If we spend one third of our lives in bed, doesn’t it follow that our bedrooms should be cozy, stylish, and functional? And where better place to start a bedroom update than with your bed. Read on for endless ways to outfit your bed with tips for mixing and matching patterns, colors, and textures and collections – all for an effortless look that’s custom even when the fabric might not be.
Mix and Match Patterns
If your bedding is putting you to sleep, mixing patterns while maintaining one color palette will create a polished and peaceful look that revives. Begin by layering the patterns, using one on the bedspread and bed skirt, another on the pillows up front, and a third on the back pillows. Avoid an overly busy look by alternating small, medium, and large sized patterns. If you’re still uneasy about mixing patterns, you can’t loose with stripes. Stripes create a classic yet modern look when coupled with almost any print, from floral to leopard.
Mix and Match Colors
If mixing colors is your jam, use a dominant color and an accent color to tie in your color scheme. But if you’re at a complete loss and resistant to color mixing, start with a print that you love and then use related colors that share the intensity in hue. The key is to intersperse hues with a similar color depth, like warm colors together or bright colors together. But not both. A safe rule of thumb when mixing colors is to choose one colorful collection and one neutral. Then be sure to use pillows shams from both to complete the look.
Mix and Match Textures and Collections
Mixing collections is a fun way to bring personality and pattern to the party. But there’s a way to do it so as to keep your bedroom a calm place where your mind can rest. An angular bedding collection pairs beautifully with an organic or toile collection, striking a balance. Sticking to one color, two collections can blend effortlessly while still bringing lots of personality. Create visual depth by varying textures, such as layering a rumpled quilt, a luxuriously soft percale duvet, and a velvet pillow. Considering a fabric’s thickness or stitching is another way to add texture.
Whether you vary textile designs to add visual interest or use a solid fabric between two bold patterns as a visual transition, renovating your bedroom with a bed-makeover is an easy and doable solution. Get started today!