SheKnows spacelifts: Inspired by floral
Floral prints are feminine, elegant and a current trend that can stand the test of time. Here's how to incorporate this frilly print into your home decor, without it taking over.
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Floral prints can be busy, so use them sparingly to add a pop of pretty to your space. It's impossible to get matchy-matchy with florals — just allow an eclectic mix of patterns and items to complement one another.
Living room in bloom
First, toss a dainty touch to your living area with throw pillows. They're easy to swap out and can bring cheer to a neutral sofa. These pillow cover shams (Etsy, $13) can be changed out with the season.
Then, a small sprinkling of sweet stems will take your walls to the next level. Artwork is a subtle way to bring the outside in with these lovely contemporary country floral images (Etsy, $95 for four). Hang them in a square as shown, or vertically or horizontally in a row.
To bring the same theme to the floor, opt for a casual rug. We like a circle shape (Overstock, $139) to offset the square pillows and framed art. The ivory background will pair nicely with the beige pillows. The real show-stopper in the space that will draw the eye from floor to ceiling should be your curtains, which will tie it all together (Country Curtains, $95 per pair).
When decorating a bedroom with florals, roses are the perfect choice. What is more romantic than rose petals? A bold piece like this painted dresser (Etsy, $450) will make a big impact in your cozy abode. If you don't want to drop the cash, you can easily create your own with some stencils and paint.
The bright roses from the dresser will take your eye straight to the vibrant roses on the bed. And you'll wake up on the right side of the bed under this romantic quilt (Amazon, $120). Against a cream, green, burgundy or even pastel pink accent wall, wildflower-covered bedding adds a touch of fancy to your enchanting retreat.
To carry the theme to the walls, try an ornate, yet less-colorful, mirror like this vintage frame (Live Auctioneers, $500). Lastly, as a finishing touch, top your nightstand with this adorable rose lamp shade (Pottery Barn Kids, $99).
Now you really can lay in a bed of roses.
Mix your kitchen up with some classic mainstays and items that you can easily change out. It's a great room to bring in rustic colors. For example, your guests will eat up this adorable Pfaltzgraff Tuscany dinnerware (Hayneedle, $25 for set of four). Set the stage (and your table) for a charming meal with garden-inspired dishes.
For something more permanent, a foliage-filled tile backsplash could add worlds of character to an otherwise dull kitchen. We love something a little muted like this tropical mural (The Tile Mural Store, $90), which would look lovely above a kitchen sink or stove. A simple pop of color from this screen-printed dishtowel (Anthropologie, $18) pairs well with the blue-lined dishes.
Last but not least, look stylish while retrieving your food by donning these pink and teal oven mitts (Etsy, $26).