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Trend Four: Fearless Mixing

The unconventional becomes irresistible with courageous combinations of colour and pattern.

This trend toward bold, exuberant decorating is great for true collectors who buy pieces they want or love, and not necessarily what works together – passionate believers in strong colours and patterns. Play with time by combining pieces from different eras in the same vignette. Incorporate throw pillows in a wide range of textures, and a mix of striking patterns like ikat and geometrics. Add high-gloss accessories, such as lamp shades, to a traditional room for an unexpected twist.

Learn more about our top looks for the year in our gallery of Top Trends of 2013.

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