Even equipped with the basics of fabric mixing, there is still the matter of the wide selection of fabric types available, in terms of weave and pattern. So here we cover a few of the widely available ones and what they are best paired with. Definitely a bold and controversial choice, the animal print is sassy and vibrant, giving any room a glamorous ‘feel’. In line with its over-the-top nature, it is best to pair these fabrics with shimmer velvets and nubby linens. However, do go with a darker or more subdued colour to keep the animal print the highlight. Do be cautious, as there is a fine line between chic and cheap, so if you are committed to using an animal print, only get the best. Chevron is a fabric pattern that consists of multiple inverted Vs lined up and stacked in a row, or casually known as the ‘zigzag’. It is currently the trendy choice on the market, and with good reason, considering its versatility and bold character. It pairs well with almost every other print. However, the trick is to keep within a consistent colour palette and balance the scale of patterns, such as using a large and bold pattern with a small and subtle pattern.