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How to Bring Florals in throughout Your Home, from Live Plants to Decor

When you are seeking a fresh new decor option for your home, it’s always wise to consider florals. Whether you’re thinking of a beautiful vase of roses, a live plant or new curtains with a flower motif, garden elements and nature-inspired pieces help you to feel alive and happy while at home. If you’re staging your home, these additions won’t hurt, either. Here are some original and easy ways to beautify your home and freshen it with florals.

1. Choose a floral tablecloth

One of the quickest ways to bring a slice of nature into your home is to dress up your dining room table with a floral tablecloth. Bright, fresh colors are great for spring, and orange, yellow or hibiscus shades make an impact in the summertime. Autumnal hues and leaf patterns fit the bill once chillier weather hits, and holly berries, poinsettias and other elegant red florals are perfect for the wintertime. Top it off with coordinating chargers or candlesticks when you entertain for a polished look.

2. Dress up a corner with a live plant

When you select a plant for your home, don’t feel the need to limit yourself to traditional choices. How about a grass plant in a bell jar or terrarium? Orchids and air plants are also beautiful ways to bring a touch of nature indoors. The more colorful the plant you choose, the more noticeable it will be, and the better it will brighten your mood each day when you see it.

3. Choose vibrant wallpaper

Bold, dramatic floral wallpaper is in vogue right now, and for good reason. Muted tones have had their day, and bright colors and vibrant patterns are the new normal. Choose an accent wall in your bedroom, living room or office and apply a beautiful floral wallpaper. Keep the other walls and knick-knacks simple to really bring your accent wall to life.

4. Tiled floors

Believe it or not, flowers can live at your feet indoors just as they do outside in your garden. Floral tiles are a great way to make a subtle impact in your kitchen or bath. Choose a neutral background with pops of color to easily integrate your tiles with other decor and style changes over time.

5. Display a floral centerpiece on the mantel

Floral centerpieces are a classic way to brighten up your home. There’s no reason, though, that you need to display them solely on your dining room table. Instead, dress up your mantel or a charming bookshelf with a plant or dried flowers in a basket, glass dish or wooden bowl. Centering your room around nature in this way is sure to bring a sense of calm whenever you gather near your fireplace.

6. Choose floral curtains

When you look out each day, why not surround yourself with flowers? Floral curtains can be understated or bold and vibrant, and they’re a beautiful way to remind yourself to get outside and enjoy nature. Consider switching out your fabric patterns throughout the year to either mirror or contrast what is occurring outdoors. This is an excellent and instant mood-lifter, particularly in the dull of winter.

7. Display floral art

The best quality of wall art is its versatility. Your artistic preferences may be completely different from your spouse’s or your mother’s, or even than what you liked last month. Fortunately, you can remove and replace wall art at any time, which makes it one of the best ways to keep your home décor fresh. Rotate floral prints from room to room as your tastes change, considering seasonal shifts in your choices. These days, modern, bold pinks and fuchsias are excellent options for wall hangings. Consider also prints of classic works of art, like Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers,” for instant appeal. Florals bring another dimension of joy and beauty to your home, whether printed on fabric, painted on canvas or displayed fresh in all their glory. No matter the season or the room, finding a way to work a flower motif or two into your decor is sure to be an instant mood-lifter. In addition, if you’re staging your home, subtle floral touches can make your home seem brighter and more welcoming.