Decorating with Painted Flowers

Decorating with Painted Flowers

Sarah Coffey
Jun 16, 2010
The phrase 'painted flowers' might make you think of your grandma's hand-painted plate collection, but florals can be classic, romantic, or even edgy. Here are five ways to incorporate painted flowers into your decor, each one a little different from the last.
  1. Hang a group of vintage floral still lifes together on a wall, and study the colors in the paintings to come up with cool ideas for wall or upholstery colors. If you're shopping for vintage florals, we like the Lost Art Salon and Gallery in San Francisco.
  2. Wallpaper company DeGournay makes hand-painted Chinoiserie (or Chinese-esque) patterns that are gorgeous and pricey. For other wallpaper options, check out Apartment Therapy's listings.
  3. It's really a print, not a painting, but the Andy Warhol flowers above the bed in photo #3 are a great way to introduce bright color into a room. If you're looking for them, AllPosters.com sells print and poster copies of Warhol's flower series.
  4. Stencils aren't just for sponge-painted ivy. Stencil company Royal Design Studio carries a bunch of modern and contemporary options and ideas for painted walls.
  5. European company Emery & Cie has a line of rich wallpapers and paints inspired by Chinese and Moghul floral patterns.

SHOWN ABOVEAnemone Cocoa Rug from the Rug CompanyDeGournay Hand-painted WallpaperScott's Silver Lake Bachelor PadPatterned Floral Stencil Wall from Royal Design StudioMoghul Garden Wallpaper from Emery & CieRELATED: Inspiration: Framed Flowers Photos: the Rug Company, DeGournay, Gregory Han, Royal Design Studio, Emery & Cie
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