Why We’re Hopelessly In Love With The Romantic Florals Trend

The Romantic Florals trend is made for lovers. For lovers of vintage blooms and black velvet; lovers of blushing pinks and burgundy reds; lovers of all things old-made-new with a brooding sense of modern style…

Like something from an Austen novel gone punk, the Romantic Florals trend is all about fusing the best of classic and contemporary styles.

Contrast oh-so-pretty, ‘petit fille’ pinks with dark shades for depth in your palette. Add indulgent textures like velvet or faux fur. Take on feminine style with a kick of attitude.

Our top Romantic Floral picks

  1. Chloe sofa styled with the Scarborough Side Table from Zanui and Blooms on Black artwork from Americanflat.
  2. Marselha Quilt Cover Set from Linen House.
  3. Bella Bella Framed Canvas from Artist Lane.
  4. Elwyn velvet cushions in square and round from Sly.
  5. William Kilburn teaware from Maxwell & Williams.
  6. Arabelle Quilt Cover Set from Marie Claire.
  7. Bloems teaware from Maxwell & Williams.
  8. Rose & Peony Hand Tufted Designer Wool Rug from Sanderson.
  9. Euphemia Henderson dinnerware from Maxwell & Williams.
  10. Screaming Poppies 2 Framed Canvas from Artist Lane.

Shop our extensive Romantic Florals range on Zanui to find the perfect piece to suit you.

Do’s and don’ts for styling with florals

In a trend where ‘over-the-top’ is kind of the point, you need to find a balance between all your bold elements: colour, texture, size and positioning.

Do express yourself with colour. Romantic Floral doesn’t need to be pink and red. Try deep blues or greens, or even monochromes with florals in charcoal watercolours.

Don’t contrast too many colours at once. Choose a few complementary colours and work with tones and shades. Go lighter and darker, rather than multicolour. (Lest you end up more ‘frantic’ than ‘romantic’!)

Do go bold with oversized flower prints. Big pattern, big impact. But keep your bold florals to a few choice pieces, like a large artwork, quilt, throw, or sofa. Big is beautiful, but less is more.

Don’t be afraid of texture. Specifically, velvet. Velvet is on-trend and ultra-luxurious, but other key textures to include could be faux fur, brassy metallics, glass, or even a bouquet of real flowers for added effect 😉

Kyra Thomsen is a writer and editor from Sydney, NSW. She has experience in copywriting, blogging, journalism, and social media. After completing two degrees in Creative Writing and English Literature in 2013 she began work with the content team at Zanui. Kyra was the winner of the 2012 Questions Writing Prize and her work has been published in print and online for numerous sources, including Writer's Edit, Seizure, and Fairfax Media among others.