The Floral Patterns Of Today And The Ways To Use Them In Home Decor

We finally reached a point when we’re giving florals a second chance. We know they kind of look like grandma’s furniture but we’re starting to see past that and to rediscover their beauty and charm. It’s a great thing since a floral pattern can fit in almost anywhere. The trick is knowing how to use them to create the desired look and ambiance. A look inspired by nature can take many different forms and floral patterns can be a big part of it.

Florals on walls and wallpapers

Back in the 18th century when chintz was very popular, wallpaper started being the new way to decorate the walls. At that time wallpaper was expensive, being made of leather and silk. Today things are different. You can find wallpaper everywhere and it comes in all imaginable colors and prints. Floral patterns are just one of the options.

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Large prints can serve as focal points so don’t overwhelm the space with them
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For cohesiveness, the colors found on the wallpaper should also be the ones repeated throughout the room
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For a modern twist, give your wallpaper some depth by also decorating the walls with 3D flowers
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Use a black backdrop to give the floral pattern a dramatic look
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Choose an oversized pattern to highlight an accent wall or to add color to a certain space
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Instead of a repetitive wallpaper pattern you could opt for a floral or nature-inspired mural
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A busy wallpaper pattern is best used with a simple, perhaps even monochromatic decor
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A floral wallpaper pattern, used in the right setting, can give a space an exotic look
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Not all floral patterns have to be colorful. The classic black and white combo can be successfully adapted
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A wallpapered wall is in a way just an oversized painting and it almost always becomes a focal point for the space
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Abstract patterns are in a way more versatile and more suitable for modern and contemporary decors
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You could match the color of the wallpaper to other elements in the room such as the rug or even some furniture pieces
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Use floral wallpaper to create a fresh, outdoor-inspired room decor
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Generally speaking, a wallpapered wall shouldn’t be hidden behind furniture. A few open shelves, however, are allowed
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The impact is more dramatic when you wallpaper a wall in a space with a high ceiling
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Don’t limit yourself to the living room. Floral patterns also work great in bathrooms or bedrooms
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In fact, a floral pattern can give a bedroom a very serene and bohemian look

Floral patterns on carpets and rugs

If you feel like covering your walls with flowers would be a bit too much, there are other ways of introducing a floral pattern into a room’s decor. For instance, you could pick a carpet or an area rug with a floral pattern that matches your style. It can be something cheerful and colorful or it can be something more abstract and toned down.

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A patterned rug can really cheer up a room, maybe even add some color to its decor
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Consider a floral rug for spaces such as your home office or the bedroom
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A graphical pattern can turn the rug into a focal point for the room so be prepared for that
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Brighten up a dark or sober space with a floral rug in beautiful pastel colors
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Floral prints definitely have a feminine charm and you can base your room decor on that

Florals on furniture

Yes, floral patterns on furniture can definitely give that grandma’s house look but don’t just to conclusions yet. Sometimes that look can actually be comforting and you can definitely give it a chic spin. Still, if you want something more suitable for today, there are plenty of fresh new prints and patterns to choose from. Florals have really evolved over the years. It’s probably why they never really go out of style.

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This is very artistic and refreshing interpretation of the traditional floral pattern
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When it comes to floral patterns on furniture, the sofa is usually the first thing that comes to mind
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The sofa isn’t the only furniture pieces that looks great when covered in colorful patterns
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That’s actually a chair that takes this whole idea to a new level
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Although it’s quite rare, a table can have a patterned top so why not put a floral on it?
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An entire sofa or sectional covered in flowers can be a bit too much and modular designs actually offer a solution to that
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Think of a cabinet as a blank canvas which can be covered with anything you want
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That’s a quirky and original way of customizing a kitchen island with a floral pattern
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Add a punch of color to a chair with a seat cushion decorated with a lovely floral pattern
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A similar strategy can be used on sofas and couches. Accent pillows are cute but floral upholstery has a bigger impact
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It’s not all about the pattern. The setting and the style are the most important thing
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Don’t overdo it with the floral patterns. Use them in small doses, as accent details
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You can easily update your decor by adding an accent piece bold enough to stand out
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In the bedroom, the bench at the foot of the bed can feature a floral pattern that matches the accent pillows
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A room divider like this one can be the missing element in your bedroom
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Pastel florals are an excellent design idea for nursery rooms

Floral art and framed patterns

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Although the floral image is beautiful on itself, the frame outshines it in this case
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If you find a pattern or a print that you like, don’t hesitate to frame it and put it up on the wall
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You can make your own framed artwork out of paper or fabric
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It’s so cute how the floral print on the chair matches the artwork on the wall

Accessories with floral prints

Last but not least, we have all the accessories and the small things that can be used to introduce a beautiful floral pattern into a room’s decor. This includes things like the bedding, all the accent pillows in your home, lampshades, vases and other similar things. This is the easiest way to bring nature inside and to make the most of its vibrant colors.

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It goes without saying that you can instantly change the ambiance in your bedroom with some new sheets or blankets
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Pillow covers and bedding in general is a way of expressing one’s personal style
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Then there are also other things like the curtains on a canopy bed or the window treatments which you can focus on
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Use throw pillows to add some color to a sofa or to introduce a pattern into the room
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Throw pillows are incredibly versatile and you can never have enough of them
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Mix and match your floral patterns and play with different colors for a cool combo
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Of course, the beauty of real flowers can’t possibly be replicated fully and there’s no replacement for a vase of flowers