Spring is in the air! Flowers are blossoming in the house and the garden again! With the arrival of the warmer days, our interior decoration becomes the support of our sudden desires of florals and colors. The flowers are not reserved only for vases and gardens, we also like them on the sofas, carpet, dishes, bedding or on a wall: wallpaper or curtains. With their beautiful colors and generous shapes, flowers are a real breath of joy.
Floral dining room, Missoni.
If you’d rather have a vintage chic country house style interior, we recommend using mini-prints of scattered little flowers reminiscent of the “liberty” style. For a large majority of people this floral motif often evokes the parlor of our grandmothers or a holiday shirt from the 60s-80s. Think of the little liberty shirt! But today, the liberty is reinvented with fresh colors and mixed with stripe for a modern look.
Yellow floral wallpaper, Wayfair.
The floral pattern can become a modern and original element of interior design. It’s all about knowing how to accurately mix the presence and size of the flowers in the decor. The choice of colors and patterns is wide and suit all different styles. Using flowers in your décor is the guarantee to have a fresh and happy interior. On Spring days, we take the opportunity to bloom the house.
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The liberty motif for a bucolic atmosphere
Tableware with liberty flowers, Amazon.fr.
It is true that our grandmothers liked the liberty print with small flowers, in pastel colors. We reclaim without prejudice this trend for a trendy bohemian chic linen on quilts and pillowcases. We make sure to coordinate the florals patterns with sheets and pillows in plain color or stripes. Note that the liberty in pastel colors continues to be the great ally of romantic interiors that flourish the British style.
Liberty decor, H Relooking.
Multi-colored floral area rug, Lowes.
If the liberty motif is perfect for a bohemian chic or retro style, the floral decor imposes itself by the presence of XXL flowers upholstered on the walls or on the sofa and chairs. Floral wallpaper like a gouache painting for a flower power atmosphere: all options to transform our interior into an extraordinary garden are envisaged. More surprisingly, oversized flowers look marvelous on imposing furniture such as a Missoni Home armchair. Needless to say, we avoid the total look flowery pattern and we prefer to associate these pieces coordinated plain carpet or pillows.
Pop tropical decor, Missoni.
Tropical flowers for a jungle urban look
Jean Paul Gaultier floral pillow, KenisaHome.
Latin America has always inspired several decorators for its beautiful colors and tropical flowers. Inevitably it continues to decorate our interiors. Plates, trendy pillows, bed linen: these exuberant and colorful floral design awaken our interiors in small doses. They fall right in to reinvigorate the look of a sofa or a table.
Large oversized floral mural, Home Design Lover.
The oversized flower option is perfect for a positive, modern vibe.
A flowery picture for the living room
Pink floral cherry blossom mural, Amazon.com
Ideal to start a floral decor with a single touch on the wall.
Floral yellow mural, Stylish Eve
We make a large floral frame using a wallpaper to enhance a painting look on the wall. To create a more original picture we can use floral tiles for a light and flexible decor that moves easily.
The flowers on the sofa
Floral pink slipcover, Pinterest.
Either on slipcover or upholstered in floral prints, the sofa becomes the central element of the living room. With its giant flowers and bright colors, the sofa brings a breath of fantasy into the living room. I like to coordinate the sofa with plain or striped pillows that accentuate the exotic contemporary effect. I avoid at all cost the matchy/matchy coordinated flower that will overwhelm the decor.
Have your meals in florals
Floral coffee table, Target.
The kitchen becomes more welcoming with a bar or island upholstered with floral wallpaper. Bucolic and printed with flowers, this wallpaper brings nature back into the house with gaiety and fantasy. The pastel-colored wallpaper illuminates and lighten up the room.
Floral center island, Wallpaper Direct.
In the dining room, the table is energized by a floral tablecloth in bold colors. Exotic bouquet style, we love the spring spirit, full of freshness that surround our meal time.
Floral chairs, Missoni.
I also love the classic retro look of a small wrought iron table, with a floral mosaic top as seen in Bazar Therapy in Paris. Its soft colors and delicate line brings a note of femininity. Not to make a decor too flowery, I accentuate the softness of the atmosphere with plain color chairs.
At tea time, coffee, or lunch, I use a floral porcelain tableware. With bright colors orange, pink, blue, these plates add a good mood and feels good on all tables. As the tableware is already very colorful I calm the overlook with a plain tablecloth.
The bedroom in fashionable floral
Floral bedding, Marie Claire.
We do not all have the green thumb and we do not have to keep real plants in the bedroom to get the benefit of spring flowers and the soothing effect of the plants. We scatter the room with flowers from the duvet cover, the pillows to the drawers of the dresser. I modernize the decor by mixing the prints, with plain texture, stripes and colors. I love these floral bed linens with a soothing Spring background. Its wildflowers design brings a real summer feel to the room. I personally like to mix the fitted sheet and pillows in plain colors together with flowery sheets for a more contemporary atmosphere
A floral carpet to invigorate a living room
Multi-colored floral area rug, Lowes.
With a multicolored carpet, the living room wakes up. Designed with large tropical flowers, this carpet brings to a classic table, the fantasy of its exotic patterns. The flowers should be XXL to give a modern and contemporary touch. Be careful to use neutral and plain tones for the sofa.
A spring bathroom with flowery floor tiles
Floral tiles, Wayfair.
Refurbish the bathroom floor with flower tiles, in ceramics, porcelain or PVC. The choice is yours. A light floral tone makes this room look fresher and bucolic, bringing more light to the bathroom.
Flowery curtains for a change of scenery
Floral curtains, Cortinas de Flores.
Like a painting, the giant flower pattern on window curtains invite nature into the home. Be careful selecting the correct floral fabric. Usually the floral patterns on a dark background will darken your room and make it austere. They will weigh down the room. Go for something airier and light. Floral patterns can be overwhelming, and you should be careful not to overdo it.
Sheer floral curtains, Jean Paul Gaultier.
I like to use one floral element in the room or use florals as an accent for the rest of the decoration: pillows, canapes, area rugs…. If I use a giant and colorful flower pattern, the furniture in the room will be monochrome. The ensemble will be easy to live. I like to give character to a classic floral décor by coordinating it with ethnic and rustic furniture. I can disperse here and there accessories that take the hues of the flower fabric, but in a plain version, like on the carpet and with the vase .
Floral staircase, Lowes.
Today, I incorporate many Asian motifs when you choose my floral pattern. Lotus flowers and cherry blossoms are some of my favorites. It’s fresh and simple.
Floral ottoman in living room, Wayfair.
XXL flowers or mini liberty print, cool tropical atmosphere or English bucolic atmosphere, mini or maxi version: the flowers enhance every angle of the Spring decor. This season is the perfect opportunity to rediscover the famous power of floral in an interior decor.