Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Decorate With Fern Decor For Trendy Interiors

Do you have a touch of Pteridomania? Pterido is the Latin for ferns and mania.....well you get the picture. Pteridomania (just drop the p and it sounds just like it spells) or Fern-Fever began at the 1862 International Exhibition and remained popular "as a fond symbol of pleasurable pursuits" until the turn of the century.Victorian decorative arts exhibited the fern motif on everything from pottery, textiles, glass, and of course botanical prints and wallpaper. 

The current fern madness has triggered a design trend much like it did for the Victorians and once again fern decor is hot and in demand. This time of year we get anxious for Spring greens so why not bring a touch of nature indoors in the way of fern decor. Whether you put them on your walls or under your feet the fern trend is a great way to freshen up your home without breaking the decorating budget.

The fern motif trend was huge in Victorian times. Ferns appeared in a wide variety of decorative arts, including fashion.

Victorian parlors just weren't on trend if they didn't display the fern motif.
Some homeowners went as far as having opulent orangeries built onto prestigious houses and stocked with a variety of fern. Others simply did it in the form of ornamental miniature glass cases that allowed their owners to have a fashionable parlor and join in on "Pteridomania".

Whether you choose to saturate your bedroom with fern inspired wallpaper........

Charlotte Moss Linens

or maybe add a more subtle elegant touch of fern like on these pillowcases.......

you will be riding the botanical trend in home decor this season. Ferns are popping up everywhere and just in time for Spring.

Todays fern inspired fabric is not relegated to the rattan outdoor furniture of the past. Instead we mix this pattern with the linens and velvets, polished metals, warm woods and cool marbles of our interiors.

If you are not blessed with "green thumbs," fern decor is the perfect way to bring the outside in without the hassle. There are plenty of ways to decorate with the fern motif........ botanical prints, wonderful upholstery fabric, and of course wallcoverings.

Who wouldn't love this fern covered chair. So fresh, clean and crisp.

Another gorgeous wild flower and fern inspired upholstery fabric

Nature is still a hot trend and this homeowner has chosen a pretty fern and flora pattern for window treatments. Insect decor is also popular so the dragonfly pillow and fern botanical print are great additions.

The softness of the wall color and the delicacy of the fern botanicals set the stage for a lovely room.

Try creating a great accent wall with a fern print wallpaper.

There are quite a few wallpaper patterns on the market today to choose from.

Hang similar fern prints en masse for an interesting and eye-catching display.

Or go for one bolder print and hang it as a focal point. This image shows how a modern fern print can work well in a more traditional interior. This print would look great in a contemporary room as well.

There are plently of fern inspired botanicals to purchase or find a tutorial on line and make some of your own.

via pinterest

I love this quilted, fern inspired bed covering.

via pinterest

Pillows are one of the best ways to try out a new trend. This fern inspired one is really lovely and a 
great way to bring natural elements indoors

A wide range of colors and designs make fern wallpaper a good choice for practically any decorating style.

The bold  fern-frond print  fabric is effective in this eclectic style room.

Laid over your carpet or wooden floors a fern rug like this will brighten up your space.

The delicate, lace-like design of ferns makes them appealing for feminine styles such as Victorian or shabby chic. You can find stencils that make it easy to create a fern-frond border around the room or an all-over repeating pattern for an accent wall.

Freshen up a tired chest of drawers with a coat of paint and some lovely free hand or stenciled ferns.
Try adding interest to the inside of a painted cabinet for another pretty fern inspired look.

I especially like the painted fern and insect motifs on a dark background.

And remember you can always pot a real fern in a beautiful container and bring it inside!

 This is a Lemon Button fern. It produces golden-green fronds with rounded edges (that give it the buttonlike appearance). It's an easy-to-grow fern that fits in well with a lot of decorating styles. There are so many pretty ferns. Watch out, Pteridomania is contagious!

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