gemini advice

Illustrations: Rebecca Atwood

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Mistake #3: Ignoring the Rules of Proportion

Pattern 40 to 60 percent of your room. This proportion gives you enough excitement but also enough rest. Break up the patterned area into three patterns, with a 60/30/10 proportion.

Above: 60 percent floral rug, 30 percent striped sofa, 10 percent accents

Or five patterns with a 40/30/20/5/5 proportion.

40 percent geo rug, 30 percent dotted curtain, 20 percent striped chairs, 5 percent geo pot, 5 percent decorating curtains