How to Decorate with Floral Patterns

How to Decorate with Floral Patterns

Think soft, romantic florals belong only on your grandmother’s guest bed? Think again. These vintage-inspired prints are making a comeback. Here’s how to make your living spaces bloom in a modern way.

Consider Your Color Palette

There’s a reason classic florals feel so nostalgic: Muted, dusty hues make them look as though they’ve been passed down from generation to generation. Let their colors take center stage by creating a complementary foundation with supersoft white sheets or natural Belgian flax linen.  

Incorporate Patina and Texture

Vintage-inspired florals evoke a cottage vibe – but you don’t have to live in the countryside to master this look. Add rustic character with leather furniture that’s become softer and weathered with use. Faux fur throws and embroidered pillows lend even more personality. 

Find Beauty in Imperfections

Pretty doesn’t always mean perfect. Distressed furniture finishes and chipped paint make spaces feel as though they’ve been built over time. Pillows with frayed edges, rumpled blankets and unfussy styling are even more inviting.

Give it an Industrial Edge

Incorporate metal accents keep the florals from feeling too sweet. Matte black chandeliers, floor lamps and wall sconces bring just the right amount of drama, while galvanized metal furniture and decor makes a casual statement.