SF Girl by the Bay

The Art of Decorating with Florals

What better way to introduce nature into your home than by decorating with floral prints. Low-maintenance and lively, floral prints have been a home decor staple for quite some time. From oversized Liberty blooms to subdued Laura Ashley petal prints, the new trend of floral prints is grown-up and definitely not something you’d spot in your grandmother’s living room.

Blog, Florals2

The Rules

The best part about this new take on florals? No rules apply! Mix modern botanical prints with large-scale geometrics and jolts of colourful plains. Layer vintage prints with contemporary designs for an eclectic take on this trend.

Blog, Florals3

For those who are worried that this look is too feminine, think again. Elegant floral touches in a scatter cushion or two, or a botanical print rug will give just the right dose of pretty, without being too sweet.

If you’re feeling brave, why not try mixing prints. The art of doing this successfully is to play with a variety of scale and patterns to prevent the look from looking too chintzy.

Blooming beautiful wallpapers are also taking centre stage this season, however, instead of covering every wall in a  pattern, aim to dress just one with an eye-catching design, like this one.

Blog, Florals4

To view a selection of blooming beautiful fabrics, rugs and homeware, click here.