By Domino Staff

Published on September 30, 2015

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Some call it a neutral. Some call it their safety. We call it the starting point. It’s wise to have one accent that will stay consistent when the seasons change.

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for the decorator who has a favorite color

When it comes to color, you know what you like. Embrace it. Why? Because that go-to hue will actually weave everything together. Here’s permission to play with patterns. Navy allows the stripes and corals to sit together.

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for the decorator who loves pattern

You won’t stop at anything to pile on the patterns. The more, the merrier. While we admire your adventurous side, we beg you to keep a few things in mind. Patterns play well together when the scale (petites with petites) and shapes (curved edges with curved edges) stick together. It keeps the eye from getting overstimulated.

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for the decorator who isn’t afraid of taking risks

Then pillows are the way to go. (Good for the budget, too.) Go bold with texture (suede) and pattern (eyes!), but then introduce a grounding piece (sheepskin) that’s unexpected. And totally gorgeous.

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for the decorator with a modern edge

Your sofa is calling for some dimension. Don’t be afraid to incorporate some graphic prints and bold colors into the mix.