Interior Design Trends 2014 – Blossoming Prints

This week’s trend focus is Blossoming Prints, and by that I don’t mean the variety that you might find in your grandma’s lounge. Floral prints have come a long way over the yeas, and with modern technologies, we’re seeing some highly creative and bold ideas being implemented with this pretty trend. From simple prints or canvases to decorative sofas & rugs, the days of simply using a floral cushion or lamp shade have definitely passed! Lets take a look at some of the ways this trend is breaking the mould.

Just like pairing a pretty dress with a leather jacket, mixing florals with bold modern stripes gives the look a more modern edge which is right on trend. The first study space would be very plain and somewhat uninviting with just the black and white throw, however the addition of the floral cushion – which then links back to the Peonies on the desk – gives this space a warm welcoming feel. Likewise, the next image with a bold navy stripe stops the space from becoming too fussy with the floral rug and cushions.

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Bold Rugs – I really believe using colourful and patterned rugs is one of the best ways to inject life and personality into a room without it being too in-your-face. The two floral rugs featured below give both spaces a unique feel thats feminine, inviting and exciting. One of the best tips I ever received, was to buy a rug you are absolutely without a doubt in love with, and use that as inspiration for the rest of your room. Just like the wise advise I once received, these rugs are acting as the inspiration of the colour palette used in the rest of their respective rooms.

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Oversized Art – If you have a large white space on your walls, using oversized floral prints is a beautiful way to bring colour and elegance into your space. This print below, reaching right to the floor, really sets the scene for the room. The space comes across as being very tasteful, yet still has a relaxed vibe with the use of an eclectic furniture collection.

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Use watercolour – Watercolour florals are bang on trend at the moment. Colours can become very vibrant yet still soft, which is the perfect complement in bedrooms for the young or the old. This bedroom below could definitely look like it belongs in a bedroom from generations past, however the use of varying scales and vivid colours completely modernises the space.

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