Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

How To

Wallpaper: Pattern on Pattern

I love to add interest in an interior with beautiful wallpaper and my number one rule is; patterns don’t have to match.

One of the best ways to mix patterns with wallpaper is using colours from a similar palette. They do not have to be made up if the same colour, there just has to be some link between each colour in each pattern.

Keeping in mind scale and size is also important. Using multiple patterns with all the same scale is a big no-no. Try introducing some larger scaled patterns, with some tighter scale, mixing both organic shapes with geometric. It is also good to introduce some block colour to give the space ‘room to breathe’.

With patterned wallpapers, try introducing another pattern with floor coverings, such a patterned rug or mosaic tile. Or layering a patterned bedhead over a patterned wallpaper. Or even try layering a piece of furniture with a pattern over a patterned wallpaper.


Get the look with the Oly San Francisco Vincent Console Table and Oly San Francisco Astrid Mirror from Coco Republic and Harlequin Amazilia Wallpaper-Nuvola Clouds from Domestic Textile.


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