Home Decor

How To Decorate With Patterns, Plus 9 Cute Picks

Designer Justina Blakeney shares the secret behind her trademark bohemian style.

A room decorated with patterns to illustrate an article about how to mix patterns in home decor.

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Stripes, chevrons, ikat—piling on patterns doesn’t have to be intimidating. Take it from designer Justina Blakeney, who masterfully layers colourful motifs to achieve her trademark bohemian look. “Staying within a certain colour palette lends cohesion,” she says. “If I’m using a green, leafy wallpaper that has gold accents, I’ll look for another pattern with those same tones, like an emerald-green geometric rug, or drapes embroidered with turmeric stitching.” Scroll to shop some of our favourite eye-catching geometric prints and patterns to decorate with.

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