When it comes to florals in the home, many decorating experts believe the more there are, the better. Check out how to add them to your decor with these tips.
Floral patterns and images don't have to be limited to hyper feminine boudoirs. These days, prints range from bold and colourful through to dainty and discreet, and can be used in any room of the house. If you're looking for fresh interior decorating ideas, check out these creative ways to add florals to your home.
1. Vintage-style prints on furniture
For a subtle introduction of florals into your living room or lounge, Trina from lifestyle blog La La Lovely recommends sourcing a vintage-style patterned fabric on chairs and couches. She tells decorating website Houzz that a vintage-modern look appeals to more masculine palettes as well as those craving a touch of flowery flair in their home, and the retro style of a Hawaiian print will endure for decades to come.
2. Be bold with colour
While chintzy, old-fashioned florals in pastel colours can be perfectly pretty, another way to incorporate blooms into your home is to be as bold as possible. Try a wallpaper with a black or navy background covered in large, vivid orange and blue flowers to create a stunning feature wall, or hang a graphic art print on the wall for a less intense way to showcase your love of nature.
3. Add orchids
If you really want to be up with the latest trends, you're going to need orchids. That is, Radiant Orchid, colour expert Pantone's 2014 Colour of the Year. Orchid prints in this vibrant fuchsia shade will have you right up to date with the latest fashion and interior decorating powerhouses around the world, plus make any room feel instantly more romantic and warm.
4. Print on print
When it comes to prints, the current style of 'more is more' applies to the home as well as fashion. Homes decorated in a vintage, shabby-chic design will look great when florals of slightly different colours and designs are used at once. For instance, a pale pink, yellow and white flowery wallpaper will work well with a pink floral lampshade in a different pattern.