Floral wallpaper is a wonderful way to bring the essence of nature into your home. Depending on the type of floral print, you can create gorgeous sanctuaries within your home where entire rooms are enveloped in the serenity of the pattern. You can also choose to limit your florals to one wall -typically done in applications where you’re using a larger or bolder floral print that work well as a statement feature.
Regardless of where you choose to apply your wallpaper, there are some easy ways to avoid floral faux-pas which can overwhelm a space, and also some creative ways to bring this nature theme into your home in the most subtle ways.
Add depth through texture
As well as the design, texture plays a huge role in how your floral wallpaper will work within any given space. Any floral wallpaper with a raised design will add depth to your room.
Be bold with florals
Bigger and better. Bold print floral wallpaper can be used to create a stunning statement room, and it works especially well as a way to fill a larger wall in an open space, like an open plan dining/living room.
Flirt with darker florals
Don’t be afraid to let your darker side shine through. Florals have been a firm favourite for more gothic-styled wallpapers.
Things to avoid when decorating with floral wallpaper
Keep your floral patterns similar. Mixing jungle print with floral print can make a room appear scattered. Rather, stick to one single print per room and use solid-colour wallpaper on adjacent walls (if you’re creating a feature wall) to make the print pop.
Floral patterns, especially the type we’re used to seeing in our Nana’s living room, can make a space look very dated. Opt for more modern, vibrant floral patterns to keep your space looking energised. You can easily offset a floral sofa with a modern coffee table to keep your room up-to-date and make your sofa seem more of a quirk than a prop from 90’s daytime television.
Avoid over-using floral decorations in your home. For instance, if your sofa has a floral print, try to find a similar colour palette, or print and keep it restricted to one accent or feature wall to avoid the room appearing too busy.
Floral wallpaper is not strictly feminine. Explore bolder prints in neutral colours for a more fluid look. Go big, go bold, go understated. Let your creative genius come to life through floral wallpapers! Why not order a sample floral wallpaper to help you bring our ideas to life?