Floral patterns prominently feature flowers, buds and/or blossoms, with or without leaves and stems.
Floral patterns may be rendered in a realistic, stylized or abstract style. The main feature of a floral pattern is that it must contain some type of flower. The style can range from traditional stylized versions to modern abstraction depictions.
It is best, when searching for floral patterns you qualify the search with a decor style (traditional, contemporary, Pennsylvania Dutch, colonial, French provincial, cottage, tropical, shabby chic), with a type of fabric (chintz, batik, brocade, jacquard), or a color combination.
A rose may smell as sweet if it went by any other name but, in the modern world of decor, a rose can be anything from a whimsical line drawing to a historical botanical print. So, when looking for a particular floral print, it is best to ask for a specific style and, as always, we suggest ordering a fabric swatch.