Mix of multiple patterns provide interest without conflict.
Pattern placement in a kids’ room can be tricky if you are unfamiliar with design rules, especially when combining multiple patterns. With floors being a dominant (and often expensive) feature in a room, selecting a patterned carpet can be a little scary. But, patterned carpet has become quite trendy in kids’ rooms.
If you like the idea of pattern on the floor instead of the same old solid, use these four tips to achieve a feeling of “rightness” when selecting your pattern:
- Placement of emphasis – give importance to one pattern over the others to minimize conflict.
- Character of the pattern – styles must be compatible.
- Color scheme – closely related colors harmonize patterns; close but “off” will not combine successfully.
- Scale of patterns combined – vary sizes of patterns in a room to avoid conflict.
Save the wildly stimulating patterns for area rugs rather than covering an entire floor. Loud-patterned designs overpower a space and visually close in a room. Keep the scale within reason. Here are a few photos of rooms with patterned carpet done right!
Two patterns, complimentary colors and no conflict. Dark floor color has more emphasis even though pattern is smaller than quilt pattern.
Two-toned geometric pattern gives large space interest but does not overpower. Easy to mix other patterns and add other colors.
Great use of pattern in this small space. Emphasis placed on the floor with lines that visually widen the space.
Multiple patterns in different scale with closely related colors in the scheme. My eye is drawn to the floor, then to the beautiful crib and upward to the window treatment. All pattern styles are compatible.
Sophisticated teen girl’s room with subtle pattern on the floor and similar pattern on the duvet cover. Found this on Nursery Notations.
Good mix of pattern with geometric floral carpet, plaid draperies, and all-over floral wallpaper. Even the pop of red on the footstools fits!
Striped carpet definitely the dominant focus of the room and may get a little tiring but I still like the blending of pattern and color.
Several patterns in use but the floor gets the emphasis. Stripes on the wall are minimized by using a lighter shade.
Easy to change color scheme with neutral striped carpet. Nice play of patterns.
See other posts on kids’ room flooring here: Floor Essentials, Wood, Painted Wood, Bamboo, Cork, Tile, Carpet, Carpet Tile, Patterned Carpet, Area Rugs, Padding.