March Design Trend: Florals

Our interior designer Julie Punter is always in the know on the latest home design trends. This spring, she’s all about using florals to make a big impact in any space:

Florals are making a big comeback this spring. We’re seeing it in everything from fashion (like floral jeggings) to fabrics. It’s a great way to add life to any room without making any huge changes to your regular decor.

Curtains: There are tons of affordable shops that are currently offering floral curtains, from Ikea to HomeSense. Curtains are a quick change and can add big impact to a space. For a more muted look, try tone-on-tone florals (like greys and creams). For a brighter look, grab some floral curtains with a cheery print that incorporates 2-3 different colours.

Throw pillows: Using throw pillows is an extremely affordable and easy way to bring the floral trend into your home this season. By working with your current colour scheme, adding one or two different prints with throw pillows instantly brings your home from winter to spring. We like this option from Bouclair Home. You can even grab some cushion covers to reuse your current throw pillows.

Bedding: Your bedroom is an awesome place to change your textiles up. Instead of a full floral duvet cover (which can tend to be busy and make a room look smaller) try using a floral throw or blanket at the end of the bed. You can also toss some bright  and flowery cushions on the bed, or even change out some wall photos with floral prints.

Rugs: With trendy area rugs becoming more and more available, it’s an easy switch out at the start of the spring season. Instead of the neutral grey or taupe rug you may have, try bringing in an area rug with floral accents. If you’re into seriously bright colours, we love this rug from Pottery Barn teen.  If you prefer toned down colours, try another tone-on-tone option.

Real flowers: Nothing says “spring” like plants and flowers. Bring in orchids and flowering plants that will last for a few months. They create a very cheery windowsill or side table. If you’re one of those no-plants people or you have pets who like to taste everything, try using a few small silk plants.

However you decide to brighten up your space this season, let us know by posting a photo on our Facebook page. You can also find tons of other awesome ideas from our designers on our Pinterest boards.