Floral patterns are so refreshing! Decorating with flowers, from floral wallpaper, patterned tea cups, plates and even vintage floral fabric, can lift the energy of a room and its mood. Think light, bright and crisp. We’re not talking about something from the ’80s but rich color schemes, layered with other florals or patterns or used to contrast against solid colors.
This look is bold, strong and not for everyone. If large areas of floral fabric or floral wallpaper are too much but you love the freshness of a pretty floral pattern, start with something simple like cushions, tea cups or a vase of flowers. And build your decorating theme from there. Floral patterns are not all pretty, either.
Muted color schemes are a perfect background to the soft, textures of some floral patterns. Think about using strong floral colors in measured splashes. Use floral fabric as an accent, in an armchair, a plate or these gorgeous hand painted cushions below from Fi Douglas first seen on thislittlestreet.com.
Fi Douglas is a Scottish designer who uses floral patterns in everything from floral wall decor, cushions and now floral rugs. Her color schemes, like here designs, are bright and spacious.
Softer florals used in cushions, sofas, floral wallpaper and curtains, add mood, texture and depth to most color schemes, like these found on DesignSponge.com.
Floral patterns can be generous or sparse; you can have large areas of floral wallpaper or floral fabric in vintage or modern design or hints of florals that accent your color schemes. From grouped floral vintage postcards to simple flower arrangements, there are so many ways you can introduce floral fabrics and floral wallpaper in your home.