Spring Floral Design Inspiration: Decorating with Florals

Floral design wallpaper.

When many people think of floral design they think of stuffy Laura Ashley prints, but florals don’t have to be boring and traditional. Today’s modern floral decor can be fun, colorful, vibrant and dramatic.

From wallpaper to textiles and accessories to window treatments, florals are a great way to incorporate what we love best about nature but without the sneezing and wheezing for those who love flowers, but not seasonal allergies!

Floral Walls

Floral design wallpaper.

Image: All Fairness

If you are ready to take the plunge, wallpaper is the way to go. For a more traditional floral design look, go with smaller repeat patterns and for a modern look, try bolder and larger prints. Not on board with the time, work and long-term commitment of wallpaper, then removable wall stencils are the choice for you. In addition, if you like the look of floral wallpaper, but can’t or don’t want to cover your entire walls, consider using wallpaper remnants.


Floral design rug.

Image: Urban Outfitters

A very modern way of incorporating floral design into your decor is with a bold rug. Go with a monochromatic bold print for a trendy way to use florals. Another choice, if you own your own home, is to create a stencil painted floral floor, like in this example from Royal Design Studios.

Floral Art

Floral design art.

Image: West Elm

Like the look of cut flowers, consider floral artwork like this pretty, bold and colorful watercolor painting or head out into nature for some inspiration and paint your own field of wildflowers! Or create your own paper posies with this tutorial for paper flowers.

Pile on the Pillows

Floral design pillows.

Image: ClassicByNature

Whether you make your own or purchase them from Etsy, floral print pillows are an easy and welcoming way to add from floral design to your home. Pile them in the living room or on beds to add pops of colorful posies without the mess of bringing cut flowers into the house.

Window Treatments

Floral design curtains.

Image: Urban Outfitters

Curtains are another great way to bring add floral design to your decor and are a great alternative for those who rent. Choose an ombre floral print for a more modern way to use florals.

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