Decorating a bedroom or any room with patterns can be a little tricky, and this is why some people avoid them. After all, combining many patterns can result in something that looks more like an unplanned hodgepodge of designs instead of a well-decorated space. Use the following ways to decorate a bedroom with patterns, and add appeal and style to the room without making it appear visually confusing or completely mismatched.
Decorate with Solid Fabrics and Patterned Bedroom Walls
Painting techniques such as rag painting and texturing are still as popular as ever. When patterns embellish bedroom walls, avoid using patterned bedding and window treatments. Instead, use solid-colored bedding that picks up accent hues in the bedroom. For example, if the bedroom walls are rag painted in dark blue, opt for light blue bedding with a reversible dark blue side and a dark blue bed skirt. Add throw pillows in a coordinating accent color already used to decorate the bedroom, and add just two or three with interesting patterns. It will look far less busy and way more impressive than bedding and walls covered in a mishmash of patterns.
Decorate with Patterns and Solid Bedding
When bedding is solid and patterns are desired in the bedroom, decorate the bed with patterned throw pillows. More than one pattern can be used successfully in smaller doses in a bedroom, and throw pillows provide the ideal way to do this while making the bed appear lavish and inviting. Be sure to include solid-colored throw pillows as well as patterns. In any case, decorate using an assortment of accent pillows of varying textures and shapes including neck rolls, round, rectangular, and square varieties. Faux fur, sateen, cotton, and crocheted accent pillows can all be used in conjunction – if they coordinate with bedding colors and have something in common.
Choose Patterned Throw Rugs
When striving to decorate a bedroom with patterns and trying not to go overboard with combinations, opt for patterned throw rugs on solid flooring. Choose rugs with whimsical abstract designs for a contemporary bedroom or something floral to coordinate with traditional style. These are just a couple of options. Other patterns can still be used to decorate the bedroom within moderation, especially if they are not within close proximity.
Patterns add passion and unique style to a bedroom. Do not be afraid to use a variety. Try the aforementioned ways to decorate with patterns, and add personality and appeal to the most comfortable room in the home. It is your private space for rest and relaxation, and you can decorate it to express your unique character and flair – anyway you desire.