Interior design trends are fascinating to watch. More than just a random selection of aesthetically pleasing motifs, trends usually reflect something that’s happening in the culture at a given moment. Floral patterns – or, lovingly known as GRANNY FLORALS – have sprung up all over the place. Maybe it’s the speed of our lives or our attachment to devices and technology – we just want to reconnect to nature in some way.
Also, flowers are pretty.
So – how do you incorporate floral patterns in your home without it seeming too… old-school? Here are some ideas.
- Custom Upholstery – If you’re not ready to cover your couch, start with a side chair. This is a great way to make a statement. When paired with modern or industrial furnishings, the floral pattern suddenly gets an edge.
- Wallpaper – I know. Wallpaper. But really, you might be surprised. There are some truly beautiful designs out there. As long as you let the wall be the focal point – keeping the rest of the space paired down – you’re set.
- Rugs – Consider the floor. A rug is a gorgeous way of bringing in a floral pattern at a larger scale. Choose a design with colors that speak to your personality. Pull these colors into other accents in the room and you’ll have a wonderfully cohesive space.
Check out these lovely spaces that get this trend right: