Floral prints have been a massive hit in the wardrobe department, so why not bring them into your home too?
We may be used to it being pretty chilly for the majority of the year here in England, but spring has well and truly arrived, and with it comes blossom trees and bright colours. It’s time to embrace the season with pretty florals, matching the inside of your home with the daffodils and tulips blossoming outside.
In the past, if I heard the term ‘floral’, it would conjure up images of my nan’s bad curtains and floor to ceiling garish wallpaper. However, in more modern times, there are more subtle and stylish ways of including florals in your home.
A key tip to stop your house looking like grandma’s when decorating with florals is to keep to large scale floral prints, as tiny prints can not only look a lot more old fashioned, but also won’t make as much of an impact.
If you’re worried about your florals looking too ‘old lady’, brighter is better. What do bright colours remind you of? Youth!
This is my floral bedding, which was an instant must have for me, proving that bright is beautiful!
A survey conducted by Inside Interior Design revealed that only 1 in 10 men would happily agree to a florally decorated bedroom.
When asked why, the dominant answer was that they felt florals looked “too old”
Could they be more wrong? Absolutely not! Clearly these men haven’t done their market research, maybe the only florals they have seen are the previously mentioned nan’s curtains? If you do live with a man, remind him that there’s more to florals than rose prints in realistic colours.
Go for florals in abstract colours to keep from looking old fashioned. I find that pale beiges and pinks will drag the print into the past. Here’s a combination of lifelike florals in these colours, do you think it looks as old fashioned as I do?
Don’t be fooled into thinking florals are limited to bedding and curtains they’re great for walls too. Most people assume the floral wallpaper is overbearing, but a great way of instantly updating a room is to use vibrant floral print for a feature wall. Or if you’re feeling quirky, why not try clashing floral prints (as shown in the photo below) to create an instant edge to your room.
Don’t like the sound of bright florals or don’t want to plaster your wall in them? There is an answer. This classy bed frame embraces the floral craze in a more subtle way in classy black and white, and is an excellent focal point in a neutral room.
Whether you prefer your florals bright or subtle, abstract or classic, I hope you all have fun embracing the spring trend as much as I have!
Come back soon to see whether the ‘Cool Britannia’ theme has already been around too long.