Florals bring a feminine and vintage charm to a home. The key is to not overdo it. However, florals are something that can be mixed and matched. This detailed guide to decorating with florals will help you start the beautifying process.
Floral Accent Furniture
When using florals for furniture, pick a piece with handpainted florals with a neutral background. Light green and cream are wonderful backdrops for flowers. Additionally, accent floral furniture is easily paired with a plain dresser drawer set. Try this Floral Wooden Side Table for $229.00 at touchofclass.com. It has an ivory finish, curved legs and a delicate floral design.
Metal furniture also looks nice for holding plants or displaying pictures. The Whispering Rose Corner Etagere features a ceramic rose pattern and has a curved, whimsical frame. This is $95.00 at Touch Of Class. You can often find handpainted floral furniture at antique stores.
Transforming your living space is as simple as adding a floral loveseat or armchair to the room. I like the Simply Shabby Chic Floral Armchair from Target. This light green floral chair would match well with any cream, light green or taupe colored couch. It costs $329.00. An even easier option is to get a slipcover for your loveseat. l like the sure fit Chloe Floral Loveseat Slipcover on sale for only $42.00. Get it at everyslipcover.com.
If you have have a knack for sewing, pick up some fabric for throw pillows or curtains. FabricGuru.com has a great collection of all types of florals. This Jay Yang Lismore Printed Cotton Drapery Fabric in Ecru is gorgeous and costs $6.95 per yard. You can even order samples for $1.00.
Bedding is a great way to quickly and affordably decorate with florals. A new breadspread instantly changes the look of a room. Try this lovely Floral Plissé Bedspread for $49.95 at the vermontcountrystore.com. Another good store to find floral decorative accents for a good price is Target. The shabby chic line has bedspreads, pillows, curtains, small furniture and lamps. The Simply Shabby Chic® Garden Stripe Bedding Collection ranges from about $20.00 to $100.00. This simple pattern of blue and green florals pairs nicely with a lot of décor.
Add instant charm to your home with a rug, lamp or picture with florals. This KAS Oriental Rugs Capri All Over Floral Beige Rug cost $540.00 for a five by eight foot rug. This would pretty much look good with any neutral furniture. Get it at Walmart.
Art is a great way to brighten up a room. Floral Prints on canvas can be a focus of a room. Try Pollen Party-I by Ruth Palmer for $129.00 at Target.
For more tips on decorating with florals, try reading The House in Bloom: Decorating with Floral Themes by Judy Spours.