Trend Watch: Harlequin Pattern in Kids Rooms

Trend Watch: Harlequin Pattern in Kids Rooms

Carrie McBride
Aug 11, 2015
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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:

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Rachelle Wilde, an early adopter, used a harlequin print wallpaper in her daughter Kenzie's room back in 2012.

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Here's a pink-accented girl's bedroom in a home near Amsterdam for rent on Kid & Coe.

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Black + white+ harlequin in a child's bedroom featured on La Petite Mag.

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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

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A harlequin print accent wall in Martina and Lola's Sweet Shared Space on Apartment Therapy.

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A nearly all pink girl's room designed by Steven Miller on HGTV is offset with pink and purple patterns including harlequin print curtains.

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Here, seen on Escarabajos Bicho Y Mariposas, the print makes a fun appearance on the ceiling of a baby nursery.

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A multi-color harlequin pattern in this unique kids' Room in Rio by Oba! Arquitetura.

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A deep red harlequin pattern in a styled kids' room by H&M Home.

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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.

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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:
  1. Harlequin Wallpaper by Ferm Living, Clever Spaces, $126.50/roll (3 colors)
  2. Soft basket, Littlephant, 695 SEK
  3. Patterned photo frame, H&M, $6.99
  4. Fleece throw, H&M, $12.99
  5. Harlequin Mobile, Flensted, $33
  6. Bloomingville beach mattress, Scandinavian Design Center, $96
  7. Jaipur Rugs En Casa by Luli Sanchez Flat-Weave Harlequin Rug, Rugs USA, $75-911 (4 colors)
  8. Harlequin & Butterfly Print Personalized Bedding Set, Baby & Toddler, $149.95
  9. Giraffe Wall Decal, Littlephant, 549 SEK
  10. Harlequin Furniture Stencil, Royal Design Studio, $17.99
  11. Harlequin Mint Bedding by Ferm Living, Clever Spaces, $80-140
  12. Harlequin Rug, Eine Kleine Design Studio/Society6, $28-79
  13. Harlequin Stencil, Royal Design Studio, $29.99
  14. Harlequin Cotton Hooked Rug, Dash & Albert, $118-2,780
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