Bringing Back Floral
May 10, 2012
Greetings and happy (almost) weekend everyone! I’ve invited Michelle of Ten June back to be a guest contributor on the blog – she has an amazing eye for design and we both agreed that right now we’re big time loving the bold floral patterns reappearing in interior design. These aren’t the itsy bitsy pastel florals of previous decades, in this century florals are bigger, bolder, and full of unexpected color combinations. Please welcome back Michelle of Ten June and her five tips for bringing back floral into your home.
Take it away Michelle!
Don’t you love when old trends make their way back into our lives? I’ll bet you thought you’d never see this fad again… floral décor! Gone with the days of acid wash jeans and slap-bracelets was flouncy floral décor, right? Think again! The use of big, bold flower patterns is making a big comeback in interior design these days.
If you, like most of us, love this look but are unsure how to bring it back into your home with style, I’ve compiled five fabulous tips for bringing back floral décor. Ready, set, flower power!
1. Use floral designs with bright, bold colors.
There’s nothing like a graphic pop of color to make floral patterns feel modern and fresh. Forget the pastels and let your flowers shine in bright pinks, purples and yellows. These hues show that you’re proud of your floral décor and you aren’t afraid to show it!
2. Pair your floral patterns with contemporary pieces.
To truly modernize and dress up a floral pattern, pair such with an unexpected contemporary piece. Outfit a boxy, sharp-edged contemporary sofa in soft floral or pair your floral pattern with another fabric that has a graphic, geometric shape. One no fail trick is to layer sleek, glossy white contemporary furniture or light fixtures with florals to create a high-contrast dynamic space.
3. Use floral patterns as a statement in a room, not the motif.
As is the case with any pattern, it’s best not to overdo floral décor. You certainly don’t want to create a room that has a floral theme or motif. Instead, use your floral patterns sparingly around the space, creating eccentric corners or bright vignettes. By contrasting simple designs to your floral patterns, you’re sure to create a scene-stealer with your floral décor.
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4. Don’t take your floral patterns too seriously; have fun!
Flowers are beautiful and colorful, so there’s no reason to make them serious once you bring them indoors! Have fun with your floral décor- mix floral patterns, use bold prints and, by all means, feel free to be whimsical. Floral patterns should make you smile, so be sure to bring a touch of that into your home.
5. Keep your floral décor fresh and modern.
Keeping in line with my previous tips, you want to make sure your floral décor doesn’t look stuffy or from two decades ago. By using big patterns, bright colors, and fun designs, you can easily incorporate florals into your home.
By following these five design tips, you can incorporate modern floral décor in your home. It’s a fresh, fun trend that I certainly hope stays around for awhile! Now if only slap bracelets would come back in style as well, I’d be one happy gal!”
|Michelle is the author of the DIY and design blog Ten June and works during the day as an attorney in Atlanta, Georgia. Her passion is all things interior design and she describes her style as young traditional with classic, clean lines and hints of rustic and eclectic elements.|
Thank you Michelle for your five tips on bringing back floral! Personally I’m a huge fan, and I’m on the hunt for the perfect large scale floral fabric for new window panels in the office. Any I should add to my growing Pinterest collection?
What about you? Are you a fan of the modern bold floral patterns that are so on trend these days?