Floral patterns are back in trend both in fashion industry and interior design. Still, not all floral patterns that bloom wild and vivid are created equal. In fact, flowery details on fabrics and floral wallpapers are ideally suited for indoor use. Floral patterns can be incorporated in just about any decor for a pleasing effect. Instead of experimenting with colors and shapes on your own, take the word of the design experts. Opt for vintage floral prints. Sophisticated, homely, and evergreen, a classic blossomy touch can spice up the decor. It will instill a romantic touch in your home with none of the granny vibes.
Simple yet charming: Daisy Chain for quaint pillows
A popular floral pattern inherited from the 1960’s, Pat Albeck’s Daisy Chain is characterized by a dynamic pattern, breezy, light-hearted vibe, and gentle, soothing hues. You can incorporate the reinvented Daisy Chain pattern by Paul Lewis into your living room as pillow covers, curtains, or settee upholstery. This will liven up the mood and introduce a whiff of springtime indoors.
A botanical touch in the kitchen: Floral tablecloths and serviettes
Spruce up the kitchen look by adding floral patterned tablecloths and serviettes to the dining table! For a fresh feel in the dining area, use fabrics in neutral hues. Tie it together with miniature floral details or abstract floral in peach, light red, gentle orange, and yellow. Round off the flowery mood with a stack of embroidered linen serviettes with botanical elements. Voila – your kitchen will look as good as new!
Flowers in the sun: Blossomy prints outdoors
Have you thought about what can make your outdoor makeover truly blossom? For a springtime backyard lounging session, simply tidy up the patio. Once that is complete outfit your garden furniture with quality outdoor fabrics and cushions with bold floral prints. Set against a verdant natural backdrop, bright-hued blossoms on textured fabrics and oilcloths will look perfectly at home.
Flowery linens for the bedroom
Bed linens sprinkled with flowers will increase visual interest and uplift bedroom atmosphere. Fabrics with Asian floral prints such as cherry blossoms or lotus flowers blend well with most decors. Especially English country, Provencal, and shabby chic.
The big misakes of floral patterns: Combinations to avoid
However appealing, floral decor should not be used in excess. There are also several limitations to their deployment indoors.
- Floral and dark background are a no-no. Never pair floral with a dark backdrop as this will produce a kitschy effect. Instead, choose simple floral prints or blossoms evocative of French country and combined them with muted or soft backgrounds.
- Never use multiple flower designs in a single room. Three is a crowd with floral. A single floral design will look trendy against a monochromatic background. However, two floral prints can be used in some cases granted color and shape coordination.
When decorating your home with floral elements, bear in mind that this type of pattern has a similar visual effect as animal prints. Combined carelessly or displayed on large surfaces, blossomy fabrics will overtake your space. Producing a garish, slapdash impression. Use floral wisely. A touch of spring here and there never hurt any decor. A touch too much is never a good idea with dynamic prints such as blossoms and leafy branches.