Next in our series of fabric ideas for the fall and winter season: a strong yet accessible color. Navy peony is a gender-neutral option that will give you a lot of options for seasonal decorating.

Here are some suggestions in our online fabric store:

Pairing these fabric patterns is easier than you might think. Too many patterns can create an overly busy look, but as long as your fabric choices follow a theme together (mood and/or color) they will generally go well together. Stick with common colors, and if you’re using multiple patterns, try to stay with a common pattern size.

When you’re creating an eclectic look, the most important part is that your choices are cohesive. Every part supports the rest of the parts for an overall feeling.

When you can accomplish this, nothing will look thrown together.