Floral Wallpaper, how to go from kitsch to class…
August 08, 2018
Wallpapers are a real weakness of mine. They can instantly transform a room and give a previously bland space its own identity. I am a big advocate of ‘going the whole hog’ and papering the entire room to create a real impact, and avoid the ‘feature wall’- which can feel a little dated.
I have a particular soft spot for florals. In this recent project I did for a little girl’s room, we chose a Designers Guild wallpaper, which was light and fresh, and allowed us to draw out the green and pink accent.
Florals can be sophisticated too.
Not all floral wallpaper has to be girlie; bold, painterly prints are another favoured option of mine. These grown-up prints, also from Designers Guild, are both so elegant with their gorgeously rich tones I’d be hard pressed to pick a favourite between them.
Abigail Borg is another designer whose take on grown up florals is simply divine. Her beautiful botanical and floral wallpapers provide a contemporary twist to the cult classic. I used this stunning teal wallpaper in a living room project several years ago, and it still looks incredible to this day.
I have been longing to use Abigail’s Feverfew Coral wallpaper (pictured below) for quite some time. I just love the combination of the naïve design and the coral and mint colourway.
Traditional styles which have stood the test of time…
It would be sacrilege to write an article about floral wallpaper without mentioning William Morris. I spotted this print on designer Susie Watson’s Instagram feed and was so in awe I had to hunt it down. I particularly like the way the green trim on the top of the curtain complements the design.
Fruity Florals can be fun too.
This fruity-floral design also by William Morris is so sweet I couldn’t leave without mentioning it. Floral wallpaper is certainly a trend that has stood the test of time and whether you are looking to decorate your classic home or contemporary apartment, there’s certainly an option for you out there.