Decorating with Floral Wallpaper

Decorating with wallpaper doesn’t have to be scary! Using wallpaper also isn’t as outdated as you’d think. In fact, I’m a huge fan of it these days, especially when it’s floral wallpaper. There are tons of different ways to decorate with it and I’m excited to share a few of my favorites today.

Large-scale floral wallpapers for your bedroom | bygabriella.coImage courtesy of Marcus Design

Go big or go home

Many of the floral wallpapers I see boast smaller floral patterns. Instead, go big! Try out a wallpaper like this tropical one with sweeping green leaves and large-scale flowers. Let it be the hero wall of the room. I mean really though, it certainly would deserve the spotlight if it looked like this!

Decorating with floral wallpaper without it being scary! | bygabriella.coImage courtesy of Studio McGee

Use it in unexpected places

If you find a floral wallpaper that you adore, but you’re scared of plastering an entire wall with it – don’t! Instead, use it in unexpected places, like the powder room (or even your linen closet!). And if you think it’ll be too overbearing, add tile to the mix. Split the wall up between your tile (subway tile is my favorite!) and the floral wallpaper.

Mix your patterns with floral wallpaper | bygabriella.coImage courtesy of One Kings Lane

Mix your patterns

Just because you’re using floral wallpaper doesn’t mean everything else in the room has to be solid. Mix your patterns! If mixing patterns makes you nervous (don’t worry, it still makes me nervous, too), Thou Swell’s Kevin has a whole post with expert tips for mixing patterns. A great place to start is with patterned pillows, like in this photo from One Kings Lane. Then go beyond that! Add in some smaller patterns in different colors if you want to brighten up the room even more.

There you have it – a few ways that you, too, can start decorating with floral wallpaper. Think you’re ready to dive in? Let us know how you’ll be incorporating floral wallpaper in your home!


This post was originally published on Alice’s Table

Author: gabriella

Gabriella is a blogger, Director of Social Media in Boston, and City Manager for the BOS Lady Project. You'll typically find her with an iced chai in one hand and a book in the other.

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