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Mistake #4: Filling Your Room With One-Sized Prints

An assortment of small-, mid-, and large-scale patterns is essential to creating interest and leading your eye around the room. Your collection should include at least one large-scale print, plus a mix of at least two other mid- to small-scale prints. Think about it like this: the largest print creates a little drama, whereas the others support your story.