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Top 7 ways to mix and match patterns for a relaxing and calming bedroom

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Your bedroom is a place for comfort, relaxation and a good wind down at the end of the day. That’s why it is so important to get the feel of your room right for you. The way you style this room should be different than the rest of the house. The main home is full of life and entertainment, but there is something really private and intimate about a bedroom that only a few chosen people get to experience. It is a space that allows you to see yourself at your core, and express your deepest passions and personality without people peeping in and commenting on it. But how can I get the right feel that matches me? It is easier said than done I know, but with these few little tips i have discovered it is a great start to get you playing and finding your own personal style.


A perfectly balanced room has a mixture of 2-3 patterns to help your eyes flow from one area to another, making the whole space part of your bedroom, not just the bed itself. This can be done through artwork, wallpaper and even a rug.


Having different patterns from the same family can really help you create a calming bedroom. Florals go really well with paisley. geometric go really well with animals and so on. Top Tip: Have 1 large, 1 medium and 1 small pattern to create harmony between your patterns!


Your bedroom should have a focus on 1 pattern and the other 2 being accent patterns, If you choose to have a plain room with little pattern, pick more than 1 object as your main pattern so this can still be achieved.


Get your colour wheel out and make sure the colours you have picked for your bedroom go with each other. There’s nothing worse that pairing 2 colours together that do not compliment each other. Don’t Forget: There is no such thing as a bad colour, just a bad colour choice when pairing them together.


Nothing screams personality and life than having a pop of your favourite colour into the room. This can be as maximal or minimal as you like but it should make a statement to show off who you really are, after all this is the space that you are going to wake up and go to sleep in, so it should make you feel alive and as happy as possible.


As much as I love patterns, plains are just as important. You want to create a space that allows you to relax at the end of the day. Your plain colours will work with the patterns by spreading them out over the space and make room for the elegant feel that will make your bedroom work for you.


This is mainly for your bedding area. Get some great modern comforts by layering your patterns on top of each other to create a beautiful bedspread that makes you want to run and jump on the minute you make it. It’ll make you never want to leave and give you something to look forward to every day.

Have you begun playing with patterns and creating your own style? Your bedroom is the most important room in your home as it sets your mood for the day and determines your mood before you go to bed. If you struggle with mental health and anxiety this is even more important. A simple thing like creating your dream bedroom that allows you to be you without any judgement can really help you. Happy styling and please do get in touch on your designs, i’d love to see what you come up with.

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18 thoughts on “Top 7 ways to mix and match patterns for a relaxing and calming bedroom
  1. Christin

    Great advice! I love mixing patterns like this!

  2. Carol Karl

    This is great information. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Caitlyn Bernabucci

    Really great advice!! I’m am a LAYERER, but I just go by my eye. It’s so helpful to have this as some framework for what really works well together. Such pretty spaces!


      Thank you so much Caitlyn, layering is the best way to create the perfect look, i like to layers different patterns to get that interesting vibe in a bedroom

  4. Hunter

    I have such a hard time mixing patterns! I love the look but I always feel like I’m doing it wrong! Thanks for the great guide!


      Thank you hunter, you can never go wrong with organizing your patterns but sometimes a little bit of spontaneity can create a beautiful space x

  5. Danielle

    These are great tips, and beautiful homes!

  6. Marie

    Love all the rooms you featured! I love mixing patterns, but it can be intimidating! -Marie from This Dear Casa


      Thank you Marie, i agree, hopefully these tips have helped you make it more fun to decorate with patterns

  7. Kimberly Snyder

    Great advice! I need to incorporate these ideas so my bedroom doesn’t look sooooo boring!!! thanks!!


      haha thanks Kimberly, sticking to the 3 pattern rule is my go to when decorating with pattern and promise it works every time x

  8. Mary @ The Handcrafted Haven

    Ok, I just love these tips! I don’t often put patters in my home so this is super helpful – makes me know how better to incorporate them. Thank you!!


      thanks Mary, adding just a little touch of pattern can transform your home and I’m glad this has helped you get a head start

  9. Morgan Nelson

    Wow, I love this! Mixing patterns can be hard and intimidating. When done well, it looks so dang good! These are great tips.


      Thanks Morgan, it can be tricky and I’m glad that this helps you create your own space x

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