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Florals for 2018

Florals for 2018

In the midst of winter in the South I find myself dreaming of Spring. I know, it’s the South—how bad can it be? Pretty rough for me because the gray skies and chilly temps keep me hidden indoors and under blankets most days of our winter. After spending the majority of my life in Florida, the winter’s cold can drag on and wear me down. I find I miss the sunshine, the green grass and the flowers blooming all around. Thankfully, the floral and botanical market remains a strong trend for our homes starting 2018. In this season I find it refreshing to be able to bring a bit of color and spring into our home in a variety of ways.

From bedding to pillows, and prints to walls, the floral game is strong. Traditional patterns are roaring back into style with not just a comfort quality but also a strong recognition of vintage days gone by. Older style prints with broad ranges of colors and proportions will accelerate this trend and make it right on point for 2018.

Lest you think the floral trend is a feminine only trend, the contrasting color schemes popular this season make this an excellent option for all to enjoy. Appreciate the florals mixed with not only neutral palettes but also organic textures that were so popular at the end of last year. Even upholstery is getting the floral treatment from sofas to chairs. While that may be a little over the top for some, remember the accent pillows, blankets and artwork can add in those fun pops all around the house.

In our children’s rooms it is especially fun to explore the florals. With the funky colors and exaggerated patterns our kid’s rooms can be a fun and energetic place for them to unwind when the weather is too cold to be outdoors for long. If we feel the gray of winter strongly, I think it’s only fair to remember that they likely feel a longing for spring too. Keeping this in mind and adding some fun floral elements can help them “weather the weather” for a few more weeks!

Florals aren’t limited to just flowers either. Botanicals and greenery are strong in this category as well. Greenery was popular last year because of the Pantone color of the year, and it remains a strong option. Fresh botanical prints with lots of green evoke feelings of hope and calm. Green is a color to spread around generously!

By: Victoria Duerstock loves a good story. A happily married mom of three, she is eagerly pursuing a writing career. Being connected with the home furnishing industry in some aspect or another for more than 20 years, Victoria has lots of ideas for what’s trending in the marketplace after tagging along with her husband to see the markets from the inside. You can learn more about her at www.victoriaduerstock.com and if you are a busy author like she is and you are building your platform, she is offering a free course on growing your twitter platform!

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