Florals are huge in decor this season.

Big, bold florals have been trend-spotted for this year and it is a unanimous vote: florals are a wonderful way to bring the color and pattern to your rooms. From fresh cut flowers on your table to floral accent pillows, just a little can liven up any space in the house. Or, you can go all in by layering floral fabrics, pillows, art and wallpaper. We love the intermix of old-fashioned florals with neutral decor, including today’s popular sectionals, lucite and clean lines, and for an unexpected edge, consider upholstering a piece with modern / contemporary lines in a granny floral. Not just for porch swings anymore!

"Granny Florals" a big trend for 2016
“Granny Florals” a big trend for 2016

For an inspirational take on using granny florals throughout an eclectic home, check out this blogpost on the UK’s Nikki Tibbles here.

Nikki Tibbles Home from desiretoinspire.net

Beth Barden with Designpost Interiors gave us some great insight on the versatility of florals and the best ways to incorporate them into your house decor.

Florals have made a definite come back and there are so many modern versions that you can easily use them around your house without it feeling dated. There are a variety of ways you can bring florals into your home, whether it’s an art print or a small set of coasters. Here are some of my favorite home decor items:

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There are also so many great floral fabrics on the market now. You can bring in a dose of this trend with a throw pillow or curtain panels. Using more than one floral in a room is feasible and here are some of my go-to tricks I use to make sure I make a good combination.

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I usually start with one dominant fabric and choose a coordinate that has either; a common accent color, a mimicking pattern, a uniform color story, or similar feel. You can mix and match and have a lot of fun without venturing too far into granny territory!

 

Florals Tips from ABODE

~ Bright floral patterns on fabrics can add an excitement to any room. It’s a great way to bring in lots of different color tones. Here are some of our favorite combinations.

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~ Florals can also be beautiful in black and white tones.
This wall paper comes in a beautiful black & white as well as in several color ways.
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Decorating with florals: advice from Christina Spratt Spencer with Front Door Fabrics

Large-scale florals were a huge trend at the spring’s High Point furniture market with an emphasis on layering different scale florals together on one piece or in one space and utilizing bold florals in unexpected ways like on large upholstered pieces, versus the traditional use in drapery panels and pillows. Here are some great florals that we currently have in stock on the floor and available for special order that would be the perfect pop in any room.

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The following photos are from our recent event debuting our new Madcap Cottage line for Robert Allen:

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Floral Accent Pieces at High Cotton Home Company

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Floral Accents, Furniture, and More from Classic Attic

Needlepoint pillows $35-65
Needlepoint pillows $35-65

Chelsea House hand painted panels: $1500 for the pair
Chelsea House hand painted panels: $1500 for the pair

English cottage painting: $195
English cottage painting: $195

Vintage shabby chic floral chaise lounge: $295
Vintage shabby chic floral chaise lounge: $295

Hydrangea floral arrangements: $75 each
Hydrangea floral arrangements: $75 each

Vintage black floral Tole tray: $125
Vintage black floral Tole tray: $125

“Forever Flowers” from Acquisitions Charlotte

Flowers that look so real that no one can tell that they are fake. Prices range from $40-$400 (and up). They can be special ordered from many other options as well!

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Flowers that look so real that no one can tell that they are fake. Prices range from $40-$400 (and up). They can be special ordered from many other options as well!

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