Floral design and patterns have moved from the runway, into the home.
They’re light, fresh and jolly. Forget staid country cottages or your aunt’s pristine sofa.
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Think bold flashes of color.
Think floral patterns splashed over a white canvas.
Perfect if you have a muted or white backdrop.
Cast out ghosts from floral past and images of tired, faded, dusty cottons and linens and bring on the new round of floral fabrics.
To get the greatest impact from your floral design group small-scale prints together, in a mix of colors.
A mistake people often make is going small. Small-scale doesn’t mean small pieces. In fact, small-scale floral print fabric looks even better on larger pieces; ottomans, cushions, pillow slips and quilt covers.
If it’s all looking too much, add a block of color to balance and ground different patterns.
Want a more exotic look? Use a bolder pattern.
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The new floral designs for 2014 are about movement, color and creating mood.
Used well, floral fabrics add excitement, color and life to your home.
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Competing wallpaper patterns can make a room look fussy and over-decorated.
Your wallpaper pattern or scale should not compete with other areas of your room.
Whether it’s large, medium, or small, other patterns should have different scales. For example, if your wallpaper has a small-scale pattern, choose a large-scale pattern for your area rug.
For a simple, easy and elegant floral pattern scheme, use only one color with white. This makes it easy to mix patterns; stripe, floral and geometric patterns without becoming messy or overwhelming. Remember; one color plus white. And perfect if you already have a mostly white color scheme.
Colors directly across from one another on the color wheel, like red and green, are a great match. Move down one tint to pink and you have a whole new look and a splash of fun. Green with yellow also work well since they share a common hue. Suddenly, a floral design in pink, green, and yellow creates a great looking color scheme.
Once you have selected your color scheme, start building your floral design. Start with one floral pattern and build it from there. It’s easy. If you have an existing color scheme, a floral design is an easy way to revive it, adding movement, color and mood.
You can even start in the bathroom.
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