Mandy Moore Made a Controversial Bedroom Style Choice — But There’s a Catch

published Jun 20, 2024
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Who says you can’t mix polka dots and stripes? Or florals with plaids? According to Mandy Moore, pattern clashing is the best way to add some interest to a space. In a post dedicated to her husband Taylor Goldsmith on Father’s Day, Moore shared a glimpse into life at home, which includes a kids’ room filled with pattern and color. 

In her second slide on her recent Instagram post, Moore shared a pic of Goldsmith and their son Ozzie in what appears to be a playroom or kids’ bedroom. Moore is seated on a beige-and-cream patterned bedspread and the walls around them are decorated with the Alice in Wonderland wallpaper from House of Hackney.

Moore has perfectly mismatched these patterns in a way that feels busy yet cohesive — and that’s thanks to the colors Moore chose. 

Pattern clashing works best when you pick patterns that exist in the same color palette. The beige stripes on the bedspread, for example, are almost the exact same beige color as the background of the wallpaper. And the deep brown from the paper is echoed in the wood tones and cozy brown area rug, which add a sense of balance that cuts back the cluttered feeling the pattern mixing creates.

She also paired a busy pattern (the wallpaper is packed with characters and botanicals) with a more simple pattern in the stripes. Each pattern lets the other have a shining moment without distracting the eye with too much going on.

Mixing and matching patterns creates an eclectic, vintage, and collected-over-time feel that can really cozy up a room and make your home feel more lived-in. So take a page from Moore’s design book and clash patterns where you can to add interest and vibrancy to any space that may be a bit boring as it is.