Welcome! Here you’ll find out how to mix and match fabric patterns for home décor in some of our favourite ways to bring your home to life.

“Home is where you hang your heart.”

Home is the ultimate refuge of any social being. It is a place where love and memories are treasured. Home décor is the element that decks your house and makes it a crazy loving space to live in. Decorating one’s house is like adding colour to one’s memories.

Upholstery fabric is what you can play with. Colours and patterns bring out a unique edge to your homely space. But playing with patterned upholstery fabric can be overwhelming at times. This design dilemma is not every man’s cup of tea.

Provincial Fabric House is here to help you tackle this decorating concept of mixing fabric patterns with ease. Decorating in simple terms is the expression of one’s personality. There are no definite rules but many tips to help you nail the perfect look for your home décor.

Mix Patterns

Choosing A Pattern

Patterned upholstery is the show-stopper of any home décor. It displays the exuberant personality of the inhabitants of the house. So always start with the fabric pattern you love. The one you can’t get out of your head! Upholster any furniture piece in the space with the unique pattern you have set your heart upon.

Styling With Your Colour Palette

Once you have decided on the unique pattern, search for varied patterns, textures, and scale for the remaining upholstery in the room, depending on the specific pattern’s colours. Co-ordinating colours will help bring uniformity in the room with a variation. Staying in the same colour scheme is a great way to pull things together. You have the added benefit of experimenting with loads of patterns while staying in the same monochromatic colour scheme.

  • Alter the scale of the pattern
    • Patterns vary in size as well as designs.
  • Match a large scale pattern with a small scale pattern:
    • If you opt for a luxurious sofa in large scale print, select throw pillows and cushions for the couch in a small scale print to break the monotony.
  • Pairing two similar scale prints tend to look shabby.

Scale Of Patterns

Large upholstery pieces like sofa or curtains demand a large scale print fabric, while minor upholstery like lampshades or pillows suit a small scale print.

Organic & Geometric Patterns

A mix of the sweetness of organic patterns and a strong definition of geometric patterns imparts an eclectic but cohesive look to the room.

Matching Patterns

Always remember patterns need to have something in common: Colour/Style/Scale. Patterns need to complement each other in scale and proportion.

Utilise A Neutral Background

Suppose your room tends to have the background colour in a neutral colour scheme. In that case, you have the liberty to make use of different and exciting patterns in maximum upholstery pieces without making space look overwhelming.

Don’t Overcrowd Patterns

Except for neutral walls, try to avoid using many patterns in a particular space. The maximum use of 3 patterns is enough to make the space look amazingly eye-catching.

Get Creative With Animal Print

Animal prints are easy to go patterns and always hold a win-win situation wherever you use them. You can easily incorporate them without giving a second thought. They pop out and make space look appealing.

Ask For Samples

Always order pattern swatches before ordering the final piece while shopping online. The fabric pattern will give you an idea of choosing upholstery fabric for other furniture pieces in the room. You will have your colour palette in your hands.

Experiment With Textures

To impart a warm layered look, use patterns in different textures.


Patterned upholstery can be accessorised to add interest to space. Ribbons, cords, fringes, and bobbles are a few options one can experiment with. DO not just end with fabric selection. Get out and flaunt the bold pieces. Jewels and sparkle also add to the ambience of the room.

Black & White Patterns

For those who do not comprehend mixing colourful patterns, swirling patterns in the black and white colour scheme help make a big statement with ease.

Mixing & Matching Patterns

Always initiate home décor upholstery fabric selection with the pattern you love. Use it as the origin for designing the entire space. From there, choose a few colours in the pattern. Use these colours to set the remaining tone of the room. Make use of solids and prints to deck up the room. Vary the pattern’s scale you’re working with while staying in the same colour scheme.

If you need any assistance choosing a piece of fabric for your home, speak to our team. We are happy to assist you with matching patterns for your next project!

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