Fun with Florals – Incorporating floral patterns into modern interior design

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Hello again! I’m Dawn from back again this month with another mood-board for your decoration inspiration. If you’ve missed any, you can check out my all my posts for Remodelaholic here.
This month, I was inspired by spring springing all around us, and decided to pose myself the challenge of a fun mood-board incorporating floral patterns.
I say challenge, because when I think of decorating with florals, I tend to picture the puffy drapes and maroon toned wallpaper from my 90’s upbringing. Well that and this bathroom from Hildi Santo-Tomas of Trading Spaces Fame:
Floral Pattern Bathroom by Hildi Santo-Thomas
Floral Bathroom by Hildi Santo-Thomas
Side note- I loved that show! Everyone was so scared of Hildi. Right??
So I first set out on a search for modern floral decor, and found some beautiful and inspiring photos:
Floral pattern and stripes from Deny Designs
Floral and stripes from Deny Designs
Floral wallpaper as seen on Houzz
Floral wallpaper as seen on Houzz
Floral fabric in the laundry room from Sarah Hartill
Floral fabric in the laundry room from Sarah Hartill
Florals in a powder room
Floral in a powder room as seen on Decor Pad
Floral print and geometric pattern from Mokkasin
Floral print and geometric pattern from Mokkasin
  It seems that 90’s wallpaper is firmly in the past where it belongs, and florals are coming back with a vengeance. Armed with all that inspiration, I came up with a modern floral mood-board of my own. AND, it’s for a floral themed bathroom. Consider it my take on Hildi’s creation.

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To keep it modern and fun, I paired floral patterns in the artwork, rug, and accessories, with bold graphic patterns and black and white accents. I also threw in some natural elements, in the drift-wood mirror and live plants, that help keep it from being too cold.

I think the key with modern floral patterns is not worrying about getting too matchy-matchy. The element that ties everything together is color, rather than the same matching pattern in several places. Adding different textures throughout also helps to bring to mind the natural beauty of floral patterns when seen in nature- not too precise or repetitive.

So that’s my take on a updated floral-themed bathroom. I hope you enjoyed it!

Thanks again to Cassity & the Remodelaholic team for having me here today. I look forward to being back again next month with more inspiration and another mood board for you! If you like what you see, be sure to visit me over on my blog, DesigningDawn, or follow along on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter. Have a great day, friends!



Where else can you add some modern floral patterns?

Try your teen’s bedroom (or your own!)

floral bedroom Refresh Restyle via Remodelaholic

or in a closet office workspacefloral closet office via Remodelaholi

or ANYWHERE with a DIY Pottery Barn knockoff floral pillow
floral pottery barn pillow via Remodelaholic

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Dawn is one half of the team behind the creative blog, AD Aesthetic. By day she works as the VP of Creative for a design and marketing company (getting paid to make things look good!), while by night she renovates her Midwest home, refinishes thrift-store furniture for fun, and works with her husband on raising two tiny humans. Dawn believes in the potential to design your surroundings and your life one day at a time, and lives by the motto, 'Make everything beautiful.' Get to know her better by visiting her blog,, or following along on Facebook and Instagram.

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  1. I definitely like the updated versions better – small doses of floral along with some stripes or geometric patterns. Good job!