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How To Create a Timeless Floral Bedroom Aesthetic

By Vinita Baravkar

Floral aesthetics have been around for a long time, ever since the eighteenth century during the Victorian era.

And they're currently making a comeback.

They add beauty, colour and character to your bedroom, not to mention that flowers (and nature in general), bring an uplifting energy to your home. Studies even show they have a positive effect on your mood and mental health.

Whether you're looking to create a floral design that evokes a romantic feeling or simply want to bring a piece of nature into your bedroom, this article will equip you with timeless floral pieces that will help keep your bedroom in style.

This guide is also renter-friendly filled with fun and easy DIY ideas that go easy on your wallet.

So without further ado, let's jump right into these timeless floral bedroom ideas.

Enhance Your Bedroom with Floral Fabrics

Fabrics can transform the entire decor and design of your room.

From soft, airy prints to bright, bold eye-catching pieces, florals are a great way to incorporate the artistic beauty of flowers into your bedroom.

Below we've rounded up the best floral fabrics — from comfy floral bedding and blanket to dreamy floral curtains and rugs.

Invest in Floral Bedding

With gorgeous floral bedding, you can get the same vibe of sleeping in a bed of flowers.

Floral bedding features vivid flower patterns and designs that aren't just pretty to look at — they can influence the ambience and energy of your bedroom.

This beautiful hand-painted floral pattern Quilt Cover from Bhumi brings botanical freshness to your bedroom and an immediate sense of hungcalm with the unique watercolour effect.

Made with the finest long staple 100% Fairtrade organic cotton, their lustrous signature weave makes these Quilt Covers the softest you’ve ever slept in.

Read more: The Best Materials For Your Bed Sheets

Hang Some Floral Curtains

Curtains serve multiple purposes in your bedroom. Sure, they help keep the sun out on mornings you feel like sleeping in a little longer. But they also accentuate the overall aesthetic and look of your bedroom.

And curtains with soft floral patterns do more than that.

Installing floor-to-ceiling floral curtains adds extra warmth to the room and makes it feel cozy.

If you're all for natural light flooding your room, there's nothing like sheer floral curtains. Not only do they make the room brighter, the floral curtains' diaphanous quality makes the room appear airier as well.

Plus, hanging floral curtains can elevate the look of your room. If your room empty, adding some cute floral curtains can enliven your bedroom, infusing some life and joy into the space.

When choosing bedroom curtains, cotton and linen are the best option. Cotton curtains are light, breathable and super easy to maintain.

Check out these soft linen floral curtains to make your bedroom blossom with beauty and elegance.

Display Bright Floral Rugs

Floral rugs are the perfect addition to enhance the aesthetics of your bedroom. And we're thrilled to see them making a comeback from the '90s!

Floral area rugs come in various styles and designs, which means whether you’re looking for something rustic or chic, there’s an option out there for you.

They get brownie points for their versatility as they can complement many styles of room decor.

They can add a touch of colour in contemporary spaces and bring the outdoors into the home.

For a more contemporary modern decor, floral rugs with abstract patterns and large floral designs invite an eclectic, whimsical aura to your bedroom.

If you want to take it a step further, you can even add a few furniture items with floral prints and make your living room look like a lush garden.

Pro Tip: White furniture adds a nice, soft touch when paired with the floral rug. Avoid pairing black furniture with your rug — it can look too harsh.

We recommend this light floral patterned rug from Rugs for Good. With a soft warm hue and a stonewashed look, it creates the most beautiful transitional design.

Best part is that all of their rugs are child labour free. And 100% of the profits goes towards building brighter futures for the children of India and empowering them to break the cycle of intergenerational.

Snuggle up with Floral Blankets

Unlike neutral solid-colour blankets, floral blankets and throws can make a dramatic statement in any room.

Whether you're already a lover of flowers or discovering a new design, a stunning floral blanket is sure to cheer up your spirits.

Whereas little flower prints provide a vintage Victorian charm to your bedroom, a floral blanket with huge, magnificent blooms adds that extra oomph and drama to your bedroom décor.

Beside, there are limitless colours and flower patterns to choose from — based on your moods and design aesthetic. From tiny cherry blossom prints to bold roses, peonies, tulips and sunflowers.

All you have to do is find a colour and pattern that speaks to your personality.

Like this Lola Throw from Wandering Folk. Made from 100% recycled cotton, it features a vintage inspired woven, floral design with coloured cotton fringing. With versatility and quality at the forefront of their creation, you can use them to bring the outdoors in.

DIY Floral Fabric Dyes

Discover the beauty of a floral aesthetic without breaking the bank by crafting your very own fabric dye from scratch.

Flowers are one of the main sources of pigment for the dyes we use today. These colourful dyes can be used to design textile fabrics like bedsheets, couch or pillow covers.

Floral dyes aren't just creative and budget-friendly. They're also eco-friendly and have no allergic action on your skin, unlike toxic synthetic dyes. It's a win-win.

You can make your own dye with fresh flowers and some supplies.

Depending on the supplies you choose, the end result can be anything from watercolour-like dyes to full on floral prints.

When it comes to choosing the right flowers, we recommend going with the most vibrant colours you can get your hands on. Think Black eyed Susans, lush red roses and red geranium petals.

And if you feel like adding some extra greenery to compliment the florals, try your luck with ferns and geranium leaves.

Read more: 10 Earth Colours That Bring Nature To Your Home

While you might have trouble finding these flowers at the store, you can easily find them at a local greenhouse. Or simply ask that friend who's an expert in all things gardening.

Watch this video tutorial to get the lowdown on making DIY fabric dyes.

And Don't Forget Flowering Plants

Welcome the magic of nature into your bedroom with lush green flowering plants. Their purifying properties and positive energy will help turn your bedroom into a pleasant indoor jungle oasis.

Natural flowering plants add that much-needed life and exuberance to the room decor. They go well with the vivid abstract floral patterns on your couch, curtains and bed.

Pro tip: If you want to keep the focus on your room's greenery and floral upholstery, make sure the wall and floor treatments are in neutral shades like white or eggshell.

Now let us look at a few flowering plants for a greener bedroom.

Peace Lily

Excellent for removing allergens and toxins from the air, Peace Lily is nature's very own air-purifier. And they are a great option for first-time plant owners. To see these babies thrive, make sure your bedroom is airy and well-lit. It's recommended to water them when the top soil becomes dry.

Lavender

Another flowering plant which creates a soothing, charming bedroom ambience is the pretty lavender. Lavender fills your room with a soothing scent which, studies show, has a calming effect on your nervous system.

Take a bunch of freshly-cut lavender stalks and drop them in a vase filled with clean water. You can keep the vase on either side of your bed or as a centrepiece.

One downside to lavender is that it doesn’t last forever when kept indoors.

So make sure to take the plant outside once the blooms fade to ensure new flowers the following year.

Orchids

Orchids aren’t as dainty and delicate as they appear. These gorgeous flowers bloom for months and can live for years with very little care. They require water once a week (until it drains out from the bottom of the pot), making them another perfect choice if you're a new plant parent!

As for their preference, orchids like bright, indirect light — an east or west-faced window is best.

The Snake Plant

Deemed by NASA as one of the best air-purifying plants, the Snake Plant has many benefits as an indoor houseplant. It produces high levels of oxygen, filters out toxins from the air, promotes better sleep — to name a few.

Not to mention it's long, sleek leaves add a minimal aesthetic to your bedroom.

And the Snake Plant is super low maintenance. They can survive and thrive in almost any lighting condition, with little to no water.

Decorate Your Room with Pressed Flowers

Pressing flowers is an age-old craft that's been around since the Victorian era. Back then, it was used for preserving plant specimens. But today, you can press flowers as a memento for the special moments of life such as weddings, birthdays, proposals and more.

Pressing is a great way to preserve flowers way past their blooming days. If done correctly, the flowers will maintain their shape and vivid colours for years to come. Plus, it's a fun and creative DIY craft activity which you can partake in with your family and loved ones.

You can even use these pressed flowers to elevate your room decor by framing them into wall art, adding some colour and floral touch to your walls.

The best part about flower pressing is that it's fun yet unpredictable. The results may vary each time you try it.

Sometimes the flower colours are vivid and radiant. Other times, they’re muted and soft.

Some flowers turn out perfectly. Others may not be worth keeping.

The joy is in the experience.

So take your time and don't rush the process. Enjoy picking the blooms apart and arranging them in your flower press. Let the pressed blossoms reveal themselves to you once they're ready.

This article breaks down the art of flower pressing and how to do it at home.

Dial It up with Accent Furniture

Accent furniture pieces often stand-out in your room as they inject your bedroom with personality, vibrancy, colour, drama and definition.

In other words, they bring the 'X' factor to any room.

Check out these floral accent furniture pieces for a welcome change to your bedroom.

Floral Armchair

A traditional armchair with dainty floral prints can bring the relaxing and soothing feel of an English garden to your bedroom. Whether you want to read a book, chat with your family or just sit back and relax after a long day, the floral armchair is your best companion for the long winter months.

This tropic floral accent armchair is perfect for leisure and lazing around.

Floral Couch

Gone are the days when a floral couch meant your grandma's couch from the 70s or Colonial Revivalist period.

The floral couch isn’t a piece of furniture to hide in a corner or be confused about how to style.

The modern floral couch is a masterpiece in its own right.

Which is to say, it can function both as a piece of seating and a design statement.

A floral couch packs some serious visual punch in a living room. More often than not, your floral couch is the visual centrepiece in your room, with all other elements simply complementing it.

So make sure you style it with care using accompanying furniture and accessories.

Pro Tip: Focus on highlighting repeating patterns and colours found on the couch, either with matching throw pillows or an area rug. You can also play with contrast for a more contemporary vibe.

Floral Chairs

If there's one piece of accent furniture which can infuse some year-round spring magic to your bedroom decor, it is floral accent chair.

Happy, youthful and free-spirited, these statement seats are everything you love about spring, carved into furniture.

The modern floral chair features a sleek design with slim, restrained silhouettes, making them feel chic and contemporary.

Aside from the aesthetic boost that a floral chair gives your room, it also serves as a visual cue to indulge in the simple pleasures of being home, like reading a book, chatting with friends, or listening to some old records.

This set of armless floral chairs are covered in a fuchsia abstract floral fabric and boast a modern style that will elevate your home. With a contemporary chrome frame and spindly legs, trust them to strike a statement in your bedroom. The ergonomically designed seat and back cushion provides extra support and comfort.

Floral Pillows

Floral throw pillows make for fantastic pieces of accent decor — without completely overwhelming the space. They can either be a statement piece or can complement the larger floral patterns that surround them.

Always remember, balance is key.

As an example, let's say you have a dark blue couch. Pick pillows with deep blue flowers against a white or pastel backdrop. Match them with solid white or pastel-coloured throw pillows to make the entire look feel cohesive, yet stand out.

This floral pillow from Furn features a modern jungle leaf print in a range of earth tones. It's perfect for a striking focal point in your bedroom. Plus, it's made using super sustainable 100% Recycled Polyester (PET).

Tips for Designing a Floral-Themed Bedroom

  • If you want to mix multiple floral patterns throughout your bedroom, choose different floral prints with the same background colour. For example, white and other neutral shades like natural go great as pillow backgrounds if you're into layering with several pillows.
  • For a more traditional, Victorian era aesthetic, try to stick to smaller floral prints against an off-white or pastel shade background. Also, keep the floral print and pattern for all the upholstery as consistent as possible.
  • When mixing different colours, it's important to stick with colours of similar tones. For example, don't mix bright shades with pastels.

When done right, florals can create a tasteful bouquet effect and turn your home into a wildflower haven.

Now that you have an understanding of how to work with floral prints to refresh your bedroom decor, it's time to put these ideas to action.

Balance is key.

Happy designing!


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