Interior Design Tips & Tricks  

Nov 23

How to Match Furniture Patterns

Posted by Kristin Hibler on Wednesday, November 23, 2016

How boring would it be to walk into your home and there be no color—no pattern? Our home is a reflection of who we are and we shouldn’t be afraid to express it. Mixing colors and patterns in all areas of your home helps to create a space that is both livable and enjoyable.  

The living room is one of the rooms in your home where your family and friends spend most of their time, so you want it to be warm and inviting. Your sofa is usually the largest piece of furniture in the room so you don’t want to choose a color or pattern that is too overwhelming. Using a neutral pattern and/or color for your sofa is the best way to “ground” your room and also to make sure you don’t get locked into a specific style or color.  


Accent pillows on the sofa are a great way to bring in a variety of colors and patterns and they can easily be changed out when you are ready for a new look. Whether it be floral, stripes, or plaid, accent pillows can be combined in the right scale to add interest, color and personality. Mix it up by combining the soft lines of a floral, quatrefoil, scroll or paisley with the more geometric lines of a chevron, hounds tooth, or herringbone pattern. 


Don’t be afraid! For a bigger impact, Ikats, damasks, and suzani patterns also work nicely together. 

The team at Design Resource and Fabrics helps our clients to bring their rooms to life and fill it with their own personalities. With hundreds of in-stock fabrics and numerous fabric books, we know how to put together patterns and colors that will work for any style or look.