Playful Midcentury Modern Nursery Features Gray Furnishings & Yellow Accents
Not the nursery we grew up with, Pattern Play is a result of the client’s love of graphic patterns and color. This long room lacked architectural features. What seemed like a negative became the perfect playground for the offbeat mix of patterns, texture and color. The main challenge in the space was a balancing act on how to make all these patterns and colors work. In this corner of the room, designer Karen Wolf used mustard yellow as a powerful accent color against the black and white wallpaper and gray furnishings.
Tricks of the Trade:
1. Create a focal point in the room.
2. Pop your accent color at least three times around the room. Note the mustard yellow.
3. Ground your space with neutrals to provide a place for the eye to rest. (Crème shag and gray Jim Thompson textured wallpaper).
4. Use black, white or gray. There is always a place for these classic colors. Ferm Living Half Moon Wallpaper.
5. Change up scale of patterns. Medium sized wallpaper print, large stripes and small bedding prints.
6. Mix up the patterns: Circles, Stripes, Brushstrokes, Chevron, Ditsy, Solid and Abstract.
7. Throw in an unexpected color – Red art.
8. Play with sheen and lustre, high to low.
9. Have fun and let yourself go. Design is a layering process and sometimes you need to delayer, start over and layer again. Mistakes happen and that is OK.
Natural Light Helps Keep Bold Florals from Overwhelming the Bedroom Design
To keep the bold floral design from being too overwhelming, designers made sure that there was plenty of natural light in the space to keep it bright. Then, they added white linens and white, clean lined night stands to complete the look.
Three-dimensional wall art goes a long way if you’re working with lots of blank space, and the plush variety is so fitting for a nursery. To achieve a more playful feel, mount a stuffed animal head above your crib. Thanks to the internet, you can find just about any animal you’d want – from a deer to a flamingo to a unicorn. For a more modern look, mount a plush geometric shape, like the edgy, black-and-white rain cloud here. Or, do both, like designer and stylist Live Loud Girl. You really can’t go wrong when it comes to fun, pillowy wall art.
A teen bedroom designed by Niche Interiors features richly patterned black-and-white-paisley wallpaper, an ornate chandelier, and bright pink walls. Black-and-white-striped curtains and a white shag rug add even more fun to the room.
Black walls create a striking contrast against the sleek white furniture in this eclectic bedroom. Instead of table lamps, pendant light hang over the matching nightstands that flank the canopy bed. Small touches in the bedding and accessories bring color to the room.
Girls will love the extra storage space in this makeup vanity. Black and white stripes carry from the walls to the ceiling, complementing the light blue vanity. A full length mirror covers an entire wall so the girls can see their style from head to toe.
A black and white palette in this bedroom gets small punches of color from purple pillows and fresh flowers. A trio of large windows and French doors are left uncovered to keep the room from looking dark.
Black and White Contemporary Bedroom With Chandelier
Graphic patterns and a punchy palette of black, white and blue make a striking visual statement in this bedroom. Traditional underpinnings like the chandelier and fireplace are jazzed up with the crisp lines and bold color scheme.
Texture can transform a bed from sleepy to sexy. Claire Sulmers of Fashion Bomb Daily combines affordable metallic pillows of various textures with a plush throw to reproduce the luxurious beds found in boutique urban hotel rooms.
To give the homeowners an additional seating option in their master space, designers brought in a pair of Boho chairs and coffee table for the master bedroom. To make this area more comfy, they added a faux animal skin rug for a soft touch.