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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.

Zebra and cheetah printed room
Roland Bello

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Zebra Stripes + Cheetah Spots

Use animal prints the way they appear in the wild: surrounded by natural colors, such as taupe and brown. Include modern interpretations (like the pillows on the ottoman) to lighten the mood, and work in lots of texture for coziness. Subtle furniture tones down the glamour, and a bit of sweeping greenery feels both exotic and inviting.

Bevin ottoman, $679, Zebra pillow by Thomas Paul (on ottoman, right), $105, Le Zebra pillow (on ottoman, left), $260, for stores. Sofie cowhide chair, for stores. (For a similar look, try the Zebra Needlepoint armchair, $719, Ceramic zebra-print lamp with oval parchment shade, $349, Mid chest 041LQ, Chelsea Textiles, 908-233-5645. (For a similar look, try the Niche three-drawer dresser, $499, Zachary cowhide boxes, $800 for two, for info. Fabric for cheetah pillow (on floor): Kalahari by Peter Fasano, $126 a yard, John Rosselli & Associates, 212-593-2060 for info. Paradise Crème Contemporary rug, $616 (8 by 11 feet), Paint: Classic Brown No. 2109-10, $37 a gallon,

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