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Modern Decorating with Florals

Mar 30, 2022

Floral patterns are a classic for a reason. Who can resist bright nature-inspired patterns that bring a touch of timeless beauty to any room. They’ve been used in home design forever, but that doesn’t mean they are outdated! As times and trends change, so do the ways you can explore new and exciting ways to bring florals into your home.

Keep reading and discover ways to bring beautiful floral patterns into your life!

Wallpaper with red floral, window with white draperies

Walls Full of Flowers

Countless pieces of art have been created by artists hoping to capture a flowers singular beauty. If you are tired of looking at barren walls, a floral painting or print may be the way to go. A simple print (or several) is a great way to add a pop of color, and a better way to compliment an existing or new color scheme in your room. For a softer touch, consider an embroidered tapestry or patterned drapes. If you are feeling ambitious, you can reupholster that boring dining room chair or loveseat to match your window treatment.

Many people think of floral wallpaper as outdated, however it is a simple way to transform your home in ways you may have never considered. Adding large floral prints can make a room seem larger, while bright florals against a dark background can add layers of dimension beyond what a simple coat of paint could hope to achieve.

bedroom with floral accents

Floral Inspired Accents

We adore decorative pillows. These small pillows are a simple way to add so much to a room. Pairing a couple solid colors with a matching floral pillow is an inexpensive way to bring life to your living room. A floral bedspread is also a nice touch in a bedroom, especially if you can match sheets and bed skirts. Keep it simple with accents and we promise you less will be more. If pillows aren’t your thing, accent items like ceramic plates or vases are great choices (check out a flea market if you’re thrifty).

The most important key in complimenting florals is simplicity. Try to avoid too many floral accents in a room or your space will look very busy. Solid colors and monochromatics will help to improve the impact of the floral accent.

plants with floral cactus pillow

Bring in Natural Decor

Houseplants bring life to any room. Greenery makes us happy and content, while also boasting an array of other health benefits. Live (or fake) plants also compliment floral patterns beautifully. Adding some leafy potted plants against a floral backdrop, or next to a patterned chair will only emphasize the natural beauty of the overall design. We created a helpful guide to choosing great house plants!

Natural shades are a wonderful way to compliment nature-inspired rooms. Made of grasses and reeds, these popular window treatments are a unique way to add an extra finishing touch to a room.

nursery with floral wallpaper

Floral doesn’t Always Mean Flowers

You read that right. Floral-inspired decor is more that just flowers! By adding patterns and accents that are nature themed, you expand on what a simple floral can be. Leafy prints on throws or upholstery further accents bright flowers in design. Adding bird or butterfly paintings or sculpted art brings nature completely into focus. A vase full of fluffy feathers can mimic soft leaves and look amazing on a table or shelf.

 

We hope these tips have helped you consider adding some beautiful floral decor into your home!