too matchy matchy is something I struggle with as well.

In case you had any doubt that Shelli has great taste and definitely knows how to mix fabric/prints just take a look at some of the rooms in her house::

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{Living Room}

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{Guest Room}

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{Office}

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{Nursery}

Gorgeous, right? It’s like they are rooms from a magazine! Thanks again Shelli! I hope this was helpful for some of you out there ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Monday!

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  1. says

    Shelli has fabulous style and taste as well as having a fun and bubbly personality. She's just a doll! Her home is gorgeous. I could move right in and not change a thing. Great tips on fabrics! I tend to be too matchy matchy mself and am trying to break out of that mold a bit and be more creative with mixing fabrics and prints. It's a fun series, Megan!

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