Brown Bedroom

Mid-century inspired pattern

Brown Bedroom

Mid-century inspired pattern

Brown Bedroom

Modern design tends to have bedrooms which are, in my opinion, a little bland and cold and not as homely as I would like. Many of them are not the sort of space in which I would like to awaken each day.

The designs of the 1950s and 60s in the UK, from which I take my inspiration, were quite the opposite, delighting in the use of patterns to breakup and beautify large areas of wall or wood. Whilst I would not want to see a return to the excesses of mid-century pattern usage (for example the late 1960s and early 1970s), I do think interior spaces could be made to look nicer without sacrificing the ideas of modern design.

The bedroom above, which is one of my standard sets, has a patterned wall but the pattern uses quite a small scale in order not to dominate. Aside from this pattern, the remaining walls and the curtain are pattern free. Using a small scale like this on the wall does not catch the eye but it does, in my view, create a much more restful and inviting look to the space.

The pattern also has a horizontal sense to it given by the yellow components and this, I hope, tends to take the eye across the room rather than up-and-down and so enhances the room’s dimensions. The main motif is relieved by the interior circles to give it a slightly intriguing and more interesting look.

Is this a room that I would be pleased to see when I woke up each day? I believe that it is.

You can, should you wish, also see larger versions of this and my other work on my Flickr page which is here.

About Mike
I design and create 3D interiors and mid-century inspired surface patterns

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