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Best Buds: Incorporating Not-Too-Feminine Florals

How to introduce flower patterns without rooms feeling too feminine

By Kathy Barnes


How can a floral print look less flowery? Take it to new places with a reimagined pattern, color, or scale. Here's how to incorporate the fresh (not-too-feminine) look of floral prints into your room.

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Problem: Large floral prints overwhelm a room.

Solution: Opt for muted organic patterns over defined floral prints. 

Look for a pattern that invokes the feeling of a garden but is not a literal take on flower shapes. To keep a large print feeling calm, consider a soft or faded color to keep its size from taking over the room.
Funky Master Bedroom
by Rachel Reider

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