How to work floral patterns with modern edge

Love pretty flowers but want to add some edge? We'll show you how to do it right

1. Go with bright, contemporary colour

This happy home is filled with painterly florals cleverly combined with zingy shades. Start as you mean to go on with the entrance hall and add some vamp to delicate flower patterns with this wallpaper which fades into an almost neon green.

2. Start re-upholstering

Give your antique pieces of furniture a modern-day makeover and dress them in bold floral prints. This French style sofa becomes the main focus of the otherwise calming hallway when upholstered in roses and leaf patterns, with the gold detailing giving it a luxe, glam feel.

3. Mix and match

Don’t be afraid of combining different patterns in one space. As this bathroom proves, a gentle floral print such as these floaty blue and white curtains pair beautifully with the heavier pattern on the velvet sofa. Add in some supporting pastel shades and you won’t want to get out of the bath.

4. Incorporate classic features

Got original architectural features? Then be brave and bring them into the 21st century. This floral wallpaper slips seamlessly into this arch, making it a real focus of the room and taking advantage of the space’s high ceilings.

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