Florals are a huge trend for spring, and naturally so – what’s a better way to celebrate the season than bringing the outdoors inside? But these aren’t your typical traditional granny chintzes. Florals are surprisingly versatile and thoroughly modern when used in unexpected ways. I’ve pulled together some great inspiration shots from IKEA to help you get the look as we transition to spring.
Look for color inspiration in a palette inspired by nature. Pantone’s Color of the Year Dusty Quartz pairs beautifully with deeper emerald green shades for an unexpectedly modern spin on a classic look. Balance the feminine look of a floral pillow with solid colors and natural wood accents in accessories or furniture.
Make a modern centerpiece out of a stainless steel bowl in a floral design – isn’t the contrast beautiful against the nesting wood tables? This is a great way to integrate the floral trend into your home, especially if your style is more streamlined or masculine.
A great floral plays well with many other patterns. Try pairing floral pillows with stripes, solids, and plaids for extra texture and visual interest. Look for smaller-scale prints to allow the floral pattern to really shine.
Floral bedding in a handpainted botanical illustration print is the perfect inspiration for the overall design of your bedroom. Pull the colors used in the print to create repetition and a harmonious design: warm, inviting whites with pale spring green and pops of daffodil yellow would feel fresh and bright. But if your aesthetic leans more towards the industrial, go more dramatic by pairing florals with darker hues like black and deep mossy green. Think high contrast to get an edgier, moody vibe: industrial-inspired cabinets and lighting are stunning when paired opposite the flowing lines of floral bedding. Bring in solid pillows in differing shades of green to create depth and repetition.
If green isn’t your thing, don’t fret. Try monochromatic floral patterns in greys and black like the Alvine Kvist duvet cover. Tailored and subdued, you could easily pair any print or solid with it to create a one-of-a-kind look for your room.
Here’s to the warmer months ahead. Will you be decorating with florals? Share in the comments!
For more inspiration, visit the IKEA Spring brochure.