A while back I read a great design tip from the Serena & Lily blog on how to achieve a bohemian patchwork look with your bedding. They suggest you mix and match patterns on the sheeting and shams: plaids, stripes and checks. The juxtaposition of these pieces will add layers of character to the room. I just love that. Actually, the more I think about it, I really love that. Not only is it a great way to play designer when you really are clueless to what you are doing, there is also a certain creative freedom that comes with a bohemian look. You don’t have to choose just bedding that is striped from sham to bolster to fitted sheet. You can choose to bring visual interest by staying in the same color scheme but use patterns that will play off of each other and make your eyes dance. Now doesn’t that sound much more interesting and exciting? Perhaps this is also why I love Serena & Lily so much. This seems to be the rule of thumb they use when creating their bedding sets. Their fabrics are not only unique but the combination of patterns they use in their bedding sets are just irresistible.
Take a look at how their Sadie Bedding Set combines different patterns. The duvet is a melon/white rugby stripe with sprout houndstooth on the reverse and sprout piping. The shams are color block and houndstooth, and the bed sheets are an adorable floral in the same melon and sprout colors. Just think…if someone told you their bedding was rugby stripes, houndstooth and floral, you would probably wince in pain, but look how great it all comes together and how it is anything but boring.
In a similar way, Serena and Lily’s Eve bedding collection is bright and cheery but with a touch of sophistication. They accomplish this by using aqua and melon for their color palette, beautiful embroidery on the duvet, sham, and edging of the bedskirt, and mosaic patterned sheets. When you look at this bedding set, don’t you just want to take it all in, like a breath of fresh air?
When they talk about the combination of different patterns in creating a bohemian look, I cant help but mention one of Serena & Lily’s crib sets – the Dylan. A bumper of fascinating animals is set next to a patterned crib sheet, and the crib skirt is plain with a band of color and contrasting trim to tie in the colors of the set. The end result is fresh and calming, giving your little boy the perfect setting for many hours of peaceful sleep.
Overall, I am obviously a huge fan of Serena & Lily for many reasons, but the one that truly stands out to me is their ability to bring together patterns that you would otherwise keep separate. This eye for design and style is a talent and they not only have it but they have also perfected it. be sure to take your time and check out their complete collection on Rosenberry Rooms! Happy Shopping!
Adriana M Dehring