Say Yes to Decorating With Floral Prints

No matter the design style, florals fit into any space. These timeless patterns instantly add brightness and life to your home.

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Never Goes Out of Style

A pairing as old as time — floral wallpaper and dining rooms remain a favorite combination. For this pre-war dining space, Osborne and Little's "Jewel of Spring" wallpaper with oversized parrot tulips in chartreuse and gray brings a fresh, modern twist to the classic architecture. Continuing the contemporary take on traditional design, the horseshoe chairs surrounding the farmhouse table are painted Windsor blue.

A Timeless Take

Vintage florals don't mean granny style. This all-white kitchen with its clean-lined cabinets gets a note of retro blooms with simple Roman shades that nod to a bygone era while still looking perfectly updated. To add warmth to the cottage space, glossy wood is used for the island countertop and barstools, while terracotta tiles ground the floor.

Pretty in Pink

Soft pink wallpaper with oversized florals sets the scene for this charmingly bohemian girl's bedroom. The crochet swing makes for a cozy reading spot and adds a touch of whimsy, while scalloped details throughout the space nod to the feminine atmosphere. Each element features a rounded edge, from the mirror to the end table, bringing instant softness to the room.

Statement-Making Display

A large-scale floral pattern flows seamlessly from the walls to the ceiling in this contemporary entryway. The color palette of black, white and neutral keeps the oversized print from overpowering the space. For one last splash of flowers, the drum pendant's shade showcases black-and-yellow blooms.

Understated Elegance

Not every floral addition has to be bold and showy. In this sophisticated bedroom, the canopy curtains feature a delicate print in subtle shades of gray and yellow. They create a restful environment with the just-right touch of feminine appeal.

Bring on the Luxury

A tufted velvet headboard plus damask bedding and curvy, statement-making light fixtures are all set on a backdrop of sophisticated floral wallpaper. A feminine boudoir doesn't get more sumptuous or relaxing than this. Sleek, contemporary nightstands with simple gold pulls flank the bed to balance out the richness of the rest of the room.

Backdrop of Florals

Add a daily dose of flowers to your kitchen. A custom-designed backsplash uses mosaic tiles to create a climbing vine of beautiful pink roses above the bookmatched walnut cabinets. The bright pink island is color matched to the BlueStar stove, reflecting the flowers' playful hue.

Artistic Touch

Watercolored-inspired wallpaper brings muted purple, gray and blue hues to this mostly white powder room. Beadboard wainscoting combined with the simple vanity evokes a cottage feel, while the hexagonal tiles add stylish texture to the floor.

Chinoisserie Chic

This living room's gray monochromatic scheme gets a jolt of color from the floral Roman shades. Bearded dragons, Chinese lanterns and rich flowers combine in the Schumacher "Chiang Mai Dragon" fabric for the window treatments, giving the contemporary space an element of timeless, Asian flair.

Field of Flowers

Embracing nature to its fullest, these springtime-inspired armchairs combine with natural wood furnishings (including a tree stump!) for a fresh and bright library. The entire space is grounded by a custom green rug that creates the effect of grass underfoot.

Mix of Styles

Even if you're a lover of both contemporary and traditional styles, you don't have to choose just one floral print. Designer Emily Henderson uses a contemporary metallic wallpaper for the entryway, then continues floral prints in the dining room's classic pink-and-yellow curtains. The key is using one floral that works as a neutral, like the wallpaper, so that it doesn't clash with the more bountiful print.

All in the Details

If you're not ready to go full-on floral with a wall or piece of furniture, start with a few accessories. A pretty lamp shade and a ceramic floral vase add small floral touches to this bedroom without going overboard.

Just a Touch

Another small way to add floral style is through pillows. Florals play well with other prints, from stripes to geometrics, since they bring cheerful patterns to the design. These yellow Ikat armchairs get a dose of bright color from a pair of flower-filled throw pillows.

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Beautiful blooms are just right for a girl's bedroom, and they don't have to be dainty pink roses. Look for a modern take on whimsical flowers, like this bedding in an array of blue, coral, green and gray. The hue of the coral walls is pulled from the linens for an up-to-the-minute look that's still quintessentially girly.

Dramatic Flower Play

Even in the most modern of spaces, the right floral print can find a home. This open floor plan uses white walls and floors as a base for the design but is infused with loads of bold color. The turquoise floral fabric of the lucite dining chairs is the jumping-off point for all the other colors used throughout the living areas.

A Nod to the Classics

Instead of matching the contemporary style of this all-white bathroom, traditional floral wallpaper is hung to create a chic juxtaposition against the clean lines. Rich shades of black, pink and orange jump off the all-white walls and add bold depth behind the relaxing soaker tub.

Blooms Underfoot

Graphic floral patterns add energy to a room, especially a contemporary neutral space like this living room. The modern rug with its oversized blossoms defines the seating area and highlights the hues used throughout the space.

In the Round

Opulence fills this circular room with a vaulted ceiling of lights, elegant chandelier and plush, luxurious furnishings. But the real star of the room is the eye-catching wallpaper with its white blooms popping off the midnight backdrop.

A Touch of Scandi

Floral prints come in all shapes and styles. This classic blue-and-white bedroom is highlighted with Scandinavian-inspired floral pillows and window treatments. The repeating patterns add a pleasing, eye-catching quality to the space, as well as a little Nordic charm.

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Sitting Pretty in Flowers

For the floral obsessed, make a bold statement with a blossom-infused sofa. The black-and-white color palette allows the pattern to easily blend with a myriad of styles, while also preventing the sofa from falling into the "too trendy" trap.

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