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It’s the dead of winter, so what better time than now to conjure up thoughts of spring and summer! Floral prints are not only timeless, but they’re incredibly versatile and a great way to brighten up any room.

Many people shy away from “busy” patterns such as florals, but what they don’t realize is just how easy it is to incorporate them into their decor! Here’s a few tips to help you get started:

1. For beginners, try accent pieces such as lamps, wall art, and throw pillows

2. For those more committed, try a large area rug, wallpaper, or new furniture upholstery

3. Look for patterns that coordinate with the color scheme you already have in the room

4. Be sure to balance! Tone down loud prints with plenty of solid colors

5. Don’t be afraid to mix and match prints! A very chic and modern combination is florals and stripes.

Use these looks and accessory ideas for inspiration:

stripesPhoto Source

pillowsShop Circo Pillows

floralPhoto Source

floral2Photo Credit: Cathy Hobbs. Design by Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes

flowersShop Flowers and Fudge Contemporary Framed Wall Art

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