The harlequin pattern has a long, winding history through cathedral, palace and hotel floors, jester costumes, women's fashion and, currently, as a pattern for children's rooms. Defined by diamond shapes in a checkered layout, today this print signals a modern, graphic and playful aesthetic and a softer version of the geometric trend. Here are some rooms to check out as well as some product sources:
Rachelle Wilde, an early adopter, used a harlequin print wallpaper in her daughter Kenzie's room back in 2012.
Here's a pink-accented girl's bedroom in a home near Amsterdam for rent on Kid & Coe.
Black + white+ harlequin in a child's bedroom featured on La Petite Mag.
Near diamond-overload in a girl's room styled by Vanessa Nouwens for Home & Garden.
A diamond-painted dresser wardrobe seen on Alvhem Brokerage & Interiors
A harlequin print accent wall in Martina and Lola's Sweet Shared Space on Apartment Therapy.
A nearly all pink girl's room designed by Steven Miller on HGTV is offset with pink and purple patterns including harlequin print curtains.
Here, seen on Escarabajos Bicho Y Mariposas, the print makes a fun appearance on the ceiling of a baby nursery.
A multi-color harlequin pattern in this unique kids' Room in Rio by Oba! Arquitetura.
A deep red harlequin pattern in a styled kids' room by H&M Home.
The harlequin print works for boys rooms, too. Seen above, paired with robot bedding, on Clever Spaces Blog.
A neutral harlequin print wallpaper (available on Spoonflower) paired with primary green and yellow in a baby boy's nursery.
The diamond pattern of the wallpaper is echoed in the area rug in this boy's room on Frivole.Ferm Living's harlequin print wallpaper has almost single-handedly brought about this trend in children's rooms, but here are some other ideas for working some harlequin pattern into a child's space:
- Harlequin Wallpaper by Ferm Living, Clever Spaces, $126.50/roll (3 colors)
- Soft basket, Littlephant, 695 SEK
- Patterned photo frame, H&M, $6.99
- Fleece throw, H&M, $12.99
- Harlequin Mobile, Flensted, $33
- Bloomingville beach mattress, Scandinavian Design Center, $96
- Jaipur Rugs En Casa by Luli Sanchez Flat-Weave Harlequin Rug, Rugs USA, $75-911 (4 colors)
- Harlequin & Butterfly Print Personalized Bedding Set, Baby & Toddler, $149.95
- Giraffe Wall Decal, Littlephant, 549 SEK
- Harlequin Furniture Stencil, Royal Design Studio, $17.99
- Harlequin Mint Bedding by Ferm Living, Clever Spaces, $80-140
- Harlequin Rug, Eine Kleine Design Studio/Society6, $28-79
- Harlequin Stencil, Royal Design Studio, $29.99
- Harlequin Cotton Hooked Rug, Dash & Albert, $118-2,780
Wipe-clean Placemats - Rough Diamond, Skinny LaMinx, $12