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7 Floral upholstery design ideas for 2019

Where rose gold and metalwork dominated lounge design trends in 2018, this year it is about embracing ‘flower power’.

From pretty floral cushions to ‘all out’ botanical prints, there are loads of must-have flower designs for 2019 – and what’s more, they’ll look fantastic for years to come.

Read on for some of our favourite floral fabric designs and get inspired this summer.

In bloom

strawberry thief (1)

Harness the beauty of bloom by pairing bold colours with soft lighting and simple touches.

One fabric designer who delivers this aesthetic by the bouquet-load is William Morris (his classic Strawberry Thief style, with its crimson colour palette and mesmeric repeating motifs, is one of our favourites).

For something a little more serene, there is the pared-down Magnolia fabric in Linen to instantly lift muted spaces.

Mature floral patterns

‘Cutesy’ might be the raison d’etre for many floral themes, but there are still ways to introduce mature aesthetics into your décor.

Express yourself by mixing and matching busy designs, such as colourful patchwork with 70s-era chevron patterns. Alternatively, perk up your lounge with bright paisley prints to recreate the iconic ‘hippy’ home. For inspiration, take a look at our Golden Lily range in Green/Gold - this William Morris design cleverly balances boho with chic.

Leaf motifs

2019 is the year for bold motifs and in-your-face patterns, so don’t be afraid to think creatively with this leaf décor theme.

Style it out with potted fiddle-leaf fig trees on coffee tables and palm-embellished scatter cushions. Finish it off with exotic zig-zag patterned pouffes. To tie it all together, throw a leafy sofa fabric over your furniture.

Pared-down and pretty

Rather than busy flower prints, this floral design promotes minimalism.

To get started, combine millennial pinks with subtle petal prints – this is your colour base. Then, complement the look with plush throws and simple geometric patterns to make the eyes dance. But remember, less is more - so keep it simple.

Turn up the texture

Evoke the feeling of fresh petals with textured fabric with this design theme.

To bring these qualities into your home, start with super soft furnishings and hand-stitched upholstery fabrics. Want to bring some summer sun into your home? Try our Venetian design in Claret and Gold. Stitched with soft viscose, this floral sofa fabric feels just as deluxe as it looks.

Romantic chic

Pink flower print sofa fabric

This chintzy design fuses together rosy pinks and blushing reds to deliver a Sixteen Candles softness. Our Lilly fabric in Blush has a classic feel, without looking outdated.

Give this timeless aesthetic a modern makeover by mixing up your favourite floral patterns with Coral, Pantone’s Colour of the Year. Alternatively, opt for a sofa cover instead. This way, you can easily swap it out for any future colour trends.

Whitewashed bouquet

Traditional floral designs might conjure images of hot pinks, lilacs and pretty peaches, but there are subtle ways you can draw the eye too.

Take our Chatsworth Rose style in Stone, for instance, which taps into the dainty look of a peony bouquet, or our achromatic Clementine range in Pewter.

Now you know the hottest floral trends, which design will you choose? Browse our floral reupholstery and sofa cover ranges to choose your favourite upholstery fabrics.

Sophie Page
Sophie Page

Sophie is a great granddaughter of the founders of the business - so fabrics and furniture are almost part of her DNA! Her interests include home interiors and upcycling, and her favourite show to watch after work is The Repair Shop. Some of the topics she covers on the Plumbs blog include sofa reupholstery and furniture protection.

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