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How To Mix Patterns in Your Home

Combining prints brings excitement to a room—but how do you make it work? Set small patterns against large ones, limit your palette, and include one big solid (on sofa, floor, or wall) in the scene. Go ahead: Do try this at home.

Colored zig zag striped chair with black and white wall
Roland Bello
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Zigzag + Stripes

Laurie chair in multicolored stripe with pillow, drexelheritage.com for stores. Minaret wallpaper, about $195 a roll, Osborne & Little, 877-322-7420 for info.

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