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The one rule you should follow when adding pattern to your room

Switch-up your sofa with this simple styling tip.

If you’re looking to inject a nod to new season in your home, investing in a patterned cushion is an easy win. It’ll give your room instant personality, and your guests serious home envy. But if you’re a self-confessed pattern-phobe, choose graphic prints of varying scales in colours found elsewhere in the room — like the walls or upholstery. Wallpaper designer Sian Zeng’s home is a mixing masterclass, and here she expertly styles our Hattie embroidered cushion. The common colours — from the sofa and walls — tie the look together. Be bold, be brave — and if in doubt, channel the mantra of the original interior stylist, Dorothy Draper: if it looks right, it is right.

Article written by: Natalie Wall

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