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Everything you need to know about Decorating with Bold Florals

Everything you need to know about Decorating with Bold Florals

Bold and blousy florals have been used widely across interiors over the past year, with people seeking fun and uplifting décor schemes. Combined with the trend for ‘cottagecore’, there aren’t many home Instagram accounts that you’ll come across that don’t incorporate a bit of print. We love adding a pop of character into interiors, but are often asked how to add pattern successfully. We’ve therefore put together a useful guide on ways to work with florals so that you can create a home that not only suits your character, but will always be perfectly balanced too.

 

Bold and Beautiful

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Now this one isn’t for the faint hearted! This is our favourite way to add bold florals, but we appreciate that it might not be for everyone. Choose a wallpaper that you love – we do always recommend purchasing a sample first, as the colours can look quite different in natural light. It will also help you to check the scale of the print in a real setting, which will assist you in deciding if it’s the right print for your home.

Once you’ve chosen your wallpaper, you’ll need to select furniture in a shade that is found within the print. This will ensure that you end up with a considered and seamless interior that works perfectly together. Complete the look with a few brightly coloured cushions, again, pulling out key colours found within your main print, in varying pattern sizes to create contrast.

 

A Subtle Pop of Pattern

An interior will look fairly flat without any pattern and there are a number of ways to add bold florals, the most popular being cushions! However, why not try adding bold florals in a different way? From patterned chairs to  footstools and boldly coloured rugs, you can be subtle with pattern without always opting for a cushion. Here are a few of our favourite bold floral pops below to help inspire you:

 

A Subtle Pop of Pattern

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When using a really busy bold floral design for a large expanse of wall, we suggest breaking up the pattern with wall panelling to ensure the space doesn't feel too crowded. This works particularly well in smaller rooms such as a downstairs WC or cloakroom. Using all-over pattern in rooms such as these can make the space feel busy and cramped, so break it up with a different colour and texture to balance the space.

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Love pattern like us? Let us know how you’ve used pattern in your home by tagging us on Instagram.

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