Trend Alert: Old Lady Florals Are Back

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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.

1. Floral Coloray Floral Dutch Peel and Stick Wall Mural, $336

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.

2. Komar La Maison Wall Mural, $108.63

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

3. Lulu & Georgia Clara Rug, $406

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

4. Palecek Ceramic Global Ivory Ceramic Floral Wall Sculpture, $154

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

5. Saba Velvet Floral Cushion, $345

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

6. Zara Home Floral Print Tablecloth, $99.90

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.

7. de Gournay Askew Twill Curtain, inquire for pricing

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.

8. CB2 Chelsea Dinnerware, starting at $14.95

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.

9. Williams Sonoma Bloom Salad Plate, $25

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

10. One Kings Lane Ella Pillow-Top Bench, $455

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

11. H&M Patterned Hand Towel, $12.99

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

12. World Market Floral Liliana Loveseat, $299.99

Small sofa, meet big flower power.

13. Zara Home Floral Cotton Jacquard Bedspread, $199

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


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?

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