Pattern Inspiration for Eclectic Collector Rooms

Pattern Inspiration for Eclectic Collector Rooms

Eleanor Büsing
Nov 7, 2015

Oh, pattern—what would our homes be without it? A lot less colorful, layered, and interesting, I'd imagine. From florals to stripes and from whimsical to global, adding patterns is the easiest way to create an eclectic, collected vibe. Check out these 15 inspiring rooms which all illustrate the power of pattern.


  1. This beautiful and whimsical home—featured in Boston Magazine—employs pattern with a child-like freedom, and it works beautifully.
  2. It's pillows-a-plenty in this airy space by Linda Bergroth via Flodeau; the white and the generous proportions mean the many patterns don't overwhelm.
  3. All the patterns in this living room—from The Design Files via A House in the Hills—from the rug to the chair and even the art, have a similar feel to them: geometric and neutral, but far from boring.
  4. A plethora of pattern, mostly with a world flavor, play nicely together in this living space from micasa found on homedit.
  5. This beautiful bedroom, featured on Domino, mixes floral and batik prints with aplomb.


  1. The black-and-white flooring and floral wallpaper combo in this Brooklyn bakery—featured on Design*Sponge—is an unexpected delight, and would be just as successful in a home.
  2. A slightly more traditional and grownup space than some of the others, this living room—from Anthropologie via Brit + Co—still uses pattern liberally, in the mismatched rug, chairs, and cushions.
  3. Even the art gets involved in this pattern-packed bedroom from The Wedding Nest via The Interiors Addict.
  4. This bedroom from Domaine reads as serene, despite having five (including the pendant) patterns going on in the space.
  5. Only room for just a little bit of pattern? This wallpapered-niche-turned-headboard from Convert Lofts via Love Chic Living does it well.


  1. How about a little pattern in the kitchen? These wall decals (yes)—from kitchenwalls via House Beautiful—give the look of Moroccan tiles.
  2. Or, go for a whole wall of actual tiles, like this simultaneously glam and bold kitchen, from the now-defunct Get Your Kicks On via Desire to Inspire.
  3. This Emily Henderson-designed kitchen has got style and pattern to spare, from the floor and wall tiles to the colorful rug.
  4. Wallpaper in the bathroom is a classic and is particularly striking when paired with glossy black tile, as in this bathroom from Design*Sponge via Domaine.
  5. Finally, here's an elegant example from our House Tours—Jessica Buckley's perfectly patterned living room in her Unbelievably Chic (and Colorful!) Edinburgh Flat.
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