Design is an ever changing world, but styles and trends evolve over the years; and like in fashion, “what’s old is new again”, tends to ring true for interior design too!
Throwback: 1980’s Floral
Covering couches, chairs, curtains, and valances- no surface was safe from the overwhelming floral trend of the 1980’s. Dusty pinks, burnt oranges, and rusty browns all set against a cream background flourished. Heavy chintz patterns favoring roses and peonies, the distinctly feminine look (quite rightly) fizzled out in the early 1990’s.
Modern Update: Floral Infusion
After a couple decades of moving into calm, neutrals and softer palettes, design is waking up again- and floral is back! The most successful way to incorporate anything with a busy pattern like a floral is in moderation. Pick an accent chair, or choose a small bathroom to put a bold printed wallpaper in. These will become conversation pieces, without being too tied down to a specific trend. Of course, wallpaper is going to be more permanent, so be sure to think about how you will feel in a years time, five years- and even ten. If you are one to change your mind and flip flop – trend lightly.
(And let’s hope shoulder pads stay in the 1980’s)
1980’s images, http://www.housebeautiful.com/decorating/home-makeovers/before-and-after-living-rooms-0510#slide-2
Floral Infusion, 1. www.chintzchair.com 2. http://brabournefarm.blogspot.ca/2009/08/bright-and-beautiful.html 3. https://www.onekingslane.com/vintage-market-finds/product/944063 4. http://www.grahambrown.ca/us/product/17869/Isabelle+%3A+Blue+Wallpaper
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