Design Around Bold Sheets

There are a few items that have haunted my wish lists and Pinterest boards for years. Yes, YEARS without my actually taking the plunge. Some are out of my budget, some I just haven't gotten around to, but some are because I'm intimidated. Sin Linen's Tattoo Sheets in Geisha Garden are one of those things. I'm not afraid to take a risk, but didn't quite have a vision of how I would make these bold sheets fit into a bedroom I'd still want to hang out in. I wondered whether I could make it work without it seeming forced or too crazy. I finally challenged myself to put together a mood board featuring these bed linens that looks pulled together and restful, while still bold and interesting.

My strategies included pulling out the more sophisticated colors from the pattern with coordinating furniture and accessories; in this case, a peacock blue and a mustard yellow. Bringing some bright metallics and warm texture made the bedroom still feel cozy and added depth. To take it to the next level, utilizing a third unexpected color (the blue that shows up in the rug and throw) helped create a casual not-too-matchy feeling.

Don't be afraid of bright colors and bold patterns in your bedroom! How to make bold sheets fit into a sophisticated, grown-up space at danielleandco.com
  1. Honeycomb Deluxe Headboard in Brushed Gold, Amazon
  2. Linen White by Benjamin Moore
  3. Filigree Lotus Metal Shade Pendant, Shades of Light
  4. Burnt Ember by Benjamin Moore
  5. Aqua Blue Chevron Weave Throw, World Market
  6. Mustard Yellow Basketweave Lumbar Pillow, World Market
  7. ai bud vases, CB2
  8. Peacock Blue Lorna Chair, World Market
  9. Tejn Faux Sheepskin, IKEA
  10. Jones 8-Drawer Dresser, West Elm
  11. Essex Upholstered Bench in Lagoon, West Elm
  12. Beteende Vase, IKEA
  13. Natural Solid Patterned Aqua Jute Rug, NOVICA
  14. Jones 3-Drawer Dresser, West Elm
  15. Gilded Scalloped Pot, Anthropologie
  16. Fig plant
  17. Tattoo Sheets - Geisha Garden, Sin Linen

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My concern was that the sheets are so specific, highlighting the colorful Asian vibe without it feeling like a "themed room" seemed challenging. The lotus pendant and tall black vase play off of the vibe, but still feel natural. Other elements are modern and more clean-lined; I like that it feels gender-neutral, too.

Check out of a few inspiring rooms that used colorful or quirky sheets in a mature and very pretty way:

 
Don't be afraid of bright colors and bold patterns in your bedroom! How to make bold sheets fit into a sophisticated, grown-up space at danielleandco.com
 
 
Don't be afraid of bright colors and bold patterns in your bedroom! How to make bold sheets fit into a sophisticated, grown-up space at danielleandco.com
 
 
Don't be afraid of bright colors and bold patterns in your bedroom! How to make bold sheets fit into a sophisticated, grown-up space at danielleandco.com
 

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Do you stick to solid-color sheets and subtle patterns, or do you go bold?