Flowers and floral design are abloom in 2020 decor

Published: 4/14/2020 3:08:40 PM

In lighting fixtures, wallpapers, bedding and wall art, flowers are coming up all over in 2020. Along with floral design in furnishings, there’s also renewed interest in actual flowers: floral arranging and floral-inspired table settings.

“Flowers have always made people feel happy. They can be feminine but they can also be used in a maximalist style,’’ says Christin Geall, author of the new Cultivated: The Elements of Floral Style (Princeton Architectural Press). “As we move away from beige interiors, flowers are a great way to liven things up.”

Aimee Lagos, co-founder of Hygge & West, which sells a range of wallpapers and home goods, concurs: “Floral decor is having a major moment in 2020, especially wallpaper.”

Floral patterns bring a touch of nature and an organic element into a room, she says, noting the popularity this spring of bold, large-scale floral murals.

“While floral patterns are

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