Bring the outdoors inside with trendy floral patters
WHILE the flowers are just beginning to bloom outside, it can be summer already inside your home. Floral patterns are one of the top trends this season for bringing colour and freshness to interiors. It may not be a new trend and it’s a look that divides people into love or hate categories, but our passion for blossoms endures because they never fail to give rooms a zingy lift. Even treating a home to a simple scattering of flowery printed accessories – a cushion here and a throw there – will lift the spirits. The modern florals look is all about using colour and pattern to soften cool and minimalist modern design. To get this look the patterns are full of bold fuchsias, bright greens and blues. And you can use one floral pattern replicated or a floral pattern mixed in with other bold patterns such as stripes. Abstract floral designs in bright colours will add drama to any room and the bigger the pattern the better. This will work because most ultra-modern interiors are pale and neutral. While the dominating floral prints this year are bold there are more gentle, traditional patterns available. Vintage floral prints are also around in abundance. These pretty designs, like Catherine Kidston printed home accessories, give homes a softened feel. Classic florals which conjure a country retreat or complement a period style have been given a 21st-century facelift. The big prints have been replaced by smaller, more intricate, designs. These smaller prints are also great for children’s bedrooms or cosy areas as they are more tranquility inducing.