Floral patterns are pretty and cheerful and because it’s Spring we want to see them everywhere! But when it comes to decorating with them it would be deceptively easy to end up with an old-fashioned scheme and that’s not really what we’re after! So in this article we will show you how to use floral patterns at home and make it look as modern as this:
Pretty great results right? Incorporating flower-inspired motifs in your Interior Design can be as subtle or as extravagant as you want so as we always say: start with the end result. How much of it do you want, do you have a colour scheme in mind? Do you want the pattern on one piece or do you want a floral takeover like these:
We will show you three different ways to incorporate floral patterns in your space with completely different looks. From the stand-alone floral masterpiece that doesn’t need anything else to shine, to the floral takeover in bright colours and the moody botanical-inspired atmosphere, we will give you the inspiration and the shopping list. So pencils in hand, let’s dive in!
1 – The Stunner
Sometimes you don’t need a thousand words to express something and that one word says it all. It is the same principle with Interior Design: one sofa, armchair, wallpaper or piece of furniture can be so stunning that it will become the focus of the room. If that is how you want to decorate with florals, design and accessorize your room around that one amazing piece. Whether you then furnish your room in a similar or contrasting colour or in a clashing style is absolutely up to you. We would for example go for this stunner in a monochrome room:
1. Facto Copper Pipe Table Lamp. 2. Chartreuse Velvet and Linen Cushion. 3. Fluorescent Yellow Wire Lampshade. 4. Chartreuse Hand Stitched Cotton Velvet and Linen Quilted Bed Throw. 5. Cream Roses Armchair. 6. Tara Honey Handmade Glass Vase. 7. Yellow Crystal Ball on Stand. 8. Golden Yellow Hand-Painted Box. 9. Peach and Sheesham Wood Side Table.
2 – Bright Florals
If the colours and prettiness of the floral patterns inspire you, go for a light colour scheme with backdrops of whites and pastels to highlight the bright flowers. You can use the same design in different colours in the same room and play with the scale of it on cushions, window treatments or wall art. Or you can go for a flower power style and use different designs or different colour palettes and use them excessively everywhere! We would love to see all these bright florals in one room:
From left to right and top to bottom: Hand-Painted Enamel Pendant. Collector Edition Cluny Soft Toro. Gypsy Folk Cushion. Sheesham and Kantha Rhia Armchair. Red Hand-Painted Tray. White Kantha Bedspread. Birds of Paradise Art Print. Cloudy White Sea Urchin Vase. Round Nepalese Felt Rug.
3 – Moody Florals
With a botanical-esque feel to them, floral patterns in darker tones can bring a very dramatic atmosphere to a space. In a Bohemian bedroom or cosy country living room, moody florals are a great way to make your space that little bit more magical and mysterious, like a real life still-life straight out of an Arcimboldo painting! We are already conquered and will start adding some of these to our space:
From left to right and top to bottom: Nautical Blue Sea Urchin Vase. Collector Edition Hares Soft Toro. Exotic Flora Cushion Cover. Sheesham and Kantha Toja Armchair. Blue Hand-Painted Tray.Black Kantha Bedspread. Oriental Hand-Painted Table Mirror. Burgundy Paradise Cushion Cover. Hand-Painted Kettle.
Three different ways to decorate with florals, a million possibilities. Let your floral creativity speak for you!
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