Add some texture
Let’s talk about the actual fabric for a second. Mixing textures is a great way to add really subtle interest to your decor. If you look closely at these pillows, you can see the amazing texture of the linen–it’s so subtle, but it’s a nice dichotomy when put next to the leather couch. (I also added invisible zippers so they’re easy to wash.)
Keep the background and tones similar
You also have to make sure the fabric backgrounds aren’t competing. You don’t want one with a white background and another with ivory or beige. It just won’t look cohesive. I chose fabrics that all have white backgrounds, but you could also have a colored background as long as it’s intentional (so a same yellow or aqua background could have worked, but not ivory).
Make sure you love it
You have to live with it, so make sure you want to look at it all the time. If you do, you’re set! Choosing fabric combinations is a personal thing, and with a few tips to help you mix your style with design principles, you’ll be sure to find a winning combination.
What tips do you have to add for choosing fabric combinations? What works for you? I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments!
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