Wallpaper florals have been off the trend radar—and considered too traditional for today’s modern consumer—since their 1980’s heyday. But earlier this year, English floral designs threw out hints that a comeback is in the future when a few choice versions popped up at Ambiente in Frankfurt and Maison & Objet in Paris. These modernized wallpaper looks were oversized, colored differently than in the past, done in open-and-airy layouts and as inclined toward contemporary style as they were toward new-traditional sensibilities. They appeared on tableware, cushions and upholstery.
Only a few months later, the same floral approach has surfaced at the High Point furniture market. Still in the earliest stages of emerging, the appearance of updated wallpaper-floral designs in North Carolina (home of the High Point furniture market) demonstrated how trends can emerged concurrently in not only multiple categories, but also multiple geographies.
Here are some of the wallpaper florals debuting at High Point’s semi-annual furniture market in April. They come from CR Laine, Pearson, Taylor King and Wesley Hall.