Decorating with Florals

Mother’s Day is coming up on May 8th. You could get mom the requisite bouquet of flowers that will look magnificent on the dining room table for a week or so, but will eventually start to wilt … or you could instead present her with a beautifully decorated room inspired by her favorite flowers.

But don’t go thinking a room decorated with florals has to look old-fashioned or antique-y. Large floral patters in bold colors tend to take on a more modern, artsy vibe. Consider playing with scale and placing a large, bold print on a small area rug or throw pillow.

Real Simple

Conversely, if you think mom is looking for a more vintage, feminine look, work with smaller floral patterns. Mix different pattern sizes and colors for a fun, eclectic look.

Better Homes & Gardens

For a simple, do-it-yourself project, frame some photos of flowers that you purchased or took yourself. You could even frame some scraps of floral wallpaper. Create a grouping on the wall and you’ll have a real work of art to present to mom.

House to Home

When using floral wallpaper, it is important to understand pattern repeats — the vertical distance, in inches, from one point on a design until it starts over again. Busy repeats (six inches or less) can be intense, so they’re often best for covering just a single wall. Larger repeats (12 inches or more) are less dramatic, so they can cover four walls and still feel subtle.

Osborne and Little-available at Hirshfield's Design Studio
Osborne and Little-available at Hirshfield’s Design Resource and select Hirshfield’s stores
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Another great Mother’s Day gift would be the gift of a Hirshfield’s Color Call – Let a Hirshfield’s color expert help you determine the perfect color for your space. Here is what one happy customer had to say about their Hirshfield’s Color Call:

Hi Kim,
David and I wanted to let you know we recently completed our painting project with the colors you selected. We just love it! The house feels so much warmer and up-to-date. You made it all so easy…We never would have been able to do this on our own. Thank you so much.

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

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