In this kids’ bedroom from the mid-60s, a brilliant boho-style wallpaper in watermelon shades of pink and green enchantingly decorated this cozy bed alcove.
Outside the white painted alcove, on the bedroom’s far wall, an equally bold plaid wallpaper with the same color scheme held court. Pink carpet covered the floor, picking up on the bright hues in both areas.
The secret of the patterns’ compatibility? Color. Also, the dominion of each was limited to a small area.
Since bright, bold patterns have a correspondingly greater visual impact than solid colors, it’s usually best to use them to showcase one piece of furniture or define one area of a room.
The boho bed alcove had its own interior lighting, and for extra privacy, the alcove had curtains that could be pulled when desired. The fabric was lined, so they looked good from both sides. Below the bed were two deep drawers with brass handles.
The bedspread and two round bolster pillow covers were made of a soft velour in bright green that perfectly matched one of the covers in the floral geometric pattern on the nook’s walls. (The same material also appeared on the desk’s bench seat.)
Hanging over the sitting area adjacent to the little sleeping nook was a red retro sixties pulldown lamp in the then-trendy honeycomb style with polished brass trim.