What patterns go with floral prints, anyway? This is a common question that arises pretty often, and understandably so. After all, floral prints don’t tend to blend into the background quite as easily as other prints do. But, that’s a good thing! Floral prints are beautiful. Why wouldn’t you want to showcase them? The challenge, however, seems to lie in deciding what patterns to pair with them. Considering that floral prints are trending again, we thought it’d be a great time to shed some light on what options might work best for your home.
Florals with Other Florals
The most obvious pattern to mix with floral prints is other florals. In fact, there’s no reason to be shy about filling an entire room with floral details. From wallpaper to accessories, don’t hesitate to layer in multiple floral patterns throughout the space.
Florals with Polka Dots
If you think about it, a blend of floral and polka dot prints has to be about one of the most charming combinations ever. If you love a whimsical vibe, then definitely consider pairing your favorite floral print with a cheery polka dot pattern.
Florals with Plaid
Plaid is another great pattern to pair with a floral print. While you can certainly choose a bold plaid, an understated, monochromatic choice is a guaranteed way to bring a touch of elegance to the space. Some plaids are so subtle, that you almost don’t notice the detail until you’re up close, so if you want it to be more obvious, opt for a plaid of a slightly richer shade.
Florals with Stripes
Hands down, the floral-stripe mix is a classic combination you can’t go wrong with. Imagine a beautiful custom-made striped sofa with some custom floral pillows in varying sizes on each end. Doesn’t that sound lovely?
How to Make it Work
The trick to making these (and others) work is to find a color that connects the different patterns together. It’s also important to recognize that some patterns simply look better together than others.
For example, if you’ve mixed several different florals together but it still doesn’t seem to be coming together, consider the space and adjust as needed. Maybe that space is too small and the abundance of florals makes it feel too busy. Sometimes, all it takes is a simple swap to a different pattern to give you the desired look. Maybe that particular room would look better with a floral and a stripe. Or, even a floral and an animal print (yes, you can mix those with florals, too!).
Another key thing to remember is your solids. Solid fabric, neutral or not, can really help keep the florals from overpowering the space. They give the eye a place to rest, which is important when dealing with floral patterns.
At Cutting Corners, we have an abundance of gorgeous floral fabrics, as well as other patterns, to choose from. Stop by our showroom to browse the selection and let us help you find the perfect pairing. And, while you’re at it, check out our display of forever florals that will really take your interior to new heights.