Florals are blooming again


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?

Floral wallpaper in a mid century modern makeover by Palmer Kay Design.

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 he became known as The Prince of Chintz. He was a good friend of Decorating Den Interiors and used to attend many events. He would 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 like the rug and wallpaper above. Or using floral draperies (below) that when closed will provide a vibrant floral backdrop to this modern dining room.

One of our wallcovering suppliers reports they had a more than 200% growth in floral wallcovering sales in the last two years. We saw more and more florals in upholstered furnishing as 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? We’ll be glad to assist you. Florals are blooming again in interior design!

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Angie Palmer has over a decade’s worth of full service and consultative interior design experience and is skilled in perfecting new builds, furnishing, and redecorating. Call now (770) 487-4455 for a personal appointment.

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