Sizing Up Your Prints
This part's easy: the bigger the object, the bigger the print. Although this rule isn't stamped in concrete, it simplifies the process. So, let an upholstered chair, outdoor rug, duvet cover or trendy wallpapered focal wall flaunt the largest pattern. The medium-sized elements—lampshades, shams, ottoman, table runner—can have a medium-sized print, and the small stuff, such as throw pillows typically get a petite print, such as narrower stripes or smaller checks than the bigger items. But again, it's not necessary to link print size to the object's size; it's just an easy way to get your inner designer's feet wet.
Remember to mix textures—nubby, fluffy, leathery, silky, cottony. This keeps the overall look from falling flat.