Don't Be Scared of The Mix!

I understand that not everyone has an artistic eye and that it is much easier to gravitate toward the neutral side of the color spectrum, but nothing makes a statement quite like a bold design concept. Don't be afraid of mixing colors, prints, and textures. If you are in the process of redoing your home, let your ideas run wild! There should be no limit when it comes to creating the perfect space because a home with a story behind it means so much more. Start collecting things wherever you go, even if its just a little trinket that you think is adorable. From obscure flee market finds to random street art, there is beauty all around us that we let pass us by. However, the little things we find or make along the way is apart of a  slow process of accessorizing the home so let's discuss something more immediate like what color to paint the walls or the new bed set you wish to purchase. I recommend that you start with a wall color or a painting first as your focus. Starting this way ,the entire room is not designed to match the comforter, shower curtain, etc. Buy a few loud paint samples, or a bold wallpaper, put it on the wall and let it sit there a day or two and whichever color or pattern speaks to you the most, go with it. Being that your wall does most of the talking for the room, half the battle is over. As far as furniture, it is okay to keep it simple- an all white bed set with decorative pillows or a brown sofa will pair well. Add a few metals ( a small sculpture or spray paint something metallic), a decorative rug (a different pattern or color from the walls), and add some colorful paintings or portraits to the wall and you have just created a fun, vibrant space. Not so difficult, huh? Of course every room is different and you're not completely sold on the buying that cool orange sofa, but you don't have to be. The Internet is an amazing resource so print out a few photos, pin some interesting rooms to your board, and stop overthinking! Here are some rooms that possess no real color scheme and is still able to cohesively flow.

Kelly Wearstler is a mastermind at mixing patterns and textures.

Kelly Wearstler is a mastermind at mixing patterns and textures.

Gorgeous bedroom- pay attention to the mix of metals, textures, and patterns.

Gorgeous bedroom- pay attention to the mix of metals, textures, and patterns.

A small powder room that demands your attention.

A small powder room that demands your attention.

A living room that has no boundaries. 

A living room that has no boundaries.