40 Ways To Decorate With Florals… Without Actually Using Flowers!
Decorating with flowers isn’t just limited to fresh bouquets or expected floral prints — there are plenty of fresh ways to use them at home, and we’ve got 40 ideas right here. Whether it’s a small accent in the bedroom or a dramatic large-scale statement in the foyer, each of these spaces prove how versatile florals can be.
Soft blue flowers on the curtains become a pretty focal point in this living room, while oyster, cream and greyed aqua hues temper the warm golden palette.
In this Southern-inspired principal bedroom, lush nature wallpaper emulates the feeling of sleeping in the forest on a warm summer evening.
Linen drapes with a Jacobean paisley pattern exude traditional elegance in this romantic entryway. The muted florals tie in the pastel rug, while balancing the dark wood flooring.
An easy way to update your space for spring? Reupholster your throw pillows with botanical fabric as a reminder of sunnier days ahead (even if there’s still snow on the ground).
A vibrant piece of art is the focal point of this spare bedroom, which brings out the zesty hue of the headboard and bedskirt. No need for keeping a bouquet of flowers alive when you’ve got a still life painting.
For a dash of vintage elegance in this bathroom, designers Tommy Smythe and Lindsay Mens Craig opted for a floral Roman blind, which feels right at home with the brass hardware and opulent sconces.
Antique mirrors are taken up a notch with gilt, long-stemmed flowers. It emulates the feeling that they’re climbing up the walls.
The patinated fabric on this vintage chair is a great option for those who aren’t looking for a typical floral pattern. Its neutral palette and mysterious motif make it work for more trad styles.
Make a bold first impression in the entryway with a Pop Art-inspired painting showcasing the delicate beauty of poppies.
A trio of botanical paintings tie the black, white and chartreuse palette together in this personality-packed principal bedroom.
Wisteria Blossom wallpaper by Sanderson brings sunny warmth to designer Francesca Albertazzi’s second floor workspace.
Afraid to commit to a whole roll of floral wallpaper? Try a delicate dish adorned brightly-colored fleurs for a subtle pop of botanical flair.
If you look too quickly, you’ll miss it. The eye-catching area rug in this eclectic living room grounds the space with its swirl and twirl of floral motifs.
For a personal touch, a trio of black and white photographs — one being a group of blooming roses — were taken by designer Lysanne Pepin’s brother, Patrick.
Another great place to decorate with florals is in a kids’ bedroom. Hot pink dandelions decorate one of the pillows, which give the space a playful touch and pay homage to the lush countryside surrounding the property.
Seen through the hall, a Japanese screen divider in the living room provides a striking focal point. Red flowers stand out against the neutral greens and beige tones and lend the motif a refined, global appeal.
A floral shower curtain in H&H design editor Stacey Smithers’ bathroom adds a playful note and wakes up the otherwise tranquil space. For those wanting to ease into floral design, investing in a botanical shower curtain is a great place to start.
In this airy cottage, a chintz-covered bergère adds a welcome hint of pattern and plays up the lush colors of the surrounding landscape. The rest of the living room’s serene all-white palette keeps the space bright.
In the same cottage’s principal bedroom, a metal sculpture that mimics the look of wildflowers in the wind adds interest atop the bed. Lampshades with black twig bases add balance and weight.
For something more large-scale, opt for a floral-patterned headboard. This fun print ties together the room’s blue palette and nods to the cottage’s island location.
A grid of frames with mats painted in different hues allow the simple black and white botanical art to stand out. A fuchsia chair and punchy mustard table lend the display an inspired mid-century modern look.
In this contemporary foyer, an accent table with a grid of blue roses makes for a stunning (but subtle) statement and pays homage to the iconic Table Bleue by Yves Klein.
This large-scale, monochromatic wallpaper found in the foyer of designer Nicholas Mellamphy’s condo is arresting and makes a bold statement.
Set against a simple drywalled chimney breast, these vintage chintz-covered sofas feel tasteful, not dated.
Juju hats add instant flair to any room, and their flower-like shape gives this one pride of place in designer Shirley Meisels’ home. Vibrant floral art adds to the blooming accents found in this bedroom.
A floral bergère makes an elegant statement when placed at the head of the table. In this dining space, table linens are kept out of sight (but still handy) thanks to a bench with hidden storage.
This vintage botanical duvet reads as classic and quirky. On the wall, a group of paintings emphasize the room’s nature theme.
Children’s rooms are a great place to incorporate florals. In this space by designer Virginie Martocq, a pink flower pattern within the elephant decal adds an extra element of fun on the walls.
In this open-concept living-dining room, a trio of oversized Swedish botanical prints add a splash of color against plain white walls.
Senior design editor Stacey Smithers created a dreamy canopy in her guest bedroom with this painterly fabric.
This principal bedroom’s rustic hickory log bed feels fresh when dressed in floral block-print linens.
A light blue floral wallpaper was original to this 1940’s clapboard home. Owner Alison Jeffery loved it for its heritage, and painted the trim around it white to help freshen the look.
In the same home, a floral-inspired rug in the dining room adds pattern and warmth underfoot.
Contrasting against the elegant floral design carved into the fireplace mantel, this display of wire-crafted fixtures is a quirky way to decorate with florals.
These homeowners opted for low-maintence ornamental grass instead of a flower garden, but a trio of floral-patterned pillows in summery shades perk up the backyard in place of blooms.
Designer Jill Kantelberg installed an induction cooktop and paired it with fuss-free cabinets in a neutral beige to keep the attention on her Patricia Urquiola backsplash, which pairs florals with other patterns. A vintage butcher’s table adds a hit of country charm.
In this daring bathroom by H&H design editor Kai Ethier, a dark blue floral wallpaper and graphic floor tile are buffered with clean white subway tile.
Want florals on your wall, but don’t want to commit to wallpaper? A decorative wall panel makes a pretty yet dramatic statement, as evidenced by the fabric print in this foyer.
The soft blue petals of this hand-painted mural impart the feeling of meandering through a tranquil garden.
Vancouver artist Bobbie Burgers’ home is filled with vibrant color. In the principal bedroom, a set of large-scale paintings add warmth and texture, while a felt petal-inspired chair serves as both seating and sculpture.