When thinking about what kind of visual elements to use in your home, you can have a pick between patterns and colors. If you’re going to use a lot of patterns, balance it out with a monochromatic palette or muted tones. If you’ll decorate with various colors, then use subtle prints or just a few busy details.
In the photo above, we see that the living room has plenty intricate patterns. That is why, the designer opted to use neutral brown shades for the entire room. This gives it a more cohesive look.
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