Have you ever gone shopping for blinds with your significant other? I haven’t had that privilege yet. But, as a design consultant, I’ve seen a lot of debates over window treatments. One of the biggest is over floral patterns. I donâ€™t understand why people are so obsessed with floral patterns. When I think of florals, they remind me of my grandmaâ€™s house. My grandmaâ€™s couch, lampshades, area rug, throw pillows, and wallpaper were all different floral prints. I think they are old fashioned, and donâ€™t even get me started on the colors they usually come in. I remember seeing them in avocado green prints with off-white backgrounds, not flattering to any room they were put in.
Most of the time, it is a guy that I’ve seen denying floral patterns. I’ve seen countless ladies try to convince their husbands or boyfriends to do a pattern with floral in it. Really? Come on, at least let him keep his manhood. No guy wants to go into his home and be surrounded by a bunch of flowers. And the worst part of it is that some of the guys give in. I believe florals can look good in some places, like the bathroom, but that is about it. Living rooms, dining rooms, family rooms, etc. should be something that everyone can enjoy.
Nonetheless, times have changed and florals have been updated to include more colors and nicer patterns. Florals have taken leaps and bounds from when my grandma was buying them. Some current floral patterns are nice and subtle enough. Some barely even show up if the sun isn’t shining through. Some are more abstract. Some aren’t that bad. I wonâ€™t be going out and buying them anytime soon, but I guess Iâ€™m starting to see why some guys end up giving in â€“ you have to pick your battles, and florals might not be an important enough battle to take on. Now for the flat screen TV on the other handâ€¦