Mixing prints in a bay window seat may seem challenging. Small spaces can easily appear cluttered with the wrong mix of accessories and patterns. However, there are many ways to mix patterns and maintain the laid back, airiness that defines most bay window spaces.
Consider adding patchwork using the theme of French country when choosing your bay window seat accessories. Since the colors are usually inclusive of earth tones, the print patterns are not overly dramatic and blend well in a rustic kitchen or neutral living or bedroom. French country inspired prints is defined by elements that make up the old French countryside such as tall flowers, farm animals and antique bikes.
If you are having trouble making a choice between a modern or traditional style prints for your bay window seat, consider using both. The clean lines of modern prints and relaxing appearance of traditional prints add a chic look to any bay window seat. Modern prints include large geometric designs while traditional prints are usually large stripes or polka dots. Redbook Magazine advises choosing brights or neutrals, but not both options. As long as you keep the color scheme to a minimum, this design idea is easy to employ.
Transform your bay window seat with a whimsical theme to give your print mixing a purpose. For example, seaside inspired prints make a great combination for a bay window overlooking a lake or ocean. Prints consisting of anchors, sea animals and other wildlife bring a serene combination to the space. Use the seat cushion as the foundation for the theme and build on this themed pattern with print throw pillows.
It is never possible to match colors exactly without having items custom made. Avoid the urge to search for hours for identical color matches and focus more on colors that blend well together. Better Home and Gardens suggests that at least one color in all the prints in your room should be similar.