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Patterns don't have to match, they just need to coordinate. Put geometric patterns with florals. Mix modern designs with traditional. The key: Make sure they share a common color. Common Colors, Geometric Patterns, Fabric Patterns, Fabrics Patterns
Take a Seat Drive through any neighborhood on trash day and you're sure to find a beat-up chair or two. Rescue the sturdy ones with sandpaper, primer, and paint. Re-cover the seat by cutting fabric 3 inches larger all around and attaching it with a staple gun. For extra flair, embellish the chair back with rub-on lettering.
Mix-and-Match Dining Room Chairs Take a look at these dining rooms. What do they have in common, besides being fabulous? There isn't a single matched chair "set" within them. This mix-and-match look is right on trend. See how to get the look in your dining room. By Alicia Chilton
This colorful, patterned tile floor makes a big statement while the monochrome accents tie it all together. See more ways to create an outdoor porch retreat: www.bhg.com/...
A Guide to Mixing Patterns in Your Home. Here is another guide to mixing and matching patterns, this time for home decor. It would be an additional tip sheet to have on hand as a visual merchandiser to use when assembling display windows and vingettes.
DIY - old door into beautiful mirror. Save the money and construct a custom frame by building your own around a mirrored closet door. Incorporate a piece of paintable textured wallcovering to the inset panel above the mirror. Try adding decorative trim or molding for an extra design motif.