Street Style: Florals Done Right

Peek inside the Brooklyn style boutique Jumelle, and you’re going to find this amazing classic background on an accent wall. The oversized floral pattern and moody color palette make this background as hip as the clothes inside the shop. Read on for some background selections that catch that flowery style, and some simple ways to draw some into your own interior.

The dark floral pattern on Jumelle’s wall feels super chic (it’s so not your granny’s wallpaper.)

Can you adore the appearance of floral background but can’t commit an entire wall into it? Here are 6 unexpected (little ) ways to bring some flower power to your area.

1. Make it glow: Add a pop of pattern into a plain-jane lampshade by covering it in background. Produce a paper template and then use spray glue or Mod Podge to adhere the background on the shade. A cylindrical drum shade would be the simplest form for this project.

2. Divided we bloom: Room dividers are a sensible solution to split up a room with multiple uses (especially using a home office that you would love to become undercover when not being used.) A custom made space divider may cost a cent, but you can dress up a folding screen with background. (You can actually create your own folding screen simply by hinging together a set of bifold doors from the regional home center.)

3. Make it art: Frame a popular floral pattern and hang it over the mantel. This is a superb solution if you fell in love with a background pattern but can’t manage the entire roll. Just order a sample of this paper (usually $5) and frame the sample piece on your wall.

4. Hang flowers overhead: You can DIY your own headboard with foam-core panels and some floral background. For a bold, patchwork appearance, try a grid of square foam-core panels covered in a mix of floral patterns.

5. Add love to your novels: twist a fundamental bookcase into a standout piece with the addition of background between the shelves. Pick a smaller flower pattern so that you avoid the necessity to match up the design.

6. Shaded in blossoms : You are able to produce a pretty window shade for a small window by including a favourite wallpaper to a simple roller shade. The trick is choosing a roster that matches around the width of your window.

Here are some of my favorite floral newspapers today:


Petal Pusher Wallpaper, White & Black – $140

Aptly named Petal Pusher, this mod legacy made by Joy Cho (of this site Oh Joy!) Features large blooming flowers pushing onto the scene. The black-and-white palette produces a dramatic announcement.


Blooming Filigree Mural – $298

This floral background from Anthropologie features oversized painterly roses. With this pattern, you could create a gorgeous accent wall that feels contemporary ladylike in fashion.

Graham & Brown

Graham & Brown Countess: Plum/Charcoal Wallpaper Purple,Graphite Floral – $75

Graham & Brown’s take on florals includes a classic, romantic vibe. (This background also will come with a more affordable price tag!)

Cath Kidston USA

Cath Kidston – Antique Rose Wallpaper – $42

While I consider florals I love, my mind jumps into Cath Kidston.

While the colors are lighter and much more trad inside this pattern, the wallpaper still feels distinctly fresh and current.

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