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design spotlight: florals.

Flowers have a wonderful way of brightening up our homes. Whether it's through a beautiful bouquet someone has given you, or floral home décor such as wallpaper, duvet cover sets or cushions, there is no denying that floral patterns are an incredibly popular choice. But this leaves us wondering.. what is the enduring appeal of florals and will they ever go out of style?

Why do we like flowers?

In short, we love flowers because they are beautiful and we are attracted to them, just like bees are. It's the colour, shape and fragrance of flowers that attracts us.

Did you know that there are over 400,000 different flowering plants? That's a lot of flowers! Without them, plants would merely be green and the world would definitely be a duller place.

Evolution is also thought to be one of the reasons why we are subconsciously attracted to flowers. Beautiful blooms have been an important indicator throughout human evolution that food is either present, nearby or on its way.

Why are floral patterns so popular?

Flowers evoke emotions.
There's lots of research that shows flowers having a long-term positive effect on our moods. On top of this, colours have an impact on our emotions too. So if flowers and colour can boost your emotions, why wouldn’t you want to have florals in your home permanently?

Florals are easy.
Inspiration for floral patterns comes directly from flowers themselves, which means that the shapes and colours used within the designs are often realistic. Soft, natural lines and colours means that florals are a super easy way to introduce pattern into your home, perfect for people who are less confident.

Why are florals always on trend?
We can safely say the style of the floral pattern design has changed drastically through the years. Each season within fashion and interiors, the floral pattern is reinvented inline with on-trend colours or styles. Today, home interior enthusiasts can look back at florals from the sixties, seventies and eighties and pick and choose which ones they want to use in their home, giving florals even more longevity. 

How can I introduce the floral pattern into my home?
Florals are a great way to introduce colour and pattern tastefully into your home, regardless of how brave you are when it comes to interior design. There are so many different ways to introduce floral patterns to your home, so let us take you through a few options.

Flowers and plants.
A super easy way to bring florals into your home is by having the physical plants and flowers. Depending on what flowers are in season, it’s a gorgeous way to introduce colour, texture and a gorgeous natural scent into your home. The only thing to bear in mind is that they don’t last forever, so consider investing in artificial flowers. 

Photo credit @halfpaintedhouse (Product features: Paradise cushion)

Floral accessories.
Home accessories and soft furnishings are a super easy and non permanent way to include floral patterns to your home, perfect if you love the idea but aren’t ready to commit just yet. It’s also one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to add floral flair to your interior space. Whether you think you’d like a bold blooms duvet cover set, or simplistic floral cushions to go with your existing decor, you won’t regret using floral patterns in your home interiors. The floral accessories don’t have to stop there, you could also consider curtains or blinds, rugs or even flowery art!

Photo credit @ohmyedwardian (Product featured Lorelei Floral Bloom duvet cover set)

Adorn your walls.
A more permanent way to include florals to your home is to choose a floral wallpaper or to paint a floral mural, depending on how creative you are with a paint brush. A feature wall of floral can instantly create a focal point to a room.

Photo credit: @layered.home (Products featured: Delphi Cushion, Cosmo Cushion)