Damask wallpaper in gray and chartreuse give this room a traditional base upon which to add modern style.
Let lively textiles determine the colors in a room. The tangerine paint on this bed, for instance, was matched from an orange in the vibrant bouquet of the bedding.
The bedding and upholstered headboard offer a playful pattern in this easy-to-be-green bedroom.
A single accent wall packs a design punch in this bright bedroom: Robin's egg blue is a gorgeous backdrop for the repeating bronze fleur-de-lis pattern on the wallpaper.
Classic ticking stripe and polka dot pillowcase designs merge beautifully with this plaid sheet and bedskirt and floral-topped nightstand.
A bold, geometric-patterned headboard grounds the floral and striped accents in this soothing bedroom. Even the monograms offer a design element, as their stitches borrow from the darker hues in the accessories around them.
A quilt, by itself, can lend pattern to an otherwise plain room. But pair it with a wide-striped area rug, calico chair and floor cushions, and tapestry wall hangings, and your space can get an instant design boost.
Repeated jewel tones and Asian floral designs in the bed linens offer a sophisticated but sweet flair to this sunny space. A geometric rug in the same poppy colors is an unorthodox (but ulta-chic) choice.
We love these multicolored bed curtains. The ivory exterior makes the room feel bright and airy, while the smokey blue hue inside embraces nappers in tranquil darkness when the curtains are drawn around them.
Choosing bedding with a grand-scale floral contour design leaves lots of options for accent pillows and room accessories.
The jigsaw pattern cut into this headboard makes a bold statement in an otherwise color-blocked bedroom. (Mimic this look yourself by painting animal-esque prints on a solid plywood headboard.)
This gray-on-white floral duvet and striped bolster make for a classic pairing with the traditional lines of the four-poster bed.
Can you say charming? This attic bedroom's tone-on-tone striped wallpaper, rosey accent pillows and bedskirt, and tufted quilt are a romantic ensemble.
It's a subtle but sophisticated match: Dramatic artwork that contains jagged swaths of color and hand-dyed pillows that pick up deeper color accents from throughout the room.
There's something soothing about the gradations of gray on this comforter and these pillowcases. Neutral accent pillows and all-white walls let the bold stripes do all the talking in this modern bedroom.
A canary-colored accent wall may be the focal point of this guest room, but it's the chocolate brown striped accessories that keep the design concept from flying out of control.
It's fitting that this oval mirror resembles a large porthole, as the room owes its pattern panache to stripes and checks in staid navy blue.
Pile on floral contour designs in reverse colors to add interest and movement to your bedding without becoming overwhelmed by pattern.
Sticking with one pattern for your comforter, curtains, and accent pillows certainly can be a safe design move, as long as you layer on some bold solid accents and opt for neutral flooring.
Without its retro birds-and-cages wallpaper, this stately bedroom might have looked austere. With it (and the bedding in similar hues), the space is a charming sleeping spot for guests.
Proving that pattern can have a place in small rooms, the vine wallpaper on this accent wall adds the perfect amount of movement without overwhelming the decor.
Do slats and damask contrast? Not in this pretty bedroom setup. The contemporary headboard complements the oversize classic pattern: Matching solid throw pillows only add to the tidy look.
Shh... this tall fabric headboard relies on a faint diamond pattern to make a soft design statement.
Gigantic polka dots take the blah out of beige. Using several variations on this typically unpopular color turns this teen room into a seriously sophisticated space.
Can't decide on which pattern to choose? Go for them all, as long as they share a similar hue. This room sweetly illustrates the power of multiple designs. (Keeping the flooring color neutral can help keep the space from looking too busy.)
Here again, multiple pattern give this bedroom dimension and depth, all the way from the area rug to the hanging lanterns.
Vertical stripes give this small room the illusion of being taller. Because the day bed textiles pick up colors from the subtle wallpaper, the patterns live harmoniously.
September 30, 2011 9:05 PM
I like the height of the tapestry on the wall.
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