Trend Alert: Old Lady Florals Are Back

de grounay green fabric
credit: de Gournay

Our society is obsessed with youth. Boot camps? Sure. Needles to the face? Bring it on! Sacrificing a virgin on Halloween in a dark magic ceremony with a group of like-minded individuals found on Craigslist? You know it!

That said, we can't help but love that old lady florals and chinoiserie are very in right now. Minimalism and clean modern lines might feel young, but an old lady floral is timeless. And by incorporating the prints in new and surprising ways, they feel anything but dated.

This is not your nan's wallpaper. We all know removable wallpaper is having a major moment. Even better: removable murals that make gigantic statements, like this Dutch-inspired floral masterpiece.

Komar La Maison Wall Mural
credit: Amazon

Or go for less of an arty feel and lighten things up with a feminine peony print.

Even an extremely modern room could benefit from a floral rug in a classic coral hue.

Floral motifs don't need to be limited to flat surfaces — try going 3-D with this statement-making wall sculpture.

Saba Floral Cushion
credit: ABC Home

Velvet floral might trigger old lady alarm bells, but the beautiful green color of this cushion is very now.

Floral Print Tablecloth
credit: Zara Home

This print isn't as old school as some items on this list, but it is giving us some very proper "let's all sip tea and wear hats" vibes.

de gournay green fabric
credit: de Gournay

All hail the awesome de Gournay: The collective of artisans is reviving patterns inspired by another century with their hand-painted fabrics and wallpapers. While the price tags and designs do scream "old money," we're finding that their wares are making trend-forward statements in new cafes and cool homes.

Chelsea Dinnerware
credit: CB2

Swoon: We're kinda maybe totally obsessed with Gwyneth's CB2 x Goop collab. She's bringing back chinoiserie-style dinnerware and we're not mad about it.

Eating your greens is way more fun when florals are involved.

Try something unexpected in a boho bedroom: Incorporate this bright chinoiserie-inspired bench at the foot of the bed for a fun kicker.

Patterned Hand Towel
credit: H&M

Ditch your basic, solid color towels for something that will make a splash in your bathroom.

Floral Liliana Loveseat
credit: World Market

Small sofa, meet big flower power.

Floral Cotton Jacquard Bedspread
credit: Zara Home

Waking up in a soft floral print is a delight, no matter your age.

Sara Nachlis

Sara Nachlis

Sara Nachlis is a multimedia writer and editor living in Los Angeles by way of Long Beach, CA. Did you know Sublime is from there?