04/24/2014 03:43 pm ET Updated Apr 28, 2014

The One Design Rule Everyone Should Break, Regardless Of Style

Call it what you will -- eclectic, colorful, boho chic -- there's a good chance you've been thinking about mismatched décor all wrong. Where some see it as a reason to hang up your decorator hat and call in a pro, it's some of the design experts we love most who've shown us that mixing things up is one design rule more of us need to adopt.

That isn't to say it's time to throw every color and pattern you love into one room with complete abandon. There are rules to breaking design rules, after all. Here's how 6 designers approach the notion of mismatched décor and why we can't wait to try it, too.

8 Secrets To Mismatching Decor The Right Way

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