"Don't Mix Patterns"
Fashion and interior design trends often go hand in hand, and, lately, mixing patterns is all the rage on the runways and in the design world. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to mixing patterns, but it does take a bit of trial and error. If you’re new at this, choose a limited palette (say, black and white) to give your matchmaking a common denominator, and play around with scale and geometry, whether it’s bold stripes, small checks, plaids, animal prints, or florals. Or choose colors opposite each other on the color wheel—warm oranges or yellows with cool blues or grays—and mix and match from there.