Floral Interior Design 101

One of this year’s hottest trends is reinvented floral patterns. Usher in the spark of spring by incorporating these flowery designs in your home. Here are some tips to keep you from recreating Grandma’s house or ending up with a bathroom that looks like a doily.

1) Go floral without going overboard by incorporating a bright, fun pattern in an otherwise plain room. A lime green floral lamp shade and matching seat cushions work well in a beautiful crisp white kitchen.

2) To give a room an organic flair, utilize a unique floral pattern (see chair and pillow) combined with a textured wall and natural lighting.


Pink cushion with floral design decorating white armchair.

3) If you aren’t afraid to go bold, make the wall your statement. Be sure you choose furniture and accent pieces that won’t compete with your statement wall. You can easily coordinate furniture by choosing a color from your wall and accessorizing in a solid form of that color.

4) If you aren’t quite ready to commit to painting floor-to-ceiling length flowers on your wall, take baby steps. Floral furniture provides a great alternative, and this season’s floral trend is flower patterns on white backgrounds.

5) Bold, abstract floral patterns like this one pose a great way to liven up an entryway or foyer. Vintage accessories and furniture compliment this look well.

6) When pastel colors, like this lavender, are coupled with floral patterns, it tends to make the room light and airy, but also quite feminine. But be careful not to overdo this look.

7) Like the kitchen in our first tip, here is another example of implementing floral patterns in a large, white room to give your space just the right touch of flower power. The pastel blue makes a great complementary base color.

8) Floral paintings and art are a great way to bring small doses of flowers in your home.

9) It’s easy to get too frilly when using florals in your home. The key to fending off the doily factor is to add in rustic or masculine pieces and a neutral color scheme to anchor the space.

10) Here is another example of a floral bathroom done well. The muted color palette and claw-foot tub bring balance to the flowery walls.

11) Large scale florals keep your room from becoming too overbearing. Big, beautifully structured floral patterns which focus on shape and elegance can make your look more simple. If you’re eyeing a busy floral design, easily resolve your issue by ZOOMING IN on the design.

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