30 Bold Living Rooms That Mix and Match Patterns

Don't be afraid to mix it up.

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Michael J. Lee

Dabbling in a pattern or two is fun, but diving in head-first is even more interesting. When tastefully selected and paired by expert designers, contrasting patterns break traditional design boundaries and lead to fresh, innovative interiors. In the following slides, designers experiment with a plethora of patterns to create chic, statement-making spaces in styles ranging from minimalist to maximalist, and everything in between.

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Michael J. Lee
Seek Out Unique Styles

In this living space, boldly pairs different types of patterns, including black-and-white geometric curtains, a pictorial accent wall, and bright throw pillows.

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Drew Kelly
Natural Neutrals

Cool neutrals lay the groundwork for eclectic patterns in this space by .

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Shutter Avenue Photography
Branch Out into Boho

This living room by relies on patterned upholstery and accents to craft a bohemian-inspired ambience.

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Rachael Renee' Photography
Color is Key

This design by reins in vivid patterns through a carefully selected color palette of deep ocean blue and subtle green.

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William Waldron
Stay on the Softer Side

Hints of pink and soft hues create a patterned environment that's surprisingly understated; the design is by .

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Karen Houghton
Marco Ricca
Modern Musings

In this New York City townhouse by , patterns work to create a modern environment.

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Simon Upton
Explore Your Shadow Side

Diverse patterns give dark colors new life in this design by .

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Barry Grossman
Purple Reign

Shades of purple lend an opulent, regal quality to this space by .

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Michael J. Lee
Consider Accenting the Ceiling

A wallpapered ceiling is an innovative accent in this space by .

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Werner Straube
Back to Black

This modern farmhouse by features black-and-white patterns that comfortably contrast each other.

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Anthony Cochran
Keep it Simple

This refreshing living space by blends thoughtful motifs and simple shapes, resulting in a design that indulges our passion for pattern without overwhelming us.

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Susan Gilmore Photography
Fresh Colors

This living area from creatively throws together turquoise, blue, and green.

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David Appel
Sweeten Up With Stripes

Stripes add spice to a modern organic design from .

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Paul Raeside
Think Big

High ceilings provide ample space for contrasting upholstery in this design by .

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Kim Sargent
Orange on the Ocean

Orange patterns help create a coastal atmosphere in this design by .

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Tim Street Porter
Perfect Pair

Matching patterned sofas bring sophisticated fun to this space by .

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Jessie Preza
On the Wild Side

In this living area, demonstrates the power of zebra print to create visual interest in a space.

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Sean Litchfield
New Neutrals

Fan-print wallpaper is an unexpected neutral backdrop for bright colors and intricate patterns in this room by .

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Michael Robinson
Add Marble

Marble enhances visual contrast in this design scheme from .

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Tom Crane Photography
Roll out the Red

Reds are striking in this patterned space by .

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Kevin Allen
Creative Classic

Patterns also serve a subdued, classic aesthetic in this living room design by .

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Marili Forastieri
Match Stripes and Polka Dots

Polka dots and stripes are made for each other in this space by

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Adam Friedberg
Believe in Your Base

In this room from , creative patterns are restrained through complementing shades of blue.

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Michael J. Lee
Unexpected Upholstery

Blue velvet sofas are richly patterned in this space from .

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Eric Roth Photography
Accent with Purple

Playful purples take a chic gray living room by to the next level.

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Chipper Hatter
Patterns in the Details

From the the fireplace to the artwork, wove pattern through nearly every surface, while using bright white wall paint to balance any busyness.

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Darren Chung
Sophisticated Mouldings

For a home on Long Island in New York, allowed the design of the millwork to bring added style to this posh living area.

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Fritz von der Schulenburg
Go Bold

An orange, zebra-patterned chair is a playful touch in this design by .

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Marco Ricca
Fun Rugs

A blue rug ties this room together by .

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Andrea Cipriani Mecchi
Consider a Touch of Texture

Texture enhances the patterns in this chic space by .

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