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Bring your bedroom into bloom: how to decorate with botanical prints

There’s a revival in new-generation botanicals. So dress your bedroom in the latest nature-inspired prints

01 March 2018 - 14:12 By KARIEN SLABBERT
Adonia Blue duvet cover set from Volpes.
Adonia Blue duvet cover set from Volpes.
Image: Volpes

“Traditional floral prints may not be the first thing that springs to mind when picturing a chic, well-designed home. But don’t be fooled by the old-fashioned reputation of these classic patterns,” says Estel Grobler, senior designer and product developer at Volpes.

In fact, floral prints are tipped to be one of the hottest decor trends for 2018.

"The trick to creating a modern floral-inspired room is the colour palette. If you prefer a modern style, stick to one colourway for the room and linen,” Grobler adds.

Titley and Marr's Passion Flower in colour Spring. Available from Halogen International.
Titley and Marr's Passion Flower in colour Spring. Available from Halogen International.
Image: Halogen International

QUICK FIX: UPDATE YOUR BED LINEN

One of the easiest ways to introduce trendy florals to your bedroom is by updating your bed linen.

“Choose from delicate, classic botanical designs to create a peaceful, pretty retreat or bold prints to make a style statement,” suggests Grobler.

Not keen on a printed duvet set? Mix bright, fresh floral cushions or curtains with plain bed linen to add interest and pops of colour.

“Layer and combine florals of different scales or prints for an on-trend look,” says Butler. 

MAKE A STATEMENT: INVEST IN SOME WALLPAPER

One of the best ways to make a style statement in your bedroom is by covering a feature wall - or all of the walls - with a floral motif. “Botanicals (wallpapers) have been in high demand," agrees Haidee Kramer, director of Dreamweaver Studios. "It looks great when you wrap a room in a soft pastel floral or a gentle watercolour floral."

Create a tranquil and relaxing ambiance by combining a wallpaper in a soft, whimsical rose pattern with crisp white bed linen and bleached wooden floors. For a pretty vintage look, opt for smaller-scale florals reminiscent of yesteryear.

Dutch master paintings from Eijffinger’s Masterpiece collection. Available from Dreamweaver Studios.
Dutch master paintings from Eijffinger’s Masterpiece collection. Available from Dreamweaver Studios.
Image: Supplied
Eijffinger Bloom 340061 wallpaper. Available from Dreamweaver Studios.
Eijffinger Bloom 340061 wallpaper. Available from Dreamweaver Studios.
Image: Supplied

Dial up the drama with oversized patterns, or add a real wow factor with panels of wallpaper that make up a mural. “They add grand scale and give a room a completely new look,” says Kramer.


This article is adapted from one published on the South African Home Owner website. Visit sahomeowner.co.za for loads of decorating inspiration and tips.


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