Florals make a bold statement, which is why so many of us shy away from them when choosing home decor. The thing is, florals are one of the easiest ways you can brighten your home’s interior and add happiness to your life. Whether you currently flip for florals or verge more on the edge of being a wallflower, here are 5 reasons you may want to give florals a try.
1. Florals make you feel.
At the core, designing a home is about how you want to feel when you’re there–and flowers, have a penchant for capturing feelings in a very special way. From whimsical and romantic to dramatic and energizing to fun and playful, florals have you covered. Think about what feeling(s) you want to encapsulate and then find a floral that will deliver.
Decorating tip: Large-scale florals in bold and vibrant hues will energize the space, while small-to-medium-scale florals in lighter tones will make the space feel relaxed. To enhance the drama, try dark or oversized florals.
2. Florals give you color.
There are many psychological effects of color, which is why incorporating it in any way you can will be beneficial. Florals are a great way to achieve this–even more so if you have a neutral space. Additionally, because most floral patterns feature several colors at once, it’s easy to set a color scheme based off of a pattern you love.
Decorating tip: Figure out how much color you want or need and let the florals do the work. Some ways to feature florals for color include upholstery, wallpaper, art, window treatments, and headboards.
3. Florals are fun!
Flowers are full of charm and have a happy disposition that just comes naturally. Simply put, flowers are fun! Floral patterns effortless bring a splash of whimsy to the space, which is sure to make you smile. Think about the areas of your home that could allow you to be a little more playful and then get to work.
Decorating tip: Pieces of art, throw pillows, and floral-covered accent chairs are just a few ways you can bring in more fun without putting in too much effort.
4. Florals are flexible.
Florals are one of those patterns that can easily be used in a variety of ways–big, small, seasonally, year-round–making it a cinch to decorate with them. There’s really no shortage on how they can be incorporated into your decor!
Decorating tip: Florals can work in any season simply by mixing up the hues. Think softer hues for spring, brighter hues for summer, earthy hues for fall, and neutral or shimmery hues for winter.
5. Florals are [always] in style.
Florals have always been in style, but in recent years, they’ve been one of the hottest design trends. Because of this, floral patterns are more exciting and more accessible than ever. With the versatility and visual interest they provide, is it any wonder they’re so popular? No matter what your design style may be or what colors you enjoy most, you can be guaranteed that there’s a floral to suit you.
Decorating tip: Even the smallest amount of floral has an impact so there’s no reason to avoid them. Try incorporating florals into your space with items like decorative pillows, upholstered seat cushions, or an eye-catching area rug.