Size matters…in interior decoration

Feb 19, 2018 | Anoushka's Blog, Interior design and decoration

We’ve seen a lot of florals in interiors over the past year or so, and I mean large scale florals. Often fabrics that come through on the catwalks translate into the next design trend for interiors and this was definitely one of them.

It’s easy to fall in love with this trend whether you are going full on large scale floral wallpapers in a bedroom, or large artworks for your lounge room it doesn’t matter as you will get big impact wherever you use an over scale print. So what’s the best way to approach this if you are looking to create some interest in this way? I always approach it with a hint of moderation, why? Because I know that if you don’t hold back and go for the boldest option you will tire of it very quickly. Better to take a trend and apply in a more classic way.

For instance, I have a client at the moment who was really keen to use an over scale floral wallpaper in her teenage girl’s bedroom. We already have blush pinks, grey and white accents and so could have done something quite colourful and feminine. Instead we’ve opted for a more subdued black and white (with greys) print that will not only talk to the rest of the colour scheme in the room but it feels much more timeless, black and white photography is always in vogue. What it also means is that the other accent colours can change as the teenager grows up but the wallpaper will always work in the space.

If you aren’t brave enough to go with a wallpaper, then how about introducing some beautiful moody large scale floral artwork into one of your rooms? Or at the very least go with some super cool scatter cushions, I would personally bring in both. I’m also a big fan of rugs as artwork, but now we’re getting into dangerous territory, try and mix too many of these elements in one space and it will look clumsy. Pick 2 and really work these in well. Here are some ideas as inspiration.

Le Jardin Floral Collection by The Designer Boys

Cushions from Ted Baker and Pillow Talk

Bluebellgrey Rug

NOTE: Images used under Fair Use, and the above commentary is a personal view and not commercial in nature, and were sourced from a variety of online sources and personal archives.

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