By Stephanie Henley
Yes, I believe in the power of flowers in a home. Whether real or imprinted on a pillow, they have positive physiological payback. Not only will they brighten up a room, but will touch one’s spirit. Flowers are associated with good will and positive feelings. Their presence alone will enhance a person’s sense of well being and heightened feelings of self satisfaction.
The anticipation of Spring is gracefully haunting me these days. I’ve got Spring fever bad and its warmth has inspired me to write about the botanical trend that’s embracing the market today. Floral patterns have been trending, and they are certainly a great addition to your home. Their ever growing popularity is a trend I like and hope is here to stay for a little while longer. Delightfully linguistic, the pure shape of a flower can highlight your favorite color or balance the dominate shades of a room. Be careful not to overload your patterns, especially if a room has a strong theme. Take a step back and look at your space. Can it handle botanical infused curtains or just a few delicate floral throw pillows? Look around and decide the best place to bring Spring into your home, and choose wisely.
The photo below is a super-realism painting of a crape myrtle. Its illusion of a new reality reflects the color, light effects and shadows that a photograph cannot capture. This undeniably gorgeous painting breathes life into one of my clients family room. This is one of my favorite ways Spring can graciously be felt in ones home.
Finding a great accent piece is an easy way to give your home the floral trend it needs. When you are ready to incorporate this trend go ahead and add that perfect pillow, drapery panels, painting or small area rug. If your ready to go big, reupholster your favorite sofa in a bold print or wallpaper your walls. Below are a few ways you can incorporate the floral trend into your home, including a few of our favorite design projects!