Tiny bedrooms tucked away in dormer areas are perfect places to decorate with a sense of charm and fun. Covering walls and ceiling in the same wallpaper pattern envelopes the space, creating a cozy ambiance.
A mix of unexpected patterns and colors gives this small bedroom unique charm.
The large-scale wallpaper pattern, softly toned with minimum tonal contrast, remains a neutral as a background color. The pattern of the red pillow repeats the background pattern in the wallpaper, tying it in even though the patterns do not share a common color. The stripe of the dust ruffle picks up the red of the pillow and the beige of the wallpaper. The robin’s egg blue seems unexpected since, again, the color does not repeat in any of the patterns. But beige or tan and pale blue are a great color combination. Repeating the blue in other elements in the room works to make the color fit in. Red adds liveliness to the space. (For ideas about pattern mixing in rooms, see my posts: Mixing Patterns in Home Decor, and Creative Pattern Mixing in Interior Schemes.) The white wrought iron bed is a perfect part of the look.
(The room image is from Coastal Living. The photographer: Tria Giovan. Unfortunately, source information was not provided for the wallpaper or other elements in the quaint bedroom.)
There are many ways to go about creating a uniquely charming look. I’ve put together an optional idea that uses colors similar to the room above. The scheme below uses a viny leaf wallpaper pattern in neutral taupe on beige. I picked a red floral pattern that picks up the beige tones in the wallpaper and also echos the viny arabesques. The bedcovering in the room above appears to be fabric in a solid color that’s used as a throw. The solid fabric I show below could be used similarly. The stripe fabric could be used for the dust ruffle. It’s just an idea to spark your creativity. Get samples to make sure the colors of your selections work together.
The wallpaper shown is Viviana from York Wallcoverings. York wallcoverings are available to the public, mostly through some paint and home improvement stores. (Check the site for sources in your area. You can order samples from the York site. Sherwin-Williams paints carries some York wallpapers, though not listed on the York site, at least in my area.)
The fabrics I’ve shown are all Waverly fabrics found on the Jo-Ann website. The colors of the fabrics seem to be color coordinated. The fabrics shown: top: Faith in Americana; bottom: Romantic Overtures in Robin’s Egg and Stripe Ensemble in Robin’s Egg.
For a coordinated look, some wallpaper and fabric companies offer collections with coordinating wallpaper and fabric. From Thibaut (to the trade), here are two examples from the Serendipity collection:
Top: Bridgewater Damask wallpaper in Green and Brunswick fabric in Green.
Bottom: Lavender pattern wallpaper in Aqua and Westfield fabric in Aqua.
In the cozy bedroom above, furniture in white completes the picture. For help finding similar pieces:
You can find wrought iron beds in many styles and finishes at The American Iron Bed Company; shown is the Colette style in white. The white nightstand on the left is the Southport Door Commode from Basset (buy online or check for store locations). On the right is the Louis XVI Side Table from Ballard Designs (online shopping available).
If you have a very little bedroom that’s been needing an update, and charm is the goal, the above ideas may be helpful.