12 Pattern-Happy Rooms to Inspire You
We are big believers in the “more is more” philosophy. Simple, Scandinavian-inspired muted spaces have been popular in recent years, and we love that look. But we’re also big fans of incorporating pattern into every space: It instantly creates a layered, visually appealing room that feels as if it’s been collected over time. Whether it’s one big, statement-making print or a skillful mix of myriad prints, every room should have some print-on-print action. Keep scrolling to see our favorite patterned rooms and get inspired to add this element to your own space.
This Peter Dunham-designed bedroom is full of pattern. The walls, window treatment, ottomans, coverlet, kantha throw, and lumbar pillow each work together to create a worldly space that feels sophisticated but not stuffy. The simple ruched four-poster bed and jute rug ground the space.
This space designed by Justina Blakeney for Loloi feels appropriately Jungalow-esque, but pared down for a more approachable look. Beginning with a neutral foundation and adding varying vintage indigo prints creates a unified space that still feels layered. The subtly patterned rug creates a lovely transition between the ivory tones and bold blue hues.
If we had a library this colorful and fun, we’d never leave. The high-gloss blue walls create a bold backdrop for patternful furniture. From the sofa to the chair to the ottoman, this space pulls no punches.
This cheeky wallpaper creates a surprising moment in the entryway of this traditional Boston townhouse. On its own it could seem a bit childlike, but when paired with a beautiful vintage kilim and a preppy striped runner, it feels playfully sophisticated.
A Marimekko-inspired accent wall creates an adorable backdrop for this darling girls’ room. The addition of several accent pillows in complementary patterns, a dash of word art, and charming heart-shaped pillows give the room a layered feel.
This geometric corner creates the perfect moment for a festive bar cart. The simple circular painting is a nice counterpoint to the hexagonal and triangular shapes of the wallpaper.
This overscale mural adds a lively element to this rather formal bedroom. Picking up the hits of coral in the mural with the bed linens creates cohesion and prevents anything from distracting from the fabulous wall.
This split-leaf philodendron wallpaper takes us back to the '60s, and we love it. Minimalist, midcentury furnishings and throw pillows in a similar blue hue keep things frisky without overdoing it. We love how the simple white brick next to the accent wall tells a story of old and new.
If we told you about a room that contained a black marble accent wall with serious veining, triangle-pattern rug, cerused wood table, ornate gold deco banister, and funky pineapple print wallpaper peeking out from the next room, the last word you may use to describe the space would be understated. But that’s exactly how this space feels. There are numerous places of interest that catch your eye, but taken together, the room feels cohesive and neutral but far from boring.
Sometimes a hit of pattern is all you need to make a space really sing. We love the blue cabinetry with gold hardware on its own—it’s a nice departure from standard white cupboards. But the wallpaper is the hero feature. The tree motif feels traditional but the colors make it feel fresh. We love that it extends into the dining room beyond to unify the two rooms.
This room pays homage to many different cultures through its generous use of patterned textiles. From the kimonos hung on the wall, to the Suzani-printed chairs and Moroccan-inspired footstools, this space feels like it belongs to a globetrotter.
This narrow galley kitchen is a testament to the fact that using pattern in small spaces can actually make it feel larger. Using the same tile for the floor and ceiling visually extends the space up and through. The mirrored ceiling reflects light and breaks up the pattern in a visually arresting way.