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6 Fun plays on pattern to freshen up your bedroom

Ashley Phipps is an Interior Designer, NCIDQ #25242, living in the Indianapolis area. She is also the author, designer and creator of the blog Simply Designing. You can follow Ashley at her blog, and on FacebookTwitterGoogle+ and Pin...

Simple ways to embrace pattern

Looking to add a little character to your bedroom? Pair patterns in your bedroom in unique and funky ways to create a unique and sophisticated look.
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Simple color palette

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A safe way to mix patterns in your bedroom is to stick to a simple color palette and incorporate different patterns in the same color into your room. This Gold Polka Dot Pillow (Houzz, $75) is a perfect place to start and a great way to add a bit of fun to your bed. Add very subtle, mottled pattern Gilded Waves Curtains (Anthropologie, $188) and a small splash of a fun geometric pattern with this Happy Chic Chevron Picture Frame (JCPenney, $15) and you can quickly add pattern while keeping continuity in your bedroom.

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Variety with a basic color

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If you'd like a bit more variety without going overboard, add different patterns in the same basic color, but in different hues. This Feather Wallpaper in Denim (Serena & Lily, $88) provides a large-scale white-and-blue pattern and is a great accent piece for your bedroom. Pair it with a dark blue Charing Cross Rug (Serena & Lily, $295) to give depth and dimension to your room. Add a splash of fun with these multi-toned Crab Sheets (Serena & Lily, $98).

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Neutral and pattern pairs

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Adding pattern in neutral colors can add a subtle or bold touch, depending on the colors. These Houndstooth Pillow Covers in black and gold (Houzz, $62) add amazing style and pattern to your bed and compliment the simplicity of this Manhattan Tweed Shag Rug (Overstock, $191). Complete your look with a subtle gold-on-gold pattern with this Harper Vase (Home Decorators Collection, $52) for a bold and contemporary bedroom.

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Soft patterns and textures

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For a softer look, pair these French Ring Sheets in pimento (Serena & Lily, $130) with this lovely floral-patterned Georgina Duvet (Anthropologie, $358). Add a bit of masculinity to the space with this Herringbone Throw in autumn (Serena & Lily, $295) to create the perfect romantic bedroom that is still suitable for both men and women.

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Simple and funky mixed

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For a more neutral approach to adding pattern to your bedroom, ground your room with this beautiful Diamond Jute Rug (Serena & Lily, $195) and these Grommet Top Trellis Print Curtains (Improvements, $44). Add a splash of color and interest with a fun and funky duvet like this Nico Duvet Cover and Sham set (Serena & Lily, $180).

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Bold patterned pieces

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If you are looking to make a real statement, start by adding a patterned piece of furniture to your space like this lovely Chevron Inlay Dresser (Anthropologie, $1,498). Soften up the strong lines of the dresser with beautiful ruffle-patterned Wandering Pleats Curtains in light red (Anthropologie, $148). And finally, go bold with an accent photo frame like this Xhilaration Picture Frame in deep turquoise (Target, $9) to create a bold and beautiful bedroom.

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