If you think that flower decor has to be “flowery,” like gaudy-wallpaper flowery, better reset your Swatch watch to 2012. Simple, modern flower accents freshen up a room with their pretty, streamlined shapes. Find some easy inspiration from The Home Depot, The Home Decorators Collection and around the web:
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The colorful pattern of this Spiral Mosaic Rug reminds us of a pixelated close-up of a flowerbed—even if the design only hints at it.
The understated tulip shape of this Checkolit Art Glass Hanging Pendant sends a subliminal message of spring to the rest of the room. Made of delicate hand-blown glass with a satin nickel finish.
The stylized, modern bloom on this decorative pillow gives it cheerful advantage. Handcrafted in India with jute, cotton, felt, velvet and other materials, the Fusion Pillows also create interesting texture.
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The delicate, asymmetrical silhouette of a White Phal Orchid from Kerry’s Nursery Inc. adds a dramatic touch of mod to a windowsill or tabletop.
Felt flowers are majorly hip on Pinterest and in the blogoshere. Follow these instructions to make chrysanthemums, then pin them on throw pillows or update a centerpiece.
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The Home Decorators Collection offers a smart service for customizing artwork online. Browse art by keyword or artist then choose a canvas or frame and size for your selected work. We like the whimsical nature of Season’s Frenzy II by Laura Gunn, with its three bright blooms and distorted perspective.
The Small Talk Placemat Collection comes in four playful modern patterns, designed to mix and match. Our favorite is the gunmetal grey — a surprising choice for the simple leaf pattern, stitched with detail in mind.
We’re into stylized flower motifs in all sorts of items, from make-up bags to spring dresses. British designer Orla Kiely gives us decorating inspiration, with her line of retro patterned items (like this bag).
The classic Parsons Chair makes fireworks go off when clothed in a Sparkler Collection slipcover, which has just enough of a flowery motif to be pretty and modern. The soft greens and blues work well in a variety of spaces.