Powerful Patterns for Bold Bedrooms

Pattern trends may come and go but bedrooms that make use of pattern in their design always seem to work for me. There's nothing I love more than a clean palette with a dose of bold pattern to finish it off.

It's easy to neglect your bedroom when designing your space. It's usually a private room , so naturally more attention is paid to spaces that guests and friends see often, but don't forget to design for yourself. Mixing subtle patterns with bold ones, solid colors with multis and different textures of wallpaper and textiles can create a harmonious design regardless of competing looks.

1. The clean lines of the furniture in this bedroom on Behance are complimented by a warm hardwood floor and intricate brocade wallpaper in subtle, neutral colors. Project and photo by Serj Rubalevsky.

2. Another great wallpaper, dark, navy, half-moon pattern compliments a warm neutral look in this space on Behance. Project and photo by Evgenia Kazarinova.

3. My favorite! This more modern bedroom combines dark walls in Farrow & Ball Mahogany No. 36 with a mohair velvet headboard, beautifully-woven rug and playfully-patterned curtains. Photo from House Beautiful (July 2008), design by Moises Esquenazi.

4. This room appeared on Apartment Therapy before, and I can't get it out of my head! I must know where the colorful, pixelated throw blanket is from. The pairing of the throw's complimentary colors to that of the painting behind the bed make my head spin (in a good way)! From The Hunt Beautiful.

5. This is a great example of using the same color in competing patterns, with a stenciled accent wall and duvet. Trims of blue ground the patterns and open the space. Photo from Southern Living by Laurey W. Glenn and Robbie Caponetto, styling by Matthew Gleason.

6. This room plays the opposite card. Subtle wood paneling in a soft green, various fabrics plus a hold chevron, black and white pop illustrate the use of patterns in small doses. The black and white duvet harmonizes the pillow and the chandelier wraps it all up in a pretty package, doesn't it? Photo from Southern Living by Helen Norman.

(Images: as linked above).