Fresh modern living room with red mix-and-match patterns

Keeping the floor, walls and wooden furniture light and neutral helps create a perfect base for mixed patterns. Stylists recommend choosing several fabrics from one collection which will have been designed to work together perfectly. But if you want to match patterns yourself, choose one to lead the way (as the curtains do here) and let it inspire you to pick out more soft furnishings in the same colour scheme for a fun and fresh eclectic look.


Curtains and star cushions

Clarke & Clarke

Striped cushions
Vanessa Arbuthnot

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