Mixing and combining patterns in an outfit has become so common that it hardly turns heads when done well. Layering bold, complementary patterns in the home, particularly on a single piece of furniture, is less common,. Let alone, it is an intimidating project for the amateur designer. I tend to choose neutral colors for the large (i.e expensive) furniture pieces, and then layer colors with accessories, throws, pillows, etc.
However, recently I saw a two tone sofa on Design*Sponge that had me rethinking patterned furniture. The two fabrics complement each other as a graphic neutral, but create a major statement. The trend goes a bit further with these layered patterns from Oh Joy! which incorporate bold color and large scale pattern. The latter route would require more coordination in terms of a full scale makeover, but I would love to redo the center cushions of my couch in a gold ikat pattern, pulling out the gold threads of my vino red rug. Now I just need the fabric, a hefty staple gun, and the DIY upholstery knowledge.
Would you layer patterns in your own home, or do you already choose bold hues in interior design?
Images via Polyvore and Oh Joy!