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Making a Floral Note
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By: Philip Sedgefield Email Article
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Spring is here and what better way of celebrating the freshness and colour of this wonderful season than to pre-empt the return of nicer weather by decorating our homes with colourful floral prints and adorning with an eclectic character. You can use this colourful display in your bedroom or lounge; in fact it is such a versatile look that it is sure to compliment any home, even home office furniture can be uplifted with a floral touch.

The key to this years trend is to make sure you use floral as an accent rather than as full on décor, you want the room you choose to be an inspiration to the flower rather than a return to a 1970's maisonette, festooned with matching wallpaper and soft furnishings. The basics of this look are to ensure your walls and floors are kept simple, with pale walls and ideally a wooden floor, but a pale carpet works just as well. If you decide to decorate your whole room rather than just adding key pieces, the paint you choose should have a colour picked out from the floral theme you are running with.

The accents of the room should be shown in the curtains and if creating this look in your lounge then your furniture should be a colourful material, making sure that it is a block colour, not patterned. If creating the look in your bedroom, try to ensure your bedroom furniture is not overly fussy and that your bedding is of a solid colour, as the floral notes will be depicted in the curtains and the cushions. Texture is also an important area in the floral room, not overtly but as a finishing touch, the cushions could be of a satin type material, giving a shiny texture, quite neatly opposing the heavy colouring of floral prints.

Other accessories to consider in the floral room are vases and ornaments that reflect a floral note, in the bedroom these vases could be displayed on a chest of drawers in groups rather than sitting alone by themselves, look for coloured glass or if decorating the kitchen area, think about using floral china. Too many ornaments can look too cluttered but if you find the right balance can add to the finishing touch.

It is often thought that these styles are dated and old fashioned but if used in the right way can give you an extremely modern look and feel around your house and home. By adding colour even if it is only a minimal splash will enhance a room, the brighter the better after the dark winter. As always with interior design, its the small things that go a long way and even on the smallest of budgets you can give your home the wow factor.

Philip Sedgefield has been involved in interior design for many years and enjoys to write about home improvement in all areas. From modern bedroom furniture to home office furniture, there are many ways of improving your house that doesn't have to be expensive.

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