After decades of floral patterns being plowed under in interior design, they are blossoming again in many spaces. Wallcoverings, upholstery, draperies, and bedding have all returned to showing floral patterns.
Why you ask?
In a recent Wall Street Journal article cleverly titled “Fleur to Ceiling,” writer Yelena Moroz Alpert, suggested that “after decades as pattern non grata, floral motifs are budding again in interior design—letting the Covid-weary and technology fatigued bring ‘nature’ indoors.” The late Mario Buatta, legendary interior decorator selected in Architectural Digest’s Top 100, loved floral chintz fabrics so much that he became known as The Prince of Chintz. He was a friend of Decorating Den Interiors and used to attend many of our events. He’d be heralding today’s return of flower power in spaces.
Wallcovering on one wall can provide both a gorgeous focal point along with a contrast to other non-patterned décor (above). Or, using floral draperies to complement a dark solid wall and solid area rug can give any room a special flair. A floral upholstered chair can add a touch of whimsy.
Floral pillows are natural for accents.
How nicely the floral art brings it all together.
Florals are wonderful for adding dimension to a small bathroom.
One of our LIVV Home Collection wallcovering suppliers reports that had a more than a 200% growth in floral wallcovering sales in the last two years. We saw more and more florals in upholstered furnishing as we went through the most recent Home Furnishings Market in High Point, N.C.
The Covid home-boundness certainly made us reconsider our home environment. Florals create a welcoming and cozy feeling. Who doesn’t like to look out the window in the morning and see new flowers in bloom? Many of us have returned to the workplace. Why not come home to a bouquet of flowers?