Flower Power - 6 ways modern florals can work in your home

Flower Power - 6 ways modern florals can work in your home

Posted by Clare on May 22, 2019

Let the beautiful flowers and foliage at this years RHS Chelsea Flower Show inspire you to brighten you home with fresh blooms, eye catching accessories and botanical patterns.  At The Wooden Furniture Store we think that florals needn't be confined to a country cottage interior, contemporary designs can add character, warmth and colour to any room.  Here are our six favourite ideas on how modern florals can work in your home.

Flower artwork

Artwork is a great way to add interest to a room and just like your furniture, can immediately change a room's mood.  Make the most of your walls and create a stylish gallery that shows off your personality and help pulls the room decor together.  Whether you choose to display oriental poppies by Georgia O'Keefe, hibiscus blossom by Andy Warhol or Japanese cherry blossom by Hokusai, there is plenty of inspiring floral paintings, photography, prints or postcards to choose from.

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The art of one, bold, pop art floral statement– because sometimes all you need is one piece of artwork on your blank wall!

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Floral art doesn't need to match its surroundings - traditional pieces are often more striking in contemporary settings.

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For bold, you can't beat an assortment of framed floral artwork arranged in different sizes and heights for maximum style points.

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To give a subtle nod to the floral trend, simply invest in one or two bold flower prints to add some botanical beauty to your walls.

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Nothing creates an impact quite a traditional image in a huge standout piece of artwork.

Add a statement piece of furniture

One of the easiest ways to incorporate florals into a room is with a statement chair.  Using a statement piece in your home, especially in your living room, is a great way to create a talking point for visitors and provide an insight into your interior design style.

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In jewel colours with lavish floral designs, the prints at Liberty showcase a beautiful moody botanical trend. While very feminine and classic, this chair also has contemporary shapes and details, which gives this style a cool update.

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To create unique furniture, Timorous Beasties source antique and vintage pieces and re-upholster them to create unique show stoppers.  Their designs are out of the ordinary and would be a beautiful centrepiece for any room.

Modern floral textiles

Think floral fabrics have to be chintzy?  Think again.  Bring the beautiful and contemporary floral look into your living or bedroom decorating scheme, with flowers that burst into full bloom on this season's pretties designs.  Florals feature on everything from delicately printed tableware to boldly patterned cushions, with each pattern having its own personality, determined by style, colour and size of the floral print.

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This lovely living room sticks with traditional shapes but has just the right amount of modern oomph thanks to punchy colour pops and quirky floral designs.

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This look is all about having fun with pattern, so feel free to mix up prints featuring different types of flowers such as rose, daisy and hydrangea - the more the merrier.

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In your bedroom make your bedlinen the floral "star".  We love the large scale printed floral designs from the Designers Guild - this one showcases a vibrant, painterly style in their signature mix and match contrasting colours.

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Windows become a striking focal point with the addition of a traditional fabric blind updated in a modern colourway.

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The trend can work in any room - transform any dining table with a tablecloth made up of a fabric that celebrates a wonderful variety of wild flowers.

Floral print walls

Wallpaper is a great way to add texture to a space, to highlight a specific feature or frame an attractive piece of furniture.  The new contemporary designs are far removed from the twee patterns of old - from big and bold to ultra naturalistic prints, these wall coverings will add statement colour and chicness to your home.

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Bold, energetic, and oversized, this floral graphic treatment feel fresh and adventurous - especially against the grey painted wall.

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Contrast a fabulous vintage floral wallpaper with sleek clean furniture.

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Effortlessly chic, make a feature wall using printed floral wallpaper.

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Modern florals are ideal in spaces with clean lines and neutral furnishings - these gorgeous, bold, blooms cascading their way around the room.

Tropical prints

If floral's aren't your thing, then it’s time to go tropical indoors.  Exotic prints patterned with large-fronded ferns and wallpapers bursting with big cats, crocodiles and mischievous monkeys, this look it’s all about Palm Springs-meets-Ibiza eclectism – perfect for those looking for some exotic escapism.

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This design portrays exotic birds nipping at glossy pink berries.  Ideal for dull hallway spaces, giving your home a colourful refresh and combine with bright cushions and accessories to bring it all together.

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The palm print is a great way to get instant summer vibes in your home. This jungle duvet is totally tropical.

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As a nod to the trend, how about a simple tropical flower arrangement?

And finally, add fresh to your home

Of course, what better way to incorporate florals into your home this summer than with fresh flowers?  From a simple bunch of garden blooms to a large vase of sculptural branches, this is a little bit of luxury that helps bring life and the feeling of summer into your space.  Here are our favourite ideas for summer blooms.

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We'd love to know your ideas for adding modern florals to your home, and if you are looking for more inspiration, why not read our article on our top 3 Spring trends.