Thursday, August 6, 2015

Decorating with Florals

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Using floral prints and patterns to decorate a room can seem sort of risky in hopes of not making it look gaudy and old fashioned, but these prints come in so many different shapes, sizes and colors and is a real trend these days! Not only are floral patterns extremely stylish, but they also can bring life and light into a room that may have a before picture of being dark and gloomy.

Gorgeous floral pieces for your home:

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Floral accent chair// Chanel flowers wall art// Floral table lamp// Watercolor floral throw pillow// Framed floral print// Floral wall mirror// Gray couch// Floral accent pillows// Colorful flower wall art// Watercolor floral lamp shade// Floral tassel pillow


The key to decorating with florals is to find a certain pattern that you like - the colors, size of the flowers and the style of the print - and sticking to it!

Here's some tips for decorating with floral designs in different spaces:

Floral doesn't mean ancient: believe it or not, you can decorate a space with floral prints without making it look like you just raided your grandma's attic. If you're going with floral prints on your couch or the pillows, balance the pattern out by adding bright colored pillows, a statement rug, or a stylish coffee table.

Don't overdo it: trust me, there is no time that you should ever try and decorate every aspect of a space with floral patterns! More is less. Flowered fabrics are usually bright and vibrant and are "popping pieces" - or pieces that you first notice when you walk into a room. If you have a floral patterned couch or accent chair in your living room, get throw pillows that are a solid color that matches the floral print. If you have a floral comforter in your bedroom, use matching colors for decor pieces.

Be aware of the print sizes: be sure to remember that the scale and size of a floral print can make a huge difference depending on which aspect of a room you're decorating. For example, if you're doing a floral accent wallpaper or styling a furniture piece like a couch, bigger floral prints will look better than small, cluttered floral prints. On smaller scaled pieces like a floral lampshade or an accent pillow, smaller flowered prints will stand out more.

Hanging plates: a trend that's really popular right now is decorating your walls with decorative plates. I really love this look - especially in an open concept living/dining room! Try brightening up a room by playing with different patterned floral plates to create a focal point on your walls. This is one (of few) examples where it looks good to use many different flowers - just try to stay within a theme or color scheme!

Accent walls are everything: I absolutely love the idea of having an accent wall - especially in a bedroom! Wallpaper can be tricky and seem daunting, but finding a modern, floral print wallpaper that you love may be the answer to your bedroom decorating woes. Try a monotone floral print instead of going too bold and hurting your eyes. A larger floral print that's a simple color can go a long way!

Pairing with patterns: even though floral patterns already have a lot going on in them, pairing floral prints with other patterns like chevron or stripes can really make it pop even more!


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source & source The floral wallpaper (left) is absolutely stunning! I would love to find a similar wallpaper for my closet or (future) dressing room/office! It's so feminine, chic and makes a statement without overdoing it! I love the tan/gold and the colors that were matched with it! The second gorgeous room is a Lilly Pulitzer dressing room - which I could LIVE in! Every time I go into one of Lilly's stores I fantasize over the dressing rooms. The floral wallpaper is super bold with such a pretty color scheme and has larger scaled flowers versus the smaller scaled flowers in the first picture. They give such a different look yet both are so bold and make a gorgeous statement!


Floral Comforters:

Floral pillows:

Pretty floral clothing and accessories - just because : )


Would you ever decorate with floral patterns?

XOXO


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53 comments :

  1. Love the pillows and that big floral wall print. Would be cute in a dressing room/powder room!

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    1. For sure!! The mix of colors is gorgeous too : )

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  2. I love flowers and these pillows are so cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Hey! Visiting you from DYOB Blog Beautiful! I liked this so much I totally pinned it, lol! I kept scrolling and going ooh, I love that. Ooh, I love that. Ha!

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    1. Haha!! Thank you so much Jessica!! : ) I loved picking it all out!! xoxo

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  4. I have a floral pattern problem! I was looking at my closet the other day and I am walking bouquet! haha love the big print wall paper room pic!

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    1. So do I!! Hahaha! I have so many floral clothes and accessories it's becoming a problem! xoxo!

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  5. I love the point that foral doesn't mean ancient! I love the chair in this post.I have been wanting to try florals but have been nervous so I really appreciate this post!

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    1. I'm so glad you liked it girlie! : ) That chair is gorgeous, my cousin actually bought it for her dressing room/closet and it's so pretty in person!! xoxo

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  6. Loving your decor tips today!! I LOVE floral prints but I have yet to incorporate them in my house! Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Thank you!! : ) me too - I definitely want to try that gold wallpaper in my closet!! xoxo

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  7. I have a floral comforter up in my bedroom and I love the pop of color it adds to the room.

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  8. Fabulous tips and illustrations! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it! : )

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  9. The floral dressing room is by far my favorite! I want to take a few of those patterns and colors to re-decorate my daughters bedroom.

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    1. That'll be so pretty in a girls bedroom! : ) I could re-decorate a whole space inspired by the Lilly dressing rooms! xoxo

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  10. I love all of the florals you shared here! The room full of floral wall paper is my favorite, it looks so fun!

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  11. My living room has florals in it. Surprisingly my husband was the one who put it all together. He's got such an eye for that kind of thing.

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    1. That's amazing!! I hope my (future) husband has that eye too haha!! xoxo

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  12. I love anything that's floral! Those wallpapers are beautiful

    Golden Cor

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  13. I LOVE florals! We just so happen to need a new chair...I will have to shop around for a pretty one :-)

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    1. Definitely check out One Kings Lane - they have some really gorgeous stuff! : )

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  14. I'm trying to leave seasonally and these are great tips to use for spring. I'll definitely pin this for reference.

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    1. Thank you so much!! : ) I'm definitely planning on using some of these myself for next Spring! xo

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  15. Good tips!! Love that chair from One Kings Lane!

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    1. Thank you Meg!! : ) It's so beautiful - and very comfy too!!

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  16. I adore that chair! I wish I could get away with that floral wallpaper, I love it, but the hubbs would HATE it! Ha! These are all great!

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    1. Haha!! That's what I've been hearing - you could always try it in your closet or bathroom! : )

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  17. I love that wallpaper. I'm not sure my husband would go for it, but I think its awesome. I also love the chair at the beginning.

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  18. These are so pretty! I would love some floral print pillows for my office!

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  19. I love florals and I try incorporate it in every room in my house...not in a gimmicky way, either, but in a bold, edgy way.

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  20. These are pretty floral designs, I'm glad that if done right, it no longer makes things look old.

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  21. Love the intensity of all the colors although couldn't have it in my house. Too busy. Pretty pillows too.

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  22. Okay, I LOVE florals! Especially the watercolor throw from your first picture :) the whole time reading this post I kept thinking of walking in a Lilly Pulitzer store! Love your blog girly!!!

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  23. I love floral prints! i don't use them that much, but i like them!

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  24. I don't have any floral in my house at this point but should I be redecorating will be sure to consider based on your suggestions here. Thanks!

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  25. I love to decorate with florals - I just wish my hubbie would let me girly up our house a bit more! Great suggestions

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  26. Thanks for sharing this. I love florals too, just have to be careful not to overdue it just like any good thing.

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  27. Great tips! I have a very simple style so if I ever use floral it is sparingly because I don't want to over do it.

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  28. Great designs, now my two lovely girls will stay much longer on their room once I decor it like that, they love Floral designs. thanks for sharing

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  29. Over the years, I have developed a liking for floral patterns. This is definitely something I'd use as a reference.

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  30. Floral patterns are beautiful. Love all the pictures!

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  31. Floral patterns are my all time favorite. I love all of these!

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  32. I love floral patterns. They are pretty and easy on the eyes. These are great ideas.

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  33. Oooo loving the floral patterns!!! So very pretty!!!!

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  34. What beautiful looks you came up with here! I think that wallpaper, for instance, is stunning.

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  35. This is just what I've been looking for!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  36. Prior to seeing the ideas here I would have said NO to decorating with floral, but after seeing some of these ideas I will say yes.

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