Mixing patterns can be daunting, but when done right, the results can be truly brilliant. Pattern-mixed rooms can be bold and graphic, soft and delicate, or fresh and bright. Mixing patterns can even act as an easy route to transform a dull space, such as a guest bath or a hallway, into one of your home’s standout rooms.

These seven heavenly rooms do a smashing job of using pattern to build interesting, beautiful spaces in ordinary rooms.

Take a look, and then go add some character to your home!

1. Neatly Nautical

This kid’s room gives nautical new life with retro-styled graphic wallpaper, a blue-and-white chevron rug, and a sailing-print duvet. Add in bold accents like screenprinted art and striped storage baskets, and you’ve got a prime example of master pattern-mixing.

Marks & Frantz - Pattern Kids BedroomzfbzcuyqsybrvyararsyawfcfawwursrProject completed by Marks & Frantz

2. Delicate Dimension

This airy bedroom take black-and-white to the net level with matched toile wallpaper and window coverings, striped shades, and Moroccan tile-print pillow shams. Lofty white curtains and a broadly striped rug keep the contrasting designs from looking busy.

Hyde Evans Design - pattern bedroomProject completed by Hyde Evans Design

3. Cozy Colors

This cozy living room combines large-scale florals with subtle bouclé and diminutive leopard print. Paneled walls ground the room’s complex color palette and tie the rich hues together.

Hyde Evans Design - Pattern Living RoomProject completed by Hyde Evans Design

4. Whitewashed Wood

A sheer chevron pattern provides dramatic contrast to this wood floor’s delicate grain without looking stark.

Fanuka, Inc. - Patern HallwayProject completed by Fanuka, Inc. 

5. Sensational Stripes

This tiny toilet room is transformed by the contrast of graphic black-and-white striped wallpaper against black-and-white checked tile. An antique mirror and chrome toilet paper stand complete the room’s pattern-rich Victorian look.

HOUSEplay Interiors - Pattern BathroomProject completed by HOUSEplay Interiors

6. Fierce Fuschia

This swinging bedroom’s rich brocade pillows and sofas in vibrant fuschia prevent its diamond-printed wallpaper from feeling overhwhelming. A snowy white bedspread and taupe carpet provide mellow places for the eye to rest.

Jeneration Interiors - Pattern BedroomProject completed by Jeneration Interiors

7. Welcome Contrast

This charming entryway combines the richness of a silvery brocade-patterned wallpaper with a stark black-and-white checked floor for a beautifully eclectic look. A purple velvet loveseat completes the trio of textures for a room that makes you want to feast your eyes.

Siemasko + Verbridge - Pattern EntrywayProject completed by Siemasko + Verbridge

Top Image Credit: Siemasko + Verbridge

Do you love mixing patterns, or do you tend to stick to solids?