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Floral in the bedroom – Get it Right with These 5 Interior Decorating Tips
A floral theme in the bedroom makes sense. It adds depth, colour and texture to the space, adding more than a zing of interest. However, getting the right balance and mix is crucial to stop it looking messy, cluttered and thrown together.
With these five hints and tips, you will be able to re-create the floral themes from the pages of glossy magazines and interior website pages. Just how do you get the right mix without it being a floral disaster?
#1 Beware of the pattern's background colour
The first step is to be mindful of the floral pattern’s background. The reason why Grandma’s floral curtains in the bedroom look old-fashioned are because the background is probably dark. Think pink roses on a navy background and you soon get the idea.
Instead, opt for floral patterns – wallpaper and fabrics – that have a light or white background. This way, you have one less dominant colour to subdue and work with.
#2 Less is more
No matter from which angle you look at it, you have to hand it to the flowery print wallpaper or flowered duvet cover, it is one heck of a strong pattern. It needs treating with respect and the way to do this is to use it sparingly.
Overdo it, and a clash of floral patterns gives the impression of completing blooms, no the restful space you want for your master bedroom. Choose one main area that will be the stage of your floral print. From flowered wallpaper to neutral walls with a flower design on linen and so on.
#3 Want to play safe? Wave goodbye to floral wallpaper
If you are erring on the side of playing it safe (read: don’t want to redecorate too often!) then steer clear of floral pattern wallpaper, no matter how much you love it or how on trend it currently is.
Choose the ‘wrong’ pattern and it can soon look outdated. And so opt for florals on linen, a much gentler way of bringing florals to the bedroom, or even on cushions or throws.
#4 Want florals but not roses…
Asian flower patterns, such as the beautiful long stemmed orchids, are exotic but also a floral pattern that is relatively minimal. It is a pattern that also comes with a minimal range of colours too, with traditional Asian floral patterns coming in fresh white, muted pinks or, occasionally, powder blue.
#5 Stay classic
The key to using any pattern is that it remains in keeping with the style of the rest of your home. Thus, if you have a penchant for strong colours and the modern vibe, then some of the modern floral takes of the blousy hand drawn flowers of the 60s and 70s may be your thing. You could or block colour sliding wardrobe doors too.
If, however, this is no more than a passing phase, then stick with the tried and tested like the ditzy print or the larger tropical blooms that we seem to have fallen in love with.
Do you enjoy floral patterns? Is it something you are brave enough to use?