TREND #4: Black-ground Florals

Welcome back, 1990! In that year I had a bright floral shirt printed on a black background that I now regret throwing away. These wonderfully vivid prints have come back bigger and bolder than ever.




This latest black-ground floral craze was likely inspired by the Suzani trend we’ve seen in the last few years.



The early 90’s brightly printed patterns reminiscent of those lovely late 18th century Central Asian handwork masterpieces have been reinvented with graphic botanical prints and lively flower arrangements in trendy colours. Sanderson’s and traditional British fabric and wallpaper houses have been doing this successfully for years, largely inspired by the English botanical prints made popular in Victorian and Edwardian eras.

Be Brave, Be Bold.

wall to wall

ellie cashman design

There are those of us who will embrace this trend wholeheartedly. If you are one of them, wallpaper is for you.

 Charismatic Canvass

picture it

beasts & blossoms photography & anglian home

If you’re not quite as brave, opt for a striking photograph or design and print it on canvass instead.

Hang it Up.

black out

house to home & harlequin

Curtains are a functional way to add this trend to a room. Beautiful in a Victorian-inspired dining room or as a dramatic window treatment in a teen’s room.

Nursery Nouveau 

night night

sandersons & green muze

For a truly inspired and original nursery, choose a smaller floral print on black. Pretty and calming, plus it’s gender neutral!


pure style home & etsy

Botanical prints are not only beautiful, they also bring that lovely cannot-die-if-I-forget-to-water-them green element into your home.

Instant Gratification


The quickest way to get the trend into your home is to throw a few scatters in the mix. This gorgeously vivid tropical print on the left is from Sandersons and the floral on the right is available right here in SA from Mr Price Home.

So be brave, be bold and go black-ground!